Life for this pistol begins as a Thompson 1911 series pistol which is made entirely here in the United States. This pistol pays homage to the legendary story of the famous "Old Glory" flag owned by Capt. William Driver. The stars and stripes have always been an inspiration to Americans especially during times of great turmoil and trials. This new Old Glory pistol does a fantastic job paying tribute to our flag. May our flag waive gallantly over our nation through the perilous fight, over the land of the free, and the home of the brave.