This is a discussion on Buy American within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I buy what I believe is the best quality no matter what country it was built in, or manufactured. It doesn't matter if it is ...
I buy what I believe is the best quality no matter what country it was built in, or manufactured. It doesn't matter if it is a car, gun, or piece of electronics; which in most of these cases is, unfortunately, not made in the USA.
Be Observant and Be Safe.
Current: DW V-Bob 1911, S&W 442, Springfield XD9sc, XDm9,
and Glock G26, G19, G23C, and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
Former: Taurus 92SS, SIG P220 TT, S&W 360, SIG P239-40, Ruger 22/45 MKII
It is something to think about, yes, for as long as it takes to realize that purchasing schlock results in more schlock available for purchase.
Now, that being said, I'm all for keeping dollars at home when earned, when appropriate. For example, I find the quality of service and attention to detail at my local (regional) Les Schwab tire center exceptional. They've earned my respect and my repeat business. So long as that holds, I will be a customer. Same thing with Timberline shoes, which makes a quality product at a fair price, and a dozen other vendors of goods and services I can think of. Uncertain of what national origin they are, 'cause that isn't exactly relevant to me. Quality is. If it happens to be home-grown, then so much the better.