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Old July 13, 2014, 08:47 AM   #9151
Red Wind
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Welcome to THR,RG7X. Another Floridian on board. I hope you enjoy your stay.
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Old July 13, 2014, 03:58 PM   #9152
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welcome Floridians! Glad to see more of us on this page.
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Old July 13, 2014, 06:50 PM   #9153
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Hello, everyone my name is Stephen and I live in Virginia I like guns they're fun my interest is mainly Military rifles and some handguns. I used to have a lot of very nice rifles but after two divorces well you know where I'm going but it's nice to be a member here. And I will have a lot of questions and very few answers.
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Old July 14, 2014, 09:49 AM   #9154
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Good afternoon!
I have just joined your forum so thought I'd just say hello. I live in the UK and despite the best efforts of my government enjoy shooting shotguns and rifles of all types. I especially enjoy blackpowder shooting. I guess as a US forum you will have more access to stuff than I do but we can still enjoy talking about our sport!
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Old July 14, 2014, 09:11 PM   #9155
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Hello all, I am new member to this site I can spend all day talking, looking at and being around firearms. I am all about safety & security as it relates to firearms. I have recently become extremely interested in self defense tactics as well as becoming a better overall shooter. I own a Springfield Xd Subcompact .40 and I am currently on the hunt for my next concealed carry gun. Look forward to talking to you guy/gals soon!!!!
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Old July 14, 2014, 09:51 PM   #9156
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Welcome Mr Niceguy. I have the same xd & if you saw what i put it through on a daily basis, it would make u even more proud of owning yours. Mine is my kennel, outdoors, hog slaying side arm. My place is all sandstone, so dust raised is sandy and abrasive. Needless to say, my xd mostly stays filthy. I carry it in a molded plastic holster, it gets banged into poles, trees, u name it. When i run dogs on pigs, its in the crreeks with me, up ' down all the big hills we run. Never has let me down. Excellent choice, and welcome again
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Old July 15, 2014, 07:33 PM   #9157
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Cal from MD

Hello all,

I'm a late 20's male from MD. I was raised a hunter in southeast PA, and have always been around firearms. I've always owned guns, but have just recently purchased my first "high dollar" firearm, a Springfield Lightweight Champion Operator 1911 (take the term w/ a grain of salt, please).

For those of you who don't know, MD is a very painful state for shooters--I'm scheduled to take my HQL course a week from Saturday (4 hour course required to purchase a handgun), at which point my 7-day waiting period can begin. I'll be picking up my new 1911 on August 4th--the same 1911 which has already been paid for in full and is sitting at my LGS...

I saw it for the first time in person today, and was not pleased w/ the condition of the "new" gun. I'll post up a new thread in the appropriate place to discuss.

Anyway, happy shooting, all! Looking forward to being a part of the community!


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Old July 18, 2014, 01:25 PM   #9158
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New member from Virginia. Been a long time collector, shooter and competitor. Shot metal silhouettes, high power rifle and bullseye pistol. Now just an old guy who goes to the range and have fun.

Joined becasue I am pulling my guns out after a 20-year hiatus from shooting and interested is seeing what is new.
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Old July 18, 2014, 02:07 PM   #9159
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Hello all, recently joined and am enjoying the forum. I am retired a couple of times and now just enjoy shooting and motorcycles. Originally born and raised in WVa. transplanted to Tx. 28 yrs. ago by the military and very happy to live in a great pro-gun state. Own several guns both rifle and pistol and enjoy reloading for several calibers.
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Old July 18, 2014, 09:07 PM   #9160
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Hello all!
My name is Michael and I'm from Memphis, TN. I have been adding to my arsenal a little slower than I would like but thats the bitch about being a broke college kid. Ive custom built 2 AR-15's, Modified an 870, and have a Beretta PX4 .40,Sig Sauer 1911 Tacops, Glock 32, a matching pair of winchester mod 94's....i could go on haha. I haven't found a forum that I have fell in love yet so hopefully this is the one!
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Old July 18, 2014, 10:04 PM   #9161
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New guy from Midwest

Just found this site while researching a repair for an inherited shotgun. Retired a few years ago and suddenly got the urge to learn about guns. Now have about 18. Mostly old Winchesters and Colts. Also a Trapdoor (what a boom stick), an inherited Japanese Arisaka Type 99, and now this old Trade shotgun I'm refurbishing. Took my interest in refurbishing old tools and applying it to old guns. Except for 2 very old percussion revolvers, I shoot all of them. Hope to spend some time here learning more about this great hobby.
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Old July 20, 2014, 08:47 AM   #9162
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hello to all here I am new on the site havent even been lurking stumbeled on it one morning this week and im hooked. there appears to be lots of info and opinions witch ought to make for imformative reading
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Old Yesterday, 07:08 PM   #9163
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Hi all. Glad to be here. New to this forum from southern Illinois
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