Auto Ordnance “Victory Girls” 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

by Jeff Quinn

photography by Jeff Quinn & Boge Quinn

June 7th, 2018


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"Pin-Up Girl" is laser-engraved on the right side.



An updated "Rosie the Riveter" is laser-engraved on the left side.





We have reviewed Auto Ordnance 1911 pistols here before, but this one is really special. Made to commemorate the contribution of women in World War II, Auto Ordnance got it right.

The pistol has a distressed Cerakote finish and is deeply laser engraved with images of a classic pinup girl on one side and an updated “Rosie the Riveter” on the other. Both sides of the slide are engraved with the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) roundel. The slide and frame feature engraved “rivets” to simulate the look of World War II fighter planes. It looks very classy. The grip panels are marked “U.S.” and are checkered in the classic double-diamond pattern. The “Victory Girls” pistol is built on an Auto Ordnance 1911 G.I. model and features a 5-inch barrel and low-profile sights.

Many of my readers do not know that for the past year, I have been writing a column for Gun World Magazine called “Chewing The Fat”, in which I write about various topics, and for the July 2018 edition, I wrote something with a patriotic theme, called “The Greatest Generation….Of Women” as a tribute to the efforts of American women in that war. The paragraph above is an excerpt from that July column. You can see the rest of the text here by clicking on this link.

Gun World, June 2018: "The Greatest Generation...Of Women"

Auto Ordnance got it right with this one, and I was surprised by the low price for such a pistol. The Victory Girls 1911 is made in the USA, and has a suggested retail price of $990 US as of the date of this review. The pistol is accurate, reliable, well-made, and available now.

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Jeff Quinn

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"Victory Girls" pistol features a two-color Cerakote finish of Armor Black and Gunmetal Grey, with laser-engraved lines and dimples to resemble a WWII fighter plane.



USAAC Star Roundel is featured on each side.



"U.S. Property Logo" checkered wood grips.