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I have been working in Saudi for a number of years and we live behind 3 meter high walls with concertino wire on top, APCs with .50 caliber and 20 mm cannons at the front gate and armed National Guard folks 24/7.

We have just finished building another home up country but an interesting event occured some months ago when we were perhaps 40% finished. I was there from Saudi and strolling around the unfinished house when I noticed several policemen and a couple of police vehicles immediately in front of our house.

Being the naturally inquisitive type, I walked outside to see what was going on. It seems the police had brought a couple of inmates there to re-enact the murder they performed on a victim that owed them some money.

It can happen anywhere and we have no intention to move as a result of this. That having been said, I wouldn't mind having a shotgun just in case.

Lest all the naysayers jump in...I am trained in weapons from a misspent youth and life.

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Lest all the naysayers jump in...I am trained in weapons from a misspent youth and life.

I'll quite happily take you on for a few games of 9 ball, that is also the sign of a misspent youth, but far fewer casualties.

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Alas. Thaddeus, my 9 ball skills are less than adequate. Unfortunately my skills are few and far between. I once played a mean game of golf but old age and indecision have taken their toll and I can no longer hold my head high on the links. I remember at one time I could run a 9 minute mile but even that is now beyond my talents.

I did begin slaying small furry animals at a young age, however, so I am quite adept at that.

It appears I will have to keep doing what I do best. :o

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Errrr...... I was talking about pool.

And do you believe in re-incarnation?

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Thaddeus:

I know. That's the game where you take out all the striped balls except the 9 ball and then pocket the solids in rotation, with the winner being whomsoever pockets the aforementioned 9 ball. Right???

In my day, bowling alleys were nearly as bad as pool halls.

I do believe in reincarnation as a matter of fact. I want to come back as a bull in Oregon so I can legally have more than one wife that I don't have to support. This would be a delightful change from my current situation of supporting a current wife and two X's. Human wives can't live off the land like moo cows can.

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I do believe in reincarnation as a matter of fact. I want to come back as a bull in Oregon so I can legally have more than one wife that I don't have to support. This would be a delightful change from my current situation of supporting a current wife and two X's. Human wives can't live off the land like moo cows can.

Why not a Moslem in London? Then you could have 4 legal wives, all supported by the government at the taxpayers expense.

Maybe then the original OP could be persuaded to use his legally obtained gun to shoot all the stupid lawmakers in the UK parliament!

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I wanted to get a gun too :D , until I realised that most violence is domestic.

Either I shoot my wife or she shoots me :D .

Should I survive a domestic shooting, then mental illness :o figures prominently in violence.

Atleast two percent of people in our community are mentally ill. :D Allowing everyone to bear arms increases the probibility that I'll cross the path of an armed killer.

Besides, to be fully prepared you have to carry. Perhaps down your trousers (think of the added advantage :D ), or you could buy a neat shoulder holster.

Edited by rockyysdt

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Come on guys.............. :D

Someone told me there are two kinds of people ..............<deleted> :D and liers :o

I'm sure you all want a big gun - that is available at all times :D ...

Don't be shy.......................just admit it :D

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Purchasing a gun

I should have all the legal documents done by the end of this week to own a gun in my wife name.

  • Dos anyone know of a gun shop in Buriram/Korat/Surin? Address or phone number would be great.
  • Is it better to travel to Bangkok to purchase a gun there?
  • Any idea what new run of the mill 9mm would cost?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Locate a "gun range" and not a BB gun range. Ask there. They'll either sell you one or direct you to a seller. But make "sure" you have your documentation "completed first" or they'll be asking you all kinds of questions. When I inquired in Hua Hin they started an "inquest" and the big cheese came out of the back office until I showed them my police ID. Then they got polite and started informing me of all the "rules". At least I was able to shoot there without having a "work permit" that most require.

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At least I was able to shoot there without having a "work permit" that most require.

And you could take this gun home?

P.S. work permit means diddly squat.

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For information, what is the average range of the average gun average people may own?

For example, I practice shooting in my backyard, I miss the target, at which distance my bullet is still lethal ?

Most people in this country would own a 9mm. Range - can kill at a mile. 1.6 kilometers. Something to think about.

If you discharge a weapon in your backyard you had better have a permit.

You are 100% sure to lose it as soon as the cops arrive.

Practice at a range.

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Any reason why you picked a revolver over semi auto? I guess the maintenance is easier, but are there other reasons?[/size][/font]

The revolver trigger mechanism cannot be fired accidentally, especially for a second shot. You really have to pull it positively and can feel when it is about to fire, I am told that the semi auto is also more likely to jam. Also, I believe, that it is easier to check if it is loaded or not. I suggest you try both to compare.

