New Auto-Ordnance custom 1911s draw a crowd in Dallas (PHOTOS)

05/7/18 11:00 AM | by

New Auto-Ordnance custom 1911s draw a crowd in Dallas (PHOTOS)

The Victory Girls model is customized with deep cut laser engraving of a pin-up girl on the right side, and an updated “Rosie the Riveter” on the left with an Army Air Corps roundel on both sides of the frame. (Photos: Chris Eger/

World War II-themed “Victory Girls” 1911s and others on hand at Auto-Ordnance’s booth impressed visitors to the 147th NRA Show last week.

The series is based on AO’s standard 1911A1 GI Model in .45ACP, with a 5-inch barrel, seven-round magazine, and U.S. property-marked wood grips. The pistol includes a carbon steel slide, sear, and disconnector machined from solid bar stock and low-profile sights. All are domestically made.

The pistol sports a worn look with a two-color Cerakote finish of Armor Black and Gunmetal Grey to resemble the skin of a WWII-era fighter, such as a P-47 Thunderbolt. Retail on the Victory Girls is $999.

There is also the green-hued Fly Girls model honoring the more than 1,000 largely unsung Women Airforce Service Pilots who served in WWII.

The Squadron model has an iconic Flying Tiger’s style shark mouth

For those who are a fan of case hardening, AO has you covered.

The company, through their Magnum Research affiliate, also had patriotic-themed 1911s

As well as a President Donald Trump MAGA .45ACP.

And you know what else Magnum Research makes, right?

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