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Old January 25, 2011, 06:19 PM   #5826
TennHunter
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Hey all, Aaron here in Memphis. I've been reading THR threads for a long time and figured it was time to join you all for discussion and brain picking. I've been a gun nut for a long time and have a modest but slowly growing collection. My main interest is in centerfire hunting rifles and handguns from the newest to the old classics, but really I'm interested in and enjoy using any type of firearm. I'm also hoping to learn at least some basic gunsmithing so I can do more work myself. Thanks for having me here.

Aaron.
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Old January 25, 2011, 07:26 PM   #5827
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New member

Well as a new member, I'd like to say I am a relatively new shooter. I enjoy shooting trap and am just now getting into handgun shooting. Trying to get ready for next years deer season as unexpected automotive repair knocked out funds for Michigan whitetail 2010 season . Better hopes for 2011.
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Old January 25, 2011, 08:26 PM   #5828
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Just wanted to say I have been a long time lurker...and finally figured I would make myself official.

Hi my fellow 2A supporters!!!
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Old January 26, 2011, 09:43 AM   #5829
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hello friends I'm very new...I've been looking around here for a little bit now, site looks to be very informative. I like guns because they go bang hope to be around for a while and learn much from this community.
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Old January 26, 2011, 10:16 AM   #5830
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I've posted a couple times over the last couple days, but here's more of an introduction...

I've been lurking for a couple months, and finally got around to joining. I left active duty with the Marine Corps a few months ago after...well, a few years, let's say. I'm a USPSA, PRPSA, Steel Challenge, and IDPA member, and an NRA life member. I've been shooting competitively since college, and shooting and hunting for much longer. These days, I mainly stick to production and single stack USPSA, with the occasional outlaw 3-gun match, because that's what's available around here.
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Old January 26, 2011, 03:51 PM   #5831
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Talking Newbie Here

Hi, I'm new to THR and kinda sorta born again gun enthusiast. I was enamored with firearms from childhood til I hit legal drinkin age. (That wasn't the reason, I was drinking way before I was legal, but it was at that time I moved away from home and lost touch with things.) I'm now in my mid 30's and my priorities are getting straight which is how I come to be here. I'm looking to get back into the hobby, really a lifestyle I guess. I'm looking to get rid of some deadbeats in my old collection and buy some quality arms for hunting & HD. The searches that I used kept landing me on this forum. The more I read, the more I liked it so here I am. I hope to learn as much as I can here.
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Old January 26, 2011, 06:17 PM   #5832
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Hi from Indiana

Hello Everybody,
Been lurking here some to see if it's a forum I'd like to join.
Finally took the plunge.
Am from the Indianapolis, Indiana metro area.
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Old January 26, 2011, 07:58 PM   #5833
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Hi you all. I am new hear to. I own a 35 wheelen 7600, a 257 Weatherby Vangard Sub Moa, a 22 LR. Glenfield Mod. 25, a 22 LR. Iver Johnson Target Mod.25, and I am buying a Winchester 1300 NWTF in 12 Ga. I am in to long range shooting, up-close and personal hunting, and shooting big bore pistols [454, 45-70, and soon to be 460].
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Old January 26, 2011, 11:43 PM   #5834
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hello all, glad to be here, be safe, Im 43yo, Ive been carrying cc sence 96', and have owned firearms for more than 20 years
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Old January 27, 2011, 10:19 AM   #5835
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Hello from Fort Worth

New member, John from Fort Worth. Joined for the vast amounts of information on all topics related to firearms found on this site. Currently have in the safe: Zastava P.A.P (AK knock off), Llamma 1911 clone in .38 super, Marlin model 795, Mossberg maverick 88 and S&W model 642 38special.
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Old January 27, 2011, 11:44 AM   #5836
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Hello from Charlotte

Hello all,

Like many others I have gotten lots of info from this site and thought I would join to increase my edumaction.

Currently got

Remington 870 synthetic 18' with 24' replacement barrel for trap and quail.
Beretta px4 9mm
Beretta cx4 9mm
Kahr p9
Walther p22
Ruger Charger with 12.5 tac sol threaded barrel (I still don't know why I have this gun either)
S&W 15/22

SWR Spectre Suppressor for the 22lr's.

Just got into reloading too
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Old January 27, 2011, 12:09 PM   #5837
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yup, I'm a new member. I work at a pawn shop, and generally like firearms. From flintlocks to the new tatical cool.
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Old January 27, 2011, 03:59 PM   #5838
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Lurked around the site for a while and decided to join. I'm in the Shenandoah Valley where we're still digging out from 8 inches of snow. (That's a pretty big deal around here.)

I like guns and shooting of every kind. Currently I'm messing with an 1975 Marlin M60 to see how accurate I can get it. Trying to explain my wife the need to tinker, I told her I'll keep modifying until it doesn't fire any more, then rebuild it and start over. Women just don't understand some things.

