Anyone Familiar with El Paso, TX?

10canyon5310canyon53 MemberPosts: 524 Senior Member
I normally don't take my EDC with me when I fly simply to avoid the hassle at the airport. However, this week I have to travel to El Paso for business and was wondering with it being on the Mexican border, would it be a good idea to go ahead and put up with the hassle? My CWFL is recognized by Texas, so that is not an issue and the laws appear to be very similar to those of Florida.....just have to brush up on the procedures for transport by air....
Any advice from those familiar with El Paso?
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,393 Senior Member
    Don't fall in love with a Mexican girl!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 524 Senior Member
    Not likely! :rotflmao: I have been married to the same woman for 25 years. When she turned 40 she asked if I was going to trade her in on two 20 year olds. My answer? "Heck no! I can't keep up with one 20 year old, two would kill me!"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    You mean, “North Juarez”?

    Go there quite often. I always carry a gun. Have never had a problem there. But, I know where to go and not to go. Like any place you visit on business, do your business and go home.

    El Paso is not a dangerous place when treated like any other city.

    Do NOT go to Juarez!!!!!! I repeat........
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 524 Senior Member
    My intent is to stay as far from the border as possible, but looking at Google Earth it appears that the job site I have to go to is only a few blocks from the border.....I have a hotel room booked near the University.

    Edit: Just looked at Google Earth again, the job site is literally 5 blocks from the border.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,337 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    You mean, “North Juarez”?

    Go there quite often. I always carry a gun. Have never had a problem there. But, I know where to go and not to go. Like any place you visit on business, do your business and go home.

    El Paso is not a dangerous place when treated like any other city.

    Do NOT go to Juarez!!!!!! I repeat........

    Zee is right on

    Spent several years there with the Military and go to visit my Son. The areas you shouldn't go to are obvious. Enjoy your time, see the sights, and you will love the food.

    We have a forum member or two that live nearby. Meet an old friend and enjoy a adult beverage or meal and tell lies about guns and hunts.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    You will be fine.

    There is is a nice brew house near the university. Can’t remember the name. Good place, though.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    Seriously, “North Juarez” is my second home. Spend almost as much time there as at home.

    Hate the place. Just turned down a job offer to move there. But, it ain’t anymore dangerous than any other big city.

    Until you cross the border. Then...........roll the dice.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,548 Senior Member
    I was stationed at Ft.Bliss for a spell in the early 70's....You were better off not going to Juarez back then too..
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    I-10 is the dividing factor.

    NE and NW are fine.

    I don’t go SE or SW.

    Ever.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 524 Senior Member
    Thanks guys! At 6'4" 250 lbs and hairy I am more likely to be mistaken for a Sasquatch than a victim, so normal big city danger I can handle. :roll2: I was just wondering if the proximity to the border changed things up any.
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 524 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    I-10 is the dividing factor.

    NE and NW are fine.

    I don’t go SE or SW.

    Ever.

    Job site is South of I-10 and just North of Hwy. 62......
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    10canyon53 wrote: »
    Thanks guys! At 6'4" 250 lbs and hairy I am more likely to be mistaken for a Sasquatch than a victim, so normal big city danger I can handle. :roll2: I was just wondering if the proximity to the border changed things up any.

    Nope.

    But, go south and...........regardless of how big and hairy you think you are..........you are just as likely to end up on the face of a milk carton.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    10canyon53 wrote: »
    Job site is South of I-10 and just North of Hwy. 62......

