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Old 3rd July 2013, 02:05 AM
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Ford Explorer's are very nice looking, If I had the money I would go for it, lol ..I don't care about parts or anything I want luxury and quality, hard to find parts for just about anything here.

Japanese or S Korean vehicles have such cheesy door parts they turn into junk, windows don't work, fall off the tracks, interior's fall apart, metals rust to dust, miss the American cars the quality was there.

I guess the negative to owning something exotic or hard to find is that it's going to be a high theft item and be taken apart piece by piece and sold that way.

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Hi Guys, just one more question to ask all the pro & veteran out here. My Pinay spouse brother always tells me to buy a hand-gun for self-protection and my thinking is it necessary in Manila?

I am a humble man and I dress only in T-shirt & shorts & wear slippers but everywhere I go someone will follow me. My fear is the chances of using the gun is very high if own one. No doubt is self-defence used but I will be committing a sin when I killed someone. So should I carried a gun or not?

Do you guys carry a gun for self-protection? I have seem Filipino man surrendering and claiming their gun at the mall security guard. I saw them putting back the ammunition magazine back to their hand-gun and clocking it with pleasure. The look on his face minsan (sometimes) scare me.

I like to hang around the malls and restaurants to observe people and cars passing by. My mind was thinking...we ate the same kind of rice but it produce thousand kind of people with difference personalities. I hope my words don't bore you guys? Thank you

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Whatever vehicle you decide to go with, you should seriously consider having the windows tinted, including the windshield, so people can't see that a foreigner is driving or inside. Just make sure the windshield isn't so dark as to make driving at night too hard.

I would also not attach any bumper stickers or those family stick figure stickers with the names of mom, dad, the kids, the dog, etc. Basically don't give ANY indication that a foreigner owns or operates the vehicle.

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Whatever vehicle you decide to go with, you should seriously consider having the windows tinted, including the windshield, so people can't see that a foreigner is driving or inside. Just make sure the windshield isn't so dark as to make driving at night too hard.

I would also not attach any bumper stickers or those family stick figure stickers with the names of mom, dad, the kids, the dog, etc. Basically don't give ANY indication that a foreigner owns or operates the vehicle.
Sir, Thank you for your kind advise and I think it is a good idea to tint the windows. We never know who is watch us, right? Cheer

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Hi Guys, just one more question to ask all the pro & veteran out here. My Pinay spouse brother always tells me to buy a hand-gun for self-protection and my thinking is it necessary in Manila?
If someone wants you dead, you'll get shot by guys passing on a motorbike when you're driving/eating so won't have time to use a gun for self-defence. If they don't want you dead, just your wallet, then let them have it.

A gun here is far more likely to end up killing you than anyone else. There is also the fact that foreigners can't carry them, so even if you do use it for self-defence you're in trouble with the police.

If you can afford a Ford Explorer then you can afford to live somewhere safe enough that a gun is not required.

You don't need a gun for self-protection in Manila, or pretty well anywhere else short of Jolo.

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[QUOTE=sombrado;1231895]Hi Guys, just one more question to ask all the pro & veteran out here. My Pinay spouse brother always tells me to buy a hand-gun for self-protection and my thinking is it necessary in Manila?

I am a humble man and I dress only in T-shirt & shorts & wear slippers but everywhere I go someone will follow me. My fear is the chances of using the gun is very high if own one. No doubt is self-defence used but I will be committing a sin when I killed someone. So should I carried a gun or not?

Do you guys carry a gun for self-protection? I have seem Filipino man surrendering and claiming their gun at the mall security guard. I saw them putting back the ammunition magazine back to their hand-gun and clocking it with pleasure. The look on his face minsan (sometimes) scare me. [QUOTE
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Sombrado, I am starting to worry about your ability to comprehend what you are posting.
You are asking questions that normal people traveling to a foreign country would never ask.

You are worried that if you kill some one with a gun you might commit a sin. One of the ten commandments...Are you serious.

How about breaking the law..You will go to jail for ever or be executed regardless of self defence. You are a foreigner and foreigners cannot get a permit to carry a firearm in the Philippines.

Mate, with due respect, worry about buying a car and not a gun...

I have bad vibes about your ability to comprehend life in the Phils. Your posts are just not of a person that understands the pitfalls that await him..regards
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Sir, I'm not posting things which I am imaging. I have quite bad experience in the Leyte during sky years of staying there. And as a foreigner I can own a gun with license for protection.
Anyways thank you for your kind advise and I'll remember it. Cheer

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I need to do some research but I did remember coming across information for foreigners, it has a been a couple years but I think you need Camp Crame or that area for application and fee's of 8,000 peso's.

I need to do some research but I too would like to own a gun legally.

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Well I'm sure as non philippine citizen you cannot own weapon in RP. Sort of my business/lifestyle. However your wife can. Being aware, cool, calm, humble is best way to avoid problems. To carry is very risky business for foreigner. However inside my home in RP for me I write the rules and the smiling, humble American will welcome intruder to Texas. Plenty of pepper spray and alternate defense if you are worried . My best advice is to relax, smile, stay with those who relate to you. I have traveled plenty alone and for interesting business. Bars, hookers, drugs, midnight strolls in interesting but bad areas are not advised. I'm no prude, seen, been, done plenty, if you travel alone never a drop of liquor, no bars, no hookers. Relax! Beautiful country and nice people. Gun ranges are plenty. Antipollo, Tagaytay, Cebu, Manila, Davoe, Naga, Marinduque and many private and some extremely private with agenda. If you are not wired for this DON'T DO IT. Some gun dealers are more interesting than others. Never forget in a poor country all is for sale including your name, photo, address if available. Relax and enjoy!!!
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Personally I prefer fishing, laughing and drinking with the locals as opposed to whipping out a pistol and then beating them senseless with a sword.
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