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finally got citizenship after 11 years

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gun addict, Mar 19, 2011.

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  1. gun addict

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    What gun should i buy as celebration? Preferbally something all American
     

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  2. jcwit

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    Congratulations, Wish you and yours the absolute best.

    jcwit
     
  3. nalioth

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    Congratulations :)
     
  4. wishn4more

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    Congratulations! I would have to say that I am very proud of you. How's about an AR?
     
  5. wrs840

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    Congratulations! I know from a Laotian-born friend (who is now a US citizen) that the legal path to citizenship can be long and expensive. Hopefully your service to our country (Thank You!) streamlined that a bit!

    What to Buy? A Marlin 336 Levergun and a S&W revolver, of course! ;)

    Kudos,
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  6. galena

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    Congratulations, Marine, and thank you for your service. You can never go wrong with a Smith and Wesson revolver. Keep shootin'
     
  7. fallout mike

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    Congrats. A friend of mine recently went through the same process after a number of years.
     
  8. armoredman

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    CONGRATS! Welcome, sir, welcome indeed and thank you for your service!

    What gun? My friend, in THIS case, it can be only one, and that would be an All-American 1911A1, preferably a Colt, the 1911-2011 commemorative version might be perfect. That was the fighting Leathernecks' pistol for many, many years, and would top it off just right, IMHO.
    Once again, congrats, sir, and welcome.
     
  9. Unistat

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    Do this, and congratulations.

    Citizen is one of the proudest titles one can have, even more so if one has earned as you have.
     
  10. gun addict

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    hmm, the 1911 is out of question, my last purchase was an S&W 1911, it is ALL AMERICAN.......

    thinking about Remington 700 right now, they're track for accuracy and reliability cant be beat, or a Savage 12.

    Definately took a long time to get the citizenship and much frustration was involved in it. When i finally turned in my green card (permanant residency) i was so relieved lol
     
  11. Malamute

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    Congratulations! Well done sir!

    The Remington would be a great rifle.

    Great picture.
     
  12. Uteridge

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    LCpl, congratulations and welcome. Definitely an occasion to remember so you should get something special. The 700 is a great rifle, I have a SPS with 20 inch barrel in .308 that will drive tacks, but I would go with an M1 Garand or a .30 Carbine for the all-American commemorative appeal. As a Marine you can buy rifles from the CMP program. You should take a couple of days of leave and travel to either Camp Perry or Anniston, Alabama and pick one out in person. Not only would it be a timeless all-American gun that was probably used in Korea and/or WWII but it will be a trip to remember.
     
  13. clem

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    Congratulations!

    Semper Fi!
     
  14. ljnowell

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    Congratulations my friend! I am proud to call you a fellow countryman!
     
  15. Uteridge

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    Oh, and thank you for becoming a citizen. I have known too many Marines who were Staff Sergeants and Gunnery Sergeants that were still not U.S. Citizens because they just didn't care enough to go through the hassle of all the paperwork. If you protect the freedom that we have you owe it to yourself to ensure that you and your family will enjoy it forever.

    Semper Fi
     
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    CONGRATULATIONS!

    What gun? If you're getting it to commemorate the occasion, what could be better than a handsome flintlock, similar to the weapons that won our nation's freedom in the first place?
     
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    Congratulations and thank you for your service. There is nothing more american than a colt 45 revolver or a good old 1911 45.
     
  18. Kendal Black

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    What kind of gun should you buy? Whatever the heck kind you want; that's the American way. Best congratulations and welcome aboard.

    As a suggestion, is there any gun that particularly speaks to you about America and what you like about it? A Colonial musket, a Kentucky rifle, a Peacemaker? Perhaps something from Civil War era, or on into the later struggles, against fascism or communism?

    An antique original may be too expensive at the present moment, but truth to tell, many of the reproductions are better guns than the real antiques. John Browning, for example, never heard of a CNC station and would have thought you were talking science fiction if you could have told him about it.
     
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    Congratulations are in order, I'm sure you'll appreciate your citizenship more than most of the population who take it for granted.

    I'll second the recommendation for a CMP rifle, pick up some surplus ammo on en-block clips while you're at it if you pick up a Garand. (sadly, I think the CMP is out of M1 Carbines, which is a shame)

    Of course, there is something American about the Lever-Gun, and Henry is superbly stubborn about being 100% made in the USA out of US components. If travel is not an option and you don't want to roll the dice on CMP mail-order then Henry guns are everywhere, and the Henry rimfires are some of the most fun per dollar to be had on the shooting range.
     
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    First, thank you for your service and protecting the freedoms that the rest of us enjoy.

    Second, congratulations on receiving your citizenship papers, you've earned it!

    Finally, if you're looking at buying a modern firearm that is identified as pure American.
    Pistol: A 70 series (or older) Colt 1911-A1.
    Revolver: Colt Single Action Army.
    Rifle:
    Semi - AR-15 or Springfield M1-A1.
    Lever - Winchester 92 or 94.
    Bolt - Springfield 1903 or Winchester Mod 70 (pre-64).

    Anywhere you travel in the world, these weapons are instanstly recongized as 100% American.
     
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    Way to go about it the right way....thanks for your service and welcome! Congrats!
     
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    Hey congratulations. You have good taste getting that S&W 1911 too, I have one and it is by far one of my favorite guns. The Rem. 700 sounds like a fine idea, maybe get some red, white and blue cerakote pattern on it and hang it on the wall proudly when your not out enjoying it.
     
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    I'd agree with the people saying a lever action. Nothing scream americana like a lever action.
     
  24. Ignition Override

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    Well-done! And to have also volunteered to preserve and defend your country,
    I salute you and all others with such patriotism.
     
  25. Smokin Gator

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    Your post and the photo of your family really made my day. So many people bad mouth the USA, yet there are a lot of people that risk life and limb to get here. Seeing you and your proud family, it doesn't get any better. Any firearm that you have the freedom to buy would honor your citizenship. I do like cowboy guns, Smith and wesson revolvers and 1911's, but whatever you get will be great. Thank you for your service to our country. Mark
     
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