American Gun

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At the time of his tragic death in February 2013, former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most accomplished sniper in U.S. military history, was finishing a remarkable book that retold American history through the lens of a hand-selected list of firearms. Kyle masterfully argues that guns have played a fascinating, indispensable, and often under-appreciated role in our national story. Kyle carefully chose ten guns to help tell his story, including the American long rifle, Colt .45 revolver, Winchester rifle, .38 police handgun, and the M-16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. This is also the story of how American innovation, creativity, and industrial genius has constantly pushed technology—and U.S. power—forward.

Read by John Pruden


  • AmericanGun_01_Open

    Duration: 22s
  • AmericanGun_02_Foreword

    Duration: 07min
  • AmericanGun_03_Introduction

    Duration: 04min
  • AmericanGun_04_Chapter1

    Duration: 47min
  • AmericanGun_05_Chapter2

    Duration: 38min
  • AmericanGun_06_Chapter3

    Duration: 41min
  • AmericanGun_07_Chapter4

    Duration: 44min
  • AmericanGun_08_Chapter5

    Duration: 44min
  • AmericanGun_09_Chapter6

    Duration: 33min
  • AmericanGun_10_Chapter7

    Duration: 39min
  • AmericanGun_11_Chapter8

    Duration: 35min
  • AmericanGun_12_Chapter9

    Duration: 29min
  • AmericanGun_13_Chapter10

    Duration: 37min
  • AmericanGun_14_Epilogue

    Duration: 08min
  • AmericanGun_15_Afterword

    Duration: 03min
  • AmericanGun_16_Credits

    Duration: 43s
  • sample

    Duration: 01min