Donald Trump’s Guns

PLEASE NOTE: Steve here. This is NOT a political post/video. We are neither endorsing nor promoting Trump or his policies. We reached out to the Cruz campaign to find out what guns the Senator uses but they did not respond. If they do, we will make a video about his guns. if we ever figure out what guns Hillary’s bodyguards use, we will make a video on her guns as well (I thought it would be a waste of time contacting her campaign).

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is an armed man. In a 2012 interview, Trump shed some light on what kind of firepower he is toting around and in this video we take a look at what he is most likely toting around in a holster. We know that if we were in the public arena as much as Trump, we would want to be sufficiently armed as well.

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Full transcript …

– [Voiceover] Hey guys, it’s Alex C with TFBTV.

Whether you love him or hate him, don’t try and mug him, because he’s sufficiently armed.

Donald Trump, billionaire businessman and United States presidential candidate is on record as saying he is, in fact, a gun owner.

While TFBTV is not a political channel, it always catches our eye when someone in the public arena is an enthusiast.

So when it comes to the Donald, he owns a few firearms.

In a Washington Times interview, Mr. Trump admitted to first off, owning a Smith and Wesson 38 Special.

Now he does have a New York City carry permit, and he said he often, if not always, carries a firearm.

It stands to reason for this purpose he would most likely own a small and concealable revolver, like this 642 Airweight that is optimized for personal protection.

Most of Smith’s larger revolvers that can also fire 38, are also able to fire 357 magnum, so Trump most likely has a J Frame.

The J Frame Smith and Wessons are a great choice because they are light, small, and easy to use.

You can easily conceal them on your hip, inside a suit jacket, or even inside a pocket if you wish.

While they are by no means optimized for target shooting, even amateur shooters can make effective use of them at 10 yards or so.

It is also worth noting that, being five shot revolvers, J Frame Smiths are legal in more restrictive states like New York.

(gun firing) Next, Trump said he has an H and K, 45 caliber handgun.

H and K has dabbled in 45 ACP pistols in the past, notably with the P9 series, but the most prolific is, by far, the USP.

The USP comes in many varieties, but the one seen here is the standard model.

For carry, there is a compact, and for competition, there are the match and elite versions, but I don’t imagine that Trump is an avid target shooter.

HK does make a newer line of 45 AC pistols, simply called the 45, but they are not nearly as prolific as the USP.

The USP is a fantastically well made pistol.

They come with all kinds of different trigger and safety setups, and they are extremely reliable.

Shootability is great, and while more expensive than the competition, aspiring presidential candidates usually are not hurting for money.

I’ve owned this HK USP for several years now, and I’ve probably put close to, if not over, 1000 rounds through it.

It was one of the first semi-automatic handguns I ever purchased in fact, however right when I bought it the cost of ammunition went sky high, or at least, a lot higher than it was at the time of purchase.

However, if I were to swap bank accounts with Donald Trump, you bet I would shoot with this a lot more.

Buying an HK pistol is kind of like buying a BMW instead of a Cadillac.

They don’t necessarily offer much more, but there is just something about them that maybe is a little bit cooler, or is tailored a little bit better to the individual user.

So we’ve taken a look at the guns that Donald Trump told a reporter with the Washington Times that he owns.

I’m not surprised that he’s a gun owner, and I would really like to do this for other presidential candidates as well, however a lot of them are very tight lipped.

Big thanks to Ventura Munitions, this is Alex C. and we hope to see you next time.



Alex C.

Alex is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Director of TFBTV.


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  • Jeff Smith

    I wouldn’t mind seeing more stuff similar to this, but maybe with celebrities. It’s interesting to know what people with a nearly unlimited bank account are buying.

    • Swarf

      I would love a peak in to the Pitt/Jolie gun room.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Id settle for a peek at the Jolie.

        • Don Ward

          Everyone has already taken a peek. Including Billy Bob Thornton.

          *shudder*

    • Phillip Shen

      We know Hilary Duff has a Glock =) (As does Fetty Wap it seems)

  • USMC03Vet

    Nice trigger warning, TFB.

    You guys should try to interview celebs that own guns. Those would be neat articles.

    • gusto

      I agree

      stay away from semi-crazy ones thou.
      more Brad Pitt less Ted Nugent

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Ted Nugent is a draft dodging POS.

        • mosinman

          there isn’t much proof behind that claim

          • DannyBoyJr

            Did he or did he not serve during the Vietnam War? If not, why not? Why was he given a 4-F in 1971? What physical disability made him unfit for service? You can put two and two together.

          • ostiariusalpha

            They were a lot more lenient during Vietnam than WWI, apparently.

          • Tassiebush

            He had a cunning plan

          • FightFireJay

            Yeah, not everyone that was eligible got drafted.

            I volunteered for the Marines and spent time in Afghanistan. I cannot imagine more than a couple things worse than being stripped from your life and forced to fight and quite possibly die for a people you have never met.

            I’m not saying he isn’t an A$$hole, but please don’t act like he throat punched Chesty Puller.

          • Nicks87

            If he had throat punched Chesty Puller it would’ve been the last we ever heard of “the nuge”.

          • bekwel

            If you really did — then you’ll realize that you were not fighting for those –“People”. You were protecting the guy next to you.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            I’m not 100% behind the draft either but I do believe we live in one of the best countries in the world and I don’t have a problem with doing my duty if called. I had a major problem with Iraq and why we were even there but if tomorrow they said we were mobilizing to liberate the concentration camp state of North Korea I’d enlist. Or try, I’m 41.

          • ostiariusalpha

            That he’s a draft-dodger? Or that he’s a POS? I’d say there’s plenty of evidence for at least one of those.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            My a-s, he’s admitted fake my mental illness to get out of it.

          • mosinman

            yeah to high times lol, which the story he gave them sounded like a complete fabrication ( i read it)

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Hey, they were his words not mine and he did not go so…

          • mosinman

            yeah, and i read he got school exemptions so, there’s a bit of conflict on what’s what

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Ive never heard him say anything about other exemptions.

