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Just had an introduction into pistol shooting yesterday
shot with a few 9mm's and a very nice 0.22 match pistol
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Re: 300m target shooting

just found out, one of the guns was a (for target shooting modified, extra light trigger) P210 (highly cool !)
Can you imagine, the whole slider bit of the gun is machined from a solid block of steel, no wonder
this puppy costs 2000 chf !

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Re: 300m target shooting

Does anyone know what's available in the Basel area?

I just returned from 3 weeks in the States where I was able to dust of the Sig P220, the M1 Garand and the AR for a few shots at some paper "bad guys".

I really miss it and want to pick it up over here.

Does anyone know if I can bring one or two of my weapons over from the States on my next visit? I assume I would need some sort of permit to do so...just curious if anyone knows.
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Old 05.08.2011, 17:53
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Re: 300m target shooting

SIG P210 is arguably one of the finest pistols ever made. I have shot with it a couple of times. Very Nice. Its a real shame they stopped making them, and if I'm not mistaken it was still manufactured here in CH.

Personally, I shoot with my 9mm SIG P226 X-FIVE, also an excellent range gun. I am still trying to join a club (need to get off my ass) to dust off my 553 at a range. When i find one I will let anyone know who is interested, if they want to join. Also if anyone wants to join me at the pistol range, I go every so often to Tivoli or Birmensdorf.


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just found out, one of the guns was a (for target shooting modified, extra light trigger) P210 (highly cool !)
Can you imagine, the whole slider bit of the gun is machined from a solid block of steel, no wonder
this puppy costs 2000 chf !

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Old 05.08.2011, 17:58
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Does anyone know what's available in the Basel area?

I just returned from 3 weeks in the States where I was able to dust of the Sig P220, the M1 Garand and the AR for a few shots at some paper "bad guys".

I really miss it and want to pick it up over here.

Does anyone know if I can bring one or two of my weapons over from the States on my next visit? I assume I would need some sort of permit to do so...just curious if anyone knows.
I think, from what I have heard, that it usually isn't a problem to bring your weapons with, but depends mainly on the type of work/residence permit you have. As an American, you are allowed to buy weapons here, as you aren't on the list of excluded countries. So buying here is another option, but they are significantly more expensive than in the US. Again, when purchasing weapons you also need a specific work/residence permit.
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Old 10.08.2011, 10:05
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I think, from what I have heard, that it usually isn't a problem to bring your weapons with, but depends mainly on the type of work/residence permit you have. As an American, you are allowed to buy weapons here, as you aren't on the list of excluded countries. So buying here is another option, but they are significantly more expensive than in the US. Again, when purchasing weapons you also need a specific work/residence permit.
Based on a conversation with the guys at the store in Niederdorf, the licensing isn't a problem, it's an export permit and transport that'll match the Swiss price increase.

Of course, he was trying to justify the 1000+ markup on the accuracy internationals...

He was also telling me that most ranges only allow the Swiss military rifles - I fail to see the logic in paying 3000+ for a rifle you can't use. Can anyone confirm a range/club that'll allow the 5.56/7.62/.338 at 300m? I don't have a problem with the stgw 90, but some variety would be nice.
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Old 10.08.2011, 10:29
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Based on a conversation with the guys at the store in Niederdorf, the licensing isn't a problem, it's an export permit and transport that'll match the Swiss price increase.

Of course, he was trying to justify the 1000+ markup on the accuracy internationals...

He was also telling me that most ranges only allow the Swiss military rifles - I fail to see the logic in paying 3000+ for a rifle you can't use. Can anyone confirm a range/club that'll allow the 5.56/7.62/.338 at 300m? I don't have a problem with the stgw 90, but some variety would be nice.
? are you sure you understood the guy correctly ? I can imagine you can shoot whatever you want at the 300 m range, its just when you want to enter the (club)competition you need an 'official' rifle. And what about the 'sportgerate', the competition level rifles, they are definately not army rifles...?
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Old 10.08.2011, 10:41
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? are you sure you understood the guy correctly ? I can imagine you can shoot whatever you want at the 300 m range, its just when you want to enter the (club)competition you need an 'official' rifle. And what about the 'sportgerate', the competition level rifles, they are definately not army rifles...?
Yep, I asked several times... Makes no sense to me, but he did say that it only applies to gov't ranges. Of course, I can only find what appear to be gov't ranges in ZH. Brünig looks wide open, but is a bit far.
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Yep, I asked several times... Makes no sense to me, but he did say that it only applies to gov't ranges. Of course, I can only find what appear to be gov't ranges in ZH. Brünig looks wide open, but is a bit far.

Have you asked at www.sgz.ch , the zurich shooting club ? Are you by any chance a member there (like me) ?
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Yep, I called them too (just signed up with them), and several of the ranges in the area. They all said the same thing - for the 300M, they only allow the stgw 90 variants and any older Swiss military rifle.

Makes no sense to me... You can buy nearly anything you want but can't use it anywhere?
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Yep, I called them too (just signed up with them), and several of the ranges in the area. They all said the same thing - for the 300M, they only allow the stgw 90 variants and any older Swiss military rifle.

Makes no sense to me... You can buy nearly anything you want but can't use it anywhere?
did you try calling the people at www.gunfactory.ch (they even sell this Barret .50 rifle)
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BasP72, where did you go pistol shooting in Zurich?
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I went pistol shooting close to Luzern but if you're looking for a commercial range close to Zurich:
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Thanks. I live / work in Zurich - is there anywhere nearer the centre than there?
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Re: 300m target shooting

Hi,
I was wondering if anyone was able to find a range in Zurich that allowed non-Swiss rifles? I'm in the process of getting my Springfield M1a National Match ok'd for import from the US. I bet it would be a pretty unique rifle in the country.
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I was wondering if anyone was able to find a range in Zurich that allowed non-Swiss rifles? I'm in the process of getting my Springfield M1a National Match ok'd for import from the US. I bet it would be a pretty unique rifle in the country.
Every range I tried refused non-spec rifles - I opted for the stgw 90.

Private ranges are open, but the aren't any that I'm aware of within a reasonable range of the city.
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Every range I tried refused non-spec rifles - I opted for the stgw 90.

Private ranges are open, but the aren't any that I'm aware of within a reasonable range of the city.
humm. If that's the case, it may not be worth the trouble to import my M1a.

Have you found the folks at sgz.ch to be friendly? It's pretty close to where my apartment is going to be so I'd love to be a frequent there.
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