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Old January 17, 2013, 10:01 PM   #8276
Silver Duck
Join Date: January 15, 2013
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I'm from MA, retired, and newly into bullseye competition. I've got two S&W model 41s (1 ancient, 1 brand new), a Sig target 45, and a Taurus PT-99 9 mm.
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Old January 18, 2013, 10:48 AM   #8277
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Location: Southern Illinois (STL area)
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I'm a long-haired (semi-retired BarStar) musician from Southern Illinois. I love revolvers and bolt-action rifles. I have a special fondness for old military rifles. I came here mostly for the exchange of reloading/hand loading information, as I load everything I shoot except rimfire.
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Old January 19, 2013, 04:33 AM   #8278
Join Date: January 13, 2013
Location: Arizona
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I'm from Rural Arizona. I consider myself new to pistols, but I've been shooting them for around 6 or 7 years, but I've never worked on them or hand loaded or anything so I still have lots to learn. I love all firearms, but pistols are what I'm most interested in right now. I also love knives and always have at least one on me. I just started carrying my pistol everyday, so I'm still learning what's comfortable and what's inconvenient.

I am 25 years old, have been married for 5 years and have 2 daughters, ages 5 years and 18 months old. I taught my Wife how to shoot a pistol and my older daughter how to shoot my .22 rifle. They both love shooting and are very good at it.
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Old January 19, 2013, 05:45 AM   #8279
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Location: naperville il.
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newbie from IL.

Hi I am the newbie from Naperville IL. I am currently an student at WIU Macomb. I plan to get my degree in RN. I have served 3 and half year as medic in active duty military, now I am in the reverse.
I own a few fire arms. So far out of all the stuff I, I enjoy shooting my mosin and my vz2008 the most. alot of fire arm my friends and I have are mil surplus rifles. I am a big fun of surplus rifles for they are robust, relatively accurate,reliable and use cheap ammunition. overall they make a good home defense, plinking and project guns. Here is couple pic of my "most prized" firearms.
my pride and my joy. Of all my firearm, I like my mosin the most.
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Old January 19, 2013, 11:24 PM   #8280
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Location: Ohio
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I'm Mike from Ohio.

I used to lurk here a lot a few years ago, but developed other interests.

I don't own any firearms but do own some air guns.
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Old January 20, 2013, 09:27 AM   #8281
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Hey ya'll, New member from the south, but long time lurker. Mostly interested in handguns, but emerging interest in long range shooting and reloading. I have always enjoyed information and honesty by the members of this board.
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Old January 20, 2013, 02:48 PM   #8282
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Questions concerning concealed carry weapon

I'm a new member who has just received his concealed carry permit and am looking to buy a 9mm for when we travel. I've researched many guns and will find one I like, but would like to hear opinions regarding how best to conceal my weapon while in the car.

My initial thinking is to holster it on my belt near my right kidney area as I'm right-handed and this would conceal it from people approaching the driver's side should I have car trouble or some other issue. I'm completely open to suggestions from experienced ccw travelers as to how best to carry the weapon. Many thanks in advance.
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Old January 21, 2013, 07:37 AM   #8283
Join Date: January 21, 2013
Location: Belgium
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After being around here for a little while, i decided to join in. Happy New Year to all of you and lots of fun burner powder or making smoke.
My love goes from airpistol, over smokeless to black powder in different calibers and make.
I'm lately keeping an eye on your discussion about private gunownership and your 2nd Amandment. Living in Europe/Belgium I see where you're heading too. I'm very happy to have this hobby and can own toys. My friends say I'm pessimestic, but I'd rather call myself realistic when I say that we are becoming an extinct breed. I will shoot for as long as politicians will allow me to do so. And I very much hope you can keep your 2nd Amandment intact. Sincerely. SmokeyD
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Old January 21, 2013, 10:16 AM   #8284
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Location: Linesville, PA
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Hi I am new to this site. My name is Tom and I live in N/W Pennsylvania. I hunt, fish for walleyes and yellow perch on Lake Erie, mainly.
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Old January 21, 2013, 03:55 PM   #8285
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Location: San Marcos Texas
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I signed on to this website back in September 2012, but failed to post an intro. I am a Texan, member of the TXARNG with 23 years in. I am a rather ordinary citizen that enjoys owning & shooting firearms. I have carried a firearm in combat, and feel comfortable living in an armed society.
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Old January 21, 2013, 03:59 PM   #8286
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Location: Cincinnati, OH
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New member

