Veterans Day provides an opportunity for Americans to recognize and honor those who have served our great nation, and SK Customs® is doing its part by highlighting its recent release of the 240the Purple Heart Anniversary Commemorative Firearm. This limited-edition design of the Government Model Colt 1911 Series 70 chambered in .45ACP honors the current Military Merit Badge, the current Purple Heart Medal, and its recipients.
“It is truly an honor and a privilege to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedoms by releasing this limited edition firearm,” said Simon Khiabani, owner and founder of SK Customs. “We have partnered with Purple Heart Homes, the Purple Heart Integration Project, and US Army Veteran Omar “Crispy” Avila to recognize the men and women who have served and continue to serve in our Armed Forces. ”.
Avila joined the US Army in 2004 as an infantryman. After deploying to Iraq in 2007, his vehicle was struck with a 200lb IED, resulting in 75% burns on his body and below-knee amputation of his right leg. Sergeant Avila retired from the US Army in 2010 and dedicated his life to serving other veterans and helping wounded warriors across the country. Avila shows us what it means to commemorate the Purple Heart through this weapon in his new video, available to view here.
The origins of the Purple Heart Medal date back to August 1782, when General George Washington issued the Military Merit Badge. This medal was awarded whenever a singular meritorious action was carried out. The award was reintroduced in 1932 as the Purple Heart Medal to honor the bravery of wounded soldiers. Today, it is awarded for a wide variety of combat injuries, fatalities, injuries in acts of terrorism, and more.
Key features of the Custom Colt 1911 Series 70 include:
- Each pistol has been designed to display a custom modern day Purple Heart Medallion set in brilliant white faux ivory grips.
- The slide contains a custom 24 karat gold scroll, shadowing and inscription of the quote “SOME GAVE ALL, ALL GAVE SOMETHING” dedicated to those who serve.
- The rear panel of the Colt 1911 displays George Washington’s coat of arms, while the reverse has the quote from “A GRATEFUL NATION HONORS AND REMEMBER,” both in 24K Gold.
- The top of the slide has been designed with a genuine purple sapphire front sight, today’s Purple Heart Medal, 24-karat gold ribbon, and George Washington’s Military Merit Badge and signature.
- Additional high polish gold plating has been placed along the slide, frame flats, slide, barrel and hardware.
- Each model is engraved with a special edition number 001 of 240 in 24 karat gold on the rear panel.
Each pistol is accompanied by an uncirculated West Point minted National Purple Heart Hall of Honor 2022 proof silver dollar with the West Point mintmark “W” and a certificate of authenticity signed by the Director of the House US Currency
Through its SK Gives Back initiative, SK Customs has partnered and will donate a portion of the proceeds raised from the sale of this production to Purple Heart Homes and the Purple Heart Integration Project along with a pistol to each foundation for their upcoming fundraising events. Of funds.
With very limited availability, the Purple Heart commemorative firearm can be reserved today for $2,900.
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