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Most of my guns – a day with @shmurnoff

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anarchoarachnidism:

laurentbelkacem:

They’re fifteen and they like to shoot guns ! – When Swiss journalists discover that owning guns and target shooting are very popular outside their little urban bourgeois social circles.

isnt gun ownership common in Switzerland

like, really common

Indeed. The very low-end estimation of the amount of guns in Switzerland is about one per citizen, but it’s probably ten to twenty times as much (including civilian and military firearms).

In my social circle, I think I know 6-7 people which are armless (and most of them because they are foreigners, whose gun rights are restricted), maybe less than 25 % have only their military weapon (F ass 90 assault rifle or P 75 pistol), and the rest have at least several personal firearms (I don’t think I know anyone in that last category with less than five guns – and the sky is the limit in term of litteral warehouses full of collections of weapons).

But statistically, you have more chances to find a firearm in the home of a farmer/baker/factory worker/student/accountant/doctor/engineer/etc. than in a progressive, city dweller, UE-loving, military-conscription skipper journalist’s one.

So they tend to live in safe places where they don’t see much of what is happening in the rest of the nation.

I think it’s probably the same everywhere, isn’t it ?

*Except in France where journalists, in the arbitrary and quasi monarchist tradition of the country, are very easily granted a CCW license when non-elite citizens are even denied pocket knives and pepper spray carry.

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Fast shooting smiley group

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laurentbelkacem:

Tir fédéral en campagne 2011 – 25 mètres, Glock 17, 161/180 points.

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laurentbelkacem:

Tir fédéral en campagne 2011 – 25 mètres, Glock 17, 161/180 points.

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laurentbelkacem:

P239 in the snow.

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So after toying with the Kel Tec PMR30, I had a chance to test it at the shooting range. It’s as probably as ugly and unreliable as myself, but still a nice gun. I think most of the troubles I got came from either the ammunition (it’s really really picky about it) or my grip (because my hands are rather large but short, I have that strange angled grip – one of the other consequence was the great difficulty to keep the muzzle down the target during manipulations).

Before this video was recorded, I shot without trouble half a magazine, then troubles began. I think it took me more than five minutes to shoot the last five cartridges.

Reliability troubles (and that’s a big no-go for a defensive handgun), and the loading of magazine aside, it could make an excellent gun for a big-handed woman since it lacks recoil, is very light, and with 30 cartridges in the magazine, got plenty firepower to treat an hostile target. For plinking, .22 Magnum is a cool cartridge to play with, traveling very flatly to the target, a big funny fire explosion at the barrel every time you shoot, and one of the best trigger I ever tried.

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Schuetzenfest 1924 #muséedutireursuisse

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Schuetzenfest 1924 #muséedutireursuisse