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5 years 27 weeks ago, 12:56 PM

Tomasco

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Desert Rat

Hey ya'll, just joined and wanted to say Hi. I'm out in the desert in southern New Mexico by the Rio Grande. I hadn't had a gun in the house for 30 years since I got out of the Navy but figured now would probably be a good time if I ever wanted to have one again. I'm retired on a limited budget and wanted to put together a decent basic group of weapons. I did a good bit of research on the net in forums. Other than the service the only guns I had ever owned were lever guns and bolt actions the exception being a Ruger 10-22 I had as a kid. I ended up with a Hi Point C9, a Hi Point .45, Hi Point 9mm carbine, Yugo SKS, a Ruger 10-22 and a mossberg 12 gauge. I spent a little over $1200 for all of them bought over about an 8 month period. The HP carbine was the first one and it was used. Cost me $140. I was going to put a red dot on it but the thing was dead on right off the shelf and hit everything it got pointed at so I left it alone. The 9mm and the .45 I bought new and they were dead on right out of the box. I bought several thousand rounds of ammo with the bucks I saved. I got the Yugo SKS with a folding stock and scope. A friend had built it and it's a real nice long range gun. With the three 30 round mags it will shoot forever. All in all the little Ruger is the most fun. With a few Eagle 30 round mags and a cheap scope it is a lot of fun and doesn't cost a fortune. I would like an AR or an AK but the dang things have gone up so much I can't touch them now.

The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing......Frank Zappa.
5 years 27 weeks ago, 1:11 PM

samD

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Welcome TOMASCO

Great to have you here on Gunslot. Sounds like a great arsenal. Have fun and enjoy the sight.
samD

5 years 27 weeks ago, 8:07 PM

Ebear

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TOMASCO

Welcome , shoot any mountain lions???

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:09 PM

Tomasco

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Mountain Lions

Not lately but one passed real close to where I am last year traveling from the Sacramentos to the Gila Wilderness. It had been collared and they tracked it. It passed in the night within a couple miles. A hiker ran into one a while back up near Taos. I've never caught a glimpse of one myself.

The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing......Frank Zappa.
5 years 27 weeks ago, 6:10 PM

Ebear

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oh ok

what about gorillas???? any rogue Silverbacks around there?

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 6:16 PM

Schuyler

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My chest and back hair is going grey. Course, you wouldn't know about that.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
5 years 27 weeks ago, 6:20 PM

Ebear

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schuyler

well then stay out of Africa....Those poachers will get you, and I'll but an ash tray made out of your hand!!!!!

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 3:22 PM

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Tomasco

Welcome to site. Hope you enjoy be here as much as LittleDragon enjoy. Am new here too. Look around and enjoy much becaue there is much to see and do.

Your new friend,

LittleDragon

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 3:49 PM

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tomasco

welcome to gunslot.sounds like you have a decent arsenal put together.i have a SKS as well and really enjoy shooting it!

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