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Old September 18, 2011, 09:23 PM   #6826
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HI,

im bruce from lexington, kentucky.........
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Old September 18, 2011, 11:31 PM   #6827
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Lucas/Shake & Bake

I'm into blk. pdr since I was 9 & 65 now. Live in St. Maarten/St. Martin in the "Wayward Islands". U.S. born but left in '73 disgusted after 'nam. Lived in Jamaica 15yrs, St. Eustatius(Statia), C. Amer. etc.. A&P(aircraft mech) by training but retired from something, but just can't remember what. History buff & work with the musee's some here & on aircraft part-time. At 65, I consider waking up each morning as a good sign after open heart surgery last yr. in martinique. Waking up & not being Fr. is another good sign for the day. Can't be too critical since I can shoot on the Fr. side but not on the dutch side of this "Rock". Fr. have a nice, well organized gun club.
I use "Bigmouth" because I currently own & shoot 2 brass barreled blunderbusses. The dutch declared them "non-guns" but I have to keep my pdr. on the Fr. side. The laws on a dual nationality island can get confusing. For instance, silencers are legal in Fr.. Classes of guns of non-military cal. are legal so that you can have a .357, .44 mag., etc. but not 9m/m, .45acp, etc.. I can go thru road cks on the Fr. side with a gun exposed but have to hide it when I cross the frontier. I cross everyday!
I do gunsmithing & have built several blk.pdr. guns & repair guns for the gendarmes & secrete' Francaise'. Strange fence to straddle!
Like to hear from other blk. pdr. "smoke eaters". I'm new at p.c.'s so be patient with me.
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Old September 18, 2011, 11:51 PM   #6828
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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.
Yes, that is the idea behind the exagerated slope & works well with smaller cal. & lower velocity powder but with high velocity & heaver cals., it gives leverage for rise. So stocks got straighter. Now do you want to know about the "golden means principle" in stock design?
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Old September 19, 2011, 12:03 AM   #6829
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I saw a bumper sticker in the early '70's that read, "outlaw guns & only outlaws will have guns". Even as a gun collector, I thought that was corny & radical. After living in jamaica thru their 8 1/2yr communist rule where they disarmed anybody not supporting them, I would remember that bumper sticker & think, "How true, how true".
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Old September 19, 2011, 12:26 PM   #6830
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The leverage rise makes sense. So sure, knowing about the golden means principle should be a big help in picking out future FAs. Thanks!
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Old September 19, 2011, 03:18 PM   #6831
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Hi, Brian from Dallas TX here. Switching here from another forum that got too divisive and hateful (politics & religion) for my taste. Read over the user guidelines and liked what I saw. Still a gun newbie, here to learn and maybe help out with what knowledge I have and will gain.

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Old September 19, 2011, 03:22 PM   #6832
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I'm new, too. My interests are concealed carry, self defense, target practice and home defense. I'm female, 5'2" 115 pounds. I've lurked for a while and appreciate the fact that your site seems open to ladies. I'm from the Mid-South. My current carry weapon is a Bersa Thunder 380. I also have a S&W hammerless J-frame 357 revolver with a 2" barrel and a Colt Python 357 revolver with a 6" barrel. I've owned the two revolvers for 23 years and just recently acquired the Bersa. I have my CCW. I obviously don't carry the Colt. LOL

