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Presidential Pistols

by Aaron Decker   |  February 17th, 2012 35

From battle-used pistols to presentation-grade masterpieces, here’s a look at some of the sidearms used by—or, in some tragic cases used on—our past Presidents.

  • Bill K

    Did B. Clinton get a weapon from NRA, when he was president? With his anti gun policies, I hope not. As for Obama, for sure not. There is no reason to honor these and their type, as the NRA did with President's in the past that hunted, owned and used firearms and believed in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Bill K

    • Pete

      Obama got rid of more terrorists than any of them and has not tried to pass any anti gun laws

      • Dan

        Obama didn't do anything other than give the ok.. All the terrorists and the the killing of binladin were all in the works before Obama became president.

        • Pete


          • Alan Z…

            Pete, you are a fool. BHO has a long record of anti-2nd Am. statements and actions, and all of his appointments to cabinet posts and SCOTUS have been extremist gun-haters. He attempted to stop the sale of fired military brass to civilian reloaders, and caosed the destruction of thousands of Garand and M1 carbines by refusing to allow importation. If given a second term, firearms prohibition will be high on his agenda. Don't doubt it!

          • Pete

            A survey out proves my point that those individuals who only watch fox news are more uninformed than people who don't watch any mayor news organizations so just keep blowing your hatred

          • Guest

            Who conducted the survey? The BHO administration, MSNBC or you after asking two of your closest friends? Provide a source for your "survey." And what version of the truth are you basing that off of? At least Fox isn't drinking the cool aid and actively working to re-elect BHO, unlike ABC, CNN, MSNBC, etc.

          • Max

            I'm all for another term of BHO if it keeps any of the other GOP frontrunners out of the white house. They are terrifying people.

          • Right Way

            Why are they terrifying people, Max?

          • Kool-Aid Man

            Spelled Kool-Aid (cool aid) wrong bro.

          • Erik

            You had no idea what you are talking about. Obama doesn't care if we have guns or not. He's not trying to get rid of our rights and he won't even think twice about it.

  • Jim Benat

    Bill K. Maybe they will make a pistol for B-Ho and Clinton that doesn't shoot bullets but blows hot air and smoke out the barrel.

    • Alex Gadino

      Jim Benat: You just made my day LOL.

  • cspezia

    JB, you just made coffee shoot out my nose! ROFLMAOF!!

    BTW, I have a FN M1900 that my Dad took from a German he captured during the Bulge. I doesn't look any where near that nice.

  • Todd

    While a good quote, Jefferson didn't say it. It was Cesare Beccaria in his "Essay on Crimes and Punishments", which Jefferson quoted in his "Legal Commonplace Book".

  • John

    John Hinckley's .22 revolver would have made a good addition to the list.

  • Sal

    Come on guys, I know you need to make your money from advertizements but do you really need to make us wade through 23 pages to view these guns? A little ridiculous IMHO.

  • Alan

    I for one , enjoyed all 23 pages and to the best of my knowledge , no one made anyone wade through anything . Guess I blinked 'cause I didn't notice any advertizements ( sic ) .

  • Guest

    The NRA won't give Obie a gun for fear he'd have a genetic flashback and start holding up 7-11s.

    • Frank the Rabbit

      Ah dude, that ain't right.

      • Pete

        Thank you

        • Alan Z…

          Yeah, but it was funny, huh?!

          • Pete

            My last post I shouldn't argue with fools. True stripes are showing through just put on your pointed little white hats and masks so we know where you're from. You shouldn't be associated with firearms!

    • John

      hey man you tryin to say somethin about black people? think were all just a bunch of niggers whos only purpose in life is to steal your shit?!

      • guest


  • LVP

    Nancy called me and said I may have Ronny's SAA. I should contact the museum.

    • Alan_T


  • DonM

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  • Guest

    What happened to noriega's gold plated .45's

    • Craig

      who cares?

  • Ray

    Too many of these were never presented so I believe they shouldn't be on the list. A manufacturer can make a gun anytime and say it was going to be presented but never was just to make a name for themselves. This is BS.

    • EOD Tech, 722nd EOD

      I have seen these pistols with my own eyes and held them. They were seized when he was picked up in Panama by the US Special Forces. When I saw them last (1999), they were in a museum store house that holds and maintains excess museum pieces on Anniston Army Depot, AL.

  • RimfireShooter

    Having been to a few Presidential libraries, I know there are a number of sidearms that have been left out. I remember 3 for instance at the Reagan museum. 1 pictured here. I hope the author might republish and include the many others out there for us to see.

  • adecker44

    RimfireShooter…this isn't the definitive, defacto list of all presidential handguns. There are WAY more than we could have included in this gallery…thanks for chiming in…

  • FredC1968

    I like the Elanor Roosevelt picture. There is another picture with her friend Nancy Cook examining the targets. This wasn't a photo-op. She was actually enjoying the shooting sports. It isn't the staged "Duck Hunting" shots.

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