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Watch out Texas, Here I come.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Lennyjoe, Sep 12, 2003.

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  1. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Member

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    Ok fellas, its of to get educated.

    Finally got a slot at the Non Commisioned Officers Academy at Lackland AFB in San Antonio.

    Got 6 weeks of semi vacation. Course I will have to study some.

    So I got my list of gunshops as well as gunshows so I ready to go.

    Oh yea, gonna take some uniforms too.

    And of course the laptop so I can frequent THR when Im not studying.

    Wish me luck.
     
  2. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

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    You got it!

    Santone's got a lot of interesting stuff, but you need to check for those parts of town to stay out of...

    :), Art
     
  3. Pendragon

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    Congrats!

    When you head out?

    I am flying into SA this Wednesday.

    If you hang out with chubby techie types, PM me and we can go shooting sometime...
     
  4. El Tejon

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    You'll love Saint Tony's. Decent time to go there as well.

    Oh, and for the parts of town to stay out of, El Tejon's found them all.:p
     
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  5. BerettaNut92

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    I can't see Texas...I can't see Texas from here :D

    Reeehawww!
     
  6. Carlos

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    Have fun, learn much and come home safe.
     
  7. Glockster35

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    LennyJoe,

    Go have a few drinks at Howl at the moon. It's a pianobar like no other, and it's a guaranteed good night out with the fellas in the class with you. And the ladies aren't too bad looking either.

    Howl at the moon

    Seriously, it's the only bar in town I frequent (when I am there for schools)!
     
  8. El Tejon

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    For young and nubile watching--Zuni Grill.:cool:
     
  9. seeker_two

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    Liquor locked away.....Check.

    Women hidden safely away.....Check.

    Guns locked & loaded.....Check.

    Dice loaded & cards marked......Check.


    Come on down, LennyJoe. Texas is ready for you...:D


    (P.S. For the best Mexican food, go to Mi Tierra. Best food & Mariachi band in the city...)
     
  10. El Tejon

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    seeker, speaking of Mexican food, is Mamacita's in Saint Tony's open? Should be by now. Lenny, definitely stop by there.
     
  11. Ala Dan

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    Greeting's there Lennyjoe-

    Glad to hear the good news; and I hope you do well.:D

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  12. Jeff OTMG

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    Dallas Market Hall Gun Show the end of the month. Tulsa on Oct 18, the biggest in the country. Great Western Show in Dallas at the beginning of November if you are still around and I know that there will be a Houston Reliant Center show during that time. Of course you can still hit the San Antonio Airport show the first weekend of every month and the Austin show the third weekend of the month.
     
  13. Lennyjoe

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    Finally got here. What a boring darn ride. Listened to every CD I had. Not alot between El Paso and here.

    A buddy gave me the info on that place. I plan on getting there early after class on Friday:D

    Sounds like a great place to have dinner tomorrow eve. Got directions?

    I went to txguns.com and downloaded the local gunshop addy's for here and plan on visiting them while Im here.



    I have no problem kicking it with anyone, expecially a fellow THRer.

    Will give ya a holler next weekend.
     
  14. DigMe

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    Now that you got to Texas you should try and work your way to a gun-friendly town!

    brad cook
     
  15. Art Eatman

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    Drove it, huh? If you ran I-10, you probably noticed that the only purpose of the country between Fort Stockton and Ozona is to hold the east and west coasts out of the oceans...

    US 90 is a bit more interesting. You can take a break at the Judge Roy Bean museum at Langtry, and the Gage Hotel in Marathon has a pretty good bar and restaurant. When you hit Alpine, you're just 80 miles north of my stomping grounds.

    Seems like a lot of the folks in Van Horn (where 90 comes into I-10) are on the grumpy side. I always figured they're there because their cars broke down, and they've never been able to get the money together to leave.

    :), Art
     
  16. Lennyjoe

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    Sumtin I should know about San Antonio?

    I read the Texas regs but not anything specific on San Antonio.

    I will be armed off base so if you know something I dont please let me in on it.

    You got that right!! Did see 7 deer and 6 turkey on the way between Ozona and Kerrville. Got the blood going again for getting back to green pastures to hunt.;)
     
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    You noticed that, too, Art? I figured the same thing, and add on that their bad attitude has to be aggravated by the fact that they're 'bout halfway between one beautiful playground (Guadalupe Mts) and another (Davis Mts, Chisos Mts.).

    Lennyjoe, it may seem hokey, but drop by and do the full tour of the Alamo. There's a genuine message to be learned there, that the real Texicans know and remember.
     
  18. aerod1

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    The next towm east of Ozona is Sonora. I'v been deer hunting there for the last 15 years.
    Welcome to Texas! Have a great time!

    Jim Hall
     
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    I second the stop at the Alamo. You will never be the same after it.
     
  20. DigMe

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    I know there are plenty of good 2nd ammendment folks in San Antonio but that doesn't stop the city from enforcing an ordinance that bans loaded rifles or shotguns in the city limits. So, even if you have a CHL you can't have that shotgun in the truck to fight your way to should you need it.

    I also have heard stories (and I admit this is hearsay) of CHL holders receiving very cold treatment from local LEOs.

    San Antonio has a large hispanic population. While that makes for a wonderfully rich culture, the Texas cities with large hispanic populations also tend to be the most liberal. I believe that's the source of San Antonio's preemption law. I don't know if they have any other preemptions aside from the loaded rifle/shotgun law.

    brad cook
     
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    Another important stop: The Museum of the Pacific War, in Fredericksburg, an easy drive from Saint Tonyville.
     
  22. Lennyjoe

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    Didnt bring the shotgun this time.;)

    I have to check everything into the armory when Im on base. That means they are gonna get to know me pretty good cause every time I go off base I will be making a stop there to pick up my travel partner.

    Art, Im seriously concidering taking 90 back west when I leave here just to see another part of Texas.

    Also thinking of spending the weekend up in Dallas area when the NHRA comes to town.:D
     
  23. Pendragon

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    ***!?!?!?

    No loaded long guns in your car?

    I thought TX had a preemption law?

    Details?
     
  24. Jeff OTMG

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    Texas does have pre-emption and San Antonio doesn't like it one bit. You can legally walk down the riverwalk with a rifle over your shoulder, but the SAPD will have something to say about it. I don't know if it has ever been tested, but it needs to be. Maybe next year I will have a chance to go down there and stir up some trouble. I will have to arrange some pro-bono legal representation first. I have heard that there is a city ordinance against carrying a knife with a locking blade and that would not be covered under the pre-emption law for firearms.
     
  25. Sergeant Bob

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    Good luck Lennyjoe! First time back to Lackland? It'd be kinda like going back in time. Would be interesting to see the Rainbows marching down Truemper Ave. dragging their 70 lb duffel bags in formation (sort of). Maybe take in a parade?

    The Academy is also a good opportunity to do some networking, as you'll probably be running into a few of the people you meet there, later in your career. Have a good time!
     
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