George A Wilson was a competitive shooter and a designer for High Standard who decided to build his own outstanding .45 bullseye pistol in 1961.
Well, those lucky folks over at ForgottenWeapons.com got to handle a George Wilson .45, one of my more recent items of interest on here. Ian did a much better job describing the workings of that particular piece so if you thought that gun was cool then head on over and check out their vid.
This is a custom job done to revolvers by the British gunsmiths at Westlake Engineering. It can be done to different models of revolvers and calibers.
The Barrel of your pistol is removed and turned down to fit inside the Matchmaster shroud and a thread machined on the Muzzle end for the shroud retaining nut. The sights are the same as on the Target Rib Sight, giving the same superb sight picture. Once assembled the pistol is re-proofed.
The matchmaster shroud does make it possible to change Barrels and Cylinders to have the facility of multi calibers on the same frame.
See this thread on AR15.com for more info. As it turns out, the basic concepts for the P90 magazine and feeding mechanism are anything but new (although it is unknown if FN was actually inspired by this design).
I know I usually don’t get into politics here, but this one hits close to home because I’m a woman gun owner. I support both the community’s and the individual’s right to legitimate self defense. As it stands however some people are getting wrongly punished for legitimate self defense (and other are getting wrongly rewarded for illegitimate self defense). I’d like to think that if I shot someone because my life was honestly in danger I wouldn’t end up spending years in jail as a result. However, the current political climate is one that I do not find reassuring.