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Vin496
07-16-2010, 5:25 PM
This is one reason why I love being back in Texas.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p290/vincev07/d30a18c1.jpg

NSR500
07-16-2010, 5:35 PM
LOL!

Where'd you move to in Texas?

I have one in black/black and I hear that the FNP tactical is available in black/black now too.

Vin496
07-16-2010, 5:43 PM
I'm back in El Paso born and raised here. Still go back to LA. But this is home.

Nothing like making aulti gun purchase and the longest part is filling out the ATF firm and walking out 3 minutes later.

aermotor
07-16-2010, 5:53 PM
Must... resist.... urg to move to Texas....

Gryff
07-16-2010, 5:55 PM
I don't get it. Do people like that gun?

Vin496
07-16-2010, 6:01 PM
Well the pic is two fold.

One the FN 45. Which is an awesome 16 round polymer 45.

The second is the fact that it's loaded and in my car center console, and that's completely fine.

swerv512
07-16-2010, 6:06 PM
i hope you choke on that large slice of freedom you have....:p

NSR500
07-16-2010, 6:18 PM
Gryff, the FNP45 is one of the better polymer 45s available right now.
I've had mine for a while now and it shoots great.
Just like Vin496 mine is carried in the center console of my truck daily. I may actually sell mine for a black/black tactical unless I can save up the money for both.

NSR500
07-16-2010, 6:19 PM
BTW...

For the free State folks, CDNN has awesome pricing right now on these. The USG FNP with shooters pack is really cheap right now.

Vin496
07-16-2010, 7:02 PM
BTW...

For the free State folks, CDNN has awesome pricing right now on these. The USG FNP with shooters pack is really cheap right now.

Yep, $565(ish) shipped, even with tax(for us in Texas) that's around $630 delivered with FFL Fee.

I love mine, it is an awesome gun easily surpassing the HK45 or USP for me. For quite a bit less.

NSR500
07-16-2010, 7:08 PM
Must... resist.... urg to move to Texas....

You know you want to. ;)

Cash & Carry, NFA, no FFL needed between non-prohibited private party, easy CHL, and a citizen friendly castle doctrine that extends to your vehicle.

acolytes
07-16-2010, 7:09 PM
AZ, and TX look better and better to me everyday. If all of my family and friends weren't here, CA would have kissed my *** a long time ago.

NSR500
07-16-2010, 7:12 PM
AZ, and TX look better and better to me everyday. If all of my family and friends weren't here, CA would have kissed my *** a long time ago.

You can always visit them. Anyways, life is about experiences and meeting new people. Make new friends and inspire family to follow you to freedom.

audiophil2
07-16-2010, 7:15 PM
Sorry, not an ounce of envy here. Out this way there are gun owners and then there are gun owners that have to notify LEA and FAA when their private range goes hot. This fall I'll post pics of all the MGs and DDs my friends have that require private aircraft to avoid the no fly zone.

Greg-Dawg
07-16-2010, 7:20 PM
Nah, I'm fine with my G17Gen4...33 rounder under my car seat.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/GKnife002.jpg

Or my AR in the backseat with tracers.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/Tracers005.jpg

NSR500
07-16-2010, 7:22 PM
My next truck gun is probably going to be an SBR Draco. :43:

Doheny
07-16-2010, 7:25 PM
i hope you choke on that large slice of freedom you have....:p

LOL...

Now that's funny!

Milsurp Collector
07-16-2010, 7:36 PM
Don't let these Texas guys get too big for their britches. They don't have it all. ;)

Texas is not a traditional open carry state. They also do not allow open carry, or even printing, even by those who have a concealed carry permit.

You may carry a loaded handgun in a vehicle only if it is concealed

http://opencarry.org/tx.html


Meanwhile


Oregon is a traditional open carry state.

Firearms may be openly carried in cars without any license except where localities have made open carry illegal; however, an Oregon concealed handgun permit holder is exempt from all local open carry bans.

http://opencarry.org/or.html


:)

NSR500
07-16-2010, 8:54 PM
We're all bigger in Texas, even the britches. ;)

Dekker
07-16-2010, 9:07 PM
We're all bigger in Texas, even the britches. ;)

I noticed that, took a trip to Texas and didn't even know they made waist sizes THAT high. ;) There's something inherently wrong when I go to shake a Texans hand and his stomach gets to me first. :D

turbogg
07-16-2010, 9:11 PM
Nah, I'm fine with my G17Gen4...33 rounder under my car seat.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/GKnife002.jpg

Or my AR in the backseat with tracers.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/Tracers005.jpg

Ok, quit showing off! :D Darn Texans have all the fun!

XYZ
07-16-2010, 9:13 PM
Darn you Greg-Dawg :). Love them Glocks.

Nah, I'm fine with my G17Gen4...33 rounder under my car seat.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/GKnife002.jpg

NSR500
07-16-2010, 9:17 PM
Greg-Dawg also loves them Hello Kitty!

Must be from Austin. ;)

RobG
07-16-2010, 9:23 PM
Greg-Dawg; Where I have no use for a bullet button.
Thats awesome:thumbsup: I long for the day my standard mag release, 30 round mag, and pistol grip can all play together in legal harmony.

