Skip to comments.Gun Vanity: Ruger SR1911, before leaving Connecticut
Posted on 04/04/2013 11:21:42 AM PDT by DTogo
Looking at the Ruger SR1911 - while it's (still) legal here in CT.
Would also welcome knowledgable/experienced FReeper input on relocation options for those able to leave Connecticut.
Preferably somewhere warmer, but not sweltering, family/tax/gun friendly, with some elbow room to enjoy life. Overseas is not off the table.
Texas is like a whole nother country. A free one at that.
And still, you live in California...
Come to Colorado and help us turn the state Red again.
Florida. except a 1911, as a carry, would be uncomfortable.
If you want open space and low humidity, you need to pick some state west of the Rockies. Utah is beautiful and 27 out of 28 of their sheriff’s have signed on to protect the 2A. The Mormons are decent folks and will leave you alone.
Yes. I know. Sadly, the only way I can leave at this time is to walk away from an upside down (thanks to the liberals) mortgage. Cannot do that. Well, may be forced to eventually.
I’m partial to the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina.
Utah’s nice, but a bit crowded.
It's all in the holster.
You simply can’t beat Oklahoma for people. Summer is too hot, winter is too cold, spring is too cold and too hot, fall is perfect. Friendly to gun owners. Reddest state in the Union (all 77 counties have vote R in the last three Presidential elections) Let’s see.... We have college football and the OKC Thunder. Kansas City and Dallas are close. Low cost of living, low crime, low traffic. It’s just a good place to live.
Me too. Exactly.
I am certain that ALOT of other states would welcome you w/ OPEN Arms, BUT PLEASE leave CT and N/E “Ideas” and “ways” of doing things in CT and the N/E. Re-Locate and Learn the “ways” of your new location.
I second Texas. I don’t live there, but if I wouldn’t mind.
Pinging CT FReepers, some interesting ideas may come up here.
Documentation File on the negative impact of the Obamanation Counterculture on America.
We are looking too, planning our move next year. I just want heat, guns, and zero state income tax. Texas has lost the cities to Cali, so that is a no. We are thinking Arizona. I would love to live on the Gulf coast, but the crime rates are through the roof. I still think we should colonize Cuba. But I love heat. Washington State is looking like a serious contender as well. Utah and Idaho are too chilly for us after such a long long winter. Keep us posted on what you find.
Less about carry and more about target & home defense.
My better half is suggesting Texas, even though neither of us have lived there before! And I too keep telling my family in SoCal to get out while they can. :)
Everything is cheaper except sales tax, and there's no income tax. Business is exploding, the housing market is half the price of CT for the same or better amenities, and people are generally very conservative as well as tolerant.
Our governor seems a little kooky sometimes, but he minds Texas business and he's the opposite of Malloy. The roads are designed by people with brains and finished in a year instead of 10 years, and the amount of open space is mind-boggling.
It snowed last Christmas. Texas has reciprocal pistol permit laws.
Do it! Send me a FReepmail if you want more detailed info.
Good News! We have invented Air Conditioning and learned to ice down the beer before serving.
Come on down. Bring a snow shovel with you. You can mount it on the side of the garage and your neighbors will ask what that is.
If you really want to get them laughing, bring out the 8 hp track-drive snow blower and tell them what you paid for it.
My “ideas” and “ways” are foreign to CT and the N/E to begin with, which is why I need to get out.
Have applied for a teaching job in Grove. Retire from MO and live on Grad Lake...sounds good!
the Ozarks are great...just don’t tell anyone.
A friend is investigating Belize next week...
Some places are just so hot that you can't enjoy being outside, and I'd rather not spend nice (but sweltering) days inside with the A/C on. Been there, done that elsewhere...
May I suggest a visit to meet some FReepers from different parts of the state all in one place?
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The date for the 8th Annual TCMS shoot will be June 8th, 2013 and will be held at Dietz Gun Shop and Shooting Range, in New Braunfels, TX.
We also have swimmin’ pools.
Some folks don’t notice the sweat when underwater.
I understand. I’ve bounced around a few different places but there is lot to Texas to make it “home”.
Grove is nice from what I recall. I live in Tulsa.
I’ve heard that NE Texas is nice
I live in Central Texas near Hill Country. I love the freedom I feel here, but the heat is real bad 4 months out of the year.
If I were not here, I would probably want to move to Northern Arizona or Idaho.
I have been to Arizona and love it there. I have never been to Idaho, but I have heard a lot of great things about it.
How do you like your SR1911? It looks like a very nice pistol.
I don’t live there anymore, but Reno NV has low taxes, the summers are warm, but not sweltering. The winters are somewhat chilly in the morning, but the low humidity seems to have a good effect on old joints. Real Estate is dirt cheap now. I also like Eastern Washington around Spokane. It is several degrees cooler than Reno, no state income tax, property taxes about average.
I know what you are saying about crime rates, but you should try to research based on locality and not the whole state. For example, NV ranks seventh highest in violent crime for the 59 states. If you take out Clark County the rest of the state would rank down near the bottom. Fortunately, there are three hundred miles of desert between Vegas and the rest of the state.
The late author and newspaper columnist Lewis Grizzard (native of Georgia) had a great comment addressing your point, and I paraphrase:
“We don’t mind you Yankees moving down here....There’s just one thing we ask...don’t tell us how you used to do things back in Cleveland. We don’t care. If you like it so much up there, I’ve got news for you. Delta is ready when you are!”
Accordingly, all disaffected Easterners are encouraged to visit on your way through to live somewhere else.
No guaranteed right to own a gun in Belize.
I would suggest AZ, but the place has gotten so watered down with New England transplants we have more Dem reps than GOP. I have no representative...I have a Dem who’s a self-described radical prog who’s bisexual. The Stupid Party got rolled by the Dems on the redistricting commission.
You have those tornado things there.
It should be if you intend to take your firearms.......
While a number of countries claim to approve of firearm ownership, you might be better off trying to obtain a CPL in Chicago........
I'd avoid central and south America like the plague, with the exception of Panama and Belize. All the rest are falling to drug lords, drug trafficing and kidnappings.......
If you're interested in Honduras, my brother-in-law has 15 acres with 400 ft. of ocean frontage along the coast in Trujillo for sale..........
Skiatook is a nice area. I’m not familiar with East Gate Baptist. I’m glad you got to enjoy some Charlie’s Chicken. Hm, it’s been too long since I’ve had me some chunks.
Florida panhandle. Money’s where my mouth is: Moving there myself this year.
Yeah. It’s not a place for weaklings. Actually, I’ve never seen a tornado. That’s not to say they’re uncommon. Make no mistakes, and don’t let anyone deceive you. The weather here stinks.
Would love to take a look at Idaho myself, but the better half wants warmer weather.
You can come to Texas as long as you leave any and all liberal ideas behind. Oh BTW, bring more water.
FReepmail me about the 15 acres if you'd like, but as you said, most countries down there are pretty dangerous.