Former President Donald Trump posed with a commemorative Glock handgun while in South Carolina ahead of a campaign speech.
— Steven Cheung (@TheStevenCheung) September 25, 2023
The Glock which caught Trump’s eye appears to have a threaded barrel, which means it is suppressor-ready. The specific pistol was CERAKOTED to commemorate his presidency.
An X user, @ericspracklen, noted that he believes he owns the same gun, which has “Trump 45th” emblazoned on one side of the slide and “Keep America Great” on the other.
Spracklen posted close-up photos of his pistol:
— Eric Spracklen🇺🇸 (@EricSpracklen) September 25, 2023
Leading up to the 2016 election, Trump campaigned on the value of concealed carry and on June 7, 2015, Breitbart News reported that Trump was a lifetime member of the NRA and a concealed carry permit holder.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to note that while Donald Trump said “I want to buy one,” he did not ultimately purchase the weapon he posed with.
AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010, a speaker at the 2023 Western Conservative Summit, and he holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange. Reach him directly at email@example.com.