Carving Pumpkins with a Colt 1911 (VIDEO)

It’s October! You know what that means: it’s time for costumes, buckets of candy, questionable drunken decisions at late-night Halloween parties with your coworkers, and jack-o-lanterns. Carving out pumpkins has been a classic Autumn tradition, but we at prefer pumpkin carving of a higher caliber. Why use a regular-ol’ kitchen knife when you can upgrade to a classic American firearm?

For that, we turn to legendary jack-o-lantern artist hickok45 for his fourth consecutive year of pumpkin carving. This year, his weapon of choice is a Colt 1911, “the right tool for the job.”

That’s pretty impressive grouping, wouldn’t you say? One bad shot and he could’ve ended up with a pumpkin with three eyeballs or two noses. But nope – three magazines later hickok45 has a jack-o-lantern that any gun rights advocate would be proud to have on his front porch.

If you want more inspiration you can check out his previous pumpkins (2011, 2010, and 2009). Alternatively, for the Halloween Grinches out there who hate this October holiday with its fat orange pumpkins, you can find hickok45’s pumpkin killing methods here and here. Be warned: they’re not for the faint of heart. 

Let’s hope that we see more from hickok45 when Thanksgiving rolls around. We’d love to see how he carves his turkey!

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