Auto Ordnance Introduces the Budget Priced 1911 BKO Pistol

Auto Ordnance 1911 BKO Pistol
Auto Ordnance 1911 BKO Pistol
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POMONA, NY –-(  USA based, Kahr Firearms Group is proud to announce the introduction of the Auto Ordnance 1911BKO.

The 1911BKO is only the second 1911 pistol to be introduced over the past year, following in the footsteps of the successful 1911TC model in stainless steel just last year.

The Auto Ordnance 1911BKO frame incorporates GI specs and features a matte black finish frame, barrel and slide. The carbon steel slide, sear and disconnector are machined from solid bar stock and heat treated properly to assure durability and long life over many thousands of rounds.  The low-profile sights feature a blade front sight and a rear drift adjustable for windage. The grip is brown checkered plastic.

This .45 ACP has a 5” barrel, length is 8.5” overall and weighs just 39 oz. The 1911BKO is 100% made in the USA and ships with one 7-round magazine. The BKO has a thumb safety, grip safety and firing pin block.

MSRP on the Auto Ordnance 1911BKO is just $517.00.  For more information on the complete line of Auto Ordnance products, please visit

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john mathiesen

What does the bko stand for?

Richard Linares

I bought my Auto Ordnance BKO 1911 from for under $500.00 dollars in march of this year 2016. Ever part that handgun was made at the Kahr Firearms Group brand new Auto Ordnance factory in Worcester, MA in USA. None parts this handgun came from any sub contractor where all made there. The fit and finish on Auto Ordnance BKO 1911 is good you find on Colt or Springfield Armory Gi spec 1911. I should now own Colt 1973 gold cup match own Springfield Armory rang officer and Springfield stainless steel 1911 gi spec. I own Rock Island Armory… Read more »


“A real Springfield”? You mean the one that’s made from Brazilian parts? Yup, that’s right, strip one and its stamped inside the frame. It used to be stamped on the side but it hurt sales too much. Just like when Winchester was hiding the Assembled in Portugal under the barrel on Model 70’s. I proudly own and carry the parkerized version of this pistol. Made in Worcester, Mass. I am a Class 3 SOT dealer. Fwiw.

mike dunn

For the price they ask, I can get a Taticial .45 from with more bling on it. The plain jane one from rock island is going for under 4 bills. Auto ord is only budget priced if you have deep pockets.


Just had to tempt me again.

tony g

I’ve got a auto ordnance 1911 A1 us army 100th anniversary edition that was made in September of 2010 and the gun looks identical,what’s the difference?

Big C

Budget priced? How about under $300. That’s my budget for a stripped down .45.


For that much I’d rather spend 150 more and buy a real Springfield 1911 I got one and wouldn’t trade it for the world


Made is USA? USA cars and trucks are made in USA, or ‘THE’ USA, but with parts from foreign countries. They are “assembled in the USA”, but that’s not realymade here, is it? There have been news reports thar even the “Made In USA” has been faked along with the fake UAL labels found on electronic equipment and cables, including electric tools. I have nothing against Auto Ordnance or there 1911, its one of my favorite pistol and have owned several over the years and if I get the chance, I may own one of these too, I have the… Read more »


Looks nearly identical to a Rock Island, not saying Armscorp makes these, but prices are very similar.


Is this a BKO – Bangkok Knockoff counterfeit gun, or an actual Auto Ordnance production pistol?


This .45 ACP has a 5” barrel, length is 8.5” overall and weighs just 39 oz. The 1911BKO is 100% made in the USA and ships with one 7-round magazine. The BKO has a thumb safety, grip safety and firing pin block.


Who cares where it was made? It has to pass the metallurgical tests. One of the best 1911’s I own is a Norinco. I paid $125 for it when I had an FFL before the import ban. It’s had $80 worth of work by done by Mike McClellan 13 years ago and will and has outshot a Kimber.


Wish I had the money.


Me too.