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Old August 28, 2011, 04:16 PM   #6726
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I live in Alabama and i like old guns of all types
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Old August 29, 2011, 12:43 AM   #6727
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For you who collect older guns, here's a site that may be of some interest & help for you:

Wisner's, Inc. Obsolete Reproduction Firearms Parts Mfg. Go to the site:

Welcome to Wisner's, obsolete gun parts.
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Old August 29, 2011, 03:43 PM   #6728
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New shooter, future owner here.

Hello everyone.

My name is Phil and I live in the gun friendly city of Chicago...

Ok I'm done laughing at that.

I'm looking forward to buying a new firearm in the future and this site looks to be a tremendous help. I'm gonna be purchasing a 9mm soon and was considering the S&W M&P as I read alot of good things about it online and also fired it a few times at the local range.

The one thing I am looking forward to doing is continuing to help out my friends who also have purchased firearms.. I grew up around weapons but being in Chicago we never were able to shoot or own in the city. That changed so now is the perfect time to get back into the range.

I have two questions for the panel so to speak as I have read most of the forums already and was thinking about some things..

1. Should I consider reloading in the future if I plan on burning a couple hundred rounds a week at the range?

and

2. What would be a fun, inexpensive gun to purchase strictly to use at outdoor ranges in the area..


Thanks for any insight!!
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Old August 29, 2011, 06:48 PM   #6729
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John from Canton, OH. new to the handgun world, less than one year. Owner of S&W 357s, my contact: john.robx75@gmail.com
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Old August 30, 2011, 12:14 AM   #6730
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CZ Owner, New to forum

To All, I have been a poster on Rimfire Central and "The Original CZ Forum" for about a year. I met an old friend that I worked with at a city in southwest Ohio recently and we were talking about rifles and such. My friend said that he was a long time member of this forum and recommended I check it out. I have and after looking at a couple of postings; I have found another great forum.

As stated before, I live in southwest Ohio, purchased first CZ rifle in April 2010, a 453 American 22lr. My second rifle purchased was a 452 Full Stock 22lr in December 2010. Third rifle purchased was a CZ 527 223 Varmint Laminate this past July. As with any rifle forum, pictures are attached to this post.

My interest in shooting is mostly plinking, target and benchrest shooting. I have a local indoor shooting range for the 22's and I am at present looking for a gun club for some outdoor shooting with the 22's and the 223 rifles.

Please, enjoy the pictures of the rifles that reside in my safe:
CZ 453 American with Bushnell 12-20x40 scope:
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...s/IMG_1238.jpg

CZ 452 Full Stock:
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...s/IMG_1234.jpg

CZ 527 223 Varmint Laminate:
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...m/IMG_1254.jpg

On the Varmint rifle, I will be mounting a Hawke Optics Sidewinder 30 Tactical 6.5-20x42 scope. As usual, pics will be posted.

Thanks for letting me join and I know I will enjoy this forum.
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Old August 30, 2011, 10:11 PM   #6731
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Hello everyone.

My name is Phil and I live in the gun friendly city of Chicago...

Ok I'm done laughing at that.

I'm looking forward to buying a new firearm in the future and this site looks to be a tremendous help. I'm gonna be purchasing a 9mm soon and was considering the S&W M&P as I read alot of good things about it online and also fired it a few times at the local range.

The one thing I am looking forward to doing is continuing to help out my friends who also have purchased firearms.. I grew up around weapons but being in Chicago we never were able to shoot or own in the city. That changed so now is the perfect time to get back into the range.

I have two questions for the panel so to speak as I have read most of the forums already and was thinking about some things..

1. Should I consider reloading in the future if I plan on burning a couple hundred rounds a week at the range?

and

2. What would be a fun, inexpensive gun to purchase strictly to use at outdoor ranges in the area..


Thanks for any insight!!
Phil, I have about 50 long guns, and about 30 handguns, and I can't determine which one I like the best. But, if you're looking for a long gun to shoot at the range for fun, the Mosin/Nagant model 91/30 in the 7.62x54R cal. is an accurate, fun, inexpensive old military rifle to have & shoot. You can pick them up almost anywhere. J & G Sales has them and they are priced in the $80 to $100 range. If you get yourself a C & R license, (Curio and Relic license), ($30 for 3 years from BATF), you can buy direct from the supplier, instead of a local gun shop, & have them delivered right to your door, and thereby save yourself some money. The ammo is cheap and plentiful. As for a good handgun, easy to shoot, reliable and a fun range gun, (as well as for concealed carry), I like the Czech CZ-82 in 9x18mm Makarov cal. I fits very well in your hand, is an easy shooter, and the ammo is easy to find. It's "sort of" based on the Walther PPK form, but not near as expensive. You can pick one up for around $200. There are SO MANY really good guns out there, that I could go crazy trying to pick out just "1". But these are two of my favorites for what you want to use them for. Good luck and good hunting. Hope this helps a bit. "Hunter"
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Old August 30, 2011, 11:57 PM   #6732
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Old August 31, 2011, 12:47 AM   #6733
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Hi, I've joined to learn about my guns--inherited from my grandfather--quite a mix--a couple of colt woodsmans, a WWII Walther PPK, 12 gauge Savage 720, Several old Marlin rifles including a 39A, 30-30, and a 38-40, and a bunch of flint locks I've no idea about yet. I've signed up for a shotgun class, and I'll shoot the rifles (not the 38-40) for the first time this weekend at an appleseed event. So much to learn!
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Old August 31, 2011, 11:09 AM   #6734
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Hello, new member intro

