Presidential firearms

Presidential firearms

This is a discussion on Presidential firearms within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; We all know of Obama's lame picture of him "shooting skeet" (probably the first and only time he laid hands on a gun), but which ...

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    Presidential firearms

    We all know of Obama's lame picture of him "shooting skeet" (probably the first and only time he laid hands on a gun), but which one of our prior presidents were pro-gun, and what did they shoot? Did any of them carry daily?


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    Teddy Roosevelt's Browning 1900 pistol:

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    Later in history, another Roosevelt in the whitehouse was known to carry.

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    Abraham Lincoln test fired a Spencer Rifle at the White House grounds at the invitation of Christopher Spencer, it's inventor.

    Lincoln was impressed and ordered it produced for Union soldiers to use. Spencer actually gave the demonstration rifle to Lincoln, the only gun he was ever known to own.

    The Confederate boys hated the Spencer. They said "It's that darn Yankee gun that you load on Sunday and shoot all week."
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    Quote Originally Posted by NH_Esau View Post
    Later in history, another Roosevelt in the whitehouse was known to carry.

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    Yup. She was known for off-the-reservation trips with Secret Service and some accounts involve her packing a full-sized service revolver.

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    Wow, great video..... Haven't held a 32 since I was a kid.

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    The one millionth Model 1894 Winchester was given to President Coolidge in 1927, the 1.5 millionth rifle to President Harry Truman on May 8, 1948 and the two millionth unit was given to President Eisenhower in 1953.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NH_Esau View Post
    Teddy Roosevelt's Browning 1900 pistol:

    Yup.

    Theodore Roosevelt kept a gun in his bedside nightstand just in case a threat managed to get past all the Secret Service Agents and enter his bedroom.

    This is acceptable behavior for someone like him because he is more equal than the common slave...um...I mean...peasant...um...I mean...citizen.
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    I'm sure Regan and Bush received commerative models also.........I thought all presidents were presented with custom models.

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    My favorite is Teddy Roosevelts Model 1894 (Suppressed) with an orginal Hiram Maxim Silencer, because he didn't want to disturb his neighbors the Duponts and the Tiffany's.

    Theodore Roosevelt's suppressed 1894 Winchester

    He used this in New York specifically Long Island. Imagine the outcry against Evil Wood Lever Actions aka EWLA.
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    This is the 1911 that Elvis gave to Nixon. Don't know that he ever carried it, though it's said that Elvis was packing at the time...


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    Ronnie Reagan did, at least some of the time...

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