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So out of curiosity, where would the good gun clubs be? I mean, I get that you don't need to go to a club to shoot (and that's soooo awesome), but for things like IPSC/IDPA/USPSA, who has the most/best matches?  We're always dying for more matches up here, but they fill instantly when they do come up, and covid certainly hasn't helped that, and with the AR ban in full swing, we don't even have the 3 gun options, anything long gun is PCC, and my shotty hasn't seen action in forever lol.  

It's funny, I've never seen the use of IDPA up here because we can't carry, but maybe I'll sign up and start some of that, I have a nice sig legion and a custom holster from andrews custom leather (that guy is so so nice!!!) that I bought on a whim... 

As well, where are the good gun shops, the ones with the cool stuff? 🙂

 

Lots of regulations I'm wading through as to the legality of gun ownership for me, but seems to be once I'm a permanent resident, I should be good, maybe a little extra paperwork.  Oh that reminds me, what are the restrictions on full auto and silencers?  Obviously those are 100% banned here, and I've never even shot anything full auto (tough enough hitting things with semi!), but besides doing the paperwork and paying the tax stamp, are there other considerations for getting them?  I guess I'm asking...when can I get me an M60 with a silencer, custom stippling and 50x sniper scope?  lol.  

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Bud's Gun in Sevierville is suppose to be biggest gun shop in TN and has an attached range. I have bought a  couple of guns from them. Smoky Mountain Knife Works is next door and has a large gun area and a lot of neat knives. Lots of smaller shops depending on where you land. I'm about 90 minutes from Bud's and try to make it down a couple of times a year. It is a good place to take liberals just to see their head explode from the long guns out on the floor that you can pick up and look at. Handguns are behind the counter or in cases, too easy to walk away so you have to ask to handle them.

Full auto and suppressors are federally controlled and require a federal license per item and take 6 months plus to get one.

 

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1 hour ago, Jeb48 said:

Bud's Gun in Sevierville is suppose to be biggest gun shop in TN and has an attached range. I have bought a  couple of guns from them. Smoky Mountain Knife Works is next door and has a large gun area and a lot of neat knives. Lots of smaller shops depending on where you land. I'm about 90 minutes from Bud's and try to make it down a couple of times a year. It is a good place to take liberals just to see their head explode from the long guns out on the floor that you can pick up and look at. Handguns are behind the counter or in cases, too easy to walk away so you have to ask to handle them.

Full auto and suppressors are federally controlled and require a federal license per item and take 6 months plus to get one.

 

Hickock mentions them a lot, makes sense they're in the state.  

We have a few larger gun stores here, local one has a LOT in stock, but it's hidden in the back end of an almost vacant mall, next to a vacant lot, with stickers completely covering all the windows like an 80's strip club.  I'll have to mark bud's on the map and see what property looks like around there.  Thanks!! 

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Went down one time to hear Hickock and his son talk and shake hands. great pair of guys.

He had a autographed target with him and said he would give it to this you man in the audience if he could answer one question to prove he was a fan.

How far away is the 80 yard gong on his range?

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What will keep TN a great state is the refugees not voting in the same high cost social programs and policies that they are fleeing from.

Don't move here and then vote for that  same stupid sh*t here.

Thanks for sharing the gun policies of Canada, yes, you would like it here.

Note: Nashville and Memphis have the same problems as most metro areas, if I worked there, I'd commute up to an hour in.

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15 hours ago, Jeb48 said:

Went down one time to hear Hickock and his son talk and shake hands. great pair of guys.

He had a autographed target with him and said he would give it to this you man in the audience if he could answer one question to prove he was a fan.

How far away is the 80 yard gong on his range?

Well that depends on whether you take into account the Kentucky windage...duh!  

 

 

*how tall are those guys anyway?  A 1911 looks like a kid's toy in his hands, and I can barely reach the mag release lol. 

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5 hours ago, A.J. Holst said:

What will keep TN a great state is the refugees not voting in the same high cost social programs and policies that they are fleeing from.

Don't move here and then vote for that  same stupid sh*t here.

Thanks for sharing the gun policies of Canada, yes, you would like it here.

Note: Nashville and Memphis have the same problems as most metro areas, if I worked there, I'd commute up to an hour in.

Was pretty clear that I don't understand why anyone would move away from a place where politics made it uninhabitable, and then vote for those same policies in the new place.

I'm not as partisan as people I know in the US.  I don't blindly follow a party if/when they start going insane.  Currently the only party making any sense at all is Republican, but you also get guys like the Texas governor reciting liberal talking points.  Up here the conservative party is chock full of red cons (that's what we call a liberal acting as a conservative, our liberals are red).  I wouldn't vote for a guy that just wears the badge, I want to know what his policies really are, what he/she would do if they were elected.  But again, right now the democrats are batc#### crazy.  Pelosi is insane, and a threat to democracy, but that's just my opinion. 😉 

That said, I definitely understand your concern.  I share it, as I am worried that Nashville will go full liberal, and they might have the voting power for the state.  Suddenly I'm right back in a socialist environment, and damn straight I don't want that.  Thing is, according to the immigration lawyer, they are only processing green cards from 2008, so I won't be able to vote for decades, I'm not in the game, so not a big concern.  Not so for NY or Cali migrants...  

