See Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie’s Custom Guns Created By Jesse James
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are box office gold, and they’re armed with a pair of Cisco 1911 firearms that were created by infamous customizer and reality TV show star Jesse James.
As James recounts on his Jesse James Firearms Unlimited website, it started when he got fed up with Hollywood:
“So almost 5 years ago I decided I was done with California and especially Hollywood, and everything it was about. I came to Texas and reconnected to my passion for building things with my heart and hands. I took my skills and knowledge of metal and started applying it to firearms. It is very special to me that some familiar faces from that past life recognized what I was doing and wanted to be part of it.
“I built this custom pair of Cisco 1911’s for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Both are Government size. Her’s is chambered in 9mm and his in .45acp . Both are hand fit from all oversize parts, making them incredibly accurate, well shooting pistols.””
The slide of Jolie’s pistol is engraved: “MAMA KNOWS BEST.”
The slide of Pitt’s pistol is engraved: “BIG PAPA.”
James had a woodworker friend create a sophisticated presentation box for the set.
“Thank you so much Brad and Angie for trusting me with a project like this,” he noted in his post. “I hope they bring you many years of enjoyment.”
In 2014, Pitt, who was born in Oklahoma and raised in Missouri, shared that he grew up with guns:
“There’s a rite of passage where I grew up of inheriting your ancestors’ weapons,” said Pitt. “My brother got my dad’s. I got my grandfather’s shotgun when I was in kindergarten.”
“The positive is that my father instilled in me a profound and deep respect for the weapon,” he said.
In 2012, in the wake of the Aurora shooting, he voiced his resistance to stricter gun laws.
“America is a country founded on guns. It’s in our DNA. It’s very strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don’t feel safe, I don’t feel the house is completely safe, if I don’t have one hidden somewhere. That’s my thinking, right or wrong.”
That same year, rumors abounded that he’d “spent close to $400,000 to build a shooting range/armory for his bride-to-be, at the couple’s Miraval estate in southern France.”
An unnamed source asserted Jolie “is an adrenaline addict who loves shooting.”
Pitt quelled the rumors not long after — but added of Jolie, “She’s a really good shot.”
In 2008, Jolie revealed that a love of firearms is one of the things she and Pitt share.
“I’ve gone to the range with sniper rifles and things like that. Brad and I both like it a lot. That is something we have in common.”
Pitt and Jolie fell in love while playing a heavily armed married couple who are assassins in 2005′s “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.”
In 2013, James launched Jesse James Firearms Unlimited. He is the CEO of West Coast Choppers. His reality show credits include “Monster Garage” and “Jesse James Is a Dead Man.”
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