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Auto-Ordnance Thompson (Tommy Gun)

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by SigFTW, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. SigFTW

    SigFTW

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    I have always been drawn to the Tommy gun, remembering the 1967 Bonnie and Clyde movie I saw when I was a young kid (re-run in the 70s) I also remember the car that I got to see firsthand in the early 80s when I was a young teen, and was fascinated with the gun and story of Bonnie and Clyde. The car was like swiss-cheese, so may holes I lost count.

    Every time I watch a movie that has a Tommy gun, I always think to myself "I want one!".

    Well, I was at my LGS and they have an Auto-Ordnance Thompson 1927A1 Deluxe. Was the first time I ever held one, man was it heavy. Very nice woods and very stout build, comes with the 50 round drum and the 30 round stick mags. The price is around $1,350.00 which looks reasonable to me.

    Anyone own or have any firsthand experience with the Auto-Ordnance Thompson (Tommy gun)?

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  2. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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    I've had one since 2003, $900.
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    Mine is the M1 (WWII version).
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    Well made. Reliable with round nose bullets, and accurate.

    Interesting.

    Heavy as hell.
     

  3. SigFTW

    SigFTW

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    Very nice.
    I like the look of the M1 also.
     
  4. bac1023

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    They are very well made subs.
     
  5. bac1023

    bac1023

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    The movie notwithstanding, the actually damage to that car was mostly done by a Browning BAR.

    30-06 has a bit more penetration ability than 45ACP. ;)

    45ACP struggled to get through a single door panel.
     
  6. SigFTW

    SigFTW

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    You are correct I remember a lot of bullet holes stopping just inside the door panels. It's just the Tommy gun stand out in any movie because of it's unique design.
     
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  7. Metal Angel

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    I work at an HVAC company and some of my coworkers take the empty refrigerant bottles to shoot. I have never done it, but everyone says 9mm and .40sw punch through and leave a big dent in the back, whereas .45acp just leaves a big dent in the front and doesn't penetrate.
     
  8. H&K .45 AUTO

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    I too have always wanted one, but due to the ratio of their cost vs my income, I always find something more useful to spend my cash on. If I could afford the cost of one for a "fun gun", I would definately buy one. Unfortunately, I've only been able to spend that kind of cash on one gun, and decided it needed to be a rifle. If I bought one, I'd go for the gusto, and look into having it SBR'ed.
     
  9. DPris

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    Quality has fluctuated over the years with changes in ownership.
    Just FYI.

    Mine was built by AO before KAHR bought the company, back in the late 90s. It runs fine.
    There have been reports of others under KAHR ownership that have not.
    Denis