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Old September 3, 2013, 05:30 AM   #8751
Join Date: February 4, 2012
Posts: 7
Yea I guess I am a newbie. Been doing more reading than posting obviously.

I suppose I chould change that. Hopefully I can something of value to someone in the future. Really don't know why I waited so long on the introduction post...

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Old September 3, 2013, 07:08 AM   #8752
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Location: SouthEastern FL
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Welcome. From where in NC? My mom retired from Florida (where I am) to Franklin, over in the west end. I love that area, and was just up there about a month or so ago.

Only thing that bugged me was having to keep disarming and re-arming, depending on where I was and where I was going. NC's prohibited-places list is more extensive than ours, but I hear y'all are workin' on that.
If guns are too readily-accessible in my state for the safety of yours, why doesn't my state have your state's crime issues? It's your people, people. Fix them instead of attacking ours.
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Old September 3, 2013, 03:15 PM   #8753
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Yeah, we are working on our carry laws for the better. I am actually in the Piedmont section of the state about 15 miles west of Charlotte.

Went to school at Western Carolina University (Culowhee, NC) so I know the area your mom moved to pretty well. Beautiful country up there and good people also.

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Old September 4, 2013, 08:16 AM   #8754
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Newbie here. forum seems good specially people here. Hope to make some friends as well.


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Old September 4, 2013, 08:27 PM   #8755
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Location: NY,NY
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Hi from a sourthern belle who lives in NYC

I am here to learn about getting training and a gun license.. I am very concerned about what is going on currently politically. I have a 14 year old son ,and we both are interested in going to shooting ranges.
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Old September 4, 2013, 08:58 PM   #8756
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Hello there princessmantik, welcome to DA, glad to have you as a member
A government that disarms its citizens in the guise of protecting them, is in reality, protecting themselves from its citizens.
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Old September 6, 2013, 12:30 PM   #8757
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Join Date: September 6, 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 14
Hello im Jack, im a fairly private person and dont really think ill post much but I look forward to seeing what everyone has to say. I have a fairly large knowledge of firearms and reloading and hope that we can help each other understand more about our shared interest.
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Old September 7, 2013, 01:28 AM   #8758
Join Date: August 24, 2013
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Hi Folks,
d'zaster here. I have a variety of rifles, pistols revolvers and shotguns. Have been reloading since the mid 80s. First gun was a Beretta 9mm. I have learned a lot over the years and looking forward to continue on this journey.
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Old September 9, 2013, 05:38 PM   #8759
Join Date: September 6, 2013
Location: Georgia
Posts: 7

I, probably like many others, came across this site while doing the research on a gun container/safe/RSC (note how my knowlege has increased based on the terminology I've been exposed to on this forum!). I'm pretty much decided on an AMSEC BF6636 and am now searching for the best price.
My interests in the shooting sports include hunting, BPCR, and have dabbled in Bullseye Pistol competition a little. I like to reload when I can find the components. At one time had a couple of partners in an LLC building reproduction 1877 Sharps target rifles. Otherwise I spend a lot of time riding my Harley Electra Glide and working in a motorcycle ministry.
Looks like tons of great information here... hopefully I can contribute something in the future!
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Old September 10, 2013, 04:41 PM   #8760
Join Date: August 30, 2013
Location: Northern Virginia
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Hi, My name is Tommy. I joined last week. I have already asked a few questions. I have read a lot of threads and left a bunch of comments. I like reading and the ability to learn what other shooters know. Just a quick note, Tommy
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Old September 10, 2013, 04:45 PM   #8761
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Location: SC
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Originally Posted by twofish View Post
Yeah, we are working on our carry laws for the better. I am actually in the Piedmont section of the state about 15 miles west of Charlotte.

Went to school at Western Carolina University (Culowhee, NC) so I know the area your mom moved to pretty well. Beautiful country up there and good people also.

Welcome Twofish. I have a grandson in Huntersville.
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Old September 11, 2013, 09:47 AM   #8762
Join Date: August 28, 2013
Location: Lexington KY
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new member

