LegallyArmedAmerica posted up these pics of their recycled RIA 10mm 1911s. They were non functioning and turned them into side mirror brackets for their Jeep. Many people commented that it is a waste. However I have to agree with LegallyArmedAmerica. What would you do with non-working 10mm 1911s? I suppose it depends on what is wrong with them to begin with. If it was a frame that is out of spec there might not be much you can can do to get it working safely. Anyway it is a different use to display one’s penchant for the Second Amendment.





  • Richard

    I wonder what was wrong with the guns?

  • stephen

    Looks cool

  • Walt Crome

    Triggers, sights, grip safeties, mag catch, etc. Those are what I call spare parts not decorations

  • Don Ward

    As always, money and good taste don’t always go together.

    • supergun

      Opinions are like a88holes. Everyone has one.

  • What a great way to tell ne’erdowells that you have valuable guns in the car.

    • Jai S.

      It’s a soft top Wrangler. You’re not supposed to leave valuables in the car.

      • Jim_Macklin

        Get a steel truck box bolted in behind the seats. Room for your AR or 3 and handguns and ammo. Even with a hard top or regular car or truck, a brick will open any window.

        • carlcasino

          And with the assistance of the automotive industry, many trunks can be opened from inside the vehicle.

          • Lt_Scrounge

            That was mandated by our illustrious leaders in DC.

    • JeepsGunsTanks

      I wonder if this is going to trend on social media and make gun owners look stupid again.

      • Michel_T

        Can’t be much worse than a Hillary or Sander’s bumper sticker

    • m-cameron

      ive heard this same argument over NRA stickers on your car…..funny, ive never had my car broken into…..and have never heard of anyone else having their car broken into……so quit telling internet tales and fear mongering.

    • steve

      I was walking into a restaurant here in CT one day, and saw this motorcycle with sidecar decked out to look like an old WWII motorcycle (or maybe it really was?) and it had an old military style leather holster, with a 1911 in it. At first I thought it was probably fake, but it looked nothing like an old WWII 1911, but was instead a shiny black one(it actually looked like a Wilson combat or something) that had a magazine with a rubber floor plate. I was like, “what the hell?” Is he trying to get his gun stolen? I sure as hell hope it wasn’t loaded. I almost considered calling the police, or going into the restaurant and asking for the owner of the bike to see if he knows he left his gun on the bike, or if it was real/loaded, or what.

  • Do you want your Mirrors stolen? Because this is how you get your mirrors stolen.

    • supergun

      Might get shot trying that.

      • Jim_Macklin

        You can’t shoot people for car theft or vandalism. Only car jacking [theft of an occupied vehicle] or personal attack, self-defense.

        • billyoblivion

          You certain can, it’s illegal, but so is and and .

        • supergun

          I would not take a chance. The police can shoot you.

        • George Griffin

          You obviously don’t live in Texas where your vehicle is considered an extension of your house and therefore can be defended as if someone were stealing from or vandalising your house. Just don’t want any would be thieves reading your comment and think they won’t get shot if they try to steal something from a vehicle in Texas.

          • Jim_Macklin

            Live in Kansas but I like to follow laws that work anywhere.

            Sec. 9.42. DEADLY FORCE TO PROTECT PROPERTY. A person is justified in using deadly force against another to protect land or tangible, movable property:

            (1) if he would be justified in using force against the other under Section 9.41; and

            (2) when and to the degree he reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary:

            (A) to prevent the other’s imminent commission of arson, burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, theft during the nighttime, or criminal mischief during the nighttime; or

            (B) to prevent the other who is fleeing immediately after committing burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, or theft during the nighttime from escaping with the property; and

            (3) he reasonably believes that:

            (A) the land or property cannot be protected or recovered by any other means; or

            (B) the use of force other than deadly force to protect or recover the land or property would expose the actor or another to a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury.

            Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.

          • George Griffin


          • The Raven

            He must not have read the law correctly…I see “Theft” on that list.

