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Old August 3, 2008, 05:17 PM   #2526
Eldorado Nick
Join Date: August 1, 2008
Location: New Mexico
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Just want to say hi. Looking forward to hearing what folks have to say in these discussions.
"To disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them." - George Mason
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Old August 4, 2008, 04:22 AM   #2527
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Doing the proper check in thing. Was referred to this site from bladeforums.com
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Old August 4, 2008, 09:20 PM   #2528
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Location: Akron, Ohio
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Hi all,

I live in Ohio and have used shotguns and rifles for hunting all my life (44 years) but just bought my first handgun in April of this year. Yes, it is the Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm and I must say I absolutely love this gun. I got my CCW license in May and have been carrying everywhere I go .

There are two other guns on my list that I would like to buy when the funds become available: The Beretta 90-two in .40 cal and the CX4 Storm in 9mm. Yes, it seems as though I have the Beretta bug!
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Old August 5, 2008, 10:55 AM   #2529
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Location: Richmond, VA
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Hello everyone, my name is Jason and I am new to the forum. Just wanted to say whats up?!
Looking for quality Ka-Bar knives and accessories for my hunting trip.
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Old August 5, 2008, 03:13 PM   #2530
Join Date: July 29, 2008
Location: Ellenton, Florida
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Hi all;

I'd like to introduce myself.

I'm a Florida resident now transplanted fron New Jersey. I'm retired from the engineering drafting field & working now as a Florida security officer. I'm
hoping with this forum to learn about handguns. My only experience so far was in the military (USAF) using an M-16. I qualified expert.

Most of what I'm interested has to due with the weapons used by security
people working in Florida. Florida allows an armed officer to use either a 9mm
automatic or a .38/.357 revolver with .38 ammo. I hope to get some tips with that requirement.
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Old August 5, 2008, 05:29 PM   #2531
Crazy Carl
Join Date: August 4, 2008
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New guy from NC

Hey all, noob here.


Anywho... started shooting/hunting at age 9, tho haven't hunted in years. Gotten more or less "in to" & kinda out of shooting off & on over the years, tho I've always had a pistol around for GP, usually a .357 revolver.

Been itching to get my CCW for a while, while simultaneously jonezin' for a 1911. Well, just bought a 1911 (SA frame & slide, with Wilson everywhere else) & am about to start the CCW process.

Hmmm, what else. I'm also a guitarist & motorcyclist (shout out to the ZRXOA guys ) & am about to retire from the Army in November.

So yeah, um, like, hey & stuff.
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Old August 5, 2008, 05:33 PM   #2532
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Location: Chilling Out in the Valley of The Sun
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Welcome. We like fellow gun owners and thank you for your service in our armed forces. There is lots of great info, dialogue, and ideas here on THR.

The mods usually like you to do introductions in the sticky at the top of General Gun Discussions, just to give you a heads up.

Enjoy your CCW class, I always like to hear that more people are getting theirs.

See you around.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." -Edmund Burke

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell
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Old August 5, 2008, 05:47 PM   #2533
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hello all

new member from nyc here. just put in for my handgun license, which unfortunately means it'll be about six months before i can actually buy one, and even then i can only take it out of my apartment to shoot at the range. but internet researching has been fun, and that's how i came across this forum. i've learned quite a bit already. if anyone's interested in the ridiculous and expensive process for getting a license in manhattan, maybe i'll do a writeup.


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Old August 5, 2008, 06:32 PM   #2534
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Location: Richmond, Va.
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Hello everyone, greetings from Richmond, Va.

Finally got around to joining and wanted to introduce myself.

My name is Jim and I am the President of Proactive Shooters. We are a firearms training company located here in Richmond, Va. We offer firearms safety classes, concealed carry classes and the Utah permit class.

I'm happy to be a member here and I look forward to contributing.

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Old August 5, 2008, 06:36 PM   #2535
Join Date: July 26, 2008
Location: Idaho
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Hey guys.
New gun owner over here in Idaho.
Got a hand me down Beretta Model 71 (22lr) pistol.
A family heirloom Stevens/Savage 87a (22lr) rifle.
And just bought myself an XD9, for my birthday.
Have lurked/learned here alot, figured I should finally join in.
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Old August 5, 2008, 06:45 PM   #2536
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Smile New to THR

I am a 20 year Navy man. My interest in guns spans from my teen years to present. I own several shotgun, 30-30, and 22 rifles. Making plans to buy my first pistol.
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Old August 5, 2008, 09:32 PM   #2537
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Welcome to you new NC folks! I'm in eastern NC myself.

And welcome to everyone else, too.
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Old August 6, 2008, 08:39 AM   #2538
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New Member

I am a 52 year old male, former Marine, and a father. I grew up in Western Pa. where having a gun in thehome was the norm. I recieved a Savage 20gage/22 magnum on my 12th birthday, which I still own today. I have various handguns in my home, and I carry a CZ40B (CWP) every where I go. I love hunting and target shooting.
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Old August 6, 2008, 04:44 PM   #2539
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Hi everyone, been lurking and enjoying the forum.
Thought I'd join because I enjoy the discussions and all things firearms.
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Old August 6, 2008, 05:37 PM   #2540
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Location: NW Montana
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Checking in from NW Montana


Introducing oneself seems the thing to do.

