Two champions in the battle of speed throw it down, and the winner could be…YOU!

Taurus brought together top world championship shooter Jessie Harrison and the world’s fastest patriotic artist Joe Everson to see if each could best the other at their own game. Check out the video to see these two speed masters do battle on the range and on canvas. While you’re here, enter the Battle of Speed contest for your chance to win a Taurus 1911 custom-painted by Joe and authenticated artwork commemorating this epic event. Stay updated on the entire series at  Check it out…

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Never Forget

Never Forget

Dedicated to the firemen that gave their lives, responding to the attacks on September 11, 2001. The Twin Towers are memorialized in the New York City skyline. The components are neon yellow, to mimic the reflective bands on first responder uniforms. “Never Forget” is to acknowledge the selfless courage demonstrated on that fateful day.

We The People

I led with the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, but we all know that this paint scheme is about “Amendment II”. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. It makes you want to chant “USA! USA! USA!”

The Patriot

This is America! Stars and stripes forever. The paint scheme is a symbol of of freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The red on the barrel drips backward as if you are running towards the action. The colors give the gun a “super hero” feel. It makes you want to yell “FREEDOM”!

1911 – 1980

This paint scheme feels like it jumped out of a 1980’ s dance party. It’s retro and wild. It makes me want to put on my parachute pants, perm my beard, and slip on my windbreaker. It’s Hammer Time.

American Graffiti

Classic movie, but don’t get hung up on the title. This gun is about personal expression. I don’t like to be put in a box. If you look at my styles and subject matter, I am all over the place. Sometimes it’s fun to create art for art’s sake. This paint scheme has “life” and “energy”. “There is no must in art because art is free.” – Wassily Kandinsky

Guns And Roses

I wanted a clean canvas where I could showcase the power of line. Though the art appears to be minimalistic, you can say a lot through use of line work. It’s almost as if the gun has been tattooed. I especially love the juxtaposition of a delicate flower on a powerful firearm. “Art is a line around your thoughts.” – Gustav Klimt

Now You See Me

I wanted a paint scheme that would mimic a camouflage pattern. I’ve always wanted to create a camo pattern that when viewed closely, you would see it is actually paint strokes. This gun is special because I feel like it could’ve been carried into combat.


Birds of prey, also known as raptors, include species of bird that primarily hunt and feed on vertebrates that are large relative to the hunter. The term raptor is derived from the Latin word rapio, meaning to seize or take by force. This gun has a wild paint scheme with thick texture, finished off by an original etching of a swooping eagle.

War And Peace

The name has little to do with the famous novel by Leo Tolstoy, and more to do with the paint scheme. The gun looks “battle worn”, but we still see the stars trying to shine through. I like to use black and white. This firearm feels like it has a story to tell. I used a lot of cross-hatching and acetone to give it the rough look, like it’s seen a thing or two.

Zombie Destroyer

Everybody loves zombie stuff these days, so I had to create a “Zombie” paint scheme. Everything about this gun screams “walking corpse”, from the hint of bloody saw blade, to the biohazard symbol. The gun itself looks warn and used, like it has been through an apocalypse.
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