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Old April 6, 2014, 10:25 AM   #9076
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Fng ii

My name is Ronnie, I just moved to Arizona a year ago in spite of breaking up with a GF who lived here. Found out I was able to open carry, then if that wasn't good new enough,conceal carry w/o a permit. Being a vet of both the Navy and Army and a tour in 03 in the giant litter box aka Iraq, I'm a big fan of the Constitution/Bill of Rights and 'ole #2, I was ecstatic, until said ex slapped me with a frivolous Order of Protection! I've been here a over a year and still haven't cross paths, but as soon as the Order was squashed, I picked up my first civilian weapon in over 18 years, (owned an Astra A-100 at 18), SIG P229 and it was love at first squeeze. Since I have a severe lack of friends out here and after all the research in picking a gun, I got hooked, bought 2 books (The Worlds Greates Gun Book Gun Digest 2014 and Gun Digest's Book of Modern Gun Values) and am in the market for my second. Any suggestions?
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Old April 6, 2014, 01:37 PM   #9077
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My name is David, I live in Worcester Massachusetts, will be applying for my LTC this year, and am hopefully going to be buying my first gun sometime soon after.
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Old April 6, 2014, 08:27 PM   #9078
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Location: Currently S.E Iowa Retireing to Northern AZ
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Hello to all

Hi my name is Rick just found this site today by accident, looks like a great site.
Anyway, turned 62 a couple of weeks ago. So am now focusing on retirement.
But for now the wife and I enjoy motorcycles and bicycles. When it comes to firearms, lets just say she tolerates my hobby. She is no way involved. I chose to give away all of my long guns a few years ago, well almost I kept one 22lr .
Short list S & W 22-A, Walther P-22, Taurus M-992 6.5 SS, Taurus PT-809, S & W SDVE40, Heritage Arms RR 6.5 inch. EAA Witness 9mm 4.5.
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Old April 6, 2014, 10:44 PM   #9079
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I am a new member I live in arkansas I like all kinds guns.
I like shooting and hunting I also enjoy fishing pretty much anything outdoors.
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Old April 7, 2014, 08:47 AM   #9080
Furious Pilgrim
Join Date: April 7, 2014
Location: England, UK
Posts: 27
Hi folks, new member here from sunny old England, UK.

Have a few firearms already, S&W M&P 15-22, Parker Hale T4 7.62 target rifle, uberti .44 New Army black powder pistol, and a few shotguns.
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Old April 9, 2014, 01:19 PM   #9081
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Location: Dothan, AL.
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Hi to all,
Just became the newest member. I am U.S. Army retired so not new to shooting military style!

Somewhat new to CCW. I carry a S&W Body Guard 380 which I have fired about 300 rounds without a single burp. It sure is an up and personal piece (maybe my old eyes) because a shot group in a 1 foot circle at a 15 yard range is the best I can do with it. Could be the stiff trigger pull, but I like that for inside the belt carry especially with one in the chamber.

I also keep a Colt 1991A1 .45ACP at my bed side or in the car when on a trip. Now that is not up close and personal!

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Old April 10, 2014, 09:00 PM   #9082
Join Date: May 9, 2007
Location: Metamora Illinois
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Not exactly new here but not sure I ever introduced myself.

Live and work in central IL. My chosen profession is computer programming and I work for the local heavy-machinery manufacturer. Married, with a son on the way and a 4-legged kid.

Been shooting occasionally since I was about 7, but really got the bug about 15. Im not partial to 1 kind of gun, I like shooting rifles, pistols shotguns, air rifles, even my bow from time to time. Also do a bit of hunting and camping.

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Old April 10, 2014, 10:40 PM   #9083
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New to the forum, but not new to guns and shooting. Grew up mostly bird hunting...duck, dove and crow. If you've never crow hunted, you're missing some real fun by the way. Although I used shotguns and rifles growing up I am fairly new to handgun shooting. I purchased my first two handguns last year, a Ruger SR9 and a Sig Sauer P239, and shoot weekly at the range. I selected 9mm models due to greater availability and cheaper prices for ammo compared to .40 or .45, since I knew I would be shooting frequently. I really enjoy target shooting and might consider competing if I can ever get my groupings tight enough. My philosophy on gun control...I'm all for it...I'll turn my guns over when the government has proven to me all the criminals have turned their's over, and when there is evidence that criminals can no longer obtain them illegally.
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Old April 11, 2014, 06:00 PM   #9084
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Hello everyone! New member here from Nashville, TN. I am a hunter and enjoy shooting. I started reloading about five years ago when my boys started hunting. We learned together. It has added a new dimension to our hunting and shooting, and given us many hours of priceless time together.

One thing I have learned about guns and reloading is that there is always something new to learn. I ran across this forum and read some of the threads. I like that everyone seems willing to share their experiences, respect one another, and have a good time doing it. I have gotten a few good laughs as well.

I am not an expert like some of the folks on here, but I know a few things and am willing to help were I can. I appreciate the opportunity to participate.

