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Justin
May 5, 2006, 03:16 PM
An English Shooter's Blog (http://www.glossover.co.uk/blog/journal/)

Stumbled across this blog from a guy in the UK. Worth perusing.

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MatthewVanitas
May 5, 2006, 03:52 PM
Very interesting perspective.

A few pages back he has a pic of a .22 pistol he owns in Belgium, and gets to shoot occasionally. Showed a pic of the range too.

This poor guy has to cross over to the Continent just to go plink, whereas I can go to a far nicer shooting range next door to the gymnasium on the UT campus, with full lockers packed with smallbore pistols and rifles that any student can use on the range. It's got to be danged hard to bring up a new generation of British shooters with restrictions like this. Whereas here in Texas we get gun-novice UT students coming in for "Guns 101" lessons a dozen at a time.

This fella also keep up reports on the issue of allowing Olympic shooters to get permission to practice in the UK, which apparently is not permitted currently. The antis have replied with the argument "The UK Olympic bobsled team doesn't practice in the UK either, so it's not a big deal if our pistol team has to practice in another country." Much foolishness abounds.

There but for the grace of God...

-MV

ESB
May 7, 2006, 01:13 PM
Hi Chaps,

I thought I would say Hi as someone kindly sent me an invite to the forum.

I am the chap who writes “An English Shooters Blog” and “Resurrect The Sport”.

I have enjoyed pistol shooting for longer than I care to admit :D to but sadly this activity is now illegal in the United Kingdom :cuss: .

I still have some nice firearms including:
http://glossover.co.uk/blog/default.asp?id=56 : Taurus .44 Magnum LBR
http://glossover.co.uk/blog/default.asp?id=105 : Steyr Scout Tactical Rifle
http://glossover.co.uk/blog/default.asp?id=137 : Ruger 10/22
CZ .22WMR bolt action rifle : No image I must sort that out.

I should have a few shotguns joining the stable soon as well as
CZ .22 bolt-action & a Westlake / Buckmark .22 Long Barreled pistol (http://www.westlakeengineering.com/12601.html)

But what I enjoy shooting are AutoMag pistols.

I have a little collection is the USA & Belgium although I am trying to get them all in one place.

I have loads of AMT information on my AMT Information Site http://www.glossover.co.uk/amt and have a :
.44 AutoMag (North Hollywood vintage), 3 AutoMag II’s and 2 AMT HardBallers along with my .22 Beretta 87 Target (http://glossover.co.uk/blog/default.asp?id=59) and my tarts handbag Browning GP in 9mm in nickel with a gold trigger.
Anyway I will look around the forums and say Hi from time to time.

When MatthewVanitas says “There but for the grace of God...” take note only a few years ago English shooters thought that they where fine and a few very short months later all pistols where removed from private ownership leavening only the criminals and the state with access to them, fight for your rights because if you don’t you will end up like the English who where sleep walking into not having them.

Ian

Mortech
May 7, 2006, 01:48 PM
Well a hearty welcome to you ESB , I hope your stay on our little place on the web is enjoyable and encouraging for you .

Tokugawa
May 7, 2006, 02:34 PM
yes, welcome! Want to move here? We could always use another advocate of the right to keep and bear arms.

iamkris
May 7, 2006, 05:10 PM
ESB --

I'm sure if you wanted to come over here on a holiday, any number of people would be happy to host you and let you blast to your heart's content

As for me, here's what I could offer

Here's my Pre-WWII military rifles

http://i3.tinypic.com/vzheeg.jpg

Here's my WWII rifles

http://i3.tinypic.com/vzhego.jpg

Here's my Post-WWII military rifles (hint: don't get excited, one is an airsoft)

http://i3.tinypic.com/vzhet0.jpg

Here's my non-military rifles

http://i3.tinypic.com/vzhftg.jpg

Here's a couple of AR uppers I need to build into rifles (the one is a Hollinger-built upper and is now part of a match DCM Service Rifle)

http://i3.tinypic.com/vzhhc2.jpg

Here's my shotguns

http://i3.tinypic.com/vzhfg0.jpg

Here's my revolvers

http://i3.tinypic.com/vzhhjq.jpg

Here's my semi-auto pistols

http://i3.tinypic.com/vzhhmf.jpg

And sorry to repeat myself but this is the Kimber I just got...very proud of it. I need to figure out how to shoot up to its level

http://i3.tinypic.com/vzhi4z.jpg

GoRon
May 7, 2006, 11:19 PM
Welcome to THR!

Hope you find the place friendly and informative.

Good luck influencing the hearts and minds of your countrymen.

ESB
May 8, 2006, 04:18 AM
Oh the Kimber, I do like Kimber’s.

One of the posters I have on “Resurrect The Sport” site has a .22lr Kimber custom on it. When we are able to have .22’s back I will be placing an order for one; very nice.

Thanks for your kind words everyone I think I will enjoy the forum :)

Ian

http://www.glossover.co.uk/rts/images/ClubPoster.jpg

ESB
May 18, 2006, 06:43 AM
Well I have just got my new toy :)

It is the closest thing to a semi auto pistol you can get in the UK.

http://www.glossover.co.uk/blog/default.asp?id=230

http://www.glossover.co.uk/blog/images/BuckMark/left.JPG

Ian

Boom-stick
May 18, 2006, 08:27 AM
Hi Ian,

Nice to see you here, glad you got your Buckmark,
mine is now running great now, every one in my club has had a go it seems and now wants one, I think Alan is going to have his work cut-out:)

Regards,

Dan Webster.

ESB
May 18, 2006, 03:31 PM
Hi Dan,

Nice recognise a name :) , they are fun are they not? A couple people in my club where very impressed and saying that they wanted one so I think you will be right, time for Mr Westlake to get busy.

Ian

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