Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by dlh » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:11 am

Favorite American Rifle: The venerable Ruger 10/22.

Favorite American pistol: Any Smith and Wesson.
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by SpringerFan » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:36 am

Pistols for me would be any American made 1911, or any American made SAA 1873 Peacemaker.
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:19 pm

I hadn’t really thought about it until just now..... but I suppose it would be between my 1943 Ithaca 1911A1 that was my dad’s WW2 sidearm, my S&W 5” Model 29 Classic, or my S&W 340M&P. I own a Springfield Loaded 1911A1, but it was Brazilian made. I have two other S&W revolvers - a 640 and a 642 - but I like the light weight of the 340 and the power of .357. But truth be told, ANY pistol my 2nd Amendment right allows me to carry would be suitable for me. I’d consider it no less American to carry my Austrian manufactured Glock 19 as anything else.

Rifles? All of mine are American made, either by me, or by American companies. The one that would be the most “commemorative” would be my 1943 Inland M1 Carbine, or possibly my Marlin .30-30. But heck, I also have a FN SCAR 17S too, and now even those are built in America, so.......

As for what I will actually carry today - holiday or not - it will probably be my 340M&P, either pocket carried or concealed OWB, as it is very light, and I will be attending an outdoor BBQ in my old neighborhood, sporting a Hawaiian shirt, cargo shorts, and flip-flops. I sweat like a hog and don’t want to sweat all over the gun, so it will most likely be pocket carried. I probably won’t bring a long gun along at all. I will be among friends, in a safe and quiet neighborhood, not that far from home, and I’ll be home before dark to help my dogs stay calm. The risks are low.

The fact is that for me - and this is just MY taste - I tend not to distinguish between guns/holsters gussied up to be carried for a celebratory reason, and anything I’d carry daily. I can appreciate the art that goes into making beautiful holsters and tarted up carry guns, but it just isn’t my style.
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by Pawpaw » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:24 pm

Most of my guns have purely American heritage, but I guess my MOST American gun would be my M-1 Carbine. It's a 1944 Winchester.
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by Liberty » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:42 pm

I don't have a Big collection, nor do I have fancy guns, For Hanguns I have 2 Berretta one is a 92fs. Even though they are made in the USA and the 92FS was used by much of our military, I consider my Ruger P95 the most American. It's simple, reliable tough and rugged American designed and made. Too me very American.

The gun I have that, to me, is the most American would be the Ruger 10/22, It's a gun that so many of us have grown up with, and continues to be fun and useful. There is something about the .22 cal that is very American.

I do have a Ruger AR 15. I suppose a case could be made that it's more American, but to me it just doesn't have the tradition of the venerable 10/22.
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by flechero » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:51 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:19 pm
1943 Ithaca 1911A1 that was my Dad’s WW2 sidearm
That's the one I'd pick, without even having to think about it! Few things (guns or otherwise) represent America and Her spirit better than that!

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Post by jason812 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:00 pm

Every one I have cause the 2nd amendment says I can have them and there is no other country that let's us have the freedom to do so.

Happy birthday America and God bless the men that fought to found her and the ones that continue to keep her free.

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Post by SQLGeek » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:04 pm

My M-1 rifle for what I hope are obvious reasons. :)
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by C-dub » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:17 pm

Toss up between Colt 1911 Gold Cup & M1 Garand.

Close second, or third depending on how you look at it since one of the above will have to be second, would be my 1903 Springfield & Colt M4.

The Garand may hold a slight edge since even Patton praised it.
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by surferdaddy » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:22 pm

jason812 wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:00 pm
Every one I have cause the 2nd amendment says I can have them and there is no other country that let's us have the freedom to do so.

Happy birthday America and God bless the men that fought to found her and the ones that continue to keep her free.
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by Ameer » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:01 pm

Pawpaw wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:24 pm
Most of my guns have purely American heritage, but I guess my MOST American gun would be my M-1 Carbine. It's a 1944 Winchester.
:iagree: but my M-1 Carbine was made by IBM
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by flowrie » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:45 pm

My Springfield 1911A1.
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by oohrah » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:29 pm

Yes, my 1911A1 I brought back from Viet Nam that probably also saw service in WWII.
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by Pawpaw » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:33 pm

Ameer wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Pawpaw wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:24 pm
Most of my guns have purely American heritage, but I guess my MOST American gun would be my M-1 Carbine. It's a 1944 Winchester.
:iagree: but my M-1 Carbine was made by IBM
Wow! The only thing better than that would be a Rock-Ola.
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by G26ster » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:43 pm

Pawpaw wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:33 pm
Ameer wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Pawpaw wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:24 pm
Most of my guns have purely American heritage, but I guess my MOST American gun would be my M-1 Carbine. It's a 1944 Winchester.
:iagree: but my M-1 Carbine was made by IBM
Wow! The only thing better than that would be a Rock-Ola.
Sold my Rock-Ola and my 2 Inlands. Still have the Quality Hardware left on consignment. The Rock-Ola was the hardest to part with. :cryin

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