Hey everybody. I am quite new to this forum and have been trying to do some research for my next pistol purchase.
I am trying to decide which .40 S&W to purchase.
One thing that I would really like to do, is buy an American Made pistol. Not one imported from Germany or Croatia.
I am not saying that those other guns are not good weapons.
I just feel the need to buy American.
I read on Kimber's site that the KPD is Made in America.
Does anyone know of any other .40's that are made here at home?
I too have been looking for a gun, although not necessarily American made. Anyways, one of the pistols in the running is an S&W M&P. I've done a bit of research and it looks like a fine pistol. Definitely made in America too.
Define American made... Its a tough thing to get a straight answer from any company regardless of what they make, because of people refusing to buy things not 100% USA made. I personally would look for quality, reliablity and fit/feel in your hand before worrying about where it was made, although I'd like to always buy USA made too. (I also would buy a 9mm or 45cal because I never bought into all the 40cal hype and BS. 40cal is a good round, just not earth shattering compared to a 9mm)
Had a coupel of guys last year at the range bragging about their "USA made" pistols, they where Springfield XD, Springfield 1911 and a Rock Island Arsenal 1911, alone with a couple of others and that thought I was an idiot for telling them they were not made in the USA.
For me when I take into account fit, feel, reliablity and best bang for buck I always rely on Taurus first.
Here's a question... do you want American made or an American company?
What hberttmank said,,,,, M&P. Great gun, all of them.
Last edited by Maximo; 04-07-2007 at 11:10 PM.
Isn't Kahr also American? I highly recommend Ruger and Smith & Wesson. You can't go wrong with either.
All parts are made in house for the S&W and Rugers unless they have changed in the last two years. Read a article in a gun rag to that effect. We all know they wouldn't tell a tail about that would they?
I would think that Smith & Wesson moving the manufacture of their parts overseas would lead to a lot of lost business. They have a lot riding on their name. They have done enough in the past decade to anger their fans. That would likely be the last straw.
Last edited by Revolver; 04-08-2007 at 02:19 AM.
Smith & Wesson and Ruger make .40-caliber pistols entirely in the United States. I'm very fond of my S&W M&P 9mm compact.
ive got an M&P in a 40s&w ... love it!
I have heard good things about Springfield's XD, also.
Berettas are also manufactured in the USA although there are still some imported from Italy I believe.
have the chinese not started importing imitations of good name pistols
as they have so many other things. if so what are they called so i can avoid them.. ..no offence intended to any U.S. citizen.
Taurus is made in Brazil. XDs are made in Croatia. Rock Island in the Philippines. Springfield 1911s in Brazil, at least the rough forgings.
The S&W M&P is made here, and would be my pick of the guns mentioned so far. The Kahr pistols are great concealment guns, and I like 'em. KelTec makes awesome pocket pistols.
I'd pass on the FNs, the Rugers and the Kimber KPD. All have awful triggers. YMMV.