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Old November 3, 2011, 10:43 AM   #6976
Join Date: August 30, 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 28
Hi All, What a great site! I joined a local gun club about a year ago and just started shooting again. A couple friends gave me some reloading equipment that they no longer needed so I've been enjoying working up some target rounds as well. Like many here, seems like every time I did a search for online information about shooting or reloading I was directed to this site. Thanks for all the helpful info!

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Old November 3, 2011, 12:17 PM   #6977
Join Date: November 3, 2011
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 471

Hey THR Forumers!

I been lurking on this site for years now it seems as when ever I have a question I google it and it ends up leading me here. Many good answers I have found on here though I still have new questions it seems almost daily. Don't ever stop learning.

Finally I have join, but was given a little incentive to actually join from Armslist. For those who you that don't know of Armslist is a great website to Buy, Sale, and Trade firearms. I will be honest I get points for spreading the word and am trying to win a prize this month. BUT it is in fact a very good website so it seems like a win win to me. I will have the link posted in my siggy for future reference, but it would help me out a ton if you could just click the link below and check it out. Thank you!

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Hope to see you all around on THR as I will be on and off as I have questions or need help making decisions.

glad to have finally join as I believe this site may become a favorite firearm forum of mine, other two I follow is opencarry and ktog. I am sure everyone has heard of those as well.
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Old November 3, 2011, 02:29 PM   #6978
Join Date: January 24, 2011
Posts: 194
Hi. My name is Greg. I'm a middle-aged dad of four boys. Started shooting as a child. (Went to the farm on weekends where my Dad and uncle would turn me loose with strict instructions and a single shot 22 rifle. They must have taught me well as there was never a close call.) Stopped shooting after dad gave me my 12 gauge and I saw how it destroyed a rabbit. Bought a 10/22 and an H&R 686 revolver in my early 20's. Shot for a while and stopped until a few years ago. Bought a S&W model 60 for home defense, added Ruger SR9, a Walther P22, and DW models 22, 740 and 715. Hoping to try my hand at hunting with a revolver but we'll see if time and life allow it.
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Old November 3, 2011, 03:51 PM   #6979
Join Date: November 3, 2011
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Posts: 5
Hello all, I am Stanley and live in the Tampa Bay area in Florida.

IDPA, USPSA, & Multi-Gun are my main interest at the current time. Aside from trying to keep my job in this economy.
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Old November 3, 2011, 04:53 PM   #6980
Join Date: November 3, 2011
Posts: 1
Newby here. First time on this site, long time plinker.