Fot
07-16-2010, 9:27 PM
Texas? Only steers and queers come from Texas, Private Cowboy. And you don't look much like a steer to me so that kinda narrows it down.


Just saying :D

NSR500
07-16-2010, 9:29 PM
:iamwithstupid:

Buddhabelly
07-16-2010, 9:30 PM
At the end of the day, you guys are still in Texas and we are in CA.

How hot was it today, BTW? It was 66 degrees at Half Moon Bay today. No fog, beautiful ocean sunset.

NSR500
07-16-2010, 9:33 PM
At the end of the day, you guys are still in Texas and we are in CA.

How hot was it today, BTW? It was 66 degrees at Half Moon Bay today. No fog, beautiful ocean sunset.

Enjoy it...

I've got coastal property in Texas as soon as California falls into the ocean. :p

Turbinator
07-17-2010, 4:07 AM
Don't let these Texas guys get too big for their britches. They don't have it all. ;)

Meanwhile

:)

Nice.. based on that, plus the cooler weather, OR sounds pretty good!

Turby

Greg-Dawg
07-17-2010, 4:24 AM
Here's some TRUTH regarding living in FREE state after living in a non-FREE state for most of your life:

Everything is bigger in TX-waistlines and roaches. (I'm in the country...East TX, specifically)
Since I'm in the country, there isn't a huge restaurant selection: No Zanchou Chicken, no quality sushi spots, El Pollo Loco, Tommy's, In N Out (but building their first one soon 6 hours away), no quality Pho/Indian/Thai spots, etc. Basically it's all BBQ joints, Dairy Queens and Whataburgers...all fast food spots, that's why everyone's fat. You don't see a lot of joggers in the streets.
Weather is pretty bad. I'm used to the 70 degree LA weather and some 90-100 degrees, here and there. But add humidity and a slight typhoon, it's like being in the Philippines.
Cash/carry, CCW and all the toys are easy access. The only downfall is you suddenly run out of ammo with 30+ round mags.
If you move out to another state and leaving your parents/neices/nephews behind, then it'll get tougher because you'll have to start all over.


Yes, it does feel good to shoot in 30 acre land...but you'll miss that CA feeling.

As for gun shows, the prices will still add a new hole in your bum for a Yugo AK with no bullet button.

Greg-Dawg
07-17-2010, 4:28 AM
And another thing...I still can get used to the Texas "drawl" accent. It feels like whenever I encounter an executive/professional with that drawl, then I feel as if they didn't get past middle school.

That drawl makes them sound illiterate. But when I watch the local news, the newscaster all of a sudden has a clear CA accent than the local drawl.

Buddhabelly
07-17-2010, 7:42 AM
no quality Pho/Indian/Thai spots, etc.

No quality Vietnamese, Indian, Thai food. I'm never moving there. :p

NSR500
07-17-2010, 9:57 AM
You want Pho, Indian, and Thai... Come to Houston.

swerv512
07-17-2010, 10:22 AM
No quality Vietnamese, Indian, Thai food. I'm never moving there. :p

Dont forget Cambodian- I ate at my local ATF cambodian restaurant last nite and it never fails to put a smile on my face...

XYZ
07-17-2010, 10:36 AM
Thanks for the input Greg-Dawg. Weighing the options of a free state versus leaving family and friends behind and having to start over is tough to consider. I'm in that boat now. This helps put things into perspective.

Here's some TRUTH regarding living in FREE state after living in a non-FREE state for most of your life:

Everything is bigger in TX-waistlines and roaches. (I'm in the country...East TX, specifically)
Since I'm in the country, there isn't a huge restaurant selection: No Zanchou Chicken, no quality sushi spots, El Pollo Loco, Tommy's, In N Out (but building their first one soon 6 hours away), no quality Pho/Indian/Thai spots, etc. Basically it's all BBQ joints, Dairy Queens and Whataburgers...all fast food spots, that's why everyone's fat. You don't see a lot of joggers in the streets.
Weather is pretty bad. I'm used to the 70 degree LA weather and some 90-100 degrees, here and there. But add humidity and a slight typhoon, it's like being in the Philippines.
Cash/carry, CCW and all the toys are easy access. The only downfall is you suddenly run out of ammo with 30+ round mags.
If you move out to another state and leaving your parents/neices/nephews behind, then it'll get tougher because you'll have to start all over.


Yes, it does feel good to shoot in 30 acre land...but you'll miss that CA feeling.

As for gun shows, the prices will still add a new hole in your bum for a Yugo AK with no bullet button.

high_lander
07-17-2010, 1:09 PM
two more weeks until I make my break for freedom. Condo closes on the 27th, wife flies out and closes the TX house on the 28th, and I drive out the 29th.

ArkinDomino
07-17-2010, 3:56 PM
I'd rather carry my G19 or my AR (w/ 30 rounder and no BB) but I just can't leave CA.

Turbinator
07-17-2010, 3:58 PM
How's Oregon fare on the restaurant list? I would imagine Portland is pretty well diverse.