Live in SW Ohio. I like military long guns. Am semi retired. 67 year old male. not ready to die yet. Like to shoot my Grendel AR. Like to bench rest shoot with my good friend
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Old January 21, 2013, 04:49 PM   #8287
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Location: wales in the uk
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hello my is steve i live in brecon beacons mountains in wales in the uk, i am a hunter i mainly hunt deer.waterfowl,and red fox and also hunt crows over decoys , i also spent 15 yrs in the royal marine commandos as a arctic mountain warfare instructor i started hunting when i was about 7 yrs of age and love being out of doors its where i am at ,atvb steve
by strength and guile
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Old January 22, 2013, 10:51 AM   #8288
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Hi, Im from Venezuela, always consult THR.
CZ 85 Combat
Regards to all
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Old January 23, 2013, 02:28 AM   #8289
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Hello from chilly WI!

New to the forum and looking forward to tapping your knowledge.
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Old January 23, 2013, 10:31 AM   #8290
Herman Jacobs
Join Date: January 17, 2013
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New Member

I live in South Africa, i do 3 Gun as a sport, wingshooting over my GSP and hunt during the winter and try to do a bit of varminting outside hunting season. I started shooting compound bowsin 1985 and still partake in bowhunting as well. I am 47 years young and i am in the civil construction business.
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Old January 23, 2013, 04:16 PM   #8291
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Location: ohio
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been a lerker for a while. I'm about to begin my third season of highpower shooting. Use an ar-15! It's a great hobbie, sport,and past time! Hope to shootfor a long time.
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Old January 24, 2013, 06:46 AM   #8292
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Hi All
My Name is as you can guess Bob, and I love all things to do with black powder which is a bit of a problem here in UK as the gun laws are draconian to say the least.
I've seen on the forum a lot of talk about Indian made muskets, so I thought I would put my penny worth in for those interested.
I travel quit a bit and have seen for myself some of the Indian makers which is an eye opener to say the least. If theses guys had half the equipment sitting in my shop they would be able to make the finest guns, "you bet"
I was interested in what steel they used in the barrels and have come to the conclusion it is second-hand hydraulic lines made from cold drawn steel tubing from the many ships being broken up in Bangladesh?? often described by them as (old oil cans).
They cut this to length and forge it by swaging it to swell the breach end and muzzle if needed. They drive a mandrill into the bore to approximate the bore size then with a simple reamer on a long stem fitted to a electric drill ream the bore.
Primitive yes but given the skill they get the result, the wood used is teak in the most part and pot luck to how good it might be, to see a guy checker this wood with a sharpened old broken file in a few minutes is all most beyond belief.
Locks and other parts are hand forged and filed to size, no two parts are identical and all are fitted by hand to one gun.
Anyone interested in these guns and with the right skill level, could take over were they leave off and finish the parts to a much higher level and produce a good looking weapon.
now the interesting bit I was offered as many as I wanted for $250 each from a one off or a hundred, posted to UK/USA $50 each.
I watched as the guy loaded a gun (he asked me to pick any gun stacked against a wall which with a hand drill he drilled the vent hole there and then) with a handful of black powder and two lead balls walked out side and holding it to his shoulder let her go!!! big bang lot of grinning faces and all looked ok ( have to say I kept well out of the way)
to say the least I was impressed.
So much so that I paid for a baker rifle there and then this was just before Christmas and the gun will be posted this week
It is my intention to send the barrel to Birmingham proof house to get it tested and refinish the gun completely, file and finish the brass work to military bright, brown the barrel with artificial twist finish, case harden the standing breach, case harden the tumbler and sear, polish the springs, and internal lock plate, rifle the barrel with seven groves 1/4 turn in 30 inches and re-stain the wood and oil finish.
mark the gun with all original marks to wood and metal (the only thing it will have other than the original marks will be the modern proof marks)
Sure looking forward to this project but would like to hear some advice on tuning the flint lock as this is not something I've done before so any help would be appreciated?
Many thanks and may you all have many years enjoying you hobby
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Old January 24, 2013, 06:49 PM   #8293
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Location: Rutherfordton, NC
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i'm John from Rutherfordton and there is a wealth of information and great reading for people like me who love to tinker and do things like reload! I've just gone through separating most of a pickup load of empty shot shells that will go through my MEC 9000. Love it! I have reloaded brass for many years and got my start with a Lee Loader for 30 Carbine with which I made a good-sized dent in the top of one of the posts of a bunk bed while hammering out rounds with the little loader and using stick bullet lube for the cases. Since, I got a Rockchucker and have used it for many years and recently got a Pro 1000 and a LoadMaster which I haven't yet got completely set up. Anyway I just retired and look forward to lots of reloading and reading about it. Only problem is giving all the shells away but I hope to take care of that soon by getting into skeet shooting or something :-)
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Old January 25, 2013, 05:18 PM   #8294
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Hi! My name is Barry. I served proudly for 23 plus years in the United States Navy and 21 years a city police officer, retiring in 2008. I am a strong supporter of the SECOND Amendment and the right to own a firearm to protect one's self.
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Old January 25, 2013, 05:31 PM   #8295
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Hi! Short n sweet: My name is Barry. I am retired from the US Navy after 23 plus years of wonderful service; retired police officer after 21 years of wonderful service. I am a very strong supporter of the SECOND AMENDMENT and our right to bear arms for lawful purposes, i.e., hunting, self/home protection.
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Old January 25, 2013, 11:48 PM   #8296
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Hi. New member here my name is Richie, been looking to get a handgun for awhile now. Finally got a 9mm xdm 4.5 last week, took it to the range Wednesday. What a great piece! I have been lurking THR for awhile, tons of great info here. I would like to get into reloading, and I am really looking forward to purchasing my next pistol, whatever it may be. Looking forward to getting an education here. Thanks for reading my rambling.
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Old January 26, 2013, 12:38 AM   #8297
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Hey all! Have lurked here for a bit while checking out this site and others, and decided to join in on this site. It's nice to see some decent, civil conversation about guns and gun issues (I found way too many other sites full of "Obama is a facscist!" types).

