WRITTEN BY JEFF “TANK” HOOVER
Eye of the tiger! Brindle stripes make the Auto Ordnance 1911A1 superbly functional art.
The email from GUNS editor Brent T. Wheat was short and to the point. “Tank, I’ve got an assignment for you. It’s kind of a rush job. Don’t let us down!”
The “rush job” concerned Auto Ordnance’s new rendition of John Moses Browning’s slab-sided classic, for those of us wanting an affordable option for owning a “GI-issue” 1911A1. Holding it brings to mind our troops fighting for our freedoms with this WWII-era version of the 1911.
This year Auto Ordnance has honored our iconic .45 ACP service pistol with a beautiful new finish.
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