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Old January 21, 2007, 01:06 AM   #326
Join Date: January 21, 2007
Location: Currently stationed in TX, previously stationed in NC and Alaska
Posts: 1

Hello everyone, I just registered tonight. I am a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force, and have been collecting for a couple years now. I mainly enjoy WWII surp, but have a few others. My collection includes a 1941 KAR98K, 1944 Nagant M-38, 1945 M-1 Garand, 1943 Lee Enfield No. 4 MK 1, 1917 Steyr M95 (8x56), Yugo 24/47 Mauser, Yugo 59/66 SKS, WASR-10 Romanian AK-47, Ruger Mini-14, Universal M1 Carbine, Remington 700 30-06, Stevens 22, Winchester 20 guage, and a 1911A1 Springfield .45. Looking to get a Caranco and Arisaka to complete my WWII collection eventually. I love tinkering, but have limited gunsmithing skills. Joined this site to share my experiences with others, but mainly learn from others.
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Old January 21, 2007, 01:17 AM   #327
Join Date: January 11, 2007
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 61
Hey everyone I have been registered for a few days now. I am active duty military getting ready to get ouy and work LE. I own Rem 870 Tactical,11-87, Mossberg 835, Kimber TLE/RL II, S&W 4006, S&W 29, and a few rifles that I hunt with. I have enjoyed the forum so far.
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Old January 21, 2007, 02:10 PM   #328
Join Date: January 21, 2007
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New member

I have been a shooter for over 35 years, a reloader for over 30, and had my CCP for around 25. I have visited this site many times and thought maybe I would join and add my opinions to the fray. I started hunting at an early age and have bought and sold guns ever since. I am in no way an expert, but I have read about and studied guns for years. I did my service to my country, believe in the right to defend life and property, and believe that ownership of more than one handgun, rifle and shotgun is a hobby, not a neccesity. As for my collection;
Ruger Mark II target
Beretta 21A
Early 70's Colt Frontier
Original Ruger Bearcat
Ruger new model 32 H&R
Manurhin PPK/S 380 auto
Beretta 8000 couger
Beretta 96F
Colt Python, 6" royal blue
Sig Sauer 220P
Kimber 45 ultra carry
Ruger Super Blackhawk Stainless
Taurus M44 stainless
1959 S&W Model 29
Browning 92 in 44 mag
Marlin 1894 in 44 mag
2 ruger 10-22's
Ruger Mark 1 in 270, Mark 2 in 243
Browning BBR in 22-250
Winchester Model 67-22
1920's Winchester 94 in 30WCF, with original octogon barrel
Browning Citori, 12 guage Field grade
And a few others not worthy of mention. I am always looking for something that awakes the "gotta have it" in me. As a responsible owner, all but one are stored in a 26x36x72 National Security fire resistant safe bolted to the floor. Finally, like someone said before me, there has to be room for gun tote'n conservatives somewhere.
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Old January 21, 2007, 09:35 PM   #329
Join Date: January 9, 2007
Location: wichita
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new member love all shooting games, most recently CAS have a nice colection of cowboy arms ad us milatary.am a midwestern conservative redneck lol.loving this websight and all you RIGHT thinkers.
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Old January 22, 2007, 01:03 AM   #330
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Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Sorta newb...

I forgot that I had joined along time ago... sorry. Anyway... I'm back and ready to contibute to group discussion.
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We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. ~ George Orwell
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Old January 22, 2007, 10:02 AM   #331
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Location: Northern Bavaria, Germany
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Fraom across the pond....

comes my "Hello to everyone here!"

Just found THIS thread and I think its a good idea.

I am from Germany, 37 yo. and started handgunning at the late age of 24. Before that I did archery (first longbow, then compound, 3 years) but cant find the time for neither of these bows anymore.

I got a Ruger 22 (Mk II) and a 1911, both competition only guns. (Carrying is nearly impossible over her for the average Joe.)

Long guns: Due to lack of talent I will save myself from that humiliation . Ok prone is ok, but offhand...

