(Bainbridge, GA) – Taurus, manufacturer of premium handguns for defense, hunting, and sport shooting,is excited to announce the first-of-its-kind match-up, pitting one of the world’s fastest patriotic artist against one of the world’s top pistol shooters.

The Battle of Speed – Jessie vs. Joe puts Taurus Team Captain Jessie Harrison and renowned action painter Joe Eversoninto opposing disciplines. Jessie engages the brush and acrylics to see if her lightning precision on the range can translate to Joe’s 60-second speed on the canvas. Joe, meanwhile, employs a Taurus 1911™ and attempts to top Jessie’s world-class match time on a pro stage.

Does a live-action artist have what it takes to defeat a pro shooter in a timed match?

Can a world champion pistol shooter beat a nationally-known speed painter at his own game?

To find out who wins when Jessie and Joe step out of their respective comfort zones to claim “speed champion” status, watch the action here.

In commemoration of the epic Battle of Speed – Jessie vs. Joe event, Taurus will be giving away ten custom Taurus 1911™ pistols hand-painted by Joe Everson as well as artwork of the original Battle of Speed canvas. The Grand Prize winner will receive a Taurus 1911™ in .45 ACP hand-painted by Joe and the original painted canvas that complements the theme of the pistol. Nine second-place winners will also receive a Taurus 1911™ in .45 ACP that is hand-painted by Joe along with a limited-edition, hand-embellished canvas print of the original Battle of Speed canvas. Since each Taurus 1911™ is custom-painted by Joe, every pistol is unique, and all art pieces come with a certificate of authenticity.

The ten winners of the Battle of Speed – Jessie vs. Joe Ultimate Giveaway will be chosen at random and no purchase is necessary. The contest begins on September 7, 2020 and ends at midnight on November 10, 2020. The winner will be drawn on Veterans Day – November 11th, 2020. Visit BattleofSpeed.com to enter for your chance to win.

About Jessie Harrison: Since beginning her professional career in Cowboy Action Shooting competition, Jessie has risen through the ranks of IPSC, USPSA, Steel Challenge, and NRA Action Pistol to become one of the top women shooters in the world. She is the first woman to achieve Grand Master status in the United States Practical Shooting Association and has won numerous international and national championship titles, including the vaunted Bianchi Cup. Jessie serves as Captain of the Taurus shooting team. Learn more about Jessie at JessieHarrison.net.

About Joe Everson: Known across the nation as America’s first and only singing action painter, Joe has amazed audiences ranging from small corporate engagements to packed sports stadiums with his live-action painting, which typically feature patriotic themes. Much of Joe’s work benefits military veteran causes. In addition to his speed-painting prowess, Joe is also an accomplished photographer, vocalist, and musician. Learn more about Joe at JoeEverson.com.

About Taurus:

Taurus Holdings, Inc. (“Taurus”) and its subsidiaries continues to evolve and produce revolutionary new products. In addition, new standards for quality and efficiency help deliver reliable and affordable guns to the market. Taurus is based in Bainbridge, Georgia. Taurus is owned by Taurus Armas, S.A. which is a publicly traded company based in Brazil. Taurus Armas S.A. manufactures a wide variety of consumer and industrial products that are distributed worldwide.

For additional information, visit www.taurususa.com.

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