When we think of patriotism and firearms, many might conjure up images of lines of Continental soldiers going muzzle to muzzle with British Redcoats or militiamen picking off His Majesty’s officers with their Kentucky Rifles at distance, or maybe Union soldiers repelling Pickett’s Charge with Springfield muskets with fixed bayonets gleaming in the hot July sun. But what of the modern patriot? What firearms does he or she have to look to for guidance in these trying times? With all the foreign firearms like Glock having made such serious inroads into our culture, are there any American guns left to look up to today? There are and they may surprise you.
1. Colt 1911 Government Model
Few guns have had such an impact on our psyche and the firearms industry all the while protecting American forces like the Colt 1911 Government Model.