          • mosinman

            take a look sometime if you wish

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Or supply the information since you made the claim.

          • Democrats: Death to America

            Says the bedwetting Democrat blog troll.

          • Democrats: Death to America

            Nahh, nahh na nahh nahhh….

            What a mindless child you are!

            Now, strip the wet linen off your bed, and put them in the wash – your mother is tired of doing it every day.

          • Stop with the insults to other readers. You can disagree without being insulting.

          • RickH

            He gave the same account to Rolling Stone. I used to like Ted, but then again I was a teenager at the time……

          • supergun

            Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes.

          • supergun

            notorious would believe anything, including hillary being the best actress of the year.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            She may be.
            She’s certainly convinced a lot of people that she would make a good president. I’m not one of them.

          • supergun

            Thank goodness. We already have enough dumb *****.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            I don’t know why anyone thinks I’m some kind of left wing whack job because I don’t like a draft dodger. It doesn’t make any sense. I’m the opposite of that, my family is military.

          • supergun

            I don’t think you are a stupid liberal. Just a misunderstood Patriot with a dry sense of humor. I know, because I am on also.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Roger that.

          • supergun

            UROK

          • John Yossarian

            If I gave most people my views on the criminality inherent in the rise and persistence of governments and their need to be abolished completely from this planet, they would look at me as if I was mentally ill – And have.

            Unfortunately, being considered crazy – and enslaved by monkeys – is the natural result of standing two to four standard deviations of intelligence above them. This renders the mass of surrounding humanity as “frame of reference”-retarded to me as the legally retarded (70-40 IQ) are to the them.

            Let’s Go Galt.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Maybe its early but I dont understand anything you just said.

          • John Yossarian

            Case in point

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Now I feel like you are calling me dumb.
            Which is rude.

          • John Yossarian

            Calling people dumb? Now that’s something that a Trump supporter like me would never do!

          • John, people like him never stay on topic. I see his type everyday on mediamatters and other liberal rags.

          • Democrats: Death to America

            You’re definitely demonstrating to everyone here that you’re a Democrat blog troll.

            Don’t you have to mow Obama’s front lawn today, sonny?

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            No I just clean the pool.

          • supergun

            Thats funny.

          • Well, aren’t you?

          • mac12sam12

            When did you serve?

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Never.

          • Core

            Lol

          • Democrats: Death to America

            No, it’s not early.

            It’s just that you’re a lying Hillary & Bernie Sanders-type typical moron.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            You sound upset.
            Maybe you should take a nap:(

          • ostiariusalpha

            Hahahahaha! Oh man, you must have run over his mema, he really is focused on you! Unrequited love, maybe?

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Maybe it’s The Nuge himself posting anonymously.
            I wasn’t aware that this was a hot button issue.
            It’s not a conspiracy, the guy said all that stuff multiple times. If he said oh I didn’t agree politically with the war or morally I could respect that but Jesus he was just a coward.

          • Hyok Kim

            I think it was both that and Nuge just being a troll. Nuge didn’t want to look like he was doing it just like others. He had to be ‘different’ even if it did not make any sense. Talk about a rebel without cause.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Possibly, the guy isn’t known as an intellectual heavyweight.
            I just don’t like the guy. I don’t think he’s a good spokesperson for gun owners. I honestly did not think my comments would blow up into all this. I assumed most people regarded him as kind of a joke. The gun owners I know are quiet professional people not loudmouth yahoos. Maybe it’s because we own nfa items like legal machine guns and take it seriously.

          • Hyok Kim

            “I just don’t like the guy. I don’t think he’s a good spokesperson for gun owners.”
            A real rebel without a cause, a teenager yanking the chains.
            “I honestly did not think my comments would blow up into all this.”
            Assuming most gun owners are not like him, no, but unfortunately there is a loud minority of gun owners who are like him, my brother for an example.
            “I assumed most people regarded him as kind of a joke.”
            Most rational people would.
            “The gun owners I know are quiet professional people not loudmouth yahoos. Maybe it’s because we own nfa items like legal machine guns and take it seriously.”
            You haven’t met my brother.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            You got me on one point, I usually lie to my girlfriend about how many pints I’ve had after I come home from an evening with my friends.

          • Mike Lashewitz

            Mmmm pints!

          • Hyok Kim

            He’s referring to ‘Atlas shrugged’, Randroid bible.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Yeah I got the reference but had no idea what point he was trying to make and didn’t care enough to find out.
            I hate that book.

          • Hyok Kim

            So do I. I do like ‘The Fountainhead’, though.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Yeah that’s better, Atlas Shrugged was about 400 pages too long.

          • Hyok Kim

            You read my mind.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Seriously she just keeps making the same arguments over and over again. I wonder how she’d feel about having a real estate agent as president.

          • Hyok Kim

            Read my mind, again! I think one reason why she keeps making the same arguments over and over again is because she’s an ESL speaker. I am an ESL speaker myself, and I myself engages in the same behavior sometimes. I think it’s due to the fear of not being understood.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Interesting theory.

          • comatus

            Not just “speaker.” She’s writing a Russian novel. Now there are some recent thousand-pagers, but for the 20th Century, AS was the last of the “three-decker” novels, whose passing Kipling lamented. Before other entertainments, people used to like to read long long books, doctrinal repetition and all. And then, they didn’t.

          • Hyok Kim

            I don’t know about that. There are many Russian novels not as long and as repetitious as ‘Atlas shrugged’. I’ve read many Russian novels. Now, they can be very ponderous, not necessarily a bad thing.

          • Sicklesteel

            ….hahahahahaha!…you have had that problem as well.

            I wasn’t a good fit in the military. I was drafted in May of 69 and later enlisted for 3 years to avoid seeing Vietnam as a combat infantryman. About 18 months into my three year enlistment I ran afoul of an E7 who promised me I would serve the rest of my tour in Mannheim. That is the US Military Stockade located in Germany.

