Okay, I really want one of these! Over the years, I've had opportunities to shoot a "Tommy Gun" several times and I've never forgotten those experiences. I've wanted to own one for years.
Now, thanks to the folks at the Kahr Firearm Group, I can own one without the hassle of applying to the ATF and the major expense of purchasing an "original", if one were ever available, plus this one is chambered for the much more economical 9mm round. Could it get any better?
Shipped with one 20 round stick magazine, The Thompson 9mm model features all the classic details that John Thompson so meticulously put into the original. The frame and receiver are machined from a solid billet of aluminum and the buttstock, grip and vertical fore grip are all made from American Walnut. The 9mm is offered with one 20-round stick. The finned barrel measures 16.5 inches and 18 inches with the compensator. Overall length is 41 inches. It features a front blade sight and an open rear adjustable.
- Cartridge: 9mm
- Capacity: 20 +1 rds.
- Barrel Length: 16.5 in.
- Weight: 9.5 lbs.
- OAL: 41 in.
- Sights: Blade (front); adj. (rear)
- Stock: Wood
- Receiver: Aluminum
- MSRP: $1,364
- Manufacturer: Auto Ordnance
I hope to have one of these "Tommy Guns" in hand for testing and evaluation in the next couple of months. I'll let you know what I find.