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Old January 15, 2012, 08:40 PM   #7276
Join Date: January 15, 2012
Location: Ohio
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Hello my name is wes I live in Ohio and I am just getting into guns I am a new hunter and just decided to get into using guns. I just bought a .22 Mossberg 702 and I also have the family gun which is a Remington 870 12 gauge.
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Old January 16, 2012, 09:13 AM   #7277
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Hello, I just bought a CZ 455 American. The pistol I currently own is a Springfield XD40 Sub. I have owned a SxS Savage 20 gauge, a Marlin lever action .22lr, and a 9mm pistol of a name that I cannot recall. I started on a Daisy and killed my first bird at age 4. I've hunted and shot squirrel, rabbit, dove, quail, deer (hunted only), and varmints of sorts. I am strongly considering coyote hunting. I've just recently acquired the interest and have yet to educate myself adequately. I've always loved guns. I'm a tech pro so I'm the natural sort to love the functionality of firearms. And who doesn't like to make things go boom right?

Anyway, this looks like a well managed forum. I've lurked for a while. I've certainly appreciated the wealth of knowledge. Again, hello.
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Old January 16, 2012, 02:35 PM   #7278
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Location: New Orleans
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Hello everyone,I'm new here from new Orleans.been lurking around here for sometime now do I figured I'll make an account.
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Old January 16, 2012, 05:44 PM   #7279
Shoot n Load
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Hello All, Mike here, I am into all firearms mainly single shots Handy RIfles. Sure do like making and doing for myself, thus the reloading. Reload for everthing I shoot and the shotguns are offering a new twist "brass" hulls. Will get into that chat more in the furture.
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Old January 16, 2012, 05:45 PM   #7280
Join Date: January 2, 2012
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
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Welcome riley

Originally Posted by Riley11 View Post

I am Riley. I hail from the UK. Guns are a hobby for me . The problem is in the UK the government restricts the use of Guns to shotguns only for the citizen farmers and hobbist clay pigeon shooters and then only after passing a strict tested criteria set by the police .

All Handguns are banned to all citizens, apart from the police and the military and the security services. Who get to shoot our citizens when deemed necessary. However our police force is not armed as a rule.

So far they protect and serve by consent . That is changing fast as we have what is known a tactical support unit which is fast response Unit and they are armed with tazers and handguns and all sorts of other weapons seemingly suitable for any given emergency situation .. They usually shoot the wrong people .. Our police forces are not as well trained as your law enforcement tactical units are.

The British government does not believe in arming its citizenry.

Therefore I vacation in the USA where as a non immigrant alien i am allowed to excercise my hobby at gun ranges .There are many questions I would like answered by individuals at this site.

Reading previous posts they seem highly knowledgeable about ownership of handguns for non immigrant aliens within the USA.

I have been enlightened with a great deal of information not available on other sites. Thank you.
Thanks for keeping us abreast of things in the UK, what happens there seems to happen here. There is legislation working on curbing our ability to have firearms. First it was a all out weapon ban, then a ammo registration. We are fighting to keep our rights and as you know, the more your citizens rise up against the banking system, they are glad you don't have personal firearms. We have been fighting to keep ours for ages. Maybe you could give us a little info about how they were able to wrestle your ability to carry a firearm. I have researched it, but would like to hear it from you. Thanks and welcome.
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Old January 16, 2012, 10:22 PM   #7281
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Hi, new member from Alberta, Canada. I am just starting my collection. While I am not new to firearms in general, I am new to owning them and I am new to handguns. I currently own a Mossberg 702, a .308 BLR, a .300 win mag X-Bolt and a Browning 1911-22. I am interested in getting a 1911 and a 9mm in the near future. I'll do lots of reading on the forum and I'm sure I'll have lots of questions.

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Old January 16, 2012, 10:31 PM   #7282
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Location: NJ, USA
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Hi, I'm a new member from NJ.
First gun was mosin nagant 91/30. I bought it as my first restoration project, and it led the way to my current gunsmithing job. Starting to get into pump actions and levers too.
Most of my purchases are either for home defense or just for restoration, not much of hunter.
Hope to get to know you guys better soon
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Old January 16, 2012, 11:12 PM   #7283
Join Date: September 28, 2011
Location: San Leon, TX
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Hello, yet ANOTHER new guy here on THR. I actually joined in September but didn't get to actually use the site until now.

