Along with the upcoming retirement of champion shooter Gene “Evil Roy” Pearcey, Cimarron Firearms will be retiring the Evil Roy competition single-action pistols. Fans of the classic peacekeeper-style revolver will soon see a new Cimarron Firearms version of the popular pistol hit the shelves.
Cimarron Firearms, makers of quality replica firearms of the Old West, congratulate Gene “Evil Roy” Pearcey, longtime partner and SASS National and World Champion, on his retirement from action shooting competition at Cowboys. The Cimarron Firearms Evil Roy, the classic peacekeeper-style single-action revolver, will also zoom off into the sunset.
Although Gene Pearcey came to the sport later than most competitors, age and experience did not discourage him. Practicing intently every day, sometimes shooting over 300 rounds a day, Gene not only made a name for himself in the sport of cowboy action shooting, but became an elite member of the SASS Hall of Fame. Taking his nickname “Evil Roy” from the 1970 comedy television series wicked Roy Slade, Starring actor John Astin as the infamous “baddest villain the West has ever known,” Gene competed for and took home multiple awards. She continues to express her love for the sport and shares her knowledge and skills through training aspiring cowboy action shooters across the country.
Cimarron’s Evil Roy Model “P” revolver was designed to incorporate competition-style features such as a finely tuned American action with a competition hammer and trigger/bolt springs that are lighter, smoother and offer a crisp trigger pull and no slip. Improved internal parts improve reliability, which is especially important for competition shooters like Gene. Other features include a wide square notch rear and constant-width front sight and slim, hand-checked European walnut grips. The pistol named after World Champion Single Action Shooter (SASS) and SASS National Champion Shooter Gene “Evil Roy” Pearcey will be officially retired after the last shipment hits retailers. Gene often said that he shot at least 100,000 rounds out of his Evil Roy revolvers with no problem.
Mike Harvey, president and founder of Cimarron Firearms, spent some time during a BOOM! from YouTube. With Mike Harvey’s video, explaining the history of the Evil Roy Model P revolver up to the last serial number ER9999, ending the series because the old serial number marking machine could not go beyond 6 digits. “If you have an Evil Roy pistol, you better keep it because it will be a collector’s item.”
“Fans of the popular Evil Roy Model P competition need not worry,” said Bryce Wayt, vice president of operations and media for Cimarron Firearms. “We are in the process of updating this pistol and reintroducing it into the lineup under the Cimarron Firearms name.”
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Cimarron is a leader in quality and authenticity in replica firearms. Over the past 30 years, Cimarron has continually worked to perfect the authentic detail, fit, finish, and function of our line of frontier firearms. There is no other firearm that is nearly equal in value, strength, reliability, and authentic detailing as the line from Cimarron Firearms Co.