Sticky: Vote For Your Favorite FireArms Forum


Ala Dan
September 10, 2003, 06:54 PM
Greeting's All-

With all due respect to the owner's, administrator's,
moderator's, and support personel of all forums,
I would like to conduct a survey to see what is the
most popular FireArms Forum currently in use by the
vast majority of web viewers. This survey IS NOT
based on any type of disrespect to anyone or any
other forum; just that inquiring minds would like to
see how all forums stack up? There is NO need
to voice a response; please just cast YOUR vote, and
at the end of 10 days we will stop taking votes; and
determine the order of priority. So, sit back with a
cup of hot coffee, a glass of ice cold tea, or a cold
beer and give us YOUR vote! The names of the
nominees were written on a strip of paper and
placed in a hat; then drawn by a 3rd party who
is not a member of any FireArms Forums;
so that is the order in which they will be presented.

Disclaimer: There are probably some FireArms Forums
that I don't even know about; other's I may have
forgotten about, so to be fair I will list a "Other"
selection. If you vote for "Other", I encourage you
to tell us which one it is; so we can all take a peek!

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September 10, 2003, 07:04 PM
Well being this is the only firearms forum I frequent, my vote should be obvious.

September 10, 2003, 07:21 PM
Ala Dan,

Perhaps you could list the web addresses of some of the forums on your poll; I haven't even heard of several of them.

September 10, 2003, 07:43 PM
It would seem to me that posting this on THR would make the results a bit biased. Is it being posted on the other forums too? (Voted THR ;) )

September 10, 2003, 07:50 PM
Hello Dan,

I often enjoy reading your posts, and this is an interesting survey. I learned about this good forum when TFL closed down, and I'm here as often as I can be, but I voted "other".

Now Hi Powers are my preference in autoloaders, and a LOT of good Hi Power info is over on Hunter's Forum ( For revolvers, S&W's, preferably blued, are what I like, and the S&W forum has lots of good info there.

For specific CA gun info, often has answers.

I don't know why there isn't a forum specific to the P220, there certainly should be one..... ;)

Ala Dan
September 10, 2003, 08:19 PM
Greeting's hksw- No sir, I did not post a poll on
the other FireArms Forums; but I'm in the process of
getting the meassage out, on as many forums as
possible. Simply stated, it encourages all member's
of other forums to drop by and cast THEIR vote!

Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

September 10, 2003, 08:19 PM
This one. :cool:

September 10, 2003, 08:27 PM
I've been hanging around the old "sixgunner" board longer than any of them. I like this one for more modern topics, and then there are days when the internet BS level gets so high that I don't like any of them.

Those are good days to just ignore the idjitnet alltogether and just do something else. I'd like to think that if somebody's gonna get me all riled up, they should at least have to inconvenience themselves by doing it in person.

September 10, 2003, 08:27 PM
I had to vote for THR because it's the more "all-round" firearms bboard, just like The Firing Line was.

A few forums that should be on the list are:

I usually read THR, the above 4, along with, and

September 10, 2003, 08:39 PM
Broad spectrum but has knowledgable specialists on board.
And polite.


September 10, 2003, 08:44 PM
I also visit HKPro, GlockTalk, 1911forum, Ammolab, Shooters and Ktog... but post either sparingly, or none at all.

THR is my home. :D

September 10, 2003, 09:08 PM
There's others?

Actually the only other forum I visit with any regularity is HKPro which is not on your list. No matter, I go there once or twice a week. Browse here a couple times a day. Found THR by way of shotgunworld :o .

September 10, 2003, 09:19 PM
I have no doubt many of the other forums (fora?? :) ) are excellent ....... but for me .... time is the big deal. No way can I go cruising thru a multitude of forums.

The end result of that is, I stay where I am best satisfied - THR - where interest is diverse, knowledge is a'plenty .... and overall there is an air of courtesy and cameraderie. Suits me just fine, like many I guess ....... so you could also say ..... ''no need to look elsewhere''.

