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Gun Vanity: Ruger SR1911, before leaving Connecticut
Vanity ^ | April 4th, 2013 | DTogo

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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Miscellaneous; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; connecticut; guncontrol; moving; ruger; secondamendment; vanity
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To: DTogo
I moved from Fairfield County to the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) metroplex in 2011. The heat feels great on my old bones. The weather is much less humid than CT.

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.

21 posted on 04/04/2013 11:46:16 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: DTogo
Preferably somewhere warmer, but not sweltering

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.

22 posted on 04/04/2013 11:46:59 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: US Navy Vet

My “ideas” and “ways” are foreign to CT and the N/E to begin with, which is why I need to get out.


23 posted on 04/04/2013 11:47:49 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: demshateGod

Have applied for a teaching job in Grove. Retire from MO and live on Grad Lake...sounds good!


24 posted on 04/04/2013 11:48:18 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: DTogo

the Ozarks are great...just don’t tell anyone.


25 posted on 04/04/2013 11:48:49 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: momincombatboots
I don't mind cold winters and like to tease the Mrs about Montana or Idaho, but she wants less snow and more sun. Happy wife = happy life.

A friend is investigating Belize next week...

26 posted on 04/04/2013 11:50:49 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: thackney
Good News! We have invented Air Conditioning and learned to ice down the beer before serving.

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...

27 posted on 04/04/2013 11:54:27 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo
Coastal Virginia or North Carolina and Springfield XD 40. I like my Glock but love the XD.
Stay outside of the major cities even in these states and you'll wonder why you took so long to make the move.
28 posted on 04/04/2013 11:55:04 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: DTogo
My better half is suggesting Texas

May I suggest a visit to meet some FReepers from different parts of the state all in one place?

8th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot ~ Planning Thread
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2944780/posts

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.

29 posted on 04/04/2013 11:56:18 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: DTogo

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”.


30 posted on 04/04/2013 11:58:17 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: fungoking

Grove is nice from what I recall. I live in Tulsa.


31 posted on 04/04/2013 12:04:08 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: DTogo

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/04/04/study-what-are-the-most-least-free-states-in-the-united-states/


32 posted on 04/04/2013 12:06:53 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: DTogo

I’ve heard that NE Texas is nice


33 posted on 04/04/2013 12:21:23 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Slaving away so obama supporting deadbeats can play)
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To: big'ol_freeper

BTTT


34 posted on 04/04/2013 12:21:43 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: DTogo

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.


35 posted on 04/04/2013 12:23:48 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: momincombatboots

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.


36 posted on 04/04/2013 12:26:32 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: momincombatboots

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.


37 posted on 04/04/2013 12:31:18 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: US Navy Vet

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!”


38 posted on 04/04/2013 12:33:41 PM PDT by Cousin Eddie
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To: DTogo
Rural Southern Indiana is one of the greatest places on Earth. But so was New Hampshire, once.

Accordingly, all disaffected Easterners are encouraged to visit on your way through to live somewhere else.

39 posted on 04/04/2013 12:37:44 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: DTogo

No guaranteed right to own a gun in Belize.


40 posted on 04/04/2013 12:38:06 PM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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