            Told me I was “unsuitable for military discipline because I was just to damn smart!”. …shaking my head here as the memories come cascading back into my conscious thoughts.

            That was my first time in my life that my intelligence was a negative. By the way, I met some of the most intelligent men in my life during my three years in the Army in my early 20’s and none of them were anything like that Sargent. Just saying….ignorance and stupidity are all around us and not just confined to one sector of the population.

          • georgesteele

            Particularly the sector that spells Sergeant Sargent . . .

          • Sicklesteel

            Sorry about that.

            The spell checker doesn’t seem to work here lately and while more than smart enough, spelling has never been an exact science with me. But thanks for your pithy short jab there.

            I’ll be more vigilant in the future.

          • jcitizen

            Aw heck! Sarge is OK!

          • Rocketman

            You may not be aware of this but most (not all though) police departments have the same requirement. If you want to join the police department and are very smart then they find a way for you to “fail” the entrance exam for the police academy.

          • Sicklesteel

            ….have heard about that. Step up your game if you’re a college grad and have a clean record. Talk to the USMS. They are always looking for good candidates….seriously…

          • GunFarce

            I used to teach computer skills to police foundations students. ALL of their courses only required a minimum 57% to pass.. It would look as if many police officers are only 57% sure of what they are doing.

          • Democrats: Death to America

            Once again, cupcake…

            I’d LOVE to see you say that lie to Ted’s face.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Ok tell him to come over. I’m too busy to drive out there.
            Are you saying I’m supposed to be scared of a guy pushing 70?
            I wouldn’t want to be charged with elderly abuse.

          • MichaelZWilliamson

            The alleged form that circulates with that claim is a 1976 form–post dates the draft.

            He also likes BSing people to troll them.

          • Swarf

            You mean besides his own words in print and on record?

            I mean, yeah, Ted’s not very trustworthy in general, but I believe him on this one.

          • Sulaco

            By his own admission he used drugs and faked disease symtoms to get out of the draft. Google it yourself and read the interviews with him about this subject.

          • mosinman

            i indeed have. it sounded like a bunch of BS by Ted

          • Hyok Kim

            He was being contrite, considering how ‘pro-war’ he is nowadays. About the one who likes war better than Ted is McCain!

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Why would anyone make up a story that made themselves look like a complete a-s instead of just saying he had other deferments as you claim? It makes no sense.

          • bekwel

            Yes, there is. Proof positive. He is anti-war. Lets others do his fighting.

        • anon

          Taking action to avoid something which has been illegal since December, 1865 makes someone a POS how, exactly?

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            What does that even mean?

          • ostiariusalpha

            He’s referring to the “involuntary servitude” phrase in the 13th Amendment as it relates to the draft, though serving in the defense of the nation has at all times been characterized as an exceptional duty which the 13th does not forbid.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Fine, I’ve no problem with people who are opposed to killing on moral or religious grounds but that wasn’t his rationale. He was just scared and someone else probably died in boots he should have been wearing. Now he’s mr flag waving nra pro military guy. Can’t stand him.

          • FightFireJay

            FYI, it is possible to be pro military (100% volunteer force, like I served in) AND anti draft.

            Just a thought.

          • politicsbyothermeans

            I think it’s also okay to be anti-draft and ruck up any damned way. Want to know who was anti-draft? Most draftees.

          • skusmc

            Pretty much this. Joined the Marines the month after 9/11 and glad I did.

            But I 100% support anyone who dodges the draft for any reason whatsoever. I’d serve my country any day, until the day it became mandatory.

          • Hyok Kim

            Not sustainable in the real world in the long run, especially for a superpower like U.S. Sooner or later, she would have to fight a real total war, which can be only sustained based on conscription.
            U.S. could have won WW2 based on 100% volunteer force during the inter-war years.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            I agree but it’s the law and I wouldn’t want some other poor sob going in my place.

          • SirOliverHumperdink

            I’m with ya there. Ted reminds me of a guy I bought a shed from, carrying on to me (of all people) on how it should be a law that every US citizen owns an ar15. He’ll, 1st thing I thought was it’s a little scary HE owns one.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            I know guys like that. Good people but just kind of nuts.
            A guy at work asked me if he could fire 7.62 rounds through his new AR. Knows nothing about guns but has a lot of money.

          • Democrats: Death to America

            We can’t stand YOU, cupcake.

            Now, strip the wet linen off your bed, and put them in the wash – your mother is tired of doing it every day.

          • anon

            Why does that matter? The only exception listed is as punishment for the duly convicted.

          • ostiariusalpha

            Well, the fact that the same people that wrote the 13th also created the national draft should tell you the exceptional duty was there from the beginning. You can object all you want, but the Amendment doesn’t require a list of exclusions for the legality of selective conscription to be understood from even an Originalist perspective. It would have been nice if they had put the matter into clear words that didn’t require interpretation like that, but Congress is as Congress does; they’ve always done clumsy or vague wording that creates confusing situations. You’ll no argument from me that this isn’t a pretty irritating habit of theirs.

          • Democrats: Death to America

            Why should anyone waste to time to explain the obvious to a feebleminded asshat like you?

        • Hanville Ortiz Paco

          Anyone that wants to go to war is an idiot ! The patriotism smokescreen we are all sold since we were kids is for the dumb ones to get suckered into fighting corporate wars. Not worth one American life lost for the elite prix and I wouldn’t hold it against anyone that wants to make the personal choice not to go to war. Let the corporate thieves fight on the font lines, or their sons and daughters!

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            I agree to a certain extent. Some wars have been mistakes. But Nugent is still a hypocrite.

          • Democrats: Death to America

            YOU were a mistake, but, some people are just too lazy to use birth control.

          • bekwel

            was the rio cold when you swam across?

