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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/23/2012 5:20:18 PM   
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What?

You didn't buy HS2000 (aka Springfield Armory XD, XDM, or XD-S as it is known in the USA)?



Hi Leo,

I fell in love with the P226 15 years ago when I fired one for the first time. It's a balance, hand feel, grip and natural sighting thing that I've never seen replicated in another semi-auto frame. I've got nothing against the other handgun manufacturers, just this one was 'meant' for me.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/23/2012 5:22:19 PM   
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Hmm. Looks like a nice little toy. Have to get a weapons license sometime. Nice relaxation.


Well, it's no Bofors, but it'll do.

How difficult is it to get a weapons license to purchase in Sweden? Is there a difference between handgun availability versus 'hunting' types: shotgun / rifle? Can you get conceal / carry permits too?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/23/2012 5:24:05 PM   
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Hi all,

How is weather in Sweden per?

Winter arrived?


Leo "Apollo11"

Not even close. So far very warm for the season. Normally, we should've seen some snow come and go by now. Not a snowflake in sight yet though.




We went from 60F a couple days ago to a sleet / snow storm last night. Dropped about 45 degrees. High today will be 25F with snow and ice on the ground. Winter just came by to say "remember me?"

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/23/2012 5:25:34 PM   
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I wonder if a certain German tourist made his drive in time?


He actually did! Made great time and ran into almost no traffic on over 700 miles of interstate 95!


I imagine that driving at 90MPH on the shoulders *around* the traffic helped?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/23/2012 5:26:26 PM   
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Hey...P226 UNP...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/23/2012 5:48:04 PM   
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I wonder if a certain German tourist made his drive in time?


He actually did! Made great time and ran into almost no traffic on over 700 miles of interstate 95!


I imagine that driving at 90MPH on the shoulders *around* the traffic helped?

110 miles was the fastest I drove.

But do you know what I hate? Driving behind a pro at 100 mph+ who propably has sharp eyesight, radar warner and a trapster app on his phone - and your gas run out and you have to refuel...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/23/2012 5:50:17 PM   
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I wonder if a certain German tourist made his drive in time?


He actually did! Made great time and ran into almost no traffic on over 700 miles of interstate 95!

It was actually more than 800 miles

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/23/2012 6:09:58 PM   
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Hmm. Looks like a nice little toy. Have to get a weapons license sometime. Nice relaxation.


Well, it's no Bofors, but it'll do.

How difficult is it to get a weapons license to purchase in Sweden? Is there a difference between handgun availability versus 'hunting' types: shotgun / rifle? Can you get conceal / carry permits too?


It's very hard to get a weapons license here. If you own land with wildlife in it or have access to it via the owner, you could go a hunting course and after passing, get a license for up to four hunting weapons. Getting license for a handgun requires that you're an member of some "rifle club" and actively competing. Getting a concealed carry permit requires that the police has agreed that there is an actual and active threat against your person and that they can't give you a lifeguard. If so, you can get a temporary weapons license.

I have never, as a private person, owned any firearm.

< Message edited by Grollub -- 11/23/2012 9:22:40 PM >


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/23/2012 8:28:12 PM   
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quote:

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I wonder if a certain German tourist made his drive in time?


He actually did! Made great time and ran into almost no traffic on over 700 miles of interstate 95!

It was actually more than 800 miles


... and over 700 of those miles were on Interstate 95....

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/23/2012 8:31:34 PM   
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Hi all,

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How is weather in Sweden per?

Winter arrived?


Not even close. So far very warm for the season. Normally, we should've seen some snow come and go by now. Not a snowflake in sight yet though.


We here have +10 almost all the time - albeit with constant fog and overcast...


Leo "Apollo11"

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/23/2012 9:26:35 PM   
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And I have to return to wintery Germany in a few days

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 6:44:52 AM   
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Post belated turkey tithe since I worked late last night.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 6:45:45 AM   
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And I have to return to wintery Germany in a few days


Already?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 6:47:16 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy

I wonder if a certain German tourist made his drive in time?


He actually did! Made great time and ran into almost no traffic on over 700 miles of interstate 95!


I imagine that driving at 90MPH on the shoulders *around* the traffic helped?

110 miles was the fastest I drove.

But do you know what I hate? Driving behind a pro at 100 mph+ who propably has sharp eyesight, radar warner and a trapster app on his phone - and your gas run out and you have to refuel...


I dont know how it is in Germany but in my experience the guys who drive 100+ on US highways may have a radar detector but generally have their head up their @ss as well.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 6:48:34 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Grollub


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Hi all,

How is weather in Sweden per?

Winter arrived?


Leo "Apollo11"

Not even close. So far very warm for the season. Normally, we should've seen some snow come and go by now. Not a snowflake in sight yet though.




We went from 60F a couple days ago to a sleet / snow storm last night. Dropped about 45 degrees. High today will be 25F with snow and ice on the ground. Winter just came by to say "remember me?"


Low 80s in CA....just sayin...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 6:52:48 AM   
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Hi all,

How is weather in Sweden per?

