Updated: Nov 14
Based on the dates of the Combat Magnum's project and Bill Jordan's recollection of his conversation with S&W's execs, the project for a K frame with a specially hardened frame was well underway by the time Bill spoke out. S&W wisely credited him anyway, much in the way that Sam Myres credited Tom Threepersons for more models than he used.
Bill was the inspiration for, and consultant to, this late 1950s TV show about his force. I does interest me that the USBP website does not ever mention Bill to this day.
Read all about the evolution of today's gunleather during the 20th century in the second edition of my book, published 2022 and available at www.holstory.com .