58 year-old, married, gun-loving, political-activist male here.

I've been trying to pare down my gun collection to just some old fashioned shooters for hunting and fun.

Now I find I miss the automatics that I sold off - so I'm in the hunt for a 1911 of some form or another.

Be seeing you around, I guess...

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Old August 6, 2008, 05:44 PM   #2541
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Hey all! I'm new here and to the gun world. My name's Matt, I'm 24, and I live in Lewisville (10 miles north of Dallas), TX. I kind of ventured into the gun thing on my own. My parents nor my girlfriend are interested in even shooting my gun. Everything I have learned about guns is from the internet and a few guns in gun shops. I've taught myself the basics. Picked up an FNP-9 and it's my first gun. I'm happy to be here, and I'm trying to soak up info like a sponge.

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Old August 6, 2008, 08:34 PM   #2542
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Hello everyone, nice to meet you all. I am 20 years old in the United States Marine Corps, and I love guns. I have a .40 Automatic handgun and a Semi-Auto Beretta 12 gauge. My Home of residence is in Alabama but I am currently stationed in Japan.
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Old August 7, 2008, 02:45 AM   #2543
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Hey I am new to the forum. I've shot about a half a dozen times. My boyfriend is exar on here. He has taught me everthing I know about shooting, but I hope to learn a lot more, and hopefully own some guns of my own someday. I really look up to exar, and like to think of myself as his apprentice I love that he is so passionate about THR, and he inspired me to join. I'd like to thank THR for this great forum. It's the perfect place for a newbie like me to get more information.
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Old August 7, 2008, 04:51 PM   #2544
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Hey all.
Long time lurker, finally reg'd awhile back, posted today.
Owned a bunch of rifles/shotguns, but they stay at my folks' farm. I wanted something for target/plinking so I bought my first handgun this week: Sig P6...and can't wait to get it to the range (after a thorough cleaning, of course).
I live/work in Annapolis, grew up here and in Southern MD.
28 years old male, married, no kids...yet.
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Old August 7, 2008, 04:58 PM   #2545
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Hi, My name is Ray. I'm age 45. Lived in Fla. all my life but getting ready to move to Tn soon. I'm new to this sight and collecting guns. I have owned quitafew guns but at this time i have a marlin model 336 rc cal 35 rem rifle and a colt automatic calibre 25 blue finish s/n 251xxx, nice older guns.I hope to learn as much as i can about them and other guns and get to know this site better.
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Old August 7, 2008, 05:32 PM   #2546
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I live/work in Annapolis, grew up here and in Southern MD.
Aaahhhhhhhhhh. Annapolis. I remember it well. A quaint fishing village on the banks of the Severn River. A suburb of the United States Naval Academy.

Welcome from a fellow newb.

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Old August 7, 2008, 09:42 PM   #2547
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Hi all! Been around guns all my life but only long guns. Primarily for getting dinner. So I'm new to pistols. Thats why I came here. I just took the CHL coarse and I'm waiting for my license to arrive. I'm in Arlington TX. The handguns I currently own are a .22 s/a revolver, a Browning Hi-Power 9mm and a Taurus PT111.
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Old August 8, 2008, 11:22 AM   #2548
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Location: Near Salisbury, NC
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Talking Greetings from a transplanted Texan

Surfed around till I found this site and decided to join so I could gleen some information from others and learn something new about reloading. Love to shoot, but haven't hunted in my 54 years. Most of my guns are han-me-downs (.22 Jet, .25 Beretta, 9mm XD, Winchester 30-30, Remington 12 ga) except for the .40 XD subcompact I CCW. Started reloading as the .22 Jet became too expensive to buy and it has become quite a fun hobby.
See ya round! Erik
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Old August 8, 2008, 02:42 PM   #2549
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guns- P14-45, Colt 1911A1-modified .45acp, AR-15, Remington 600-.308, Remington 870 12ga. w/rifle sights, long mag, pistol grip full stock, Remington 1100 12ga. w/vent rib, long mag, synthetic stock. Para Ordnance 9x23 Open division pistol. bits and pieces to build another wide body pistol and 2 ARs. Reload on a Dillon RL 1050

vehicles- 1984 Chevy 3/4 ton extra heavy duty 4x4. 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. 2007 Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster. 1978 18 1/2 foot kevlar wilderness tripper canoe.

did a few back country hunting/fishing trips. got 4 whitetail bucks. largest a 9 pt scored 125. upper lower peninsula of michigan

Shot IPSC for several years, ICORE or a couple also.
Dabbled in 3 Gun

Was a telemetry RN for 14 years.

now live in Phoenix, AZ

Disabled with a broken back, MRSA infection ate my spine. have 6 fused/fixed vertabrae.

hardly able to walk. no stamina. live in constant pain
Blessed Be

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Old August 8, 2008, 08:32 PM   #2550
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Hello, new member from Italy here. I am 37, fairly new to guns. My first and only (for the moment!) firearm is a CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow, chambered in 9x21 mm (for legal reasons, we can't use "normal" 9mm handguns in Italy). I also bought some reloading equipment and I try to hit the shooting range at least once a week.
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