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Old February 4, 2011, 04:29 PM   #5876
Join Date: February 4, 2011
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New Member!

Hi Everyone,
I am a new member! I've been a gun store owner since 2004. I love the gun industry. It's been a fun ride.
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Old February 4, 2011, 07:07 PM   #5877
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New Member

I am a new member from Iowa, I have several guns including a Baretta 96-A1. I mainly target shoot.

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Old February 4, 2011, 07:19 PM   #5878
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I am a new member I am in the woods hunting every chance I get I am constantly trying to beef up my gun and ammo stash. I have a question about a gun I have had for several years it is a us revolver, 32 top break. The serial number is A4921 its in very good shape. Im just looking for a little info any is appriciated.
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Old February 4, 2011, 08:13 PM   #5879
Join Date: October 26, 2010
Location: Montana
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Montana born and raised. Elk hunt mostly but I love to shoot. Big bores, pistols, you name it. Don't own a gun store but wish I did. This is a great site. Keep it up.
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Old February 4, 2011, 09:50 PM   #5880
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Hey guys!

Hey, I'm a new member, I'm 20 years old and my interest in guns is pretty much everything, especially tactical/self-defense. My dad was a Navy S.E.A.L so I pretty much grew up around such things, and its my main hobby/interest.
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Old February 4, 2011, 09:54 PM   #5881
Join Date: January 29, 2011
Location: California
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Welcome abord new members, I am a newer member, you will find a bunch of good guys here willing to help and answer questions, just remember the only stupid question is the one not asked..
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Old February 4, 2011, 09:59 PM   #5882
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new guy from R.I.

Hi My name is Andy and i am new here. Always looking for more info and tips on guns, especially as relating to Concealed carry. 55 yrs old started carrying full time last august. Just thought it was time! I am from Rhode Island, permits are supposed to be "shall' issue, (not quite that easy)
looking forward to ideas and opinions here!
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Old February 5, 2011, 12:29 PM   #5883
Join Date: February 5, 2011
Location: southeastern iowa
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like minds!

i've always been a gun nut and hunter but just took my c.c.w. class and then applied (awaiting approval).

i've always been in favor of carrying but until iowa's 'shall' law there was little chance in my area due to area sheriffs political views.
i'm a ultra-conservative (with non-psychotic libertarian sprinkles) and was amazed at my 'rhino' sheriff's ideas on the subject.
in the process of doing research of doing research on rights, laws, weapons, accessories, etc. this forum kept poppin up!
i amazed at the knowledge and experience of the members! thanx all!
"An unloaded gun is an exspensive club"! Everyone is entitled to MY opinion!
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Old February 5, 2011, 05:34 PM   #5884
Join Date: October 27, 2010
Location: NOVA -too close to Congress
Posts: 41
Howdy! Longtime hunter and plinker in central Oklahoma. I looked around THR and really liked the ideals and friendly attitude so I joined up. I'm looking forward to lots of good discussions and learning new things.

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Old February 5, 2011, 07:31 PM   #5885
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hello all just introducing myself. Ive read around on this forum for a while and thought an intro was in order. My gun interests are anything and everything. I just like to learn all i can.
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Old February 5, 2011, 10:10 PM   #5886
Irish Bird Dog
Join Date: December 29, 2010
Location: WI
Posts: 121
HI all, I've been here for a couple weeks or so now.made a few posts....nice site...lots of interesting threads on nearly all things shooting related.....not a collector but shooter of guns I own....was a bullseye shooter for a few years, trap shooter at one time, small bore rifle shooter once upon a time, Cowboy Action Shooting currently and dabbled in IPSC for a while, some long range (600yd) w/BPCR BP Cartridge, rendezvous too with flintlock .54.....full time Plinker! Hunter of both rifle species and shotgun species. Live in the midwest, WI...northern 1/4 near Lake Superior. Retired.
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Old February 5, 2011, 10:52 PM   #5887
Join Date: February 5, 2011
Location: Dublin, OH
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Hi all. I'm a CCW holder from Ohio. Found myself googling many questions on what gun to buy and it usually led me here where I found alot of good advice. Really looking forward to being a part of the forum.

Guns I own: Ruger MKIII, S&W 642, Ruger SR9C, CZ 75B, Kimber Custom II, Remington 870 Express.