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Old September 19, 2011, 04:51 PM   #6833
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Hello my name is Kevin and I'm from Grand Rapids Michigan.
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Old September 19, 2011, 08:07 PM   #6834
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Hi Guys. I'm a new member from Eastern Oregon (eo). Got a few years on me, retired Air Force, country boy shooter from the beginning. Seem to have racked up a few guns over the years. I like the look of this forum; lots of knowledge, a reasonable amount of decorum, etc; good guys basically so, HOWDY! Right now I'm doing some IDPA in the neighborhood with a .45 Gold Cup that I stole off my buddy years ago. It's not fancy but is on the money and I haven't broken it yet; got a SA PRO on order. Hope it's worth the wait. Picked up an M1A (M1a?) Std last year that I love to shoot; love to hear that brass clankin' onto the deck doncha know! Have an old Colt Lighweight Sporter with an ACOG and LMT stock for poodles and the like. Have more revolvers than pistols due to all the tramping around out in the country, i.e. wantin' to hit something with power more than 50 yards away so got S & W magnums, some single actions to include a Casull for when I'm feeling frisky, a Glock 10mm, a Beretta 92, etc. Anyway, yada yada, I got plenty of guns and, like children, I love em all. Best part, the range is only 10 minutes away. Run a Dillon Square Deal B to stay out of the poor house, at least with respect to ammo. I look forward to sharing stories, questions, and humble opinions with whoever is up for it. Greetings and Regards to all.
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Old September 20, 2011, 07:32 AM   #6835
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Petitelady, you shoud carry that Python! If I had one I would, only to take it out occassionally and admire it!

Welcome to the site everyone!
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Old September 20, 2011, 12:40 PM   #6836
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Hey, I'm Alec from Ohio. Been into guns for about two years now, into long guns mostly. Hope to learn a lot from the forums here. My interest in firearms is really starting to pick up!
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Old September 20, 2011, 01:35 PM   #6837
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Hello, I'm new here. I've been shooting firearms of all types and calibers since I was 6. Hopefully, I'll be able to learn new knowledge and share my own with the others here.
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Old September 20, 2011, 05:53 PM   #6838
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Introduction

I'm a middle aged CFO of an oil company that likes a lot of things that go "bang" but primarily guns. In my day job, which I hope to keep for a few more years, I don't get to do too much detail work any more. I guess I am really a frustrated engineer that somehow ended up with a couple of degrees in finance and accounting. I grew up on a large ranch in Texas so I used to hunt all the time (my family ate a lot of deer meat) but now don't care too much about killing things (except wild hogs) but still love to shoot targets and take my son hunting at the ranch (who seems to enjoy killing and eating various animals still). I and my son have several (my wife thinks way too many) good workable, but not too expensive, guns (shotguns, rifles and pistols) that we shoot, keep clean and work on to try to get them to shoot better. I also do minor work (repairs that I feel comfortable with) on friends firearms just because I like the detail work and being in my little shop working with my hands and tools. Slowly gaining more and more gunsmithing tools as skills, time and wife permit.
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Old September 20, 2011, 06:45 PM   #6839
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Gentlemen

just got back into shooting after a 25 year layoff, good to find a place to sit and jaw with fellow enthusiests

looking forward to many exchanges of technque and tech tips

Da Gooseman

aka Charly
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Old September 20, 2011, 07:21 PM   #6840
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Hello! My name is David and I am new gun owner. I presently have a Beretta Neos which I am an almost decent shot (need to learn to do better). Almost certain to buy a CZ 452 trainer.

I live in Maryland, work in the world of IT.
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Old September 21, 2011, 07:31 AM   #6841
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Hello. My name is Bob I go by k9 Bob due to my years of working, obviously k9's. I am a Retired ARMY (Is there any other service) SSG 100% Disabled Veteran (Army Grunt) I believe they call us 11Bang Bangs now. Though I have gone by many names..

I Just found your site and I am 150% into survival and surviving what IS coming down. I hope that I can learn "A LOT" from ALL the members of this site/forum and PLEASE excuse if I ask a lot of questions. I want to get it right the first time as there may not be a second time OR a second chance..

If I can be of ANY Help to anyone I am always available. I tend to spend quite a bit of time on the "Puker" as it easier to sit here in my wheels than fighting traffic.

I am in the middle of a divorce so PLEASE excuse me if I get melodramatic..

I DO LOOK forward to working together with you ALL. So I hope that what I have said meets the requirements of the introducing yourself part of joining this great forum?? I am not good at introducing myself to anyone or anything.. SORRY!!

Teach me Bros/Sisters I want to learn....

k9 Bob SSG USAR 100% Disabled Veteran (Damned Proud of my Service for my Country) GO ARMY!

I LOOK FORWARD TO SPEAKING WITH YOU ALL......

