would you buy a Belgian gun


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ThePerfectOne
March 25, 2003, 11:24 AM
I know that most of you guys hate the French for not supporting your war against Iraq.

but how about Belgium :confused:

let's put it a bit differently: "would you buy a(nother) Belgian gun, knowing that they are not supporting your goals?"

for the record: I do NOT support the Belgian government :evil:

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MK11
March 25, 2003, 11:30 AM
Of course. Would you buy an SKS or an AK-47 variant? The Russians and Chinese aren't supporting our goals. Would you buy a Sig, H&K or Glock? The Germans/Austrians aren't supporting our goals either.

seeker_two
March 25, 2003, 12:36 PM
Nope...

...not when you can get an FEG HP, made on original Browning machinery purchased by Hungary (one of our allies) for several hundred dollars less.

As for the other guns--maybe a BLR, but nothing else FN makes lights my fire...

Gewehr98
March 25, 2003, 01:01 PM
Made in Belgium, 1969:

http://mauser98.com/barbenchsmall

RON in PA
March 25, 2003, 01:05 PM
Since when are the FEG Hi-Power copies made on FN supplied machines? I know the Argentine FM Hi-Powers are licensed copies interchangeable with FNs, but the FEGs are just pirated copies to the best of my knowledge.

Soap
March 25, 2003, 01:10 PM
Yes. I fail to see the correlation of punishing private businesses for what the public leaders do. :confused:

Smoke
March 25, 2003, 01:11 PM
hmmmm,

I sold my SKS simply because I didn't really care to own combloc weapons. It was fun but just didn't "do it" for me either.

But to avoid being a hypocrite now I have to get rid of my humpback? My Para Ordnance's? My CItori was made in Japan.....
others too numerous to mention.

I can't afford to get rid of all my guns. Guess I'll be a partial hypocrite.:D

Dannyboy
March 25, 2003, 01:28 PM
Heck yeah, I'd buy Belgian. Especially if it was an M240/MAG. I'd give up 1 of something I have 2 of for one of those bad boys.

QuarterBoreGunner
March 25, 2003, 01:37 PM
Absolutely- Fabrique Nationál makes (and made) some of the best firearms in the world. Browning’s FN made firearms are highly sought after (by me anyway). I picked up an FN FAL waaaaaaaay back in the day when they were still available at a decent price, and it's a gorgeous piece of steel.

I'd love to have... well the list is pretty long so, suffice to say that I wouldn't say 'no' to anything they make.


Besides, I dated a girl from Belgium back in high school, and you know what?

They hate the french too. :D

SoDFW Jason
March 25, 2003, 03:33 PM
Heck YES:D

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