Number of Forum Memberships


December 31, 2005, 09:28 PM
How many gun forums are you registered with. I'm new to shooting and want to learn as much as I can, so I regularly visit these:
texas chl
glock talk

There are alot of duplicate discussions, but each one is still unique. I seem to spend most of my time on THR!

Am I missing any other good forums?


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December 31, 2005, 09:44 PM
I've browsed many forums over the years, and joined several, but for the last three years I've restricted myself to THR as my online "home", and TFL as a second option. Before THR was founded, TFL was "home" for me. None of the other forums offer civilized, polite discussion and depth of knowledge to the same degree as these two, IMHO - and I'm not just saying that because I'm a moderator here.

December 31, 2005, 09:46 PM

I started with TFL, TFL closed for a bit, THR gave me and TFL family a place to go; TFL re-opened. APS is for non gun stuff with THR, TFL and some other folks. TFL set the bar for ALL internet discussions, THR carries forth this standard.

Oh I am registered elsewhere, not always under this username. Then there are those forums such as TFL , THR, and APS that wished I was not registered. :p

See these forums are my Wikipedia if you will. I read, do research and many times I actually log on to read secure PMs from some forum when I for instance do not need to use email.

I have other 'resources' I use as well, such as blogs.

Always find it funny folks will bash a "username" on one forum and admire the same person using a different "username" on another forum.

I sometimes have to log in for concern of being "inactive" , or to access some search information, or saved information in a PM I put in code I would know the alarm code and safe combo, when I was out of state. :p

Ain't the 'Net Great!!

Old Dog
December 31, 2005, 09:56 PM
I lurk TFL (The Firing Line) a lot but don't have time to post in multiple forums ... plus, I've found a thread topic in TFL today will appear in THR tomorrow, and vice versa ... ( is one of my favorites; great source for technical advice on 1911s, active LEO and revolver forums there as well as the other usual groups ...

APS (Armed Polite Society), as mentioned, is a good way to see how THR folks think about non gun-related stuff and just about anything under the sun ...

If someone ever directs you to ("ARFCOM"), just be advised many there are nowhere near as polite as the folks here usually are ... it gets pretty crude over there, but there's a bit of good AR-15 technical stuff ...

December 31, 2005, 10:00 PM
I've checked out a lot of them, but generally stick w/ THR unless I have a very, very specific question, in which case I go to a brand-specific board. Posted a few questions on the T/C Contender forum, searched the Marlin forum, etc.

I've done some reading and a few posts on, and they have a huge array of AR knowledge and experience there. They've got some really, really crazy cats there among the ARFers. However, I find the overall vibe, breadth of info, and level of courtesy to be best on THR.


December 31, 2005, 10:05 PM
As far as gun related forums go, just this one. I have checked out other ones but none of them seem to be in line with my tastes.

As far as all forums go, I only regularly post at one other one, and that's a game related site.

December 31, 2005, 10:08 PM
IMO the two best for overall gun information (not specializing in a particular brand, model, etc.) are: THE HIGHROAD and THE FIRING LINE. They are well monitored and policed. Others (not all) seem to enjoy flaming posts and cutting on the opinions of other members. Gun care and handling of firearms is important. I've gain alot of knowledge from experienced shooters and hopefully I've been able to pass some along as well.

December 31, 2005, 10:08 PM
I was originally with TFL until they closed at the end of 2002, and then joined THR. I occasionally go to for their caliber specific sub-sites, as well as their state specific sites. I also visit occasionally, but I don't like their "new" website layout....

THR is my favorite; good folks here...

December 31, 2005, 10:12 PM
In order that I joined.

happy old sailor
December 31, 2005, 10:17 PM
echo preacherman. THR is definitely the "it" of gunsites. gastro intestinal terminations don't last long here.

when TFL dropped off line, i came here to THR. TFL re-emerged and i went back for a Short time, but, it was not the same, so i came back here and have no plans to move unless we let this site cave in for lack of monetary support.

there are other interesting sites, but, THR is more "solid", for lack of a better word.

am i beating the drum for THR? yep. stick around and you'll discover why.

December 31, 2005, 10:39 PM
I visit the High Road as my first stop when I fire up the computer, then head over to Glock Talk. I've done some lurking around on 1911forum but don't really feel at home there. The wealth of information on these sites is well worth the price of admission.

December 31, 2005, 10:44 PM (Soon)

lee n. field
December 31, 2005, 10:49 PM
armed polite society
CZ forum

I'm also a member of rugerforum and, but seldom get there. I'm about maxxed out as far as stuff I can give my attention to.

December 31, 2005, 11:01 PM
thr, fsn, czforum, cetmeforum, bersatalk, combatcarry, tfl.

December 31, 2005, 11:50 PM
Brian Enos
Survivor's SKS Board
Frugal Squirrel's

THR, APS, and Frugal's are the sites that I read into most. The others I mostly consult for specific info.

January 1, 2006, 12:10 AM
I stick around THR mostly, for obvious reasons. ;)

But also check in at Target Talk (
Rimfire Central (
and a few of the ones that have already been mentioned.

January 1, 2006, 12:13 AM
still around on
long gone from
Since I found this place during the CZ group buy, it's become my most frequented gun-related board.

I'm also on, and yes I'm actually surprised how many lexus liberals don't actually drive lexus...