Hello everyone- I live in Lexington KY and happy to join. I hope to gain knowledge and share mine with all outdoorsmen interested in shooting and hunting...
my first post:
Hey Guys, this is my first post to thr. glad to be here. I am very new to reloading and just had my first session of testing some handloads. I am hooked- especially after shooting the best group of my life with ammo I made myself. very satisfing... one problem... My experience shows that a hot barrel shoots erratically [this is a hunting rifle- not varmint or heavy barrel].
I came up with a solution that I would like to share. I carry a cooler of ice with some ziplock bags to the range. after 3-4 shots when the barrel needs to cool off I wrap a ziplock bag with ice cubes over the barrel and move it up and down the barrel. in a couple of mniutes I am ready to shoot with a nice cool barrel... have also tried the reuseable ice packs for the same concept [the flexible kind]. I freeze them in a folded position so they will drape over the barrel. this works well also... be sure to coat the barrel with a heavy gun oil/grease to protect against rust from condensation moisture that forms on the ziplock bag on hot humid days.
just an idea...
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Old September 11, 2013, 12:04 PM   #8763
Join Date: September 10, 2013
Location: Southwest border in Arizona
Posts: 9
New Member Introduction

Hello Highroadees! I'm a new member who happened on this community because of my interest in points (arrowheads and such). I have about 38 years of Government service, some US Army and some three-letter agencies that I best not mention in an open forum where anything and anyone can be searching for God-Knows-What. I enjoy talk about almost anything and really like "troll-free zones". I use to be over at the 24-Hour Campfire website where the trolls have taken over my most favorite sites. Best to leave when the BS gets too deep. I hike around the southeast corner of Arizona which is where we (wife included) hang out most of the time. Love to shoot big guns (read cannon). I have many in my inventory but get the most fun out of a 1.20 inch (30mm) rifled bronze napolean front-loader. Also enjoy hunting and fishing and on those rare rainy days, I can be found in my machine shop creating things for myself and for sale. I have built breech-loading cannon and front-loaders just for fun. My latest project was/is a sundial cannon. Yep, that's right, you can set it to fire a black powder blank at almost anytime of the day during daylight hours of course. I will post a picture of it when I am done. This one is in honor of my recently deceased Dad, who enjoyed the same hobbies and was a great engineer in his own right. He can be credited with making the GAU-8 gatling gun on the A-10 work right. As sort of a warm-up, I would like to ask if there are any members who know much about the US Springfield Model 1816 flintlock? I have one made by Simeon North and it is dated 1826. It is rifled and browned. The gun has a patchbox on the right side of the stock. Under a piece of old paper is the notation, "Alamo 19" in dark brown ink in an old style of handwriting. The rifle came out of Mexico and I will post a pic if anyone is interested. Gotta go, have a good one!

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Old September 11, 2013, 12:05 PM   #8764
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Join Date: October 9, 2010
Location: Huntsville, AL
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uh, howdy!

Not quite new, per say, in the "brand spanking" sense of the word, but never noticed this thread before. I'm a fairly regular joe, live down in Dixie but am just making the transition to city life. Worked in the mills for a time, till work dried-up. Do a little security work now-a-days...

No privledge of military service as "flat feet lead to bad backs" according to the Army, sad to say. Grew-up with as much firearms experience as any other good ol' boy.

I prefer my guns of steel and wood. Owned Henrys because it was the Poor South and that's a working man's gun, so still drool over these new-fangled firearms with fancy accessories like
"loading gates" and I don't trust springs; so it's bolts, cylinders, levers and break actions dearest to my heart.

Q & A

* How many guns do I own?
Not many

* How many have I owned?

* CCW gun?
Ruger SP-101 (soon, soon...)

* Work gun?
Beretta 92fs

* Truck gun?
Bond Arms .410 Derringer

* Favorite gun?
Ruger New Vaquero .357

* Most useful gun that you'll out-shoot anybody with day-or-night, has brought down a couple dozen coyotes and won you a fair shake's worth of off-hand underdog wagers?
Henry Mare's Leg .22

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Old September 12, 2013, 12:07 AM   #8765
Join Date: September 7, 2013
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I'm Steven, 62, Viet Nam combat Marine, Retired. I live in Alaska and am enjoying the clean air, hunting and fishing, loading and shooting, and fantastic scenery. I joined this forum to add my 2 cents worth to the discussions, and of course, to learn. I shoot my pistols and rifles regularly at the range, mostly my 30-06 and 223 target rifles. I enjoy loading different bullets, different powders, different primers, in different cases to find what my rifles like. My fav assault weapon is my Sig 556. I shoot about 3 days per week and love every minute of it.

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Old September 12, 2013, 06:46 AM   #8766
Join Date: September 1, 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 3
Intro from Tx

Just saying Howdy. My brother told me about this forum and it looks to be full of good info. I have an assortment of guns and like them all with no particular kind of shooting be a favorite. I did just order a Remington 1858 C&B pistol and am looking forward to experiencing some black powder fun. Lots of good information out here to peruse.

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Old September 12, 2013, 02:42 PM   #8767
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Location: Laurel, MS
Posts: 12
Hello "High Road" enthusiasts!

