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I just found this place looking for handgun reviews. I've been bowhunting since I was 12 (I'm 26 now) and doing anything that gives me an excuse to get outdoors. I love horses too, and keep a couple at my dad's farm.

Up until a week ago my only experience with firearms was with lever action Marlins, but I've decided to start shooting some handguns. I had some money saved and bought these guns:

-Ruger 22/45 MKIII
-Beretta 96
-CZ 75 BD
-S&W 686 (4" barrell)

I've only received the Beretta so far, and I love it. I'm REALLY looking forwards to getting the rest, especially the CZ. Since I bought the Ruger at a store that's inside my shooting club, I can take it out to shoot every once in a while, while I wait for the paperwork to be finished.
 

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welcome
hope you enjoy your stay
you'll learn alot here i know i have
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Welcome!

Perhaps you could give us a summary of firearms laws in Argentina?
 

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I just found this place looking for handgun reviews. I've been bowhunting since I was 12 (I'm 26 now) and doing anything that gives me an excuse to get outdoors. I love horses too, and keep a couple at my dad's farm.

Up until a week ago my only experience with firearms was with lever action Marlins, but I've decided to start shooting some handguns. I had some money saved and bought these guns:

-Ruger 22/45 MKIII
-Beretta 96
-CZ 75 BD
-S&W 686 (4" barrell)

I've only received the Beretta so far, and I love it. I'm REALLY looking forwards to getting the rest, especially the CZ. Since I bought the Ruger at a store that's inside my shooting club, I can take it out to shoot every once in a while, while I wait for the paperwork to be finished.

You will really love that CZ75BD. I have a CZ75B in 40 cal. and it's by far my favorite.

Welcome to the club!
 

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Cool, welcome. I've been doing some reading lately about Argentina and its economic crisis of the past decade, as there seem to be some parallels to what we could see here. Would love to hear some first-hand accounts.
 

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Welcome!

Perhaps you could give us a summary of firearms laws in Argentina?
Thanks for the warm welcome, guys.

Firearm laws in Argentina are rather crappy compared to US laws, but much better than those of some European countries. Basically, if you can prove a lawfull source of income and have no criminal record, you can own guns. You've got to take a short course with an instructor and get a psyquiatrist to sign a form saying that you're not likely to go on a shooting spree.

Once you meet those requirements, you're allowed to own guns (no assault rifles, even semi-auto ones unless you get a special permit). There are some ammo limitations which SUCK, basically you can't use hollow points for self defense, we're stuck mostly with FMJ rounds.

CCW permits are a whole different story, though. You only get them for a year and it takes an insane amount of paperwork. Unless the company you work for can get it for you (hunting guides that take tourists to areas far from police, security guards, etc.) it's quite difficult to obtain. My shop (I sell custom knives and outdoors gear) has been robbed four times in the last month and a half and I still can't convince the government to let me carry my gun (I haven't given up yet).
 

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My shop (I sell custom knives and outdoors gear) has been robbed four times in the last month and a half and I still can't convince the government to let me carry my gun (I haven't given up yet).
Wow, sorry to hear that Francisco. Is your shop in an urban area? Was it robbed while you were there?
 

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Cool, welcome. I've been doing some reading lately about Argentina and its economic crisis of the past decade, as there seem to be some parallels to what we could see here. Would love to hear some first-hand accounts.
That's a complicated, long topic. :D I'm a history/archeology student, so I've been to several classes and debates about the recent economical crisis, nobody has a bloody clue.
 

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That's a complicated, long topic. :D I'm a history/archeology student, so I've been to several classes and debates about the recent economical crisis, nobody has a bloody clue.
In other words, just like here :)
 

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For folks who aren't familiar, Argentina had a growing economy and a prosperous middle-class until around 2001 when it could no longer afford to make payments on its out-of-control debt. Things went downhill quickly: hyperinflation, 25% unemployment, social unrest:

 

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Wow, sorry to hear that Francisco. Is your shop in an urban area? Was it robbed while you were there?
It's in Recoleta, the most expensive neighbourhood in Buenos Aires and 40 meters away from a police precinct (cops park their cars across the street from my shop).

I wasn't here when it happened, two female employees were, and they were threatened with knives, although one of the robbers claimed to have a gun.

I usually work the afternoon shift with the other owner, since we are two rather large guys (and we train knife, stick and empty hand fighting three times a week) I think that when somebody decides to steal on our shift (it will happen eventually) he'll be carrying a gun.

I don't mind being robbed by a pro, that's what insurance is for (I know, it's sad to get used to it). But there are a ton of 12-15 year olds running around with guns, drugged out of their minds. The poilice can't be trusted, we once had a break in at night and the police officers who responded looted the place a bit more.
 

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I don't mind being robbed by a pro, that's what insurance is for (I know, it's sad to get used to it). But there are a ton of 12-15 year olds running around with guns, drugged out of their minds. The poilice can't be trusted, we once had a break in at night and the police officers who responded looted the place a bit more.
That is a sorry state of affairs Francisco. I hope that you get some good news on the Right to Carry soon and can take care of your security concerns. Best of luck brother....

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