Looks like I'm first!.....


Dave McCracken
December 20, 2002, 07:20 PM
Hi folks, looks like we're up and running....

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Oleg Volk
December 20, 2002, 07:35 PM
New and improved forums, tighter pattern, less kick!

December 20, 2002, 10:31 PM

And that tickles me no end.
So glad you here Dave.


December 20, 2002, 11:12 PM
Nice to have you here, Dave!

Dave McCracken
December 21, 2002, 04:29 AM
Good to see you too, Sam, Oleg, and Preacherman.

Some things are just too darn good to end....

Al Thompson
December 21, 2002, 08:03 AM

Dave McCracken
December 21, 2002, 12:51 PM
Yes Al, smiles indeed.

With everyone's permission(Not required but sought) I'll endeavor to continue in the vein of our old TFL BB, and post some stuff about getting into shotgunning. Give me a day or two and I'll get to it.

December 21, 2002, 04:36 PM
Looks like I'm first...Thats only fitting. Lets get this party started!

Mike :)

December 23, 2002, 12:05 AM
Looks like I'm first...

Only fitting for sure!


Hey I brought BBQ fixin's for sandwiches, racks of ribs, iced tea--oh plenty of paper towels and napkins. Dessert? Yep, Dutch Crumb Apple pies....

see my first post

December 23, 2002, 12:07 AM
Hah! sure.

Yah ... First Mod & all.

Claiming first member post. ;)

Dave McCracken
December 23, 2002, 04:39 AM
Always good to see old friends! Now to nose the grindstone...

December 23, 2002, 02:11 PM
Good to see you Dave.

December 23, 2002, 05:00 PM

Very happy to see you here, now my SG education can continue.

December 24, 2002, 03:54 PM
It's good to know where I can go for my shotgun questions. To continue our conversation from TFL, I'm feeling better about that 870 Wingmaster every day. Merry Christmas all.

December 24, 2002, 10:57 PM
Dave's here! Nothing to worry about..

We're in good hands ;)

Ron L
December 24, 2002, 11:01 PM
Looks like I'm first...

And we wouldn't have it any other way.

You DO know that you're also responsible for turning the lights out at the TFL Shotguns, right? ;)

Dave McCracken
December 25, 2002, 04:45 AM
Thanks, guys, and now to work...

December 25, 2002, 09:51 PM
Maybe I'll squeeze in on the first page...

December 25, 2002, 11:01 PM
alright dave, point us in the direction of another great mod 1100 deal!:D i need one before dove season next year.

Ron L
December 25, 2002, 11:06 PM
Did someone say 1100 deal? :D

Dave R
December 26, 2002, 12:36 AM
Its comforting to know you are here, Dave McC. Keeps the pattern going.

December 26, 2002, 11:17 AM
Nice to see all of you guys here!!!!!!!

December 26, 2002, 01:05 PM
:D :D :D

December 26, 2002, 02:03 PM
Glad to be on board with you Dave.

Dave McCracken
December 26, 2002, 06:16 PM
Folks, I promise that if another deal like those 1100s comes along, you'll be the first people to know about it. That is, right after I burn up some plastic and get at least one. Even risking the wrath of the Permanent Head of the Budget Committee (Wonderful Wife) would be worth it.

And it's good to see you folks here...

December 26, 2002, 06:44 PM
Dave, glad to see you with the new board.

I'm the proud owner of two older Wingmasters that saw use in North Carolina at, uhh, stationary elevated points of observation.

I have always enjoyed your contributions to TFL, though I never posted there much. I look forward to this board and will chime in myself from time to time.;)

December 27, 2002, 02:53 AM
Well I think my first post on TFL was in the Shotgun forum, so I figured I'd drop in here first also. Good to see everyone checking in!

December 27, 2002, 12:35 PM
Glad to see Dave and others I've learned from over hear on The High Road ! Now I don't feel as down about T.F.L. ceasing operation.

Red Label
December 28, 2002, 09:59 AM
I'm glad I found you guys. Was off line for a week or so. Glad to see Dave's here. I was never a huge poster over at firingline but for those of you who I may have talked to my old screen name was kehrby. I just changed to more accurately describe my new love for Ruger. Oh don't get upset, I still love my Wingmaster!:D

Dave McCracken
December 28, 2002, 02:08 PM
My, quite a gathering we've here. Lots of experience and expertise. WHAT a resource this will be!!

May 18, 2006, 12:51 AM
Glad to be a part of this forum.

Fred Fuller
May 18, 2006, 07:51 AM
Wow- talk about digging up old threads...

Dave, sure sorry I missed that party. Things were kinda not looking too good for the home team right about then. It was a while later that I found out GunSpot was no longer there and set out to track you down, only to find you doing the Mod job here. Too bad Randy Cain never made it by here too.

Oh well, spilt milk and all that. Thanks for all you and the rest of the crew here have done and continue to do to make this the web's best firearms forum,


Dave McCracken
May 18, 2006, 08:51 AM
You're very welcome, Lee. Must say I was surprised to see this back up. We've come a long way....

May 18, 2006, 05:09 PM
As a relative newcomer, I have to agree, it's a terrific site that I visit and read nearly every day. Good Job.

May 18, 2006, 05:16 PM
Forum necromancy is disorienting.

May 18, 2006, 05:23 PM
Forum necromancy is disorienting.

Fortunately, THR is chock-full of threads explaining how to deal with zombies. ;)

May 18, 2006, 07:26 PM
I don't check much on the other parts of this board. I've grown tired of the "my gun is better than your gun" threads, the "your gun is a POS" remarks, and even the "what gun is best for a horde of giant zombie robot spiders" threads. But I always check the shotgun board at least a few times a week. Wisdom from Dave, a few chuckles from SM, and the shared knowledge from quite a few others is always worth my time.
And no one here bad mouths my 311's, my Lee Loadalls, or the fact that I haven't changed the load thrown by them in years. I've always said that shotgunners are a more polite folk.

Dave McCracken
May 18, 2006, 09:07 PM
John, only a Blaggard would diss 311s, Loadalls and a tried and true recipe that just keeps working and working and working. Blaggards seem to be scarce in these parts...

More polite? Perhaps the Zen training needed to hit something when it gets someplace else encourages maturity....

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