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Old July 18, 2007, 05:04 AM   #1026
Join Date: July 17, 2007
Location: Central Missouri
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Hello, Everyone. My name is Ivan Ellis and after frequenting this website for just a couple nights I’ve decided it was definitely a move in the right direction to read some of these posting and occasionally post something.

I live in central Missouri, and enjoy shooting anything from a pistol to a rifle or shotgun. Growing up, my Dad was both an advocate for the NRA and an occasional writer for GUNS magazine, among other similar magazines. With his guidance, and my Mom, guns were always taken seriously and never played with.

One of the first things my Dad taught me about the politics of buying a gun is to always avoid a dealer – nothing against dealers here at this sight – because they have to be registered. I would not regard him as an extremist, though; he says that it reminds him a little too much of what happened in Germany during WWII. He pointed out that if the government has a way to track a firearm back to you and want to apprehend all the guns from the citizens, what would keep them from it? So for those of you reading this, gun laws concerning registration of semi-auto firearms do interest me.

Typically Dad will purchase a gun (though none recently) from friends who have had firearms for years if it is something he would like (and it hadn’t been registered). Many of the guns have been hand-me-downs from him, so when I showed some interest in a firearm, and he knew I would take care of it, he would hand it down to me as a “gift.” Thus my collection, though not large, started.

I won’t go though my entire collection, but my first firearm was a .22 LR Marlin Papoose, which was a break-down rifle. It was really fun to shoot, but it had limited range. Later followed my Colt’s Combat Commander 9mm Luger, with a .22 conversion kit, and a .44 mag. 10 inch barreled single-action Ruger Super-Blackhawk (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruger_Blackhawk). One favorite rifle I have is an AR-180 (not the 160) .223 made in Kawi, Japan (where the least number of the Armalite 180 model were made) from the first run. Even though it’s an assault rifle, I like it a bit more than my sport Mauser .30-06.

One handgun I’ve used for conceal-and-carry purposes which I wish could be reacquired is a 1940’s Walther .380 (it had all Eagle N proof marks, etc.) which I sold to my ex-wife’s father. If you happen to have a Walther PP .380 from this time period, and it hasn’t been registered, please get in touch with me.

Anyway, that is a good part of my interest in guns for the moment. I look forward to hearing from anyone. Peace out.
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Old July 18, 2007, 05:12 AM   #1027
Scotty 2 Hotty
Join Date: July 16, 2007
Location: Belton, South Carolina
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Welcome to to club. I too found alot of my interest in guns and hunting from my Father and Uncle. When I was a kid, we hunted everything from ducks to rabbits to deer. I look forward to hearing from you and other interesting people on this site.

Saved by God's Grace,
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Old July 19, 2007, 04:15 PM   #1028
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Location: Ellettsville, IN
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Question Hi

I am an army vet, was in desert storm (M1A1 120mm tank). I like guns

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Old July 19, 2007, 09:39 PM   #1029
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Hello, all
I am a Viet Nam vet, but only became interested in personal firearms about ten years ago. I have quite a few handguns and long guns and shoot just for fun, no competition. Enjoy dove and deer hunting and just being outdoors. Looking forward to learning from you guys.
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Old July 19, 2007, 11:21 PM   #1030
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hi my name is itim na kawal. i own a 1911 a1 Remington rand. have learned alot from your forums about types og magz to buy. and hope to learn more stuff about guns. thanks
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Old July 20, 2007, 12:58 AM   #1031
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hello from Utard

Hi everyone, I'm from Southern Utah and I recently took up firearms as a hobby. This part of Utah is very gun friendly, there are probably more people packing than not. As a women and a liberal, I am a little odd and I raise a few eyebrows, but I don't care what people think. Anyway, I got a snub-nosed 357 for my b-day and I LOVE IT!
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Old July 20, 2007, 10:54 AM   #1032
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1 policeman for every 300 people in the U.S....
H&K and Glock will take care of me and my 3....

What part of "Shall not be infringed" is so hard to understand?"
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Old July 20, 2007, 04:48 PM   #1033
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Location: Prescott, AZ
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Over from DCC

Hey there. Been a member over at DefensiveCarry/CombatCarry for awhile now. I'm a young guy but I've been shooting for nearly 20 years, starting at 7 years old. The assumption that I've got a decent amount of shooting under my belt would be right. I recently had the opportunity to attend the 250 Pistol course at Gunsite in Paulden, Arizona (blogged the experience over on DCC). As well some of my past experiences have taught me in the invaluablitity of owning and carrying. I'm currently at student at a moderately pro-gun university.
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Old July 20, 2007, 06:10 PM   #1034
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Hello THR.

