"FedEx Guy" Honored by Brownells With One-Of-A-Kind Pistol

The deliveryman stepped into a protest to stop the burning of two American flags.
The deliveryman stepped into a protest to stop the burning of two American flags.photo from Facebook

Earlier this year, an eastern Iowa FedEx driver, Matt Uhrin, garnered national attention when he rushed into a group of protesters who were burning American flags on the Iowa City pedestrian mall in front of the Old Capitol and tried to extinguish the flames with a fire extinguisher, sparking a confrontation with the protestors.

Uhrin, a U.S. Army combat veteran, did all this while wearing his FedEx uniform and it was all caught on video, which you can see below. The video quickly went viral and FedEx announced, via Twitter, a few days later that Uhrin would not be fired over the incident.

Uhrin was honored for his actions at the NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits as the company's special guest. Brownells CEO Pete Brownell presented Uhrin with a one-of-a-kind Brownells/Smith & Wesson All American Dream Gun in "recognition for his patriotism and courageous actions," the story says. The gun is a highly customized S&W M&P M2.0 9mm featuring an American Flag paint scheme, according to this story from outdoorwire.com.

"Matt is a shining example of a patriot, local hero and a real American," said Brownell at the presentation. "Too many times we see indifference in society; it's just great to see someone bold enough to do the right thing. I want to thank Matt for his service to our country both at home and abroad and I'm proud to give him this fantastic firearm."

From the photos of the event, in addition to the paint-job, Uhrin’s new pistol is also fit with a suppressor (with matching paint scheme) and a red-dot sight.