Originally posted by RetiredKiller
I took the San Fierro --> Las Venturas Railroad one...
BTW, also found your first Oister (Oyster?), near one of the horseshoes
EDIT: My Minigun came from "The Black Project" - there's one spawned in area 69. Go inside the ventilation shaft, turn right - you'll see body armour and a minigun
How did you manage to upgrade C.J.'s life and armor gauges, without doing of the side missions?