Lately I started reloading, to save money and because my Springer spreads 6 " with commercial ammo....it just likes lead bullets. So shall it be, I will feed those in the future.


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Old January 22, 2007, 03:16 PM   #332
Join Date: January 22, 2007
Location: South Austin, TX
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Howdy, I am brand new. I enjoy pistol and carbine shooting, and reload for pistol, with rifle reloads coming soon. I am pursuing my NRA instructor certification and would like to take on a more formalized role in introducing shooting to those who aren't in love with it yet.

When I'm not increasing the value of my Red's membership in South Austin, I'm farting around on my computer, rock climbing, riding my R6, enjoying local Austin bands like Reckless Kelly or traveling.

And while I'm writing up this intro, if you rock climb, and you need someone to belay for you, please let me know as I don't have a regular rock climbing partner or group (I'm just getting started), and would like to do more top rope or lead climbing and will be happy to trade off belaying duties!

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Old January 22, 2007, 09:16 PM   #333
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Hello! My name is Mark and im from Croydon, Pennsylvania. The guns I like are the .338 Lapua Magnum, M4A1 Carbine, AK-47, M249 :P. When I go to the shooting rangeI use he 30.30 winchester, and the 30.06 winchester.
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Old January 23, 2007, 12:37 AM   #334
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Old January 23, 2007, 12:35 PM   #335
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Thumbs up .

Hello, I just registered today.

I've come for info about guns, specifically about my interest in 1911's.

I currently own

Savage model 16 in .308 with Bushnell 3x9 sight
Ithaca model 37
Hk USP.45
Glock 26

I want to get a 1911 'just because', but I'm not sure which.
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Old January 24, 2007, 02:31 PM   #336
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Location: Indiana
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hello my name is gordon, i'm from indiana. new to this whole computer talk thing but getting better. always looking for good info, this looks like a great place to find it. been shooting for 30yrs, reloading about 20. shotgun, rifle, handgun, love and shoot them all. deer hunt, varmints are my favorite, do a little trapping and coyote calling. wife and 2 boys, 15-12. thanks.
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Old January 24, 2007, 03:32 PM   #337
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Location: Charlotte, NC
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New member from NC

I just recently escaped from California and settled in to the Charlotte area in NC. To go back even further I have to mention that I was born in Hungary before the Iron Curtain fell and grew up in a gun-deprived, communist country. Growing up there I always had an admiration for the freedoms Americans enjoyed and was longing to experience them. Now I am an American and am enjoying those freedoms.
I am into all aspects of guns. Love their history, love shooting them, love collecting them, love hunting, and also love to have the right to defend myself and my loved ones with an effective tool (guns).

Any of you from around here?

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Old January 24, 2007, 06:52 PM   #338
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New Member

I am the Wife and Mother of a couple of Gunnuts. I have learned more about guns in the last few years then I ever wanted to know. I have been doing some research on some antique guns that we acquired and that is how I ended up here.
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Old January 24, 2007, 10:38 PM   #339
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Well, I am not really a new member but I have been gone for a while. I asked to have my account closed but now signed up again with the same user name.

I am a retired police officer and firearms instructor for handguns, shotguns, and rifles. My main interest is handguns, both revolvers and semi-autos. I own three, a Smith & Wesson model 15-3 .38 Special revolver, a Smith & Wesson model 640 .38 Special revolver, and a Glock 17 9mm pistol. I also own two shotguns, a 12 gauge Remington 870 Express and a old European made 16 gauge side by side.

I have arthritis pretty bad and my wrists and elbows cause me a lot of problems so I am very limited with regards to what I can shoot and how much.

