List of Truly American Made Firearms.


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stchman
January 11, 2010, 07:06 PM
I have compiled a list. Can anyone add to them. Now if you don't prefer a certain manufacturer, fine, I am just wanting a list. If I am in error that a company is American based please correct me.

I have made a decision when I purchase a NEW firearm it must be 100% American made from an American company. Not a foreign firearm made here in the US.


List
Ruger
Kimber
Wilson Combat
CMMG
DPMS
Kel-Tec
Hi-Point
Colt
Springfield (not XD models)
Charter Arms
Remington
Ithaca
Henry Rifles
Keystone Sporting Arms
Bond Arms
Heritage Manufacturing
American Derringer


Thanks.

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CoRoMo
January 11, 2010, 07:24 PM
Lewis Machine & Tool
Noveske Rifleworks
Patriot Ordnance Factory
Barrett Firearms
Lazzeroni Rifles
Jarrett Rifles
Volkmann Inc.
JP Enterprises
Rainier Arms
North American Arms ??
L.W. Seecamp
Kahr Arms ??
Rohrbaugh Firearms

...but seriously, I can't list them all because there are many dozens.

Boris Barowski
January 11, 2010, 07:24 PM
Get over it, we live in a globalized world. You don't want your money to end up in foreign hands, but why should we, foreigners, then want our money to end up in American hands? Should we then also stop buying American products? Do you think this will be beneficial to the US economy in the long run?

This is the start and basis of all trade wars and trade sanctions. And limiting trade is bad. Comparative advantages make the economy better off.

Still, even if you don't agree, take a nice american beer, let's say a Bud, and think about it ;)

ChronoCube
January 11, 2010, 07:24 PM
Winchester
High Standard

Cosmoline
January 11, 2010, 07:27 PM
Freedom Arms
Hundreds of custom shops making muzzle loaders.

But don't worry Boris, FN products designed by Browning are considered naturalized citizens ;-)

take a nice american beer, let's say a Bud

I think I'll contemplate it over this:

http://midnightsunbrewing.com/beer_3767.php

We're in the midst of a brewery revolution stateside. I wish the same would happen with firearms, but as with the brewing laws the firearm laws would need to change first. As it stands now it's difficult and very costly to set up a manufacturing facility for modern firearms in the US. If the BATF were forced to loosen its rules we'd see the same kind of innovation in arms as we have in beer over the past few decades.

Shear_stress
January 11, 2010, 07:28 PM
I take pride in owning guns designed and built in this country. As a fan of capitalism, though, I buy my guns based on quality rather than where they're built.

Also, Springfield's 1911s are forged in Brazil, Remington has often sold Russian or Serbian rifles and shotguns, Colt sold rebadged Astras, and Winchester has had many of their guns built in Japan.

ArmedBear
January 11, 2010, 07:30 PM
Boris is right.

I'm sure you don't get the good stuff we brew, in Belgium. You have your own good beer, and the good stuff here is made in smaller quantities than Budweiser.

Let's just say that I wouldn't drink Budweiser either. Well, I did -- once in the past 10 years -- because I had no beer, and the guy giving beer away was giving away Budweiser.:D

That said, Budweiser tastes pretty close to Pilsner Urquell, which is to say, like ****.

If you ever find some Arrogant Bastard beer, try that.:)

All of that said, I just bought an American-made rifle from a Belgian-held company, and it's an excellent rifle. I'm about as interested in a Remington as I am in a Budweiser.

Boris Barowski
January 11, 2010, 07:37 PM
I took the Bud example, because it's owned by a Belgian-Brazilian company :)
And yes, we have some amazing beers! (If anyone of you is ever in Belgium, I know some great non-touristy places!)

I just think it's wrong to buy a firearm based on where it is made rather than the quality of it. If you buy a worse firearm because it is American the American companies have no incentive to improve their product. In the end you end up with a miserable product that cannot compete anymore, not in the US and not abroad. This leads to a Detroit-style fiasco. Push your companies to meet and exceed the foreign products, so you're making a sound economic decision buying American. And the rest of the world will buy from you, because we want the most bang for our buck too :)


Btw, what's the ABV on that arrogant bastard? Sounds strong :p

Shear_stress
January 11, 2010, 07:42 PM
And yes, we have some amazing beers!

Love that Delirium Tremens.

