“Built like a tank” is a phrase that has entered the American lexicon as a means to describe hardware that is durable, strong, and nearly indestructible. The term may have originated in describing armored fighting vehicles, but it also clearly describes the 1911. It is only fitting then that Auto-Ordnance continue the series of WWII commemorative guns with the “Tanker 1911”, dedicated to the memory of the brave American soldiers who faced the enemy in steel chariots like the M4 Sherman Tank.

Each Tanker 1911 slide and frame are Cerakoted in Army O.D. Green. The iconic white star of the Sherman Tank is engraved on the slide and frame, adding a touch of historical character. The “U.S” logo is engraved on the beautiful, checkered wood grips, providing a natural and elegant look. This all steel, GI style 1911 features a 5” barrel, chambered in .45 ACP. Sights, trigger, grip safety, and controls are the classic GI pattern. One seven round magazine is included.

Owning the Tanker 1911 gives the modern shooter the opportunity to own a piece of history, while honoring the memory of the brave tank crews who delivered on America’s promise to achieve final victory in World War II.

Each custom firearm is a unique work of art containing hand created content.  As a result, no two firearms are exactly alike, and color may slightly vary between individual pieces.  Final products may not exactly match depictions in advertisements.


Caliber.45 ACP
Length O/A8.6”
Weight2.3 lbs
SightsBlade front, Rear drift adjustable for windage
GripsCustom Engraved Wood Grips
Magazine7 round
Warranty1 Year