LOL You sound like a young whippersnapper if you think that's old, I was in the Navy by then and had been shooting on my own all over Salt River Bed behind Tempe Butte since I was about 12!, I rode horseback where the stadium now stands up to the top of the butte. I even rode all the way out to Apache Jct. carrying my Winchester pump in plain view and was never hassled by the cops, come to think of it I rode all over town with my rifle across the handlebars of my bike too without anyone making a fuss. Try doing that today not to mention shooting in the riverbed!I live in Chandler and just getting into reloading. I have been shooting since the 60s. Yes I am that old.
If you are referring to George "Gabby" Hayes, I'm not him, I use his name and photo as my avatar and I look a little like him, and he was one of my favorite characters back in the day. When he was partnered with Roy Rogers, he and Bullet were my favorites.Thanks for the welcomes. I just wish I was as lucky as Gabby Hayes. He rode with some of my heroes in Az and sounds like he was born here. I was born and raised in the shadow of lake Erie, east of Cleveland. I visited my aunt and uncle in Tucson every couple years since 1956. I finally got stationed there in 1972.