Originally Posted by DrumJunkie
Uhyup...Springers are assembled here for the most part but parts are made in the way down south. Para Ords.GI Expert is made here if I remember right. Then there's the Colt, Smith, Fusion, Wilson.
The good old American Colt has had so many ups and downs. It has been sold to foreign investors, resold, back and forth so many times.
S&W it is American but they just copied the 1911 pattern exactly the same as every other company. Para Ordnance was a Canadian company. They did relocate their plant to NC. Fusion, a small company that knocks off Dan Wesson. Kimber is American and so is Les Baer.
Even the FN M-16, M249 & M240 made in SC is owned by a Belgian company FN Herstal, aka Fabrique Nationale. They also own Remington and Browning
Our guys fight with their stuff every day.
There is very little that is 100% American made. Steel comes from Brazil, India, China and Korea. Same with screws, some springs and other small parts. The CNC milling machines are made in Japan, Germany and Korea.
Where is Streamlight made? I think mostly China. Where is your cell phone made? Where is your computer and tv's made?
Where were all the most popular guns designed? Where do you think all the money Glock makes goes? Back to Austria.
It is sad, but if the OP wants a 1911 that is mostly made in the US, it is going to be a much more expensive.
Really, read some history about Springfield Armory. It may not be what you think.