Honoring America’s Defenders of Freedom
America Remembers is proud to introduce the Saluting America’s Armed Forces Tribute Pistols which honor those who fight to defend our freedom. Three separate Colt .45 pistol editions honoring America’s soldiers, sailors, and airmen are available.
Since the beginning, the United States of America has stood for freedom and liberty for all our citizens. Nothing is more cherished than the freedoms we share as a nation. To uphold these freedoms, our great country relies on a strong military. Generations of Americans have proudly served in our Armed Forces to ensure our Freedoms.
Millions of Americans have proudly served America, during times of peace and when duty called during times of war. Many – from the earliest days to World War II, Korea, Vietnam to current day battles in the Gulf Region and Afghanistan – have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the principles that America stands for – freedom, liberty, and justice for all.
To pay Tribute to the brave warriors who have served our country, America Remembers is proud to offer handsome Tributes in honor of those who have served and sacrificed to ensure our freedom; the Saluting America’s Armed Forces Tribute Pistols. For these Tributes, we have selected the Colt® Government Model® .45 caliber pistol, a firearm that stood the test of time and was the official military sidearm for our country’s Armed Forces for almost 75 years. No firearm in history can boast a more impressive record of American military service than the classic Colt .45 military service pistol. Craftsmen commissioned specifically for these Tributes by America Remembers decorate each Colt .45 pistol with handsome artwork in stunning 24-karat gold and nickel artwork over a blued steel canvas.
There are three separate editions honoring America’s soldiers, sailors, and airmen- each separate edition is issued in a strictly limited edition of 500 pistols per branch of the armed forces.
For the veterans of America’s Armed Forces who carried the Colt .45 Pistol, the classic military sidearm has special significance. The Colt .45 Pistol was a constant companion that offered superior stopping power against all enemies. To put it simply, the Colt .45 pistol was a lifesaver. The Colt was utterly reliable, virtually indestructible and awesome in its stopping power. In the hands of courageous American warriors, it would become a military and firearms legend. For decades, wherever Americans fought for freedom the Colt .45 was present.
The left side of the soldiers’ edition features scenes of the courageous beach landing at Normandy and soldiers on tank patrol in World War II, as well as loading an H-19 helicopter during the Korean War. The focal point of the left side is a soldier ready for battle with his Colt .45 at his side. Framed by laurels and patriotic banners that read, “Saluting America’s Soldiers” and “Defending Freedom”.
The centerpiece of the left side is a group of sailors surrounded by an oval rope frame beneath a banner that reads, “Saluting America’s Sailors.” One scene featured is a quartet of Korean War-era jet fighters patrols in formation over the Pacific. Another is the portrait of a mighty aircraft carrier which served as command centers for many operations. These massive ships act like powerful “floating military bases” and are run by dedicated sailors during some of America’s most important past and present conflicts.
An early jet pilot proudly stands before the American flag at the center of the left side. On either side of this proud flyer are two of our nation’s most important airships. To his right is the legendary B-52 bomber, a heavyweight bomber introduced in the 1950’s. On his left is the B-52’s modern replacement, the B-2 Stealth Bomber. First revealed to the public in 1988, the advanced technology that allows this bomber to become virtually invisible to enemy radar and infrared was a breakthrough for the U.S. military.
On the left side of each of these Colt handguns, prominently displayed as the focal point, there is an image of a soldier, sailor, or airmen framed with a patriotic banner. Additional artwork features a banner reading, “Saluting America’s Armed Forces” and “Lest We Forget”. Also featured on each Colt .45 pistol is an outline of the USA framing “Freedom Forever”, a reminder that our Armed Forces are always on duty protecting our cherished freedoms. Another banner on these Colt handguns reads, “Country Before Self”, a reminder of the daily sacrifices our soldiers, sailors, and airmen make on behalf of all Americans.
Saluting America’s Soldiers honors those who put their boots on the ground. The right side showcases a group of fighting men in Vietnam, holding off the enemy as a trio of Huey helicopters arrives in the background. At the center of the right side is another soldier with the beloved sidearm that saved countless American lives.
Saluting America’s Sailors pays tribute to those who patrol and protect us on the world’s oceans and seas. The right side puts focus on a single sailor, clad in the familiar white uniform. Beside him is an image of an American destroyer cutting through the water. Also featured is our stylized tribute to the spirit of the American sailor. Surrounding the logo, banners read, “Defending Freedom Around the World.” At the center, we’ve collected the timeless symbols of American sailors including the cap, anchor, compass, and globe.
Saluting America’s Airmen is dedicated to those who conquered the skies and soar above us, ever vigilant with sharp eyes on the horizon. On the right side, you can see a WWII fighter pilot brandishing a Colt .45 from his plane’s cockpit. Look to the pilot’s left and you’ll see a trio of P-51 Mustangs racing across a backdrop of Old Glory. Also on the right is a foursome of F-86 Sabres, the powerful fighter jets that replaced the Mustangs and won glory in the dangerous air battles of the Korean War.
The right side features banners reading, “American Freedom Tribute” and, “Freedom is Never Free”, a reminder that Americans need to be ever vigilant in protecting our freedoms and there is always a price to pay to protect our cherished freedoms. Each Armed Forces Tribute also features artwork unique to the branch honored (Soldiers, Sailors, or Airmen) depicting scenes related to soldiers, sailors, and airmen. (Sailor edition shown above)
Honor America’s Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen – Reserve Now
Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. As always, if you are not completely satisfied, you may return your Tribute to us in original, unfired condition within 30 days for a complete and courteous refund.
These exclusive Colt .45 pistols stand as monumental salutes to those who have served our country and carried the iconic pistol in defense of freedom as well as those who continue to serve. As a nation, we must never forget the courage and sacrifice of those who served and continue to serve today. Secure your Saluting America’s Armed Forces Tribute Pistol today and keep it forever as a handsome symbol of fine firearms craftsmanship, American military history and service in defense of freedom.
Display Case Available
An optional, luxuriously lined, custom-built, wooden display case is available for purchase.
The Saluting America’s Armed Forces Tribute Pistols are issued by a private, non-governmental organization to honor America’s Armed Forces. Nothing in the decoration added to the basic firearm (including the informational content therein) is used as a trademark. Neither the United States Marine Corps, United States Army, United States Navy, or the United States Air Force nor any other component of the Department of Defense has supplied, approved, endorsed, or authorized this product or any portion thereof.
Since the “Saluting America’s Armed Forces Tribute Pistol” is a working Colt®Government Model® .45 Pistol, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. (Not available in California or Massachusetts)
I wish to reserve the “Saluting America’s Armed Forces Tribute Pistol,” a working Colt® .45 Pistol, at the current issue price of $1,995*. Each pistol is numbered and registered within the limited edition of 500 per service branch, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Thirty day return privilege.
Please charge my credit card a deposit of $195 per pistol. I will pay the balance at the rate of $100 per month, with no interest or carrying charge.
* All orders are subject to acceptance and credit verification prior to shipment. Shipping and handling will be added to each order. Virginia residents please add sales tax.