I have multicultural tastes:

I like my beer Irish
I like my cars German
I like my guns Czech... American, Romanian, Yugoslavian, Italian, Russian, Finnish and Bulgarain
and I like my women Southern :)

January 1, 2006, 01:14 AM
24hour Campfire
Shotgun World
Shooters Forum
Muzzleloading Forum
Shooters Lobby

I visit THR, TFL, APS and 24 Hour Campfire most often.
THR and TFL are the one's I prefer to participate in. Both have great crowds to hang out with. Both have a balance of diverse interests among the forums. The moderators are knowledgeable and treat folks fairly when trying to maintain civility among strangers.
The others I check somewhat infrequently and only when I'm looking for something specific.

January 1, 2006, 02:18 PM
Yep, same here.

Grew up with TFL and move to THR when the old house closed down.

Now its THR, APS and occasionally TFL.

I'm a member at Glocktalk, 1911forum, 10mmTalk,, KTOG,Savage shooters, Taurus Talk and but vary rarely visit them unless I'm looking for something specific.

Ala Dan
January 1, 2006, 02:30 PM
The High Road is #1

followed by in NO particular order:

The Firing Line
Family, Friends, & Firearms
1911 Forum
Beretta Forum
SIG Forum
Ruger Forum
Smith & Wesson Forum
Colt Forum

and other's~!:uhoh: :D

January 1, 2006, 02:49 PM
When TFL went offline THR was born as its unofficial(?) successor. At the same time I remember there was also a second board that launched. Anyone remember what board that was. Is it still around?

I'm a member of TFL and and but TFL is home for me as well. Very rarely visit anything else. I usually hit THR, Drudge, and


January 1, 2006, 02:55 PM
I am a member of


I consider the 1911 forum my home, and THR as my Cabin.


January 1, 2006, 03:00 PM
I have tried with TFL but it wont let me post. I guess they dont have time for me. Ar-15 .com makes me feel like i need anti depressants. I like th folks on THR and have completed a sucessful swap. I just wish I could remember the name so I could give him a +1 on the rate transaction board. Oh Yeah I tried to register with the sig forum today and they said my name was permanatly banned from their site. Is there another Mot45acp?

Freeze N
January 1, 2006, 03:45 PM

January 1, 2006, 08:43 PM

1911og, that's one I need to check out.

January 1, 2006, 08:52 PM
This is the only one I post on.

You can also find useful information by searching tactical forums, a lot of good info is buried in there.

I do like for the technical stuff, have not looked inside general discussion there in years...:uhoh:

January 1, 2006, 08:52 PM <--- hunting rifles and techniques for getting game. <--- handloading knowledge is outstanding. <--- custom and ultimate lightweight rifles.

i also on occasion check out benchrest central, and ar-15...

January 1, 2006, 09:12 PM
I have memberships on quite a few but post regularly on APS/THR, and, and also on a private, liberal leaning forum. They think I'm more of an oddity than you all do, trust me.

January 1, 2006, 09:33 PM

January 1, 2006, 09:42 PM
Glock Talk
Ruger Forum
Mark II Forum
Rimfire Central Forum
Mil Surp Shooter Forum
Blade Forums

January 3, 2006, 12:15 AM
THR only
will look into APS

January 3, 2006, 12:23 AM
I'm registered at any number of 'em, but I only frequent THR. I'll lurk TFL, and I posted a bit to the site before Scott sold it to American Backyard. Only other forum I ever posted to was the Off Topic sub-forum at

January 3, 2006, 12:51 AM
THR has by far the best people and topics IMO. I also belong to Glocktalk (mostly because I am a glock owner, and glock questions there don't start the BS of glock vs. 1911).

I also read ar15's survival forum pretty much everyday but have never registered.

APS Question! is APS a THR run thing, or some some members here made an offtopic forum there (due to no off topic forum at THR?) Same people? I have seen it mentioned, but never visited because I didn't know alot about it. If its like THR but offtopic, that would be cool.

January 3, 2006, 01:29 AM Forum has been down a bit lately as they reorganize but has come back to life recently. Same people who runs above runs this one. Not just guns but does have gun forums. a forum but a website linked to the two above; but check out the Gratuitous Gun Pics link on the left side of the page. You will not regret doing so. Website with forums. Website with forums.

I used to also use the quite frequently but had quite a falling out with its owner. It used to be no moderation to very little moderation and lots of trash talk by a few members. Now they have more moderators and it may be worth it although I don't see any point in myself using that site any longer because of personal reasons. No reason for you not to try it, but if some user by the handle of .223 fan, or gunkid, or andy starts to give you trash or know it all talk, then things probably are not better there.

All the best,

January 3, 2006, 04:19 PM
I scan THR, SIGforum and Frugal's every day.

I'm also a member at GlockTalk, Usual Suspects Network, 10mmTalk, TFL,, FFF Ranch, Self Defense Forums, Blade Forums, and Candlepower Forums. I've gone through periods where I've spent signifigant time on each...


January 3, 2006, 05:31 PM
Sigforum ( would probably be considered my 'home' forum, cuz, I'm a Sig guy. :p

THR is the only other forum I follow. I prefer to deep read one or two forums, rather than hit a bunch lightly. I think it gives me a better feeling for the topics and personalities involved. :)

That being said, another thing I like about THR is I can get to it from work when I have the chance. :D

January 3, 2006, 11:05 PM
Since I've been transitioning over to 1911s and Hi Powers, I find the forums specifically for those to be the most informative.

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