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Wife went to get her hair cut and permed at Wally World. That was a bad thing. I had too much time on my hands and too much $ left from the last gunshow. Went to check on the ARs that Wally World has been getting for the last foew months. All there guns were on sale over the Thankgiving holidays for 20% off, but I missed that. Anyway the DPMS guns were sold out at the time. However the saleslady played me like a fish. She said the new shipment came with much lower prices. The price really looked good at 617.00+. All the Bushmasters and Colts were 8 bills and up. Sold on the cheap one.

Nothing fancy. Just a flatop with no sights, 16" carbine barrel with flash hider, M4gery type configuration, collapsible stock, and 25 round mag. Doesn't even have the ejection port cover on it. Already had the scope and rings at home. Range report later today, I hope.

 

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Now the ar fun begins.
Well, it's more like I needed a cheaper gun to use as a beater. I had several ARs before the first AWB. Colts, Oly Arms, Bushmaster. Even had an original H&K 91. Sold Sold most of them for a hefty profit during the AWB. At least I was not supid enough to sell my best looking Colt SP1, late 70s vintage. Howver, it spends most of it's time as a safe queen. I mostly shoot beater AKs. I like them better. Even got a beater Fed Arms 91 to replace my sorely missed H&K 91.

Gott to the point now where I cannot see well enough to use the iron peepers on the ARs and the AKs are getting hard to see too. The Fed Arms 91 had scope mounts, so I use it a bit. It is heavy and .308s ain't cheap. Thought I would give this one a try now that the prices have dropped. Well, they are lower than they were, but it still cost me twice what I paid for my old Colst Sporter back in the old days.

I will probably use the DPMS as a beater around the rancho here for shooting pests in the yard. The [email protected] javelinas have been very regular this fall cause of a high yield of acorns. Can also use it to take along when we go clear brush lines at the other rancho about 40 miles south of here and only 50 miles from the border. Alot of traffic in illegals there and coyotes. The 4 and 2 legged kind. The 2 legged ones tend to be armed. And if ya have to call the "Migra" or 911, it ain't gonna happen cause there is no cell service in the brush.:D
 

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shoot 'em up!

Playing in the desert not far from the border huh? Gonna tangle with a coyote walking across with his clients? I'd pass on that.
 

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Playing in the desert not far from the border huh? Gonna tangle with a coyote walking across with his clients? I'd pass on that.
Well, we are not in the desert, mostly mesquite brush. However, this county has a major problem with that sort of thing. There is a border patrol checkpoint 9 miles south of here where one of only 2 highways bottlenecks @ 60 miles to the south. So, there are is alot of activity around the area. Alot of illegals are dropped off before the checkpoint and try to walk around through the brush to be picked up when they get near the city.

Friend of mine called Saturday. Said his brother had called from a hunting camp they have @ 12 miles S.W. of the city. He was skinning a buck Friday afternoon and saw movement along a fencline near their cabinn. He said he had seen 3 coyotes of the 2 legged variety, all armed with AKs. They were leading a group of illegals through the brush. He estimated that there were more than 50. All had backpacks on. They were probably "mules." The guy was freaked out and locked himself in the cabin and loaded an SKS that they keep ou ther for that sorta thing. He called the "Migra" and the brother to go out there cause he was alone.

I have been approached out here several times by groups of illegals out here several times. Only a few groups have been "pushy" in their attempts to approach me even afer I warned them in English and Spanish to stay away. They did not seem fearful of our 5 big dogs. However, they did not advance further after being made aware that I was armed. Border patrol comes out if I call them, but it is hard for them to track anyone in the brush around here.
 

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Well, we are not in the desert, mostly mesquite brush. However, this county has a major problem with that sort of thing. There is a border patrol checkpoint 9 miles south of here where one of only 2 highways bottlenecks @ 60 miles to the south. So, there are is alot of activity around the area. Alot of illegals are dropped off before the checkpoint and try to walk around through the brush to be picked up when they get near the city.

Friend of mine called Saturday. Said his brother had called from a hunting camp they have @ 12 miles S.W. of the city. He was skinning a buck Friday afternoon and saw movement along a fencline near their cabinn. He said he had seen 3 coyotes of the 2 legged variety, all armed with AKs. They were leading a group of illegals through the brush. He estimated that there were more than 50. All had backpacks on. They were probably "mules." The guy was freaked out and locked himself in the cabin and loaded an SKS that they keep ou ther for that sorta thing. He called the "Migra" and the brother to go out there cause he was alone.

I have been approached out here several times by groups of illegals out here several times. Only a few groups have been "pushy" in their attempts to approach me even afer I warned them in English and Spanish to stay away. They did not seem fearful of our 5 big dogs. However, they did not advance further after being made aware that I was armed. Border patrol comes out if I call them, but it is hard for them to track anyone in the brush around here.
When I lived in Arizona, I'd walk or bike through the desert near my house not far from the border. I've seen and encountered Mexicans who were on their way north from the border after crossing over from their country. It happens frequently if you spend any real time out there off the main roads. I've seen them dart across the roads too, after seeing the coast was clear of vehicles. As for those traveling with automatic weapons? I'd still just not confront them. Border patrol can and does track these kinds of people. I do not know why they sometimes just do not round them up. These types of border crossings are very very common though. drug cartels are known to own national parks in Arizona too, for the purpose of doing business. Narc cops I have spoken to say they are unable to control that. I find that unbelievable, given all the technology and other resources they have. But those are the real bad asses, not the coyotes who escort their clients through the desert.
 

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Yeah, problem is that there is a mix of criminals with the illegals now and ya can't tell them apart.
 
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