pdoggeth, who is a fan of TFB and HBO’s A Game of Thrones (GoT), created this tribute-themed Sig P220 Equinox. He writes …

I am a gun enthusiast and love tinkering with guns, but also I am a huge Game of Thrones fan (or more accurately, A Song of Ice And Fire — the book series). For those who are unfamiliar with Game of Thrones, it’s like The Sopranos meets Lord of The Rings, and it’s quite excellent as a TV fantasy show.

In celebration of the premiere of season 5 of Game of Thrones on HBO this Sunday, here’s a gun that I decorated last year for fun. It’s a Sig P220 Equinox that is partially cerakoted and custom gun gripped with the colors of House Targaryen. In essence, it’s “Aegun Targaryen” (a little GoT humor). The silver on the slide can also represent the Targaryen silver hair. As for the P220 itself, it’s my favourite 45 cal platform after 1911s.

Very nifty. I have to admit I have not watched the TV series (well, not beyond the first few episodes) but I enjoyed the books. If you are a GoT fan, and have not read George R. R. Martin’s Tales of Dunk and Egg series, I highly recommend them. They are set in the GoT uniserve but I acually enjoyed them more than GoT itself.



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  • Vitsaus

    At first I thought this was factory. Looks like something SIG Sauer would do.

    • /k/ommando

      Yep. SIG Custom: The tackiest name in firearms.

  • Tom

    Christ, some things just don’t mix…

  • Brett

    Well, that’s not lore friendly.

  • Graham2

    Each to their own and all that but that is bloody horrible! It looks like something my son would have done with one of his toy guns when he was seven.

  • Thats one ugly pistol

    YUCK!

  • SlippedThroughTheCracks

    ghey

  • Alex Nicolin

    How come fantasy worlds linger in the High Middle Ages for hundreds of years, manage to equip legions of knights in plate armor, but fail to even produce a single matchlock musket? 🙂

    • noob

      Mark Twain did that with “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” where our hero Hank manufactures some gunpowder and introduces it to the knights of the round table.

    • Grindstone50k

      There’s a poetic romance angle attached to edged weapons. A sword takes skill and strength to use and make, and even more money to buy, whereas even muskets became the tool of the plebs. You’ll notice, historically speaking, how much societies changed to focus on the benefit of the people rather than the nobility once weapons became cheaper and easier to use.

      • Maybe it is just me being a Texan and having this cultural affinity for firearms, but I see no romance in edged weapons. Rather, I see romance in the weathered old gunfighter loading his cap and ball revolver each morning and never knowing what the day may have in store.
        I also see a romantic element in being a commissioned officer in the era of line infantry tactics, where you observed the battle from the hilltop if you were even literate. It is hard for me to respect or fear a blade, when they have been obsolete for generations in the West (similar to how I have a strong dislike for horses: slower than an automobile and you have to shovel the exhaust).

        • Grindstone50k

          Of course it’s subjective. But consider also firearms are very new and legends of sword-wielding heroes have been around for ages. Modern fantasy is based off the framework established by Tolkien, whose own fantasy works are based off the Norse and Germanic sagas and myths. All of which the swords played central parts, sometimes even being entities or possessing special characteristics. Hrunting from Beowulf, for example.
          Even modern mass entertainment still recognizes what a useful device a sword is. You can’t get the witty banter and the long-drawn out fights between the main characters of Pirates of the Caribbean if they all just shot each other with their pistols. The reforging of the sword Narsil for Aragorn was symbolic of the re-establishment of the Numenorian kings. Ice from ASOIF, etc etc.

          You say you do not fear or respect a blade, probably because you’ve never met anyone skilled with one. Sword-fighting is incredibly physical, mental, and complex. It’s much more than just swinging a metal edge around. When handled properly, sword fighting is a really beautiful art form. It may be obsolete, but so are many other martial arts that are still practiced and glorified today.

          • Firearms have been around for 800 years, and became practical for individuals to use about 500 years ago. They aren’t new.
            As for the bit about fantasy: can’t stand the genre. My rule when it comes to reading or watching something on a screen is that if it contains any form of magic, I just can’t enjoy it. I cannot disconnect myself that much from reality and my ability to suspend disbelief is very limited. Also while I have read Beowulf too many times for too many courses, every other reference fell of deaf ears there, haha.

            And no, I do not revere or respect the blade for anything beyond its utility as a simple tool. In the unlikely event that I do meet anyone skilled in the use of one and said individual is brandishing it in a threatening way, I will have already utilized my carry piece while laughing at the person’s fedora.

