TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Governor Greg Abbott has signed a Resolution naming the 1847 Colt Walker pistol the official handgun of Texas.
Invented by Captain Samuel Walker of the Texas Rangers and Colt Walker, a firearms designer, the handgun was the gun of choice for U.S. soldiers during the Mexican-American War from 1846-1848 and was America’s first six-shooter, meaning it can hold six rounds at a time, according to Abbott’s tweet.READ MORE: North Texas Law Enforcement Disappointed In Gov. Abbott's Veto Of Domestic Violence Education Bill
I just signed a Resolution naming the 1847 Colt Walker pistol the official handgun of Texas.
It was invented by a Texas Ranger & was America’s first six-shooter.
It was the gun of choice for US soldiers during the Mexican American war.
I’ll be signing more gun laws real soon. pic.twitter.com/c9VCFbKQgNREAD MORE: Dallas County DA Reverses Plans To Seek Death Penalty For Alleged Serial Killer Billy Chemirmir
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 23, 2021
The governor’s Resolution also claims the pistol is still the most powerful black powder pistol in existence.
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