I've fired long guns for years: my trusty Mossberg and various rifles while serving in the military. I want to learn to shoot pistols, so I just bought a Beretta M9 and am looking to get a Ruger Single Six.
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Old January 26, 2013, 10:17 AM   #8298
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My name is Bob. I lived in Illinois (not Chicago or Cook County), Michigan and Minnesota. I now live in Tennessee. I worked for 42 years for FDA as an analytical chemist and am now retired. My interests and the shooting sports. I have 45 years of handloading experience covering rifle, handgun, and shotgun.
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Old January 26, 2013, 04:57 PM   #8299
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New guy in NJ

Hi, my name is Brian, I've read a lot on this site the last few years, figured it was time I joined and started being more involved. I hunt deer with a shotgun, but my tastes in firearms run towards 1911s and S&W .357s in handguns and rifles in .30cal and lever guns in .45/70.
Vincere vel mori
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Old January 26, 2013, 09:06 PM   #8300
Keith Stillwagon
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S&W Model 469

Hi everybody! Brand new at this. Was looking for demo to field strip my S&W Model 469. Might as well say hello. I am in my 60's. Former military (Army Infantry) and L.E.O. Also several years as armed Security Officer. Currently renewing my security creds so I can work part time. Definitely pro RKBA. Urge all good citizens to avoid being a victim at all costs. Make the bad guy pay those costs! I have concealed carry permit and take full advantage of it. This is my first time ever on a forum like this. So let me just say this looks like a cool deal and now I will go back to reading stuff from other folks who have something to say about firearms. I am always up for learning something and sharing opinions, etc. Also, I am still looking for tips on the 469. Got it recently and no manual with it. I like to play it safe when handling a new gun. It shoots just great. Don't know why I didn't discover it sooner. Got it in a trade and I am very happy so far. Now, lets get this piece opened up and cleaned! I want to give it a good home. That's it for now. ~ Keith.
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