Winter arrived?


Leo "Apollo11"

Not even close. So far very warm for the season. Normally, we should've seen some snow come and go by now. Not a snowflake in sight yet though.




Any sign of Oland replacing Majorca as Europe's resort destination?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 6:53:44 AM   
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Gentlemen: I have an announcement. The latest member of the Chickenboy household has been brought home today. I give you little "Sig":







Hmm. Looks like a nice little toy. Have to get a weapons license sometime. Nice relaxation.


You're not allowed to own weapons, Per?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 8:04:13 AM   
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Howdy guys.... boring and troubling sort of day, went shopping with the wife, watched the bank accounts go down and credit cards go up.

My next-door neighbor was taken away in an ambulance tonight, his wife said that he put his finger in the light-socket of his Kitchen stove.

He seems a bit accident prone, blew-up his barbeque in the summer; he is Canadian so I guess that explains some.

Bedtime.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 11:00:02 AM   
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No turns and cold weather make Dixie a sad boy

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 12:16:42 PM   
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Hi all,

Good day!


Leo "Apollo1"

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 12:18:07 PM   
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You're not allowed to own weapons, Per?


Generally speaking European gun laws (i.e. dealing with ownership of firearm weapons( ) and much much much tougher than in the USA...


Leo "Apollo11"

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 5:10:46 PM   
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And I have to return to wintery Germany in a few days


Already?

The plane leaves 12/5



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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 5:14:32 PM   
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Howdy guys.... boring and troubling sort of day, went shopping with the wife, watched the bank accounts go down and credit cards go up.

My next-door neighbor was taken away in an ambulance tonight, his wife said that he put his finger in the light-socket of his Kitchen stove.

He seems a bit accident prone, blew-up his barbeque in the summer; he is Canadian so I guess that explains some.

Bedtime.


My landlord in NY blew up his (very expensive) BBQ by overindulging his chicken in vodka marinade. When he put the marinated chicken on the grill it literally caught fire.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 5:15:29 PM   
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No turns and cold weather make Dixie a sad boy


No pity for you here.

Procrastination gets its just deserts.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 5:15:59 PM   
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You're not allowed to own weapons, Per?


Generally speaking European gun laws (i.e. dealing with ownership of firearm weapons( ) and much much much tougher than in the USA...


Leo "Apollo11"


But Per is active military.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 5:31:08 PM   
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Got curious about the Metrolink train by my house. The price of a one-way ticket to get from here to, say, the Camarillo Outlets stores, a distance of some 40 miles, is $9.25.

Now, I'm used to this kind of nonsense from Long Island Rail, where a one-way ticket from Deer Park to Penn Station, also about 40 miles as the crow flies, off peak, will cost you $9.75. But driving from LI to the city you could easily spend 2-3 hours in traffic on the Belt or BQE, you'll still have to pay a tunnel toll unless you want to brave the longer traffic for the bridges and once you get there you can easily spend an hour looking for parking or pay $40 for it. In that context, the price of the rail ticket is well worth it.

I have no idea what justifies these rail prices in San Fernando Valley, CA when in order to get to Camarillo by car all I have to do is hop on the 118 freeway for 40 minutes. There is never any traffic, the scenery is very much enjoyable, the roads are in perfect condition and there are oodles of parking everywhere. I just dont understand it.

< Message edited by Onime No Kyo -- 11/24/2012 5:32:27 PM >


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 5:59:43 PM   
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Looking for hiking trails near my house, get this.....






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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 6:12:24 PM   
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Hi all,

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ORIGINAL: Onime No Kyo

You're not allowed to own weapons, Per?


Generally speaking European gun laws (i.e. dealing with ownership of firearm weapons( ) and much much much tougher than in the USA...


Leo "Apollo11"


But Per is active military.

So?

They think about forcing german sportsmen to store their guns at the shooting range. So they can buy a gun, but never own it.

Hunters might face the same thing.




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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 6:24:24 PM   
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And I have to return to wintery Germany in a few days


Already?

The plane leaves 12/5




Darn.

Well, you had a good run. Whats awaiting you in Deutchland?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 11/24/2012 6:31:01 PM   
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Hi all,

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ORIGINAL: Onime No Kyo

You're not allowed to own weapons, Per?


Generally speaking European gun laws (i.e. dealing with ownership of firearm weapons( ) and much much much tougher than in the USA...


Leo "Apollo11"


But Per is active military.

So?

They think about forcing german sportsmen to store their guns at the shooting range. So they can buy a gun, but never own it.

Hunters might face the same thing.





Seems more than a little silly. One of the things I've never objected to in the US is gun ownership. My feeling is that people with a criminal intent who are looking to obtain weapons, will generally be able to obtain them despite laws. Certainly its true that unrestricted sale of ammunition which comes with gun ownership laws also aids those with criminal intent, but I also feel that lack of ammo availability would not serve as a significant-enough deterrent to these people. Somehow, I doubt that gang members, bank robbers etc. spend hundreds of hours and thousands of rounds honing their marksmanship skills.

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