OH I HOPE I PUT THIS IN THE RIGHT LOCATION???? IF NOT "PLEASE" LET ME KNOW THOUGH FOR SOME REASON I THINK THAT YOU WILL..

Oh my guns; UUH I do not think there is enough room for all of them.

1: M-14/M1a Springfield "FULLY" Decked Out" with a scope you can definitely reach out & touch someone with..
2: Beretta PX4 .45
3: Beretta U-22 22lr.
4: Bersa 380 Fire Storm.
5: H&K/Walther The new Ar-15 .22 look a like.
7: Rem. 870 Militarized.
And a few others.
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Old September 21, 2011, 05:25 PM   #6842
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Hi--Learned target shooting im 30's and early '40s in junior indoor competition. No indoor shooting since. Went into Navy for WW2 and stayed in the Reserve untill retirementin '83. Recently picked up my long overlooked 52 Winchester and started looking for info and here I am. Looks like a great organization.
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Old September 21, 2011, 08:16 PM   #6843
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Hello everyone! I'm an extreme newbie to the firearm scene. I'm from the heart of the concrete jungle- New York.. in my 20s. Glad to finally be a member after reading through forum for a few months now.
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Old September 21, 2011, 10:52 PM   #6844
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Hi All,
I'm a UK patriot exile, living happily in Southern California.
I do not own a firearm. My choice would be to have a semi-automatic Sig for home protection and to have the freedom and responsibility of CCW, which, if you will forgive a non-citizen commenting, I passionately believe should be every legal and lawful resident's right. Why the states, and even counties/cities differ in granting CCW permits is not easy for me to understand, but I guess that goes for many other legislative issues.
My opinion is that any law-abiding resident/citizen anywhere who can demonstrate the necessary responsibilities of owning a firearm and an understanding of the consequences of such a weapon's potential use and demonstrate a reasonable competence in use and safety, should not be denied the right to carry a loaded sidearm, whether openly or concealed.
I support the aims of HighRoad.
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Old September 22, 2011, 03:15 PM   #6845
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Hi y'all, I'm a married 37 male, with 6 kids; two sets of twins. My first gun was a Mossberg model#142-A, in .22lr; it's a bolt action 5 shot detachable magazine. The foregrip on it, folds down; I've yet to see another like it; I might have the model # wrong. Any corrections would be greatly appreciative. My second weapon was a Mossberg 500, security pump, 8 round capacity; 12ga of course(3"). Next I got a Springfield Armory XD, in .45acp; tactical model 5" barrel. The XD is extremely accurate, dependable, and has functioned flawlessly; since putting 5000+ rounds through her. She's also not picky on the ammo, I put through her; but I like the brass(for reloading). I also have a FN machined, walnut stock .270; made for J.C. Higgins. It's in 90% condition. Last but not least, my Ruger MKIII, 6" standard tapered barrel; the wife and kids love this one.
Well nice meeting you all, drop a line let's talk shop; so many questions.

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Old September 23, 2011, 04:01 PM   #6846
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hello every one. warning not a comp guy. hope this is how we new guys say hi ty for having me : )
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Old September 23, 2011, 04:06 PM   #6847
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hello new guy here name is scott 47 yrs old i love shooting my stag arms model 3 ar 15 along w my 14 yr old doughter.
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Old September 24, 2011, 09:40 AM   #6848
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Just found/signed up. Was looking for info on Makarovs and found you folks this way. My favorite weapons are free ones. As the only one in the family who was in the military, I seem to get all the ones they don't want/use anymore. So far it includes a S&W model 46 (from granma), an Enfield, AK47, Savage Sporter 25-20, a 12 guage that is older than my father, Makarov, Walther P1, Autaug MkII, and some others.
Having a good time learning as much as I can about them! I live in Virginia, have my CCP, and am getting used to open carrying (very much legal in VA).
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Old September 25, 2011, 09:30 AM   #6849
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Just joined today. Looks very interesting, so, hi everyone, and thanks for letting me join
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Old September 25, 2011, 03:56 PM   #6850
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Just a quick post to intorduce myself. I've seen references to this site on a number of other forums. Cruised a few times, but decided it was time to sign up. Hope I can contribute in a useful way.
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