I make leather and kydex holsters and sheaths as a hobby. I like experimenting with crossdraw and reverse draw orientations. I feel like they're overlooked by mainstream manufacturers in spite of their advantages.
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Old January 27, 2011, 05:07 PM   #5839
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Devric here from Canada. I have a small collection, but I shoot them a lot. And I know my name is weird, I don't need that pointed out.
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Old January 28, 2011, 12:41 AM   #5840
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Hi everyone. From Texas, CHL since 96, currently carrying Ruger SR9c with High Noon holster. Love the wealth of information on here!
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Old January 28, 2011, 09:40 AM   #5841
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I mainly enjoy firearms from a self defense/concealed carry point of view, but i do enjoy most types of guns. I have mostly pistols but am slowly getting into rifles. I mainly like tactical-ish guns but dont like all the tacticool attachments. I am active duty Army and love it most of the time. One day when i retire from the Army i want to work and a gun store and play golf 3-4 times a week.
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Old January 28, 2011, 04:20 PM   #5842
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Hi!

I have spent most of my life working overseas in South East Asia in very fortunate circumstances; privileges and exceptions abound in that region for Americans. There was one passion, however, I could never pursue while in these countries due to local governmental fears of the citizens becoming restless. Guns! Finally on my return after 24 years overseas, I vowed to collect, restore and "qualify" ( in the Marine Corps sense of the word ) with every major rifle and carbine used in the U.S. army since we used metal cartridges. This turns out to start with the Springfield Trapdoors and end with the Colt M16 series.

So have been collecting and restoring these guns, but not to the fullest extent; I wanted all of these guns to look the part. Many of these guns had seen decades, in some cases a century or more, of use in and out of war and I want to maintain this look; war is hell and thus I want them to look like they have seen a bit of that.
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Old January 28, 2011, 06:28 PM   #5843
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No gun nut like an old gun nut

Hi, been lurking for over a year and finally joined. After years of raising kids and other issues in life, I found the time to revive my interest in hunting and firearms. Always shot rifles and shotguns, but now have gotten bit by the milsurp bug. Enjoy the wealth of info here and the goal of providing lots of light without the "heat" of other flame boards.
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Old January 28, 2011, 06:32 PM   #5844
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Hello folks,

I have been reading the forum for a few months now, but finally joined. Hope to be posting in the threads regularly!
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Old January 28, 2011, 10:01 PM   #5845
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l ongtime grouse hunter! 81yrs young- learning about and how to shoot a sako ,222 rem mag. love hunting in wisconsin! have hunted behind english setters for 56 years.
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Old January 29, 2011, 06:01 AM   #5846
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Howdy!

I hail from Alabama. Dad started me off hunting at 3 and I've been doing it since then. Looking to get into reloading with my dad's old presses and hand loaders. I shoot everything and anything.

PS...I've been lurking in the Reloading section for a while, figured it was time to make a name and say HI!


Good stuff on here, thanks to everyone that makes this site so great.
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Old January 29, 2011, 11:18 AM   #5847
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new here from OHIO,I have multipal weapons,my 14yr son and I have been enjoying shooting alot this winter,I have weapons form a dcm Ar15 to 22-50s,were are into air rifles as well I have a few AIRFORCE rifles condor,talon ss,and most receint a sam yang 45 cal,looking for some help on ammo selection on the 45 yang. yea im a jarhead,shootin is a way of life before and after the corps. semper-fi
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Old January 29, 2011, 08:14 PM   #5848
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just joined today. i am 71 years young, retired AF Msgt. I love guns and shooting. I am a 39A owner and have had very good service from it since it was given to me by my father. it is a 1946 vintage. I also own other Marlins and some other rimfire rifles. i have 8 various pistols, but prefer the rifles.
I am for gun owner rights and the second ammendment. I will be on every now and then.
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Old January 29, 2011, 10:25 PM   #5849
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Hello there

Name's Bill. Been kicking around the ol' planet for that last 50 years or so. I've been interested in guns since I was a kid, I remember drawing a picture of a 1911 on the inside lid of my crayon box when I was in 1st grade.

My dad taught me to shoot at the Boy Scout range when I was 7 or 8 with a single shot .22. First gun I bought was a Ruger 10-22 then an Ithaca Featherweight with an additional slug barrel followed closely by a SS Ruger Mini 14. After I turned 21 I bought a Star BM 9mm which I still own and a few years back I bought a first gen Taurus PT111 Millenium in 9mm.

Lived in Washington state until a year ago or so before I moved to Oregon. Working on getting my CCW in Oregon since I had one in WA.

Guess that's about it for now. Looking forward to participating in this forum.
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Old January 29, 2011, 11:52 PM   #5850
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My Name is Aaron I've loved guns since I was a kid I'm now 18 so I bought a couple .22 plinkers and a shotgun. A Marlin 795 and 10/22 and the shot gun is so old it doesn't have a serial number.
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