A photo circulating online shows a gun which appears to be sold by Tiffany & Co. Is this gun real or fake?
The gun is real, but it is not sold by Tiffany’s.
The photo shows a two-toned Kahr PM9 pistol, draped with a Tiffany’s necklace, in a matching Tiffany & Co. box. The image began circulating on social media sites in late 2013, with many readers asking where they could get one.
The gun is real, but it is not a product of Tiffany’s. It originates from Kilo Guns, located in Phoenix, Arizona. The story was researched by this blogger who discovered that owner Wyatt Mahan customized the Kahr’s finish to match the Tiffany’s box. It was also reported that Tiffany’s asked Mahan to stop associating his guns with their brand and using their patented Tiffany blue color.
You can see some more refinishing work by Kilo Guns here.
This reminds us of the DEWALT nail gun rifle which occasionally circulates online. See the full story on that gun here.
The photo of a gun from Tiffany & Co. is a real photo, but the gun is not a product of Tiffany’s. It was refinished to match a Tiffany’s box by Kilo Guns.