Gun market in the Philippines

30 Sept 13 This from a friend in the Philippines on the subject of the fickleness of the civilian gun market there: “Our national police just ordered 75k G17/Gen4 pistols. In the United States, such an order would affirm the quality of the product and drive the...

Guns in the Phillippines

9 Aug 12 Guns in the Phillippines, from a friend there: “Most M16s here were produced locally, years ago, under license from Colt. Nearly all are now decades old and have seen continuous, heavy use. Factory anodizing is nearly all worn off, and barrels are shot-out....

(May 2000 Quips)

2 May 00 From a friend in the Philippines: “Over here, to get a license to even possess firearms and ammunition, you have to get ‘clearances’ from the local court, the mayor, and the local police. In addition, you need clearance from the Directorate of...

(March 2000 Quips)

1 Mar 00 Clarification: A number have asked why I used 90gr 9mm ammunition instead of what I have often said I prefer in that caliber, 115-124gr bullets. The reason is that in a suitcase one can get more rounds in the lighter bullet weight than would be the case with...

Incident in the Philippines

20 Nov 99 This just in from a friend in Manila: “Two armed robbery suspects were flagging down and subsequently robbing produce trucks on the highway that leads into the capitol. An elite police team, tasked with handling such serious crimes, confronted the two as...