I have to stress, we are leaving here because we are capitalists.  I like making money, I like making jobs, I like people that have pride in themselves and pride in their work.  I despise unions, all of them.  I was in the UAW for almost 20 years, and it's a cancer.  Up here in the 'great white north' people that don't live in the cities still work for their supper.  Sure, we don't mind helping someone who is really in need, I mean who doesn't, but just handing everything over to people who just don't want to work...that's crazy.  Unfortunately, people like me are a dying breed up here.  

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I can't imagine what you have described. Welcome to the forum and hopefully welcome to Tennessee soon.

True enough Nashville has gotten more liberal. I suspect the next mayor will not be with the show the current mayor has put on. Memphis is also very blue. otherwise, this is a very conservative state. Cookeville or Murfreesboro would be where I would look. Both are college towns and my biased opinion is Murfreesboro covers your needs better. Chattanooga is good too but with Nashville being the hub of the south I would stay close.

Internet is excellent around most mid to large cities here. I have ATT fiber optic business level here at the house. We had excellent for the time internet when I lived in Lafayette which is a very small town. Not sure how it is now.
Point being, most areas, even rural, have good internet access.

Outside of most cities, as long as you have room no one will bother your shooting. Best of luck. And be prepared for humid hot summers. 🥵

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Welcome to TGO, at this time Tennessee is still red, may be purple and then blue. Depends on if people wise up or not. I came from Mississippi and have always loved Tennessee as a vacation destination. I don't like cities, I currently reside in the smallest populated county in Tennessee at about 5,079 people. I can't imagine living in a country like you described. A lot of Americans have the same viewpoint as the guys/gals on TGO. I won't speak for them, but  I will say this. " I WILL NOT COMPLY", with any gun laws that are unconstitutional, they can take a hike. I hope you find a place that will meet your needs and you can find peace and quiet. Mac

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4 hours ago, papa61 said:

I can't imagine what you have described. Welcome to the forum and hopefully welcome to Tennessee soon.

True enough Nashville has gotten more liberal. I suspect the next mayor will not be with the show the current mayor has put on. Memphis is also very blue. otherwise, this is a very conservative state. Cookeville or Murfreesboro would be where I would look. Both are college towns and my biased opinion is Murfreesboro covers your needs better. Chattanooga is good too but with Nashville being the hub of the south I would stay close.

Internet is excellent around most mid to large cities here. I have ATT fiber optic business level here at the house. We had excellent for the time internet when I lived in Lafayette which is a very small town. Not sure how it is now.
Point being, most areas, even rural, have good internet access.

Outside of most cities, as long as you have room no one will bother your shooting. Best of luck. And be prepared for humid hot summers. 🥵

Will do.  My wife has been to several parts of tennessee so I throw names at her and she yays or nays it for scoping out when we can realistically spend a week actively viewing properties.  Kind of tricky in itself with all the coofid stuff, then the CAN/US relations not being the best.  Just feels like something is just about to pop somewhere, Weird times. 

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4 hours ago, Dirtshooter said:

Welcome to TGO, at this time Tennessee is still red, may be purple and then blue. Depends on if people wise up or not. I came from Mississippi and have always loved Tennessee as a vacation destination. I don't like cities, I currently reside in the smallest populated county in Tennessee at about 5,079 people. I can't imagine living in a country like you described. A lot of Americans have the same viewpoint as the guys/gals on TGO. I won't speak for them, but  I will say this. " I WILL NOT COMPLY", with any gun laws that are unconstitutional, they can take a hike. I hope you find a place that will meet your needs and you can find peace and quiet. Mac

80+ million patriots. Excellent odds, that's all I have to say. 

 

There's simply not enough people realistically ready/willing to conduct any type of active protest here. We're conditioned to be some of the nicest people in the whole world, and it's just not in our nature to question authority too much, it's simply not polite.  I feel bad for the fellow Canadians that feel as I do.  So many good people you'd feel safe leaving your kids with for the weekend. Those of us concerned with the lack of accountability by government, hypocrisy in the media, and erosion of good family values, but too far spread out and things like snitch lines coming to life.  It's one of those "are we really going to be the next venezuela?" 

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On 3/10/2021 at 3:31 PM, High Caliber said:

Beauty eh!

Take off Hoser. I'll give you a personally guided tour of EastTN for  two-four of Export. Gawd, its been a while since I had any of the good stuff....

Ontario? Forgive me if I missed it in the thread, kinda skimmed it once I saw you're from the great white north! Buffalo born and bred, moved down here about 5 years ago. 

Your description of the politics tells me you'll like it here. Though its getting purpler by the day... Chattanooga is a little bluer than Knox IMO, Nashville=big city. Not as big as Toronto, but all the same issues. Never been to Memphis.... for good reason.

Weather is a lot warmer, Nashville feels like the South. EastTN is like a really hot and really long summer. Gets nicer earlier, stays nicer longer. If you/wife likes gardening, you're in luck.

Internet=civilization. The more rural, the less access. Suburban areas are all wired for high speed (DSL or cable), fibre beginning to show in some places. Knox airport will get you to a hub, few direct flights around the SE. There are some smaller regional airports, but you'll be in a Cessna. You can drive to Atl-Hartfield in about 3-4 hrs, there are also shuttle/limo services that do airport runs. Nashville also has a large airport, is about 3-4 hrs from here. EastTN (Tricities, Jefferson County, etc.) Has some gorgeous Mountain views... I've seen cow pastures along I-40 with million dollar views, if thats your thing. Lots of lakes/water due to TVA dams.

I've been very happy with the move down here. If you can get over the border I'd say take a week and drive down. Was serious about the tour, I'd even settle for Golden. LOL!

 

- Kevin

 

 

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