Make: Wilson Combat
Model: Hackathorn Special
Serial Number: WC23036
Year of Manufacture: 2019 (Quality Control Checklist)
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action Type: Single-Action Semi-Automatic Pistol
Markings: The left of the slide is marked “WILSON COMBAT”, the right is marked “Hackathorn / SPECIAL” and also has the company logo behind the serrations. The right of the frame is marked “WILSON COMBAT BERRYVILLE, AR U.S.A.” and with the serial number. The top of the chamber is marked “WILSON 9mm”. The right of the rear sight is marked “WILSON COMBAT”. The barrel bushing is marked “WILSON”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a green fiber optic insert and is dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a “U” notch sight with a serrated rear face and is dovetailed and screw set to the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black G-10 panels with Wilson’s medallions and a burst like pattern of grooves. The frontstrap and mainspring housing are finely checkered to enhance the grip. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Black
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore but there is some stubborn fouling in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The barrel and hammer show light operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The markings are clear. The screw heads are sharp. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly with no play between slide and frame. The trigger pull is light and crisp with a very nice reset. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a gray nylon zippered Wilson Combat case, four 10-round magazines in Fine Plus condition, extra green fiber optic material, recoil spring, and paperwork including the manual.
Our Assessment: From their website: “Ken Hackathorn has been one of the most influential experts in the field of practical pistol shooting since the mid 1970’s. His practical knowledge of firearms and training is unsurpassed and so is his well-known love for the timeless 1911 pistol. When asked to develop his dream Wilson Combat custom 1911 pistol Ken drew upon decades of practical experience and his vast collection of custom handguns to develop the “Hackathorn Special”. This model is geared towards the needs of the serious defensive shooter and has “Everything you need and nothing you don’t”. The “Hackathorn Special” is destined to be a Wilson Combat classic handgun selection. From the 5”, full size construction to Ken’s preferred sights and options, The Hackathorn Special is a unique combination of our time tested best features like full size slide and frame, one piece Bullet Proof magwell, concealment hammer/grip safety and the versatile medium length trigger which is suited for shooters of all hand sizes. Each pistol will have Ken’s signature and logo on the slide.” Wilson Combat has long been known as one of the best manufacturers of custom and semi-custom 1911s in the world. This pistol is an excellent example of why they have earned this reputation. Wilson has combined the most desired upgrades including angled front and rear slide serrations, front and back strap checkering, flat mainspring housing, extended beavertail grip safety, beveled magazine well, skeletonized hammer, and adjustable trigger paired with their legendary craftsmanship quality. Quality that will make this an excellent target pistol as well as a defensive pistol to which you can trust your life. In Excellent condition, this is a great “used” pistol for any safe or holster in America. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This revolver CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California and CANNOT be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.