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List of Truly American Made Firearms.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by stchman, Jan 11, 2010.

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  1. stchman

    stchman Member

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    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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  2. CoRoMo

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    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.
     
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  3. Boris Barowski

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    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 ;)
     
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    Winchester
    High Standard
     
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    Freedom Arms
    Hundreds of custom shops making muzzle loaders.

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

    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.
     
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  6. Shear_stress

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    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.
     
  7. ArmedBear

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    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.
     
  8. Boris Barowski

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    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
     
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  9. Shear_stress

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    Love that Delirium Tremens.

    Well said.
     
  10. stchman

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    Hey ChronoCube Winchester left the US for foreign pastures.
     
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    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?
     
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    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
     
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    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. :)
     
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    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.
     
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    Rock River Arms
     
  16. GunsAmerica Fan

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    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.
     
  17. stchman

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    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.
     
  18. GunsAmerica Fan

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    S&W isn't on the list btw. I believe they are 100% American like Ruger.
     
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    Don't forget steel sources, wood sources on wood stocks, sources for plastic in polymers....
     
  20. Shear_stress

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

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

    '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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    Mossberg?



    the maverick plant's by the border, but on our side nonetheless.
     
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    Depends on which Mossberg firearm. Some of them are foreign-made -- like Plinkster.
     
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