September 10, 2003, 12:56 AM
Hello, THR! Hope you don't mind the clutter, but I just wanted to delurk myself and say hi. :D The name is Tomás Rodriguez, and I'm out here in the PRK. I'm a computer geek, caught in the wave of the dot-com fiasco, and for some reason, I'm still here in CA after it's all said and done. I'm fairly new to shooting, even though I grew up around guns (father was an ARMY NCO and a shooter himself), and have owned a pistol for about 5 years. It was just never a big thing with me. Then I fell in love with a Ruger 10/22 and my world changed. Suddenly, I was at the range at least once a week, I cared about local/national politics, I cared about my rights to own this firearm, and I cared about others' rights to own firearms. I'm now a member of the Gun Owners of California (still waiting for them to take my money, even though I got a newsletter!), and a contributing supporter of Tom McClintock. I'll probably join the NRA as well. But one step at a time.

Anyway.. He're my toys.


Smith and Wesson 22A, 5.5" standard barrel mounted, 7" standard barrel shown above, BSA PB30 30mm Red Dot sight, and my pocket folder, a CKRT M16 Special Forces.


7" barrell with mounted red dot sight. I hate it. I'm terrible with it. :fire:


My baby. This started as a standard 10/22 stainless, but after several hundred rounds, I started doing research on how to get more performance out of it. I still have some mods to make, but right now, it's got an 18" GM Stainless fluted barrel, Hogue OM stock, Volquartsen auto bolt release, extended mag release, and extractor, weaver rail, a Tasco 3-9X32 .22 riflescope with awful rings. I need to get a trigger job next. =P Its favorite food is Winchester Super X. Also shown are my Gerber multitool (never leave home without it!) and my Gerber MarkII (to be left at home in the PRK!).


My other baby. He's responsible for making extra sure I clean my weapons, due to covering them in hair.

Anyway, enough rambling...

THR is a daily read for me, and I thank all of the posters and members for providing such wonderful reading material during an otherwise monotonous workday. Again, HELLO! =D


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September 10, 2003, 01:00 AM
Welcome to THR!

September 10, 2003, 01:45 AM

September 10, 2003, 03:46 AM
Howdy and welcome to http://thehighroad.org/images/highroadbettyflag.jpg, Tom! :cool:

September 10, 2003, 08:08 AM
Hi Tomás, nice guns, beautiful shedding machine. What's his/her name?Welcome.

September 10, 2003, 08:47 AM
WELCOME! ! ! !

Nice firearm pix, and a great pic of "The Hound".

El Tejon
September 10, 2003, 08:52 AM
Welcome to THR!:)

September 10, 2003, 09:00 AM
welcome barqfox!

September 10, 2003, 11:23 AM
Welcome fellow captive.

September 10, 2003, 11:34 AM
Make yourself at home and get comfortable! As you've probably discovered as a lurker we run the gamut from cantankerous curmudgeons to cuties to the wet-behind-the-ears kids.
You'll fit in just fine!
Bring your friends!


September 10, 2003, 12:01 PM
Welcome to THR.

September 10, 2003, 12:11 PM
Thanks for the welcome! :D

The dog's name is Falco von Kleiner Fuerball, but since that's a pain to say, I call him 'Harley' (I was looking into buying an FXDWG at the time, but I got the dog instead. I think the bike woulda been cheaper).

And I'd bring more friends, if I had more friends who liked shooting! :P The only shooters I know escaped already. :banghead:

Oh well!


September 10, 2003, 12:16 PM
There's lots of people here from Kali, if you want to hook up for range time I'm sure some of them will be happy to oblige.

Brian Dale
September 10, 2003, 12:20 PM
Sorry to sound like I'm arguing with you in your first thread, but here goes:

It ain't clutter, and you're not rambling. :D

WELCOME! Nice pictures; Cool Dog.

September 10, 2003, 12:25 PM
I've been lurking in the shadows myself to long. Nice Dog. Welcome

September 10, 2003, 12:32 PM
Skunky sends a highly tactical welcome your way! :p

September 10, 2003, 01:00 PM
Come to calguns to visit too.

September 10, 2003, 01:02 PM
Welcome aboard!

You can learn a lot from the members here - I learn something new here everyday (although my wife insists that I am incapable of learning....:D )

September 10, 2003, 01:03 PM
BTW - OEF VET, I love your sig line!!!!

September 10, 2003, 02:09 PM
Hello there barqfox!

4v50 Gary
September 10, 2003, 02:51 PM
Welcome Tom. Nice guns & nice doggy. Consider dropping in for the THR shoot this month.

September 10, 2003, 03:00 PM
Welcome to the forum from a fellow **********n!

September 10, 2003, 03:44 PM
:DHowday :)

September 10, 2003, 04:34 PM

I'm in CA too. Whereabouts are you, exactly?

September 10, 2003, 04:51 PM
Nice pics Barqfox,


September 10, 2003, 05:02 PM
Cali THR shoot?
So Cal?

September 10, 2003, 05:13 PM
South Bay, Santa Clara-ish. I was gonna try to make the THR shoot, but I'm scheduled to work that weekend. :/ Sucks to be me. :P


September 10, 2003, 05:45 PM
I'm in the So. bay,wheres the shoot?

September 10, 2003, 09:24 PM
THR California Shoot (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?threadid=37229&highlight=California+THR+Shoot)

Should be this thread.


September 10, 2003, 09:54 PM

Wow, that's a really nice range. Have fun.

September 11, 2003, 09:57 AM
Welcome to the forum. Between the Bay Area shoots and the ones in Sacramento. You've gotta whole lotta people to go out and play with!!!


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