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Utah adopts M1911 pistol as official state firearm

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ClarkKentAKASuperman, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Larry Ashcraft

    Larry Ashcraft Moderator Staff Member

    Looks like I was hasty in closing this, so merged threads and moving on.

    (I didn't realize that the law just became "official".)
  2. rajb123

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  3. Snowdog

    Snowdog Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I just read that on CNN a few hours ago.

    Yay for Utah and the good ol' American Colt 1911!

    FIVETWOSEVEN Well-Known Member

    New Hampshires should be the SIG P229, after all it was designed and first released in this state.
  5. Axel Larson

    Axel Larson Well-Known Member

    Thanks for letting us know that is awesome:). However, I am not sure what Vermont could have as a state firearm:(.
  6. DPris

    DPris Well-Known Member

    Wimmer's knowledge on the gun remains unimpressive.
    The "M" in M1911 has nothing to do with "Military", it just stands for Model.
    And the Beretta's reason for replacing the 1911 was not just that it held more rounds.

    The guy comes up with some moderately interesting stuff now & then, but... :)
  7. raveneap

    raveneap Well-Known Member

    Read this in my morning paper today. The article carried a Utah newspaper byline. Nearly choked on my coffee when I read that the M1911 was a pistol in ".22 caliber." Great research & proofreading. ;)
  8. leadaddict

    leadaddict Well-Known Member

    There's really nothing better they could have been doing??? I've never been a big fan of the "State <fill in the blank>". I find it kind of pointless and silly, even if it is something cool like a 1911.
  9. CDW4ME

    CDW4ME Well-Known Member

    In the article, "critics say it condones gun violence". :barf:

    No, it doesn't. It's an acknowledgement that firearms are a part of this countrys heritage.
  10. lizziedog1

    lizziedog1 Well-Known Member

    California should also adopt an "official" state gun. I think it should be the Daisy Red Ryder. Of course, it would have to be modified to hold only 10 BB's.:D
  11. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    To some extent I agree but this does show that the state and it's lawmakers recognize the historical value of firearms in American society. I'd expect them to keep that in mind as they create other gun related laws.

    So, silly but not entirely a waste maybe?
  12. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    California's state gun would be the water pistol.
    AZ's bill to make the Colt SAA our state firearm is working its way through.
  13. lizziedog1

    lizziedog1 Well-Known Member

    But it would have to have a 10 squirt limit and be registered on their "good" gun list.
  14. weisse52

    weisse52 Well-Known Member

    NO WAY....they would shoot their eye out....
  15. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Go utah~!

    "promotes gun violence"- I call BS~! Man, the 1911 is a piece of history~! ;)
  16. KenW.

    KenW. Well-Known Member

    While I'm happy my legislature did this, I am disappointed the constitutional carry bill didn't get through this year.

    I'm more angry that they wasted time debating and doing a resoluton encouraging one specific member to change his hairdo. We only have 45 days people. You let us down!
  17. Oyeboten

    Oyeboten Well-Known Member

    New Jersey ought to adopt the Colt 'Patterson' as their Official State Gun, if likely forbidding anyone to ever load one, even if posession is alright.

    California ought - as others mentioned - to adopt the Squirt-Gun, but, probably they would want to require it have a Condom Rubber-Banded over the end, as well as being Licenced to it's owner according to an RFD chip built into both.
  18. Tom488

    Tom488 Well-Known Member

    And New Jersey's would be the radar gun :D

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