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      06-15-2019, 03:28 PM   #3411
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What are UK gun laws like?
Very restrictive.
Semi-auto centre-fire rifles were banned back in 1988, after the Hungerford shooting, and handguns were banned in 1997 after the Dunblane shooting.
So, we’re pretty much restricted to shotguns (must not have barrel length under 24”) and centre-fire bolt action and straight-pull rifles, plus semi-auto rim fire rifles are allowed, plus black powder stuff of course.
You have to show good reason to obtain a license from the police which can be land owner for animal pest control etc., or be a member of an approved target shooting club for anything not in the hunting/pest control category, such as old mil surps rifles etc. And its not easy to join an approved club either, and can take about 12 months to go through the club and police licence process before being allowed to purchase a firearm.
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Very restrictive.
Semi-auto centre-fire rifles were banned back in 1988, after the Hungerford shooting, and handguns were banned in 1997 after the Dunblane shooting.
So, weíre pretty much restricted to shotguns (must not have barrel length under 24Ē) and centre-fire bolt action and straight-pull rifles, plus semi-auto rim fire rifles are allowed, plus black powder stuff of course.
You have to show good reason to obtain a license from the police which can be land owner for animal pest control etc., or be a member of an approved target shooting club for anything not in the hunting/pest control category, such as old mil surps rifles etc. And its not easy to join an approved club either, and can take about 12 months to go through the club and police licence process before being allowed to purchase a firearm.
I think Fast Furious 6 mentions handguns being illegal in the UK. Then they proceeded to go to a pawnshop to get information because the pawnshop sells handguns......like what? lol
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I think Fast Furious 6 mentions handguns being illegal in the UK. Then they proceeded to go to a pawnshop to get information because the pawnshop sells handguns......like what? lol
Just my two cents and I don't want to come off as a dick, but there were a few things in the Fast and Furious franchise that were a bit of a stretch....just sayin'.
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One of my favorites for open carry, Kimber Raptor Pro .45 ACP 4"
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One of my favorites for open carry, Kimber Raptor .45 ACP
Nice pistola. I carry a Kimber Custom CDP.
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Just my two cents and I don't want to come off as a dick, but there were a few things in the Fast and Furious franchise that were a bit of a stretch....just sayin'.
You mean there aren't 12 gear transmissions in muscle cars? JK

Oh I know I agree.

It was probably the biggest case in those movies where they gave you a piece of information and then the next scene was a conflicting piece of information.

Worst example in movies was the second Transformers movie. We must find a old Decepticon to help us find the map, matrix, whatever. Next scene, they freak out when they find him. IT'S A DECEPTICON!
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Just my two cents and I don't want to come off as a dick, but there were a few things in the Fast and Furious franchise that were a bit of a stretch....just sayin'.
A few things..........?

Or did you mean a few hundred?
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One of my favorites for open carry, Kimber Raptor Pro .45 ACP 4"
Lovely.....
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Brought the red dot sight (only of course) from the Benelli to my annual eye exam today. Since developing an astigmatism years ago I like to confirm how different lenses impact the crispness of the dot. Digging these out from the safe definitely inspires an range session! 🤔
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Ever try concealing your bigger 1911s?

My g/f ordered me a Staccato P for my upcoming 45th birthday (but in 9mm) and Iím wondering if I can conceal it at all. I donít do open carry unless Iím working.
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Brought the red dot sight (only of course) from the M4 to my annual eye exam today. Since developing an astigmatism years ago I like to confirm how different lenses impact the crispness of the dot. Digging these out from the safe definitely inspires an range session! ��
You know what, with age my eyes become more and more farsight and I can't shoot any longer a G36 with the stock installed red dot within the top handle section, the dot is too close and I don't see it w/o glasses
For the SCAR I use meanwhile an EOTECH 553 in combination with a flipable 3x magnifier, thats fine.
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Ever try concealing your bigger 1911s?

My g/f ordered me a Staccato P for my upcoming 45th birthday (but in 9mm) and Iím wondering if I can conceal it at all. I donít do open carry unless Iím working.
Yes, 1911s conceal nicely.

Crossbreed holsters are my favorite for the job.
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Ever try concealing your bigger 1911s?

I might be subject to different legal requirements than you, but I conceal mine in this all the time.

Only downside is it is a little difficult to access quickly.






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I use milt sparks for mine
I also use Sparks for my 1911. I bought the Axiom for my Colt Series 70 Govt, it was a long wait to get it(15 wks) but certainly worth it. Beautiful craftsmanship and design which makes the large, heavy Colt feel lighter then it is and tucks in better for great concealment.
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Ever try concealing your bigger 1911s?

My g/f ordered me a Staccato P for my upcoming 45th birthday (but in 9mm) and Iím wondering if I can conceal it at all. I donít do open carry unless Iím working.
I am a pretty small dude and I CCW a 1911 without issue. I tried concealed carry with a full length Colt 1911, but that barrel length just made it awkward when sitting down, as it would dig into my thigh.

I now conceal carry a Sig Sauer 1911 Ultra Compact. Full size frame, much shorter barrel and a very slight reduction in grip length. It works fine.
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Wow...I don't CCW, but those sound like very large objects to choose to carry around concealed. I assumed that if/when I do CCW, it would likely be a VP9SK, or smaller, just for comfort sake.
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Discomfort for me comes from the thickness of the gun which 1911 doesn't have well thinner than a glock or similar brick.
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I have the SIG Ultra TT in .45 that I have no issues concealing. It's a nice pistol (it was my 40th bday present from my gf). She wanted to go all out for my 45th so she got me the Staccato P. It's not exactly a full-size but it's not compact either.

My EDC is my old gen3 Glock 32. It's been my edc for almost 15 years.
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