Turby

Grumpyoldretiredcop
07-17-2010, 7:09 PM
Dear Vin496,

I hate you. Well, no, really, I guess I don't. Have fun end enjoy freedom. Just watch out for those Texas twisters. :D

Milsurp Collector
07-17-2010, 10:59 PM
How's Oregon fare on the restaurant list? I would imagine Portland is pretty well diverse.

Turby

I live not far from Portland, which has an active restaurant scene, especially in the Pearl District part of downtown.

http://www.oregonlive.com/diner-2010/index.ssf
http://www.urbanspoon.com/c/24/Portland-restaurants.html

Portland is the microbrewery capital of the country http://travel.nytimes.com/2006/01/13/travel/escapes/13beer.html

Oregon wine country produces world-class pinot noir http://www.oregonwine.org/Home/

Nice.. based on that, plus the cooler weather, OR sounds pretty good!

Turby


We had a nice day today, July 17. High today was 76, low 48. I took this picture from my driveway today. There is a blueberry farm across the street, and a vineyard up the street.

http://i25.tinypic.com/66x1sh.jpg

This beach is less than 45 minutes away

http://www.dl-digital.com/images/Travel-Oregon/v15--cannonbeach-coastline-print2-Bstamp2.jpg

The Oregon Constitution has a right to bear arms specifically for self-defense

Section 27. Right to bear arms; military subordinate to civil power. The people shall have the right to bear arms for the defence [sic] of themselves, and the State, but the Military shall be kept in strict subordination to the civil power[.]


No "assault weapon" or .50 BMG ban
No magazine capacity limits
Full auto, short barrel rifles, and suppressors are legal (subject to the usual NFA regulations)

n4_EVJ4q52o&rel=0


"Shall issue" concealed weapon permits
Loaded open carry is legal and requires no permit, except in a few cities. Loaded open or concealed carry legal in those cities with the "shall issue" CCW
No 10-day waiting period
No 1-per-month handgun purchase limit
No "safe handgun" roster
No Handgun Safety Certificate
No sales restrictions/hassles with handgun ammo


I will admit that Texas has hotter women, hotter weather, and more rattlesnakes. :D But California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas have the common problem of being border states, and bear the brunt of the impact of illegal immigration.

Oh, and no sales tax in Oregon. :)

Buddhabelly
07-18-2010, 3:32 PM
The Pacific Northwest is very appealing. My wife loves Portland, I like it. I love Seattle and would move there in a second.

Except for the 300+ days of rain.

Portland is not as much, but figure on 250+ days or rain, drizzle or overcast.

Like I said, at the end of the day, gun rights is 1 of many things in the quality of life overall picture. And the other factors far outweight it for me. I'm staying here and I love CA.


I live not far from Portland, which has an active restaurant scene, especially in the Pearl District part of downtown.

http://www.oregonlive.com/diner-2010/index.ssf
http://www.urbanspoon.com/c/24/Portland-restaurants.html

Portland is the microbrewery capital of the country http://travel.nytimes.com/2006/01/13/travel/escapes/13beer.html

Oregon wine country produces world-class pinot noir http://www.oregonwine.org/Home/




We had a nice day today, July 17. High today was 76, low 48. I took this picture from my driveway today. There is a blueberry farm across the street, and a vineyard up the street.

http://i25.tinypic.com/66x1sh.jpg

This beach is less than 45 minutes away

http://www.dl-digital.com/images/Travel-Oregon/v15--cannonbeach-coastline-print2-Bstamp2.jpg

The Oregon Constitution has a right to bear arms specifically for self-defense




No "assault weapon" or .50 BMG ban
No magazine capacity limits
Full auto, short barrel rifles, and suppressors are legal (subject to the usual NFA regulations)

n4_EVJ4q52o&rel=0


"Shall issue" concealed weapon permits
Loaded open carry is legal and requires no permit, except in a few cities. Loaded open or concealed carry legal in those cities with the "shall issue" CCW
No 10-day waiting period
No 1-per-month handgun purchase limit
No "safe handgun" roster
No Handgun Safety Certificate
No sales restrictions/hassles with handgun ammo


I will admit that Texas has hotter women, hotter weather, and more rattlesnakes. :D But California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas have the common problem of being border states, and bear the brunt of the impact of illegal immigration.

Oh, and no sales tax in Oregon. :)

Milsurp Collector
07-18-2010, 3:40 PM
Portland is not as much, but figure on 250+ days or rain, drizzle or overcast.



Not quite, 222 days ;) http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/htmlfiles/westcomp.ovc.html

Southern and eastern Oregon are drier and sunnier than Portland.

The rain is what keeps things green here, even in the summer when everything has turned brown (and ready to become a wildfire) in Southern California.

Buddhabelly
07-18-2010, 6:05 PM
Hahaha, I was rounding up. :D

Like I said, I like Portland a lot, love Seattle. No sales tax in Oregon doesn't hurt either.

Not quite, 222 days ;) http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/htmlfiles/westcomp.ovc.html

Southern and eastern Oregon are drier and sunnier than Portland.

The rain is what keeps things green here, even in the summer when everything has turned brown (and ready to become a wildfire) in Southern California.