Never been in the Northwest but have not lived here long.Yes the 953 is fun to shoot as it is accurate. Would be nice if it was about 100 fps faster. Sure there are more of us. Maybe your post will bring them out.
I have in-laws in Arkansas I visit about once a year. South of you near Glennwood (north of Arkadelphia ). Pretty country.
Just curious if any Arkansas members.Umarex is 45 minutes south of me, Daisy is 20 minutes north of me..........you would think this would be a little hot bed for airguns.........I'm thinking I'm the only person in the state that shoots airguns. lol!