You Make the Call

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He had me until the part with the deer…the one that just happened to be standing there. Real or no?

Engraved 1911s: Because Perfect Isn’t Good Enough

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(courtesy engravingtransfers.com)

engravingtransfers.com says “This fabulously engraved firearm has won the ‘Howard Dove Award’, and the Judge’s Award for ‘Best Weapon – 1946 to Present’, and was revealed to the pubic for the first time in Denver, Colorado, at the Colt Collectors Show on October 5, 2012.” That pesky “l” will get you every time. Here’s some more engraved 1911 gun porn . . .

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My New/Old Gun: Smith & Wesson 629 in .44 Magnum

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Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum revolver (courtesy Because Guns)

I sent a beat-up Smith & Wesson 629 in 44 mag to Gemini Customs to clean-up and fit new grips (the standard-issue handles beat-up your hands like Mike Tyson). The new grips are carved from Golden Tiger-Eye Desert Ironwood. They’re hard to photograph, but they light up in sunlight or incandescent light. Jealous? Good. Also had the trigger smoothed. Reverse image after the jump . . .

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