Correction: I guess you dont have CA reloads, because you're barely allowed guns for the ammo in the first place.Originally posted by Skunkabilly:
What's a NY reload, going for your other gun?
I guess we don't have CA reloads becuase out here in Hollywood, we don't run out of ammo! (except at the final bad guy where there's hand-to-hand stuff)
Of course i can't claim to know the true situation, but my feeling is that very few handguns in England this day are still held by private citizens; the inherent risk of retaining your weapon is ridiculous. It can never be used again - it's not like we can sneak down the range when no-one's looking to get in some practice. Of course we'll still have the odd guy hanging on to his piece, stuck up in a box in the loft, but apart from that handguns are all in the hands of authorities and criminals. Thats pretty much it. No one in their right mind ever 'subscribed to the confiscation theory', but the criminalisation of possession meant all law abiding citizens had little choice but to comply. It's a long prison sentence for gun possession.Originally posted by Car Knocker:
Would it be safe to assume that a fair number of the "illegal" guns in England are in the hands of citizens who don't subscribe to the confiscation theory or has registration over the years been such as to make that extremely difficult?
Now, there's and understatement! Sort of wandering off topic, I know, but this book should be mandatory for cops everywhere. It has the whole history of the Stake Out Unit mentioned above, along with his thoughts on guns and bullets, police firearms skills, and the dynamics of gunfights...and some stories that are a hoot, too.Jim Cirillo is the guys name. He would want his name mentioned. His book-- Guns, Bullets, and Gunfights is an interesting read.