Anyway, it is good to be back.
Old January 24, 2007, 10:54 PM   #340
Join Date: January 24, 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 13
hello all

a co-worker of mine turned me on to this site. it looks to be an extremely active site, unlike some other (non-gun) ones that i belong to.

i started shooting in 1993 (in ********** of all places) and just got deeper and deeper into the hobby/sport/obsession or whatever you want to call it, ever since

i now reside in Arizona and own a little bit of everything: revolvers, pistols, bolt action & autoloading rifles, submachine guns, suppressors, and shotguns. but my favorite by far is trapshooting

looking forward to conversing with you all.
NRA Life Member
AZ State Rifle & Pistol Assn
CA Rifle & Pistol Assn
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Old January 25, 2007, 08:04 AM   #341
Join Date: January 25, 2007
Location: Phoenix,Az
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A little about me

Im am 21 and in the U.S. Marine Corp. I am currently on my third deployment in Iraq. I am into guns mostly for the self defense aspect, but also for a little stress relief. I am big on Springfield Armory. I own a 1911 Mil spec(customized), and XD 40 sub, XD 9 sub for the wife and a Benelli M4.
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Old January 25, 2007, 11:31 AM   #342
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Location: Red House, WV
Posts: 56

New member from West Virginia. Can't get enough of revolvers these days. Smith 500 being my current love. Past work in corp. loss prevention now working in recoveries. Wife wanted to divorce me until she found out she couldn't get the guns!
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Old January 25, 2007, 03:32 PM   #343
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Location: Marion, AR
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Hi folks. My names Bob and just found this forum the other day and have been reading lots. I recently purchased a Ruger P345 and just love it. I completed the Arkansas CC class and now wait for my card. In the meantime..practice-practice-practice......Wonderful to see all the valuable info here as I relearn to shoot again after so many years away from it.
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Old January 25, 2007, 08:39 PM   #344
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Location: Central Kansas
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Wink Hi new member

I have been reading here for a couple of weeks. I have learned alot here.
I grew up in rural Colorado and thought I new more about guns than I
needed too, so its been nice to find so many people like me.
If there is a season I hunt it, and if there is no season open I am target
shooting for the next one. I live in Kansas and CCL licenses just started
coming out and I stumbled across this thread while researching J frames.
I have gotten alot of good information from people here and really enjoy
all the reading. The 642 club thread is awsome./
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Old January 26, 2007, 01:57 AM   #345
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Join Date: January 26, 2007
Location: Crestline, Calif
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New Member

Hello from So Calif

I stumbled onto your site, looks like the right place for me to be.
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Old January 26, 2007, 04:27 AM   #346
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Welcome all.

It's inspiring to see so many new members.
Gunmn74, you got that right.

Can't get enough of revolvers these days.
Me, too.

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Old January 26, 2007, 07:36 AM   #347
Join Date: January 11, 2007
Location: Fredericksburg,VA
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I joined up a few weeks ago and just now getting around to this thread. I live in Virginia and recently got my first handgun. It is a 1948 Ejercito Argentino. Great gun and I like it alot. This March the gun show in Chantilly is coming and I will be looking for a 357 to buy. All the information on this board is great. I have learned alot and continue everyday. Thanks for everyone that has answered some of my questions.
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Old January 26, 2007, 07:50 PM   #348
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Hello all. My name is Mike and I'm from California, but please don't hold that against me.

I've been shooting for since I was six, so I've got some lead under my belt. My hobbies are shooting any firearm I can get my hands on, reloading and archery.
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Old January 26, 2007, 10:31 PM   #349
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New member from Ohio

Hello, everyone. I just discovered this site, liked what I saw so I decided to sign on. Currently I spend most of my recreational time shooting IDPA matches with my XD45. I have a broad interest in firearms, but like many gun enthusiasts my eyes are often bigger than my wallet.

I'm a Vietnam vet who served back-to-back combat tours (First Cav & MACV Special Ops). I led a sniper team in Nam and twice was a member of Army pistol teams while Stateside.

I look forward to hearing from the members and learning from your experiences while sharing some of mine.
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Old January 27, 2007, 09:33 AM   #350
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I am from British Columbia and have been shooting and hunting for alot of years. I just renewed my firearms licence and decided to dust of my rifles and start shooting again.
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