Stories introducing Firearms to foreigners in US


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nate392
July 30, 2007, 07:23 PM
I have heard many people share these stories in varied posts, but I would love to hear everyones expieriences with introductions to people from other countries when it comes to firearms here in the US. This can include taking them shooting, or basic familiarization reactions. Topics personally I would find of interesting there reactions,what part of the country they were in, there own countries, and maybe if they showed a new appreciation of our freedoms. alright so tell away guys & gals :D thnks;)

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Polishrifleman
July 30, 2007, 08:52 PM
We had some distant relatives from Sweeden visit. My boys had out their airsoft and everyone joined in (husband, wife, 2 kids). Everyone had a blast, we did break a thumb safety when one of the kids tried to pull the slide with the safety on breaking the metal stop. We discussed how you purchase such a weapon and price.

I think one thing that most of us miss out on is mandatory military service for a lot of the menfolk around the world no matter what the overall governmental stance on gun control for the populace is.

Hoppy590
July 30, 2007, 09:13 PM
iv told a number of people about firearms safety. Japanese, Irish... my fellow Mass-holes.


Polishrifleman i dont think we miss out on mandatory ANYTHING. ;)

browningguy
July 30, 2007, 10:07 PM
I work for an Irish company here in Houston, also with offices in 5 other countries. Everyone in the company thinks I am the company gunny for some reason. About 18 months ago a couple of the directors were coming in from Ireland and Aberdeen for a meeting, one had shot in his youth in school and asked if I would mind taking him out after the board meeting.

We went out and plinked with one of the SU16's and a .40 BHP. He apparantly had a grand time and told several of his managers back at the office about it. A few months later a group were coming over for a conference and the first question was would I take three of them shooting. They went though several hundred rounds of .223 and .50 Beowulf, and many boxes of 9mm and .40.

After they went back they arranged a sporting clays shoot for their employee outing that we do twice a year in each office. They had never even considered it before. Now it seems almost everyone coming over wants to try shooting, I make them buy there own ammo now though.

theleveloftime
July 30, 2007, 11:05 PM
I took to the range. He was an ESL student and going home to Japan so I took him to the range and shot up a storm of lead. Wow did he have fun! I made sure he had plenty of photographs of the event to take home. I understand the Japanese come to Guam and Hawaii to shoot all the time. It is still a great country when people come here to experience a little freedom they can't get at home.

jefnvk
July 30, 2007, 11:07 PM
Usually the fact that you can walk into a grocery store and buy a gun, gets the attention of any foreigner I've talked to. then I start talking about my collection, and have their full attention.

rc135
July 30, 2007, 11:16 PM
Had an engineer friend from India. He'd never even seen a firearm before. Took him to the firing range. Brought a S&W Model 60 double action snubbie in .357, and a cheap old .22 Magnum single action revolver. The double action, even with mild .38 Specials in it, was a bit too much for him, but he enjoyed the 22's. He later told me that almost no one in India, excent the rich and the very well connected, can have a gun, and that even the cops (except for the senior officers) don't carry. I think his eyes were opened.

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Oleg Volk
July 30, 2007, 11:32 PM
I find that people from abroad take gun ownership almost as a given for Americans. I've taken people from many countries to the range and all enjoyed the experience.

Fisherman_48768
July 30, 2007, 11:55 PM
Met a Canadian gal several years ago and introduced her to shooting handguns. She enjoyed it so much she purchased a Belgium BHP and Ruger MkVII, dang had to marry that gal to get that BHP into the US. Funny thing is she could import it with no problems, but by Michigan law she couldn't own it until she had established residency. Hence; she had to sign both over to me, hehehe.
Now I've lost a model 10 snubbie, PPk/s,mdl 36, 3 rifles and an O/U 20 ga to her, not to mention the ML and a couple of CO2 pistols. OH well, she got her CPL too so all was not lost, I can still use my (formerly mine) guns.

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