Swiss will continue to take their military guns home

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

From what I read in the media, I had thought that the Swiss tradition of reserve troops taking their military assault rifles home with them was soon coming to an end. Sebastian reports that this is not so.

I am very pleased that our Swiss friends will continue to enjoy their unique, and very practical, tradition.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Kerry Kerry on Dec 19, 2009

    If one has not read it, I cannot recommend too strongly Stephen Halbrooks' book Target Switzerland: Swiss Armed Neutrality .

  • DucTape DucTape on Feb 07, 2010

    Just so you know, they DO convert them to semi-auto before they are taken home. Still great though.