I grew up in rural MS, so hunting and fishing is second nature to me. As I grew into a young adult I became more interested in girls and cars. Now that I'm getting a little more settled and entering my thirties (I know, I'm not old by any means) I've regained my interest in firearms.

I also have been directed to THR nearly everytime I have had a firearm related question. I have learned alot from the members here and felt it was only appropriate I join and share with you guys that have helped me so much.
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Old January 17, 2012, 09:13 AM   #7284
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Location: Louisvill-sh, KY
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Newbie in the AR-World, I've been a small game hunter, and Migratory Bird hunter all my life, transplanted into Kentucky from Upstate NY (nice change) and have been struck with the Pig Bomb Bug. Got my first AR on order as we speak. RRA 458 Socom. Looking forward to moving onward and upward. So be gentle on my AR Virginity !!!
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Old January 17, 2012, 10:04 AM   #7285
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Hi, I`m a new member, I live in VT right on the Canadian border, literally. I have been interested in firearms all my life and have a pretty good collection started, hunting, tactical and I am very interested in long range shooting 1000 yrds plus, just started handloading again, took almost 20 years off to raise a bunch of kids and am just getting back into it. You may note from my ID that I am also into bikes, all kinds, love to ride.
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Old January 17, 2012, 11:42 AM   #7286
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Location: Piedmint , NC
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Hello from NC my name is Kennyb313 im a tattoo artist by trade ,a new ar15 manufacture (elite arms rifle thomasville ,nc) . Id like to Thank you guys ahead for the welcome.
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Old January 17, 2012, 11:58 AM   #7287
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Howdy. I felt compelled to join after lurking for some time due to the breadth and depth of humanity and expertise here.
I've been shooting and handloading for most of my life and have always been interested in all things that might expand my general knowledge, especially those things that go "bang".
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Old January 17, 2012, 12:02 PM   #7288
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New to THR

Brand new to the forum.

Love guns in ALL permutations.

Look forward to many an educational and scintillating interaction here on the forum.

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Ben Franklin
NRA Benefactor life; TSRA Life; GOA Life: CCRKBA Life: US Army 1972-80
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Old January 17, 2012, 05:54 PM   #7289
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Location: Frankfort, IN
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Target Shooter

I'm a United Methodist pastor, if you can believe it. I'm also an NRA member and shoot .223 remington, 30.06, 9mm, 12 gauge shotgun, and 22 caliber long rifle.

My family in Illinois grew up on a farm, where in the Great Depression, we hunted to supplement the food budget (no money, just like everyone else). My father took me to trapshoots when I was a boy. I like shooting sporting clays. I've been deer hunting twice, and turkey hunting twice.

I keep trying to hit the bullseye!

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Old January 17, 2012, 06:16 PM   #7290
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Location: Keene, CA
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I'm new to the board, but not to shooting. I ran across this board while researching triggers for a Rem 700ADL Varmint (.308) that I bought myself for Christmas. Google brought me here, and several OLD posts convinced me to spend once - I got a Jewell HVR w/safety and bolt release from Bruno's. Installed it myself and am very pleased. Next up is a new stock to replace the Remington UltraFlex factory one.

I currently own pistols from S&W, Colt, and Ruger, rifles from Remington, CZ, Tikka, Savage, Ruger, and Hi-Point, and shotguns from Remington, Beretta, and Mossberg. I pursued other interests for several years, but I am actively shooting again now.

Thanks for all the advice!

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Old January 17, 2012, 08:36 PM   #7291
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Hello and Howdy

Hello from the dry side of Washington, the State. I like all things that go boom.
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Old January 18, 2012, 01:51 AM   #7292
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NM Rancher

My name is Mark, I own a small cattle ranch in the central high plains of NM. I enjoy all shooting, I target shoot for the most part. I'm always finding this site when I'm looking for information on any gun subject. I shoot everything I can get my hands on , and reload for most of the guns I own. I love 1911's revolvers, and have a passion for long range rifles. I have my own range, and can shoot from 100 to 1000 plus, thus I'm always looking for reloading advice for long range rifles. I'm involved in the Tea Party, Republican party, NRA, and anything that protects our 2nd amendment right.
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Old January 18, 2012, 01:21 PM   #7293
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Howdy Everyone,
My name is Stephen and I have just recently started getting serious about guns. I just left Texas where I did some duck hunting, and I currently live in Rhode Island where I'm getting into sporting clays. I enjoy shotguns of all types and have already learned a whole heck of a lot from the community on here.
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Old January 18, 2012, 01:32 PM   #7294
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Hi, twin cities area resident. Migrant from South Dakota for twenty plus years. Recently got my ccw, love going to the range and hunting. Especially pheasants. Joined because got sick of talking to people who don't know or care about my questions. Kept getting threads for here trying to google my questions. Figured I'd eliminate the middle man.
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Old January 18, 2012, 02:19 PM   #7295
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Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Somewhat newbie from Ohio

