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Old January 4, 2007, 02:24 PM   #251
Join Date: September 22, 2006
Posts: 39
I have been visiting here a while. I don't think I did this post before?

Location: Townsend, MT
Hobbies: Fishing, upland bird hunting, fishing, rifle shooting, fishing, big game hunting, fishing, rifle reloading, fishing, hiking, fishing, backpacking, fishing, ATV riding, fishing, bird dogs, fishing, varmint hunting, and fishing.

Currently- I own and reload for these: .22-250 (Rem 788), 6MM Rem (Rem 700VLS), .270WSM (Win 70 Coyote).
Previously, I have also owned and reloaded for: .270 Win (Rem 700Classic), 300 WinMag (Rem 700BDL), .25-06 Rem. (Rem 700BDL).

I sell fishing boats and ATVs for a living.
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Old January 4, 2007, 03:27 PM   #252
Join Date: January 3, 2007
Location: Cataula, GA
Posts: 11
new member

Hi folks,
My nane is Ray and I live in west central Georgia. I am retired military and now work as the range planner on post. I still have the first gun my granddady gave me, a Iver Johnson single barrel 410. I presently own over a100 guns. Mostly long arms. I like projects so a lot of my guns were basket cases but I keep looking for parts and working on them. I look forward to being part of the family.
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Old January 4, 2007, 10:40 PM   #253
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Old January 5, 2007, 04:58 PM   #254
Join Date: January 5, 2007
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 15
Talking Howdy, my first post here...

Howdy guys, I was given a link to your forum by Bill W in a recient E-mail, I am not even sure what his user name might be on here, anyway I will kinda hang out & lurk from time to time, I am allready quite active on several other hunting/shooting forums. I am a Life Member of the NAHC. I harvested my first moose on my 14th birthday back in 1971 and continue to be an avid hunter. I live in northwestern Alberta, Canada in Grande Prairie, which is 70 miles south east of mile "0" of the Alaska Hwy located in Dawson Creek B.C., if you have traveled north to Alaska by road odds are you have passed trough Grande Prairie. I am into Single Shot Rifles & Lever Action Rifles as well as Revolvers & Auto Pistols. My favorite game is Moose, Elk, Whitetail Deer & Black Bear closely followed by Muley Deer, Coyote & Wolf.
When I die I want to be burried in my Jeep, because it's never been in a hole it couldn't get out of!

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Old January 5, 2007, 09:10 PM   #255
Join Date: January 5, 2007
Location: Ireland, but not in the nice west part :(
Posts: 22
18 year old Irish guy, never fired a gun, closest I've been to some sort of gun was the one o clock gun in edinburgh castle which for any one who doesnt know what I'm talking about is just some piece of artillery that fires off into the ocean every day at one o clock.

But yeah... I joined this site since I think its better than the other forums since some of them are just packed with nut cases who ask "is it safe to bring a gun into the shower" and I'm pretty sure not all yanks are like that.

Hope to learn stuff about guns and make friends who I can meet up with when I go to the US in a few years with my gf since going to a gun shooting club is on my list of things to do.
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Old January 5, 2007, 11:57 PM   #256
Join Date: December 10, 2006
Location: Wisconsin
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Hi folks, New guy here, been on TFL a while, been shootin since I was 9 or 10. Not very knowlageable on any part of this sport. But I do know which end to hold and which end to avoid and that's kept me out of jails and hospitals for 40 some years. I'm glad to talk to so many people who do have knowlage and are willing to share it though. Because I have questions!
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Old January 7, 2007, 02:57 AM   #257
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I've been lurking here for a few weeks and just recently posted for the first time.

My name is David, and I live in West Michigan. I've been frequenting other forums for a couple years not and recently bought a Saiga, which led me to here. On other forums I go by ghostrider, but that name was taken already on this board.

My interest are in God, the USC, and in line skating when the weather is right. I am a minor knife collector who focuses mainly on Spyderco's with an affinity for hawkbills. Another hobby that I find consuming it tying things with paracord (mainly lanyards and fobs).

I'm hoping to gain a lot of knowledge here and eventually become a contributing member. Seems like a great place.
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Old January 7, 2007, 03:29 AM   #258
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Hey guys i am 15 me and my dad singed up together we are just getting into guns again my dads dad got into bad shape and wasnt able 2 hunt and my dad went 2 medical school and things were busy, he let his fac slide. My dad has a 243,30/30,410 over under. I have a 308 norma mag,a lever action 22 my grandfather passed down which i am greatfull for. I am looking forward to gaining a lot of knowledge from everyone here that know more than me. Im sure everyone will make us feel welcome.
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Old January 7, 2007, 02:12 PM   #259
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Location: West Texas
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New Member

