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5 years 40 weeks ago, 3:32 PM

mattitude

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Hello gun enthusiasts!

I just wanted to introduce myself to all you fellow firearm enthusiasts. I have visited the site several times and thought I would actually create an account so I can jump in on the discussions.

NRA member and active shooter from New Mexico, USA. Primarily interested in plinking, and home/self defense.

Strongly considering my concealed carry here in NM, just want to take some additional concealed carry and advanced pistol classes.

I look forward to conversations with you all!

"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas
5 years 40 weeks ago, 3:34 PM

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Welcome aboard come sit for a spell.

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 3:45 PM

Shakleford

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Welcome mattitude

Can't you Open Carry in New Mexico without a permit? My ex Fiance was from Albuquerque, and from my time spent there I would for sure carry! Not bashing your city, maybe I was just in the wrong part of town!

"Two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel. One is the colors that fly high and proud the red the white the blue.The other ones got a rattlesnake with a simple statement made, Don’t Tread On Me is what it says"
5 years 40 weeks ago, 3:48 PM

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Welcome to the site and thanks for joining!

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 3:54 PM

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welcome

I'm an NRA life member,former Marine,and all around good guy,okay 2 outa 3 ain't bad,enjoy the site.

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 3:56 PM

mattitude

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Open/Conceal Carry

Yes, you can open carry here, although there are exceptions for so many locations (such as Universities, some government buildings, retail liquor shops etc...) that it often becomes difficult trying to remember exactly where I can carry openly and when I have to leave the gun in my car. Only saving grace is that NM considers my car an extension of my property so I can conceal or open carry in my vehicle without a permit.

Plus there are some situations where I would just rather conceal.

And yes, there are some places in town where I do not travel without my gun on me... and only if I absolutely need to.

Although I have to say I am far more concerned when I take business trips to El Paso, Tx/Las Cruces, NM.

By the way Shakleford, love the signature, awesome movie! Well the first one was anyway.

"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas
5 years 40 weeks ago, 4:04 PM

Shakleford

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El Paso

I'd carry an AR down there, buddy! I was in the south part of Albuquerque whan I visited....."The Valley" or something like that. NRA member from New Mexico.......Does range in your pic happen to be in Raton?

"Two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel. One is the colors that fly high and proud the red the white the blue.The other ones got a rattlesnake with a simple statement made, Don’t Tread On Me is what it says"
5 years 40 weeks ago, 6:56 PM

CharlesW

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Live in the wilderness, Republic of Texas, United States

Born in San Diego but grew up in Albuquerque.
We went out there 2 years ago and she was
shocked how far out it has grown in the last
few years..

I'm going to try to get a bunch together from
GUNSLOT to go to Ratton next summer to
visit the Whittington Center and do some
shooting.

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
5 years 40 weeks ago, 3:56 PM

manu2014

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Welcome Mattitude

Great bunch of guys and girl, but be sure not to feed the animals.

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. Thoreau
5 years 40 weeks ago, 3:56 PM

HampsterW

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one of my sisters lives in Albuquerque.

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 3:59 PM

mattitude

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Don't feed the animals

Hampster, except for the areas Shakle was speaking of its a great little town!

Manu, which ones are the animals I have to watch out for? Does Hampster qualify?

"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas
5 years 40 weeks ago, 4:01 PM

manu2014

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Animals

Hamp is pretty harmless. ebear is another story.

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. Thoreau
5 years 40 weeks ago, 4:06 PM

HampsterW

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harmless....LOL! I think we have touched on open carry here a time of twelve but here goes......Here in UT open carry is legal, but why oh why attract attention to yourself? People who are ignorant of the law will not hesitate to call the cops if they see you with a gun on your hip, which is really a big inconvenience, CC is a much better way to go.

Change you can truly believe in comes from the barrel of a gun---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ron Paul 2012----Vote the bastards out!---------------------------------
5 years 40 weeks ago, 4:10 PM

mattitude

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Conceal vs. Open

HampsterW wrote:
harmless....LOL! I think we have touched on open carry here a time of twelve but here goes......Here in UT open carry is legal, but why oh why attract attention to yourself? People who are ignorant of the law will not hesitate to call the cops if they see you with a gun on your hip, which is really a big inconvenience, CC is a much better way to go.

Agreed Hampster, outside the ABQ city limits it is pretty well known that you can open carry legally and you usually won't be bothered. But I was at an "upscale" burger joint a couple of months ago that serves beer and a gentleman walked in with his 1911 strapped to his hip. Although it is legal to carry in establishments that do not serve hard liquor, you should have seen the looks he got from obviously worried customers.

"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas
5 years 40 weeks ago, 4:08 PM

manu2014

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2nd that Hamp.

Same here in NC. Better to know than be known...

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. Thoreau
5 years 40 weeks ago, 4:11 PM

mattitude

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South Valley / Range

Yeah, the South Valley is the area I would be most concerned about, although there is a small part of the city near the airport that is lovingly referred to as "the war zone" that I stay away from also.

