Perry's jog sparks 'Coyote Special' pistols
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This May 24, 2010, photo provided by Tim McCreary shows a Sturm, Ruger and Co. Inc. limited edition .380 caliber pistol that was inspired by Texas Gov. Rick Perrys deadly showdown with a varmint last February. The gun has Coyote Special written on one side and A True Texan on the other. It sells for about $340. A laser site _ like the one Perry uses _ will cost about $180 more. The box says the gun is For Sale to Texans Only. (AP Photo/Tim McCreary)

This May 24, 2010, photo provided by Tim McCreary shows a Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. limited edition .380 caliber pistol that was inspired by Texas Gov. Rick Perry's deadly showdown with a varmint last February. The gun has "Coyote Special" written on one side and "A True Texan" on the other. It sells for about $340. A laser site _ like the one Perry uses _ will cost about $180 more. The box says the gun is "For Sale to Texans Only." (AP Photo/Tim McCreary)
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AUSTIN, TX -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry's deadly showdown with a varmint has prompted a gun manufacturer to sell a "Coyote Special" edition of his weapon of choice.

Strum, Ruger & Co. Inc., makers of the .380 pistol Perry used to shoot a coyote that was threatening his dog, has come out with a limited edition version emblazoned with "Coyote Special" and "A True Texan" on the sides.

On top is a picture of a coyote howling at the moon and five-pointed star of Texas.

The gun sells for about $340. A laser site -- like the one Perry uses -- will cost about $180 more. The box says the gun is "For Sale to Texans Only."

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