The 9mm will have quite a kick and maybe more difficult for a woman to control. The .38 slugs are quite common and cost Bt30 each.

Revolvers are probably a better choice for the inexperienced. Besides the issue of jamming (minor concern if quality firearm and ammo), revolvers have a longer and usually harder trigger pull.

And make sure it isn't too big for your wife's hands to hold and shoot properly.

Edited by CTM

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What would others adise I do if a pick up pulls up outside at 3.00am and a few dobgy characters with guns jump out?

If you seriously think there's a possibility of this happening, I'd suggest the best way for you to protect your family would be simply to move to a safer neighbourhood.

Bringing a gun into your home brings with it more danger than it takes away in my opinion.

There is always a possibility that bad things could happen, as crimes do exist,............. :o

but never the less I would like to know where "safe neighbourhoods" are to be found :D

No place on earth is completely safe, but some places are safer than others. These safer places are easy to identify as these are the places where people don't go around armed.

I would suggest that if you feel you need a gun to protect yourself, then you must be living somewhere dangerous.

If i ever felt the need that would be my signal to move elsewhere.

So I guess Finland and Switzerland are the most dangerous countries in the world. Both high levels of gun ownership. I think your what is referred to as a liar.

The fact that you would call somebody a liar on a forum is a sign that you are obviously a bit petulant so I will keep my reply brief. The poster was making the point about 'feeling the need to go around armed' in a country where it is illegal for a foreigner to own guns. Thailand is not Switzerland nor Finland. Legal gun ownership in Switzerland and a foreigner 'going around armed' in Thailand are not the same thing.

Edited by garro

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What would others adise I do if a pick up pulls up outside at 3.00am and a few dobgy characters with guns jump out?

If you seriously think there's a possibility of this happening, I'd suggest the best way for you to protect your family would be simply to move to a safer neighbourhood.

Bringing a gun into your home brings with it more danger than it takes away in my opinion.

There is always a possibility that bad things could happen, as crimes do exist,............. :o

but never the less I would like to know where "safe neighbourhoods" are to be found :D

No place on earth is completely safe, but some places are safer than others. These safer places are easy to identify as these are the places where people don't go around armed.

I would suggest that if you feel you need a gun to protect yourself, then you must be living somewhere dangerous.

If i ever felt the need that would be my signal to move elsewhere.

So I guess Finland and Switzerland are the most dangerous countries in the world. Both high levels of gun ownership. I think your what is referred to as a liar.

The fact that you would call somebody a liar on a forum is a sign that you are obviously a bit petulant so I will keep my reply brief. The poster was making the point about 'feeling the need to go around armed' in a country where it is illegal for a foreigner to own guns. Thailand is not Switzerland nor Finland. Legal gun ownership in Switzerland and a foreigner 'going around armed' in Thailand are not the same thing.

I can't remember any poster " feeling the need to go around armed" but I've probably missed something again :D

Edited by bergen

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Thank you all for the info. I think that on Friday I will check out gun row in Bangkok. As said I can not own a gun in Thailand but my wife can. I would never dear to shoot a gun :o . I like the shot gun for home protection but my preference this time is for a hand gun. I have checked on the internet what gun prices are in the US and done the conversion in THB. Here is my list of preferred guns.

Walther P99 THB 25.000

Colt 1911-A1 THB 25.000

Browning M1935 THB 20.000

Beretta 92FS THB 21.000

Taurus PT92 THB 17.000

I am curious to see if these guns are available on gun row. I am realistic that these prices are not the same in Thailand but maybe I should be able to pick one up for THB 50.000.

My preferred 9mm for maximum stopping power.

9mm luger Remington golden saber box 124grain HPJ(+p) 25 rds THB 831

Winchester ranger 147 grain SXT 50 rds THB 831

I don't know if I can find this kind of 9mm in Thailand but would be great to have. Once I have seen the shops in Bangkok I will let you all know what I find out there. I will also check out the gun shop mentioned in Buriram on Tuesday if I can find it.

Cheers

Amsterdam

PS: it is not my intention to start a debate about gun's. I only would like to find out and share information on where to purchase them.

Hello gun lovers!!!

so I am back from Bangkok. I found out that most guns go for around THB 80.000+ 9mm rounds are about 40bht each but you can get discount if you buy in bulk :D . A shot gun can be purchased for about THB 30.000. There where a lot of stores I did not count them but must have been 20+. My next destination will be buriram to see what they sell over there.

I am starting to think that the shot gun is a better purchase as we live on 60+ rai. The range of the shot gun is further and the fear effect is greater. I have to admit that the cost aspect has to do with is as well. I think that my wifer might have to change her permit from a 9mm to a shotgun.

Well I will keep you posted on the buriram shops and what the final gun will be.

cheers

Amterdam

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