        • Core

          I served with cowards and people who didn’t want to be there, and I’d rather they be stateside wearing civis. I respect anyone who knows enough to stay out of service, rather than make us miserable during deployment. And his music is awesome, I’ve switched on rock and roll and jammed out to uncle Ted on deployment once or twice. He is an avid supporter of guns, values and freedom. I can’t judge him, even if he dodged the draft.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Fair enough it’s just that my dad is a former Marine and Vietnam veteran so I have a different opinion.

        • Democrats: Death to America

          Says the lying, bedwetting Democrat blog troll.

          I’d LOVE to see you say that the Ted’s face, cupcake,

        • Douglas Self

          Whether the “Nuge” is guilty of draft evasion or NOT, I don’t care for his “Chickenhawk” status. Ergo, why, now that he’s too old to be considered for military service, is he so ‘gung-ho’ about the military? Did he actually come to an epiphany or it is just convenient opportunism? Either way, if he REALLY supports our troops, there are MANY ways he can do so w/o being a publicity hound (like giving of his fortune to Wounded Warrior Project or similar).

          Don’t get me wrong, I’m very concerned about send our young men and women overseas to fight in this conflict and that, but when they do, under lawful orders, I’m for whatever they need and appreciative of their service. IMO, from those of us older who want to publicly stump for them there are plenty who served in their time, and that’s whom ought to be in the spotlight, and none else…otherwise it’s tantamount to ‘stolen valor’.

          • Hyok Kim

            Maybe he’s overreacting to his guilt similar in a way displayed by John Wayne, and to a lesser extent, Bob Hope, being originally a Brit.

        • mac12sam12

          Like Bill Clinton? many people ducked that war because of the rules of engagement that the democrats put in place. It was a waste of lives and Ted Nugent rocks!

        • Hyok Kim

          Give the man some credit, at least he is ashamed of it. Not that I agree with his antics.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Well if he expressed regret then that’s fine. My father is a former Marine and Vietnam veteran so the nuge was never popular at my house.

        • Artie

          And you are the biggest A-hole I have ever met on this line!!

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Aw thanks.

        • Bob

          he was smart. I got the draft and got 3 purple hearts and the us govt and v a LIE to you about taking care of you.
          they don’t even cover my COMBAT injuries let alone anything else!
          I would have came out LIGHT YEARS ahead career wise if I’d have dodged the draft.
          First off, I lost about 7 years, 4-1/2 in the army of which the last 1-1/4 years was in an army hospital. and another 2 years trying to recover from my injuries.
          Well, I’m crippled for LIFE.
          Everyone hated veterans and NO WAY would they hire you. I had to remove my military from my resume! then I had to LIE about my injuries…..my leg….oh that was a car accident…..my eye….oh I shot it out like Ralphie with a BB gun! Once you LIE, then you have to “cover up that lie” with another LIE! It is NOT FUN.
          I’m glad I’m old and retired.
          And BTW….the MOST OVERUSED word today in our society is “hero”.
          I had the MISFORTUNE of getting shrapnel wounds from RPG’s.
          That does NOT make me a hero.
          McCAin is NOT a hero because he got shot down. That was UNFORTUNATE for him. He did his duty. That is all!
          It is always easy to judge someone else, but HOBBLE a mile in these shoes!

      • Giolli Joker

        Where does Angelina Jolie fit in the craziness scale?

        • iksnilol

          On the hot end of the scale.

          • Josh

            Pretty sure she’s on the progun side with Brad Pitt, feel free to correct me if I’m wrong though.

          • Xanderbach

            Brad did build her a firing range for her birthday one year, so most likely pro-gun. Unless he buys gifts like I buy them for my wife, and it was a thinly veiled attempt to get something for himself. I’ve actually talked to her for about an hour, and it seemed she was quite personable and rational. Then again, I’m not dating/married to her, so it’s hard to tell.

          • Bill

            I had 3 requirements for whatever house we moved into: it had to have a creek or pond in a wooded valley, it had to be multiple acres, and it had to have room for a range.

            So I’m on hell’s half acre, an arid clay hilltop and have to shoot between a church and my neighbors’ cows.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Mind the livestock.

          • Old Vet

            Brad is from my adopted hometown of Springfield, Mo. Nice quiet town with country roots. Good people. Guns galore.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            I’ve seen pictures of them firing ARs together. They seem cool to me.

        • MikeSmith13807

          I saw an interview where she said she got into guns training for Tomb Raider.

          Jeremy Renner is very pro-gun. Ice Cube is another.

      • Nomar Abdiel Vazquez Vazquez

        word.

    • We are all about Safe Spaces here at TFB 😉

      Joking.

      …. but we are not about politics and just want to make that clear.

      • Tassiebush

        I come here to be safe from micro aggression

      • Giolli Joker

        So you have to show a video on Clinton’s and Sanders’ guns as well!
        Oh…

        • Phil Hsueh

          You mean their security details’?

    • Trey

      Maybe interview Dian Fienstine who had a CCW and Carried .

      /sarc well sort of.

    • supergun

      Most of them would lie. Except S Penn. The idiot that gave up his 70 gun collection because of the liberal nut C Theron who dumped him shorty afterwards.

  • SLINGSHOT

    So in reality he could have a Smith model 52 and a MK23. I bet he has everything.

    • gusto

      yes all of that money and he doesn’t have a room full of Holland & Hollands, Rigby Mausers and some great americana collectibles

      that is wrong on so many levels

      • Barry

        He does indeed live in NYC, so having a concealed pistol permit is extremely rare. In addition, I doubt he has much of a collection because you have to get approved by the city for every single pistol you try to buy. If he really wanted a collection, he would have bought a mansion in Texas and made that his main residence instead of his penthouse in Manhattan.

        • VTR1

          He has a few homes include a very large one in Palm Beach FL, so he may have a bit of a collection down there

        • MR

          Do you really think that’d be a problem for the Donald? Heck, that’d be a bonus. “Hey, babe, how many guys you know with this many firearms in NYC? I got connections, nobody stands in my way.”

