“Built like a tank,” the phrase that inspires the latest creation in the ongoing remarkable collaboration between Auto-Ordnance and Outlaw Ordnance. Though probably first said to describe the fighting vehicles of the U.S. military, the ol’ Government Model has always lived up to such description. Now the custom Auto-Ordnance Tanker 1911 brings that sentiment home nicely in this World War II commemorative pistol.
Auto-Ordnance Tanker 1911
The Tanker 1911 pays tribute to the men who fought in the steel chariots like the M4 Sherman Tanks of WWII. It honors the brave soldiers that sacrificed and fought on two fronts. The tank crews, often outgunned by German tanks early in the war, helped turn the tide, achieving victory against staggering odds. This pistol honors those sacrifices and bravery.
“Owning a 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,” said Jodi DePorter, Director of Marketing, Kahr Firearms Group.
Each Tanker 1911 slide and frame get the custom treatment from Outlaw Ordnance. Our friends at Outlaw begin with the Army O.D. Green Cerakote finish. The pistol features the iconic white star of the Sherman Tank, engraved on the slide and frame. The “U.S.” logo, engraved on the checkered, wood grips, gives it that martial feel of the time period, yet still provides an elegant, modern touch.
The all-steel GI-style 1911 sports a 5-inch barrel, chambered in .45 ACP. The sights, trigger, grip safety and controls also come in the familiar, classic GI pattern. Like the original Sherman, the Tanker gets built right here in the U.S. It comes with one, seven-round magazine.
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Auto-Ordnance Tanker 1911 Features & Specs
- Caliber: .45 ACP
- Overall Barrel Length: 5 inches
- Overall Length: 8.6 inches
- Weight: 2.3 pounds
- Sights: Blade Front, Rear Drift Adjustable for Windage
- Grips: Custom Engraved Wood Grips
- Magazine: 7-round
- Warranty: 1 Year
You could absolutely make an argument that no company–no collaboration–turns out better military-themed custom guns that the Auto-Ordnance-Outlaw Ordnance connection. They just kill it, over and over again. From the remarkable Iwo Jima Series to the fighter plane-inspired paint scheme of the Squadron 1911 and Vengeance WWII M1 Carbine, these custom Auto-Ordnance guns really highlight any military enthusiast’s collection. The Tanker 1911 becomes just the latest incredible collector-grade gun in the series.