No matter what new innovations come out, there are certain classics that will always remain in the hands of shooters as a trusted way to perform. Those classics range from the old Colt model revolver to the 1911 pistol for handguns and include options like the AR-15 and AK-47 for rifles. In the submachine gun category, there is no gun more iconic than the Auto Ordnance Thompson style rifle. With this iconic piece and much more to offer, Auto Ordnance has an interesting history as a gun manufacturer.
At Omaha Outdoors, we carry all variety of Auto Ordnance products. From their 1911 handguns, carbines, Thompson rifles, rifle style pistols, and accessories, we deliver great prices and always put our best food forward when it comes to service. Our mission here is to become your number one online provider of all things firearms. This is why we go above and beyond the calling in everything that we offer.
When you are ready to find your next option from Auto Ordnance, look no further than Omaha Outdoors.
About Auto Ordnance
Started by retired Colonel John T. Thompson in 1916, Auto-Ordnance began its life as the U.S. Army Ordnance Department. It was then that they produced the famous Thompson submachine gun, which was quickly nicknamed the “Tommy Gun.” They are also known for their work on the M1928A1 and the M1 rifles. Though they were known to offer reliable products, they eventually phased out as other companies were beating them out in production. In 1999, Auto-Ordnance Corporation was purchased under the leadership of Kahr Arms. Under this new leadership, the produce the iconic Tommy guns, M1 replicas, M1911 pistols, and also Thompson pistols.
Auto Ordnance 1911 Handguns
Working to stick to that authentic original feel, Auto Ordnance manufacturers 1911 pistols using pre-war specifications. Naturally, the parts of updated to account for advances in technology, but the unique design maintains that old-time feel. Since Auto-Ordnance has carved out a niche for itself in this category, many users looking for a more authentic pistol turn to this 1911.
Chambered in .45 ACP, it comes standard with a 7 round magazine and a 5” barrel. It features blade front sights and rear drift sights for windage. Options for the grips include checkered wooden grips or brown plastic, depending on how much you want to spend. The model weighs 39 ounces overall and offers a thumb safety, grip safety, and firing pin block. Made in the USA, these are an excellent option if you want to find something as close to the original as possible.
Auto Ordnance Thompson Rifles & Pistols
The most iconic of their guns, the Thompson rifle will likely remain a staple around the world for use. Popularized because of its early use by gangsters, the mere sight of this weapon is usually enough to intimidate most threats into backing down. Of course, the iconic look is with the 50 round magazine, but shooters today can choose from a 30 round stick, 50 round drum, or even a 100 round drum. It typically includes a wooden stock and a wooden foregrip to provide for better control of the weapon. Whether you want that gangster appeal or to pay homage to the weapon used during WWII, this stays true to that original design.
They also produce a pistol version of this Thompson design. This pistol is essentially the same as the rifle version but it comes without the buttstock. Shooters can use any of the same magazines, including the drum magazines with this option. It offers a 10.5” barrel, which makes it much lighter and easier to wield than the full-sized option.
Alternatively, you might also be interested in checking out their M1 rifle replica. This classic design takes from the original M1 and performs just as well. Whether you are a collector or just looking for a reliable rifle to have on hand, it is an excellent choice to consider.
Auto Ordnance Parts & Accessories
Of course, Omaha Outdoors also carries a variety of accessories for your Auto Ordnance firearms. The popular drum magazines for the Thompson style weapons are one of the best sellers, giving shooters the ability to have 50 or even 100 rounds ready to fire. We also carry some of their iconic knives, which are also reminiscent of the older and simpler times. If you want to go with the gangster feel on your Thompson rifle, you might also consider a good violin case to hold your weapon.
Regardless of whether you are after their iconic Thompson rifle or just looking to pick up an inexpensive and reliable 1911, Omaha Outdoors is here to help with all of your Auto Ordnance needs. Browse through the selection, use the handy sorting features, or simply search for what you need. If you have any questions, please call us directly and we will be delighted to help.
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