My name is Tom Glazier and I am a pharmacist in SE rural Ohio. I am a gun enthusiast, and enjoy hunting and fishing and frequent the target range quite often. I have read many posts on this site, and there is a lot of good information here. I own several rifles, shotguns, and hand guns. I do not consider myself a collector, but enjoy going to gun shows and meeting people. My newest addition is a Keltec PMR-30, a gun I have longed for 2-3 years and finally had the opportunity to shoot one. I also have Colt, Beretta, Taurus, Ithaca, Remington, Marlin, Mossberg, Winchester, Sig Sauer,Mossberg, and Savage....a little of everything. Thanks for having me. My purpose for being here is to get information as well as help answer any questions...something I do everyday at work!

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Old August 31, 2011, 11:17 AM   #6735
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Goodluck! My 13 year old daughter has worked her way up to the 30-30, and she outshoots her old man frequently.
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Old August 31, 2011, 12:41 PM   #6736
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Introduction

Hi,

I just joined the forum today. I am 62-year old retired Union Steamfitter (industrial piping), and I have been around guns all of my life. I was born into a fishing and hunting family, and began hunting pheasant, quail, and rabbits, and squirrels when I was eight years old.

On Christmas Day of 1960, 'Santa' brought me my very own shotgun... a Stevens/Savage 20-gauge, single-shot shotgun. I was finally able to rise above the family 'learning' shotgun, a Mossberg .410 bolt-action shotgun that had 3 shell clip in it.

I hunted with that shotgun for several years afterward, and then in 1971, I bought a used 12-gauge Stevens pump shotgun from a local gun shop. I left my home state of Nebraska for California in 1972, and stopped hunting at that time.

In 1980, I got involved in league-shooting both trap and skeet, and reloading my own loads. That lasted for about one year, until I started my apprenticeship in The Union Pipe Trades. The four years of apprenticeship meant my attending school two night a week for the next four years, so once again, the gun safe was closed and locked up for quite a spell.

In the summer of 1991, my gun safe acquired a new 'resident' a S&W Model 19-3 revolver, with 6-inch barrel. I bought it at a local gun shop , and was told that it was a Law Enforcement trade-in. It's bluing shows slight 'holster wear', and it has it's original wooden, diamond-checkered grips.

In 1996, I got involved in a local CB radio club, and some of their members gathered once a month to shoot trap. I dusted off the 12 gauge and joined in... that lasted for year or two, and then fizzled out.

Some time around the year 2000, I contacted the NRA regarding a handgun training course. Their area instructor contacted me soon afterward, and scheduled me for his next class. About one week before the class, he contacted me again, telling me that the class would been postponed due to personal problems, until a later (unknown) date. He said that I would hear from him once he had a firm date. I never heard from him again, so I just put the pistol back up in the gun safe and forgot about it.

I got the pistol out of the gun safe just the other day, and decided to finally learn how to use it in a safe and proper manner . I have signed up for an upcoming training course at the local shooting range, as I have never fired a hand gun in my life. Rifles and shotguns, yes, but no handguns..a situation that will soon be remedied. I am really looking forward to it!

After that, I hope to finally fire another long-time resident of my gun safe, a 50 caliber black powder rifle that I bought new, back when Gander Mountain was going out of business.

Thank you for your time... Burn Em Up
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Old August 31, 2011, 01:26 PM   #6737
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My name is Jayson from the Live Free or Die state of NH. I grew up overseas where I have shot everything from 4.5mm bb's to Bazookas. I have been in NH since 1997. I have always been a bird hunter and just recently purchased a rifle. The reason I joined this site to get some advice from an obviously smart experienced group of people. By day, I am a marketing executive. I currently own 4 firearms (see signature), next on my list is a .22LR for fun, and a .50cal D.Eagle pistol for collectibility mainly.
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Old August 31, 2011, 03:23 PM   #6738
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1911 Shooter told me about this forum. I will enjoy learning and keeping up with the times. I like Nato caliber weapons primarily but interested in all types of rifles, shotguns and handguns.
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Old August 31, 2011, 03:33 PM   #6739
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LMAO, Steve! Not 1911 Shooter. Get the wax outta yer ears, brother.

Nevis is an old friend of mine. We go back over 30 years.

