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I never hear a word about Tussey Custom Guns. I, like some of you have read the articles about Steven Segal and his love of the 1911 and that Tussey has made him a couple of custom 1911s. They looked nice in the articles. Is Tussey too pricey for us working guys (non-millionaires)...........Mike

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I've never read amything on Segal and the 1911, but I figured it was a match anyway.

To watch him, he just seems way to comfortable with it, and move fluidly. FOr many years, I suspected him being a closet Pro RKBA guy, who had a penchat for the finest in fighting pistols.

Be interested to see what realy lurks in his safe...
If he has a home in FRee Territory, outside CA, and Hollywood, which I am sure he has something in Montana, or somewhere, being the "tree-hugger" that he is, I wouldn't doubt that he has a few C3/NFA toys as well...

There really are a bunch of Pro RKBA celeb's, but most remain quiet, because the don't want to face the Hollywood guys that are card carrying Anti-Self Defense socialists. They figure they have their security, that's all they need... Take the guns from us "everyday" people who might cause them harm.

It's be interesting to see a list of the "Pro" SAG members. Any, I did stray OT, sorry...

Terry Tussey makes very fine, beautifully crafted guns, and anyone looking at a top of the line Vickers, Heinie, Morris or Garthwaite won't be very surprised at Tussey's prices...

Not certain if they are much higher, or simply comparable, but most of the stuff I have seen has been one-off's, such as a Damascus slide and Frame he did that was literally, a work of art. It'd be hard to image shooting it, but I am sure it would shoot nicely.

Definately interested in hearing more about the guy... and the Pro Gun actor/actresses, if anyone knows or has a list going.
 

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Jaydee,
I took a defensive handgun class with Clint Smith over in Sun Valley Idaho some 12 years ago. Steve Miller of the Steve Miller band was in attendance as well as Scott Glenn who has starred in flicks such as the Hunt for the Red October. Both were shooting 1911's. Steve was using a Yaqui slide made by old Eduardo Chahin himself.

Also have a picture at the shop of Tom Selleck (also a 1911 guy)wearing one of our 55BN's taken during one of his forays to Gunsite.

Hank Williams junior is a long time customer of ours though it has been a few years since I have heard from him (big fan of our 200AW).

There are other pro-gun celeb's who have ordered concealed carry holsters from us in the past, but were concerned about their privacy in that matter and I can't mention their names (and no, Rosie O'Donnell wasn't one of them
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Back on topic, personally I am not familiar with Terry Tusseys work, but my friend Roy Huntington is of the opine that he builds outstanding guns.

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I met Terry at SHOT several years ago. Very nice guy and makes a high quality 1911. He recently moved to Nevada I believe. I would think his guns are in the same price point as all the better makers. It would be worth looking him up IMO.

His comments about Segal were amazing. Not many guys who can shoot as good as I have been told by Tussey, Segal can.

If those satements were factual and what was printed about Segals marksmanship is actually true he is in the top 2% of the IPSC crowd...grand master level.

Dali Lama status or not, Segal is no saint to his women. That I have seen for myself.

Tell you the truth, I gotta see it with my own eyes before I am swallowing Segal's GM level of marksmanship


But no quesion Terry Tussey can make a master level pistol.
 

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Hey Tony,

Good to see you on the forum...Say hi to the guys in the shop. I promise to buy a new holster soon, I just can't decide which one of yours to do.

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Steven Segal was a resident of Staten Island right here in New York City until he broke up with that gorgeous wife of his. Don't know where he lives now.

Tom Selleck, besides being very pro-gun is the owner of four custom 1911's built for him at the Gunsite Smithy. I'd love to see that picture of him at the ranch wearing a 1911 in a Sparks 55BN. Tom Selleck, Sparks Holsters and Gunsite custom 1911's. Now THAT'S my idea of outstanding marketing in action. Quality throughout.

Wait a sec! I just read the post above mine, we posted together; MSH is Milt Sparks Holsters? Glad to see them on this list. They should feel right at home.
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Steven Seagal supposedly shoots about 500-100 rounds a week, from what I've heard.
I actually saw him when I was in Paris two summers ago. Stood next to him to get his autograph, and the guy is pretty damn big (about 6'4", and massive too). Given his size, and of course his martial arts skills, I don't think there are too many people who would mess with him even if he didn't pack a 1911.
Wesley Snipes may actually be pro-gun too, from what I've heard. Coincidentally, I saw him in person too, in the local gun store/range I frequent!
 

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I wouldn't be surprised if Seagal was an exceptional shooter. The single minded focus and strength of will necessary to become a truly skilled martial artist are the basis for mastering any weapon.

