Hello everybody, cheers from Italy.:smt023
I'm an Italian gun enthusiast, fond of about anything that will burn smokeless.
Of course, gun ownership and usage in Italy gets nowhere the freedom you enjoy, for a huge number of historical, social and even geographic (space availability) reasons. Nevertheless, I like to divide my possession in two main "themes":
- American Sporting: 1 Ruger Redhawk, 1 Ruger Super BH, 1 Winchester 1894, all .44 magnums so one batch of reloads feeds all
- Basic tactical: 1 ex-Austrian Ordnance FAL STG-58 and 1 Glock 23, now traded in for an FNP-40 (known as "Browning Pro-40" here in the Old World).
Lately I've been browsing US forums (Ruger, FN) for a number of reasons, most of which boil down to this: only in the US you have so many people who can make a real, frequent, practical usage of these wapons. Hunting, backapcking, practical target shooting of all sorts, putting the guns through the real paces! The limitations we have here, very seldom allow people to carry and shoot so widely and completely. Therefore, I'd like to learn more about the day-to-day pros and cons of many guns, by reading your experiences :smt023
Right now I'll try to read as much as I can on the FNP-40, but I'll like potential alternatives as well.
Ah, not to mention that incredible taste given by reading of the incredible individual freedom enjoyed by "gunners" in the US (well, in some States at least). Believe me, some of the things you are entitled to do are pure fantasy for most of us here in Europe. ;-)
Ok, here we go!