Originally Posted by CoachRick
Welcome aboard! About a decade ago, we spent two weeks in Rome and on the Amalfi Coast. Drove a FIAT rental for a week on the coast(great roads!!!)...never made it north at all unfortunately. One of my other forum addictions is FIAT500USA(even though our 500L was actually made in Serbia). My first car out of college was a 1979 FIAT Strada.
It would be interesting to hear about the availability of American-made weapons as well as the state of the ammunition market. We take so much for granted here in the States(less so in the last 8 years!) with easy access and reasonable prices for both.
Hi Rick, an Italian cars lover... good to know !
Concerning the availability of US made weapons in Italy.... well... today a good 70% of the European weapons are manufactured in the US. You are the biggest retail gun market in the world, and your protectionist policy is a win! You have obliged almost all the european manufacturers to build a production plant in the US, so now we are in an incredible situation.
I bring you an example : beretta M9A3. Italian gun, US made. If I want to buy it I have to wait 60 days and I pay it something about 1800 Eur. How much do you pay it there ? Better not to know.
Same thing for a Sig Sauer 1911. German weapon, US made, close to 2000 Eur.
No problems for the ammunition. The FIOCCHI historical plant is 25 miles away from my home. The ammunition price is almost the same as in the US.
We do only have the stupid and nonsense limit to possess a max. of 200 pistol rounds and 1500 rifle rounds. No limit for the 12 gauge rounds. And the home reloading is quite common.