No the range in the picture is the City of Albuquerque range out on the west edge of town. As far as municipal ranges go, I am fairly impressed. We have 2 very good gun clubs/ranges here also, Zia and Del Norte, but I can't financially justify the annual dues when I am only able to get out to the range maybe 6 times a year.

That needs to change.

"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas
5 years 40 weeks ago, 4:12 PM

Shakleford

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Six Times A Year!

That needs to change, for sure! Looks like a nice range , though!

"Two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel. One is the colors that fly high and proud the red the white the blue.The other ones got a rattlesnake with a simple statement made, Don’t Tread On Me is what it says"
5 years 40 weeks ago, 4:09 PM

Shakleford

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Hamp

You should just put your ebear video in with your warning! LOL!

"Two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel. One is the colors that fly high and proud the red the white the blue.The other ones got a rattlesnake with a simple statement made, Don’t Tread On Me is what it says"
5 years 40 weeks ago, 4:13 PM

HampsterW

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of creative after a couple of beers.....yipeeeeeeee!!

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 4:18 PM

manu2014

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Muni Ranges

We have a indoor range hear that has 3 stations. 2 pistol/small bore and the 100m range for large caliber. The only place I can shoot the long guns inside. I thought they were fairly uncommon. Do most have a county owned range?

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. Thoreau
5 years 40 weeks ago, 4:23 PM

mattitude

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Very few county ranges out here, the ABQ range is actually operated by both City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo county.

The range here has:
# Rifle, pistol and muzzleloading
# 10, 25, 50, 100, and 200 yard targets
# 3 skeet ranges
# 2 trap ranges
# Silhouette range (competition only)

There is also a private indoor range near my home on the north end of town, but at $20/day or $250/year its still too expensive. Plus you can't shoot rifle caliber higher than .223.

"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas
5 years 40 weeks ago, 4:27 PM

HampsterW

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No Muni ranges in SLC,

ecaman has one down in Payson out at the local landfill, if you want to call it that, it's more of a place to shoot than a range. There is only one range that is suitable for rifles here but I never go there as it is always 'assholes and elbows' during the times that I am available to shoot. I just head west out into the desert for rifle practice, I have the whole place to myself..lol

Change you can truly believe in comes from the barrel of a gun---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ron Paul 2012----Vote the bastards out!---------------------------------
5 years 40 weeks ago, 4:33 PM

manu2014

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Desert

I wish I had one here. To many F'n people here now. Wake county is runing out of land to develop and the farmers several counties out are really tight because of all the bozos that do stupid stuff. The indoor range is very strict which is good but you are aleays stopping for one reason or another. Hard to get in a good rhythm.

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. Thoreau
5 years 40 weeks ago, 6:14 PM

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Welcome mattitude

I hope you stick around. NM seems to be lacking representation here.
I like ABQ myself, I reckon I haven't strayed to the bad part of town.
Me and TBH love the Route 66 Hotel and Casino as a stopover when traveling west.

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 9:22 PM

mattitude

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Thanks vaquero, I hope to stick around, you all seem to be a good bunch.

I enjoy albuquerque as well, I think many larger cities have bad areas of town. I think its only a small portion though.

I haven't spent much time at route 66 casino but we sure have our share of tribal casinos around here!

"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas
5 years 40 weeks ago, 6:24 PM

HampsterW

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was that guy who was a wrench for the Goodyear or whatever and I think there was one other but I can't remember their screen names, they just didn't stick around very long. I agree with Vaquero, mattitude, you seem like a good guy and we hope that you stick around.

Change you can truly believe in comes from the barrel of a gun---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ron Paul 2012----Vote the bastards out!---------------------------------
5 years 40 weeks ago, 9:33 PM

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Welcome mattitude, enjoy the site and post pics of your stuff.

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
5 years 40 weeks ago, 4:01 AM

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mattitude

Welcom to GunsLot
I ived in Albuquerque for 10 years. Got really bad Hooked on Roasted Hatch Green Chilis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know of one skeet range out south on I-25 Past Rio Bravio, but the smell from the
chicken ranch and the slaughter house, on a hot day will make you sick! Hell you can't breath!!
Is West Gate still a bad part to be in?? That place when I lived there needed to be Bull Dozed under.
From 9 mile hill, at night, Alb. is very nice looking!
Lyle

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 9:15 AM

mattitude

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Yes sir roasted green chile is like a drug out here. Very good and addicting.

West Gate is still around, although I wouldn't be as hesitant to drive around there as I would the south valley at night it is not somewhere I enjoy visiting. Really is the edge of the south valley.

But don't let all this talk make you think we live in a dangerous outlaw city, really the bad parts of town account for only 15% or less of albuquerque metro area.

Im not sure where that skeet range is. My guess is that it is no longer around.

"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas

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