Welcome aboard, Steve.
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Old August 31, 2011, 03:40 PM   #6740
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I just joined (31AUG11). Am looking to purchase a Glock 20; already have a Colt 38 Super (my long time favorite handgun)...but am looking for a workhorse banger, ergo, the Glock 20. Also looking to use Glaser silver tip defensive rounds in home...so any advice would be appreciated.
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Old August 31, 2011, 09:10 PM   #6741
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Hi~
New guy here - anxious to look around.
Former bullseye shoot and NRA Traianing Counselor
now old, tired and bow hunter, fisherman and general yard man-unpaid handi man
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Old August 31, 2011, 11:55 PM   #6742
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new young guy..
sigma 40
m&p 40
sig 522lr

soon to have a bug gun not sure which though yay for ccw
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Old September 1, 2011, 12:59 AM   #6743
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Sorry got started yakking and bypassed this post. I'm 49,bald,Italian who is 10 OK 15 lbs over weight, love guns and I'm NOT looking for a date. First love was pistols, which explains why I have over 30, got into AR's and finally building my first(Krieger barrel should be finished any time now), got into suppressors and scopes (still acquiring both), want to start long distance shooting but I cant seem to finish one project before starting three others. Looking to getting some training down the line with the Thunder Beast guys with respect to the long range science. Sooner than later I hope, just need time to get familiar with my 338 Lapua and money(maybe if I stopped buying weapons). I need another safe badly have weapons in two friends safes. I seem to have way too many projects going on at any one time. Shot some IDPA but cant seem to make it a regular thing. I have two reloading presses (Dillon 550 and Forster co-ax) over 50k primers, bullets,powders and brass I cant even count but haven't reloaded 1 shell. What the hell is wrong with me???? Big on 2nd Amendment support and Big Brother staying out of my life and yours. Love my kids, going thru my 2nd AND last marriage. I'm a slow learner but I think I got it finally, I seem to call it like I see it and that doesnt work well. Looking forward to picking some brains and experience. That should do it.
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Old September 1, 2011, 02:23 AM   #6744
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hi all. my name is matt and im 18. im interested in anything tactical. i have a bushmaster ar15, glock 17, s&w 12 gauge and a couple .22s. im also very interested in gun politics and am concerned about our rights slowly slipping away. hoping to meet some like minded friends!
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Old September 1, 2011, 12:34 PM   #6745
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Let me try again.

I'm in my seventies, aformer Marine and a former fed. Wish you all well.
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Old September 1, 2011, 04:37 PM   #6746
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Relatively new member - enjoy the site for all the information learned.

Guns owned:
Glock 26
Stoeger Cougar - 9mm
Ruger Mk III 22/45
Heritage Rough Rider (Single Six Revolver 22)
ISSC M22
Ruger 10/22
Remington 700VTR in .223
91/30 Mosin Nagant

May be adding other modern hunting calibers, but definitely wish to build a collection of WWII era rifles over time as well.
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Old September 1, 2011, 09:49 PM   #6747
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New member from florida

Good evening everyone,

I've been a long time Lurker and this is my first post and wanted to say hello and hope to learn and share all that i can. I have had CWP since I was 22 and am now 28 going on 29. So from sunny florida hello.
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Old September 1, 2011, 10:00 PM   #6748
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Hello from Upstate South Carolina

I'm new here and glad to find THR. I found this website when doing a google search for books similar to Unintended Consequences and the Enemies trilogy. A member suggested Molon Labe, so I ordered it. Guns, marksmanship, hunting, and military history and theory are my favorite pasttimes. Looks like I'm not alone here. If you are from around Clover, SC I'd especially like to hear from you.

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Rock River AR-15
Springfield Armory 1911
Romanian AK-47
Remington 870
Remington 700 in .300 Win Mag
Glock 26
Marlin .22
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Old September 2, 2011, 11:39 AM   #6749
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Hi!
This thread is a place for new THR members to introduce themselves.

Tell us a little about who you are and what kind of gun stuff you're interested in!
WHICH POWDER?
My name is JD and I live in SW Missouri I,m new to gun loading so I have proably about a few thousand questions. So let,s start with my first one which happens to deal with Allliant 2400 smokeless gun powder. The lyman reloading handbook 49th edition, mentions 2400 as a good powder for my 357 mag, and talking with some local gun shops they agree, however modern reloading 2nd edition by Richard lee doesn,t even mention alliant 2400 and only list Herc 2400. I need some loading data for starting loads and max loads for this powder. Also is herc 2400 and alliant 2400 the same powder
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Old September 2, 2011, 09:14 PM   #6750
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As soon as I understand...hope to be an active contributor.
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Shot bullseye competition for 10yrs plus (only rated sharpshooter ), club ex-sec and after becoming basic firearms safety instructor, became NRA Certified Training Counselor - NRA Life.
Also rode 'bike' for many years and retired from own firm providing Agriculture Financing Consultations.
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