Hello Group;
I'm proud to be a new member of THR! I have lived for years within 10 minutes of a military Rod and Gun Club here in West Texas. I'm a vet and salute ALL vets. High regards also for law enforcement and emergency response people.
I spent years ignoring the 2nd Amendment. My right side is slow due to an accident years ago. But when I saw John Kerry hunting geese in late 2004, I decided that it was time to re-arm the household, before Amendment Number 2 went out the window. I purchased a Taurus 38 Special snubby, and began shooting lefty at the gun club. What a pleasure!
I have other pistols now, and have purchased an AR 15 by Olympic Arms. (I can shoot a long gun right handed if it has a pistol grip.) I'm a much happier camper these days, now an NRA life member, TX State Rifle Assoc. member, and am realigning to sporting activities.
I'm nobody special, but have that blessed citizenship which guarantees me RKBA. My first gun was an Ithaca single shot 12 gauge that my dad got me for Christmas back in the day. Born and raised in Upstate New York.
Thanks for having me in.
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Old January 7, 2007, 03:13 PM   #260
Gun Plumber
Join Date: August 19, 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA, North America
Posts: 30
Not a newbie by any means

My name is Jim. I've been a member of the gun culture for over 35 years. You name any firearm produced since 1900 and I've either owned it, shot it, or fixed it for someone else. I LOVE MA DEUCE...

Due to my age - 53, going on 100 some days - I have started to pare down my hobbies. I recently sold my Harely that I owned for fifteen years and I was a member of the motorcycle culture for forty years. I recently sold all my camera equipment ($10k worth - 35mm Nikon F5 and medium format Pentax 6x7) when I decided I was no longer going to be a freelance photojournalist (paid and published) anymore.

My firearms collection is small, compared to what it used to be. Three years ago, I decided 'less is more' and I dropped down to three weapons. Then Katrina hit NO and my wife asked 'how IS our arsenal these days' and I had to admit it had 'some holes'. So I went out and picked up a few more. Plus several cases of ammo. I also reload, though not as much as I used to.

I'm an opinionated cuss. I call a spade a spade (actually an F'ing shovel). But it's what makes me a good gunsmith (according to my clients). My user name came about from a joke amoung several of my gunsmithing buddies.

I have a degree in computers (1981) and a degree in gunsmithing (1998). I believe in KIP (knowledge is power).

Besides firearms, I know four other subjects backwards and forwards.

1) Cars & trucks
2) Motorcycles (no longer ride)
3) Computers (20 years in the field - retired)
4) Dogs (we rescue)

So, while I do bite, it's generally just a nibble at first. If that don't scare ya off, then fly me a kite (old biker term for email or letter) and I'll be happy to help if I can with info. I've been thrown off of several forums (THL comes to mind) BECAUSE of my attitude. I call BS whenever I see it. AND sometimes I just can't help but explain chapter and verse as to WHY I CALL BS.

My health has been up and down in the past three years which gave me great insight into life itself and is WHY I decided 'less is more'.

My user name on the web is normally Wallew. It was my Nom de plume (name I write under) for fifteen years. If you see Wallew on some forum, it's me.

I am the moderator on Stacey David's new forum called 'Gearheadz'. If you like cars or trucks, come on over an sit a spell. Mr. David will return to TV on ESPN2 come March 07 and will 'flog the wee' out of Sgt Rock once it's been completed.


Three pix of some of my current toys...

Rossi 2" snubbie .357, Chinese NHM 91, Hungarian AMD65
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I'm a Renaissance man, gunsmith, NRA certified firearms instructor, chef, gardener, medic, computer whiz, philosopher, mechanic, bartender, janitor, and security specialist

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Old January 7, 2007, 09:47 PM   #261
Join Date: January 6, 2007
Location: Wyfriggenoming
Posts: 23
The new Gunnut on the block

Well been lurking for a time , what the hell might have something to say .

Live in the Riflerange state of Wyoming .
Drive a truck in the oilfield , great fun in winter!!!!
Used to have 30 weapons , what a pain to stock all that ammo . Now down to a couple AR's , 2 M1As , 2 Glocks , 1 .221 Fireball ( coyote gun ) , 1 6 mm BR . 1 870 3'' PDW .

Lots of ammo !!
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Old January 7, 2007, 09:54 PM   #262
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Hello Everybody

I have a lot of questions and with any luck you guys will share the wealth.
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Old January 7, 2007, 10:28 PM   #263
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Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3
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I am a new member from N.C. I am a big S&W fan. I have two SW1911s, one 4" 686 without lock, one 2.5" 686P with lock but modifed, one S&W made Walther PPK/S-1, one S&W 4516, and one 4" 629 without lock. They are all great handguns. I look forward to joining in many discussion with the rest of you.
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Old January 8, 2007, 10:38 AM   #264
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Hi everyone- here are my particulars:

Peter Sorokanich

Scranton, PA

I grew up in Moosic, a small town near Wilkes Barre, PA. I attended the University of Scranton and I am currently a full-time high school history teacher in Scranton, PA. I'm an avid stamp collector, reader and firearm enthusiast. I particularly like the 1911 (Original Colts and Springfields, and SVI variants), US Military rifles (including the M14/M21/M25, and the AR-15/M16/M4), the IMI Jericho 941 and the Desert Eagle. I'm married with 2 teenage daughters. My best friend is my Golden Retriever, Ulysses S. Grant.

