About Jack Weigand

Jack Weigand Shooting North American Championships in Canada, 1992

Doug Koenig, Jack Weigand, Rob Leatham,  Bianchi 1992

Weigand Combat Handguns was established in 1982 by Jack Weigand and, after experiencing immediate growth, Jack incorporated the business in 1985. Jack has spent all of his adult life shooting, studying and working on firearms.
In 1985, when the idea of installing scopes on competition handguns was still in its infancy, Jack began to apply his knowledge of extrusion applications he learned as a custom parts fabricator to designing stronger, more versatile handgun mounting systems. This skill and expertise is reflected today in his outstanding and innovative, lightweight scope mount designs.
Over the years, Jack has constantly strived to increase his ability, knowledge and professionalism. This dedication to professionalism is demonstrated in the following list of accomplishments:

  • 1999 Pistolsmith of the Year (American Pistolsmiths Guild)

  • Featured Five Times on Top Magazine Covers

  • Holder of Numerous US Patents pertaining to Scope Mount innovation

  • President of the American Pistolsmiths Guild 2000, 2001, 2002

  • Presidents Award Winner 2000 and 2003 American Pistolsmiths Guild

  • Former Member, American Pistolsmiths Guild

  • Former Double Action Revolver Inspector for prospective Guild applicants

  • Former 1911 Inspector for prospective Guild applicants

  • Nominated Pistolsmith of the Year, 1998

  • Panel Member of "Ask the Experts" Shooting Times Magazine

  • Former Custom Shop Director, Springfield Armory

  • Design Consultant, Taurus Custom Shop

  • American Handgunner Magazine "Club 100" member

  • NRA Patron Member

  • NRA 1911 Pistolsmithing Instructor (9 Years at Montgomery Community College summer seminars)

  • NRA Certified Firearms Instructor

  • Certified Colt M16/AR15 Armorer for Law Enforcement and Military

  • GLOCK Certified Armorer

  • Jack Weigand Firsts (Most in the Mid to Late 1980s')

    Fitting a 1911 Barrel in a Milling Machine With a Fixture
    Checkering a 1911 Frame With a Fixture in a Milling Machine
    Measuring Extractor Tension With a Gage
    Setting Extractor Tension With a Tool
    Doing a Trigger Job Using a Scale To Set Main Spring Pressure for Consistency


Long a believer in competition as a testing ground for his theory, Jack boasts an impressive list of shooting accomplishments that includes:

  • Professional Member of Team Springfield Armory

  • Professional Member of Taurus Custom Shooting Team

  • Member, Caspian Arms Shooting Team

  • Member, Practical Shooting International Shooting Team

  • Writer of "Behind The Barricade" column for Practical Shooting International

  • IPSC Master Class Shooter

  • NRA Action Pistol Grand Master

  • IDPA Master Class

  • Former Holder of Four NRA Action Pistol National Records

  • Over 250 wins in Practical Pistol Matches

The application of custom features found on all Weigand Combat Handguns has been forged in the furnace of intense, high level competition, proven by countless law enforcement officers in the streets of our cities and acclaimed for pinpoint accuracy by trophy hunters that depend on Jack's unwavering pledge of excellence to bring home their prize. Semi-Auto Pistols and Revolvers, hand crafted by Jack, have been featured on the covers of American Handgunner, Guns, Custom Combat Handguns, plus twenty feature articles by recognized, noted gun writers have brought Jack's impressive talent to the forefront of the American Shooting Community.

Weigand Combat Handguns Inc. is no longer offering Pistolsmithing services. We thank all of our loyal customers from over the past 30 years. We are now into phase two of WCH Inc. and are one of the leaders in Scope Mount design and manufacturing. Watch for new product announcements on our web site.