“Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.” – General George S. Patton, Jr.
More than two hundred years ago, the United States Army began as a group of rough militia men armed with muskets. Their mission was clear: defeat the British and win freedom for a brand new nation. In the decades that followed, the U.S. Army was called to action many times, and they never failed to answer the call.
Our Soldiers fought bravely in every major conflict from the Revolution and the Civil War to both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. Generation after generation has built on the courage, tradition and valor that fatefully began in 1775. The Army’s mantra is that it has been “invincible in war” throughout our history. Its contributions to our nation, our freedom and our very way of life are incalculable and virtually indescribable. Those who served before and those who serve today share a bond and are part of a great and proud tradition. Today, American Soldiers are global warriors, recognized internationally as the world’s most effective fighting force.
Now, America Remembers is proud to salute the history, heritage, and sacrifice of every brave Soldier who has served or continues to serve our country in duty and in honor, with A Tribute to the American Soldier Pistol. Craftsmen commissioned specifically for this project by America Remembers decorate each working Tribute in stunning 24-karat gold and nickel with a blackened patinaed background to highlight the details of the artwork. Each Tribute in this exclusive limited edition is being offered on a Colt® Government Model® Pistol in caliber .45 ACP, a classic military firearm and the perfect choice for such an important military issue.
America Remembers is proud to offer this exclusive Tribute issued in association with the Army Historical Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the American soldier and to promoting understanding and appreciation of the contributions made by all members of the U.S. Army – Regular, Reserve and National Guard – to the security and welfare of America. The Army Historical Foundation is also dedicated to building a National U.S. Army Museum to honor America’s oldest branch of service. Your purchase of the Tribute helps build that museum.
The Official Sidearm of the American Soldier
When it comes to timeless, well-respected American military pistols, the Colt .45 has little competition. This classic sidearm with its flat slide and virtually indestructible design is a paragon of simplicity and function. The Colt .45 survived countless brutal trench battles of World War I, firefights in the desert, mud and dirt of World War II, the bitter winters of Korea and the thick jungles of Vietnam. The pistol has also seen service during the recent fighting in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Officially adopted by the U.S. Army on March 29, 1911, the Colt .45 was a workhorse pistol that has survived nearly a century of warfare. It remained a faithful firearm for America’s armed forces throughout the greatest military campaigns of the 20th century, serving longer than any other small arm or weapons system. And thanks to its legendary service to American troops across the globe, the durable, powerful and easy to maintain Colt .45 occupies a position of respect, unparalleled in the world of military firearms.
Only 300 Available
With only 300 Tribute to the American Soldier Pistols available, demand is expected to be very strong. Please don’t hesitate to secure your Tribute today. Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. We will arrange delivery of your working Tribute Pistol through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. And, as always, if you are not completely satisfied with your Tribute after your personal inspection, you may return it within 30-days in original unfired condition for a complete and courteous refund.
For over 200 years—no matter how far the battlefield or how fierce the battle—the soldiers of our United States Army have stood fast on the front lines. They’ve always been there for us…ready to serve and ready to sacrifice.
We can never repay or thank all those who have served our country in duty and in honor, but together we can remember and honor them with this historic military Tribute. It will stand proudly as a shining example of patriotism and will be a reminder to future generations of the honorable legacy of all the brave men and women who have served our country.
Prominently featured on the left side is a Soldier in the combat uniform that has become a common sight in recent military operations. On either side there are two banners reading, “Saluting America’s Soldiers” and “Freedom Is Not Free.”
On each side of the slide near the hammer, an American Bald Eagle is featured with its wings outstretched. Much like America’s Soldiers, the bald eagle has earned a well-deserved reputation for strength, determination and resilience. The 24-karat gold and nickel artwork is also complemented on both sides by handsome military panoply featuring classical banners and oak leaves.
Prominently featured on the right is a Soldier clad in the classic World War II Army combat uniform. Behind him, an outline of the American flag with 48 stars waves proudly. On either side two banners form the phrase, “Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.” We all owe our freedom to the eternal vigilance of America’s Soldiers and every single member of the American military.
Display Case Available
In order to display and protect your Tribute to the American Soldier Pistol, a handsome, luxuriously lined, custom-made display case is available for purchase.
The Tribute to the American Soldier Pistol is issued by a private 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 Army nor any other component of the Department of Defense has supplied, approved, endorsed, or authorized this product or any portion thereof.
Since “The Tribute to the American Soldier” is a working firearm, it will be shipped to you through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. (Not available in California or Massachusetts.)
I wish to reserve “The Tribute to the American Soldier,” a working Colt® Government Model® .45 Pistol, at the current issue price of $2,195*. Each pistol is numbered within the edition limit of 300 and is accompanied by a 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. Sales tax is required in certain states and will be added. Shipping and handling will be added to each order. Virginia residents please add sales tax.