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Foreign Gun Owners(outside US members)...Show your stuff...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by nwilliams, Sep 30, 2008.

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  1. Medusa

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    Well, some countries are more restrictive, yeah. Mine for example. It's not very easy to get guns, as the process takes a little time and has it's taxes. And prizes are moderately high. And the number of gun owners and guns is small (a few % of the whole population has some weapons) - tragic consequences of long time of slavery and communist oppression. Though one could think that what the hey, it should be a lesson to actually arm ourselves, that never again. But world works in mysterious ways. So I could envy the fellows in US a bit, to have more freedom in this issue than we do. So what that for 2000$ I could buy myself a G36C with a suppressor and be allowed to use it for SD. Or spend some more and buy MG4.

    Hey Shung, how is the availability of AR platform and accessories in your country? I could get an AR-10A4 from Finland, but accessories are hard to come by.
     
  2. Shung

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    The only actual new AR that you can get in Switzerland are the Sabre Defense Industries.. Because they have a factory in UK which allow them to sell in europe.. most american brand DO not export AR's.. On 2nd hand, you can buy quite a lot of good Colt stuff that are all around, and that people barely use.

    as for accessories, they are a few shops in Holland, Germany and Italy that import AR accessories, but the sell them nearly twice the american price, and this, mostly due to legal importation procedures, and of course their benefit. I much prefer buying things on ebay.. most of ebayer seems not to care about ITAR, and I got almost everything from there. (ACOGs, EOtechs, KAC handguards, DD handguards, Tango down stuff, etc etc)

    this ITAR is a plague. Once I wanted to buy a neoprene scopecoat for my ACOG on a very well known US gunshop on the internet, and I was replied that they couldnt sell it to me.. I asked why.. they told me, because it could be mounted on an assault rifle... hell yes.. a scopecoat... My country issued me a full-auto, and ITAR won't sell me a scopecoat.. kinda funny..
     
  3. philuk44

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    Here's a pic of my oldest gun. It's a Winchester model 62 in .22"

    It's a bit unusual in that it has an octagonal barrel. Winchester didn't make many like that and as far as I know they were all exported. Still a sweet little shooter :D

    Phil
     
  4. Medusa

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    Uhuh, same story here, never mind the beltfed in the closet, that riflescope is pure evil.
     
  5. bukijin

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    Here they are ... next on the list is a .22 handgun of some kind...

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  6. Grassman

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    I'm not hip to any of England's gun laws. Are you able to have some rifles or shotguns? And all handguns are banned? Can any Englishmen enlighten me. Thanks
     
  7. razorback2003

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    What kind of Smith and Wesson revolver is it in the Australian's picture? It looks like something from their specialty shop. I'm guessing a Glock 34 or 35? I myself have been wanting a 34 to add to my 19 as a centerfire target gun. 22 handguns are LOTS of fun and cheap to shoot.
     
  8. lanternlad1

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    Grassman,
    Calibre44 answered those questions earlier in this thread. Very enlightening.

    Still like Tx better tho...
     
  9. bukijin

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    The handguns are..

    SW model 627. 8 rounds of .357 is serious firepower. Great single action trigger (double action is ok too) and 5inch barrel - really love this revolver.

    G34 - lighter trigger than the 17, adjustable sights, accurate, fun. Yes you should buy this gun.
     
  10. taliv

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    great thread.

    i'm curious for those that posted... why so many american firearms? i saw very few european firearms. over here, we also buy a lot of sig/hk/fn/cz/etc in addition to the american makes.

    is it availability? quality? cost? are they considered exotic or something
     
  11. Afy

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    We do buy our share of Cz, etc.
    Things like the FN are generally more difficult to buy. And prices well that is a different ball game
     
  12. scrat

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    very nice guns guys very nice
     
  13. lionking

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    Can I have permission by the members and mods to link this thread to another political forum I often debate on?Reason being some have told me American's are "gun nuts" and have used Europe to attempt to say others in the world aren't gun enthusiasts like Americans are and that Europeans can't own guns overall.I think this thread would dispell that.......
     
  14. Shung

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    bring me to that debate as well ! I'm gonna have some polite fun !
     
  15. nzsr

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    Camp Carbine 9mm.Home made silencer,totally leagle in New Zealand.It just didn't have the "horse power" to kill anything larger than small game at anything more than short range.

    Good fun though
     
  16. Silvanus

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    You can buy as many reloading supplies as you want and pretty much all types and brands of powders are available. I do not think any shops will ship to France. You can come here and buy stuff, though. There are many people from France and Belgium (who live near the border of course) who buy guns and ammo here.
     
  17. Mk VII

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    Here you cannot buy SPs or HPs, unless you can get a waiver from the cops for hunting or pest destruction ... and even then you still cannot use them for target practice.
    No ammo, powder or primers can be ordered by mail.
     
  18. goerz

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    A little update on my most recent purchase: Kimber Stainless Target II .45 ACP. My first 1911!
    Regards from Italy,
    Goerz
     

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  19. Shung

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    little update on my AR's !

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  20. UnclePete

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    As you say, Michael Ryan killed most of his victims with his Beretta 9mm pistol. He did not use a shotgun at all, but in the (Tory) legislation that followed pumps and semis were resticted to 3 shots or had to be on a firearms certificate.

    To play devil's advocate, your point about handgun crime having risen since the ban bothers the antis not at all. In their view, what is never going to happen again is a licensed handgun shooter murdering a bunch of schoolkids. It is a very difficult view to counter.

    Apologises to the OP for hijacking the thread, I will respond properly with photos of my shooting tools, even though I'm not a foreigner!
     
  21. ZEN.45

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    An update on my post on page 1:

    Erma .22LR M1 (with replica para stock) & Beretta .22LR Model 87
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    L1A1 & P220
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  22. Shung

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    I love that FAL !

    Im looking for the same right now !
     
  23. Calibre44

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    True … except that BP Pistols and Long Barrelled handguns are still legal and can inflict just as much damage – let’s hope the antis never find out!
     
  24. Shung

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    what about fighting for getting your rights back ? is there any movement that stands this position in the UK ?
     
  25. Kestral

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    Foreign Gun Owner

    To many to send pics,Collect & shoot them all,take 3 or 4 at a time to the range,different ones each week.Mainly use reloads of slightly reduced loads so as not to wear them out.
     

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