          • Grindstone50k

            In the course of human history, 800 years is a heart beat.
            But I can see why you don’t understand the blade’s significance in art. It’s a shame though, sword-fighting is a beautiful and eloquent martial art.

          • Humans have been around for 200,000 years or so, and swords were invented in the 12 century BCE. So, you know, they have also been around for just a tick of the clock as far as human history is concerned. But no, I honestly do not understand the use of any melee weapon being aesthetically pleasing to the point of deserving the adjectives eloquent nor beautiful. That said, I am a very strange man so my opinions often go against the grain.

          • Marcus D.

            If you appreciate the engineering involved in making a fine firearm, or the artistry of a handmade rifle or shotgun, perhaps you would appreciate the artistry, engineering, and metallurgical science that goes into making a real sword. They are not simply slabs of iron or steel with a sharp edge or two, but are designed with blade taper for balance, different blade profiles for different purposes, different edge profiles, different hilts, metallurgical properties for flexibility, hardening for sturdiness, and so forth. And they are all made by hand.

          • I am aware of what goes into making a modern and high-quality sword, but it still fails to capture my interest.

          • Andrew

            I suspect real sword fighting is anything but beautiful and eloquent.

          • iksnilol

            Kinda a digression, but in the Pirates of the Carribean films, they all have a part that depends on Jack making one really hard shot.

            It is further explained in the back story that he is a really good shot due to practising extremely much.

            But yes, you can’t really have the dialogue that is in sword fights in a gunfight mainly due to the distance and noise.

        • Don Ward

          You’re a Texan and see no romance in edged weapons? And yet the wielder and inventor of the most famous American edged weapon met his legendary edge at a little place called the Alamo. For shame. For shame.

          Remember Jim Bowie and the Bowie knife!

          • Dude, homeboy was bedridden and unable to fight. IMO, Travis’ “line in the sand” with his blade is the neatest edged weapon story to come out of that little Spanish mission!

        • Paul White

          I’ve been stabbed. I definitely respect edged weapons. They frigging hurt.

        • john huscio

          large knives were a relevant as a primary defensive tool in this country up till the civil war and after when reliable repeating arms finally started to come on the scene…..i have a huge soft spot for the profusion of Sheffield-made “bowie” knives that flooded the north american continent between 1838-1910, excellently crafted weapons that would still give a good account of themselves today if well taken care of…..

    • Buddy_Bizarre

      In many of these fantasy worlds, they substitute magic for technological advances or perhaps magic limits the need.

    • Anomanom

      It’s hard to have exposition in a gunfight. And sword fights in film and TV are quite often as much a vehicle for story as they are a fight scene.

      But really, matchlock muskets would not be all that great to watch as a fight scene. Two shots and either one guy is dead, or you’re stuck for a minute while they frantically try to reload. Works better in large battle scenes.

      • MR

        They could have their exposition during the reloading action. Boom. Problem solved. Expect to see matchlock firefights populate GOT now.

  • john huscio

    This makes me sad

    • G0rdon_Fr33man

      Aww… Someone likes something different than you, you poor little man.

      • john huscio

        people can be as garish with their personal possessions as they wish, doesn’t mean people aren’t going to comment on it……..

  • noob

    when you pull the trigger do you have to say “dracarys”?

  • C.

    Well it’s certainly creative…

  • Grindstone50k

    I like seeing how people are taking non-traditional routes with their firearms personalization. I hope to see the trend continue.

    • iksnilol

      Agree there, the same evil black rifles get boring.

  • Martha Stewart

    The shark has been jumped. I repeat, the shark has been jumped. You can all put away your model paints, decals, stickers, and craft store doo-dads.

  • Matt L.

    Dang, lotsa hate in here.

    Me personally? Maybe not my cup of tea, but this guy is doing something interesting and unique… no need for guns to be boring.

    Not to Monday-morning quarterback on this or anything, but I think it would have been really cool to see the gun with the red parts darkened up, and then the whole thing given a heavy “weathering” treatment. It’d make the gun look like a treasured arm passed down through the generations.

    Still very cool.

  • Steve

    Jokes on him, Aegon is totally being cut from the show.

  • Don Ward

    It would have been better if the pistol was done in the colors of Stannis Baratheon. For the Night is Dark and Full of Terrorists.

  • wetcorps

    A (barrel) crown for a king!

  • Paul White

    The logo looks neat but all the other red bits look like legos. Eh.