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Posted: 2/24/2007 6:52:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 2:38:24 PM EST by GAU5-A-A]
Will be spending next week (M-F) there ,in a motel/hotel, hear it's a high crime craphole, your experiences?

also, are there any AR type stores open after 5:30pm weekdays? I'd like to buy some AR stuff, maybe even a complete rifle, but my only free time is evenings. There isn't any AR stuff readily available in my home town (central NM), and buying stuff based on internet photos has been a big disappointment.

Thanks for your help.
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 12:50:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/25/2007 12:59:10 AM EST by Chowdadi]
What you heard about the Redbird area is correct. A motel/hotel in Redbird is not a place I'd want to spend M-F in. You'll be on Homey's turf, so watch your six at all times. If there's any way you could transfer to a hotel in North Dallas, or a N.Dallas suburb, do it.

Check out Bachman Pawn & Guns for AR stuff. Not sure what their hours are.

Bachman Pawn & Guns
2926 W Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75220
214-351-3628
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 3:55:22 AM EST
What are kind of AR parts are you looking for? I can help you out.
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 8:17:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/25/2007 8:55:14 AM EST by The_Beer_Slayer]
comments removed per coc
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 8:19:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/25/2007 8:55:38 AM EST by The_Beer_Slayer]
please don't quote this crap

tbs
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 4:08:38 PM EST
I work within a couple of blocks of Redbird Airport, what hotel are you staying in?

Yes, this area is a high crime area. Industrial park on one side and low income on the other. Texas has reciprocity with NM so your CHL is good here.
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 5:26:23 PM EST
If you must stay in the area, there is a brand new Hilton Gardens at I20 and Main St. / Duncanville Rd. in Duncanville. Not the best area, but new construction and better response time for LEO in Duncanville than Dallas. That is the best in the immediate area.

I would not stay in the Motel 6 on I20 at Cockrell Hill if it was the last place to stay in Dallas. I think there are a couple more motels at that intersection to avoid as well. This area is very seedy.

If you have the option to travel a little ways, go south down Hwy 67 to Cedar Hill, south down I35 to Red Oak, or West down I20 towards Grand Prairie/Arlington. I would advise against staying in that immediate area if you can help it.

Good luck. Let us know what you decide to do.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 2:37:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By SucalT:
If you must stay in the area, there is a brand new Hilton Gardens at I20 and Main St. / Duncanville Rd. in Duncanville. Not the best area, but new construction and better response time for LEO in Duncanville than Dallas. That is the best in the immediate area.

I would not stay in the Motel 6 on I20 at Cockrell Hill if it was the last place to stay in Dallas. I think there are a couple more motels at that intersection to avoid as well. This area is very seedy.

If you have the option to travel a little ways, go south down Hwy 67 to Cedar Hill, south down I35 to Red Oak, or West down I20 towards Grand Prairie/Arlington. I would advise against staying in that immediate area if you can help it.

Good luck. Let us know what you decide to do.


I'm pretty close to there. It ain't motel-6, it's an "Inn". Friggin cheap-ass company. They'd put me up in a pup-tent on Highway 67 if it was an option.


Well, in my first 16 hours...

- had an African cabbie get us lost, so we cruised Redbird/Duncanville for 45 minutes late last night. Neither I nor the desk clerk could understand anything this guy said.

- desk clerk strongly suggested I not walk to the nearby restaurants without "packin heat"

- a company manager and coworkers all laughed about my hotel, and wish me good luck surviving it.

- had a knock on the hotel door at 2:30am from some intoxicated woman, asking me if I wanted "to have a good time". That line was older than she was, and she looked about 50. I politely declined, but I'm seriously considering a very sarcastic response to the next one that knocks, just for the entertainment value.

- had some kid throw a rock at the car while driving to the hotel tonite. Is that considered normal childhood play around here?


I cannot change hotels, unless I want to pay for the entire expense myself. The weenies in accounting will only do the least amount of work they can possibly get away with.


I really like Texas, but this kind of a disappointment, as was the 10 hrs needed to make a 90 minute flight on Southwest. But what really burns me is a TSA sceeener in Albuquerque who deliberately stole a harddrive with very important information on it. I saw her holding it during a secondary bag inspection, and when I open my case on board the aircraft, it was gone. I KNEW her actions were suspicious when she pulled my laptop and "inspected" out of my sight. I just didn't think these people were true petty thieves and criminals.

