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American Made Guns

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by vicmackey, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. vicmackey

    vicmackey Portland, Or New Member

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    Recently I have been looking at who I make purchases from and have decided to make a conscious effort to buy more American made products. I'd like to hear some great American made guns from personal experience. I know that a lot of companies have different suppliers around the world, but what companies and guns stand out as great American products on the gun market today?
     
  2. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    Rugers work for me.
     
  3. Dnaltrop

    Dnaltrop Portland, Oregon Member

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    Not just US made, but if you really love Oregon.... Made in Cornelius (moved from California, eventually to Beaverton before their current home) .

    Calico Light Weapon Systems.

    http://calicolightweaponsystems.com/home/index.php?page=Home
    Product Information

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    CalicoLibertyIII.jpg

    Ugly, aren't they :D

    I've wanted a Liberty III 9mm pistol with both 50 and 100 round helical-feed magazines since seeing them in "Spaceballs", and realizing that they were REAL guns when seeing the full-auto one in "Hard Boiled"

    http://americansworking.com/guns.html Short list here.
     
  4. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    branson4020 Forest Grove, OR Active Member

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    Complicated. Do you mean a US company (Springfield Arms) or a US subsidiary of a foreign company (Beretta USA.) Do you mean a firearm actually manufactured in the US (Beretta), or manufactured by a US company abroad (Springfield.)
     
  6. KONE KILLER

    KONE KILLER WASHOUGAL, WA Active Member

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    I like my Ruger as well. True, its just a .22, but I figure if a company cant make a good simple gun, no way they will be able to make bigger guns well either.
     
  7. 45 for me

    45 for me Oregon Active Member

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    STI, SVI, Wilson Combat, Les Baer, Ed Brown, Nighthawk Custom and many others, all handmade in America. Oh yea, Kel-Tec too.
     
  8. mortre

    mortre Yelm, WA Active Member

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    I put in another vote for wilson combat. Made in america with american made forgings.
     
  9. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    kahr and glock right?
     
  10. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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  11. OR4X4

    OR4X4 Hour south of portland Member

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    All of Henry's machining plating and assebly, including the manufacture of the steel they use is American.
     
  12. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    A BIG LOL on that one. Very true
     
  13. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Yep and some of those off forgings made in Korea....
     
  14. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    I have a 30 year old Ruger Blackhawk that has WAY better steel inside than my Italian made Ubertis' do. I think this is true of a lot of guns made offshore..great looking on the outside,not so hot on the internals. My next pair of sixguns will be Rugers.
     
  15. 45 for me

    45 for me Oregon Active Member

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    Who?
     
  16. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    The only legitimate knock on an otherwise fine US manufacturer, Ruger, is that they are cast and not forged. It is true that a casting will never be as strong as a forging, but it does not need to be. Ruger is the undisputed king of investment casting and their quality is wonderful. The SR1911, The Gunsite Scout, The SR556(which will go down as one of Ruger's finest acheivements), the SR pistol series and now the Ruger American bolt rifle that is sure to be great quality for a great price. It is unfortunate that Mr. Ruger had to pass away for certain things to happen. The idea of a Ruger AR was laughable 10 years ago, now they are producing fine piston driven rifles. Ruger will always get a percentage of my yearly income. Like a tithing. Ruger all the way. Kip
     
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  17. Dnaltrop

    Dnaltrop Portland, Oregon Member

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    Some of the STI guns are made in the Armscor factory, in a separate STI-spec'ed section. http://www.armscor.com.ph/technology.htm

    Basically Rock Islands with better internals.

    Philippine, not Korean though.
     
  18. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    I can't remember who all current/past is but those building on frames supplied by Remsport. ( I have nothing against them at all, dang nice frames.)

    So out of curiousity- is all the metal that Pine Tree uses all 100% american never from overseas???
     
  19. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    I prefer guns made overseas.
     
  20. Rich7944

    Rich7944 Kent, Wa. Active Member

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    All these people and law enforcment agencys are buying these %$^#ing Glocks from Mr. Gaston Glock that hates us. The only thing that man likes about Americans is out money.
    You can say that the glock will never break down and people put there life on it every day but guess what, you can do the same thing with an American made gun like the Smith & Weson M&P.
    The only gun made oversees that I will buy again is the XDm or a Styer because they are so cheap and shoot like no other.