I salute THR. :)

September 10, 2003, 09:31 PM
I voted for I know it seems kind of traitorous to say that here :uhoh: . This forum seems great, but I don't spend as much time here as I do on SIG forum simply because it was the first gun forum I ever joined. I do find myself spending more time here lately, this is one hell of a forum :D . Give SIG forum a try too, the people there are great. Very few trolls and they're dealt with quickly :evil: and the flame wars are kept to a bare minimum.

CZ 75 BD
September 10, 2003, 09:54 PM
not on the list is


September 10, 2003, 10:37 PM

I invite everyone here to come over and jump in the fire.:D

September 10, 2003, 10:58 PM
Post count should give something away :D I like it here! When I'm not here I like going to HKPro too :cool:

September 10, 2003, 10:59 PM
I spend a lot of time at SIGforum.
Too much time.
But the forumites are good, and most folks cross over onto other forums anyway. Plus I loooove my SIGs. And SF has good karma. :)

I used to call TFL home, but during the short orphanage, I got embraced into the SIGfold.

I love this place though. Don't know what I'd do without my daily visit here.

Ala Dan
September 10, 2003, 11:24 PM
Well gang, I've been messing with this thread (and
other post's) all evening long!:rolleyes: I think I will
retire for the night; and check back in on you guy's
and gal's tommorrow.:uhoh:

Oh! by the way, I know you all are just dying to
know how I voted? Again with all due respect,
NO- I did not vote for SIG, and NO-
I did not vote for The High Road; but YES- I did
vote for


Best Wishes To All, And To All Good Night!
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

Miss Demeanors
September 10, 2003, 11:59 PM
FamilyFriendsFirearms ( ;)

(of course THR, 1911 and AK47 are right up there too :D )

September 11, 2003, 02:25 AM
I am not telling how I voted. Regards, Richard:D

September 11, 2003, 03:22 AM
This one.

The tin foil hat posts keep me on the edge of my chair.

September 11, 2003, 07:59 AM
Oleg, you did a great thing here IMO!! :D

September 11, 2003, 08:12 AM ( was the first firearm website that I started on (really, it was, but it moved). It's always going to be my first, my faithful, and my favorite.

However, THR is a VERY close second...:cool:

September 11, 2003, 08:40 AM
Here 'cuz it's not platform specific.
Sig forum is really the only other forum I frequent.

September 11, 2003, 08:44 AM
Well, naturally I voted for this forum, but does anybody know what ever happened to or I used to lurk over there alot, but they seem to have disappeared!

September 11, 2003, 11:09 AM
THR is the best general purpose forum.
I also like and (both mysteriously omitted from the list!)
rec.guns is the best for research.

Ala Dan
September 11, 2003, 11:14 AM
Never heard of Brian!

September 11, 2003, 12:17 PM
Well since the only others I've ever frequented, were the indoor range and 1911forum, I chose THR!!! 1911 was good in the beginning, but is now infected with a socialist agenda propogated by a few individuals and supported by their pocket protector carrying moderator **** buddies. The indoor range started off bad and has just gotten worse and that wasn't easy to do.....People of like minds, tend to congregate together and socialist geeks are no different. :scrutiny:


Mark Tyson
September 11, 2003, 01:03 PM
Other forums are good for specific info about a particular class of firearm, but THR is head and shoulders above the rest in terms of intellectual level of discussion and general RKBA.

September 11, 2003, 02:36 PM
The Highroad is number one, followed by which provides brand specific sub-forums.

September 11, 2003, 03:14 PM
This one, followed by

September 11, 2003, 04:48 PM
I spend some time at CZ Forum and Smith & Wesson Forum for brand-specific info, etc., but THR is Numero Uno for me.

I don't want to flog a deceased equine, but, I do miss TFL: Oleg, you deserve a huge CONGRATULATIONS ! for evolving Rich's forum and making THR the best!

September 11, 2003, 05:35 PM
Here, here, here!

September 11, 2003, 07:19 PM
First and foremost,
This forum comes in a close second, although sometimes it's a little to "semi-auto" for me. :D

Al Norris
September 11, 2003, 07:20 PM
Ala Dan wrote:
Greeting's hksw- No sir, I did not post a poll on
the other FireArms Forums; but I'm in the process of
getting the meassage (sic) out, on as many forums as
possible. Simply stated, it encourages all member's
of other forums to drop by and cast THEIR vote!