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Old April 12, 2014, 06:10 PM   #9085
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I am a new guy from Illinois. I just wanted to check in. I am a big fan of .45 ACP handguns and 9mm handguns. As of right now my tastes are towards the 1911 and the HK45. I am from the Midwest. I plan to move out West by the end of the year to Colorado or Texas. Just not sure where as I intend to go to graduate school.
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Old April 18, 2014, 12:05 PM   #9086
Blue Duck
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Location: North Idaho
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Hello from north Idaho

New here, but hardly new. I love to hunt, fish and do most anything out doors. I'm retired and have lots of time to do my stuff. I just found this forum and looked it over a bit. I think I will like it here.
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Old April 18, 2014, 11:09 PM   #9087
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Been reading the forums here for a while now and finally decided I should join and contribute where I can. THR has been a lot of help since my family growing up was decidedly anti-gun and I didn't get the luxury of learning to shoot from an early age.

I'm from Miami, FL and now live a little further north in Georgia. I've been shooting for about 2 years and I've had my CCW for a little over a year. In the last 2 years I've been collecting firearms and introducing my friends to shooting sports (now my entire family and several close friends shoot) and it has been exciting to say the least.

See ya around.
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Old April 20, 2014, 09:12 AM   #9088
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Location: Lady's Island, SC
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70 year old who loves old weapons (and cars) who also plays golf and sings barbershop quartet. Currently have 4 M1 Garands, a 30 cal Carbine, 5 Mosin Nagants (2 snipers), 2 German 8mm Mausers, an Arisaka, 2 Schmidt Rubins (K31 and 96/11), 2 Luger P-08s, a Walther P38, 2 Nagant pistols, an 1863 Starr Revolver, and a bunch of others. The current stable of cars: 1965 Porsche 356 SC coupe, 1983 Porsche 911SC coupe.
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Old April 22, 2014, 07:31 PM   #9089
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Hello my name is Lou I am retired General Construction Contractor I live in southern Cal. Firearms I have a few AR15,10/22 other 22 cal rifles Rem 870 mag express Tactical. Pistols 9mm Ruger P89, Glock 17 gen3 I am getting in to reloading. Married with children and Grand children.
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Old April 22, 2014, 07:47 PM   #9090
Join Date: June 28, 2003
Location: Colorado
Posts: 139

Been on here a short while so guess I'd better check in.
I am retired Army Special Forces, but started out in the Navy.
I have collected WW 2 German weapons and most other things since I got my first K98k to hunt deer with in 1953.
Have long since expanded into about anything WW 2 except jap and have also added Viet Nam after I came back in 1970 (brought a few things home with me).
I like P.38s and most varieties of MGs, but also K98ks and Garands.
Fortunately I live in an MG friendly state so I have no problem with having my collection.
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Old April 22, 2014, 08:54 PM   #9091
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Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Found this forum this week. Lots of great info. Wheel guns top my list of favorites but interested in all handguns.
Some people say six shots ain't enough...so I'll just have to get another revolver...or two.
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Old April 23, 2014, 07:39 PM   #9092
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Hello everyone!! I found this site through the spyderco website a while back and have been lurking. I'm an avid shooter with a few firearms. I still have much to learn and look forward to it. I reside in michigan and I'm 28.
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Old April 24, 2014, 07:09 AM   #9093
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I've enjoyed this forum for a few years, and thank you all for all I've learned. I was an NRA member on principle for a long time, before I even owned and regularly shot much. Now I have my 03 FFL, and those who do know what that means (it's like peanuts, can't have just one). My interests vary, from milsurps (rifles and handguns) to classics to modern. I shoot handguns more often than long rifles, have everything on hand but haven't yet started reloading, and do a lot of my own tinkering. Again, thanks for the collective wisdom.
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Old April 24, 2014, 11:14 AM   #9094
Ryan P.
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Location: Southern WI
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New member: found this forum because the people on it were actually willing to talk about modifying firearms, specifically the Mosin-Nagant 91/30. Other Mosin forums I found had strict rules about the forum being for collecting and anything else was "Bubba-modding" the rifle. Weirdos.

I bought my Mosin (and my other firearms) because it was cheap enough I would not be afraid to do some hobby gunsmithing on it. I'm an engineer; I'm capable of leaving well enough alone, but my definition of "well enough" is a bit different than most. I won't put up with something I think I can fix or improve.
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Old April 24, 2014, 11:22 AM   #9095
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Old April 26, 2014, 12:19 AM   #9096
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New-B from New-Z

Hi all. I am a new member here. I enjoy long guns in particular. I only have 2 (a .22 Norinco EM322 and a Zastava .270 Win).

I live in New Zealand and mainly enjoy anything outdoors. I will be lurking about and learning from the wise folks here wherever I can.
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Old April 26, 2014, 09:20 AM   #9097
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Hi everybody. I live in Boston, on the tail end of a long series of hoops to own guns here. I'm interested in semiauto handguns and military surplus/designed rifles.
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Old April 28, 2014, 11:50 AM   #9098
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Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Hello From Canada

Came across a link to this site while trying to find some parts for my Grandfathers Savage Arms Model 3A. Specifically Trigger guard, trigger guard screws and takedown screw.
Anyways, hope to learn on here and get to know you all.
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Old April 28, 2014, 05:09 PM   #9099
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Good afternoon everyone. Just wanted to drop in and say hello. I'm active duty Army, combat medic. Love to shoot long distance and I make my own hand loads. I have a variety of weapons ranging from 308 to 5.56, 338LM.
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Old April 29, 2014, 04:43 PM   #9100
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Hello everyone,

Glad to be here. I am a member on numerous other forums and found this one while searching for 6.5x57 subjects.

Looks like a great site, but no avatars???

Thanks again!
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