  • JASON B

    Not quite sure of the point of trying to guess what guns he might own? I can think of at least 12 HK 45acp variants, and over 100 S&W J Frame variants. I can’t comment on what other guns he “may” own, I stopped watching after the HK guessing game.

    • Michael Lubrecht

      Agreed. Hopped from “owns a .38 S&W” to vast speculation about models, the .357 he might have, etc. etc. Kind of silly, really.

    • Edeco

      Yeah really. I don’t call it politics when TFB covers gun laws because, hey, they’re practical every-day things for some of us. But[i]If[/i] this isn’t politics, it’s dangerously close, and for what? Maybe a J-frame and a USP?

    • Cal.Bar

      I agree. In fact, ANYONE can say S&W .38 it’s almost synonymous with “gun”. I’m not convinced he even OWNS a gun much less knows how to shoot one.

    • MR

      Hoping that this and Nathan S.’s recent articles aren’t indicative of the new direction of TFB. Not trying to pick on anybody, but first hand experience and information is the real value of journalism. Speculation and guessing games dilute that.

  • Blake

    Being a good Vermonter, I bet Bernie Sanders owns a deer rifle…

    • SirOliverHumperdink

      Just like he did back in Brooklyn.

    • mosinman

      but it has to be a single shot, otherwise it could be an assault weapon and those aren’t covered by the Second Amendment

      • Blake

        Agree that his stance on “assault weapons” is silly. That cat was already out of the bag decades ago; trying to do something about it now is a waste of time & resources, & only serves to prove that legislators that harp on it don’t know what they’re talking about.

        But the rest of his platform is moderate centrist, & a great deal more acceptable than what Hillary wants (which is pretty much UK-style nanny stateism): http://feelthebern.org/bernie-sanders-on-gun-policy/

        https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cc9Er-fXIAAJeIy.jpg

        OK, back to “firearms not politics”…

        • mosinman

          i generally find his positions crap, but you are right that he is certainly more acceptable to Billery

  • Don Ward

    Please link the original Washington Times article TFB!

    I assume it’s this Nov 14, 2012 article by Emily Miller (replace dot with period because posting links on DISCUS is absolutely HARAM!!!)

    http://www.washingtontimes DOT com/blog/guns/2012/nov/14/miller-donald-trumps-guns/

  • TheUnspoken

    You can’t call the Donald’s hands small, nor should you imply he has a small gun either. Clearly, if he has an HK in .45, it is a Mark 23. Pricey, extravagant, outrageous, offensive, and totally awesome! His Mark 23 might even be gold plated, like a desert eagle….

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Which leads us directly into the conversation about keeping guns away from mentally unstable people.

    • Bill

      If he shoots like he speaks/thinks/acts, thats one more reason for me to emigrate if he gets elected.

      “I’ve got good guns, excellent guns, my guns love me, they’re YUUUUUGE.”

      I feel for his Secret Service detail: “I gotta take a bullet for this nutball? Please tell me I’m fired.”

      • marathag

        check what the S.S. feels about Hillary

        • Bill

          She’s a know quantity and no worse than a major chunk of the protectees that they and the Capitol Police have to babysit. The Donald is just out there.

          • marathag
          • ostiariusalpha

            Far be it from me to say a woman is a two-faced, neurotic anus-monster with no respectable qualities whatsoever, but… she’s not a good human being.

          • Tassiebush

            I don’t have much of an opinion on her being non american and all but that description was so rich it deserves an upvote!

          • ostiariusalpha

            Thanks, she makes me appreciate my wife’s kindness and generosity more every day.

          • Tassiebush

            “Honey I really love the way you aren’t a two faced neurotic anusmonster!” “Oh ostiarusalpha, you say the nicest things”

          • Tassiebush

            I’m definitely stealing that line for my missus!

      • Don Ward

        The Secret Service seemed pretty professional when they took down that nutball rushing the stage in Ohio.

        • Bill

          Yep, ’cause they’re professionals at what they do, but they don’t have to like the guy. And they’ll be taking down a lot more nutballs as this goes further, and there’ll be more arrests at his rallies when his peeps pound on anyone who disagrees with them.

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          They’ve seemed to have gone off the rails a bit lately with the partying.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        If he’s elected it’ll be the first time I’m genuinely embarrassed to be an American.

        • The Raven

          So, the present POS POTUS doesn’t embarrass you? He’s made us the laughing stock of the planet. We USED to be respected(and feared) in every corner of the world…now, not so much.

          Please, tell us how Trump could make it any worse…

          • RickH

            Really? I’d love to see some facts rather than right wing talking points. Oh, and how did that Iraq invasion bump up our respectability?

          • Democrats: Death to America

            Ask Hillary, John Kerry, Bill Clinton, Carl Levin, Wesley Clark, Patty Murray, Barbara Boxer, Bob Graham, Dianne Feinstein, and Nancy Pelosi, just to name a few….

            THEY ALSO PUSHED FOR THE IRAQ INVASION, half of them BEFORE Bush took office.

            Facts and the truth – they are like pouring salt on a slug to a Left wingnut.

          • RickH

            Yep, the right wing talking points again….. or should I say right wing-nut, since you’re being so feisty? By the way: are you calling me the left wingnut? Making assumptions?

        • ozzallos .

          oreally now? I guess I understand the trump-hate, but your standards are wildly skewed given the current administration or the next potential democrat nominee.

        • Democrats: Death to America

          So? Leave, and never come back.

      • Rock or Something

        Don’t know the Secret Service’s opinion about Trump, but I can tell you they despise Hillary. A couple of years ago, I was going through a MOS re-class Army NG/Reservist course and one of the Reserve Soldiers worked in Secret Services full time. He told me that when Hillary lost the primary to Obama in 2008, the older ones that worked in the White House during the Clinton years were ecstatic. Not so much because of any love for Obama or McCain, but because they remembered how utterly terrible she treated them during her time as First Lady.

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          Supposedly they hated jfk.