Hi all,
Been a member here for awhile, but don't remember if I've ever introduced a myself. I'm 64 , a retired LEO with 34 years of service and a lifelong love affair with weapons of all sorts, including all firearms. Only hunted once in my life, so have no longuns, but many handguns. I like Colt 1911's, have a Combat Commander and a New Agent SA. I have a Beretta 25,a Taurus M85 38sp with Ivory grips and Gold trigger and hammer. I own two Walthers PPKS in 32acp and 380. I also have a Ruger New Vaquero in stainless, 45Colt, and a Doc Holliday in stainless, 45Colt, with matching dagger in same serial# with shoulder rig (1 of 500).a couple of Davis derringers in 22 and 38, and a NAA mini in 22 mag with 22LR cylinder incl. I have a SigSaur P238 in 380. Think that's everything except for the latest and greatest, a Bond Arms Snake Slayer with 45/410, 45acp and 45 Colt barrels. This final piece is my favorite of all the handguns I own. I carry daily with an Ohio CCW as well as under retired leo, nationwide.
I also collect custom, handmade knives. Hope I can contribute here.
“Although he sometimes drank three quarts of whiskey a day, he was the most skillful gambler, and the nerviest, fastest, deadliest man with a six-gun I ever saw.”
Wyatt Earp speaking of Doc Holliday

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Old January 18, 2012, 09:05 PM   #7296
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new member

Prefer reloading to shooting. Love GOOD equipment that works not just good advertising. Located in MS.
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Old January 18, 2012, 10:40 PM   #7297
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Ohio/Illinois Member

Hey guys, the name is Adam. I am an Illinois resident, but go to school in Ohio. I did some searching on line and this forum continually popped up with my questions. Now I'm skimming it all, and definitely enjoying! Hopefully I'll contribute at some point in the future
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Old January 18, 2012, 10:48 PM   #7298
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Location: South Central Kansas
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Fng here

I have just joined and am new to the computer. I have had a love affair with guns my all my life can`t remember when I didn`t feel this way. Came from a family of hunters but my grandfather was not just a hunter, but a shooter, and great story teller. He always had time for and a new story to tell me. He was my mentor and we shot a lot and I still miss him everyday. I was in the Army for a while went to VIET NAM a few times. I shoot rifles and handguns mostly. I am retried and try to shoot as often as I can. I reload for most everything i shoot. I just feel good when i am shooting or just holding a gun or talking guns with some one. Thanks for letting me join. ken
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Old January 19, 2012, 06:43 PM   #7299
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Howdy. Just joined and would like to also say thanks for having me. I own a
Remington 250-3000, Remington Model 10 Shotgun and a few other rifles
along with a .22 and .45 cal handguns.Navy vet 1 tour VIET NAM in country.
Don't shoot as often as I could or should but still enjoying myself. Went pheasant
hunting for the first time about 3 weeks ago. What a kick in the pants. Wayne
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Old January 19, 2012, 09:18 PM   #7300
Join Date: January 19, 2012
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Newbie from Nevada

Hi, all! Just joined, so hello to all. Been browsing anonymously for about a year now (thanks to Google search results), saw a lot of valid and in-depth technical info and like-minds as well, so here I am, a member.

I am a CCW instructor and beginning pistolsmith, and the rest of the time I am a Network Operations Engineer for Windows-based systems, working freelance.

Seriously into handguns (modern semis mostly) and AR-type rifles (still considered barter goods in Nevada, so I trade or sell as needed).

Unfortunately, I don't hunt (at least not the edible-kind of hunting, not anymore), and have been dabbling slightly with archery.

I reload all my own ammo, and teach the NRA Metallic Cartridge reloading class (pistol and rifle).

I support the 2nd Amendment, but not NRA-ILA (they tend to support incumbents, which I do not personally always agree with), and the Washoe County Republican Party.

Got 2 daughters, one of whom I was able to get into shooting (2-time Nevada State Champion for Junior Olympic 3-Position Rifle Shooting).

It's great to finally be a part of THR! I think for now THR has more to offer to me, but I am hoping I can change that eventually.
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