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Old November 3, 2012, 01:45 PM   #8051
Join Date: October 20, 2012
Location: down south
Posts: 305
Hi everyone,my name is Ron and I live in Florida and I registered a few days ago and forgot to intro myself,so I,m here now.I love shooting in general and collecting.I recently got into black powder shooting and I,m totally hooked like many.I already enjoy THR forum it's a great way to mingle among the nice people who enjoy the same things that I do and I'm looking forward to communicating with everyone. raa-7 Ron
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Old November 3, 2012, 07:11 PM   #8052
Join Date: November 3, 2012
Location: Frozen Tundra
Posts: 2
Greets from the cold side...

Hi all.
Just found this site and hope to get some/give some useful advice, info, laughs etc...

I've been a "shooter" all of my life. I've enjoyed everything from plinking with my little Marlin 39A "Golden" at 6(which I still have) to standing on the 200 yd line at Camp Perry(Rodriguez) with that sick/nauseous feeling as you realize you've just crossfired a 10 when you WERE looking at walking off with a 95-2(now 85-2-1M!).

I've been reloading in some form since 11 or 12, I started out using RCBS stuff and am in the process of buying a new Dillon 550 to re-start pistol shooting...AGAIN!

I lived "out west" and was stationed up and down the west coast during my time on active duty.

I've hunted deer/elk/antelope/varmints and X's(not wives...you know, the center of the target!)

Thanks for having me aboard...

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Old November 3, 2012, 09:44 PM   #8053
Join Date: September 20, 2010
Posts: 36
Greetings, joined recently to learn and share when I can. Living in Southern California and enjoying the warmth and sunshine, the excessive gun laws not so much, and just starting to turn my shooting pastime into a serious hobby. Looking forward to the sharing of info and the occasional corny joke.
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Old November 4, 2012, 09:22 AM   #8054
Join Date: May 31, 2010
Posts: 4
Hi. Avid, life-long handgunner. Grew up in a shooting/hunting family. Started re-loading at ~14 yrs old. Big 1911 fan. Even though I've got a significant amount of brass under my belt, I don't come here as a know-it-all - I joined to read and further enjoy the sport. I actually joined some time back - finally got around to my introduction.
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Old November 4, 2012, 10:31 AM   #8055
Join Date: July 25, 2007
Location: Houston, TX area
Posts: 25
Back from the past

Hello, folks,
Joined up a while back but never too active here - thought I would rekindle some interest and maybe learn a thing or two...I'm a 1911/Colt Python addict though I do have a few other flavors and some long guns I enjoy.
"Actual results may vary"
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Old November 4, 2012, 01:37 PM   #8056
Join Date: November 4, 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 2
Hello, all.
Name is Mike; retired engineer in Florida. Just inherited a 7.65mm Ortgies from my grandfather via my older sister. For an old old automatic, seems to be in great shape but have visited mucho web sites regarding Ortgies. Have included pics.
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Old November 5, 2012, 04:42 PM   #8057
Join Date: September 28, 2012
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
Posts: 1,429
Hello good people,,,

My name is Aarond H. Graham,,,
I'm a 61 year old single white male who enjoys long walks on the bea,,, eerrr,,, sorry wrong forum.

I'm a 61 year old gun nut,,,
I have a Master's Degree in Occupational Education,,,
I work as an Instructional Support Specialist at Oklahoma State University.

It's only in the last 6-7 years that I've had the money to indulge myself,,,
Meaning that I always made good money but had a wife with horses,,,
Now that I no longer have that dual burden I can afford my passion.

I am a certified saddle-maker who never makes saddles,,,
I do make gun-leather when the spirit moves me,,,
I'm not into business but build for the fun of it.

I love revolvers, semi's, and single shot rifles,,,
I believe that a 550 round bulk pack of .22 is the best leisure activity in the world.

I like putting sets of guns together,,,
I especially like owning a pair of guns in rimfire and centerfire,,,
Examples are my S&W Model 15/18 pair and my CZ-75B pair in 9mm and .22 LR.

All in all guns are my hobby,,,
I like collecting them and shooting them.

My calling card says it all:
Aarond H. Graham
Strange to the bone,
But basically harmless.

I'm here to share my knowledge,,,
And gain more knowledge from you all,,,
And hopefully have some good conversations.


Aarond is good,,, Aarond is wise,,, Always trust Aarond,,, (most of the time)
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Old November 7, 2012, 12:03 PM   #8058
Join Date: November 7, 2012
Posts: 1
Whatever it was, I didn't do it.