Guns I used to own: Glock 17C, Kel-Tec P11
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Old February 5, 2011, 11:48 PM   #5888
Joe Vaquero
Join Date: December 16, 2010
Location: West Tn
Posts: 67

I am new to the Forum. I have a couple of pistols, a .357 mag old Vaquero (from which I got my nick-name) and an SR9c. I also have a semi tricked out 1022 which I enjoy shooting and tinkering with tremendously. I deer hunted for the first time this year along with my 11 yr old son. I am planning to by a Venture weathershield 7mm-08 to hunt with this coming season. I really enjoy the forum and look forward to getting to know everyone. Also, I live in Tennessee.

All the best, Joe Vaquero
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Old February 6, 2011, 08:57 AM   #5889
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Location: south fla.
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Ne member from south Fla,Hello all!

Just joined this forum, I am an avid glock lover from the sunshine state. grew up in northeast where the snow is piled high! hope to enjoy trading info on handguns ect. with y'all.
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Old February 6, 2011, 09:56 AM   #5890
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Location: Greater Ft. Bragg Area
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new guy

Thought I would register and enjoy the info offered here. Raised in TX and southwest KS. I enjoy shooting and hunting. Love to see the kids and wife when they are hitting targets. Currently in the 82nd. Been with the 101st as well, and enjoyed my time at both. Probably a lifer, and gun nut lifer as well. I am interested in small bore rifle and pistol shooting, and silhoutte shooting. Never competed in either but want to learn. Thanks for any future advice or education I might recieve from you guys.
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Old February 6, 2011, 05:15 PM   #5891
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Location: Florida
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Hi Folks,

I'm 69, had one or more guns since my grandma taught me to shoot in my teens. Have shot some skeet and have concealed-carried a .38 revolver some for decades. Recently bought a Walther PK380, which seems to fit me better and is easier for my arthritic hands to operate.

Enjoying looking around this website and plan to return from time to time to keep up on what's happening.

Best regards to all!
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Old February 6, 2011, 05:36 PM   #5892
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Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Just joined

Been lurking for a couple of weeks. Wife got me a Berreta 391 shotgun for Christmas and after going shooting a few times realized I missed shooting my other guns. Have a Glock 23, S&W .38 six shooter, rugger 10/22, and a S&W .38 special. Started shooting again and have now become a gun nut(according to my wife). Just bought a glock 17 with RONI (waiting on the damn tax stamp is driving me nuts), SIG Mosquito with Ghost suppressor (waiting on stamp for suppressor also). member of NRA, Gun Owners of America and 3 gun clubs here in Jacksonville, FL.
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Old February 6, 2011, 10:51 PM   #5893
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Post .380 FireStorm. G 26 Mint condition .32 S & W CCW

Having just registered, wished to say 'Hi', and thanks to all for being here. Great place to learn. Love the Constitution of the United States and grateful to all the law abiding defenders of those priceless institutions.

My nick is a sobriquet for an American made keyboard, sporting the English alphabet (with corroborating punctuation) and of course the numbers 1 thru 9 along with an ensemble of other internationally familiar bells, buttons & whistles.

Please be safe & shoot straight.

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Old February 7, 2011, 12:26 AM   #5894
Rick Roll
Join Date: December 18, 2010
Posts: 55

I’ve been reading the forum compulsively for about 6 months now, and I think I am finally ready to contribute back to the community here. I am fairly new to firearms. I am a graduate student in Alabama. If anyone is in the central Alabama area that is into shooting, and possibly hunting, please feel free to contact me. I would really like to find some shooting buddies (the girlfriend only likes shooting with me so often before making me go to dance shows and such… ).

I own two guns: a Ruger GP-100 4” stainless .357 mag and a Gen 4 Glock 19 that I picked up about two weeks ago. I’m currently in the market for my first M1911 (leaning towards Colt) and my first rifle (looking at combat .308s that will be useful for both the range and hunting).

I am really new to the shooting sports, but I have been doing my research now since becoming interested last summer. I am doing my best to educate myself on safe shooing and responsible firearm ownership, and hopefully forge some friendships along the way.

I am glad to join y'all here on THR. Nothing classier than a bunch of well-armed, level-headed folks hanging out shootin’ the breeze.

Please feel free to message me. I am very open to suggestions and advice.
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Old February 7, 2011, 03:01 AM   #5895
Join Date: January 10, 2011
Location: Waldron, AR on 4 acres..
Posts: 11
Smile Old Newbie to THR

I've been reloading since 1969. (Original Lee Loader in 41 Mag). Currently reload for 380 auto, 38/357, 41 Mag, 44 Mag, 45 ACP, 45 Colt (+P, too), 460 Rowland, 280 Rem and 375 H&H.

I have and still use an RCBS Junior 3 single stage for bullet pulling and resizing. I enjoy my Lee Classic Turret. Am lucky to have my dies for each caliber on their own turret insert. Makes it easy to change calibers.

