Ugly Gun Sunday
I hate to repeat a gun that my pal Mauser Medic posted, but this pimp gun from the Gus Cargile Collection is just so outrageous that I had to do it. I have blotted out the engraving here in deferrence to my dear wife.
This pistol is fully photographed at The Unblinking Eye. It was, at one time, a hitman's gun, and it was reportedly used to take several lives. It was carried by a mobster known as Tommy T in Houston and Corpus Christi Texas. I suppose Tommy didn't want cattle brands and lone stars on his bar-b-que iron.
Often when we call something a pimp gun, we simply refer to the flashy gold, chrome and pearl on the firearm. Tommy T had more invested in this gun than that though. It seems he left an indelible mark from his polluted mind on this Colt. The gun is ugly enough, but Tommy's choices of subject matter, which reflect his choices in life are even uglier.
You can view the entire Colt 1911 at this link. Warning: This link contains explicit images that may be offensive to some.