Except stop lurking. So here I am !
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Old November 8, 2012, 04:06 PM   #8059
Join Date: November 8, 2012
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 4
I am a retired Marine SgtMaj 1959 - 1981. I have also had other careers but I'm now retired for good. I have always liked the shooting sports, long range target shooting, hunting, reloading etc., and golf now that I'm retired. THR was joined some years back when I lived in WY but since I moved to AZ and got a new email/address etc., I just could not remember my login ID, so I rejoined today. Looking forward to checking the various posts etc.
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Old November 8, 2012, 04:18 PM   #8060
Join Date: November 8, 2012
Location: Greeley Colorado
Posts: 2
Hello from Greeley Colorado

Looks like a great site and I cant wait to share experiences and expertise with all of you. I'm an avid target shooter of both hand and long gun, I recently started playing with Muzzleloader shooting and am having a ball with it. Been shooting and reloading longer than I want to admit so lets see what we can learn here.
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Old November 8, 2012, 07:19 PM   #8061
Join Date: November 8, 2012
Location: SE Texas
Posts: 167
Hi, I live in SE Texas and have owned guns most of my life. I've always enjoyed shooting and hunting but life got in the way for the past 10 years. I'm getting back in the groove now and hope to be reloading and shooting more in the coming year.
Lifetime member of NRA, GOA, and SAF

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." ~ Benjamin Franklin
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Old November 9, 2012, 12:49 AM   #8062
Join Date: September 27, 2012
Posts: 8
I have been a longtime reader but only recently registered. I really enjoy this forum a lot. Very mature discussions and good information.

Things I like:
Diet Coke
9mm Glocks - can never have too many...
.32 ACP Seecamp
Milt Sparks holsters
Safariland holsters
Gold Dots
Rugers in .22
Remington 870s
1911s because they are sexy

I think that about covers it. Thanks for having me. I hope to contribute to some threads from time to time.
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Old November 10, 2012, 12:10 AM   #8063
Join Date: November 9, 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1
Hey, I'm Andrew, I'm an Army Reserve Military Policeman and am about to get my bachelor's in Criminal Justice and Sociology (double major). I plan on doing law enforcement the rest of my life. I've frequented the site and always search it for detailed questions I have and opinions on certain guns. Well, I fell in love with guns when I was 14 and watched an all day series on the history channel "History of the Gun". Once I was 18 and finally had money to start buying guns, I did, and have acquired a little collection in a short 5 years, devoting more of my time and money to them than I should...

I primarily enjoy rifle shooting and have a (bought in this order) 7.62 Saiga, Mosin Nagant, a Savage Axis in 308 (Which shot exactly one inch the second time I had it out), and a Marlin 39a (.22) from 1959 that used to be my girlfriend's grandfathers.
But I keep myself well rounded and properly prepared and capable, I have shotguns and pistols that get bought/sold/traded, as long as I have one at a time for carry/defense/practice and trap shooting/hunting, then I'm happy. Though I REALLY enjoy both pistols and shotguns, my passion is rifle shooting. I'm a fan of 9mm, for price, higher magazine caps, and easier double taps under stress, and prefer the multitude of the 30 calibers as opposed to smaller rounds.

Looking forward to becoming a contributing member here.
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Old November 10, 2012, 02:09 PM   #8064
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Join Date: November 7, 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 60
Hi everyone. Been lurking for some time. I'm 42, have liked firearms all my life and have been collecting a few here and there.

This seems like a nice forum. Hope I can contribute.
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Old November 13, 2012, 08:39 PM   #8065
Join Date: November 13, 2012
Posts: 7
Just signed up .. looks like a lot of good people and activity on here.. I am 74 yr old male , live in the Ozarks,, been shooting for all of my life.. and love it ... gives a person peace of mind and a chance to relax . Interested in many different guns .. mostly in 22 , 22 mag .22-250 , 223 243 , 264 and did reload years ago.. will have to get it back out and clean the rust off and find room to put it back together again, I mostly just lurk, cause I am opinionated the wife says ..come and see me when you get time .. George
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Old November 14, 2012, 12:16 AM   #8066
Join Date: November 13, 2012
Location: SoCal - Orange county, CA
Posts: 1
I'm a newbie to the forum and wanting to learn

I am 48 and live in SoCal, orange county, and am just getting back into the hobby. I like to shoot, fish, and cook good food while enjoying time with my friends and cocktails.

I own a Ruger Security Six .357....SA XD 5" 9mm Tactical....Ruger SP101 .22 lr, Winchester model 1964 .30-30...Ruger .22lr rifle....Remington 870 12 gage... and am getting a new baby out of jail in a week or two....Kimber Tactical SS 5" TLE/RL. Just bought and installed a Champion safe to keep them SAFE.

