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Old January 5, 2014, 04:28 PM   #8926
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Hi from TN. Love to shoot love to read about guns when I can't shoot. Thanks for letting me be part of the community
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Old January 5, 2014, 04:40 PM   #8927
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New member here from SC. Just took delivery of an M24/52C and I am looking forward to keeping abreast of all of the things going on in the free world.
It is the Son of the man who dies with the most toys that wins!!!
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Old January 5, 2014, 06:17 PM   #8928
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Hi from somewhere west of the international date line , in a place where crimes increase and us legal gun owners are slowly but surely being stripped of our rights to keep and bear arms
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Old January 5, 2014, 07:25 PM   #8929
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Hi from North Central Texas, I have been reading and enjoying for some time now and joined to support the group and our 2nd amendment rights. shoot safely but shoot often has been my motto all my life.
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Old January 5, 2014, 08:35 PM   #8930
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new here. stumbled on an old thread looking for info on any 3-gun matches in northern California. that's how i found THR. now that my son is getting old enough I find myself getting back into shooting. any info on 3-gun matches or play days in northern ca. would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
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Old January 5, 2014, 10:09 PM   #8931
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Hello from St. Louis, Mo. I am kinda new. I signed up in 2011 but never posted til today. I finally gave up on another forum where I had to pay just to get some basic features of forums. Figured I would give you guys a shot since i already had an account.
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Old January 6, 2014, 12:50 PM   #8932
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Good afternoon! My name is Michael. I have been using the forum as a passive source of information and figured I would introduce myself. I am 28, have a wife and two children, and love rifles. Well, all firearms, but mostly rifles. I have recently purchased a Hornady Classic Kit so as to open another avenue of interest. Thanks to all who have made the forum what it is and thank you in advance for any information proffered.
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Old January 6, 2014, 03:10 PM   #8933
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Location: Brazoria County, TX
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Hello to everyone. I've been lurking on this site for a few week and finally decided to join. I have already learned a lot from this site and may not post much, but always reading others

61 yr old male
have Texas CHL
My EDC is 9mm Colt Defender loaded w/ Hornady Critical Duty 135gr +P
Also sometimes carry Springfield XD9SC, XD9 5" Tactical, Springfield ss1911LW loaded.

Live in Brazoria county on the bayou hence my handle.

Have a great day!
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Old January 8, 2014, 12:57 AM   #8934
DF Smith
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New as of tonite. Looks like a great site. I collect USGI firearms from 1800's through 1950s. Enjoy the Springfield 03 and 03a3 as well as the M1 Garands and Carbines. Also had a collection of the 1911s but have given up on the high prices. Look forward to talking to you.
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Old January 8, 2014, 05:47 AM   #8935
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Location: Rosarito Beach, Mexico
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Hello -I'm retired, living by the beach in Mexico, close to San Diego. I'm interested in learning about black powder pistols and long guns. I used to like building up surplus ww2 guns, and built an M1 Garand, an M1 carbine(folding stock), and a couple 45ACP pistols from parts. I think guns are more fun than crossword puzzles, and safer than motorcycles, 'tho i love both!
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Old January 8, 2014, 02:40 PM   #8936
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Hi, I'm a new member. I've belonged to Rimfire Central for years and came across THR while searching for reloading data. I'm glad to be a member!

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Old January 11, 2014, 12:11 PM   #8937
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Location: Republic of Texas
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Howdy From Texas

Howdy Y'all,

I'm a native Texan by the grace of God.
I own more Ruger firearms than any other make.
My preference is for arms of the 17th-19th century, meaning, single action revolvers and blackpowder guns.

Gun Digest just published my first book:
"Handbook of Modern Percussion Revolvers"

It's available on Amazon, Barnes, and the usual places.

The Handbook is a beginner's manual of arms for replica percussion revolvers.
I've always hated the poor quality instruction manuals that came with the guns, and I've met a lot of people whose guns were ruined because the instruction manuals didn't cover little things like proper cleaning and preservation, so I wrote this book. It covers the Colt 1860 Army, the 1858 Remington New Army, and of course the Ruger Old Army.

Gun Digest did it up right, and I'd like to get some feedback while I renew some old acquaintances on the board.
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Old January 11, 2014, 09:07 PM   #8938
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I am 44 years old and work in the pest control industry.
I have had my carry permit for over ten years but only recently have I been taking advantage of the priviledge.
I hope to learn much from this forum and hope tobe able to contribute as well.
Thank you for being one of the many forums making it convenient for those who cherish their 2nd ammendment rights to communicate and learn from one another.

God Bless,
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Old January 12, 2014, 08:34 AM   #8939
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Hello All,
I've been a member for awhile, but always went right to the repair forum, and never introduced myself. My bad ...

By day, I work in the pharmaceutical industry, and specifically, the quality assurance/control area. My educational background is chemistry and mechanical engineering.