My name is Brad, and I'm from the great state of Mississippi. I am a former police officer and emergency communications manager. I am currently serving as a bivocational pastor and a school librarian. I vigorously support the right to keep and bear arms, and I think well-trained teachers should be allowed to keep firearms in school. I am a shooting enthusiast, but not a competitor (too old, shaky arms, and bad eye-sight). Up until recently, I only owned wheel guns and a few long guns for hunting. In 2012, I bought my first AR-15 and absolutely love it! I've recently moved into the world of semi-auto pistols, and am learning my way around them. In my gun cabinet (right now) 30-30 Mossberg, K-38 S&W, pre-10 S&W, two 36 S&Ws, a Mossberg 12ga, Taurus PT92AF, S&W M&P9, and two Windham AR-15s. The three handguns I most regret selling: Colt Python, S&W 66, and a Beretta .380 (don't remember the model).
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Old September 12, 2013, 10:30 PM   #8768
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Join Date: August 20, 2013
Location: Houston-ish
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Hi everyone. I've been posting for a couple of weeks and just now stumbled onto this thread. I'm 54, a native Texan, married, work as a GIS Analyst in the oil patch. Grew up hunting and fishing. Now I just shoot for recreation and self-defense. I have a very small collection of guns that I'm rebuilding back to where I want it. I really want to start loading my own ammo, so I hope i don't become too big a pest.

In house: S&W 1006 10mm, Beretta 92FS 9mm, FN hi-power 9mm, Sig Mosquito 22LR, Winchester 1500 20ga, Remington 550 22LR
On order: Glock 30S (3 months now), Remington 700 VLS .204 (as of today)

This seems like a very good site - lots of info and a high signal-to-noise ratio. See you 'round.
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Old September 13, 2013, 02:11 AM   #8769
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Hey people! how are you all? m new here and glad to join this community. Hope to have lots of fun.

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Old September 13, 2013, 12:48 PM   #8770
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Hi Everyone
I'm new to the site, but not to the sport. I have been hunting, shooting, and hand loading since I was very young. I started shooting at age ten, hunting at age twelve, and hand loading at age sixteen. I am now 65, (oh how it pains me to admit that). I am a hunting guide in Pennsylvania, and was an outfitter and guide in Idaho. I have shot long range bench rest competitions, A.T.A. registered trap ( high 90's average) and shot my way to an Olympic tryout in archery. I am a patriot, and believe in our country, the constitution and the second amendment. I'm a combat veteran and support our troops at all times. Well that's enough horn blowing. I'm glad to be a member and am willing to help other members if and when I can. Keep the faith and God Bless America, and America Bless God Again.
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Old September 13, 2013, 08:56 PM   #8771
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Hello all. Have been lurking hear for a while. Enjoy milsurps and handguns and ham radio. Enjoy reading the threads and learning.
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Old September 14, 2013, 08:58 PM   #8772
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Hi all I really like the site and info I have found on here.
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Old September 17, 2013, 02:47 PM   #8773
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Join Date: August 7, 2013
Location: Northern California--East Bay
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New Member :)

Hello and greetings to all.
My name is Kimberley. I'm the Marketing/Social Media/Customer Service diva for Iconic Industries.....lol. We are a family owned manufacturing effort, and it should be noted that unlike some we are not new to firearms.
Our R&D facility is burning some midnight oil working out the final details on a new line of 80 percent machined billet lowers (DPMS/LR .308, AR-10 & AR-15) (Billet AK, 10-22 and others to follow) as well as other innovative firearm parts and accessories. (To all our Brothers and Sisters in CA, God Bless and keep your chins up......we have some ideas which may keep the AR platform alive even if the Governor signs those malicious "laws" in to effect.)
Our target release date is mid October.
Albeit, there seems to be a glut of manufacturers new to the market, but we have confidence that our products are going to satisfy those with a thirst for something different.
We will have a WWW and Facebook site open shortly. Pre-production pictures and details will be available one week before we have shippable inventory (Can't give the copy-cats too much lead time...lol).
And we will be traveling the show circuit as much as possible, so I hope to meet lots of you in person.
That's it for now I guess......stay tuned, and a thank you shout to the Mods for all the work you do...**smiling**.
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Old September 17, 2013, 03:01 PM   #8774
Join Date: August 30, 2013
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I hope to see you at a Northern Virginia Gun Show soon!!
Welcome to THR.
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Old September 17, 2013, 03:23 PM   #8775
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Customer Service Diva? Do you actually put that on your businesses cards?

Welcome aboard.
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