View Full Version : Thompson 1927-a1

January 25, 2010, 01:23 PM
I need some advice from all the Thompson owners out there. I've got a craving for a Thompson 1927-a1 T1/T5 semi auto. I've heard horror stories about these, but now that Khar arms bought them, I was wondering if anyone has bought one or knows anyone that has one & what they have to say. I work too hard for my money to spend 1200.00 + on a gun that will turn out to be a piece of crap. Any information would be appreciated.


January 25, 2010, 03:37 PM
mikey, i bought one of those thompsons and i loved mine. Would shoot just
about anything you fed it, .45 acp wise. But, they are HEAVY and gets pretty old carrying one around. Almost no recoil, like shooting a .22 almost.
They are very well made, so probably accounts for the high price on those.
Sold mine, needed the money,so thats my take on them, for what its worth.

January 25, 2010, 06:30 PM
Just what I have HEARD *Note that part*.

That the newer ones are better than the ones made a few years ago. I handled one at our local store. Felt decent, heavy, but seemed pretty well made. The $1,200 price tag sorta put me off though :rolleyes:

I don't care for the foregrip, I'll go with the "Plain Janes" for $900.

B. Lahey
January 25, 2010, 07:03 PM

January 26, 2010, 05:33 PM
I had one of these and loved it. They sound or thump awesome and the smoke pouring out of the barrel is sweet. They are great conversation pieces. I got mine for 700 from a show and it was mint with box. I passed one one just last week for 650. Look around, one will find you.