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BX selling guns

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Herb Roach, Jan 5, 2011.

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  1. Herb Roach

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    I just returned from FL. While I was there I went to the Eglin BX, and behold they are selling guns and ammo, including govt issue rifle in 7.62 (500). I never thought I would see the day, especially during this administration.
     
  2. SMSGT

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    There are several PX/BX locations that are selling guns. I stopped in the BX at Offutt AFB and inquired about purchasing a hand gun. Unless you are a resident of Nebraska and have a purchase permit from the Nebraska you cannot purchase a hand gun. I was a bit dissapointed since the price was right. I live just across the river in Iowa and have an Iowa purchase permit but that won't work. Another "benefit" that I can't take advantage of.

    Leroy
     
  3. g7777777

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    I have seen them sell firearms but usually no great deals- on the other hand during the hayday years- rod and gun clubs often had great deals now and then.

    Interesting on the "choice of law" mentioned above for handguns. I have a feeling that is more of a policy decision than a law.

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  4. Barry C. Roach

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    Is a BX the same as a PX, cousin Herb?
     
  5. cubancigar2000

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    In the Marines we called it a PX. The base pub was a Slop Shoe
     
  6. sliverbulletexpress

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    Not being able to buy a handgun out of state is nothing very new.
     
  7. GrubbyJack

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    BX=Base Exchange

    PX=Post Exchange

    They are all run by AAFES = Army & Air Force Exchange Service...

    NEX= Navy Exchange

    MCX or MCCS = Marine Corps Exchange

    Grubby
     
  8. letts

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    When I was in the service the PX sold guns, ammo and other hunting, shooting stuff as well as fishing gear. That was only 20 years are so after WW2 when thousand of GI's returned from overseas with who knows what with no problems.

    Letts
     
  9. Herb Roach

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    Cousin Barry: I guess by now you have the answer. My daughter is retired AF and she says BX, so when we go there it's a BX, when I go, it's probably still the Navy Exchange. Yes guys, I purchased an 1100 in 1964 in Yokosuka Navy Exchange and I still have it with the original "O" ring on it. I clean it with WD40 and reinstall it. I had a Cutts installed in Yokosuka by Hamada. I'll bet he is out of business now. He was resident at the Exchange. That was some good duty. Retired Chief Roach
     
  10. Mr.M

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    Chief Roach,

    Sounds like we were in the same neighborhood in the mid-60s. I was with VQ-1 and Ship's Company AMD in Atsugi from 1964 to 1967. Used to make the ANFE and AOCP parts runs from Atsugi to Yokosuka during the buildup to Viet Nam. We were a major repair station for the Carrier Air Groups. Funny how that parts run went from Atsugi NAS through Yokohama and directly past Italian Gardens - a watering hole where everybody knew my name - then on to Yokosuka to the parts depot. Could have been busted so many ways - driving without a military license, off base in Navy dungaree uniform, etc., etc. Sure was fun.

    Learned to drive stick in the brand new 1965 Ford pickup trucks with synchromesh (brand new idea) three on the column transmission.

    Mike Mann
     
  11. Herb Roach

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    Hi Mike: Sailor, square you hat! Maybe those were the good old days, I know I would relive them if I could, especially with my grandkids. Wow. I left Yoko in 1950 aboard the F.B. Parks on the edge of a typhoon. We steamed about 10 knots for most of the night, then entered the typhoon in all it glory. We steamed at 10 to 15 knots for three days and finally the typhoon passed. We were 50 miles from Yoko. I saw under the bow and the stearn of our sister ship at the same time, and I wondered how the hell she survived. It didn't dawn on me at the time that we were doing exactly the same bouncing as she was. I rode three other typhoons, one on the Midway. 50 ft waves were rolling down the flight deck. Time for this old "Goat" to turn in. It's snowing and I have to plow snow tomorrow. Fair winds and smooth sailing to you and yours. Herb Roach
     
  12. Rastoff

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    AAFES used to sell guns at Edwards, but at the Rod and Gun Club not the BX. They soon dropped their FFL when they realized that they had to follow the same rules when selling guns as other merchandise.

    At a AAFES establishment you can return anything within 30 days at least that was their policy. This meant that you could buy a gun, go shoot it and return it for a full refund. There were a couple of guys that did just that and the store was losing money. Needless to say they quit selling.
     
  13. snglfoot

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    The BX at EAFB is set up to start selling guns again,,just as soon as they get there FFL, they are selling accessories now.
    Norman
     
  14. Brian in Oregon

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    Iowa and Nebraska require purchase permits for handguns?
     
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    Chief, you must have visited my old home a way from home "the club Alliance" I would imagine. Had some great times in Yokosuka on my tours back and forth. Some of the only good things I like to remember. Jim
     
  16. Herb Roach

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    Note that I edited my post. I changed the date of the typhoon to 1950 from 1940. In 1940, I was 10 years old. Herb
     
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    Brian,

    I know that Iowa does. Didn't know about NE. I've heard that a Concealed Carry permit can serve as your purchase permit in IA also.
     
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    My father has told many stories about sitting alert in the 60s at Fairchild AFB happily reloading shells. The supplies came from the BX according to him. HJH
     
  19. Herb Roach

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    JoeE: I know you are old enough to know that all sea stories start with: "This ain't no Sh+t." Herb Roach
     
  20. Herb Roach

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    GeezerGlide: I returned to Yoko in 05 with the wife, daughter and son-in-law. You couldn't find your way around there now. I didn't see any "working girls", but I did see "black market alley". I attend one of my ship's reunions regularly. The Floyd B. Parks (DD884). Generally several shipmates bring photos of the many ports we visited, and just this last one which was in Boise, someone had a phote of 7 snipes having some brew at the Alliance. I think the beer was a dime and shoe-string potatoes were about the same. You could get drunk and sick there at the same time. Fair winds and smoothe sailing to you and yours. Something just rememberd: Sea Store Cigarettes were 37 cents a carton. More stateside, but at todays prices we could have bought more than 100 cartons for what 1 costs now. I quit smoking in 64, so I have saved one hell of a lot of money. Herb Roach
     
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