John Moses Browning – The patron saint of firearms. A short list of his offspring; M2, M1911, M1918 BAR, .380 ACP, .45 ACP, .50 BMG. There’s literally too much to list here. Trust us, you’ve shot something he had a hand in developing or inventing.
Eugene Stoner- You’ve heard of the AR15? Yeah, he’s that guy.
Samuel Hamilton Walker- Literally Walker, Texas Ranger. He’s responsible for the Walker Colt, .44 ball revolver. He wanted a gun that could kill a man or a horse with one shot, so he and Samuel Colt made one.
John T. Thompson- The Chicago Typewriter, Trench Broom, or just plain ‘ol Tommy Gun. The M1921 Thompson Submachine Gun and its variants were chambered in .45 ACP and could put out 625 -1500 rpm, depending on the model.
John C. Garand- This one shouldn’t require any explanation but we’ll give you a little. The M1 in 30-06 saw service in the US from WWII through Viet Nam. Over 5 million were produced. According to Gen George Patton, it was the “…greatest battle implement ever devised.”