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  1. #1
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    Default Moving to the Harrisburg area

    My wife is taking a new position in Harrisburg, so weíll be moving somewhere in that vicinity after January. I probably wonít make it up there until March. We are from the MS Delta so Iím sure it will be an adjustment. Iím a retired welding instructor, and currently manage Bills Custom Automatics in Shelby, MS. The shop specializes in custom 1911ís, custom bolt guns, and custom ARís. I will be looking for work when I arrive. Iím also an avid hunter/shooter. I would love to make some contacts in the area. Thanks in advance, and I look forward to our new endeavor!

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    Default Re: Moving to the Harrisburg area

    Welcome to PAFOA!

    Pa will be a bit of culture shock to you after the south.

    Y'all is Yinz in western Pa, and soda is pop

    College football is about 1/3 as important as the NFL.

    Open carry is normal.

    About 10% of the population has a License to carry Firearms (CCW OR CARRY PERMIT)

    read the stickies, don't shop at Dicks, and vote conservative.
    American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE

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    Default Re: Moving to the Harrisburg area

    Thanks, I love college football, (NFL is pissing me off with the kneeling)! I have a CCW now and plan on getting one when I get there. I always carry concealed unless in the woods. Oh, I always vote conservative! lol

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    Default Re: Moving to the Harrisburg area

    Hi John! Welcome to PA and PAFOA!

    PA (especially rural PA) is very gun friendly. The cities, not so much.

    There are a lot of nice areas not too far from Harrisburg to settle in.

    This forum is THE BEST place to find info on PA firearms law, dishes made with bacon, and gay storm troopers.

    Set your sarcasm meter to 11 and enjoy the ride.




    PS- In PA it's a LTCF (License to Carry Firearms) Calling it a CCW here is a major faux pas.

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    Default Re: Moving to the Harrisburg area

    We don't have grits up here, but we do have scrapple. You also don't have to worry about getting mud in your tires up here.
    Rules are written in the stone,
    Break the rules and you get no bones,
    all you get is ridicule, laughter,
    and a trip to the house of pain.

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    Default Re: Moving to the Harrisburg area

    'Squiters aren't as bad here as they are down there and I don't think it's as hot and humid either, though we do get heat and humidity, just not as bad. POOFA people are cool, people you encounter on the street maybe, maybe not, we do have a lot of assholes here but not as many or as bad as New Jersey. Welcome to PA and POOFA, I hope you enjoy your stay.
    I see stupid people, they're everywhere, they don't even know they're stupid

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    Default Re: Moving to the Harrisburg area

    Haha, mud is something we have plenty of when hunting!

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    Default Re: Moving to the Harrisburg area

    Quote Originally Posted by John R. View Post
    Haha, mud is something we have plenty of when hunting!
    Up in these parts mud grips are called snow tires! Likely your biggest adjustment will be that it gets quite a bit cooler here and snow is common in Winter so you will have to refine your driving skills in that area. The second biggest adjustment is that folks up here are not as polite as folks down South, but depending on where you go, the difference is not real bad, except in cities and on the highway. We have a problem with NY and NJ invaders in particular so it will be nice to see a good MS family coming in.

    My brother used to live in Senatobia and worked at Lake Arkabutla. Are you in cotton country or the pines?
    Illegitimus non carborundum est

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    Default Re: Moving to the Harrisburg area

    Cotton country, although there is not as much being grown as it used to be. Iím about 1 hr 45 minutes from Senatobia.

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    Default Re: Moving to the Harrisburg area

    Be prepared for other drivers having a phone in their right hand and not moving when the light turns green.

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