Reintroduced in 2013 after a five-year hiatus, the All American .45 ACP Thompson 1911TC Custom came back with a more shooter-friendly price.

The pistol, from Auto Ordnance — part of Kahr Firearms Group — was first introduced in early 2008 with a limited production run of 100 units. After the 2008 presidential election, production shifted away from the 1911TC in order to meet increasing high demand for concealed carry pistols.

Now, the Thompson 1911TC Custom is available back for $813.

The Thompson Custom 1911 frames are machined on high precision computerized machinery from a 420 stainless steel casting. The slide is machined from a solid stainless steel billet utilizing specialized tooling to reduce set-up and refixturing. The combination of high precision equipment and fewer set-ups result in a higher quality and more consistent final product at a lower price.

The slide and frame of the 1911TC are finished in a matte finish and the markings are laser-engraved, including the distinctive Thompson bullet logo on the slide.

Front and rear sights on the 1911TC are black with serrations and are dovetailed into the slide. The ejection port is flared and the slide has front and rear serrations machined at a slight angle.

The 1911TC’s mainspring housing is checkered and the frontstrap is machine checkered at 20 lines per inch.

Additional features include an adjustable trigger, combat hammer, stainless steel, full-length recoil guide rod, extended beavertail grip safety, extended magazine release, checkered laminate grips with a Thompson bullet logo inlay and a checkered slide stop lever.

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