          • Rock or Something

            Not surprised by that if true. I heard he was quite the fornicator, even when in the White House.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            I think it was more about his political ideas. But yeah probably a combination.

      • Hyok Kim

        He’s just pandering to some of the GOP base to win the primary.

    • Lew Siffer

      Are guns kept away from you?

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        No because im not a nut-job.

    • Democrats: Death to America

      And that’s why you’ll never own even a slingshot.

  • Tassiebush

    I’m pretty sure one of our prime ministers here in Australia probably had a cricket bat although it would have been for sporting purposes.

    • John Howard banned body armor, then was seen wearing body armor in that one famous picture. Lol.

      • Tassiebush

        Yes I remember it well!

      • Tassiebush

        It was a real $hitty thing because the media used it to further demonize us because he was addressing a pro gun crowd angry at the new laws he was forcing on the states.

  • John

    I wonder if Alec C think Hk45 over hype compare to USP45?? That Hk45 really does offer any thing better than USP45 other be price more. Be truthful he would be first person make that statement if he does.

  • John

    OK, I am confused. How can Trump fire a snub nosed .38???

    The average snub nosed .38 grip measures 3.9″ around

    The size of Donald Trump’s hand is approximately 2.9″ from base of palm to fingertip (that’s CLOCKED!)

    A circumference of 3.9″ CAN NOT be covered by a 2.9″ surface!

    Therefore, it is technically improbably for Trump to own, much less fire, a .38 snub nosed revolver under any circumstance!!!

    My final answer….

    Write a dumb article…get a dumb response.

    • Suppressed

      You got a link on that hand size thing? I have average hands (M-L gloves) and my middle finger is well over 4″ from knuckle to tip, so I just can’t picture this. Does he have baby hands or something, can you elaborate here?

      • John

        Sure, let me elaborate:

        joke
        jōk/
        noun: joke; plural noun: jokes

        1. a thing that someone says to cause amusement or laughter, especially a story with a funny punchline.
        “she was in a mood to tell jokes”
        synonyms: funny story, jest, witticism, quip; More
        pun, play on words; informalgag, wisecrack, crack, one-liner, rib-tickler, knee-slapper, thigh-slapper, punch-line, groaner “they were telling jokes”

        verb
        verb: joke; 3rd person present: jokes; past tense: joked; past participle: joked; gerund or present participle: joking

        1. make jokes; talk humorously or flippantly.
        “she could laugh and joke with her colleagues”
        synonyms: tell jokes, crack jokes; More

        There ya go!

        • Suppressed

          Ah, okay. I must be missing the piece of background info that ties it in, because it went (and still is) way over my head.

          • wetcorps

            Apparently Trump has small hands and people makes fun of them.

          • John

            Um…I can’t really elaborate any more than that, HOWEVER, I have some awesome land in a Florida paradise called “The Everglades” that I can sell very cheap if you’re interested!

            JK

          • Democrats: Death to America

            Hillary called – she wants to buy it to use it for a plank in the Democrat Platform an the convention…

  • Bob

    Don’t mug the Trump because he’s armed? I doubt he would be more dangerous than any one of his bodyguards… Besides, if I were going to mug someone I would go for less of the “Reach for the sky” and more Whack! Grab! *Running feet sounds*

    • Swarf

      “Alright Trump, hands up! I said hands up!

      They are up? Oh! They’re so tiny…”

  • mosinman

    i’m pretty sure The Don has at least one gold plated gun

  • SP mclaughlin

    I would presume Clinton’s guards carry whatever the Secret Service issues.

    • jcitizen

      Believe it or not, some agents carry machine pistols. When in convoy, some of those SUVs have a sun roof and an 80mm mortar installed. I got this from a previous nuclear guard in the Air Force who had buddies in the SS. They realized every since the JFK murder, that the best way to take out a sniper is with a mortar. With the “War on Terror”, I’d speculate it has become standard issue by now.

  • Michael Lindner

    According to TTAG blog Cruz owns at least an S&W .357 revolver and a 12 ga. Beretta Silver Pigeon. And of course there was the controversial video where he was cooking bacon on the barrel of an AR (not sure which AR or whether he personally owned it). Perhaps you can find out more.

    I would also love to hear, since Bernie is supposed to be pro-2A, whether Bernie owns guns.

    • Marcus D.

      I suppose that shotty doesn’t have a choke, either. I hear he likes to spread his “shot” out far and wide.

    • jcitizen

      Bernie rates an “F” on the NRA scale – but Hillary probably deserves an F minus!

  • Major Tom

    Those guns aren’t very YUUUUUUGE.

    • Barry

      But they are great guns. Just terrific guns. Not like those weak, low energy guns Ted has:)

      • mosinman

        Nobody has guns like I do, let me tell you, and they’re huuuuge by the way, nobody, not Lyin’ Ted, not Little Marco, not even Rosie O’ Donald.

        • jcitizen

          HA!

  • Marcus D.

    The Donald has said that he doesn’t really like guns, but bought those for his own protection. Now that he has Secret Service protection, I suspect that not only does he not carry, but the SS won’t let him. His SONS on the other hand, both of whom are avid hunters, probably have far more interesting gun collections. Just sayin’.

    • VTR1

      You probably don’t remember but when we had that national day of protesting gun control legislation after Sandy Hook at all the state capitols, Trump was one of the keynote speakers at the Albany NY rally to denounce gun control. I doubt he doesn’t like guns or the 2A.

      • Rock or Something

        True, but you can both not like/want guns but still support the 2A or support the general philosophy of individuals owning firearms. I have a few friends and family who don’t want to own a firearm, don’t like to have one personally, but have no problem with other law-abiding individuals having them.

      • Trey

        His views change so often who can say what he will believe or say next Tuesday.

      • Marcus D.

        You are making a political statement about Don’s (alleged) stance on 2A rights and gun control, I was not. I was commenting that he has no affinity for guns themselves, whatever his position on 2A rights may be. He could own any gun he wants to, but he doesn’t. He is not, personally speaking, a fan of shooting sports.

