American Gun - A History of The US in Ten Firearms

Chris Kyle—fallen hero and #1 bestselling author of American Sniper—reveals how ten legendary guns forever changed U.S. history. "Perhaps more than any other nation in the world," Kyle writes, "the history of the United States has been shaped by the gun. Firearms secured the first Europeans' hold on the continent, opened the frontier, helped win our independence, settled the West, kept law and order, and defeated tyranny across the world."
updated 08.12.13

  • The American Long Rifle
    The American Long Rifle
  • A British General surrenders to George Washington
    A British General surrenders to George W…
  • The Spencer Repeater
    The Spencer Repeater
  • Abraham Lincoln observes troops from the White House
    Abraham Lincoln observes troops from the…
  • The Colt-Paterson revolver
    The Colt-Paterson revolver
  • God made some men tall and some men small...Col. Colt made them all equal
    God made some men tall and some men smal…
  • Jesse James\
    Jesse James' Winchester Lever Action
  • Jesse James - Outlaw
    Jesse James - Outlaw
  • Teddy Roosevelt leads the charge
    Teddy Roosevelt leads the charge
  • WWI troops with the 1903 Springfield
    WWI troops with the 1903 Springfield
  • The 1903 Springfield
    The 1903 Springfield
  • 1911 - 45 Auto
    1911 - 45 Auto
  • US Troops on the firing line training with the 1911
    US Troops on the firing line training wi…
  • The 1921 Thompson sub-machine gun
    The 1921 Thompson sub-machine gun