Choosing America's 50 State Guns
States have symbols: bird, flower, tree, and so on. Last year the Utah legislature was the first to name an official state gun: the 1911 pistol. Arizona followed with the Colt Single Action Army revolver. This year Indiana chose the Grouseland Rifle. I asked readers of the Gun Nut blog to suggest guns made in the U.S. that had some significance to their home states. We got many great answers, then added some ourselves to come up with guns for all 50 states. Alabama - Remington 742 Readers chose the 742 semiauto as the ubiquitous Alabama pickup-truck deer rifle.Alaska - Ruger Stainless Model 77 .30/06 Affordable and rugged, the 77 is the choice of many Alaskans.Arizona - Colt Single Action Army The state legislature got it right: The Single Action Army is linked forever to Wyatt Earp and the O.K. Corral.