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Old March 8, 2009, 08:58 PM   #3576
Join Date: March 8, 2009
Location: NE,Ohio
Posts: 50
Hello everyone I am new here as of today.I have always been reading te forum but I have never joined until today.

I am from NE Ohio. I have a beautiful wife and daughter.I recently quit smoking after 10 years of butt puffin I am really feeling good now.

I used my money from not smoking to get into shooting.I bought a savage mk2 gvxp 22lr bolt action rifle.I am really interested in getting to be a really good shooter.

I love guns,especially bolt action rifles.I hope that I can come here and have some good times with you guys.I see that you do shooting contests for the rimfire rifles which I am getting into right now.

Well Sorry to rant, I hope everyone has a nice day and safe shooting.
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Old March 8, 2009, 11:41 PM   #3577
Join Date: March 7, 2009
Posts: 328
Hello all

Happy to find this place. Thanks to the mods and members for an interesting and informative forum. I'm a humble and respectful guest, and clean up after myself.

I'm about to be a new handgun owner. Well, "about" as in waiting indefinitely for a Springer XD 9mm (black, night sights, 5"). So I'm hoping it won't be too much longer, though my dealer says there is zero visibility from the distributor or manufacturer at this point (I'm thinking Croatia must have some job openings). My purchase wasn't part of the Bambi-panic, which I fully understand - just a case of bad timing.

I'm in southern California - the spot where my oldest brother taught me to shoot when I was 11 back in the last 60s (Ruger Single Six .22 - he still has it) is now, of course, a completely developed area. Before an overseas assignment as a civilian in a very very bad place that's dusty and hot I took some quasi-tactical handgun instruction back at Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, VA. I liked the Glocks we used, but after some test-firing at my local range here, which has a nice selection of rentals, I settled on the XD.

Current daydreaming focuses on putting lots of rounds through the new gun when I get it, maybe doing some tactical-style training with it, then perhaps getting a light/laser, then a 1911 ......

Interest is mostly hobby and self-defense, but competitive shooting might be an option down the line.

My screen name is just homage to the beautiful guns on the Iowa-class battleships, which I have seen up close (before the ships' final retirements) many times but have never seen/heard fired. Perhaps the ultimate expression of the art and science of the rifled gun. In any case, the main batteries along with the teak decks, brass fittings, and foot-thick armor just give me a warm and fuzzy feeling.
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Old March 8, 2009, 11:53 PM   #3578
Join Date: March 5, 2009
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 334
Hey everyone.

Active duty Military, close to 13 years. Just like guns. Don't carry as part of my job, just a part of how I grew up.

I am a CCW holder. Not so much a second amendment guy, just a guy that believes guns do what they are told. I'm big on self-defense and home-defense. I don't really like handguns that aren't .45. My favorite gun is probably my SIG 556.

I have shot guns since I was a small child, and I'm doing the best I can to teach my three children to respect firearms and use them properly. Just peeking in here to look at some various aspects of things. I randomly found the forum while looking for information about ballistics for .223. Nice place so far.
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Old March 9, 2009, 06:37 AM   #3579
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hi everyone, I am happy to find this forum, I love guns for self defence and hunting, I have (1) Winchester 30-06 Rifle Bolt Action (2) Parker-hale 7mm Rifle Bolt Action (3) Brno .22lr Rifle Bolt Action (4) Erma .22lr Rifle Semi Auto (5)Winchester Ranger 12 gauge Shotgun Pump Action (6) Mossberg 500 12 gauge Shotgun Pump Action (7) Single Barrel 12 gauge Shotgun U.S.A. (8) Taurus PT 24/7 Pro 9mm Pistol (9) Revolver .32 U.S.A.
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Old March 10, 2009, 07:00 PM   #3580
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Location: Ellensburg, WA
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Hello, my name is Alex I live in Sumter, S.C. with my wife and seven kids, thats what happens when you marry a midwife they like to practice what they preach. We have been in this part of the country following her career, for 8 months originally from Vermont. We both carry kel-tecs hers a P-32 mine a PF-9 also own a sub-2000 and hunt with a marlin 30-30, sons (3) use .243's
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Old March 10, 2009, 08:03 PM   #3581
Join Date: February 27, 2009
Location: In the Hills of Missouri
Posts: 53
Thumbs up Just wanna say " Hey"

Guess I've been a lurker also and I should make my introductions. I'm from southern IN, NRA life member since '74, old enough to know better but still young enough to learn (sometimes), have several rifles and I am trying to buy more handguns while I still can. I found your site looking for reloading info and couldn't get over all the people like me. Thanks, and hope to be around for a while.
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Old March 10, 2009, 08:45 PM   #3582
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New kid on the block

