Originally Posted by Bob328
What kind of guns were you carrying? I have a mini-14 and taurus judge. These are all ok to carry in the the Bahamas, aren't they? I heard that they were only allowing shotguns and pistols for awhile and just want to be sure.
I've never heard of a restriction on the type of gun, although I would question carrying a fully automatic weapon. Those usually come with a different set of rules.
The last time I checked into Spanish Cay, Bahamas, the Customs
girl said to me "why do you need to carry a 50 caliper"?? (50 caliper Desert Eagle hand gun, 10" barrel, 1' group at 100 yards)
I explained to her that I carry that gun so that I don't have to shoot any people. Next she said "what do you mean"??
I explained that I carry that gun to shoot engines and hulls, not people. If local Haitian (whom are illegal immigrants, now stealing all over the Bahamas) fisherman in their fishing
boat decide they want to board and rob me, I would take out their engine
and compromise their hull
. This way I could escape at 8 knots. It's not like we're going to out run anyone.
I would never let anyone board me at sea, without a well marked Police/Military Boat, badge, etc. If they insist they are official, but can't prove it, they can board me in a harbor with lots of people around. Other than that, I'm disabling their boat.
Here's another "pirate gun" I've recently purchased and am testing for the aforementioned purpose:
Product: Model 460XVRâ„¢ - 14" Barrel with Bi-Pod
My goal here is to disable the offending boat, since my catamaran
is not going to out - run any body.