    Well, don’t hang around and pick flowers after dark.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 524 Senior Member
    I guess I will go ahead and brush up on the air transport procedures and pack my M&P with a box of hollow points.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    Never a bad idea.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 524 Senior Member
    My employers policy forbids me from carrying a firearm while on company business......which just means I will switch to my Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 instead of my usual Sneaky Pete. I never go anywhere unarmed in Florida, on company business or not, so I guess I might as well extend that policy to any state that recognizes my CWFL.
    I checked out the transport procedures for the airline I fly with....doesn't really look like that big of a deal. Also, my legal protection through U.S. Law Shield covers me in all 50 states so I am running out of excuses not to carry everywhere I legally can.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    True.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,713 Senior Member
    [QUOTE=10canyon53;700264]My employers policy forbids me from carrying a firearm while on company business......which just means I will switch to my Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 instead of my usual Sneaky Pete. I never go anywhere unarmed in Florida, on company business or not, so I guess I might as well extend that policy to any state that recognizes my CWFL.
    I checked out the transport procedures for the airline I fly with....doesn't really look like that big of a deal. Also, my legal protection through U.S. Law Shield covers me in all 50 states so I am running out of excuses not to carry everywhere I legally can.[/QUOTE]


    Ah, so your employer sends you into peril unarmed? Sounds like a Libtard to me. May be time to find another job.
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  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 1,971 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    Don't fall in love with a Mexican girl!

    Sound advice Zorba. Cosmo Kramer once commented that he "Spent a month in El Paso one night".
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,393 Senior Member
    Sound advice Zorba. Cosmo Kramer once commented that he "Spent a month in El Paso one night".

    Stay away from Rosie's Cantina too!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 524 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Ah, so your employer sends you into peril unarmed? Sounds like a Libtard to me. May be time to find another job.

    Japanese owned company. They pay well but just don't get our gun culture.....but then that is really our fault. We disarmed them after WWII and turned them into a nation of pacifists. The policy doesn't stop us from carrying, we just don't do so openly. Quite a few of my coworkers, including my boss, carry. If the worst happened, I would rather be unemployed but alive than a gainfully employed corpse. But until/unless the worst happens.....concealed means concealed.
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 524 Senior Member
    Ok, did the research on air transport of firearms with the airline I fly on. I am ready. This can go in my checked bag, just have to declare it when checking my bags.

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  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 1,068 Senior Member
    10canyon53 wrote: »
    Ok, did the research on air transport of firearms with the airline I fly on. I am ready. This can go in my checked bag, just have to declare it when checking my bags.

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    All you need now is some travelin' music:
    "Facts are stubborn things and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of the facts and evidence" — John Adams
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,652 Senior Member
    Better unload those mags and put the ammo in a cardboard box in your suitcase!
    My new Signature
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 524 Senior Member
    According to the airline (Southwest) "Magazines or clips containing ammunition must be securely packaged (placed in another small box or in a secure cutout in the carrying case, in order to protect the primer of the ammunition)." - taken word for word from their website.
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 2,835 Senior Member
    You'll be fine carrying in El Paso. Better to have it and not need it that need it and not have it. If you're staying near the University, you'll be less than a couple miles from the border. When the cartel wars were in full swing a few years ago, stray bullets from Juarez struck city hall and the university. The violence over there has calmed down considerably. But I still would not consider it safe to go over there, by any means. And you already know your job site is very close.

    Zee pretty much pointed out all the key points. El Paso is as safe as any other city. I'd agree to stay away from south El Paso as much as possible. There are places to eat and entertain around there. Look around on North Mesa st. Shoot me a PM if you need anything.
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 2,835 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Seriously, “North Juarez” is my second home. Spend almost as much time there as at home.

    Hate the place. Just turned down a job offer to move there. But, it ain’t anymore dangerous than any other big city.

    Until you cross the border. Then...........roll the dice.

    And yet, you leave the French Model alone and lonely..... :tissue:
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 524 Senior Member
    Happy to report that the trip was uneventful. No problems flying with my M&P and box of ammo, no Mexican drug lords and no new Mexican girlfriends. :roll2:
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    Jay wrote: »
    And yet, you leave the French Model alone and lonely..... :tissue:

    Hey, I let you know the last time I was there.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,609 Senior Member
    10canyon53 wrote: »
    Happy to report that the trip was uneventful. No problems flying with my M&P and box of ammo, no Mexican drug lords and no new Mexican girlfriends. :roll2:
    :up:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


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