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Whats the best American Made Gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by nibb, Feb 1, 2007.

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  1. nibb

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    Are you American?

    What gun do you think is the best made ever that you can say proudly 100% American?
     
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    I know what you are getting at, but my firearm choices are not what makes me an American.

    If I had to take a gander at it, and am working from the assumption that were are talking about military oriented rifles, I'd say that Garand, M1A, and AR-15 would be the top of the list.


    John
     
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    100%? What "made in America" over the last couple decades doesn't have foreign parts or metal in them?
     
  5. nibb

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    So most of you would said COLT I think.

    God made men and women; Sam Colt made ‘em equal

    What about Ruger etc?
     
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    Its a little early to tally up the count.


    As for Ruger, they supported the Clinton Assault Weapons Ban, and can therefore kiss my @$$. I'll never support them after selling out the Bill of Rights.


    John
     
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    I bought a new Ruger sometime ago. New in box. I sold it after a month. It sucks. It was a .22. I tried it with Philippine ammo and it jammed every 3 shoots. Thats the difference for me between a good and a bad gun. A good gun spits any kind of ammunition, the bad ones, are very dedicated and only want first class ammo.
     
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    If your talking the famous, iconic American wepaons (but not nesecarily of 100% American stell, parts etc), I'd say Colt SAA (or similar models), M1 Garand, M16 (and variants thereof), and BAR, and the 1911.
     
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    The BAR and the Thompson submachine gun
     
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    Beretta, Marlin, H&K, CZ, Sako, Kel-Tec...

    Yes, they are from other countries. But we're their number one market... and without 'em we'd be in a lot of trouble. :) Most guns out there have some heritage, or strong tie with America... too strong to be easily swept aside. From Remington Mosin-Nagants and Savage Enfields to every handgun based on Browning's designs, to countries that never fielded the .45 ACP round yet make millions of dollars selling guns in that caliber...

    The world makes guns. We (firearms enthusiasts) keep 'em in business. :D

    -Dionysusigma (Welsh, Scottish, French/German, Russian, and a li'l Native American in there too).
     
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    As for Ruger, they supported the Clinton Assault Weapons Ban

    And this affects the quality of their guns, how?

    I'll vote for Ruger DA revolvers. They represent the only advancement in DA revolver design, as long as there have been DA revolvers.

    However, I don't like the idea of any gun manufacturer supporting ANY gun control, either. We have enough trouble with the antis.

    As far as the .22 that jams. I have a Mark II that jams with everything I've tried, except CCI ammo. It NEVER jams with CCI. Weird, ain't it. :confused:
     
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    I must walk a diffrent path than others...



    Sharps...ORIGINAL Sharps...not the Spaghetti Sharps. Those are nice, though. :)


    Second...hmmm...Winchester Model of 1894 30 WCF.


    D
     
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    well, the galazan over and under is by far the highest quality gun ever made in the US, and is in current production. nothing else is even close. (just my opinion!) this is not to say this gun is the most important, or historical, or won WW2, or anything like that. just absolute best quality. equal to any gun on earth.
    God Bless
     
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    I think it's a tie between Cooper rifles and a couple of high end over under makers.
     
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    I think this is too vague a question. You need to be more specific. Best pistol? Revolver? Rifle? Shotgun? For what purpose? What ranges. Etc...
     
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    I've heard the rumours about Ruger supporting the AWB as well so they could get more business as imports would be imposed under restrictions.

    As for American companys, wikipedia lists a few but I'm not sure how "American" most of the companys are as it lists Beretta and H&K as American companys, I thought Beretta was Italian and H&K was German? H&K doesn't have a factory in the US either but they do have a repair center in Alabama. Personally I own a USP however even though it is listed as an American corporation according to wikipedia, the firearm is completely imported.

    Heres what is listed for American companys

    Armalite
    Barrett
    Bushmaster
    Remington
    Mossberg
    Hi-point
    H&R
    Intratec
    Ithaca
    Kahr
    Kel-Tec
    Kimber Manufacturing
    Colt
    Marlin Firearms
    North American Arms
    Olympic Arms
    Panther Arms
    Smith & Wesson
    Savage Arms
    Seecamp
    Springfield Armory
    Ruger

    I guess anything made by those companys would be considered a quality firearm made in America at least to my knowledge?
     
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    I think that they are 100%USA

    Ed Browns products. No one said "production" so any of the top notch pistol/gun smiths building on USA made parts would take cake.
     
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    Intratec :D
     
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    Mike101 wrote:


    Based on the manner of the original question, it was implyed that there was a component of American idealism and/or patriotism to the question as pasted below:

    nibb wrote:


    I seriously hope that what Ruger pulled is not an ideal of America. Maybe it is-- selling out the rights of American citizens for the opportunity to gain market share.

    So, no. Thier support of the AWB does not intrinsicly affect the quality of the firearm-- but the original poster worded his question in a way that he wasn't simply seeking quality, but also character. Ruger firearms represent the manufacturer's lack of character in my eyes now.

    I was told my a good friend once that our dollar are really the most powerful vote we have in a capitalist economy. Every day you "vote" for people or organizations. I choose not to ever "vote" for my enemies and the enemies of our rights.


    John
     
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    Depends on what you want to do with it determins the best.
     
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    just recently, Kel tec has really made a couple of great strides, in their new weapons.
     
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