I am looking forward to purchasing an AR and gaining knowledge from all of you out there that enjoy the same. God Bless America and the 2nd Amendment, and those that protect it.

Happy to be a new member of this forum.
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Old November 14, 2012, 07:21 AM   #8067
Join Date: November 14, 2012
Posts: 1
New in the group

Hi, everyone. I just joined after reading about should I have a pin in my S&W
686. Your site answered what I wanted to know. Appreciation, and now I'm a member. Thanks
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Old November 14, 2012, 09:18 PM   #8068
Join Date: November 13, 2012
Posts: 5

Hello Folks
I have been a lurker here for a while. I am a pistol junky, it started back in the mid 70's when the Navy CB's gave me a wore out 1911 and said qualify!
I don't think I could have hit my foot with that gun if I threw it! LOL! Like most of you I have my favorite guns and the top of the list is the 1911 and the 10/22.
I am in Central California but hope to move to America some day where I can have any gun/magazine that my heart desires.
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Old November 15, 2012, 10:31 AM   #8069
Join Date: February 14, 2011
Posts: 4
hello I am Mike from mike@gunshopps.com

Although I subscribe to several gun boards it is usually for the purpose of learning and not pushing products. I have been a collector of John Brown designed items and Boys Rifles (1800's-early 1900's) since it seems like forever.
It has just been a few weeks that I got help and put a store website online.
I really didn't have enough items to justify an online store so I got together with a reputable distributer who handles all things for families who love the outdoors, as i do. I have been selling online (Auction Arms) for years and contribute to the NRA a % of each sale. My user name on Auction Arms is romigr608 if you want to check my feedback and what I have for sale there.
If I can help in any way I will, it's just paying it forward for me as a lot of gun
collectors have helped me.
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Old November 15, 2012, 10:55 AM   #8070
Join Date: November 14, 2012
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 751
Hello Everyone!
I joined up yesterday. I have been a lurker here for the past year, really. I used to go to some other forums but I tend to like the rules and ideologies here at THR. I am glad to chime in on the fun!

My dad taught me to shoot and I like to think he did a good job.

I'm 5'8, 130lbs and although not the best solution, I CCW a 42 ounce (unloaded) SIG P226 ST in .357 Sig (also have the .40 barrel and .22 slide). Its all I have so it gets carried everyday. I use a Kirk Patrick IWB holster and a Galco belt. It seems to work okay. I am in the market for a used or decently priced SIG P239 in .40 S&W, though!

Thanks, and Safe Travels!
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Old November 15, 2012, 01:39 PM   #8071
Join Date: November 13, 2012
Posts: 5

Joined a couple days ago, I was looking for a good source to have intelligence fire arm talks and I believe I have found it.

Right now I own a M&P 9mm and a RRA AR15 tac opt 2. I plan on buying a few more guns. I am retired military and love to go shooting. My next buy is a sig 1911 Nightmare carry.

Thanks for having me and look forward to learning more.
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Old November 15, 2012, 05:40 PM   #8072
Join Date: November 15, 2012
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 26
Howdy Y'all...

Hello All,
Stopping in to introduce myself.

Name: Cynthia
Age: 36
From: Dallas, TX
Speak: English and Spanish, some French
9years prior L/E employment, No Military background/currently Marketing and Communication Director for company in the private sector.

I am VERY Texan through and through, I love my guns, my dogs, My family and my friends...

I am not a gun smith but I can do plenty fine tinkering, I am applying for my FFL and hope to do good things with it.

As far as personal, I like me a good wine, a nice whiskey, good food, and enjoying life. I'm here to pick people's brains when I need to and basically to have some good gun chat.

I don't believe there is a stupid question, just the ones not asked, I grew up around guns myself but I realize not all have and so questions that make no sense to some may be asked buy others, I'll respect you as long as you respect me. I'm mighty glad to be here and hope to make the best of it.
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Old November 16, 2012, 01:22 PM   #8073
Join Date: November 16, 2012
Posts: 6
hello i'm brian new here am a vet that has plenty of guns and do like hunting and shooting i live in ca
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Old November 16, 2012, 01:30 PM   #8074
Join Date: November 16, 2012
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hello cynithia pleasure to meet you here hope we can have some great talks about guns and
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Old November 16, 2012, 01:31 PM   #8075
Join Date: November 16, 2012
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ok new here as of today now can someone direct me to where i can ask questions i'm new at all this computer stuff lol
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