Luv ta make things go bang. Shoot squirrels , beer cans , paper plates and turtles. I own a Ruger 10/22, Marlin .22 mag. M#925m , Marlin 39a lever action .22 and a Ruger M#77 in .22 K Hornet. Yup I like .22's.
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Old November 3, 2011, 09:35 PM   #6981
Join Date: November 3, 2011
Location: Bountiful, Utah
Posts: 27
Hi there, my name's Jim. For my newbie introduction, I'll post about my range session today. My local range is the Bountiful Lion's Club range, up on the mountain by the B. I recently got a 2002 Ruger Mini-14 with a Choate folding stock(not a big fan of folding stocks, but it does pack nicely), and a cheapie Bushnell 3-9x38 scope. I traded my LCP and $49 for it(with cooler weather comes the ability to conceal my PT1911 under a jacket, son no need for the smaller gun until spring). The price was right, but it didn't include a magazine or the operating rod guide(forearm liner). I guess none of the aftermarket stocks come with them, and a lot of people don't realize how important it is. An order from Midway USA got me the liner, a factory Ruger 20rounder, and a John Masen flash-hider(bought bc many claim they enhance the older mini's accuracy, and I like the look.
Anyway, at the range I loaded up and proceeded to sight in at 50yds. I moved the scope when I tore down and inspected the rifle, so it was way off. I had also set it back as far as possible in the mounts, which wasn't far enough for proper eye relief(and they folding stock doesn't help eye-alignment and cheek weld). I was shooting from the bench, with the forearm resting on a home-made rest(two wood blocks nailed together with a V cut in the vertical one). After I got it sighted, I had no problem shooting a sub 2" group. At 100yds, with a little elevation adjustment, I shot 4" five shot groups as fast as I could acquire the target(about 1-sec between shots). I shot 40rds, and the barrel was nice and hot, but the gun held POA and had no fliers or malfunctions. This made me very happy, as I've read a lot about the Mini's rep for fliers and changing POA with a hot barrel. Right after I finished the rangemaster came out a said, gruffly, "Ten rounds per magazine, with a FULL three seconds between shots." I thanked him for informing me of that rule and apologized for my ignorance of it.
I then moved onto my Taurus PT1911, which I haven't shot since I repaired the rear sight set screw. I refinished the gun last spring(it was a Duo-tone, which is basically parkerized but has brushed sides on the stainless slide). I fully disassemble it, stripped the finish with vinegar, and sanded/polished the entire gun. The slide is mirror polished, and the frame I reblued. During that time I also added an EGW angle-bored barrel bushing and modified the stock ambi safety by grinding off the left-hand safety lever(it always caught on clothing while cc'ing and clicked off). The bushing, which required minor fitting, really helped the accuracy, which was the only thing I disliked about the gun. Anyway, I start firing three shot groups, trying to sight in. It was all over the place at 25yds. I was like, ***? So I inspect the sights, and sure enough, the rear was already loose. Guess I'll have to Loctite it after all. After tightening it, I got a 4" group, standing at 25yds. I then shot a couple 1.5" groups at 15 yards. For me, that's damn good. I've never shot for groups with this gun, I've just shot probably a little over 1000 rounds through it plinking. More practice, and maybe I can improve that 25yd group.
After that, I shot my sister's G19. I like the gun(for concealability, and comfort), but man, its accuracy isn't great. At 15yds the best I could get was a 4" three-shot group. The POI was just all over the place. It works great for shooting cans, but she won't be doing any target competition with it. And, I don't like the trigger, at all.
All in all, it was a nice hour and a half of shooting. I'm happy with the Mini-14, although I'm hoping a Glass-bedding will improve the accuracy even more, so I can really reach those 'yotes. It's nice to be a member of the site finally, after reading many, many posts over the last few months. Jim
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Old November 3, 2011, 11:03 PM   #6982
Join Date: August 1, 2011
Posts: 6
New here live in sf bay area shooter,reloader,collector
Born in southern OH country boy been in CA for 35 yr
Miss the country life quite abit but job and money
Keep me in the city shoot as often as possible rifles,handguns
And shotguns
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Old November 4, 2011, 03:01 AM   #6983
Join Date: November 4, 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 8

greetings all. been reading for a long time, decided to join big fan of all the discussions that occur and want to participate
rifles, shotguns, pistols and bows. all have their purpose, and i see nothing wrong with owning at least 15 of each (except bows, only room for 2 of those)
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Old November 4, 2011, 11:01 AM   #6984
Join Date: October 28, 2011
Location: IN
Posts: 2

I am a long time gun owner and shooter. Had .22s and shot guns since 12 yrs old. I am a Vietnam Veteran, and former gun store owner. I love shooting my match grade Springfield Armory 1911 .45acp, AR-15, and numerous other rifles and handguns I have.
I am a private pilot and a member of Civil Air Patrol and fly their airplanes.
CAP has a model rocketry program for the cadets that I took them through several years back which caused me to get more involved with rocketry. As a member of the National Rocketry Association I hold a level II rating in high power rocketry.
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Old November 4, 2011, 01:32 PM   #6985
Join Date: November 4, 2011
Location: ct
Posts: 3
IM new to the site and new to firearms. Well I hunted with my dad years ago when I was a kid but now I want to do it my self. I stop by Dicks sporting goods did all the forms he called and i passed the nics background the guy told me to come back in two weeks does that mean im all clear to purchase my first rifle.
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Old November 4, 2011, 08:32 PM   #6986
Join Date: October 16, 2011
Posts: 2
New member from Markleysburg PA

