Down at the Kahr Arms booth, we got hands-on with the new hotness. Most of the changes for 2018 were cosmetic, with a healthy dose of John Tiegen signature series guns. These guns feature laser engraved logo’s for his charity, signature, and a very cool Kryptek pattern hydro dip on the frames. A portion of the proceeds from these guns will go Beyond the Battlefield, a charity set up to assist wounded veterans.
Kahr also owns Auto Ordnance, and this year came correct with some very different 1911s. Having teamed up with Outlaw Ordinance, the guns released this year are works of art.
First up is the World War II Pin-Up series, with features some very cool laser engraving. The Air Force symbol and replica nose art are cut right into the sides, along with decorative rivets on the top. If your grandfather was in a bomber or fighter crew, you got his next birthday covered.
Also new to the Auto Ordinance line this year, a 1911 in 9mm. While this might sound like heresy to the 1911 purists, the 9mm chambering is really growing. Not only is it cheaper to feed, the forgiving recoil in the steel frame makes it perfect for teaching new shooters. This one is period correct for World War II. Aside from the different caliber, it’s a perfect piece for historical weapons buffs.
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