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Old September 12, 2011, 11:13 PM   #6801
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Location: NC
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artbrownsr: Right now, I'm working on the collection. Have a 1936 Swiss K31, a 1964 Lee Enfield, and an Italiano Carcano Cav Gun. Tomorrow I'll have a 1926 SMLE and maybe a Mosin when I trade my MAS back in.
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Old September 12, 2011, 11:39 PM   #6802
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Hello everyone. My name is Paulo Augusto, nickname Carcará.
I´m from Brazil, and I´m living now at Campo Grande(city), Mato Grosso do Sul(state), I´m veterinary and I love to work at Pantanal.
Here I belong too a shot club and made some shots at the range but more than that I like a lot to hunt. I enjoy a lot to reload and everything about it.
Hope to make a lot of good friends here.
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Old September 13, 2011, 07:24 AM   #6803
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Greetings From So. Cal

Great site!

Been a lurker checking out links to threads here.

I have been reloading since 2001 and need to shoot more so I can load more.
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Old September 13, 2011, 10:04 AM   #6804
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Herb/USAF pilot. Like old Colts etc. Need serial # verification on Colt Pocket. Anyone know how?
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Old September 13, 2011, 12:00 PM   #6805
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new member

Well to start I am a new member,I was given some very nice arms by my father to start a collection which include a 1929 4-didget ser.#Colt super 38, Remington Rand 45,Colt Agent 38,Ruger mark 1. I have added to them a lever action Ruger 270,Remington model 700 270,stevens wood stock 22/410,Remington 16 guage 870 wingmaster [barrel code zz 1953?] Remington 514 [barrel code KE 1936?],along with several 10/22's,single shot, and semi-auto 22s,assorted 12,16,and 20 guage shotguns,and several more handguns.That should cover armory,next,I enjoy older motorcycles and own a few.Favorite of course is my 1959 BMW [hence the user name]also have a couple Goldwings,suzuki cavalcade,R75 BMW,R100 BMW,180 Jawa,Honda Valkerie,Honda C-100,Honda elite 250 scooter,2 chinese scooters,and several Solex mopeds.Anyway glad to be here!!
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Old September 13, 2011, 04:08 PM   #6806
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Location: Long Island, New York
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This is the first forum i have ever joined... originally from CA, have Juris Doctorate, Constituional Law from there. Moved to New York ten years ago.Dont practice here. Family man, have 5 kids, all the boys collect, hunt and shoot... mostly get me to pay for it..

Have extensive collection of a bit of everything. Shoot Browining Hi-Power, Sig 226 and Colt Combat Commander. I would assume you all know the calibers...use these in Combat Shooting..

Do love the AR-Platform, use HBAR for night time Hog Hunts...use Shorty for competition. Use both for a good day at the range. Get to shoot at least once a week.

Shoot Ram, Goat and Antelope with 25-06 Ruger Number 1 Varmint Special.. and love my ancient 1894 30-30 for Walk and Stalk Hog hunts...

So, in short form.. love the sport and am very impressed with the caliber (no pun intended) of people involved.

Have owned and been shooting guns since I was 7.

Co-Partner in VenturaMuntions.com... a true labor of love.

Any other questions feel free to write me eschar50@gmail.com...

thanks for having me.
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Old September 13, 2011, 11:04 PM   #6807
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Love those S.M.L.E.'s I have(had) 2 my 1956 Pakistani( full stock, bolt forced to receiver) and the one I gave one of my daughters a 1912 Lithgow ( the stock is sporterized).Her favorite hunter!
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Old September 14, 2011, 01:29 PM   #6808
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Hi my name is sarah, iam 20 years old new to the site. I work for smith industries, LLC. My favorite type of gun is a glock, i like hunting, and just going out to have a good time. I love shooting exploding targets its such a rush!!! I absolutley love working for smith inustries, LLC and wouldnt trade it for the world! i live in md
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Old September 14, 2011, 03:06 PM   #6809
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Hello. My name is Jake and I'm looking forward to participating in your forum. I'm from Southeast Louisiana, and have been shooting/hunting the majority of my life. I've been a member of other firearm forums for quite a while. I'm just trying to find something new to me, and maybe make some new friends in the process.
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Old September 15, 2011, 07:36 PM   #6810
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Hello everyone! I enjoy a lot of outdoor activities especially along the lines of camping and ATV riding. I have been into firearms since I was 10 and have just kept learning as much as I could. Modern firearms have been my niche for a while but hopefully I can keep learning!
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Old September 15, 2011, 10:33 PM   #6811
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I am a returning shooter following a 33-1/2 year hiatus (marriage will sometimes do that). Now, after spending more years than she will admit, my wife and I are both proficient shooters with handguns. I am working on my rifle and shotgun proficiency, too.