Just purchased my FN SCAR 17S.
What a beauty! Shot German Surplus ammo (MEN.. 94 - 147 gr.) It doesn't recoil at all! (well...much below expectations.)
I equipped it with LEUPOLD Mark 4 2.5-8x36 MR-T M2 Illum. reticle scope mounted onto Countersniper 30mm, HIGH. Perfect match.
Also, a GripPod (military with stainless steel).
Together, it is quite a system.
Glad to be a member!
Would like to ask so many questions - time will bring them on. As for now, very happy with my FN.
By the way:
How to post my questions for everyone to see in discussion board?

- The wery best to all who stands for their rights!
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Old November 5, 2011, 08:52 AM   #6987
Join Date: November 5, 2011
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I like machine gun and revolver

I am living in Malaysia, a fan of machine gun and revolver
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Old November 5, 2011, 09:13 AM   #6988
Join Date: November 5, 2011
Posts: 3
Newbie Intro and 1st Question

My name is Jeff and glad to find the Board. I live near Chattanooga TN and guns are just one of my passions. Motorcycles are another.

This 1st visit I'm looking for any information on the markings on my M1 Garand. Although the receiver S/N says Springfield Armory and indicates 1942, I have what was supposed to be the barrel that came with the gun and it is marked Blue Sky / Arlington, VA. (it currently has a match grade barrel that was purchased in 1995 from Springfield Inc.).

From what I've been reading is those barrels (Blue Sky) are imports so now I'm wondering about the authenticity of the entire gun. Any info appreciated.
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Old November 5, 2011, 10:25 AM   #6989
Join Date: October 10, 2011
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 36
Hello Everyone

Gary here been snooping around for a month or so, when I could. Looks like my type of place. Not into much for the new side a glock for IDPA after that it is old 1911's, BHP's and wheel guns. LOL and a few rifles to hunt and plink with, mostly rimfires I love my .22s

Of course I am a certified knife nut, LOL been to the 12 step an KA and no sanity in sight, good thing I make my own or I would be living in a tar paper shack..

See you all around and looking forward to some good times..

Adios Gary
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Old November 5, 2011, 01:53 PM   #6990
Join Date: November 4, 2011
Location: Glenwood Springs, CO
Posts: 1

Hello - I've been lurking on these forums for awhile now. Thought it would be a good thing to finally register. I enjoy shooting sports, moving while shooting, not just punching holes in paper. Own a Glock 23, AR-15 (Daniel Defense upper, Aero Precision lower), Ruger 10/22, Walther P22, and Remington 870. Happy to be here and look forward to contributing.
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Old November 6, 2011, 09:39 AM   #6991
Join Date: October 29, 2011
Location: Kent,United Kingdom.
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Hello everyone,my name is David,Im 27 yeras old&I'm proud to call myself a British firearms enthusiast from Great Britain(Not so Great,thesedays:-)&Im on here to be amongst likeminded-persons,like myself whom all share one thing in common-responsible,legal,gunownership.This website is a refreshing,antidonte to the anti-gun,paranoia,surrounding most of the Western World.Still live at home unfortunately&live with anti-gun parents,including my mother.Looking to move out soon &get me a few rifles.Recession put things on hold for a while.

My other hobbies,include,history cooking,hiking,cycling,travelling&restoration.

