Thursday, February 14, 2008

Overheard on the porch...

Me: "And do you know what they have in Indianapolis?"

Gunsmith Bob: "Millions of Yankees?"

Me: "I was going to say 'A really whamdidgeous gun show'."

18 comments:

Curtis Lowe said...

And one of the better concealed carry laws. Yhey offer lifetime licenses, you can carry at 18 and on college campuses...

Anonymous said...

Also...snow and flat land. You have, of course, checked out the firearms legislation.

One thing, though: lots of good beers, many created locally. A whole new world of sampling awaits.

You could start here:
http://www.brewersofindianaguild.com/

Best wishes with the move, and look forward to an early resumption of VFTP-but maybe you'll have to change that name too.

Curtis Lowe said...

Yhey = They. Duh.

Joseph said...

As for the college campus carry, that's a no no as far as the campuses are concerned, its not against the law, but you'll get escorted off the premises at the very least. I know, I work at the largest in the state.

As for the gun show, meh. Last one I went to was pretty lame compared to what they once were, I think the interwebz killed the gun show.

Ahab said...

Oh yeah, the Indy 1500 is pretty awesome. I usually go once or twice a year and I always end up spending some money.

Anonymous said...

The Indy 1500 is decent, not great, but simply decent. Tam will be frustrated by the low number of premier S&W's. That's why I like the Louisville show. It has a higher level of older, premier lever revolvers. Of course, it's techically out of state, so bring an FFL.

All The Best,
Frank W. James

Rob said...

"Millions of Yankees", ha!. What Yankees there are here are later-day immigrants. The old joke goes that a Hoosier is just a Kentuckian or Tennessean that ran out of gas on the way to get a job in Detroit. It ain't far from the truth...

Ahab said...

Yeah, I meant to mention that Indiana is often referred to as The South of the North.

Dr. StrangeGun said...

... and a 6 hour drive goes by fast in the mornings...

Curtis Lowe said...

"As for the college campus carry, that's a no no ...you'll get escorted off the premises at the very least."

-How'r they gonna know if its "concealed"?

OA said...

Hey, at least now your accent won't sound out of place.






Wow...that was cruel.

Jeff said...

Enjoy it! I miss it a lot. The gun shows out in Vegas are horrible. The Indy show is almost as big as SHOT.

Mark Alger said...

I feel bound to point out that, in fact, the Mason-Dixon line is at 39 deg, 43 min North, whereas Indy is at 39 deg, 46.5 min North -- practically on the border. Hardly Yankee territory.

(And Cincinnati is actually at 39 deg, 8 min, or SOUTH of the line.)

M

Rob said...

Ooohhh, and wait `til you start getting the $1-off reminder postcards from the Indy 1500!

Anonymous said...

1500 was so packed last month, you couldn't walk the aisles, let alone get close to the tables.

Good knives and books from Michael Z. Willamson, though. (or Williamsom according to the side of the dust jacket on his latest book.)

Grumpyunk said...

Nice to hear you're moving up here to Indiana. Wave at mile marker 50 as you head north. I'll watch for you.

Frank said...

Tam, that's cool you're moving north to Indy. The 1500 is usually pretty decent, depending on what you're looking for - ammo was very expensive at January's show, very little .223 and 5.56 NATO.

I do think you'll like it here. Whereabouts will the new porch be?

Frank said...

Duh. I should have read further down. Broad Ripple is nice, though a little crowded for me. I don't live too far from there, we (wifey, myself and two cats) live a little to the northwest, just above New Augusta. One thing, roads, and everything else can sometimes get icy in the winter, be careful with the Zed 3! If Roberta shoots at Marion County Fish and Game down in Speedway, I'll prolly run in to you sooner or later.