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Old January 21, 2011, 08:03 PM   #5801
Join Date: January 21, 2011
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New member

I am a new gun owner; having inherited my late husband's collection. I've discovered that 'seeing his guns" and "being a informed owner" are two entirely different things. Word of advice for you hubbies, keep up to date records on what you have and their worth.....your wives will greatly appreciate it.
I am basically looking for honest help in learning about my collection, what to keep, and what to sell.
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Old January 21, 2011, 11:37 PM   #5802
Join Date: January 17, 2011
Location: Heart Of Texas
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Hi my name is Jack I was a Police officer and Deputy Sheriff for more than 20 years. I love guns and reloading ammo.I hunt mostly deer,white tail and axis and sometime Mule deer in West Texas.I have been reloading since 1990 and learn new things all the time.Love pistols just as much as rifles.
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Old January 22, 2011, 12:42 AM   #5803
Join Date: January 22, 2011
Location: San Mateo, California
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Hi everybody. I have had zero experience with firearms, but my passion is researching and studying weapons. If I had to pick a specific type of weapon, which is extremely difficult, I would have to say long range sniper rifles. A great example would be the CheyTac Intervention M200.

Next year I will turn 18, and thus be eligible for my first firearm purchase. I am very excited for the future of the defense industry, and hope that someday I get to work in that field.

To all the veterans out there, THANK YOU.
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Old January 22, 2011, 06:16 PM   #5804
Snowy Rivers
Join Date: January 20, 2011
Location: NW Oregon
Posts: 94
Been here for a very short time.

My name is Snowy, 58 YO gal from Oegon.

Firearms trainer, gun shop owner and manufacture. OH I dont pimp my own products on the boards, its not cool.

Seems like a pretty friendly site.

Thanks already for the welcomes.

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Old January 22, 2011, 06:51 PM   #5805
Join Date: January 22, 2011
Location: Dixieland
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Hey yall,

Hello from alabama. New to thisforum. Lots of good info here it seems.
Im a locomotive engineer from al. I was raised on a cattle farm so ive been around guns my whole life. Im into hunting ,reloading, target shooting . Im mostly into sporting arms but recently ive discovered what ive been missing in ignoring the ar15 platform. And that intrest has moved my focus a little toward military arms of all kinds.
Anyway glad to be here........... finally.
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Old January 22, 2011, 06:54 PM   #5806
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Location: Dixieland
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And yes I am an Auburn fan.
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Old January 22, 2011, 09:09 PM   #5807
Join Date: January 22, 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 3

Greetings All,

I have been reading posts on THR for a few years, but never considered membership until recently due to my desire to be more active in participating in some of the discussions. I am a former Marine infantryman and MSG watchstander (those who care know what that is). I have been a full-time law enforcement officer for 26 years (21 of those on SWAT). Over my career as you can imagine I have had the pleasure of playing with almost every conceivable small-arm with all of the "bells and whistles." I am currently assigned to our agency's firearms training section. However, my personal interests center more on older, tried and true technology that fosters primary shooting skills, e.g., single action revolvers, large bore lever action and single-shot rifles, etc. I am not a rabid firearms collector as I have a tendency to obtain something for a while then trade it for something else. My current phase is the .41 magnum.

Looking forward to being involved.

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Old January 22, 2011, 09:16 PM   #5808
Core Sound
Join Date: January 14, 2011
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Howdy there.Name is Tony.Started shooting at 4 with a Red Ryder then at 7 a 22 magnum making head shots on squirrels(some of the time).Now at 48 like to shoot with my 4H Rifle Team daughter.
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Old January 22, 2011, 09:20 PM   #5809
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Welcome, y'all.

Support THR by becoming a Contributing Member. Texans should be a member of the Texas State Rifle Association.
Trying to alter human behavior by regulating objects has been historically proven a fools errand, and yet is the fundamental underlying premise of gun control.
A conclusion is not a destination, it's simply a convenient place to stop thinking.
Reading a thing doesn't automatically make it so, and repeating it doesn't necessarily make it any truer.

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Old January 23, 2011, 02:05 AM   #5810
Join Date: December 10, 2010
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 101
About a month a member.

Okay, so I am 16, and I am in college, high school, and I have a job.

My first passion is guns. My second is hunting and fishing, and just being at my hunting property in the mountains. Thirdly, I would say singing, and I am actually not too bad.

For being 16, I would say I know much more about guns than anyone my age, but I also don't have the amount of experience with guns as most people. Most of my knowledge is sadly attained through forums and not real life experience. I can out shoot my grandpa and his friends now-a-days, but he is also 70 years old. I am probably the best shooter in my family, and I plan on doing some competition stuff just for fun one day.

