By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- The pistol range at the Ranch needed some trimming, so I stopped at Harbor Freight to pick up some inexpensive tools.
That is a bow saw on the counter. The couple behind me were gracious and volunteered to take my picture.
Hispanic? Black? Caucasian? Mixed? I could not tell, but they were the type of people that a civilization needs to thrive. I thought they might be immigrants, but their English was perfect and colloquial. Yuma is a pretty cosmopolitan place. They were polite, helpful, and friendly.
Courtni, the clerk at the counter, was also helpful and friendly. She was enthusiastic about having her picture taken for Gun Watch. She was saving up for her Arizona Concealed Carry permit.
I said a permit was not needed to carry concealed in Arizona. She said that she knew that, but all her friends were gun owners and shooters, and she thought the permit was worth it.
You can see that the pistol range at the Ranch needs trimming. The target is at 50 yards on the 65 yard range. The mesquite on the left is watered to provide some afternoon shade. The creosote bushes on the right have received above average rain in this El Nino year. The camera angle makes the ground look sloped, but it is flat with a couple of berms.
About Dean Weingarten;
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.