Battle of Speed Joe Vs. Jessie
Battle of Speed Joe Vs. Jessie
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Who do you think will win the Battle of Speed?

JESSIE HARRISON VS. JOE EVERSON
WHO BEATS WHO IN THE BATTLE OF SPEED

Jessie Harrison

Jessie Harrison is recognized as one of the most accomplished competition shooters in the world, being the first female shooter to obtain Grand Master status in the United States Practical Shooting Association. Competing – and excelling – in five different shooting disciplines, Jessie has won both world and national championship titles, included among them are the prestigious Bianchi Cup, the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships and numerous USPSA National Championships.

Joe Everson

Joe Everson is a bit of a renaissance man — artist, vocalist, musician, and photographer. Joe was enjoying a modest career as a semi-professional artist when a video of him singing the National Anthem while painting a live-action artwork went viral and skyrocketed him to fame. The viral videos have over 225 million total views across a variety of social media platforms.
Now he travels around the nation performing for professional sporting events, Fortune 500 companies, and celebrities.

ENTER NOW FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN AN OFFICIAL TAURUS 1911™ HAND-PAINTED EXCLUSIVELY BY JOE EVERSON AND INSPIRED BY THE BATTLE OF SPEED COMPETITION.

Never Forget

Artist Statement
Dedicated to the firemen that gave their lives, responding to the attacks on September 11, 2001. The Twin Towers are memorialized in the New York City skyline. The components are neon yellow, to mimic the reflective bands on first responder uniforms. “Never Forget” is to acknowledge the selfless courage demonstrated on that fateful day.

We The People

Artist Statement
I led with the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, but we all know that this paint scheme is about “Amendment II”. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. It makes you want to chant “USA! USA! USA!”

The Patriot

Artist Statement
This is America! Stars and stripes forever. The paint scheme is a symbol of of freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The red on the barrel drips backward as if you are running towards the action. The colors give the gun a “super hero” feel. It makes you want to yell “FREEDOM”!

1911 - 1980

Artist Statement
This paint scheme feels like it jumped out of a 1980’ s dance party. It’s retro and wild. It makes me want to put on my parachute pants, perm my beard, and slip on my windbreaker. It’s Hammer Time.

American Graffiti

Artist Statement
Classic movie, but don’t get hung up on the title. This gun is about personal expression. I don’t like to be put in a box. If you look at my styles and subject matter, I am all over the place. Sometimes it’s fun to create art for art’s sake. This paint scheme has “life” and “energy”. “There is no must in art because art is free.” - Wassily Kandinsky

Guns And Roses

Artist Statement
I wanted a clean canvas where I could showcase the power of line. Though the art appears to be minimalistic, you can say a lot through use of line work. It’s almost as if the gun has been tattooed. I especially love the juxtaposition of a delicate flower on a powerful firearm. “Art is a line around your thoughts.” - Gustav Klimt

Now You See Me

Artist Statement
I wanted a paint scheme that would mimic a camouflage pattern. I’ve always wanted to create a camo pattern that when viewed closely, you would see it is actually paint strokes. This gun is special because I feel like it could’ve been carried into combat.

Raptor

Artist Statement
Birds of prey, also known as raptors, include species of bird that primarily hunt and feed on vertebrates that are large relative to the hunter. The term raptor is derived from the Latin word rapio, meaning to seize or take by force. This gun has a wild paint scheme with thick texture, finished off by an original etching of a swooping eagle.

War And Peace

Artist Statement
The name has little to do with the famous novel by Leo Tolstoy, and more to do with the paint scheme. The gun looks “battle worn”, but we still see the stars trying to shine through. I like to use black and white. This firearm feels like it has a story to tell. I used a lot of cross-hatching and acetone to give it the rough look, like it’s seen a thing or two.

Zombie Destroyer

Artist Statement
Everybody loves zombie stuff these days, so I had to create a “Zombie” paint scheme. Everything about this gun screams “walking corpse”, from the hint of bloody saw blade, to the biohazard symbol. The gun itself looks warn and used, like it has been through an apocalypse.
In addition to the custom Taurus 1911, our Grand prize winner will also receive an original canvas Joe painted to commemorate the Battle of Speed competition. Ten winners will be chosen at random. Each custom Taurus 1911 comes with an official certificate of authenticity. No two pistols are identical. Contest begins on September 7, 2020 and ends at midnight on November 11, 2020.
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