          • George Griffin


          • carlcasino

            If you have never been fortunate enough to have your vehicle “borrowed” and then returned, you have never had the joy of knowing a vehicle can be totally destroyed and still stay between the white lines. The Insurance adjusters can SEE no visible damage. Don’t get me started on this subject.

        • The Raven

          Come on down to Texas….

    • Spencerhut

      One time use only.

  • Reichenbach

    What’s amazing is that this man was able to make these, despite having a room temperature IQ.

  • Jacob

    Haters gonna hate

  • Austin

    Just curious were they legally deactivated guns?

    • Nathan Alred

      Doesn’t look like it. No three diagonal flame cuts, etc

      • Austin

        So these could land you in legal trouble real quick in the wrong jurisdiction.

        • Jim_Macklin

          Two tack welds with a MIG torch to lock the slide closed. Most likely the frame developed cracks, a common 10mm failure.
          But a solid cast aluminum holster form dummy makes more sense. Somebody in the hood will just want the grips so they an look like Stallone as Cobra.

          • The Raven

            Remember when laser sights were THAT big?

  • Edeco

    Punisher skull, because of course.

    • MrEllis

      One day Marvel/Disney is gonna start suing people and never stop…

  • Jim_Macklin

    An advertisement to have your Jeep robbed. Even if the gun isn’t functional it will serve quite well for armed robbery. Even if the thief doesn’t get the guns off the body they will do several thousand dollars in damage to the Jeep.
    As other have said it will also tell the car burglar that there probably are more guns in the vehicle.
    In some locales even an NRA or GOA or State Association bumper / window sticker almost guarantees vandalism.

    • billyoblivion

      So if these were “real” guns at one point in time, if you steal the jeep does it count as stealing a gun?

    • m-cameron

      ive had an NRA sticker on my car for the past 10 years……still waiting for my “guaranteed vandalism” to show up……

      also……if im a theif, i can either spend 20 minutes trying to pry some window hangers off a jeep…..or i can go buy a pellet gun……….hrmm, yeah, thats a tough decision.

    • Ringolevio

      It all goes to the old adage, “Don’t put your business in the street”. Kinda like “Always carry, never tell.”

    • Michel_T

      I wouldn’t want to live in those part of the world…

  • jerry young

    this is a cool novel idea if you have a show car but not for me I don’t like to advertise I don’t put stickers or signs on my car and I sure wouldn’t hang a gun replica or not off the side of it plus why are these non working? are they dummy guns? are they broken beyond repair? I never was a big fan of the 10mm but if I want a wall hanger it will be on the wall of my gun room not on my car!

  • David W.

    When did Tapout start making car parts?

  • OJS

    They let you drive into the airport with those things?

    • m-cameron

      im pretty sure you cannot drive into any airport…….regardless of how your car is decorated

      • OJS

        On the part cars are normally driven, i.e. the loading zones, parking garages, etc. Don’t be stupid.


    The Jeep is a prop vehicle for a show they are doing… I don’t think they’re going to leave it outside of crappy bars, or parked in “that” neighborhood.

    • Ringolevio

      Having a Jeep that doesn’t get muddy and do “Jeep stuff” seems as wasteful as using 1911s for decoration…But Hey, that’s just my opinion.


        Why would you assume it wouldn’t be getting dirty and used as a Jeep?

      • CountryBoy

        Visit the SEMA show sometime.

  • Old Gringo

    Some people just dont appreciate art? When I return to my vehicle (a black rag top wrangler like this one) and I have left a gun in it, I know for sure my life is in danger from anyone who has broken in or is about to do so….seems like I would want to prepare my CCW for interacting with the would be gun and car thief? These wranglers have a locking glove box AND console…..easy to open with a big screwdriver, but the thiefs intent in breaking into both a car and inside container is shown…

  • Wyatt Earp

    The secret service would love this. I wonder if you could even possess these in DC?