Did ya stop and think that for those that might come over from another forum, they would have to register in order to vote.......

Kinda tips the scales on building the registered user database, Hmmm? :evil:

September 11, 2003, 08:18 PM
I am a newcomer here, but THR has rapidly become my all time second favorite forum. THR is GREAT but for M1 Garand enthusiasts like me nothing can beat Culver's Shooting Page (!

Ala Dan
September 11, 2003, 08:51 PM
Hey-Hey-Hey Al

In all fairness, Yes Sir I did. But, I don't think Oleg would
use that as leverage to "push THR" over the top! Simply
put, I felt like more FireArms types more than likely could,
would, or should know about this great THR forum; and
I was trying to get the message to as many viewer's as
possible. Thanks for your time, and participation.

Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

Mil Novecientos Once
September 11, 2003, 09:26 PM
I voted other... my favorite is

I love to read the SHTF disccussions that are so abundabt in THR. I lmao with these kind of threads, they are really amusing.

September 12, 2003, 01:40 AM
I do most of my web surfing during work :D and because of the filters on our PCs I am able to access very few gun-related sites :fire: . Two of the exceptions are THR and Sigforum, so perhaps by default I surf and post most often in these two forums. However, I am not a devotee to a single gun manufacturer, gun type, caliber, etc. and I find a great mix of all that interests me here on THR; a sort of firearms melting pot if you will, so it works out for me!

Zak Smith
September 12, 2003, 02:41 AM
Here's my top 4, in order:

1. TheHighRoad. Big surprise. (TFL before this.)
2. BrianEnos.Com - all IPSC/USPSA/3Gun info you want,

Nando Aqui
September 12, 2003, 07:27 AM
Overall, definitely THR (6,722 members)

One I read as frequently as THR is (11,707 members)

But I would guess the most popular, which I do visit albeit not as frequently, is (50,780 members)

I also visit Battlerifles and HKPRO


September 12, 2003, 11:08 AM
THR, then

combat effective
September 12, 2003, 06:24 PM
My top choice is legacy38's firearms forums ( with Shootersville being choice # 1A.

September 12, 2003, 06:28 PM
You missed ! which I think is one of the better one's out there!;)

September 12, 2003, 07:53 PM
I frequent 4 gun forums:


Each provides a different perspective on gun ownership. The HighRoad is the most well rounded. Th other 3 have more specific information than provided through TheHighRoad. If I want to find out something on Glocks, then I go to Glocktalk. If I want info on .22LR, then RimfireCentral. Shotgun info is best found at ShotgunWorld.


September 12, 2003, 08:08 PM
This one the most and in second place is Beretta Forum (

September 12, 2003, 08:38 PM
I've been trying to control myself, but Gator's mention of the Garand has me clicking on that link now... ;)..........................

September 12, 2003, 09:00 PM
THR is the only real FA related forum I go to besides, and that's a pretty slow place.

September 12, 2003, 09:05 PM
I voted for THR which is my favorite now. My fav of all times is without a doubt TFL.

But times change and so do we. This is my home now.

September 14, 2003, 06:22 PM
Hey, where's UZI-Talk in this poll? :fire: :cuss: OK, so I voted for Gun Talk as my number one favorite from the choices. Karl.

September 15, 2003, 01:04 AM
I try to spend as little time as possible here :p

Y'all're a buncha gun dorks!!! :p :neener:


September 16, 2003, 01:33 PM
Ala Dan, be sure and let us know when you post the "Camaro vs. Mustang" Poll on the Z28 Forum.


October 15, 2008, 06:25 PM
One forum not in the list that ya'll might be interested in is a new forum called The Gunner's Lair ( Right now it's not all that busy, but the rules of conduct applies to all, especially the mods and Staff. No, that's not a shot at THR's mods, but I'm sure you've all seen one or two boards where it's do as I say, not as I do....

No Fear
October 15, 2008, 06:35 PM
gunsnet is hard to be banned from but the regular posters are very nasty people. Bully types. Plus they rarely talk about guns.

You forgot arfcom ( What a pit. All the negatives of vulgar posters like gunsnet, but with ban happy mods. Yuck.

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