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kevin.vinke



Joined: 19 Dec 2006
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Location: Niedersachsen, Germany
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 09 10:59 am    Post subject: Finaly got my licence...  Reply with quote    

After a lot of finger crossing I finaly got my licence to buy firearms.
Not wanting to waste any time I´ve bought an Anschütze Match 54 which means I won´t have to keep rezeroing the club rifles everytime I shoot.
The wish list is now as follows:
Lee Enfield .303
L1A1 SLR 7.62 hopefully with a suit sight
Finaly a pistol probably 9mm possibly the Browning. This will require me to get the Green version of the licence though.

Sadly all for target shooting etc. no hunting

marigold



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 09 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi Kevin, haven't seen you around for a while - hope you and the family are OK?

Enjoy your firearms . Why can't you hunt?

judith



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 09 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Congratulations.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 09 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Finaly got my licence... Reply with quote    

kevin.vinke wrote:
Finaly a pistol probably 9mm possibly the Browning.


*envy*

gil
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 09 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well done !

kevin.vinke



Joined: 19 Dec 2006
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Location: Niedersachsen, Germany
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 09 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I´m still around in the background
Hunting is completely tied up here. All the land is rented to a hunt who then organise the running of it including the fees etc.
Just to get a licence takes two evenings and a full Saturday every week for six months course. Costs several thousand € and even then there´s no garauntee that you´ll a place to hunt.

Erikht



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 09 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How is it with foreign licenses in the UK?

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 09 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Erikht wrote:
How is it with foreign licenses in the UK?


Not a problem, as long as we're not talking Uzis or G36s or similar. Stalking rifles, bolt action anyway, are easy to get a visitor permit for.

Why, you coming stalking?

kevin.vinke wrote:
I´m still around in the background
Hunting is completely tied up here. All the land is rented to a hunt who then organise the running of it including the fees etc.
Just to get a licence takes two evenings and a full Saturday every week for six months course. Costs several thousand € and even then there´s no garauntee that you´ll a place to hunt.


The one thing the Germans love more than a good sausage, is a good set of pointless and stifling regulations, ideally involving the issue of numerous forms with multi-coloured stamps, photocards, notarised copies of everything from your birth certificate to your bootprints, and an oath of some sort.

I took a German friend shooting once. He shot a very nice young roebuck, then insisted on putting a sprig of greenery between its lifeless jaws as a 'last meal', and a moment of silence for the fallen one.

kevin.vinke



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 09 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:


The one thing the Germans love more than a good sausage, is a good set of pointless and stifling regulations, ideally involving the issue of numerous forms with multi-coloured stamps, photocards, notarised copies of everything from your birth certificate to your bootprints, and an oath of some sort.

I took a German friend shooting once. He shot a very nice young roebuck, then insisted on putting a sprig of greenery between its lifeless jaws as a 'last meal', and a moment of silence for the fallen one.


That´s it in a nutshell. Mind you it´s getting tighter and the licence I got maybe no longer available soon (though once you have it they can´t take it away). This is a reaction to the young lad who took his Dad´s 9mm (left ina bedside cabinet) 60 rounds of ammo and went around his old school executing people. Head shots very one.
Strangely they don´t come round to check your gun cabinet you have to send a signed photo of it!

kevin.vinke



Joined: 19 Dec 2006
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Location: Niedersachsen, Germany
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 09 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thought I´d update on the Anschütz.
The stock was a bit scratched up on the varnish so cleaned that off and used Danish oil on it. I much prefer the finish, doesn´t scratch and has a nice matt finish.
Last night I got my first go with it and put 50 rounds through. For an older rifle it is as accuarte as you could want with groupings of 15mm at 50mm.
A bit heavy for lugging around hunting but shooting from a hide would work fine.
So buying an older quality rifle (in this case) can be well worthwhile.

Anyone got a view on the best 9mm pistol (must have a .22 conversion available)?

cheers,
Kevin

Brownbear



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 09 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

kevin.vinke wrote:
(must have a .22 conversion available)?

cheers,
Kevin


Why?

kevin.vinke



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 09 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
kevin.vinke wrote:
(must have a .22 conversion available)?

cheers,
Kevin


Why?


Too shoot the larger caliber (over 200J) I have to join a second club
however in the current club we´re hoping to start off shooting match pistol with the aim of eventualy building a pistol range (up to 1500J) which hopefully will bring some of the youngsters into the club.

I´ve read the Browning high power for instance has some very good .22 conversions. It wuld also allow much cheaper practice costs lol

Brownbear



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 09 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not sure about .22 conversions, but I've known few people unhappy with the Sig. If I needed a pistol for 'work', I'd choose one of the CZ 75s, and I believe they do offer the 'kadett' conversion kit.

kevin.vinke



Joined: 19 Dec 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 09 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
Not sure about .22 conversions, but I've known few people unhappy with the Sig. If I needed a pistol for 'work', I'd choose one of the CZ 75s, and I believe they do offer the 'kadett' conversion kit.


Yes fired the CZ very nice but a little small in my hand and it bites lol!

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