The Light Shining in Darkness

A Light Shining in Darkness

As seen in: Ammoland, Polite Society Podcast, Small Arms Review, Junior Shooters magazine and more…

It is the year 2020…

Global darkness reigns over mankind. A battle between the forces of good and evil is waged before our very eyes.

A political war, a spiritual war, a secret war. What was once science-fiction is now science-fact. A planetary awakening ensues to make light of this dark, in the attempt to avert our planet from becoming a fabled, post-apocalyptic wasteland riddled with fallout and slavery. New heroes emerge.

BEHOLD! There is another light in the dark…

Owen York Studios and Orion Defense present…

Light Shining in Darkness

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“The Light Shining in Darkness” is a very real, fully-functional 1911 handgun inspired from Joshua Graham’s ‘”A Light Shining in Darkness” from the video game, “Fallout: New Vegas”. Every detail of the firearm has been painstakingly designed and selected with only the highest-quality, match-grade components from some of the top names in the firearms industry. From the firearm itself to the case, “The Light Shining in Darkness” is more than just a firearm — it’s a piece of art.
“I bought a ‘The Light Shining in Darkness’ pistol from you. I just wanted to tell you personally that this is the most beautiful gun I’ve ever seen or ever handled. I mean, by far! You do great work, man! I promise you I’m gonna use it. Hell, I might even carry it. I really appreciate it, buddy. You do beautiful work. Thank you!” – CS



Title: The Light Shining in Darkness

Number: Limited to 25

Artist: Owen York Studios

Manufacturer: Orion Defense

Origin: Made in the USA, baby

Release Date: 2023

Model: 1911 Officer’s Model

Caliber: .45 ACP

Lower: Orion Defense

  • Carbon Steel Frame
  • Match Grade, 3-Hole Trigger
  • 3.5lb Trigger Pull

Upper: Oriskany Arms

  • 4140 Carbon Steel Slide
  • 3.5″ 416 Stainless Steel Bull Barrel
  • Machine Cut
  • Hand-Finished for the best slide/frame fit
  • ECM Ultra Smooth Rifling

Action Kit: Nowlin Arms

  • Match Grade Hammer/Seer

Finish: H&M Metal Processing


Sights: Meprolight

  • Mepro FT Bullseye
  • Fiber-Tritium Optical Pistol Sight
  • Smallest optical sight in the world based on patented optical illumination
  • Superior visibility in all lighting conditions
  • No front sight needed
  • Fast, intuitive target acquisition
  • Always on (No batteries or switches required)

Grips: Lost Forty Grips

  • Genuine Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Skin
  • Hand-crafted
  • Ambi Safety Cut
  • Carefully selected from only the finest desert critters

Magazines: Tripp Research

  • Tripp Gen 2 Single-Stack CobraMags
  • Includes four 7-round magazines
  • Flush-fitting, welded stainless steel floorplate
  • All metal follower


  • Just like the original “A Light Shining in Darkness” pistol, this is engraved with the Greek Biblical Phrase from John 1:5, “Και το φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν.” Translation: “And the light shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehended it not.”

Cleaning Kit: Otis Technology

  • Breech-To-Muzzle® Ripcord .45 Cal Weapons Cleaning Kit
  • Cleans from Breech-to-Muzzle® in one quick, easy pass
  • 22 inch .45 Cal Ripcord for quick, one-pass cleaning
  • 100% cotton 3″ Panoply patches and large slotted tip
  • .45 cal bronze bore brush with size marked on brush stem
  • Shooter’s Choice FP-10 Lubricant Elite
  • All items packed neatly in a convenient soft pack case

Chamber Flags: Manufacturing Services, Inc.


  • Scrounge-worthy 7.62 mm Ammo Can
  • Military-grade foam insert holds pistol, magazines and cleaning kit
  • Each case includes signed & numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Bottle caps for your post-apocalyptic purchasing power
A Light Shining in Darkness