The Kahr Firearms Group recently announced the company was now offering a Thomspon carbine chambered for the 9mm cartridge. The new rifle is being offered under the Auto-Ordnance brand. According to the company, this is the first time the gun has been manufactured for this cartridge during the past 100 years.
This gun is a deluxe model with a lightweight aluminum frame and receiver. Both parts are machined from a solid billet. To give this gun a really classic look, the company uses a fixed stock and vertical foregrip that are both made of American walnut.
Obviously, this gun is a semi-automatic Thompson and not a fully automatic “Chicago Typewriter” that was featured in a number of Hollywood gangster movies. It has a 16.5″ barrel (a total of 18″ with the compensator.) It has an overall length of 41″ and weighs about 13 pounds. I would guess that recoil is pretty tame with that much metal and wood to absorb the kick of the relatively mild pistol cartridge.
A single 20-round stick type magazine is included with the gun. I would expect that additional magazines would be available soon for the gun, but as of this writing, none are listed on the company’s website.
The gun is backed by a one year warranty by the Kahr Firearms Group. A suggested retail price of $1,364 has been set by the company for this Thompson.