The latter, and receiving my first gun from a dear family friend at age 14 (a '65 Browning A5 Twenty), is what got me into hunting and guns. To me, it is really interesting to see how various manufacturers designed guns to essentially perform the same function on fairly standardized ammunition. For example, the complexity and machining necessary for the Winchester 12 versus the utilitarian approach to the design of a Mossberg 500.

I am located near Kalamazoo, MI, and I love pretty much any vintage Winchester. I am 44 and have five kids, so I do not have a lot of time. This site has been a source of excellent information, and I believe I can begin to "pay it back" when I can contribute more.

Until then, thanks to all who have replied to my posts.

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Old January 15, 2014, 07:59 PM   #8940
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Location: ohio
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Hi all. Been a member of TFL for a little bit now and found my way here.

Father, business owner and work too. I reload my own ammo and do some small gunsmith work for myself and occasionally a friend/family.

Currently I live in Ohio, born in Florida, and my family is from Tn. and Ky. I have lived in Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee.
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Old January 16, 2014, 04:02 AM   #8941
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Location: CA's central valley
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New to the Group

Howdy folks. As the title implies, I'm new to the group and got here due to some searching for 410 information that lead me to discussions here on The High Road. I'm still working on the rest of the information I was searching for but kept getting interrupted by folks wanting me to introduce myself here on this thread.

So here I am. I've lived in and about the central valley of CA for the better part of my life with a long career run down at the central coast working for PG&E at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Got put out to pasture a few years back due to complications of 37 years of diabetes. Health not going so well these days, but I've left everything in God's hands. He's the one with the plan anyhow so I figured I'd just follow along. My very first guns was a Winchester model 37A in 12 gauge on the day after my 18th birthday. (Most places are closed on the forth of July). Then my first handgun(s) was on the day after my 21st birthday, a Ruger Security Six and a Ruger Redhawk in 44 magnum. I've been a shotgun and a Ruger fan ever since.

I'm a life member of the NRA, NSSA, GOA, and an annual member of SASS. My first run at firearms gaming was practice trap every Wednesday nights. I'd always see the older crowd shooting skeet, so I told my shooting buddy that by golly I was going to give skeet a go. Thinking they were a bit of a snooty bunch (they never talked to anyone else but skeet shooters) I found out quite the different story. They bent over backwards to lend a hand and give me pointers. Too much so, as I finally had to tell them to pass on the sustained lead vs. the pass through shot vs. four feet lead hear but only a 2.5 lead there. I knew that I was going to have to see or rather feel what it was like to actually hit the birds at the various stations before I'd have a mental picture of what it looked like not to miss (I already had plenty of pictures of that). I started with a 28" modified 1100 and only hit 4 of the twenty five targets. I then shot a borrowed gun (Pirazzi I believe) and hit 16 of twenty five. Not bad for a beginner. This was before I found out that I was holding a gun that cost over ten thousand dollars. I quickly passed the gun back to the owner. Then I took out a hack saw and cut the barrel down to an even vent post (around 21 inches as I recall) and met my future machinist buddy who milled the barrel flush and remounted the sight bead. I also took of around 2 inches of butt stock. I was laughed at, but I never shot out of the twenties ever since that modification.

Then I had a run at PPC and ended up smithing the other department folks guns more that I shot myself. Got pretty good at gun tinkering and got my FFL to do it legal and all. At one time or the other I've owned just about every type of gun one could own. The it was marriage and kids and time flew by until the kids were almost grown and out of the house and I took up SASS shooting. That was the shortest run of firearms sports I've ever been involved with since my health started taking a dump. I no longer could hold up a long arm long enough to get a sight picture. I had what was called diabetic shoulder. That's where there is insufficient blood flow to the ball joint of the shoulder. This happens in the hip as well although it hasn't got me there as yet. That and I was now needing a cane if not walker to get around. Adds a lot to your stage times in SASS by moving with a walker and not being able to hold up a rifle or shotgun. So I quit and sold all my gear.

My firearms now constitute just revolvers with the longest barrel being 5.5 inches and the next runner up with a 3" tube. I had a couple of long barreled handguns set up for hunting (I had hoped to go with my son one last time to shoot pig). Never happened though. I still get to tinker and here is one of my latest projects with an Old Army now in 45LC. It's worth a look.
I have mainly double action 357 or 38's in Ruger, a couple of J Frames and two Ruger single actions, all stainless and all with Hogue grips (use to live just a few miles from their main plant). My next gun and maybe my last (if my wife has anything to do with it) is a stainless Circuit Judge. Only a fluke allowed them to be sold in California. CA has a big nasty law stating There shall in no case by any means be a revolving shotgun in the state of CA. Well the Feds interrupted them and said, but we have determined that this gun is a revolving rifle, not a shotgun so therefore you must sell them in your state unless you want to mess with interstate commerce which is a Federal item to worry about.

