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This will cheer you up - UK-legal Glock .22

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by tac, May 23, 2015.

  1. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    To tell the truth, I almost lost my lunch seeing this thing...

    Apart from that, words fail me.... almost, until I saw what had been done to the SIG Classic .22. Look at englishguns excellent series on getting [legal] possession of firearms in UK - a real eye-opener.

    Remember that all this ruination of a perfectly ordinary handgun costs a FORTUNE!!! The Glock is going to sell - and it WILL sell like crazy - for around $1500, while the SIG Classic .22 is a truly horrendous $2079.00.

    tac
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Well at least it'll be hard for them to shoot their dicks off with it.
     
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  3. Deebow

    Deebow Portland Well-Known Member

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    Hard to believe that the British are the people that used to rule the world (literally).

    Now, they aren't even allowed to possess an actual handgun. They have to have a completely gov't approved "super safe" one.
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Some of our "pistols" here are pretty ludicrous due to our laws.
     
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  5. 808hondacrguy

    808hondacrguy Eugene,OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I wonder if they can find .22 ammo over there:)
     
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  6. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Well, we can have ANY kind of muzzle-loading revolver or pistol in England, Scotland and Wales [I've got a Ruger Old Army], and in Northern Ireland they can STILL have REAL cartridge-firing handguns... Don't forget that we can also have long-barrelled revolvers and single-shot pistols. The sport of long-range pistol was invented here by Marine Gilly Howe. I have a 14" bull-barrelled Ruger Super Redhawk in .357Mag with a Burris scope on top, fer instance.

    whoopee.

    tac
     
  7. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Last Friday week we bought 120,000 rounds of mixed makes, mostly CCI Mini-mags, I hafta say.

    tac
     
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  8. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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    Stone the crows ! ! I have not bought that many in the past 4-5 decades, nor have I seen that many in a store in the past couple years.
     
  9. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What? Do you surgically install a socket in your sholder for the " carbine"
    portion of the thing? Hum, might help repeatability for shouldering the piece!;)
     
  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I wonder who'll be the first to hold it upside down and backerds and shoot their self in the shoulder.
    Oh, and I don't know who the guy in the video is, but it's pretty much considered bad form to slam the slide home upon an empty chamber.. if the video is any indicator, he did that a few thousand times that day alone.
     
  11. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    The guy is an ex-military armourer who gets manufacturers like SIG and others to make handguns that the 3/4 of the UK can legally own. Northern Ireland - part of the UK - has no problem with ANY kind of handgun, just like it used to be here in yUK before a pedophile who should not have been allowed to keep his handguns went into a school and slaughtered sixteen 1st grade children and their teacher before allegedly topping himself.

    Anyhow, without our slide-slappin' pal here there would be NO UK-mainland legal SIG Classic .22 pistol or this thing either, so I cut him some slack. Here there is even a Volquartsen converted Ruger Mk-whatever, IF you can take the $4800.00 hit in the pocket. AND Any kind of Cimarron Arms revolver with the long barrel and sticky-out bit, again, if you can take the nigh-on $5000 hit.

    tac
     
  12. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    o.

    Don't overlook the fact that here we have rather easier access to RWS, Fiocchi and Lapua stuff than you do. Three serious shooters in our club have each bought an entire batch of 5000 Lapua .22 Match grade for the year - and there are many like them.

    tac
     
  13. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    That Sir, is unlikely, given the six months probie time that newcomers to shooting have to undertake before
    they can even apply for a gun owning certificate. But of course, you are joking, right?:)

    tac
    NRA Life Member since July 4th 1976
    NRA Club Instructor
     
  14. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it was a joke essentially noting its quite symmetrical form.
     
  15. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I assume this is to deter concealed carry....because we all know criminals (at least in America) don't have access to a hacksaw.

    In further news, UK has banned hacksaws....
     
  16. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Nossir - it is is to enable the poor buggers in UK who lost their handguns back in '97 to legally own something that bears a faint but passing resemblance to a handgun..

    No criminal in his right mind would bother with anything like this unless they somehow managed to steal it from its owner. This is because this thing will cost almost £$1600, and requires the buyer to have a 'slot' on his license to purchase it before he can buy it.

    A criminal only has to hang around certain supermarket car parks to buy a real 9mmP Glock for half that price - or so I'm told.

    tac
     
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  17. revjen45

    revjen45 Snohomish County Well-Known Member

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    If it's a carbine with a 12" bbl and the coat hanger sticking out of the back why not do it with a real shoulder stock?
     
  18. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    'cos then it would be carbine with a less than legal-length barrel - here in UK such an arm, to be called a carbine/rifle, has to have minimum barrel length of 18"....you KNOW it all makes perfect sense. :O

    If you live in a madhouse.

    Anyhow, this thing's whole raison d'etre is that it a 'long-barrelled pistol' and NOT a carbine....

    tac
     
  19. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I am not sure how something so depressing and ridiculous is suppose to cheer me up.
     
  20. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Well, I thought it might make you chuckle, that's all. It's not an exercise in psychological warfare, y'know.

    tac