Kahr Firearms Group releases Squadron, Case-Hardened & Pledge 1911 Pistols

    Squadron

    The Kahr Firearms Group includes Kahrs Arms, Auto Ordnance and Magnum Research and they have been introducing a lot of commemorative 1911 pistols as of late. Their newest additions are the “Squadron,” a case-hardened model, and the “Pledge.” All of these boast a ton of curb appeal and Kahr Firearms Group is banking on consumers buying into the nostalgic look in order to swallow the price tags.

    Auto Ordnance G.I. Series 1911 .45 ACP with Case Hardened Finish

    First up is the Case Hardened model through Auto Ordnance. While a case hardened finish was really common 75 years ago it is very uncommon nowadays yet still as beautiful. This new finish is being offered on their entry-level G.I. Series 1911 being chambered in .45 ACP with the specs listed below.

    • Barrel: 5” Machined Steel
    • Overall Length: 8.6”
    • Weight: 2.3 Lbs.
    • Capacity: 7-Round Magazine
    • Sights: Blade Front w/ Drift Adjustable for Windage Rear
    • Grips: Checkered Wood Grips w/ U.S. Military logo
    • MSRP: $1,295

    Squadron

    Like we alluded to earlier, Kahr Firearms Group is hoping the curb appeal will draw you into the price tag. Pushing $1,300 is a lot, but there are very few manufacturers that offer a case-hardened finish on a 1911 model. Auto Ordnance goes on to make an even stronger case for this offering:

    Taking a classic 1911 to the next level without diminishing its history is no easy feat, but adding an even more classic finish formally raises the bar. Auto-Ordnance has done just that with the new GI Series 1911 with case hardened finish. This time honored tradition of working steel produces distinct and unique patterns of color long sought after by firearms aficionados.

    This pistol should become available in the coming months. Are you a buyer at the $1,295 MSRP price? let us know in the Comments below!

    Squadron

    Auto ordnance Squadron Special Edition WW2 1911 .45 ACP

    This pistol does not have the timeless style as the previous model, but it does hit a higher cool factor. With the Squadron model you have the iconic shark’s mouth on the front and the old riveted look of a bomber plane from World War II. The rest of the nitty-gritt can be read below:

    • Barrel: 5” Machined Steel
    • Overall Length: 8.6”
    • Weight: 2.3 Lbs.
    • Capacity: 7-Round Magazine
    • Sights: Blade Front w/ Drift Adjustable for Windage Rear
    • Grips: Checkered Wood Grips w/ U.S. Military logo
    • MSRP: $1,106

    Outlaw Ordnance provided the design work and finish for this pistol for Auto Ordnance. They have done work for Kahr Firearms Group in the past and this is just another cool collaboration between the two companies. A public statement surrounding this model from Auto Ordnance can be read below to motivate you to potentially open your wallet:

    The latest custom 1911 in Auto-Ordnance’s WWII commemorative series is the “Squadron” model. This pistol features custom graphics reminiscent of those painted on fighter aircraft during the war. The muzzle displays the “shark mouth” nose art often seen on American fighter planes like the P-40 Warhawk. The Army Air Corps insignia is on both side, and a rivet pattern engraved over the gun. The finish is a highly durable, worn black and gray cerakote.

    Squadron

    magnum research “Pledge” Custom Desert Eagle 1911 9mm

    This is the only new commemorative model being introduced that is not in .45 ACP, and an educated guess could lead you to figuring out it is a 9mm. The “Pledge” from Magnum Research has America’s Pledge of Allegiance stylized on the slide with a very unique, “worn” cerakote finish to match.

    • Barrel: 5” Machined Steel
    • Overall Length: 8.6”
    • Weight: 2.3 Lbs.
    • Capacity: Two 10-Round Magazines
    • Sights: Dove-Tailed, Blade Front w/ Horizontal Serrations & Drift Adjustable for Windage Rear
    • Finish: Cerakote Armor Black & Stormtrooper White Distressed
    • Grips: G10
    • MSRP: $1,225

    Outlaw Ordnance provided the design work and finish for this pistol for Magnum Research just like the Auto Ordnance Squadron. Similarly, it falls into a pretty high price point of $1,225.

    Squadron

    All of these aforementioned pistols look stellar, but their price tags all burgeon over $1,000+ which could scare away a lot of buyers. Seeing the features and finishes of these three new 1911 models from Kahr Firearms Group, are you a buyer? Or would you hold off on these? Let us know in the Comments below!

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