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What percentage of your handguns come from an American owned company?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Just out of curiosity I sat down and figured out how many of my handguns come from American based/owned companies and how may are from foreign makers. I was wondering if anyone else knows the numbers from their own collection. Do not take into account where parts are made or guns assembled, just take into account who owns the company. For example...Colt, S&W, Springfield Armory, and others are American owned and Beretta, Glock, and others are foreign owned. Despite where they assemble their gun, import their guns from, or who holds their stock. This is what I came up with...

    Revolvers
    Total: 25
    American manufacturers: 22 (92%)
    Foreign manufacturers: 2 (8%)

    Semi-autos
    Total: 23
    American manufacturers: 13 (57%)
    Foreign manufacturers: 10 (43%)

    All Handguns
    Total: 48
    American manufacturers: 36 (75%)
    Foreign manufacturers: 12 (25%)

    Smiths hold the number one spot in my revolver collection...followed closely by Colt and Ruger. I also have a couple Italian made Ubertis.

    As far as semi-autos go, Colt fills the most spots followed by Glock. In third is Kahe, Walther, and Sig with a couple Springfield Armory and a couple H&K's and Berettas thrown into the mix.
     
  2. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    I have owned alot of guns that wernt made in the US, or from companies that wernt based in the US, but currently I only have one gun in my collection that wasnt made here or from a US based company(Beretta model 96). The rest are 100% pure American!
     
  3. Weebs

    Weebs Clackamas County Member

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    20% exactly
     
  4. Oro

    Oro Western WA Active Member

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    Ah, but S&W was foreign-owned from '87 to 2001. By your methodology you would have to back out those years from the "US" unless you have none in that range. My current "newest" S&W in 1985 (2 from that year), so I am safe from that loophole.

    My only foreign handgun is a Norinco 1911a1, which I have a hard time parting with for sentimental reasons. So that means 86/97% US owned.
     
  5. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    While my handgun collection is not as vast and varied as others ( at the moment) it is however of 100% U.S. made weapons, currently.;)
     
  6. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    2/3 Currently. 1 Ruger, 1 Keltec, and the oddball Sig ;)
     
  7. Oakley1wa

    Oakley1wa Beaverton, Oregon, United States Member

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    1/2 of mine. 1 S&W M&P in 40 and 1 Sig Mosquito.
     
  8. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Let's see, Colt, S&W, Ruger, Kahr, Springfield, National Arms, and one lonely FNP-45 made in South Carolina, but has foreign roots. 15 to 1 =
     
  9. speelyei

    speelyei Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I guess 0%. I have one Taurus. I am niether proud nor ashamed.
     
  10. m'kay13

    m'kay13 Boardman, OR Member

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    Handguns: 100%
    Rifles: 90%
    Shotguns: 50%
     
  11. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    Handguns......US owned is 25%.....1 of 4

    and the next 2 I plan on buying are German, then another US owned one
     
  12. bwells

    bwells Longview Member

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    My one and only handgun is a colt.
    Rifles: 4/4. 2 Rugers, 1TC (black powder), and 1 Winchester
    Shotguns: 1/2. A browning and a CZ.
     
  13. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    2 Browning Buckmarks. Technically made in the US, but the company is owned by FN Herstal in Belgium.
    CZ Kadet. Czech.
    HK 45. German.
    XD45. American Company, made in Croatia.
    STI 1911. American.
    FN Five Seven. Belgian

    So 1 of 8 = 12.5%
     
  14. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Colt x2, S&W (new), S&W (old), Glock. So 80% if you don't consider the Glock as US built. Parts were, parts were made in Austria, so...
     
  15. rpatton

    rpatton Graham WA Member

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    The condition was "American owned" I Believe that Taurus is based in Florida so even though my PT1911 was made in Brazil it would count as American under the stated rules/guidelines.

    Obviously someone should correct me if I am mistaken about Taurus in Florida, but since I Joined the thread, I'll go ahead and count my S&W .44 Magnum and my Taurus as a 100% American collection (until/unless corrected).
     
  16. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I do believe Taurus simply has a headquarters in Florida. It is still a Brazilian owned and operated company.
     
  17. rpatton

    rpatton Graham WA Member

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    OOOPS, I stand corrected so my collection is at 50%
     
  18. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    25%
     
  19. Kaltbluter

    Kaltbluter Eugene Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Handguns - 57% US
    Long Guns - 70 % US
     
  20. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    50/50% for me 12 us/12 non us