Talo’s Colt Dragon 1911

OK … words fail me.

Model 1911A1 XSE Dragon Talo Special E
Caliber .45 ACP
Finish Blue
Grips Dragon “Scaled” Wood Grips with
Capacity 8+1
Safety Extended Ambidextrous, Beavertail Grip Safety
Sights Fixed 3 Dot Sights
Barrel Length 5″
Overall Length 8.5″
Weight 38 oz
Features Slide Etched with Silver Dragon and Gold Accents. Stainless Bushing, Slide Stop, Magazine Release
MSRP $1660

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • James.Denholm

    What… The… Heck.

    Why are guns now becoming custom-made gangsta toys?

  • Raymond

    Colt once made an elaborately engraved Detective’s Special in 1975. It was supposedly ordered by a Dr. Abraham Van Helsing. It was covered in extremely elaborate scroll work including bats in the cylinder wells, a cross on the front of the muzzle with the barrel at its center, two small silver bats on the bottom of it’s ebony grips, and the rampant colt was even dancing on a coffin. Also, the included cleaning rod had a wooden stake screw on attatchment. A few selected pictures can be seen here http://crypticsubterranean.blogspot.com/2008/11/vampire-hunters-gun.html

    People do all sorts of strange things to guns

  • Fred Johnson

    That’s pretty awesome. I like the look of some guns done that way, but I would never own or shoot one. I’m too chicken, I guess. heh heh.

  • Fred Johnson

    That Van Helsing gun is beautiful. Thanks for the post, Raymond!

  • CinSC

    It’s actually quite well worked out, with the placement of the wings – and it breathes fire!

    I’ll put it at the bottom of my wish list.

  • Mike

    This one doesn’t do it for me but I really want one of Talo’s Mexican themed Colts, like the Benito Juarez one.

  • p1choco

    Uhhh….the grips look nice.

  • SpudGun

    Freebird!!! Dude, can I get a matching stencil for the side of my black ’83 GMC van, my A-Team stripe is falling off.

    Dragon + Skeleton + Pistol > Stonewash Jeans + Mullet + Rush T-Shirt.


  • Bandito762

    what a waste of a good 1911

  • Concerned_Soldier

    I agree Bandito! I just can’t see the art.

  • As for the Van Helsing Special, remember: Use Wooden Bullets.

    Do NOT use silver bullets!!!</b

    “Got you Count Dracula; six silver bullets to the heart!”
    “No, no, Rosenburg; that is a werewolf

    (~”love At First Bite”)

  • Actually the grips are cut like scaled wings and do look fantastic. Actually the grips are my favorite part of this gun!


  • Keith Applegate

    Why The Fuss?
    or rather
    Why The Fuss Now?

    On several occasions Talo has previously commissioned Colts to produce several dragon themed guns for them.
    This one ain’t so different.

    And honestly, they’re not nearly as garish as some of those Franklin Mint tastlessly engraved, gold plated foo-foo commemorative monstrosities I’m constantly seeing full page ads for in various magazines. But then somebody is buying all of them because they wouldn’t keep making them otherwise.

    Personally what I’m really hoping to see from FrankMint is the Schumer/Feinstein/Blomberg circle jerk Commemorative 1911 with a 100%Gold plated slide on a NYFD-Fire-Engine-Red Duracoat Frame with Rhino Horn grips.

    Or the chrome plated Hillary/Barak Health Care Reform Tommy Gun with purple teflon coated 100rd C Drum, complete with African Bublinga stock and forearm.