American Gun - Chris Kyle & William Doyle

American Gun

By Chris Kyle & William Doyle

  • Release Date: 2013-06-04
  • Genre: Military
Score: 4.5
From 213 Ratings



Join Chris Kyle on a journedy to discover “how 10 firearms changed United States history” (New York Times Book Review)

Drawing on his legendary firearms knowledge and combat experience, U.S. Navy SEAL and #1 bestselling author of American Sniper Chris Kyle dramatically chronicles the story of America—from the Revolution to the present—through the lens of ten iconic guns and the remarkable heroes who used them to shape history: the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt .45 revolver, Winchester 1873 rifle, Springfield M1903 rifle, M1911 pistol, Thompson submachine gun, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used. American Gun is a sweeping epic of bravery, adventure, invention, and sacrifice.

Featuring a foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle and illustrated with more than 100 photographs, this new paperback edition features a bonus chapter, “The Eleventh Gun,” on shotguns, derringers, and the Browning M2 machine gun.


  • American Gun Will Be An American Classic

    By RecycleDoug
    I thoroughly enjoyed the many short stories of the guns that have become legends in our past in their own right. For those of us that have but a casual knowledge on guns this book provided an interesting insight into the inventors of these tools. I would be remiss not to mention the untimely death of the author, Kris Kyle. May we all live a life of servant hood as Kris Kyle did.
  • Awesome Book!

    By Cmoore189
    The insight on the guns and the history behind them is so fascinating I couldn't put this book down. I have known most of these guns for a majority of my life and was very happy to learn so much more.
  • Thank You

    By Mgriff543
    Thank you for your service and sacrifice Tara. RIP Chris
  • Awesome Book

    By Adanny8
    It's a must read. I very much enjoyed American Sniper, as well. This is a much different prospective of history, as we know it but also, the changing times of war and the guns that went along with.
  • American Gun

    By JDCOP
    Yelsnit1 you should place a plastic bag over your head and breath deep.
  • Chris Kyle

    By Jblack582582
    Judging by his last book and how much I came to admire and look up to the late Chris Kyle an American hero after reading American Sniper, my speculation is this book will be incredible. It took me 5 days to finish his last book and can not wait for this one to be released. I will definitely be reading it.
  • RIP Chris

    By bryce031
    Yelsnit, you're an asshat.
  • Huskymuskrat

    By TubbyBottums
    Chris Kyle is an American Navy seal who was murdered last month in Texas after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan for much of the 2000s. He wrote the best-selling autobiography American sniper. After having read that book, And then hearing about his murder less than a week later, I will most certainly be buying this one the day it comes out. My rating for the book is purely guessing judging by how much I like American sniper, As I obviously have not read this book yet since it hasn't come out.