Re: American vs. non-American
Funny, I never heard a gun go bang with an accent. It shoots or it doesn't, It is reliable or it isn't, it's accurate or it isn't. I buy American when I can because I try to protect American jobs and support my friends and neighbors making products locally. Major reason why Walmart doesn't see me in their stores anymore is they seem to have given up on American products.
When it comes down to it My guns come in all kinds of flavors from American, to German, Belgian, Japanese (my Weatherby) and I have shot guns from Italy, Brazil and Spain. They all went bang and most of them made me grin and giggle. All of us on the same ball of mud, rock and water. By the way my cheapest and lowest quality handgun was made in Massachusetts.
Good thing I don't have to learn the languages of the ammo manufacturers I shoot. I can handle the British accent alright but Turkish and Greek are beyond this old dinosaur brain and forget Czech. I used to know some Russian 45 years ago but it kind of drifted away with my common sense and my stamina.
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