Auto-Ordnance, a Kahr Firearms Group brand that makes 1911s, M1 carbines and Chicago Typewriters, has announced the first availability of a 1911 pistol chambered in 9mm.

Auto-Ordnance’s 9mm 1911

Developed in response to customer demand, the 9mm 1911 sports that classic GI Model 1911 look. It features brown checkered plastic grips; a five-inch barrel; and a nine-round magazine. In addition, the gun comes with a low-profile blade front sight and a rear sight that’s drift adjustable for windage. It also has a thumb safety, grip safety and firing pin block.

Boasting a matte black finished frame, barrel and slide, this 9mm 1911 sports a carbon steel slide, sear and disconnector machined from solid bar stock. Those parts are then heat treated to ensure the gun keeps running “over many thousands of rounds,” the company asserts.

The pistol tips the scales at 38.4 ounces and measures 8.5 inches in overall length.

“The 1911 pistol is the iconic American Military handgun, serving members of the United States Armed Forces for over 100 years. Its dependability and stopping power are legendary, in no small measure demonstrated by the fact that many shooters today select it as their primary form of self defense,” the press release says. “Auto-Ordnance furthers that tradition of excellence by offering GI model guns based on the original military model 1911s. Auto-Ordnance 1911s are manufactured using modern equipment to exacting engineering standards, and are equipped with the best barrels available to ensure both superb reliability and accuracy. These pistols provide shooters with an opportunity to own and shoot one of the most legendary firearms of America’s military history.”

The Auto-Ordnance 9mm 1911 is available at a MSRP of $673.

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