Like a lot of firearms manufacturers, Kahr Arms is sitting pretty. The post-Obama, post-Newtown guns and ammo sales surge has been very, very good to them. So good, in fact, that they stopped making the Auto Ordnance Thompson Custom 1911TC to satisfy demand for concealed carry pistols. Well, that’s their story and they’re sticking to it. Now that demand has eased, or supply has increased, or something . . . it’s baaaaack! Jewish gunoscenti may say, “tell me, what makes this 1911 different from every other 1911?” Sci fi lovers will no doubt respond, “I’m sorry Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” Suffice it to say, $813. And welcome back.
Pearl River, NY –-(Ammoland.com)- USA based Kahr Firearms Group is proud to announce the re-introduction of the Thompson Custom 1911 with stainless steel frame and slide.
The pistol was first introduced in early 2008 with a limited production run of 100 units.
After the 2008 presidential election, production shifted away from the 1911TC in order to meet increasing high demand for concealed carry pistols. Improved manufacturing processes over the past 5 years, including the use of high-precision equipment with fewer set-ups, has reduced the cost to appeal to consumers without sacrificing quality or consistency in the performance.
The Thompson Custom 1911 frame is made from 420 stainless steel casting and the slide features a solid stainless steel billet. The 1911TC features black low-profile front and rear iron sights that are dovetailed into the slide. The ejection port is flared and the slide has front and rear serrations machined at a slight angle. The mainspring housing is checkered and the front strap is machined checkered at 20 lines per inch. Additional features include an adjustable trigger, combat hammer, full-length recoil guide rod, extended beavertail grip safety; extended magazine release; checkered laminate grips and a checkered slide stop lever.
The .45 ACP has a 5” barrel – length is 8.5” overall and weighs just 39 oz. The 1911TC is shipped with one 7-round magazine. Finishing features include an attractive matte finish on the frame and slide and the markings are laser-engraved, including the distinctive Thompson bullet logo on the slide, and a Thompson bullet logo inlay on the grip. MSRP on the Thompson Custom 1911 stainless frame is $813.00.
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