While we await the inevitable How Do They Do It? episode on Wilson Combat 1911s, the gunmaker’s blog offers a slide show showing how they build the slide, and all the other bits. And then piece them together. Slowly. And carefully. Using high-quality, high-cost parts. The resulting Tactical Supergrade starts at $4500. Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical commissioned this particular piece. The last photo shows the Wilson’s new owner looking as happy as a man can be—if he’s just had a colonoscopy. I guess Larry’s trying to look tough, in a “touch my Wilson Combat Tactical Supergrade and die” kinda way. Mission accomplished, for all concerned.