Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Demonio is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    33

    I'm in London. Any way to get my gun fix here?

    I know London has intense gun laws, but is there anyway I can get my fix here?
    I'll be here for a week. Any ranges here or weapons museums? Anything?

  2. #2
    Bisley's Avatar
    Bisley is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    East Texas
    Posts
    1,474
    I'm not aware of any socialist country that allows its citizens, or visitors from free countries, to possess anything so 'dangerous' as a...gasp...modern handgun.

    England has a very proud heritage and its citizens have fought many times to preserve their independence from foreign dictatorships. But its law-abiding citizens put their freedom into the hands of politicians many years ago, and in all of their wisdom, those politicians came to the conclusion that the average citizen simply did not have the maturity to possess the same weapons as the criminal element. I'm not sure how that has worked out for them, but, nevertheless, it is the law of the land.

    If you find that I'm in error about this conclusion, please enlighten me. It might be reassuring, since we are in a constant struggle to keep our our own politicians from taking us down that same road.

  3. #3
    bruce333's Avatar
    bruce333 is offline HGF Forum Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Wilson's Mills, NC
    Posts
    2,496
    Bruce, Life Member: NRA, NCRPA, GRNC, GOA

    Naval Air Museum Barbers Point

    "I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain."--Jane Wagner
    "The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."
    -Isaac Asimov

  4. #4
    berettatoter's Avatar
    berettatoter is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    1,333
    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    I'm not aware of any socialist country that allows its citizens, or visitors from free countries, to possess anything so 'dangerous' as a...gasp...modern handgun.

    England has a very proud heritage and its citizens have fought many times to preserve their independence from foreign dictatorships. But its law-abiding citizens put their freedom into the hands of politicians many years ago, and in all of their wisdom, those politicians came to the conclusion that the average citizen simply did not have the maturity to possess the same weapons as the criminal element. I'm not sure how that has worked out for them, but, nevertheless, it is the law of the land.

    If you find that I'm in error about this conclusion, please enlighten me. It might be reassuring, since we are in a constant struggle to keep our our own politicians from taking us down that same road.
    Yeah, its helped them alright. After their gun turn in law passed in 1997, their violent crime rate has gone up around 700%. During last years riots, the sale of baseball bats went up 5000%! One hundred years ago the sun never set on the British Empire, now look what they have become. I feel sad that our government is now going to take us down the same path. To answer the original question, I have never been to England, nor now do I ever want to go there either, and I doubt you will find any gunsmiths there to help you out. Just a personal opinion here.

  5. #5
    NewinSD is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Brookings, SD
    Posts
    48
    I looked online quickly, and there are a decent amount of rifle clubs. That may be the closest you can get.

  6. #6
    aarondhgraham is offline Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Stillwater, Oklahoma
    Posts
    141

    Holland and Holland,,,

    A friend of mine visited their shop a few years back,,,
    He got to hold some $45,000 long guns.

    I said how did you find them,,,
    He said they were in the telephone book.

    Holland & Holland
    33 Bruton Street
    London
    W1J 6HH

    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7499 4411
    Fax: +44 (0) 20 7499 4544
    Gun Room Email:
    gunroomuk@hollandandholland.com
    Store Email:
    clothingandaccessories@hollandandholland.com

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Aarond

    .

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Northern UT
    Posts
    465
    If you're connected, you could probably go shotgunning without much drama. If your willing to throw enough money at the problem. The museums are probably your best bet, all things considered.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Columbus, Indiana
    Posts
    291
    Living in London, Kentucky would be a lot easier!

    Thank God for those guys back in '76.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

can i keep my gun if i move to london, england

,

how to take my handgun to london

,

who gets firearms in london

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread

» Springfield Armory

» HGF Sponsors

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1