        • C B

          Marcus D,
          You are mistaken, he supports hunting and competition. His son Don jr. Is a handloader who competes at Camp Perry
          And Donald Trump really believes in ccw for personal defense, saying that the terrorist attack in Paris could have ended sooner had the French citizens had something like our 2nd Amendment ,and some well trained people were carrying concealed when the attack went down!

          • Marcus D.

            You too miss the point. I am NOT making any statement concerning The Dons support for 2A rights. Period. All I am saying is that, UNLIKE his sons (both of whom are very much into guns), he is not “into” guns. He is not a gun hobbyist. He owns only two, and neither is a collectible safe queen. Heck, I am no Donald and I own a lot more guns than that. And I suspect he’d rather stuff that revolver in his pocket than carry the H&K.

          • jcitizen

            In his book, “The America We Deserve” dated 2000, Trump wrote “I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons,”
            To me this is UNACCEPTABE!!

  • iksnilol

    I’d expect him to have a gold engraved 8 inch .44 magnum.

    • Fruitbat44

      Hmmm . . . perhaps a Gold-plated “Deagle” with mother-of-pearl grips?

  • Lew Siffer

    President Reagan started carrying a .38 revolver after the assassination attempt. No one ever tried to kill him again. Get it? Just carrying a gun makes you safer.

  • zxcvzxcv

    Considering Trump’s history of wanting more gun control (with the most recent example being last December when he said the US government should be able to block someone from purchasing a gun without due process by putting them on a secret list), can we get an article about Dianne Feinstein’s guns next?

    • MR

      Just because she doesn’t think you or I should have any, doesn’t mean she doesn’t have any herself.

      • AlDeLarge

        She had a concealed carry license back in the 70’s.

  • Nomar Abdiel Vazquez Vazquez

    you should ask Gary Johnson or Vermin Supreme about their firearms collections.

    • Xanderbach

      Vermin Supreme has unicorns, but small ones, so they still count as ponies.

      • Nomar Abdiel Vazquez Vazquez

        so they are concealable ponies?

  • Trey

    Now if only people that did not have the money to hire security guards could carry with out being harassed in his beloved NYC.

    but then again that is not likely to happen with De Blasio in office of whom trump said

    ““I think pretty strongly that he’ll end up being a good mayor, maybe a very good mayor”

    If you want to keep enjoying your firearms that is not the kind of backbone that will do it.

  • Sulaco

    Was it Cruz that cooked bacon on the barrel of an ar15 he was shooting at a range in TX?

    • Trey

      Yes.

  • RickH

    The link to the interview isn’t working for me.

  • MR

    Did the Trump campaign respond to requests for information, or did you just glean this from previous reports? Not that that’s a bad thing, exactly, the transcript just comes off as a little derivative of other sources, with no new information. Classy guy like that, I’d imagine he has a safe full of engraved and gold plated AKs, and his carry weapon is likely similarly augmented. With his connections, I’d be disappointed if he didn’t own a few suppressors, just because he can and the average schmuck can’t.

    And you shouldn’t assume Hillary and Bernie aren’t packing, Chuck Schumer reportedly has a concealed carry permit, and I’ve seen a photo of him firing a Tec 9, with a big smile on his face. May have been a ‘shop, maybe not.

    • AlDeLarge

      I was wondering that too, so I went back and reread it. It doesn’t actually say they asked Trump anything. It only says they asked the Cruz campaign.

    • jcitizen

      You can tell Chuck only pushes gun control because he’s a party hack! He was sweating bullets at the testimony of Suzanna Hupp, and looked absolutely terrified when she pointed her finger at him and said something along the line about he was he reason we needed the second amentment, as it was about protecting us from HIM!

  • Fruitbat44

    I would take this post with a pinch of salt. I mean Donald Trump owning a gun not made in the good ‘ole US of A? Hmmm . . . strikes me as a little dodgy. 😉

  • Kafir1911

    Guns and the Hillary campaign. DO AS I SAY!!! NOT AS I DO!!!

  • Leigh Rich

    Liberals can not be elected. Trump is the one. Cruz is a politician who will not stay to course or be at Hillary or even Bernie. JMO

    • jcitizen

      Anybody that is hated as bad as Cruz is in Washington can’t be all bad. I’ll agree he isn’t my first choice, but then Kasich probably won’t win. Trump is an unknown – plain and simple – if you believe what he writes then you can kiss your guns goodby.

  • Jamestroy

    It should be noted that Ted Cruz has a deep love for the second amendment, and has defended our right to it on numerous occasions. He also has practiced this right throughout his life, where Trump, who has a list of people who hate him, needs to be armed. Almost 70% of America does not like, nor will they vote for Trump. And he also was for the assault gun ban and longer waiting times for gun purchases. Now as he runs for office, he’s pro gun and no restrictions? Give me a break. It’s an insult to we gun owners. He flip flops like I change underwear. So this article is irrelevant in questioning Cruz’s need to talk of his gun ownership. I have a collection myself, but it’s not anyone’s business what I have. From Trump’s own mouth, the fake Republican: “The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions,” he wrote. “I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.”

    Ted Cruz Led the fight against Congress’ legislation to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans.

    Authored legislation to strengthen citizens’ Second Amendment rights and allow interstate firearms sales.

    Defended 31 states in District of Columbia v. Heller where the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a ban on firearms in a 5-4 landmark decision.

    Awarded the NRA’s 2010 Carter-Knight Freedom Fund, which “rewards exemplary activities in the support and protection of the right to Keep and Bear Arms” for his work in the Heller and McDonald cases.

    Argued against unreasonable and burdensome gun restrictions before the U.S. Court of Appeals.

    Recognized by NRA executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre who observed, “Ted Cruz is one of our nation’s leading defenders of the Second Amendment. For over a decade, Ted has fought tirelessly to defend our constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and his leadership was absolutely critical to our major victories before the U.S. Supreme Court.”