Now I am looking for information on both long guns and handguns. I am reading all that I can in paper form, and am looking for more information online, too.

thehighroad.org comes highly recommended by others with whom I am acquainted.
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Old September 15, 2011, 11:25 PM   #6812
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Hi, I am a 50yr young man who doesn't know much(technical gun info) but, seeks knowledge. I like .38s and .357s. I have enjoyed reading the posts and may be able to contribute one day.
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Old September 16, 2011, 12:47 AM   #6813
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Brand Newb here. been reading on this site for a while before I finally decided to sign up. very informative
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Old September 16, 2011, 12:45 PM   #6814
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Finally registered with thr.org

I have been a non-registered lurker for awhile. It seems whenever I have a question or want to do more research on a topic, thr.org always pops up in the searches, so I figured I should go ahead and sign up.

Big fan of 1911s and rifles (both modern and historical) as well as shotguns. Right now trying to get an old co-worker of mine to sell me his old M1 carbine he bought back in like 1968 (yes, I've read the thread here dedicated to that topic).

Can't wait to waste even more time at work by reading posts here!
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Old September 16, 2011, 06:06 PM   #6815
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My name is Mac and I'm a big fun of all things guns. I shoot IDPA, USPSA, and F-Class. I occasionally dabble in Skeet and Trap but my passion is competing with handguns and rifles. I reload all my own ammo on a Dillon 650 and love it.
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Old September 17, 2011, 05:47 AM   #6816
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Hi all, I am a certified gun nut and love to shoot short ones, long ones, anything that goes boom

I can out shoot the ex, but he still brags that he 'taught me all he knows' LOL

I turned 51 this year and have been recovering from a back injury the past 2 years ... do NOT want surgery, so chiro says probably another year of taking it easy, building up the muscles again, then I can start RUNNING & GUNNING again! The bad thing about getting older is that it takes so much longer to heal from injuries!

I still get in range time at the outdoor range at least once a month ~ 20-40mph winds on any given day LOL

I have small paws, so I am more comfortable with smaller 1911 frames, but can shoot full size no prob. I also enjoy my replica Navy Colt and have the cutest little birdhead .22 revolver!

I also have a GAS (gun acquisition syndrome) for mil-spec ... M1, M1A1 (3 and one is a Rock Ola! with import stamps), AR15 (DPMS), SKS. The last 2 are EVBs

And, then there is my lever-action ... oooooh, I got the Puma (won it!) and said Marlin-who and promptly traded that one off LOL And I got one of the last true LA Winchesters.

Shottys are Beretta, Benelli, and the tactical H&R ... still need a breakover for the CAS.

From granddad I got 2 Remingtons NIB 700s in .308 and .264 Mag, and a pair of pump Winchester .22s from 1930s.

I also have several other .22 rifles that are great for teaching kids.

Right now, we are sticking with the following calibers: .22, 9mm, .30 carbine, .308/7.62x39, .38/.357, .44, .45, and 12ga and 20ga as those are pretty common JICSHTF calibers

I take all calibers to the range and practice at the max distance for each piece. I figure if I am accurate at the max, I can hit anything closer!

I have taken tactical shooting classes and really liked them, so I am also looking to get started with IDPA next year, too.
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Old September 17, 2011, 01:32 PM   #6817
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Originally from Houston, now I am currently deployed to Afghanistan. I have been reading a lot on this forum and decided to join. I love shooting and looking to get into competitive handgun and 3 gun shooting. Currently i am on a quest to find a limited/standard gun to compete with. I think i have decided to go with a 2011 model but am still decided on who i will have build the sucker.
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Old September 17, 2011, 02:58 PM   #6818
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RevGeo here. You can call me George if you want. I'm an avid rifleman and the son of an even more avid rifleman. I live out in the woods in a secluded valley within the Selkirk mountains of North Idaho. I've been shooting and reloading for over 40 years.
I'm pretty much a traditionalist who likes classic blued, wooden stocked rifles.
Never cared for the look of synthetic/stainless rifles. If the weather is crappy enough to worry about my rifle I ain't goin' huntin'. But whatever trips anyone else's trigger is none of my nevermind.
I'm a semi-retired disabled Viet Nam vet and a private music teacher. I love to hunt and fish. I hunt deer, elk, bear, grouse and turkey, mainly. I fish for trout, steelhead and pretty much whatever swims in the available waters.

I'm also pretty opinionated as you will find out

I've been reading this site for a while and have decided to join up and spew my opinions far and wide. Thanks for having me.

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Old September 17, 2011, 09:39 PM   #6819
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I have been a lurker on this site for years. Just starting to post.

I'm trapped in Los Angeles under the rule of left-wing kings and queens.


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Old September 17, 2011, 10:02 PM   #6820
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Hi all, just so happens I'm watching "Dirty Harry" as I was signing up. LOL
Anyway, glad to be here!
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Old September 17, 2011, 11:28 PM   #6821
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Greetings everyone! hrshooter here and you can call me Dan. Looking forward to picking up my first two FAs after about a 30 year hiatus, both of which I decided on after researching the posts on them in THR. They're a H&R Sportster 22lr and Heritage 22lr RR. I know the RR isn't top drawer, but I'm going to take real good care of it and see how long I can get it to last. Been airgunning for the last 12 years and still do so I'm quite used to SS in a rifle.

