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    Do you have a link for a Thai person who went to a few of the gun shops last year ?

    Intersting read though, you can reload here, powders and primers are available.

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    My wife's purchase was made by her father, who has a friend at the shop- I wasn't involved and we didn't get the 'farang price' (which doesn't exist anyway as they can't buy guns here).

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    Aint no farang prices, cheapest 2nd hand normally guns start at 20k baht, glocks around 50k baht upwards, he got a good deal at 40k baht.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Aint no farang prices, cheapest 2nd hand normally guns start at 20k baht, glocks around 50k baht upwards, he got a good deal at 40k baht.
    He was very excited about it, came straight up to my office to show me. I wanted to put some slugs into some glass I had in my office but he was not keen.

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    Also ask him how he was able to get a G35- I pretty sure (though not 100% positive) that 9mm/.380 is the biggest caliber you can get for civilian use (the G35 is .40- he might have gotten a G34, which is 9mm).

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    What do you mean "he might have gotten a G34" ?

    He purchase a .40 cal g35 as I already said, are you now going to tell me it was coloured dog dick pink ?

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    I'm just askiing a question- don't get so defensive- I'm interested, and I'm not calling bullshit on you or him.

    My father-in-law has a Wilson Ultralight in 9mm (a shame, as it should be in .45- it's a 3K gun in the States- it must have cost a fortune here), a Browning Hi-Power (which my wife had for a while but it was too complicated for her with the external safety, and she couldn't rack it), and a couple other pistols, all in 9mm- I would like him to get a .45 (mostly so I can play with it at the range when I'm in BKK), but I didn't think he could buy one in a larger caliber, and that's why I'm asking as you might be able to provide some info- is that OK?
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
    HST

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Aint no farang prices, cheapest 2nd hand normally guns start at 20k baht, glocks around 50k baht upwards, he got a good deal at 40k baht.
    He was very excited about it, came straight up to my office to show me. I wanted to put some slugs into some glass I had in my office but he was not keen.


    Was there any chocolate looking substance on the end of the barrel ?

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    I legally own a number of firearms in my own name Thailand acquired at first as a permanent resident and, more recently, as a Thai citizen. Recently I heard that they had temporarily suspended issuance of permits to foreigners in Bangkok, since the attempted robbery of a gun shop by some Chinese a few months back, but hopefully that will pass in time, if there are no more similar incidents. Gun licensing in Bangkok is done by the Interior Ministry following he national firearms laws but provincial governors are entitled to impose stricter rules based on their assessment of the situation in their province. In many provinces this results in stricter implementation than in Bangkok. Nonthaburi is a case in point, where getting a permit is notoriously difficult and many shooters shift their tabien baan to Bangkok for this reason. Phuket, I believe, bans permits for foreigners completely and there are probably other provinces that do the same. Bangkok is regarded as the easiest.

    The firearms law requires that you have an occupation and that you have a tabien baan for residence you have lived at for 6 months. You also have to provide evidence of a bank balance of over 40 or 50k baht. For your first permit you need a character reference from your local cop shop or a village headman or someone, if you live upcountry. When I got this at the police station, it involved a brief interview asking about my work, home, family and if I had any enemies or disputes with anyone (no is the correct answer here). After your first permit has been issued you just present a copy to avoid doing this again. Finger prints need to be taken if you have not submitted any within 6 months. You need a letter from your employer stating your salary, position and starting date and the letter should not be more than 6 months old. If it is your own business, you need a company or business affidavit. I have heard that in some provinces they will accept title deeds as evidence of assets worth defending from villagers in lieu of evidence of formal employment but the law does state you need an occupation and that is the policy in Bangkok. Foreigners of course need to submit copies of passports, work permits and permanent residence documents. The temporary permit you get to take possession of your new gun is called Por 3 and the permanent one you get to own and use it is a Por 4. I think Por 1 is the application form and I don't know what Por 2 is. It is doesn't matter much. Por 4s are to 'own and use' the gun and are valid for as long as you own it. Por 12 is a permit to carry a concealed gun. In Bangkok it is issued by the police national hq. There are permits to carry in your own province and nationwide, which are the hardest to get. But any type of Por 12 is now virtually impossible for ordinary people without high level connections. They are only valid for one year at a time.

    Some people say it is virtually impossible even for a Thai to get a permit for anything bigger than a .38 or 9mm but this is totally untrue, at least in Bangkok. I got a .45 pistol as a foreigner a long time ago without any restriction on its use. This days the licenses for .357 magnums and anything over .38 or 9m state they are 'For sport' and anything smaller is for 'Protection of life and property'. The exception is that shotguns up to 12 gauge are also issued for 'Protection of life and property'. I have never seen a shotgun bigger than 12 gauge in Thailand but any type of 12 gauge with a barrel of 18 inches or more is allowed, including semi-auto. I have seen a small number of 410 shotguns but never a 20 gauge. Rifles that shoot revolver ammunition are allowed, if your province allows them. Bangkok does. So you can own a cowboy style lever action Henry or Marlin carbine in .357 magnum or .44 magnum, if that's your thing. .45 is the largest caliber allowed for short or long guns, so forget about that .50 Desert Eagle or S&W revolver. Rifles that shoot rifle ammo are also permitted in Bangkok and some other provinces. You There are many .223 and .308 rifles in Thailand and a smaller number of bigger .30 calibers like 30-06 and .338 Lapua but the availability and cost anything over .308 is a real challenge. .308 is tough enough. High velocity rifles cannot be used at any ranges in Bangkok but can be used at some 100-800 metre military ranges upcountry.

    The most readily available and cheapest ammo in Thailand is locally produced stuff in .22lr, .38, 9mm and .45 but you can find imported ammo in some other calibers without too much difficulty like .22WMR, .380, .357 magnum. More exotic calibers like .17HMR, .25, .32, .40 may be found at a price but are probably best avoided. Prices for ammo and guns are usually around 3-5 times higher than in the US. A new Glock 19 or second hand S&W .38 will cost 80-90k baht in Bangkok but most handguns are 100k up. Shotguns and .22 rifles can be had for 30k and up though.

    Happy shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe View Post
    Also ask him how he was able to get a G35- I pretty sure (though not 100% positive) that 9mm/.380 is the biggest caliber you can get for civilian use (the G35 is .40- he might have gotten a G34, which is 9mm).
    Not correct. You can get permits for any caliber up to and including .45. I have a .45 1911 pistol. You can even have a .338 LM rifle which is good for shots out to 1,500 metres, if you can afford the ammo. For .357, .40, .44, .45 and .223 and .30 rifle calibers the permit will be issued 'For sport' instead for 'Protection of life and property' and you will need to get a certificate from a shooting club to confirm you are a member and have undergone a basic course of shooting and gun safety, not difficult. The certificate is not required for handguns 9mm/.38 or less and shotguns.
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