Is your favorite gun brand made in America? There is something truly red, white, and blue about supporting the Second Amendment by buying firearms made in the good ol’ USA. Of course, there are a ton of American made companies to buy guns for home defense, daily conceal carry, hunting, or shooting sports.
Here are five of the best American gun companies to look into supporting when you are in the market for your next firearm.
Springfield Armory is one of the youngest companies, founded in 1974 by Bob Reese. The company was named after the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts, where they crafted firearms during the Revolutionary War. Their current headquarters is located in Illinois. Springfield Armory mainly makes handguns that are compact and easy to wear for concealed carry, although they do have some AR-15 style rifles as well.
Mossberg’s company tagline is “American Built, American Strong.” You just have to love gun company that has so much pride, and rightfully so, since they have been around for a little over one hundred years. The O.F. Mossberg & Sons company was founded in 1919 by Oscar Frederick Mossberg, a native of Sweden, who immigrated to America when he was 20-years-old. A true success story with a gun company that makes a variety of pistols, rifles, and shotguns. The reason their company took off was with the creation of the “Brownie” .22 pistol right after World War I.
Samuel Colt founded the Colt Manufacturing Company in 1855. They are known for their bold revolvers, especially the Python, the Walker, and M1911 pistol. The headquarters is in Hartford, Connecticut, and they are actually split into two separate companies now. One that specializes in the civilian consumer, while the other is mainly geared towards law enforcement, security teams, and the military.
Savage Arms is another historic gun manufacturer created in New York in 1894 by Arthur Savage. This guy had the best last name for a gun company ever! One of their innovative designs is the famous Savage Model 99, a hunting rifle that has been a classic for the company since their inception. Today, they are based out of Massachusetts, with some of their operations taking place out of Canada. We won’t hold that against them too much.
Rock River Arms
Since most of the gun companies on this list are some of the biggest names in the business, here’s one that is smaller and independent. The Rock River Arms company was founded in 1993 in Illinois by two brothers, where they are still headquartered today. They make a variety of long guns, pistols, and accessories. It’s estimated that their annual revenue is around $22 million.
If you’re in the market for a new firearm, next time it might be a good idea to make sure you choose an American company to support economic growth right here at home.