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Wilson Combat Adds Ken Hackathorn As Consultant

Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:09
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Bill Wilson (L) and Ken Hackathorn (R)Bill Wilson (L) and Ken Hackathorn (R)

Wilson CombatU.S.A.-( Wilson Combat is pleased to announce that Ken Hackathorn has accepted a consulting position with the company, and will be involved in product and corporate development.

“Ken and I have been friends for almost four decades and I have long trusted his knowledge of firearms, the industry, and related subjects. In our industry, Ken is acknowledged by all as a true expert in the field and I look forward to his valuable input”. -Bill Wilson, CEO of Wilson Combat.

Ken Hackathorn is a living legend in the field of tactical pistolcraft. He has been an active competitor, shooter, and trainer since the early 1970’s when he was one of the earliest instructors at Jeff Cooper’s American Pistol Institute. He has since become a leader in the field of defensive firearms training for individuals, law enforcement, and military units across the globe.

Ken has served as a US Army Special Forces Small Arms Instructor, Gunsite Head Instructor and NRA Police Firearms Instructor. He is currently an FBI Certified Firearms Instructor, Certified Deputy Sheriff, a Special Response Team member, and Special Response Team trainer. Ken has trained the highest levels of US Military Special Operations forces and Marine special units and has been a contract small arms trainer to FBI, SWAT, and Hostage Rescue Team. He has been a firearm and tactical training advisor to special agencies all over the world.

Ken has written firearms-related material for Guns & Ammo, Combat Handguns, Soldier Of Fortune, American Handgunner and contributed to multiple other firearms journals. He has also written for numerous firearms-related television programs and multiple training videos. As a founding member of both IPSC and the IDPA, Ken has been actively involved in fostering the development of practical handgun shooting sports and training worldwide for almost 40 years.

Ken HackathornKen Hackathorn Ken Hackathorn, a Madden-level Head Coach for the Gun Culture.

About Wilson Combat

Since 1977 Wilson Combat has been the leading innovator in high-performance, custom 1911 handguns, tactical long guns, and accessories. A Wilson Combat® product’s unmatched level of exceptional reliability and peerless craftsmanship is only equaled by our legendary customer service. Learn more about us at

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