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FIRST FRENCH AR15France meeting

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by frenchbushmaster, Oct 5, 2007.

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  1. frenchbushmaster

    frenchbushmaster Member

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    I'm French and I say hello every bady.

    I'm an active member of "the French Connection" The french connection for the AR15 rifles shooter in Europe. AR15France.com forum.

    Last september 22th MaxFr one of our best member organise the first FRENCH NATIONAL AR15DAY near Lyon city.
    A great day. A little contest, but the most important was the pleasure to meet member of our forum. And to compare our AR rifles.
    The first time I see 35 AR rifles in the same time in the same place. And some AK :scrutiny::evil:

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    In action during the little IPSC contest with Assault Rifle. This competiton did not exist in France. It's the first time I see this for and with civilian peoples.;)

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  3. frenchbushmaster

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    For finish pictures, the rifles. A small parts of the rifles :D

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    thanks for the pics ! looks like they had a good time.


    a couple non-AR's and several sidearms present, too. :)


    also, I saw the ar15 link in there. http://ar15france.com
     
  6. strat81

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    That's awesome. Great pics!
     
  7. W.E.G.

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    very cool!
     
  8. Anotherguy

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    Wow, I'm pleasantly surprised that this event can take place in France but saddened that it would be illegal in certain areas of the U.S., including the county I live in.
     
  9. Cmdr. Gravez0r

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    I think French stock just jumped.
     
  10. Dravur

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    I am impressed

    My regards for the French just jumped up a couple notches. Glad to see it! Nice rifles. Are you allowed to take them home or are they stuck in the club? I am curious to know what the rules are for EBRs in France.

    comment allez vous?
     
  11. wheelgunslinger

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    Very cool. I had no idea that France would allow citizens to own stuff like that.

    Very nice for you, and for your friends.

    Keep the pictures coming.
     
  12. Stover954rr

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    Great to see! Welcome to THR as well! Also don't be afraid to ad some of your buddies join up on here!

    What is the law with Carrying a hand gun in france? I didn't know it was legal.

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  13. frenchbushmaster

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    I'm happy to give you a different point of view on France and French shooters.

    We have our Weapon at home Dravus. We are simply obliged to stock them in a safe. That all. I have my 17 weapons in my flat. No problem ;)

    More pictures here if it's possible for you to open this link to AR15France album.
    http://ar15france.com/forums/album_cat.php?cat_id=1

    See you, Mick.
     
  14. El Tejon

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    Allcueillez, mon nouvel ami. Bon tir. En vos photographes, qui equipent et vous? Habetez vous a Lyon?

    Don't you just love French? You can say anything and it's pure poetry.:)

    Welcome, my new friend. Good shooting. In your photographs, which shooter are you? Do you live in Lyon?

    What a wonderful time. We do that in the USA, but I would bet my last Euro that the food at your events is much better!:D

    Welcome to THR. We have many questions for you. I hope you are not offended at our clumsy inquiries. Please stick around.:)
     
  15. whitetiger7654

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    Wow I even saw someone doing a prone position correctly. You don't even see that here much. Very cool. I would be a little concerned about the muzzles and mags in guns while not on the firing line though. Hopefully they were empty for the pic.
     
  16. Prince Yamato

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    I like the short-barreled AKs and ARs. Cool pics!
     
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    Cool pics.
     
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    I'm sorry to say that my previous opinion of the French was generally not very high. (As I'm sure some French have the same feelings for Americans.) This post, however, has changed that considerably. An excellent post and quite surprising that the AR is somewhat popular over there.

    IMO, what is read and taught as shooting "official" techniques are excellent baselines to start off with. They do, however, change over time sometimes and may not always be the best. What is important IMO, though, is how well the shooter shoots in whatever technique they use. If tweaking the base technique is more comfortable and/or gets them to soot better, more power to them. Even more, if an entirely different technique is used, even more power to them.

    I took a CMP class one time and it had great improved my shooting in standing, sitting, and prone. I have, however, changed or adjusted slightly a few things to help me shoot better. Bending your weak side leg in prone or splaying out completely as opposed to bending your strong side leg have all worked equally well for me. With those resulss, it's all a matter of comfort from there as to which one to choose. In the end the person scoring the holes won't know what technique you used and that is all that counts.
     
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    Very nice pics. That looks like alot of fun.
     
  20. Mr White

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    Nice pictures. Looks like you had a good shoot.

    What are the gun laws in France like? You said you could keep your guns in your home.
    Can civilians own 20 and 30 round mags?
    What kind of paperwork do you have to go through to buy a gun?
    Are there certain types of guns you can't own?
    Can civilians own handguns?
    How about full autos?
     
  21. creekerdoug

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    Great photographs. Thanks for giving us a look at your equipment and club.
     
  22. Prince Yamato

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    Think Illinois gun laws + the added requirement that AWs in Military caliber require an extra jump through a hoop (so an AR in .222 is more common than an AR in .223). And no barrel limits (ie, no such thing as SBR). That's not exact, but someone will be along in a bit to explain in detail.
     
  23. frenchbushmaster

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    Thank you very much,
    It's a pleasure to read your positive comments.

    I agree the food here is realy realy realy a religion. I love it :)
    I'm a good cooker. My friends never regret my invitation for a dîner.

    About the french law, I give you this link in a post by OLEG VOLK.
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=297651
    I'm arrived here by a contact with OLEG.
    And we have discused of the french law and differents rules for buy a gun, self defense, how to carry guns, caliber, high cap mag, etc..
    I invite you to read this post. If you have any question after this reading I will be very happy to give you any informations.

    For illustration of what we could have. This is a picture of my personal collection.
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    Have a nice day !;)
     
  24. Warren

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    I nominate frenchbushmaster as "Best New Member" not that we have any awards here...if we did though he would win handily.

    I could not get the video to load. I am sad.

    If I moved to France from California I would see a net increase in my gunrights....that is sad.
     
  25. Silvanus

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    LOL and they always think we have no guns here in Europe :D
     
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