I still use a Lyman Ohaus D5 balance that I bought in 1969 for $13.20. I have a calibration weight set to check accuracy over a range of weights. I won't be getting any of the electronic scales. Don't trust them. I do have an abiding trust in gravity.

Use a chronograph so I can use velocity as a pressure checker. Too fast means too hot.

Also, I have 13 reloading manuals and have downloaded manuals from the powder manufacturers. Cautious sort am I.

This is the best site for shooting on the web. The members are knowledgeable and quick to pick up on the phonies like the proverbial "I'll be trout fishing in and area frequented by grizzlies. What handgun should I get. Oh, and by the way, I've never shot a pistol."
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Old February 7, 2011, 02:24 PM   #5896
Hamilton Felix
Join Date: February 7, 2011
Location: Marblemount, Washington, USA
Posts: 103
HI. Just joined. I'm member of a few other gun forums, also the 1911TechTalk list.

I'm rural, Libertarian, SF fan, Hydroelectric Operator, living in the great Pacific NorthWET, loving it. Commotion in my life the last few years (2+ years of expensive divorce) has kept me from the reloading bench for a while, but I hope to get back to it and supplement my RCBS with a Dillon. I drive various rigs, from My Beloved Kathleen's Grand Cherokee (finishing up a suspension lift in the shop) to an ex-cop 2000 Crown Vic, to my old ugly International backwoods 4x4, ride a Suzuki DL650, grew up an "airport brat" around light planes, and am interested in pretty much all things mechanical.

I'm into preparedness, and believe that global economic and U.S. monetary collapse is now unavoidable, particularly since pretty much everything the Obamination's Regime has done was calculated to make it worse.

I want the one thing no goverment will ever give me: Leave me alone to live my life.

I'm a 1911 fan, but have owned a Glock for years, and just bought a Springfield XDM in .45 auto, so it's not a religion with me.

I have a couple of nines, love my .45's, no interest in the .40 but wouldn't mind playing with a 10mm oneday, to see if it can really be an autoloading .41 magnum.

I have the greatest respect for the versatility of the .357, own a .44 and a .454 and just plain enjoy all arms.
“Well, in the first place an armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization.” --Robert A. Heinlein, supporting character, Claude Mordan to protagonist,
Hamilton Felix, in “Beyond This Horizon,” copyright 1942, Street Publications
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Old February 7, 2011, 04:16 PM   #5897
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New guy here from Texas. Just wanted to say hello

hey guys,

I am a first time gun owner checking in. I am a 23 year old college student who currently attended UT Austin and I purchased my first handgun this past saturday. The one I purchased was a H&K P30L with night sites but I ended up going back today after a two day lay down to buy a Springfield 1911 45 acp loaded in stainless steel. The 1911 was the reason I got into guns to begin with, so I had to get one.

I've gone to the range only a handful of times but hopefully I can get better.
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Old February 7, 2011, 04:36 PM   #5898
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Location: Cary, NC
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Welcome! You have picked a mighty nice pistol for your first gun! College students must be more financially stable than back in my day. If we were lucky, we had enough money to buy the week's supply of beer.
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Old February 7, 2011, 06:40 PM   #5899
Join Date: January 5, 2011
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New Member Hello from Upstate NY

Tell us a little about who you are and what kind of gun stuff you're interested in!
I live in upstate NY, far far away from New York City, and belong to two gun clubs. I'm in my 50s, and have been interested in firearms since my father introduced them to me when I was a young kid. Now he's gone down the road, I have his Cooey Model 60 .22 rifle. I also own a:
  • Ruger 10/22 Sporter (which my wife likes to shoot at silhouette competitions)
  • 5.56mm NATO AR-15 mongrel
  • Glock 27 subcompact .40 S&W for carry
Money allowing, I'd probably buy one of everything, but next on my wish list would be (not in any order)
  • .38 Spcl +P revolver
  • .45 ACP revolver
  • 7.62mm semiauto rifle
  • More gear for the AR
  • A utility 12-gauge shotgun, probably pump action
I'm mostly interested in plinking or self-defense, but am developing a strong interest in Trap/Skeet and shotguns. I like this site because of its intelligent conversation, which is always informative!
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Old February 7, 2011, 07:01 PM   #5900
Join Date: February 7, 2011
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Benelli M4 Sling Attachment

I just wanted to say hi to all and that I found a single point Sling attachment that looks great and works on the M4 Benelli
but some modification are required
It is ambi-
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