This coming right after our dear Governor signed into law a law prohibiting out of state ammo purchases. We were going to have to be licensed to be able to purchase ammo with a monthly quota (3000 rounds I think?) and have to fill out a bunch of paperwork at our local Ammunition Dealer. The fifth Circuit Court threw that law out stating that it messed with interstate commerce, a Federal item. So they didn't want to go down that same road and chose to allow the Circuit Judge come into the state. I know a short lived thing when I see it so I immediately got my name on one at my local dealer and will be reloading brass defensive loads for it. Four pellets of #000 buck, MagTech hulls, Ballistic Products innards, CCI 300 primers, and I'm still out in left field when it comes to powder. Aliant 410 powder looks like it might make the cut? I need confirmation though.

That's about it. I know a little bit about a lot of things when it comes to firearms and always looking to learn more. This site looks very promising in that regard and it's a pleasure to be here. Smithy.
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Old January 16, 2014, 12:37 PM   #8942
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Hey y'all, brand new member as of last night.
I'm the proud owner of a Kimber Pro Covert II and a Marlin Model 60.
Soon to be proud owner of many,many, more.
NRA member as well.
A little about me, I'm currently a Social Services employee, 25 years old and from the respectable part of Illinois, (the Southern half).
I've got my CCL application turned into the state and patiently, if anxiously, waiting for them to get the first week of applications approved and sent out.
I'll be lurking mostly but look for my posts about accessories and carrying options among others. Decided to join because all of my Google searches ended me up here anyway.
Looking forward to getting acquainted with the group and any members that post along with me.
Anyone from Illinois, and especially the 618 area, I'd like to get to know you and discuss state specific details about our new to carry situations and experiences.
Thanks in advance for all the help you'll provide.
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Old January 16, 2014, 10:28 PM   #8943
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From IL here. Recently applied for my FOID and waiting to get it to purchase a Mossberg 500 12ga. Work as a correctional officer in a juvenile facility.
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Old January 17, 2014, 06:34 PM   #8944
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Looking Forward To Being On Board

Hey! (Southern for hello)

I just about stopped shooting for the last ten years because some higher priorities kept me away except for some rare practice. For the 30 years prior to that I competed in PPC in my early LEO career, IPSC/USPA in my late LEO career and International Skeet in my late and post LEO career.

I recently retired and some obligations that were taking up so much time have resolved themselves. I intend to get back into shooting and reloading with a vengeance! Initially, Iím hoping some of the phenomenal posters here will help me get back into the groove. Later, maybe I can share some of my experiences as well.
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Old January 17, 2014, 07:26 PM   #8945
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New to forums and guns..I have two pistols. My first was a Smith and Wesson sd9, my secon one is a CZ TT 45..... I have yet to fire either one but I can't wait to go to the range... I have lots of questions fourth coming looking forward to have fun and making new forum friends..
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Old January 19, 2014, 02:39 AM   #8946
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Hello From Guns Gear & Freedom

Hi there, my name is Ken Hill. I am a firearms enthusiast and content creator and video producer for Guns Gear & Freedom. Some of you may have seen me on YouTube reviewing various firearms and gear, and testing out different equipment and giving my opinions on them, and if you haven't seen me on YouTube yet, then I would have to suggest checking me out over on my channel to see what I'm about.

I enjoy target shooting, hunting, fishing and all the great outdoor experience that the state of Idaho has to offer. I enjoy meeting new people who share my interests, and I like to visit with folks and learn new things. You can check me out on YouTube if you have a mind to by clicking the link below.


I look forward to being an active member on The High Road. We'll see you around.
Best Regards,
Ken Hill (Firearms enthusiast and YouTube Producer of Guns Gear & Freedom.)
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Old January 19, 2014, 05:24 PM   #8947
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I am out in Washington state. Been reloading and casting for a bit more then 25 years. Used to shoot rifle competitively out to 1000m. I am into rifles, handguns, black powder and shotguns. I just joined and have jumped right in with posts just like I do at other online sites such as the armsguide.
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Old January 19, 2014, 08:23 PM   #8948
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I reside in Ohio. Mostly shoot bolt action rifles. (hence the name). I hunt deer, yotes and other varmint. Mostly reload .270 winchester and 7.62x54R. i have just recently joined your community. Thanks for the oppurtunity.
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Old January 19, 2014, 08:57 PM   #8949
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I reside in Ohio. Mostly shoot bolt action rifles. (hence the name). I hunt deer, yotes and other varmint. Mostly reload .270 winchester and 7.62x54R. i have just recently joined your community. Thanks for the oppurtunity.
Greetings and welcome from the Cleveland Burbs.

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Old January 20, 2014, 01:33 AM   #8950
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Mike from PA. New to forum. Love guns and shooting. Looking to get into reloading so I will be hoping to get some good info here and meet some new people.
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