    Endorsed by Gun Owners of America Chairman Tim Macy, who said “We need a stalwart defender of the Second Amendment in the White House, and Ted Cruz will help shoulder the burden of fighting against the gun grabbers dedicated to eviscerating the Second Amendment.”

    • jcitizen

      Thanks for posting and representing sanity on a what is, after all, a firearms blog. Last I checked Trump wrote a book in 2000 (title excapes me) where he promoted the banning of “assault” weapons – what ever that is. NFA already covers that plenty good.
      Just a quick historical item – the ONLY viotater with LEGALLY registerd machine gun was a policman!! And we are supposed to trust our LEOs to protect us? In the same vein, we are supposed to turn over our guns, because of arbitrary definitions, and trust the government to keep theirs? I DON’T THINK SO!!

      • Jamestroy

        You’re welcome. I prefer there to be facts presented at what is a very important race for conservatives and the Constitution

        • jcitizen

          Very true!

  • Hanville Ortiz Paco

    I would never vote for someone who was for ANY more gun laws! The very term “assault weapon” identifies the folks who are anti-gun, by their very use of the made up term. An assault weapon label is meant only to demonize certain firearms, they are more responsibly identified as non traditional sporting rifles .

  • Leigh Rich

    I have seen Obama and Kerry shooting guns too. Do not trust Cruz. Notice how close the nook in his nose almost hits the gun?

    • jcitizen

      So who are you going to vote for? Are there any write in candidates!? Third party?

  • Leo

    Go Donald, we need you!

  • Dan Hansom

    How would any one know how much trump shoots and than state it like he knows. ass hat.

  • Pitt

    Think Trump’s sons are also hunters.

  • Core

    German made guns are exceptional because of the patented material technology they hold. We can’t forget that aside from polymer patents, Germany holds many steel patents which they absolutely refuse to export out of the homeland. Much of the plastics tech was developed and made illegal for production export by the Nazi Party. Adolph knew that if Germany allowed production to be outsourced Germans would lose jobs. Even though he was an epic deutsch bag, he was brilliant. The Germans also keep meticulous records which allow production operations to identify and fix trouble phenomena. So when you buy a HK you are getting more than just a sense of refinement or status, you’re getting what German engineering and patented technology.

  • paul

    I am also interested in what Bernie Sanders might own, have owned and if he has used it. Many Dems in rural areas are pro gun – like it or not, many of us would like to know how much damage would he seek if made POTUS.
    While I do agree that makers and sellers of guns should not be liable for what a person does with the gun, if it does explode or does something other than what it is designed to do, the company should at least face liability questions, just like any other. As far as a bad FFL, that is pretty sure that the gun is being bought by a ghost buyer, the BATF needs to be the agency that investigate this, no more political orders to sell to them and then point to them “should have known” and take out an FFL.

    I would also like to know what Bernie believes is an assault weapon. Many politicians (and uninformed citizens) believe “assault weapons” to be fully auto, when I show them that any fully auto not registered as auto by the civilian owner before 1986 will always be illegal, they are amazed. They think I am lying to them, they change their tune when shown. When they ask about police having them, I tell them yes, that and hi cap in Ca(not to mention the handgun list for Ca), they usually come over to my beliefs that civilians in our society should be able to own any weapon that is approved for civil L.E.

    Realistically, I know that we should have anything, but the battle has been lost against many types of firearms, we need the public on our side, they need to understand what we are fighting. Wording that makes a normal hunting rifle(for the last 30-50 years) an assault weapon is a trick by anti gunners. A little friendly talk goes a long way, even to those who “wouldn’t have one of those in the house”, usually are happy that they have neighbors that do.

  • MikeSmith13807

    Trump likes to tell people he is a lifetime NRA member. I’d like to know when he actually signed up. I bet it wasn’t that long ago.

  • Douglas Self

    OF COURSE “The Donald” would be packing. Consider where, as a younger man, instead of just leaded the leisurely life with Daddy’s money, he made his (commercially, legit) “bones”…in NYC and Atlantic City, NJ! And just WHO do you think Trump at least would have gotten the attention of, if he didn’t pay at least nominal ‘homage’ to? Does the late John Gotti ring a bell?

  • dltaylor51

    Trump is well sever with a Smith j frame but that H &K 45 is to new and unproven,except for a Smith J frame and a model 29 44mag 2 3/4” all of my self defense guns are Colts,the python has no equal and the Goldgup is the standard by which all others are judged.

    • jcitizen

      Damn! I always wanted a Model 29 with that short of a barrel. It has to have fluted cylinder. I saw one with the special rounded grip frame that turned me on more that any pistol in decades! I’m not worried about the recoil, the punishment is worth it!!!

      • dltaylor51

        You want the fluted recessed cylinder with the pinned barrel,full house 44Mags with a short barrel are mostly for noise and lots of fire,44spls.are plenty of power without all the nastiness.If you ever do have to shoot at someone with a 44mag in a short barrel at least you wont have to worry about the guy hanging around waiting for the second shot to go off.The 44mag will also shoot 44 Russians so if the 44special is a little much the Russian 44 works just fine.

        • jcitizen

          Sounds good! 🙂

  • Hyok Kim

    With all that money, he doesn’t even own Korth, or some custom 1911, or custom S&W, or at least Walther P88?

  • Phil Spomer

    I have seen a video of Mr. Cruz frying bacon with his AR 15.

  • GOT12

    one of the duck dynasty guys said trumps son is very good with a shotgun, he also said ted cruz seemed new to shooting and wasnt a very good shot

  • Lt_Scrounge

    His one son is an avid hunter. He’s interviewed in an article in one of the bow hunting magazines this month.

  • Mike Lashewitz

    Sometimes the comments are more enjoyable than the blog. Thank you guys!
    Personally when it comes to celebs I do not give an eff. Except for maybe Lupe Fuentes. I would love to see where she carries….;-) I have seen every where else and that ain’t shabby. Well used maybe, but not shabby.