Im into all shooting sports&Ive grown to respect them,as they are part of our heritage&rights as people.I named myself on here EnfieldEnthusiast,after one of the greatest,battle rifles,in history,the Lee Enfield.See you all soon on future posts.
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Old November 6, 2011, 01:05 PM   #6992
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Join Date: November 6, 2011
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new member

I am a new member and a new gun enthusiast. I just purchased my first pistol, which is a glock 22, and I am dying burn through this ammo. I live in the Olympia, Wa area and am looking for good places to target practice or whatever. I know about the ranges sort-of, but I have heard about a rock pit near oly that is accessible for the public and free. Can anyone tell me where this rock pit is?
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Old November 6, 2011, 01:56 PM   #6993
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Join Date: November 4, 2011
Location: Oregon Coast
Posts: 12
Hello, everyone. I'm George in Oregon. "A freakin' lion" was what little Tommy said when he was reading out loud to his mother. She raised her eyebrow and looked down onto the page was a picture of a lion with the caption, "African Lion."
I used to bring home all the goodies my dealer couldn't sell to anyone else. He'd make me offers I couldn't refuse.
The FAL was the only gun building project I was able to complete. My friends and I built several back when they were cheap and everywhere. Mine was built from all new-in-the-wrap parts that looking back cost me way more than a new rifle from DSA. But I did it all myself and that is what matters. I learned so much about legalities, construction methods, and all I could about all the variations. That was priceless. And now the rifle doesn't look new. I could have bought a gun with what I spent on tools and gauges. It was sure fun though! More projects will follow I'm sure.
I dream of Africa. I want a Cape Buffalo memory of my own.
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Old November 6, 2011, 05:45 PM   #6994
Join Date: November 6, 2011
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Hello gentlemen

Good to see such an active forum here. Lets see, I am an Oregon native with about 15 years experience with all type of firearms having come from a military family. I am currently in the process of finishing college and preparing for WW3. Hope all of you guys have food and supplies ready for the coming insurrection.
Good luck out there-
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Old November 6, 2011, 07:19 PM   #6995
Join Date: November 6, 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
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Hey, everyone. Like alot of others, I joined because I've been lurking on here for awhile to get answers for questions concerning firearms. Any questions you have for me, send me a PM.
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Old November 6, 2011, 07:26 PM   #6996
Join Date: June 14, 2011
Location: New York, NY
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Hello everyone, my name is Tom, I'm 16 yrs old and unfortunately from NYC. I got interested back in firearms back when I was 15 and my interest has been growing ever since. As you can probably guess, it's extremely hard to do anything related to guns in NYC so I occasionally go to a range out in Long Island, although it's extremely expensive. In my free time, I enjoy reading books and articles online about firearms of all different types. I am planning on enlisting in the Marines next year when I turn 17 for Small Arms Repair. I'm also planning on a firearms related career. I joined this site to talk to experienced shooters so I can continue to learn more. I cannot wait to move out of NYC and finally purchase my first gun and start shooting already!


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Old November 6, 2011, 10:54 PM   #6997
Join Date: November 3, 2011
Location: Illinois
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Hi all. I'm Josh and live in a large city in IL. I've been browsing for the last few days and thought I'd introduce myself. I own a Sig P229 9mm and a Springfield XD45acp. Great site!
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Old November 7, 2011, 09:33 AM   #6998
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Hi from the V.I

Hi Folks!

I'm a 21 year resident of the USVI, formerly from the mid Hudson Valley in NY.
Started shooting at a very young age. Became an NRA instructor in '87.
Snuck into 'Orange' Gunsite just before the Colonel sold it. Phew!
Been to TR, LFI, HK, DTI (affiliate instructor)
Member of ILEETA, IALEFI, and ASLET before its demise.

Heard many good things of THR from other 'Ravens' on the API list.

Glad to be here!

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Old November 7, 2011, 08:16 PM   #6999
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Hi all. I have been a recent lurker, trying to educate myself about handguns. Just purchased my first - a Sig Sauer SP2022 in 9mm. Anxious to get some range time with it. Thank you all who have given your time to help educate us newbies!
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Old November 8, 2011, 01:49 AM   #7000
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The folks over at Cast Boolits spoke highly of y'all, and set up a link
Rather than lurk, I'll knock nicely, and promise not to post.
I live in North Pole Alaska at the end of 30 miles of twisted pair phone line.
For a wonder, it works. Mostly.

Great site! This does seem indeed to be The High Road.
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