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Utah Legislators Make Browning Official State Gun

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posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 07:46 PM
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First state to do so. Wow. A state gun? Really?

www.npr.org...

Apparently this passed 51-19?



I think this is the gun...


Colt M1911

Designed by John Browning in the early 1900's the M1911 was adopted by the US army in 1911. It was the official sidearm of the US army from 1911-1985 when it was replaced by the 92 FS. To this day it is viewed as one of the best pistols ever made.

Classification: Pistol
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action: Gas Operated
Length: 216 mm
Barrel Length: 125 mm
Weight: 1.08kg Empty, 1.19kg Loaded
Magazine: 7 Round Clip
Effective range: 75-80 meters
Cyclic rate of fire: rounds per minute
Fire Mode: Semi-Auto

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posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 07:54 PM
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Kel-Tec SUB-2000 is what I want my state gun to be
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posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 08:01 PM
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I can't quite wrap my head around this or see it as anything but more divisive, blue-state/red-state sort of stuff.
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posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 08:04 PM
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What is the problem with this? I see absolutely no problem with it.

Does this cost anything to declare this gun to be the official state gun? If not then why are you complaining?

I personally think this is a great idea.



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 08:11 PM
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No problems with it. They should have chose a Sig though.



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 08:12 PM
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Wonder if other states will follow. Betcha Texas declares the biggest state gun...Maybe one of these?




posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 08:16 PM
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Browning wasn't the one that primarilly made the 1911, that was colt.

the Browning Hi Power is probably one of the most well known brownings, the browning type locking system has been used in most recoil-operated pistols.

Another notable firearm would be the M2HB .50Cal heavy machinegun.

Hell, Browning made many fine firearms.

OH BTW, that large muzzle device is a type of supressor for a howitzer mainly for testing purposes.

Funny enough the explosion of the round hitting the ground is alot more loud than the report of the howitzer...
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posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 08:19 PM
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And apparently Browning is a son of Utah. This was, from what I understand, in part a tribute to him.



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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I claim the Bushmaster ACR in the name of Nevada...

This would be more appropriate if it were a Browning BAR

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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 03:47 AM
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I knew you'd show up, but didn't predict your choice. I'm still trying to figure out what some of the other states might choose. I suppose they should American-made guns, so Sigs and Rugers might be out, as might the AKs?



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 04:10 AM
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Ruger is American...

Out of curiosity what did you think I would pick?

And it depends on who makes the AK variant. There are some American AKs.
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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 06:21 AM
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Well, I was thinking state guns had to be pistols, so I was thinking something like this....

Shows how much I don't know about gun manufacturers.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 06:29 AM
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I have the 1911, but my Bersa is sweet to have as well.
They are out of New Jersey, though.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 08:04 AM
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The gun is made in Jersey?

Gee I really thought more states would chime in with their picks. I might have to handle GA with a Ruger P944.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 08:09 AM
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The Henry rifle (they are sweet, wish I could afford one) are also out of NJ.





posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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For NV, as far as hand guns are concerned, a Colt .45 Long Colt revolver might be more appropriate...

Plenty get dug up in Virginia City.



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 07:05 PM
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A few more states have added state guns since this thread, so I'm just here updating the flag


Arizona: Colt Single Action Army April 2011

Indiana Grouseland Rifle March 2012

West Virginia Hall rifle April 2013




posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 08:09 PM
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i vote pre ww2 hi power
hand machined as opposed to stamped



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 11:56 PM
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My vote for Texas is the M1 Garand.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 08:14 AM
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beezzer
The Henry rifle (they are sweet, wish I could afford one) are also out of NJ.


I have been to the Bayonne factory as they are a customer. Nice stuff there.

We also have Kimber who has a smaller location in New Jersey. You would be surprised with the amount of firearms work that takes place here as the gun laws are ultra-restrictive.



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