I just think it's wrong to buy a firearm based on where it is made rather than the quality of it. If you buy a worse firearm because it is American the American companies have no incentive to improve their product. In the end you end up with a miserable product that cannot compete anymore, not in the US and not abroad. This leads to a Detroit-style fiasco. Push your companies to meet and exceed the foreign products, so you're making a sound economic decision buying American. And the rest of the world will buy from you, because we want the most bang for our buck too

Well said.

stchman
January 11, 2010, 07:45 PM
Hey ChronoCube Winchester left the US for foreign pastures.

ChronoCube
January 11, 2010, 08:02 PM
Oh I just saw that you were looking for a NEW firearm ... I wasn't sure who owns Winchester now but I was thinking of the old lever action rifles...

What about Marlin?

rustycrusty
January 11, 2010, 08:02 PM
ArmedBear,
I think you and I have the same taste. I always wondered why A-B kept the
horses, then I tasted a Bud and knew what they were there for:barf: Anyway I buy what works for me, not where it was made. Just like my beer:D

ChronoCube
January 11, 2010, 08:07 PM
I don't care where a firearm was made or designed... and I'm all for international commerce... but if the OP wants to stick to 100% American firearms, I'm not complaining. That means greater availability of perfectly fine foreign guns for the rest of us -- Glocks, Sigs, FNs, Saigas, etc. :)

Boba Fett
January 11, 2010, 08:15 PM
You left out STI. Made right here in Texas!

http://www.stiguns.com/

Excellent 1911 pistols. IMHO, better than anything in the same price range. The trigger and action are just superb.

zstephens13
January 11, 2010, 08:16 PM
Rock River Arms

GunsAmerica Fan
January 11, 2010, 08:21 PM
Springfield rifles receivers are made by Imbel.

The Beretta Px4 subcompact is made in USA
as are some other pistols and shotguns.

I believe all Stagg arms receivers are made in USA, and they supply mostly all the AR guys.

Armalite is all in Geneseo IL, and Rock River is close to there as well.

stchman
January 11, 2010, 08:21 PM
To chronocube.

As I asked in the original post if you do not care for an American firearm great. No need for you to express your opinion that I am stupid somehow for making a choice. You know what is said about opinions?

I somply asked that people help me list firearm companies that make 100% US made firearms.

GunsAmerica Fan
January 11, 2010, 08:25 PM
S&W isn't on the list btw. I believe they are 100% American like Ruger.

Aran
January 11, 2010, 08:25 PM
Don't forget steel sources, wood sources on wood stocks, sources for plastic in polymers....

Shear_stress
January 11, 2010, 08:25 PM
Springfield rifles receivers are made by Imbel.

Only the discontinued SAR-48/4800 series were made by Imbel.

Don't forget steel sources,

True. S&W gets their steel from Italy, or at least that's what I was told during the plant tour.

You left out STI. Made right here in Texas!

'cept the Spartan. Frame, slide and barrel made in the Phillipines.

Modern trade being what it is, it's almost impossible for anything to be made in one place. Exercise in futility.

ChronoCube
January 11, 2010, 08:26 PM
Maybe my opinion was unnecessary but you are taking it the wrong way. I never said you were stupid. Besides, I have American firearms myself and I am not parting with them anytime soon.

ChronoCube
January 11, 2010, 08:28 PM
Don't forget steel sources, wood sources on wood stocks, sources for plastic in polymers....

I think he took that into account when he said "100%"... otherwise companies like Arsenal and PTR would be on the list. :)

Edit: oh, you mean where the actual raw materials came from...

AcceptableUserName
January 11, 2010, 08:29 PM
Mossberg?



the maverick plant's by the border, but on our side nonetheless.

ChronoCube
January 11, 2010, 08:31 PM
Depends on which Mossberg firearm. Some of them are foreign-made -- like Plinkster.

GunsAmerica Fan
January 11, 2010, 08:31 PM
kel tec?

GunsAmerica Fan
January 11, 2010, 08:32 PM
The ou mossbergs are turkey

AcceptableUserName
January 11, 2010, 08:33 PM
ah, thats correct.

Shear_stress
January 11, 2010, 08:36 PM
the maverick plant's by the border, but on our side nonetheless.
Well, they've got one in Torreon, Mexico that makes barrels.

This is getting kind of fun.