Back when I was a kid and would visit the grandfolks in TN he let me use his 22 SS bolt and dbl bbl 12 ga. When in my early 20's my folks presented me with a nice Colt .38 service revolver in great condition, and after getting married my wife's grandparents gave us their Browning .25 auto. But, years later took 'em out of the safe deposit box and sold both for needed cash (with the kids around didn't want them in the house so wasn't doing anything with them anyway). Now, well, the Colt would sure be nice to have again, and it's a pity I never got to find out how well the Browning would have done at the range.

Went to the range today (first trip ever to one) and took my Crosman 3576 (460fps .177 SA/DA 10 shot CO2 revolver) since the HR and RR haven't come in yet. Wasn't sure what people would think of an air gun at the range, but, nobody laughed. Did surprisingly well at 10yds, nearly all shots inside the black and a fair amount in the red. Even after have the FAs will still be taking some AGs to the range, particularly the Daisy 22 SG, to see how well it can do at the farther distances. Had a great time at the range. One shooter had an M6 in mint never-fired condition. He had just sent a 22lr round down range when I remarked on it and he said it was the first time he'd ever fired it, and then asked if I'd like to fire it. Well that was a real treat, to have the honor of firing the second round ever in that venerable gun's life, and find out for myself what it was like to work its unusual trigger for the second time in its life as well; I'll say it was heavy, but not rough. I'm sure it'll improve over time.

I like shooting with iron sights for the most part and was thinking seriously about the Rossi .22/.410 Matched Pair which, is a youth size rifle/shot gun. The 22 SG's only a bit larger than youth size, but when I found a WM with a Rossi .22/.410 in its show case I was able to try it on and found the stock wasn't angled down enough to use the .22 bbl's iron sights without having to look almost completely over the top of my glasses. The 22 SG on the other hand has a more pronounced down slope to the stock making it more "heads up" when using the sights. Thinking further along the lines of sighting, this might be why Kentucky long rifles had such a pronounced, almost exagerated slope to the stock: so the shooter could easily look along the top of the barrel when shooting. Maybe someone can confirm that, or set me straight otherwise.

Sorry about the talk about AGs, since this is a FA site, but just wanted to share some background in my case. Probably others like me, I'm sure.
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Old September 18, 2011, 02:58 PM   #6822
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I am a new here, but I have been reading THR for a long time. I been studying various gun laws of the States, the 1968 GCA and gun laws in general. I am not a lawyer, I have been interested on 'how we got here'. I found interesting threads posts and elsewhere on how it was before the 1968 GCA, and how it was possible to buy pretty much anything you want from regular hardware stores, department stores to even gas stations and mail order.

One area I been looking at is New Jersey. And how it got to where it is in respect to gun rights. For instance in 1947 there was a constitutional convention and it appears the second amendment was omitted from the State Constitution. In 1966 they adopted the Firearms ID Card system, two years before the 1968 GCA.

" Delegates to the 1947 New Jersey Constitutional Convention believed that the right of the people to keep and bear arms was so obvious and universally accepted that they did not include it the wording in our state Constitution - a presumptive error of epic proportions."

Source : http://conservativenewjersey.com/han...-in-new-jersey

On some aspects (such as concealed carry laws) it is much better today than it was before 1968 GCA. However before 1968 GCA, people were free to buy what they wanted without waiting periods and background checks. It was a right that was not infringed for the most part....

I did run into some surprises : Tennessee had 15 day waiting periods (tngunowners.com) and California required to get permission from the Sheriff to buy a pistol with a 3 day waiting period (http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/i.../t-263424.html). And there are other examples.

Perhaps by studying on how some States got to be where they are today, like NJ, NY, CA, HI, IL, MA and MD. Maybe we can prevent the same from happening in the future to other States. I think education is very important, we need others to carry the torch and preserve our Second Amendment Rights into the future long after we are all gone. I think that responsibility lies with each of us...collectively.

I appreciate the great amount of knowledge here. There always interesting posts in regard to (IMO) our most important law...the Second Amendment. Without it, we are no longer free.

Keep up the good work
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Old September 18, 2011, 05:58 PM   #6823
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Newbie in the house! :)

Hello All,

I just joined this community as I've had several customers advise they are members here. I am a full time Police Lieutenant assigned to a regional tactical team. My duties are Assistant Team Leader and Sniper Team Leader. I am a police firearms instructor and trainer, along with being an NRA Certified Instructor and Recruiter. Aside from my day job, I also own www.bigrivertactical.com. I operate my business during 2nd shift hours, for the most part. I strive to keep my overhead as low as possible, and give the best prices I can. Some brands have MAP pricing, and are not listed on the website. If you need a price on Leupold, Trijicon, etc., please email me with the part number for a great price. Anyhow, I'll have a look around here see what's going on. Thanks!

Current Police Lieutenant assigned to a regional tactical team as Assistant Team Leader and Sniper Team Leader. Also, a Certified Firearms Trainer/Range Officer, Rifle Instructor, AR15/M16 Armorer, and NRA Certified Instructor. Owner of www.bigrivertactical.com
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Old September 18, 2011, 06:04 PM   #6824
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Welcome Donnie and thank you for your service. Stick around for a while, there are some really good people here.

Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing it's value. Thomas Paine
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Old September 18, 2011, 06:11 PM   #6825
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Thanks Shawn! Good to hear.
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