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Posted: 9/25/2001 5:47:38 AM EDT
Has anyone tried out the new semi-auto Tommy Guns offered by Kahr Arms? They look nice, and MSRP is about $800. [url]http://www.tommygun.com/[/url] Interested in hearing reviews, or links to websites with reviews. And don't bother recommending a full auto one. Illinois is not a Class 3 state, and I don't have the money. I just want a shooter, not a collectable. Thanks! Av
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 7:01:01 AM EDT
I like this style. [img]http://www.tommygun.com/images/M1.gif[/img] These are BANNED in the PRK due to the pistol grip, go figure. THEY become legal without a pistol grip, go figure.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 7:03:12 AM EDT
The Thompsons I have handled all seemed to weigh about 75 lbs. They are fricken HEAVY!!!!!!!!! Put wheels on 'em, and use 'em as field artillery.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 7:47:09 AM EDT
But are the new ones any good? Semi-auto only, come with a 30 round stick mag. Do they take US GI stick mags, or are they modified in some way? The one I liked was the 1927M-1 [url]http://www.tommygun.com/ao_t1_f.html[/url]. Any reviews on them?? Av
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 7:54:02 AM EDT
Still, this NEW one is 13lbs. That's the weight of a match rifle. I CAN tell you that its manufaturer (Kahr Arms) makes really good stuff. I've got their P9. Very nice. I can't imagine you'll be disappointed. Contact Kahr for any INDEPENDENT reviews of their Tommy. If any exist, they will let you know.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 8:07:42 AM EDT
I beleive Kahr Arms purchased the rights to the Tommy from Auto Ordnance. Nothing new, I believe they are using the same tooling to make these. Basically the same old Tommy that's been for sale over the years, just a new name on it.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 9:16:20 AM EDT
I have a 1927A1 Deluxe. I have the foreward pistol grip, but I don't like it, so I installed the standard guard. It is pre Kahr. Some will tell you quality was better before the buyout, and some will tell you it is better after. I don't know which it true, or if it is about the same. The only real drawbacks are that it is very heavy (probably pushing 14 pounds unloaded), and the trigger is quite bad. I have shot mine off a rest at 100 yards with UMC .45 and put a whole 30 round magazine into a 5-6 inch circle. [IMG]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=192182&a=1409106&p=53517499&Sequence=0&res=high[/IMG]
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 9:29:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Avalon01: Has anyone tried out the new semi-auto Tommy Guns offered by Kahr Arms? They look nice, and MSRP is about $800.
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Since you asked for input, here is mine. Any (full auto or semi) ones manufactured by Kahr Arms suck. Is this from first hand experience? Sorta. Most of the experience is from reading other posts. Here is one particular web site specific to the Thompson: http://www.machinegunbooks.com/cgibin/ikonboard/forums.cgi?forum=1 This site contains info on both full auto and semi. Some experience has come from witnessing others attempting to use their full auto version with numerous problems. Also if you check www.gunbroker.com you can always find a ton of these from Kahr Arms for sale. Why do you think? If you really wanted one, at least pay the $200 to have the appropriate (shorter) barrel placed on. Also, do a search on this web site as others have asked the same question as you. You may find some addition info.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 10:24:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JThompson: If you really wanted one, at least pay the $200 to have the appropriate (shorter) barrel placed on.
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That's a no-no in Illinois as far as I know.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 11:03:03 AM EDT
I had a model 1927 Deluxe by Auto Ordnance. Beautiful gun. Worked flawlessly. Gonna cost you upwards of $500 for a 50rnd drum. Auto Ord used to sell an adapter kit to take the removable 1928 stock which I put on mine. I doubt that Kahr has changed anything. Last I heard they were not making the full auto versions. In case anyone cares Kahr is owned by a son of Rev. Sun Young Moon of Moonies fame.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 11:11:22 AM EDT
I was told this when I was thinking of buying a tommy gun once. That you have to make an oval hole on some of the older WWII mags so that they will fit the newer gun's I don't know why but thats what I was told about the mags at a gun show one time.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 11:12:17 AM EDT
If you want a .45 carbine, why not get a Mech Tech conversion upper for a 1911? It would be shorter, lighter and cheaper.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 11:15:32 AM EDT
Isn't Kahr owned by the Moonies or something?
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 11:18:51 AM EDT
Thompson´s, what´s with the babbling about SEMI, 16" barrels. [:D] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/038/2w/5A/IK/rl29043.jpg[/img] The Thompson in the picture has a lot of wear and tear, belongs to my other boss.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 6:16:23 PM EDT
Hey Tuukka, nice collection [8D], let me know if you and your toys are in Central Florida. If you can't bring them all, at least bring the BAR.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 10:13:45 PM EDT
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