Talo's Colt Dragon 1911

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

OK … words fail me.

Model1911A1 XSE Dragon Talo Special E
Caliber.45 ACP
GripsDragon “Scaled” Wood Grips with
SafetyExtended Ambidextrous, Beavertail Grip Safety
SightsFixed 3 Dot Sights
Barrel Length5″
Overall Length8.5″
Weight38 oz
FeaturesSlide Etched with Silver Dragon and Gold Accents. Stainless Bushing, Slide Stop, Magazine Release
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • OzarkGuns OzarkGuns on Jul 08, 2010

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


  • Keith Applegate Keith Applegate on Jul 29, 2010

    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.