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It's Official, I got orders to San Antonio.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CombatArmsUSAF, Aug 14, 2008.

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  1. CombatArmsUSAF

    CombatArmsUSAF Member

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    I recently received my PCS orders to Lackland AFB, TX. When I originally seen my orders, I assumed I would be working with the basic trainees, tech school students,etc.. But I looked into the unit I am stationed with, and it turns out to be the USAF Gunsmith Shop. In my world, it doesn't get any better than that.

    Anyways, I hope to get involved with IPSC/USPSA while I am down there and would like a few references to a reputable club down there in San Antonio.

    Also, What are the best shops to do business with?? (FFL transfer fees, ammo/gun prices, etc)

    Do any counties in TX require federal registration?
     
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  2. SFvet

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    Right on brother :cool: Security Forces hoah lol. Combat Arms - the heart and soul hehehe. I was 91st SFS - wished I had a good base lol.
     
  3. CombatArmsUSAF

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    When were you 91st?? I was there 2001-2005.

    Why not Minot??? Freezin' is the reason.
     
  4. marktx

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    Nagel's guns is a great shop in town, some of the prices are great some are not but they aren't outrageous on anything and their selection is outstanding.

    Dury's is another good shop with an excellent variety of firearms.

    Both can be found on the internet for directions :)
     
  5. Sylvan-Forge

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    CombatArmsUSAF, enjoy your new digs!

    Rains like heck at times and winters can get into your bones due to the humidity. Other than that, it was a decent base as I remember it.

    I used the A1 for training & qual in '92 .. I wonder if they're still using 'em? :p


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  6. sacp81170a

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    Good old Lackland. I went through basic in December of '79 and the Security Police Academy in the spring of 1980. Then off to Camp Bullis for Air Base Ground Defense and on to good old F.E. Warren, 90th Security Police Group, 89th MSS. Went back to Lackland for EST school in '84 and Bullis for the ABGD NCO course in '86. I liked San Antonio but I spent more time out in the hill country than I did in town.

    Man, that was over 20 years ago. Good luck!
     
  7. ZMP_CTR

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    I thought SF was Special Forces.
     
  8. CombatArmsUSAF

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    It also stands for Security Forces, which is what Security Police is called now.

    Also, Thanks to those that have posted. I await everybody else's input
     
  9. DaleA

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    If CombatArmsUSAF (a contradiction of terms???) did a tour in "Why Not Minot" ND I think he'll be able to laugh at a San Antonio winter. (Although you might have something there in regard to the humidity. The -20 Minot winters are a "dry" cold...:D.)

    There's also a big Army base there, Fort Sam Houston, home of Brooke Army Medical Hospital and 'the largest and most important military medical training facility in the world.'
    http://www.samhouston.army.mil/pdf/FSHBackground.pdf

    There used to be a joke that San Antonio was where old colonels went to die. The climate is pretty nice there are some NICE golf courses on the Army and Air Force bases in the area and of course the medical facilities are top notch.

    Good luck, take in the city's river walk and get up to Austin once in a while for the music.

    P.S. Thank you for your service.
     
  10. jkingrph

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    CombatarmsUSAF, how is Incirlick these days . I managed to spend a few days TDY there back in the early 70's. Was stationed at Izmir, lived downtown, worked downtown, and was probably the best duty I had in my service time.
     
  11. SWC Bonfire

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    Heard good things about Dury's from several people, including my Father-in-law.

    I have gone into Nagel's one time. I won't be back because their prices were outrageously high and they acted like they couldn't be bothered to deal with me, even though I bought something.

    Welcome to South Texas. There's a bass pro on the NW side of town and a Cabelas on the way to Austin.
     
  12. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    CombatarmsUSAF? Isn't that an oxymoron?
     
  13. CombatArmsUSAF

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    Is not what it used to be, Operation Northern Watch ended and now the turk military think they can push us around. This used to be a great assignment when ONW was going on, and the dollar was worth 1,000,000 Turkish Lira. Now the dollar is damn near even with the Lira between the new lira and the falling US Dollar.

    Overall, My wife and I are glad to be leaving this place in a few months.
     
  14. CombatArmsUSAF

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    Combat Arms is my job, and the old days of the AF not being involved with conflicts are long gone. Most of our deployments now are actually ARMY taskings that they can't fill.

    Even in the old days, there was nothing a grunt welcomed more than that close air support they had called in to gain the initiative in a gun fight. Most of which, was provided by?? You guessed it, The United States Air Force.
     
  15. Josh Aston

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    Wouldn't want to arrange a base swap by any chance would you?
     
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    I know us grunts always welcomed the sight of you flyboys wizzin overhead to help supress the baddies. Another thank you from a grateful Marine.
     
  17. CombatArmsUSAF

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    Sorry, but this is a once in a career opportunity for me. Plus, actually meeting the criteria to be able to do that is dang near impossible. Same grade, same AFSC or SEI, Same DEROS,etc....


    Hoo-Rah!!! Bufford!!!
     
  18. Josh Aston

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    I know it's a once in a career opportunity. It's just a pipedream for me anyway seeing as I've got another 2 years before my DEROS. But, hey, I can dream, right?
     
  19. CombatArmsUSAF

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    Josh- At least your stationed in one of the most gun friendly states there is. I haven't even touched my guns in over two years.
     
  20. springmom

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    Federal registration? My friend, you're coming to the Republic of Texas. We don't need no steeenkin' federal registration......

    Enjoy your time here. San Antonio has cool stuff to do; and you're coming just in time for the Texans' season, so come down to Houston some weekend and watch them play. Get up to Austin for the music and UT football (if you can get a ticket...good luck on that....)

    And you're even coming at the END of the summer. There'll only be oh, 3 more hot months..... :evil:

    Springmom
     
  21. CombatArmsUSAF

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    I can't go to a longhorn's game, I am a bucks fan (OSU) OH---IO.
     
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    I just wanted to pop in and say thanks for your service.

    Oh yeah and I also wanted to say I'm sorry you had to go to OSU. ;)

    Go Mountaineers (WVU) :neener:

    Jay
     
  23. D-Day

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    Right on, CombatArms. Good to hear, and thanks for the service.

    Go Buckeyes. O-H... I-O.
     
  24. john917v

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    Hey, CombatArms, welcome to the slice of heaven known as San Antonio! The people here are friendly, the water is among the best in the country, really, and this may be a bit far for you, but check out the Bullet Hole shooting range. It's an outdoor range, with about 7 covered benches on a raised deck, with 100, and 300-yd distances, a pistol-only field, and about 2 45-yd fields. It's $10.50 for the first visit, then $7 after that. I've heard of Nagels. And, Powderhorn.

    Also, thanks for serving. Thanks to everyone else who serves, or has served.
     
  25. Samuel Adams

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    +1,000,000 for USAF Cops.
     
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