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A (new) Floridian re-tread

Post by Sixerfixer » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:54 pm

Greetings, y'all.

Newbie on the site. I've moved back to the Ft. Lauderdale area after 40 years away in Nuevo Mexico.

My, how things have changed. I'm counting on the FSN to help with easing my way back into becoming another Friendly Floridian (with firearms) yet again.

Except, of course, on I-95 where it's still every man for himself. At least, that hasn't changed...

Have a penchant for both handguns (old and new) and long guns, especially lever actions.

Later, gators.
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Re: A (new) Floridian re-tread

Post by Nicolas » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:32 am

Welcome to FSN

I'm sure many members will be happy to talk about the good ol'days [smilie=011.gif]

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Re: A (new) Floridian re-tread

Post by deathpriest » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:33 am

Welcome back.
Markham Park is still open in the area, cheap to shoot. The catch, you might have to deal with strict ROs.
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Re: A (new) Floridian re-tread

Post by 870Mike » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:03 pm

Welcome to the jungle! =:bye [smilie=042.gif]

Doing my time here trying desperately to get back to NM...

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Re: A (new) Floridian re-tread

Post by Sixerfixer » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:26 pm

Mike,

I hear ya, babe. That pic, though, definitely ain't the Q or Californication Norte (Santa Fe) -- looks like it might be Las Cruces, no?
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Re: A (new) Floridian re-tread

Post by 870Mike » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:56 pm

Sixerfixer wrote:Mike,

I hear ya, babe. That pic, though, definitely ain't the Q or Californication Norte (Santa Fe) -- looks like it might be Las Cruces, no?
Yes, Las Cruces. Counting the days...

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Re: A (new) Floridian re-tread

Post by George W » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:05 pm

870Mike wrote:Welcome to the jungle! =:bye [smilie=042.gif]

Doing my time here trying desperately to get back to NM...
Damned sure not planning to retire in Florida and head west myself. I'd be happy with a place around Magdelena or Sandia Park. Out far enough to forget people exist, yet close enough to a Wally World for supplies.
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Re: A (new) Floridian re-tread

Post by 870Mike » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:37 pm

My houses are in LC, but looking to move to Hillsboro. About 45 mins. out.

Here's one example: $359k for house + 50 ac.

http://www.landsofnewmexico.com/propert ... 42/2978167

$425k house/barn + 60ac. abutting 50k ac. public land

http://newmexicoranchcommunity.com/sout ... k-ranch-2/
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Post by George W » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:18 pm

I spent a lot of time in LC back in the early 90's. Really nice parts of town up in the hills. I was kind of surprised that they had such a large Jewish community there. I got adopted by a family for Thanksgiving one year.

While I really like LC, it is too close to the border for me.
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Re: A (new) Floridian re-tread

Post by 870Mike » Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:08 pm

George W wrote:While I really like LC, it is too close to the border for me.
That (El Paso corridor) is the most heavily guarded segment of the border in the nation. We have no illegals or smuggling issues whatsoever due to the permanent USCBP roadblocks outside of LC on I-10 & I-25.

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You also have to make it through 60 miles of this to get to us:

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Post by George W » Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:45 pm

870Mike wrote:
George W wrote:While I really like LC, it is too close to the border for me.
That (El Paso corridor) is the most heavily guarded segment of the border in the nation. We have no illegals or smuggling issues whatsoever due to the permanent USCBP roadblocks outside of LC on I-10 & I-25.

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You also have to make it through 60 miles of this to get to us:

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That's funny that you posted a picture of that border crossing. I went through it a few years ago. Ahead of me, there was a white F150 with a bunch of furniture in the back. It had Mexico plates. Only the driver was in the cab. He was waved through in a few seconds. I got the 3rd degree (where are you going? What is your purpose?) After I was cleared to go, I saw that same F150 pulled off the side of the road about 5 miles away. Plain as day, I watched a guy climbing out from under the furniture. The driver was still in the seat and another guy was getting in up front. It really made me feel like my tax dollars well spent. That border is as porous as a collander.

When I lived in El Paso (early 90's), I really loved the city. The border was wide open then. I remember standing on the bridge of Americas watching the crossings non-stop. It was comical watching guys run a ferry service with inner tubes back and forth.

It has been about 10 years since I spent any time in EP. It didn't feel anything like the city once was. Sure, Dyer Street was unchanged (shithole) but the rest of the city was completely overran with illegals. It made me sad.
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Re: A (new) Floridian re-tread

Post by Jonathanw » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:03 pm

Regarding the post above, During my time on the border(AZ), I actively saw hippy folk helping them out with "humanitarian aid" pretty much writing them notes of encouragement [smilie=014.gif]. Luckily we refilled our water supply with that aid they had on the drug trails [smilie=011.gif]

However Not even a wall would stop people coming in. To much money in the smuggling business(BILLIONS$$$) to not have inside people getting them in.

Good luck catching them on foot, [smilie=011.gif] they are the fastest people alive with 40 LBS of drugs on their back.


Welcome by the way OP [smilie=pdt_xtremez_30.gif]

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Re: A (new) Floridian re-tread

Post by 870Mike » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:30 pm

Homicides in Phoenix, 2015: 113
Homicides in San Diego, 2015: 83
Homicides in Juarez, 2015: 400+
Homicides in El Paso, 2015: 17

The El Paso/Las Cruces corridor is not overrun and is very safe, relative to the surrounding areas (Phoenix, Houston, Laredo, San Diego)
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