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    taught a few Germans what freedom is like

    Had 2 Germans and a Swiss come down to the range today.
    Having come from socialist countries, neither of the germans had ever seen a gun and the swiss had never shot a pistol.
    They all had tons of fun. One of the germans had trouble getting how the whole thing worked at first (especially since there were multiple misfires), but he improved greatly. The other german did amazing. his groups right off the bat on the .22 were amazing. I let him try my 9mm and his first 3 shots were in the black, next 2 not far from. He also tried my friends full size 1911 which worked a little better for him since he had bigger hands than me. overall he did very well and just loved it.
    Didnt get to see much of how the swiss did, but it looked like he had fun. It was nice that we had a good initial connection between us (i lived in germany for a year and speak german just find) to break the ice.
    Overall they all had tons of fun and realized just how great of a freedom it is to be able to have guns here in the US.
    PROST!
    (haha. i just noticed that the smiley is : bier : - the german spelling of beer.)

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    The Germans hadn't served their compulsory military service yet?
    "I am a Soldier. I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.

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    PROST!
    It's actually PROSIT!


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


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    I thought in Switzerland each home is REQUIRED to have a fully automatic weapon in their home at all times. I guess that's why the pistol was new to the Swiss guy.

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    in germany you choose between military service and some other kind of volunteer work, most do the later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    It's actually PROSIT!
    its either

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    That's the way to do it. Teach people about guns one at a time. Glad you had a good day at the range!
    ...He suggested that "every American citizen" should own a rifle and train with it on firing ranges "at every courthouse." -Chesty Puller

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    Shooting guns, like laughter & bier drinking, is a universal language! Well Done!
    There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.

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    I had the opportunity a few months back to take a 2 Swedish guys to the range. They had a very good time :) (so did I)

    Always fun to (politely) discuss the differences in cultures. These guys were on vacation... they get lots of it... and just looking for something to do. We talked about health care, taxes, politics... all very polite and friendly.

    Man, and I glad I was born an American.

    They did eat up a bunch of my ammo, especially .308, but it was worth it!
    Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. It's worth it.

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    PROST ! Oa zwoa zwuffa!

    Did you talk to those germans about the shootings in Duisburg? I love to point out that no matter what the laws are criminals always have guns and no matter what the cops will come too late to mop it up. I love America :)
    Last edited by Duisburg; October 31st, 2007 at 01:03 PM. Reason: ich habe etwas vergessen :P
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    Good job! It's always a good experience to introduce someone who has never shot before and see the giant grin they have for the rest of the day.
    "A well-educated electorate, being necessary to the continuance of a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed."
    Is this hard to understand? Then why does it get unintelligible to some people when 5 little words are changed?

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    i didnt have time to talk about countries differances and such with them but i will in the future

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