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GunnerJ
July 25, 2014, 10:11 AM
I was just looking through the options you can post a new topic under and I realized how awesome it is that there is actually a pretty popular forum that is based solely on guns and gun speak....a glitter of hope

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barnbwt
July 25, 2014, 10:19 AM
Welcome to the asylum ;)

TCB

tyeo098
July 25, 2014, 11:13 AM
One of us, one of us, one of us...

Its therapy really. Shooting, reloading, and highroading keeps us all from going bonkers!

bannockburn
July 25, 2014, 11:16 AM
THR has been one of my favorite places to hang out online for quite a few years now. Lots of interesting topics and plenty of helpful and enlightening information. The gun photos are nice too.

In the non-internet world I can usually be found at the well-stocked gun magazine section of my local bookstore.

TMCCOY
July 25, 2014, 11:22 AM
Agreed! I wish I had looked at this site more closely years ago. It is a refreshing format and I hope my being here contributes further :-).

CoalTrain49
July 25, 2014, 11:50 AM
Yep, pretty good place to hang. Management has a top notch starting lineup.

taliv
July 25, 2014, 11:58 AM
wait.... they still print gun magazines?? :)

dmurdach
July 25, 2014, 12:27 PM
I spend way to much time trolling these forums, but it is great info. Not as fun as shooting or reloading but a close 3rd.

Arkansas Paul
July 25, 2014, 12:50 PM
Yep.
I'm a member of a few forums (one for golf, one for cigars) but THR gets the vast majority of my online time.

Mooseman
July 25, 2014, 02:50 PM
This is a great forum and a big thumbs up to the moderators who help keep it that way.

Welcome to THR:)

Robert
July 25, 2014, 03:41 PM
More than 90% of the moderation is done by members reporting post that do not conform to our standards. It is the members that make THR what it is, we just sweep up from time to time.

MtnCreek
July 25, 2014, 04:42 PM
wait.... they still print gun magazines?? :)

A loved one was in the hospital a while back so I grabbed a handful of gun magazines from a store to thumb through while sitting. That experience really made me appreciate this place more.

horsemen61
July 25, 2014, 04:47 PM
It is probally the best run gun fourm IMHO

Potatohead
July 25, 2014, 05:11 PM
This is a great forum and a big thumbs up to the moderators who help keep it that way.

Welcome to THR:)
+1.
Ive seen where some complain that it's more "heavily moderated" than most. Im glad it is though. Nice to have some structure.

It's probably because the moderators are paid so well I bet!:D

bainter1212
July 25, 2014, 05:13 PM
This place is a haven when the rhetoric elsewhere becomes less than civil.

Steve CT
July 25, 2014, 05:36 PM
I am an Admin on a smaller shooting Forum, THR is pretty much my role model of how a great shooting Forum is run and managed.

Always informative, and the stupid stuff gets shut down very quickly

Jim K
July 25, 2014, 05:46 PM
There are several good general gun sites and a larger number of sites dedicated to specific gun types. I don't want to name any out of deference to this site, but a good search engine should find all or most of them.

We all hope to add to gun knowledge and to the strength of the pro-gun, pro-2A movement.

Jim

230RN
July 25, 2014, 06:10 PM
It's also one of the slickest in terms of user operating efficiency. No hangups, no tricks, no timeouts. You click post, and it posts without delay. You click this or that and it does "this or that" without confusing the software... etc.

Really refreshing.

Terry, 230RN

blarby
July 25, 2014, 06:21 PM
It is indeed, pretty spiff.

Welcome to the club !

Cooldill
July 25, 2014, 06:33 PM
I love THR too! I've learned so much here and am still learning!

bandur60
July 25, 2014, 10:25 PM
I read on a couple of other forums but THR (and targettalk) are the only ones I ever post on. People here are MUCH more accepting of posters for who they are (and their grammar!) and the ratio of help/criticism is, like, infinity. You know, division by zero? There are members on other forums whose posts I always skip due to the attitudes and tone of their posts. Of course there are some here that don't grab my interest but that's not to say they're not civil, they just don't fall into my "read me" category.

Big thanks to the mods and sponsors here on THR!

vamo
July 25, 2014, 10:38 PM
As far as gun forums this isn't the only show in town but imho it is the best. There is a certain level of respectfulness and rational thinking expected of posts here.

hso
July 25, 2014, 11:26 PM
Welcome and thanks.

Do keep in mind we take that code of conduct that you pledged to uphold very seriously and you may be surprised how high a standard we expect members to uphold. If you can honor your word and keep an open mind about breadth and depth of 2A advocacy you'll learn a lot.

Legionnaire
July 25, 2014, 11:52 PM
Welcome aboard. THR is far and away my favorite of the gun boards. Good breadth of sub-forums and knowledgable people contributing to each. I frequent several others, but this is the one I call "home."

lxd55
July 26, 2014, 01:37 AM
More than 90% of the moderation is done by members reporting post that do not conform to our standards. It is the members that make THR what it is, we just sweep up from time to time.
interesting

hso
July 26, 2014, 08:46 AM
Yep. The culture of the community is upheld by the members and they help ensure that the quality of the site is maintained. When individuals forget we're different than most other internet discussion forums other members help by hitting that "report post" symbol,http://images.thehighroad.org/buttons/report.gif, and alert the staff to a potential problem.

MagnumDweeb
July 26, 2014, 01:18 PM
Even I've lost my cool and had my behaviour corrected, as it should be. THR is a different place. We're supposed to be the most respectable gun rights and hobbyist forum there is. And I think that gets accomplished.

Potatohead
July 26, 2014, 01:34 PM
I dont look at any other forums, that's sacrilege. How do you 2 timers live with yourselves?:)

larryh1108
July 26, 2014, 09:50 PM
This forum provides answers to questions that may be hard to find. The answers are from people with actual experience instead of someone passing on something he read on the net. We also have quite a few technical types who can break down any issue to it's root cause and offer an explanation second to none. The reloading section is as good as it gets for beginners or those trying to get the last nth out of his or her firearm. As you can see, it's a great place, second to none.

bikerdoc
July 26, 2014, 10:14 PM
Welcome! And thanks to all for the kind words.

To echo HSO and Robert, the member are the forum.

With only about 2 dozen mods, who live real lives and have real jobs, and close to 2000 posts a day to monitor, it is the members who are committed to our RKBA mission who are on the front lines of keeping order. ( see my first sig line :))
THR has been my refuge for 7 years. I have met many members and made enduring friendships with men I respect and admire.
Yes THR is more than a forum, it is a way of life.

Arkansas Paul
July 27, 2014, 12:31 AM
I dont look at any other forums, that's sacrilege. How do you 2 timers live with yourselves?

Well, we don't discuss cigars or golf here, so I have to visit at least 2 others. :)

redneck2
July 27, 2014, 08:08 AM
One of the things I found refreshing at first was that you could actually refer someone to another resource. On some forums, if you forward someone somewhere else, you'll get banned.

Also, they keep the forum list simple. Many other sites have so many that they're quite difficult to navigate

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