Good to meet you all!
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Old January 8, 2007, 01:09 PM   #265
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Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 4
G'Day all...new member from Dallas. CHLer, NRA Life and TSRA members. Semi retired now from travel / airline indutry sales and marketing. Have Sig 229R, 239 and PM9 all in 9mm...Wife (also a CHLer here) > Sig 232 .380 her cup of tea.
Born CA (what happened to my birth state???), raised in AZ lived TX since late 70s.
See some of my pals from TXCHLForum aboard ....great big howdy to yall!
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Old January 8, 2007, 06:20 PM   #266
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One more new guy...

... from germany. i found this nice place in the web through somebody i bought some dies from on ebay. i like the place, i have something like this in germany too. im using pages like this this a lot to get information or just experiences or oppinions. well sometime my written english might not be perfect, so i apologize for that! im especially intersted in military handguns and rifles used in germany through maybe 1900 to 1945. i like the luger (i know this is the way it is called in the us) and the k98. i shoot them in different clubs and even in competition!. evrybody is welcome to ask questions, sometime it is easier to get informtion about weapons in the country they were made! have fun everybody!
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Old January 8, 2007, 06:41 PM   #267
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Location: VA
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another newbie

Hello all,
My name is Dave and I moved from upstate ny to virginia in 8/06. Was very pleased to find out that VA is a "shall issue" state for ccw. I applied for my permit in early october and had permit in hand 3 weeks to the day that i applied for it. My weapon of choice is a Springfield .45XD. Found this site by trying to find out a little more about the pagerpal holster i ordered back in november but have yet to recieve. Cancelled that and on another member's recomendation ordered a Smartcarry holster. Look forward to being a member of THR.
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Old January 8, 2007, 11:14 PM   #268
G-River Guide
Join Date: January 8, 2007
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Hey gang,
I'm from the Blue Ridge mountains of VA. I've enjoyed shooting Dad's rifles and shotguns on the family farm, but I've never owned a weapon myself. Looks like it's time to change that as I just got married and we're about to buy our first home - I've got more to protect than ever. My inner macho man needs a gun too because my wife is in the army and knows more about them than I do. She got to spend some left over ammo with an XM8 after a study at Aberdeen Proving Ground - she's a badass. Full autos are a bit much for me at this stage of the game - I'm looking at small revolvers . I have a buddy with a strong family connection to Ruger so I'm leaning toward an SP101. I've been drawn to the functionality of revolvers since I was a kid, but I know jack about handguns. I'll probably keep quiet for a while as I have a lot to learn here. Just wanted to say hi. Looks like a great forum.
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Old January 9, 2007, 09:51 PM   #269
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Location: near Omaha nebraska
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first time here i joined,, i am a Endowment member of the NRA> a firearms deaaler and full time gunsmith,, plus a class 6 reloading liscense,, to sell reloaded ammo,, i load 73 diff cals,, have been doing this over 30 years,,
I make cartridges for people who can get special older shells,
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Old January 9, 2007, 11:53 PM   #270
Join Date: January 8, 2007
Location: North Central Texas
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Howdy Ya'll

I'm new here but like what I see so far. Everyone seems friendly enough and what I have read seems like everyone is trying to be helpful. I have enjoyed guns since my Dad got me a single shot .22 when I was 9. I have a few guns that are my favorites and like cowboy shooting. I shoot IDPA every now and then just for fun (too old to get as serious as I should). Kind of nice to find a place with gun nuts like myself. And by nuts I mean collectors and safety minded handlers. I hope to benefit and help others here if I can.
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Old January 10, 2007, 01:00 AM   #271
Comander Hightower
Join Date: August 16, 2006
Location: Peoples Republic Of Seattle
Posts: 14

Like to shoot anything that goes bang, bang, bang. Love my AK's and Glock. Last aquisition was a Seventies S&W Model 19 6" . I demand firepower and reliabilty in my firearms. I've been "lurking" for a while, but no more.
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Old January 10, 2007, 07:16 AM   #272
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Glad to be here

Hello all,
My name is Scot and I live in SW Ohio. I am a 47 year old electrician. I have been around guns most of my life and appreciate the comradery they bring, as well as shooting them.

Thanks for a great web site
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Old January 10, 2007, 11:22 AM   #273
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Hello from North Delaware. My name is Steve I'm 30 years old. I'm not exmilitary or law enforcement I just grew up watching alot of war movies which I believe fueled my interest in firearms. I actually come from a very liberal anti gun back ground I have never hunted either but would like to some day.

I have bounced around a few forums but never post very much in any. With my work schedule and my typeing skills I have allways been on the fringe.

I started off with Curio & Relics and my interests have branched out from there.
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Old January 10, 2007, 04:37 PM   #274
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hi Vikz here, new in this forum..interested in 1911's got 2 so far..rock island armory and dan wesson pm 7..
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Old January 10, 2007, 05:10 PM   #275
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Hi from California

New to this forum, but not new to guns.

Own SW1911PD, G22, Ruger MkIII, Dan Wesson .44Mag, Savage 110 (30-06) Weatherby 12g, Walther .22LR rifle, etc., etc., etc.

Webmaster at www.CaliforniaConcealedCarry.com, where I hope to see some of you.
Trusted to carry in 28 states - but not my home of California.
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