Ala Dan
January 11, 2010, 08:37 PM
I'm very surprised that NO one mentioned Les Baer firearms; as they are
now made in the great state of Iowa~! ;)

*Relocated from Hillsdale, Illinois :rolleyes:

Mags
January 11, 2010, 08:37 PM
Para is located in NC now.

sleepyone
January 11, 2010, 08:39 PM
Bond Arms made in my hometown of Granbury, TX

Winchesters are being made in one of the Carolinas, South I think.

stg44
January 11, 2010, 08:49 PM
MasterPiece Arms based in Oklahoma should be one. Not much of a fan of semi-auto Mac10 clones, but their Mac10 carbine really looks great!

Boris Barowski
January 11, 2010, 08:50 PM
S&W is listed on NASDAQ as SWHC. Ruger as RGR on the NYSE. What percentage of shareholders constitute foreign ownership? Does one foreign owner poison the well or is an American majority alright?

Remington, Bushmaster, DPMS, AAC and Marlin are owned by Cerberus Capital Management. Is all the money they invest American?

What about foreign-held debt?

and so on...

more forty fives
January 11, 2010, 09:03 PM
Any one add Les Baer?

mustang_steve
January 11, 2010, 09:08 PM
I'm pretty sure SCCY fits that criteria. Sure it's an unpopular firearm, but it's still US made....hell it's made a few hours from my place.

9mmepiphany
January 11, 2010, 10:17 PM
it must be 100% American made from an American company. Not a foreign firearm made here in the US.

you'll have to remove Springfield Armory then

all their 1911s start out made by IBEL in Brazil...the only way they legally stamp "made in the USA" on them is because they finish machine them domestically.

Sig, Beretta and Glock are more "American" than any Springfield 1911

GunsAmerica Fan
January 11, 2010, 10:26 PM
Cobra (formerly Davis) Derringers and small auto pistols.

fireman 9731
January 11, 2010, 10:40 PM
H&R/NEF?

The receiver says manufactured in Gardner, Massachusetts, USA.

Texas Gun Person
January 11, 2010, 10:43 PM
I did not even know Bond Arms were made in the city I live in... until yesterday at the range and saw a brocure for them. Granbury, TX. :)

66912
January 11, 2010, 10:47 PM
Come on people!?! The Shilo Sharps rifles are STILL being manufactured in the US. Big Timber MT to be precise. check out their website. 100% American. No doubt about it.

huntsman
January 11, 2010, 11:37 PM
Thompson Center

HPJeep
January 12, 2010, 12:08 AM
Jennings and Bryco. :D

mp510
January 12, 2010, 12:41 AM
Marlin

GunsAmerica Fan
January 12, 2010, 01:11 AM
Iver Johnson lol

Crawfish141
January 12, 2010, 01:18 AM
Bravo company
Spikes tactical

acdodd
January 12, 2010, 01:29 AM
Buy used and it doesn't matter where it was manufactured.

Sav .250
January 12, 2010, 09:03 AM
I`m sure somebody said............Marlin.

Shear_stress
January 12, 2010, 09:12 AM
Iver Johnson lol

Nope, not even IJ. The Pony was designed by Star of Spain and manufactured using some Spanish parts leftover from when FI made a few under license. The TP22/25 was built under license from Erma and some guns used Erma parts. The .22 M1 carbine knockoff they sold was made entirely by Erma.

Tim the student
January 12, 2010, 11:30 AM
I assumed that I would see Savage on this list, but I don't.

Can anyone enlighten me on Savages?

Shear_stress
January 12, 2010, 11:37 AM
Can anyone enlighten me on Savages?

Some of their .22 rifles are made by what was once Lakefield in Canada.

Edited to add: actually, Savage itself is owned by the former Lakefield.

BlisteringSilence
January 12, 2010, 11:48 AM
How about the sweet loving uncles of 1911's?

Ed Brown, located in Perry, Missouri, or Wilson Custom, located in the beautiful rolling hills of Berryville, Arkansas.

husbandofaromanian
January 12, 2010, 11:52 AM
I think all socialist/communist countries should tool up and get government subsidies to sell us Americans quality firearms & firearm accessories. You might be helping us from becoming socialist/communist.

rocinante
January 12, 2010, 04:32 PM
Auto Ordinance, owned by Canadian Kahr though.

CoRoMo
January 12, 2010, 04:56 PM
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