By CBSDFW.com Staff

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.

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The governor’s Resolution also claims the pistol is still the most powerful black powder pistol in existence.

Abbott also hinted that he will “be signing more gun laws real soon.”

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CBSDFW.com Staff