Despite the fact that the U.S. has buried the hatchet (or Mauser) with its traditional enemies, despite the obvious truth that American consumers rely on inexpensive imports to maintain their quality of life, some gun buyers won’t purchase a firearm unless it’s marked “Made in America.” Fair enough. But are American guns better than the foreign competition? Russia, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Italy–they all make some amazing firearms. But who makes the best? I know the question depends on a farrago of unspecified variables. Design or manufacture? Handgun, rifle or both? Sport, self-defense or military? Custom or mass market? But generally speaking, who makes the best guns?