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We should invite all those guys aboard...

ahem...If ya'll are lurking...Welcome To The Forum...You have a unique vantage point to share and I'd like to hear how things are going from your perspective.



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From everything I've heard, Segal can, indeed, shoot. From what I gather, it's the uncommon combination of physical coordination, mental determination to practice, and an honest love of shooting as a pastime.

I've also heard Segal has a massive ego and carries a large chip on his shoulder. This part, from what I've been told, comes from his having been a white boy running an Aikido dojo in the heart of downtown Japan somewhere.

He is, from what I've heard, strongly pro-gun and pro-self defense, but keeps it under wraps, so to speak, so as not to hurt his chances of landing another movie.

I also read a story about that idiot movie he made up in Alaska. Seems he's highly claustrophobic. To the point of not being able to put on a traditional Eskimo jacket- which is pulled over one's head like a sweatshirt. Segal had to have his coats tailored with hidden zippers so he could put it on normally.

I hear Bruce Willis, Shwarzennegger, Stallone and others are also very pro-gun, but again, don't make a huge deal of it since the guys who pay to have the movies made are predominantly liberal wimps.

Which brings the hypocrisy of anti-gun moguls making money off sometimes-anti-gun actors shooting guns.... Go fig.

Shwarzennegger once mentioned in a magazine article that he likes to plink and shoot, though he's not big on hunting. He also like to take "live" versions of "prop" guns to the range and shoot live ammo, to get a better feel of how they're supposed to work, look and feel on set.

And my last tidbit on actors and guns; Wesley Snipes is a little guy! It's obvious once you know what to look for... I finally noticed it in "Demolition Man", when he ran into the old fart in white, the "mayor" of that city. You see a closeup of Snipes ("Simon Phoenix") trying to pull the trigger on a pistol, but his "mental conditioning" is preventing it.
Look close- that's a 3916LS "LadySmith". A dinky compact S&W 9mm... I had one, the non-LadySmith version... I can almost hide it completely by palming it with both hands.
In Snipes' hands, it looks like a Commander-size pistol would in my hands.


That's why you see him "Padded" in so many movies... Passenger 57 he always wore a leather bomber-type jacket. In Demo Man he had that ludicrous "armor" made of old 3-wheeler tires... In Blade he had all that "bulletproof vest" nonsense...

Okay, I digressed a bit.
 

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Didn't Stallone once make a comment that said something like, "why don't the police just go house to house and take everyone's guns away"? I remember reading something to that affect.
 

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Stalone is a card carrying poster boy for the Gun Control crowd!

Real hypocrite.



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I 've heard about Bruce Willis, he's a avid shooter, but keeps a low profile, as does Mel Gibson, and Don Johnson, and possibly even Tom Cruise.

Arnold doesn't surpise me, although with the Kennedy family influence, it's probably a tough one. Stallone is a rat.

Tony, nice to have you on board... I see you're not using your same login as Gunspot, so I missed ya at first
Silly me, I see MSH and think Main Spring Housing, not Milt Sparks Holsters


I think we'd all be very surprised to learn whose really serious shooters, Celeb's, Sports Names, and even Politician's. Some are "out of closet", some aren't, but it'd be nice knowing who we should support, and who not to... I stopped buying/watching Stallone movies when I learned of his position.

Oh well...
 

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Tom Cruise and Rosie O'Donnell.....

You guys are starting to believe the movie images


Stallone and Cruise are HGC's buddies, not ours. Gibson took so much heat in LW4 that he came back and proclaimed PATRIOT his real views.

Segal is a fair martial artist. Blessed holy one by the Dali Lama and all. But I gotta tell you when a grown man turns to his wife on national TV and tells her to "shut the **** up" I am not impressed with either. At that point I question everything until I see it, knowing the hype of the typical GUNRAGS.

Least we all forget so quickly.

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Not so much the movie images... I know Fat Rosie simply "adores" Cruise, but I recall something a while back that Cruise had said that hinted at his Pro-RKBA position, and that it'd "probably no go over well with my #1 fan".

He had been commenting on the "ambush" of Selleck on Rosie's show.

My memory has been known to fail once or twice, but I am pretty certain of this... FWIW.
 

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I read the actress who plays "Miss Parker" on the TV show "Pretender" enjoys shooting quite a bit.

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There is a long list of anti-gun personalities in the current BLUE PRESS.I was disappointed to see several of my fantasy women listed.Oh well however there is one big name star on our side.......TED NUGENT.He don't mince words or beat around the bush,He just speaks his mind.
 

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ElRoto:

Miss Parker...I like her...I'd take her shootin' any day...



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