Wilson Combat launched a video series on their YouTube channel where Bill Wilson and Ken Hackathorn talk about guns and practical shooting. The series is called Gun Guys. What makes it especially valuable is that they share their experience and tell stories from the days when practical shooting was just becoming a thing and the part of the firearms industry supporting it was experimenting with different ideas and concepts.
In the first episode of Gun Guys video series, Ken Hackathorn tells about his first meeting with Jeff Cooper and his first steps in practical shooting. He also talks about the history of the establishment of IPSC and Gunsite Academy. Ken shares some curious stories from that days. Did you know how the power factor was measured back then or how the stages were built? OK, enough talking, let’s watch the first episode.
It is really interesting to hear the stories telling about how the development of the practical shooting started to boost the industry around it. How gunsmiths like Bill Wilson started to develop products to make the competition firearms more efficient and accurate. These were the first steps of what would eventually grow into a large industry segment of practical shooting and companies making products for it.
Great series! I always enjoy learning from people like Bill and Ken and I bet you, too.