Jesse James brought something special to his booth for SHOT Show 2018, a custom 1911 in honor of Donald Trump.
“I build cool guns. So, it’s like, I’m going to build a presidential gun,” he said in an interview. “Donald Trump’s kind of old school, like 1970s, you know, New York City rich guy. So, a little bit of gold, a little bit of decorative filigree work.”
There’s definitely a Trump-level of gold and prestige on this pistol. Just take a closer look here,
The Grandmaster X 1911 in .45 ACP is one of Jesse’s largest models. To make a true .45 in honor of 45, he added a 2″ comp to the existing 7″ long barrel then detailed the slide with the words “Donald Trump” and “The 45th President, United States of America.”
“It’s kind of like, a modern Dirty Harry gun,” James explained. “He’s kind of bigger than life, I think. So he needs a bigger than life pistol.”
James says he hasn’t spoken with his old friend about the pistol yet, but plans to visit the White House soon to present it to him.
Hear Jesse speak more about his presidential 45 in the video below.