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    New here, saying hi

    Hello ladies and gents.

    I'm new here. I grew up in Cochise Co, Arizona, and while I've visited and lived in some other places, I must like Cochise County because I'm still here.

    I'm not new to firearms, having been with and around firearms all of my life. I mostly open carry, but I do keep a valid Arizona CCW permit for occasions where open carry might cause a lot of sheep to hurt themselves trying to stampede the gate (in banks, a few area stores, and such as that).

    To me, carrying a sidearm isn't an event, it's just something I do, and have done most of my life. I open carried before Arizona became a shall-issue state back in the mid-1990's, and I still mostly open carry today. I've never had any trouble that came of it, but also realize that the world is ever changing. A CCW permit allows me to stay legally armed in some areas where open carry might not be readily accepted, so I keep it valid.

    Anyway, I found this site while looking for information on the .32 H&R mag, and it looks like an interesting site. A little reading turned up some interesting topics, so I figured I'd register. I've been an administrator on another hunting/shooting forum for about 8 or 9 years, so I'm familiar with forums like this.

    Hopefully I can learn a bit from y'all, and share a little information as well.

    :)

    Daryl

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    Hey Daryl, welcome! I lived for several years in various parts of PHX. I miss it a lot still, but have fallen in love with Colorado.
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    pcon,

    I lived in the Valley from about '89-'91. Too hot for me in Tucson or Phoenix, for sure.

    I love Colorado as well. My wife's from Beulah, about 30 miles west of Pueblo, and I have a high school buddy who's in Peyton, just east of Colorado Springs (off of Hwy 94 I think it is?). I've hunted quite a bit in the SW corner, as well as the area around Salida, and south of there in the general area of Saguache. In fact, another friend of mine is an outfitter located in Maffat. My wife and I had our honeymoon near Glenwood Springs, and the trip and stay were mighty appealing.

    But, I still prefer SE Arizona for a place to live. There isn't as much snow to deal with in the winter, and summertime temps are usually dampened by the monsoon rains that we're getting now.

    If we ever change locations, I'm pretty sure my wife will want to move home. Can't say I'd mind Colorado on a permanant basis either; it's a mighty fine state!

    Daryl

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    Thanks all for the fine welcomes.

    PatrioticRick,

    Now what's that picture of? Mighty purdy, for sure.

    Here's some of my country, where Geronimo hid out from the US cavalry, and I think Ringo (of Tombstone fame) was found shot in Turkey Creek, which is a few miles behind me in the picture. I shot a bear many years ago in the bottom of this canyon. Called it in with a mouth blown predator call.

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