Moving from Tucson, Arizona

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  1. brian10x

    brian10x New Member

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  2. RstyShcklfrd

    RstyShcklfrd TGT Addict

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    I lived in Lubbock for four years: 2008-2012. It was dry and windy. If you like that, you're going to be super happy. There is no outdoor gun range, or rifle range for that matter. At least that was the case most recently, and I'm pretty sure that's still true.

    I went to college there, so I always had something to do. YMMV.
     
  3. brian10x

    brian10x New Member

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    I love it dry, not too keen on windy. Out here in Arizona, if you find BLM land you can shoot in the desert anytime for free. Same with national forests, although a forest in Southern Arizona doesn't necessarily mean many trees! Is there anywhere you can legally shoot out in the (desert or whatever) like we do here?
     
  4. RstyShcklfrd

    RstyShcklfrd TGT Addict

    Mar 23, 2011
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    I really can't stress enough how windy it is, seriously. I can't find the photos I took at the moment, but you should google "Lubbock haboob".

    As for free/open land to shoot on, that is a no go as well.
     
  5. kirk10100

    kirk10100 Active Member

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    What about El Paso? It's sunny, fairly close to Tucson and it's only windy about 6 weeks of the year. Lots of open space for shooting
     
  6. brian10x

    brian10x New Member

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    I considered El Paso for a while, but Its really close to the border, like Tucson. Other problems aside, I get frustrated and more than a little angry when I don't get a job because being bi-lingual is a REQUIREMENT.

    And no, I have nothing against LEGAL immigration. Being born in Hawaii, I come from a family of island niggers. But I think Teddy Roosevelt said it best regarding immigration:

    "In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

    Theodore Roosevelt 1907

     
  7. Elbe

    Elbe Well-Known

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    What about Amarillo, Abilene or Midland/Odessa area? Midland is such a hot job market there is a shortage of housing.
     
  8. brian10x

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    I've looked into Amarillo, the population is a bit high for me.

    Abilene is my current pick.

    Midland? My kind of climate, fairly small population, and , WOW! A smokin' 3.0 % unemployment rate!

    Anyone from Midland want to chime in? Good places to shoot?

    I guess the one thing I probably won't find is a place to shoot free out in the desert like Arizona, but thats a small price to pay.
     
  9. kirk10100

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    Damn! You just describel El Paso. Nevermind
     
  10. brian10x

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    I'd like to hear your opinions, good or bad!
     


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