My 5 day adventure has been extended to 12 days...

And I didn't bring any weapons with me, to avoid a TSA hassle.

Anyone got some recommendations for cheap personal defense weapons? Something that would not be taken with me on the trip home. I have already turned a fork into razor-sharp "brass knuckles", but that's only useful in a close-quarters violent physical attack. I'd like to keep the animals at least 10 ft away.

Any airsoft stuff I can paint black to look like the real thing?

I'm seriously considering buying a cheap AR, but would have to leave it in the hotel during work. Probably not a good idea.


Thanks for the help guys,

Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:47:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By GAU5-A-A:


I really like Texas, but this kind of a disappointment, as was the 10 hrs needed to make a 90 minute flight on Southwest.


Welcome to Oak Cliff. If it makes you feel better, the DPD police academy is at Redbird and Westmoreland. One hell of a place to put a police academy.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 4:04:21 PM EST
That sucks. Places like North Dallas and Plano are WAY different.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 4:24:25 PM EST
"Hookers and Blow" what 'cha complaining about?
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 4:37:24 PM EST
You could pick upa keltec 32 or 380 at Bachman and then pawn it when you leave. Heck, hit the local pawnshops. You might be able to pick up a taurus of some sort for under $200 and then return it for a pawn loan when you leave. Like a rental gun. Not sure if your CHL reciporcity will let you buy a handgun here or not...
Good luck. Sorry your visit has been shitty.
If you are still here next weekend maybe you can come down to the river for some good shooting. You aren't too far from Mickey's place.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 4:53:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 4:54:06 PM EST by mm38]

Originally Posted By GAU5-A-A:

I'm pretty close to there. It ain't motel-6, it's an "Inn". Friggin cheap-ass company. They'd put me up in a pup-tent on Highway 67 if it was an option.


Well, in my first 16 hours...

- had an African cabbie get us lost, so we cruised Redbird/Duncanville for 45 minutes late last night. Neither I nor the desk clerk could understand anything this guy said.
If the meter was running, he wasn't lost. Dallas requires, and tests, drivers to be able to speak english be able to read maps. (214) 670-3161 is the number to call to register a complaint.
- desk clerk strongly suggested I not walk to the nearby restaurants without "packin heat"

- a company manager and coworkers all laughed about my hotel, and wish me good luck surviving it.

- had a knock on the hotel door at 2:30am from some intoxicated woman, asking me if I wanted "to have a good time". That line was older than she was, and she looked about 50. I politely declined, but I'm seriously considering a very sarcastic response to the next one that knocks, just for the entertainment value.
Probably safer to leave them alone. The old saying, "don't go looking for trouble" applies here. Besides, the internet is for porn.

- had some kid throw a rock at the car while driving to the hotel tonite. Is that considered normal childhood play around here?


I cannot change hotels, unless I want to pay for the entire expense myself. The weenies in accounting will only do the least amount of work they can possibly get away with.


I really like Texas, but this kind of a disappointment, as was the 10 hrs needed to make a 90 minute flight on Southwest. But what really burns me is a TSA sceeener in Albuquerque who deliberately stole a harddrive with very important information on it. I saw her holding it during a secondary bag inspection, and when I open my case on board the aircraft, it was gone. I KNEW her actions were suspicious when she pulled my laptop and "inspected" out of my sight. I just didn't think these people were true petty thieves and criminals.

My 5 day adventure has been extended to 12 days...

And I didn't bring any weapons with me, to avoid a TSA hassle.

Anyone got some recommendations for cheap personal defense weapons? Something that would not be taken with me on the trip home. I have already turned a fork into razor-sharp "brass knuckles", but that's only useful in a close-quarters violent physical attack. I'd like to keep the animals at least 10 ft away.

Any airsoft stuff I can paint black to look like the real thing?

I'm seriously considering buying a cheap AR, but would have to leave it in the hotel during work. Probably not a good idea.


Thanks for the help guys,



So, you'll be staying the weekend?

mm
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 5:52:04 PM EST
Just a thought, but aren't you required to have a Tx DL to purchase a firearm from a dealer or pawnshop here in TX?

Jess
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 6:37:27 PM EST
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