Im from central Illinios and was a truck driver for twenty years and at age 45 chose a career change i always liked working on my own guns so im taking classes to become a gunsmith im just getting started and enjoy what im doing.i hunt and fish but hunting is were most of my pennies go and was hoping i could get some info on a H&R649 looks like a great place to talk to folks with the same intrest
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Old March 11, 2009, 09:50 AM   #3583
Tango 1
Join Date: March 11, 2009
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Hello from Missourian

Hi every one, I live in Missouri, work Corporate Security for 18+ years, Received my CCW a few months back. I'm new to CC so I am still getting use to carrying.
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Old March 11, 2009, 10:53 AM   #3584
Coltman 77
Join Date: March 9, 2009
Location: N.C.
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Good morning and greetings from North Carolina!

My wife and I live just outside Charlotte and have been shooting rifles and handguns for many years.

We've had our CCH permits for about 8 mos. now and are proud members of the NRA.

This is an excellent forum and I hope to learn much and hopefully share some knowledge too.
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Old March 11, 2009, 01:06 PM   #3585
Join Date: March 9, 2009
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I'm back on THR after being away for a few years, I got more heavily involved in trapshooting, and still have my Browning XT. I sold off my handgun collection when I was going through my "D", I had a P228 Sig, a CZ75B-40 S&W, a SW1911 Target, and a S&W Model 27 revolver, and miss these dearly. I now have a Sig P225 and a Springfield Loaded 9mm, and plan on adding several more!
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Old March 11, 2009, 01:08 PM   #3586
Join Date: March 11, 2009
Location: The Heartland
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Just another red blooded AMERICAN! Hello brothers. Glad to be here.
What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?

If you don't own at least one firearm...you are NOT an AMERICAN!
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Old March 11, 2009, 03:50 PM   #3587
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Location: Wisconsin
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Hello Everyone!!
A Wisconsinite here............

Looking forward to participating..................Nice Forum!
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Old March 11, 2009, 10:43 PM   #3588
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Location: mn/wi
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Newb to THR

First site i've joined. I am a products specialist at one of the major american sporting outfits. Love my job. Lucky to have it. Assault weapon knowledge, Rifle knowledge, Shotgun knowledge, Handgun knowledge, accessory knowedge, ammo knowledge, optics knowledge, etc. I also handle state to state restrictions. Have to tell folks the why about lobbyist and unrealistic state laws and published ordinances. Even delve in to Canadian restrictions( what can and cannot go accross the border). Honestly, there is quite a bit of knowledge floating around up in the old coconut!!! Want to help out as much as i can folks. -40 to 110... I dump rounds in any weather. I want to contribute as much as a i can. Knowledge is power, and i fear a lot of shooters out there are lacking. Rightly so, as there are not a great deal of fact based weapon sites out there. Also a lot of unreliable info floating around. I am not a registered gunsmith, but have a vast knowledge in general weaponry and accessories...comes with the territory of the job. Sink or swim mother!! Seriously looking forward to shooting the @*&$ with you guys!!! Love shooting through and through. If i aint fishing i'm shooting. Minnesota/Wisconsin area.

The first thing i want to contribute is this. Ask, ask, ask, ask questions about products you are not familiar with. There are a lot of products out there made specifically to catch the consumers eye and pocketbook. Not to be practical. If it looks like something out of a science fiction movie...it, in most cases, is where it belongs. I do not pretend to be the smartest guy out there, but i god knowing i love this stuff!!! I take a lot of pride in getting our boys in the service the proper accessories for application. Any soldier out there who needs help with anything will always have a listening ear with me. absolutely undevided attention. Basic inf to specialsists. Whats new out there, and what to stay away from. It's hard to stay up on this stuff, but i breath weaponry. I cannot stress my love for shooting enough guys!! This is the only site i will be on. Looking forward to this!! I love helping folks who aren't afraid to say " i do not know".
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Old March 11, 2009, 11:00 PM   #3589
Join Date: March 11, 2009
Location: NE Wisconsin
Posts: 8
Wisconsin in the house!!!

Hi to all,
I've been a reader for years. Finally, I hope to be a contibuter. I love to shoot and hunt and am hoping to meet fellow souls in my area, especially those with land (I'm tired of punching paper).

