New for 2020: Auto-Ordnance Revolution 1911

by
posted on January 20, 2020
auto_lead.jpg

Thompson Auto-Ordnance, maker of the famous “Tommy Gun” and other classic firearms, has introduced a striking new line of custom Revolution 1911 pistols. Each is engraved with historical artwork by Outlaw Ordnance that pays tribute to the brave men who led our nation during its struggle for independence. 

Engraving includes the “Betsy Ross” American flag, followed by five honored Founding Fathers with their signatures—Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, George Washington, John Hancock and Paul Revere. Also on the right side is a depiction of the Boston Tea Party. On the left side are the Gadsden Flag, a depiction of Paul Revere riding to George Washington and the quote, “Give me Liberty or Give Me Death” set before a cannon.  

The Revolution 1911 comes with solid copper grips. An eagle and the Declaration of Independence graces the left panel and the Liberty Bell is on the right. Finish is a distressed Cerakote Midnight Blue and covered with Matte Clear it’s the kind of collectible any enthusiast can appreciate. 

The artwork is built on an Auto-Ordnance GI Model 1911 made entirely in the United States. It features a 5-inch barrel, GI sights and is chambered in .45 ACP. A seven-round magazine comes with the pistol, which has an MSRP of $1,277. 

Kahr Firearms Group has partnered with Outlaw Ordnance on the design and promotion of this and a variety of custom firearm projects—including the “Fly Girls” and “Squadron” 1911s. Outlaw Ordnance is based in West Monroe, LA, and entered the gun business with a holster line in 2012. By 2014, business was brisk enough that the company opened a storefront and in 2016 it began firearm finishing and custom engraving.

Kahr Firearms Group, formed in 2012, includes Kahr Arms, Auto-Ordnance and Magnum Research. The firm is based in Greeley, PA, and all its companies are located in the United States. 

Latest

handgun with red dot sight
handgun with red dot sight

First Look: Mossberg MC2sc

Mossberg recently expanded its MC2 pistol lineup with the addition of the MC2sc, a micro-compact 9 mm that utilizes 11- or 14-round magazines. 

First Look: Springfield Armory SA-35

Springfield Armory recently introduced the new SA-35, a 9 mm handgun, which is based on one of the most legendary and world famous handgun designs of all time.

First Look: SilencerCo Hybrid 46M Suppressor

SilencerCo is adding the new Hybrid 46M to their product line. The 46m represents the world's first modular large bore suppressor.

Why the Shotgun is One of the Best Options for Personal Defense

Like the revolver and the lever-action carbine, the shotgun is still around because it gets the job done and gets it done quite well.

Safety Recall for Smith & Wesson M&P Shotguns

A safety recall has been issued for all Smith & Wesson M&P 12 shotguns manufactured prior to Oct. 15, 2021. Two field reports of barrel cracking have been received by the company and, in an abundance of caution the recall was initiated.

Review: Ruger LCP Max

The Ruger LCP was a tiny terror when launched in 2008. It disrupted the market by creating demand for small, reliable pistols in .380 ACP and provoked everyone from holster makers to ammunition manufacturers into delivering new products.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.