Wildey J. Moore has worked in the American gun industry for seven decades. In the early 2000s, King Abdullah of Jordan asked Moore, whom he had known for over a decade, to design and build a totally new pistol for the Jordanian military that would also be available for the civilian marketplace. Wildey agreed and undertook a 50/50 partnership with His Majesty (HM), the King.
With the JAWS pistol completed, manufacturing up and running, and an endorsement for the new weapon’s impeccable function from legendary AK-47 designer, Mikhail Kalashnikov, the undertaking seemed poised to be a fantastic success. But after suffering a stroke, Wildey’s recovery proved to be only half the fight.
As the King switched his focus to the second Iraq war now raging on his border, a new force then gaining power within the Jordanian government saw an opportunity and moved to renege on the deal between the King and Wildey.
A former CIA officer and several X-Blackwater personnel now worked in Wildey’s company, inserted under the guise of the Jordanian partnership. Soon all of Wildey’s normal means of communication with his friend, the King, were severed and the two secretaries who formerly got his messages through to HM were fired, one fleeing to Canada for fear of her life.
The new men in charge in the Royal House were determined to separate Wildey from every aspect of the enterprise, especially the many arms licenses and signed State Department agreements, which they would then possess for themselves and use for their own purposes.
At least that was their plan.
Even in his diminished physical state, Wildey wasn’t going down without a fight, but it would take more than perseverance to win. Deprived of all income from both the Survivor and the JAWS pistols, Wildey was in the fight of his life. He needed to rely on prayer, his wife Linda, and the pro bono work of a good Christian lawyer to win back his stake in the company he built. For their part, the operatives for the Jordanian junta were hoping that Wildey would either die or go bankrupt.
They had another thing coming.
Wildey’s Here is a story of survival, but it’s also the story of how a man came to trust in the Lord during the most trying time of his life. Wildey’s Here further recalls Wildey’s seven decades in the American and international gun business, showing how a man without a college education learned on his own in the tradition of Benjamin Franklin to become a great innovator, designing not only the first successful gas operated pistol and holding several patents in this respect, but also designing the elegant, simple, and reliable JAWS Pistol.
Wildey’s Here recounts Wildey’s colorful years working in the gun business as a gunsmith, re-loader, wildcatter, salesman, trap shooter, inventor, entrepreneur, gun dealer, firearm advisor for Hollywood, and finally survivor and faithful Christian. The book also charts the changes Wildey saw regarding how Americans bought and sold guns, and how guns were designed, built, and marketed, at a time when America began to decline.