I pretty much dump all of my money I get out of my minimum wage job into guns, my mom calls it wasting money, but I call it investing.
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Old January 23, 2011, 09:13 AM   #5811
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Location: Tn.
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Hello everyone, Always seeking more knowledge, tips and tricks to make my guns run better and maybe help out others that I have experience with. 40 years of hunting, 35 years of realoading and 25 years as hunter ed instructor.
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Old January 23, 2011, 12:25 PM   #5812
Join Date: January 23, 2011
Location: Sweden
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Hi All

Found the site yesterday, and like the input.
I'm a british Expat living in Sweden, with the missus, 4 kids and dog.
We have a small holding with sheep and pigs, and my hunting permission just over the road. My rifles are Huskvarna 1640 in 30.06, Winchester grand european 12 gauge, and a FX whisper air rifle in .22. I started hand loading just over 2 years ago.
Look forward to the banter!
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Old January 23, 2011, 12:43 PM   #5813
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Hey Everyone, I found this site from another forum. I don't know much about computers, but I do know a thing or 2 about guns. I am a collector, hunter and shooter. I also have a big love for Black Powder guns..Ray
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Old January 23, 2011, 04:35 PM   #5814
Join Date: January 23, 2011
Location: Missouri
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Hi from Missouri. Old fart long time shooter and gun owner about to buy my first AR 15. Confused but was told I can get schooled up here by a fellow KCChiefs fan...so, stupid newbie questions will soon happen.

Bears look bad, cooking fajitas for the second game, and reading about guns. How good is that.

Wife of 38 years thinks Im nuts.
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Old January 23, 2011, 07:19 PM   #5815
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Location: ct
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I have googled tons of gun stuff and this forum always is on top so I figured I would cut out the middle man and join lol.

I enjoy target shooting, customizing my guns, learning all that I can about anything to do with them. I want to learn how to hunt and reload so u guys better be ready for my questions.

As far as now I own. 2 ar's, 1 marlin m60, 1 mosin, 1 winchester m70 sporter .338 win mag, 1 mauser custom .270 win, 1 saiga .308 win, 1 mossberg 500a 12 gauge. Still on order one armalite ar30 .338 laupa. Mag!
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Old January 23, 2011, 07:36 PM   #5816
Warrior Honey
Join Date: January 23, 2011
Location: Denver
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Hello THR

New, as of today. I have visited as a guest and decided to join. Lokking forward to interesting reading and commenting.
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Old January 24, 2011, 08:11 PM   #5817
Join Date: January 24, 2011
Location: Texas
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Hey everybody,new guy here.Love the site,plenty of excellent info!

Lets see I was born and reared in Texas,joined the Army at 17 got out after my 3 years were up and started trucking.I'm a Independent Owner Operator.Been doing it over 20 years.Its took its toll on my back and various other body parts.Married to a beautiful woman for the past 2.5 years (2nd marriage).Still live in Texas.
I like to read and study the 1611 KJV,military history and of course collect and shoot firearms.
I bought my first .308 in a AR platform 2 days ago a POF .308,THE 14.5" version.Looking for some decent glass to put on her.
Looking forward to using the search button and maybe posting if I have anything of value to add.
Thanks for having me on this great gun forum!

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Old January 24, 2011, 08:23 PM   #5818
Join Date: December 18, 2009
Location: S FL
Posts: 20
Better late than never,

South FL and into long guns, short guns and most in between and reloading for all. Things that fling arrows, boats, fishing and motorcycles. I stay busy.
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Old January 24, 2011, 10:19 PM   #5819
ole red
Join Date: January 23, 2011
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Hello I'm a new guy from Louisiana. I like WWII era long guns. I just acquired a k98k yesterday and was hoping some of yawl could explain some of the markings.
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Old January 25, 2011, 12:14 AM   #5820
Kentuckiana rifleman
Join Date: January 24, 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 56
The New Guy...

Alright, I just joined this evening after reading a few posts I found while searching for some pictures of the new Kel-Tec KSG. I'm an Army vet just left the service recently and I am pursuing a career in law enforcement. I also want to get into gunsmithing and gun manufacturing. I currently live in Texas and hope I all goes well enough that I can bring my dreams into a reality.
"Only accurate rifles are interesting". -Townsend Whelen
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Old January 25, 2011, 04:24 AM   #5821
Join Date: January 25, 2011
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 4
Hello, people. New member here, just wanted to introduce myself. I'm the owner of a custom Springfield XD that I have just had Black and Green-T'd. I'm in to defensive tactics and techniques of all kinds and am an extremely passionate gun lover with an emphasis on defensive pistols and black rifles. But if it goes, "bang", I am immediately interested and must learn more.
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Old January 25, 2011, 04:26 AM   #5822
Join Date: January 25, 2011
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
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Oh, yeah and.... Roll Tide.
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Old January 25, 2011, 10:27 AM   #5823
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Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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New member here, Joe from Cincinnati. Hope I can learn a bit from this here internets page.
Joseph Graber
Christian - Gun Owner - Voter
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Old January 25, 2011, 02:48 PM   #5824
Join Date: January 25, 2011
Location: Down south where it's hotter'n hell and everything bites, stings or cuts and sometimes all of the above.
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New member here. Long time lurker. Great info and seemingly good group of folks here. I like to shoot and never grow tired of learning about all the different things, places and ways to shoot. My stable includes three bows, a .340 weatherby magnum, two 7mm mags (one custom), a .22-250 varmint laser, two single shot bolt action .22LR's presumably for my kids that I seem to end up shooting as much as they do, a cut down 243 for my kids that I also like to shoot more than they do, two .12 gauge shotguns, a 5.56 M6A2, four glocks a couple of bb guns and a sling shot.
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Old January 25, 2011, 03:12 PM   #5825
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Hi folks! I have been reading the forums here for a while now. I figured it was about time I joined. Every one seems nice around here! Well I am into milsurps and plinking with my .22. I am from upstate ny. It's nice to meet ya!
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