Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mr. & Mrs. Smith Carried Fine Custom 1911s

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Hollywood is the mother of all invention when it comes to producing today's big ticket action movies.

Two literally shining examples are the custom 1911 pistols created for the box office hit, Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005,) starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Angie has the original TJ Stealth-1, built over 15 years ago by TJs Custom Gun Works and one of the smallest functioning 1911 made. The middle of the gun was removed, then welded, then finger rings added. Also note the aluminum grip panels held by four machine screws.

Brad also has a vintage custom 1911, it incorporated S&W sights and a mini-comp, unfortunately the negative was reversed in the photo.

If you are interested in learning more about the 1911 pistol, when it was designed, how it works, who makes it, what accessories are available, how it can be improved or customized etc., visit The M1911 Pistols Organization, an Internet reference, with all you ever wanted to know about the 1911.

Wondering what the covertress carries? A 1911, of course. A Covert II by Kimber.