Greeley, PA – Thompson Auto-Ordnance, maker of the famous “Tommy Gun” and other classic firearms throughout history, is excited to introduce the special edition WWII themed custom “Fly Girls” 1911.
As part of Auto-Ordnance’s ongoing series of custom 1911s paying tribute to the men and women who supported America’s drive towards victory in World War II, we are proud to introduce the “Fly Girls” 1911. This custom pistol honors the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), who played a vital role in the war effort. Over 1000 women served as pilots during WWII, taking on vital roles operating aircraft in non-combat positions so their male counterparts could directly engage the enemy. These women aviators were pioneers in the profession, facing all of the risks and challenges shared by pilots of the time period. By war’s end, 38 had given their lives in service to their country.
Auto-Ordnance is proud to honor the dedication and sacrifice of the WASPs with this beautiful engraved and Cerakote finished custom 1911 pistol! The right side features the diamond shaped badge of the Women’s Air Corps; its design is patterned after Greek goddess Athena’s shield. Nearby are the years of WASP service, 1941-47, and the slogan “Pistol Packin’ Mama”. Engraved on the left side is the title “Original Fly Girls”, and the cartoon gremlin “Fifinella”, a design by Walt Disney, used as the official WASP mascot during WWII. The Army Air Corps roundel is on both sides of the slide. Contact your local firearms dealer to order your own Fly Girls 1911! MSRP is $1091.
Outlaw Ordnance, based out of West Monroe, Louisiana, worked with Kahr Firearms Group on this custom project, and the previous Magnum Research “We The People” 1911. More joint projects are in the works and will continue to be introduced in coming months. Kahr Firearms Group and Outlaw Ordnance are working closely with @themanspot (Vaughn Neville) and @crispy11b (Omar “Crispy” Avila) on design concepts and promotion of the custom projects. Check them out on their Instagram channels!
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About Kahr Firearms Group:
Kahr Firearms Group, formed in 2012, includes Kahr Arms, Auto-Ordnance and Magnum Research. KFG Headquarters reside in Greeley, Pennsylvania. Kahr Arms produces small concealable handguns in .380, 9mm, .40 and .45ACP. Auto-Ordnance is the maker of the famous “Tommy Gun”, M1 Carbine and WW2 GI Model 1911. Magnum Research Inc., designer and producer of the world renowned Desert Eagle Pistol, Baby Eagle, MLR .22LR and .22Mag Rifles and BFR Revolvers. All three companies are proudly located in the USA.