Any air gun fanatics in Albuquerque?



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Any air gun fanatics in Albuquerque?
« on: July 24, 2018, 02:45:03 AM »
Ladies and gents, just as the title says. Me and my family have been in the US for almost 3 years now and we have finally decided to purchase a house in this area. Our son is a student pilot in Abq., so we have decided to to buy us a decent abode in the Northwest area. We live 2 hours from Abq., btw, but we plan to relax there on weekends.

I am now a rimfire boy but right now I am snubbing my rimfires, lol! Have always been an airgun proponent, lol again!
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Re: Any air gun fanatics in Albuquerque?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 08:03:02 PM »
Helo or Osprey pilot?
I am in the area but do not have an air rifle yet. (Got a scope though!) What do you have?
Do you have an place where you like to shoot?
Rio Rancho is a world away, in a way.
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 11:14:22 PM »
Hola, Rich! Oh, I see we share the same names, lol!

I am not familiar with Abq., but I often go to Calibers and shoot my powderburners when I am there.

I only have 2 airguns; a tricked out 1377 with Don Cothran parts and a 2400KT. My Don Cothran parts for it arrived today! They look fantastic!

I see that Abq. has some dive shops so I might get a pcp--that black BSA from PA looks promising and affordable!

P.S. My son flies light planes as of now.
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Re: Any air gun fanatics in Albuquerque?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2018, 12:08:45 AM »
Sounds great! Glad to speak with you. Let's see if some other folks are from around here. Still wondering about good places to pound air in this locale.
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Re: Any air gun fanatics in Albuquerque?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2018, 10:06:14 AM »
Gentlemen- click on the link in my signature and put your name there- you'll also be able to see any other airgunners in the region (or anywhere in the world).
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and some slingshots for when the pellets get low

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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2018, 10:32:01 AM »
Sir,
Thanks for the link! Entered.
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2018, 12:44:06 PM »
Thank you, Mr. Pete!
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Re: Any air gun fanatics in Albuquerque?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2018, 12:46:53 PM »
Rich, what is your son's/daughter's name (avatar)? Lol! I treat my mutt like my son, lol! His name is Barney:

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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2018, 04:44:18 PM »
3:54 second video I put together of her. Made 3 more dog videos. Our human son has his videos too!



Your avatar is a great shot of Barney! Trying to figure out; You probably put him on that table to shoot your blowgun. Does he like to stay out of the way when you shoot? Do you shoot slingshot?

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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2018, 10:24:34 PM »
Beautiful family, Rich!

I just put Barney there to pose with me, lol! He is not bothered when I am shooting airguns and blowguns, just stays on my side. I left him in the Philippines with my ma. Sure do miss him, sir!

I did play with slingshots when I was a kid, lol!
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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2018, 12:35:14 AM »
Thanks!
Guessing your mom enjoys Barney, so loveable. Well, you've got your son here, right?
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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2018, 11:34:46 AM »
Yes, they do take care of each other  ;D

Yes sir, human son is in Abq. right now and flying at this very moment!
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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2018, 11:54:10 AM »
A good day for it, course we get many sunny days here. Can be mighty windy in the spring however.

We got a refurbished Wii video game console to play this past week. Archery is about the most close to the shooting sports. It does have wind conditions and a moving target. Hoping our son gets a feel for it that way, as artificial as it is.

Thinking Barney's got the corgi blood in him.
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2018, 10:18:03 AM »
It sure is windy in NM, sir!

Have not tried archery but I may try it sometime. Always had this thing for primitive style weapons.

Lol, Barney is indeed a short dog! His ma had Pekingese blood, Rich.

Will be in Abq. tomorrow because the inspectors will be checking the house.
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Re: Any air gun fanatics in Albuquerque?
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2018, 10:27:08 PM »
Rich, we were able to embellish our humble abode last weekend.

It has 4 bedrooms, 3-car garage, 3 full restrooms, huge walk-in closets, etc..It is a 2-storey house and the neighborhood is very nice and decent.













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I measured it from the living room to the backyard and I have about 30 yards of shooting range  ;D

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Re: Any air gun fanatics in Albuquerque?
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2018, 12:31:39 AM »
That's great! Thanks for catching up with us.

If you decide to go precharged, Scuba Center of New Mexico on Menaul west of Wyoming NE has a quality compressor that can go well above 3000 psi. Stacey is the owner and the two employees who helped me were good too.

My EDgun is a little too percussive in our neighborhood with the lightweight tin pellets I am using, but have been shooting inside the house, out of an open, sliding glass door to the yard. And when a neighbor is mowing their lawn, I can shoot outside. I hope you can shoot to your heart's content at your place.
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« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2018, 12:37:34 AM »
Rich, we were in Rio Rancho a few times to haul some stuff. We could do a meet up sometime if you are not too busy, sir!

Take care!
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Re: Any air gun fanatics in Albuquerque?
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2019, 01:22:35 AM »
Rich sir, I will be going to our abode this coming Saturday.

You could come and visit me, or I could swing by your place, or we could meet anywhere you want to.

Lunch is on me but I would like to take a peek at your Edgun though, lol!
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