Patriotic Guns: Red, White, and Blue Pew

We know what you’re thinking: Aren’t all guns patriotic because of the Second Amendment? Well, some guns are definitely more patriotic than others. From awesome Cerakote jobs to fantastic factory designs, some guns stand out as being a bit…extra (in a good way, of course). We’ve done the legwork for you and rounded up five of our favorite patriotic firearms, in no particular order. Not much is more ‘Merica than this list.

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Ruger’s 9mm carbine has an awesome camo flag pattern and it’s compatible with Glock mags, too. (Photo credit: Ruger)

Ruger PC Carbine American Flag Series

Yes, this carbine is embellished with red, white, and blue and it’s also chambered in the fun and useful 9mm cartridge. The Ruger PC Carbine American Flag Series has a 16.12-inch barrel length, an overall length of 34.37 inches, and a weight of seven pounds. This carbine is compatible with Ruger’s Security 9 magazines as well as Glock magazines, so you won’t have to worry about having enough mags on hand. They’re literally available everywhere.

This carbine is both patriotic and a bit unique. Thanks to the Picatinny rail atop the receiver it’s easy to add optics and because the handguard is M-LOK compatible, you can easily install weapon lights and lasers as desired. Further, this is a versatile gun that can be used for fun at the range but is also great for home defense. It can even be used as a truck gun. The 9mm chambering makes it a stellar defensive option and offers the greatest ballistics possible. Want to be patriotic in the most popular defensive caliber out there? If so, be sure to check out this gun.

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The We the People 1911 from SIG Sauer is a fantastic option if you want a patriotic handgun. (Photo credit: SIG Sauer)

SIG Sauer 1911 We the People Full Size

It’s true that SIG technically discontinued production of this patriotic pistol, but you can find it used without much trouble. This is an excellent patriotic handgun because not only is it a 1911, but it’s also chambered in .45 ACP and it sports grips that are covered in stars. It even says 1776 on the slide. It doesn’t get much more American than that!

The SIG Sayer 1911 We the People Full Size handgun is a well-made pistol, designed to serve as a tribute to both the Second Amendment and the 1911 itself. In true 1911 style, it has a 7 +1 capacity with a five-inch barrel and full-sized frame. Its overall length is 8.7 inches and its empty weight is 41.6 ounces. SIG gave the gun a distressed finish which, along with its star grips and 1776 engraved slide, make it a classically appealing pistol. Yes, even the grips themselves are distressed steel. For fans of the 1911, there just might not be any more patriotic gun.

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Even the cheek riser on this Howa bolt-action rifle features an American flag theme. (Photo credit: Howa)

Howa M1500 APC American Flag Chassis Rifle

If you’d prefer a bolt-action patriotic gun, Howa has you covered. The Howa M1500 APC American Flag Chassis Rifle is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, making it an excellent choice for long-range shooters, and has a Cerakote American flag finish. Shoot, even the cheek riser is painted to honor the flag!

This rifle has a 24-inch barrel, 10-round capacity, and an empty weight of 12.3 pounds. It’s designed specifically for precision shooting applications, but it’s one of those rifles any gun owner would be proud to own. Features include a threaded barrel, an adjustable stock, and an APC chassis for superior durability. Even better, this rifle ships from the factory with a Howa Hack two-stage adjustable trigger that’s set by Howa with one pound for the first stage and three pounds for the second stage. It’s beautifully precise, patriotically Cerakoted, and versatile. What’s not to love?

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A 12 gauge shotgun with an American flag finish? Yes, please. (Photo credit: Typhoon Defense)

Typhoon Defense F12 Patriot Semi-Automatic 12 Gauge Shotgun

Shotguns have long had a place in many gun owners’ safes, and for good reason. They’re great for home defense, hunting, and just plain fun at the range. The Typhoon Defense F12 Patriot is a semi-automatic model chambered in 12 gauge (because of course it is). This shotgun sports a red and white striped receiver that fades into a blue forend with white stars on it. It has a three-inch chamber, so it can accommodate 2 ¾-inch or 3-inch shotshells, and it has a 5 +1 capacity.

It’s a box-fed shotgun with aesthetics similar to the AR-15, making it appealing to shooters used to their ARs. According to Typhoon Defense, it ships with a box magazine, so there’s no need to track down a compatible 12-gauge mag before trying it out at the range. It ships with flip-up iron sights and includes a flat-top Picatinny rail on the receiver, so you could add other optics or a red dot sight if preferred. The stock is fixed and the barrel is 18.5 inches in length. It’s compatible with Benelli Mobile chokes. Overall, this is a fun gun that’s great for range use and could also be used to defend your home, all while paying homage to the American flag.

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The Black Rain Ordnance Patriot is both patriotic and tactical. (Photo credit: Black Rain Ordnance)

Black Rain Ordnance Patriot

It’s not a patriotic gun list without an AR-15, and the team at Black Rain Ordnance knows how to get that done with both a well-made and aesthetically appealing rifle. The BRO Patriot is chambered in .223 Wylde, which means you can run either .223 Remington or 5.56 NATO through this gun without sacrificing accuracy. It’s also offered in .300 Blackout. The Patriot is Cerakoted with rippling red and white stripes and has a blue handguard with white stars.

The BRO Patriot has is adjustable for length of pull and ships with a Castle flash suppressor. It weighs approximately 8 pounds when empty, while M-LOK-compatible slots offer ample attachment space for lights, lasers, and other M-LOK accessories. Thanks to a full-length Picatinny rail, adding optics to this gun is an easy process. The AR-15 platform is an undeniably American gun and this rifle from Black Rain Ordnances checks all the patriotic boxes, at least as they relate to firearms. This gun is worth adding to your gun collection, no doubt.

So that’s it; that’s our list of some of the most patriotic guns on the market. What do you think we missed? Be sure to share your patriotic firearm ideas in the comments section.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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