Looking forward to being a valuable component to this great community.
Wisconsin Shooter/Voter/Hunter
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Old March 12, 2009, 05:15 PM   #3590
Join Date: March 12, 2009
Location: Near Aiken, SC
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New Member

Hello everyone. I'm a new member. I have a couple of S&W J frames revolvers, Rugar 22/45 pistol, shotgun, 22 rifle. I hunt a little, mostly I like to shoot my handguns. I'm interested mostly in home/self defense, and my conceal carry permit is pending.

I work as a Capt of a river towboat pushing barges on the Miss River system.

I live out in the country with about 30acr. I'm going to set up a target range. I'm interested in some thoughts on a back stop.

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Old March 12, 2009, 06:49 PM   #3591
Join Date: March 12, 2009
Location: Western NY
Posts: 2
Hey all!! Also new to the site...

Umm...so my wonderful, fun husband is on here as well...Hi Baby!!!!

I've only been out hunting a few times, but recently a friend gave me a long bow to practice with until I get the feel of shooting, can aim well, etc..I HAVE shot a gun more than a few times, since I took a gun course back in High School. It was fun, despite the fact that I couldn't see well (no glasses) and the hot, spent shells kept landing on my arms, legs, etc...

I also fish like a fiend, better than the hubby most days...LOL (dare ya to mess with him about that one!), and everything I learned about fish I learned from my Grandpa who's passed away. Last summer I snagged a 15" smallmouth...wish I still had the pic of that one, it was awesome!

Back to guns, etc...I've never shot at or killed anything, but one year I assisted in skinning/processing a deer my bro-in-law shot...felt only a slight pang of guilt, but it passed...it was fun and boy, was it YUMMY! LOL

Not a member of the NRA or anything, but my core beliefs are the same.

Anyway, that's pretty much it about me. Great site, great topics, great people! LOL
"If you don't stand for anything, you'll fall for everything." Or something like that...yeah...

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Old March 12, 2009, 07:23 PM   #3592
Join Date: March 11, 2009
Location: Greenville, NC
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Reader who just registered. Want to get my hands on AK (probably) or AR (less likely-$$).

I want a 'zombie gun' that can also hunt if need be. Was looking at 5.45 AK since ammo can be had for cheap-for now and is more accurate than 7.62 past 100m or so.

Worried about current situation, dollar collapse, etc. Just got laid off (auto industry) so can't spend too much.

I would really like to talk to a gunsmith with AK experience in eastern NC.
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Old March 12, 2009, 11:11 PM   #3593
Colorado Luckydog
Join Date: March 12, 2009
Location: Hunting Somewhere In Colorado
Posts: 39

New guy just saying hey. I do a lot of deer and elk hunting. I'm also big into waterfowl and bow hunting. I'm looking forward to talking with you guys and seeing what I can learn, I might even be able to bring something to the table myself sometime.

Later Bryan
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Old March 12, 2009, 11:13 PM   #3594
Colorado Luckydog
Join Date: March 12, 2009
Location: Hunting Somewhere In Colorado
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I can already see I screwed up my first post! I just saw the introduction thread! Oh well!
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Old March 12, 2009, 11:56 PM   #3595
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Location: Kansas
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Welcome to the THR anyway. I look forward to hearing about hunting in CO.
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Old March 13, 2009, 01:11 AM   #3596
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Hey there ! I am a new member. I drive truck and enjoy learning about guns .I shoot a little.THR seem to be a good source of information and fun place to be .
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Old March 13, 2009, 03:21 AM   #3597
Join Date: March 12, 2009
Location: Texas
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Newbie enjoying the site!

I live in Texas and have been collecting guns since allowed to. Love old guns, new guns and all those inbetween. CHL holder for 4 years, NRA member for 11 years now and an avid hunter since I can remember. Introducing my daughter to hunting and my love for shooting since she is now old enough, already have some great memories. Hoping to find some advise on reloading and gunsmithing from the many knowledgable folks on here, seems like a great place to spend my down time. Also would love some info on competion shooting, any D/FW locals with any info on the matter please don't be shy. I do travel alot to so any differances in CHL laws would be greatly appreciated as well.... Thanks
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Old March 13, 2009, 05:09 PM   #3598
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new member

My name is sparkey, This is way cool. I like everything about guns, shooting hunting, reloading . the smell of bacon and gunpowder in the morning gets my rolling lol
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Old March 13, 2009, 05:28 PM   #3599
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new member

Hey whats up fellow lead throwing enthusiests. My name is drew and I think this forum rocks. I love shooting ,shooting and shooting lol
Nothin better than the smell of bacon and gunpowder to get the day rolling right.
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Old March 13, 2009, 07:19 PM   #3600
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I've been lurking for a while and I hate that my first post was a negative one. But I couldn't help myself. My name is Jerry.
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