I've read for awhile as a guest, but only recently joined. I've learned a good bit from THR and I hope I can contribute and help others learn as I did.

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Old July 20, 2007, 07:35 PM   #1035
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Newbie to THR here, have looked the site over as a guest few times and just registered. I enjoy carbine type-rifles, hunting and target shooting. hope to find some helpful info and contribute if need be. thanks from WNC.
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Old July 21, 2007, 01:24 AM   #1036
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Hello all!

I just signed up for the site. My name is Matt, and I live in Oklahoma. I am just getting into the whole shooting scene, and I have a Springfield XD 9mm pistol.
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Old July 21, 2007, 07:12 AM   #1037
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Hi I guess at this time I am the new person on the block. I am into 1911's and building custom rifles. I like to hunt but not in Illinois where I live ( man this state sucks) Hope to talk and chat with you guys and gals.
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Old July 21, 2007, 06:30 PM   #1038
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Ruger .308

Hello, I have a buddy selling a Ruger M-77 2 Mark 2 Synthetic stock stainless steel barrel. I am wandering what would be a good selling price the gun is only about 2 or 3 years old, and only been shot about 30 times at the most. It does not come with a scope. I did a little research and i was told it would only be about 350 at the most.
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Old July 21, 2007, 06:31 PM   #1039
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Location: Maine, USA
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I'm obviously new here.

My interests are M1 Garands, precision bolt guns, and 1911's.
Duck/deer hunting and reloading also takeup a lot of my time.

By trade I am a Physician Assistant and I work in Ortho and ER.

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Old July 21, 2007, 06:32 PM   #1040
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Welcome to THR HM2PAC!
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Old July 21, 2007, 06:49 PM   #1041
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(Post to which I responded moved ... )

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Old July 21, 2007, 07:06 PM   #1042
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Hey guys

Awesome website, good info. My name's Pat, I'm active duty Navy, and a student at ODU. Right now I have an M44, SA85, P229, Stoeger 2000, 22/45 and a Savage 64. Just got into reloading, been hunting for the last few years.

If anyone knows a good deer spot within 5 hours of Norfolk, be a sweetheart and let me know.
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Old July 21, 2007, 08:11 PM   #1043
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Location: Milwaukee, WI
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Hello from Wisconsin

Just wanted to stop by and introduce myself here and maybe plug my thread in the Handgun autoloaders section

I'm a first time gun owner in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I'm here for Med school (I dont like cows, snow, and cheese that much), but now find myself and my fiancee addicted to shooting. First thing I hear from her when i get home is "I want to go shooting!" She loves shooting the 9mm and enjoys the challenge as much as I do. I never realized the intricacies of handgun shooting until i tried it myself. The pros make it look so easy!
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Old July 22, 2007, 01:51 AM   #1044
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Hello Guys - I'm the latest FNG checking in. Just ran across this great website tonight.

My shooting interests are mainly long range precision rifle and tactical carbine, with a little pistol shooting thrown in because that's my wife's thing. She's deadly with her .22 auto but now she wants to move up to a .38 or 9mm - and no, she wants her very own. I'm former U.S. Army ('72-'80) and used to do a little competitive shooting in high school and college, when I first started reloading my own ammo. I go by "Buck" on Snipers Hide and "Roscoe_M4" on AR15.
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Old July 22, 2007, 02:11 AM   #1045
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...but now she wants to move up to a .38 or 9mm - and no, she wants her very own.

May I suggest?

3 numbers: 642.

Search the "club".

9, .22, .30-30, blades & sticks. Fun.
A niche expansion: 125 gr .30-30 rnds
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Old July 22, 2007, 03:51 PM   #1046
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Hello. I am Jdude.

Been lurking for a while and found that this is the exact kind of forum I have been after. You guys are polite, professional, and you handle disagreements quite amicably. I now come out of lurking and hope to become a productive member of this site.
About me: US Army, strong defender of freedom and a strict constitutionalist. I hail from the great state of Arizona.

My toys include:
Star BM 9mm
Oodles of sharp and pointy things
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Old July 22, 2007, 11:33 PM   #1047
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Location: Oklahoma
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Newbie from Oklahoma here. I am interested in most firearms but my main interest is military-type firearms (C&R and modern) and have just been bitten by the NFA bug. Former US Army Redleg (Field Artillery) from 1977-1984. I still love to hear the cannons roar.
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Old July 23, 2007, 02:58 AM   #1048
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Join Date: July 23, 2007
Location: Virginia
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Just signed up on this site, though I 've been reading it for a while now. I bought a Ruger .41 mag a while back and found this site researching reloading. I am new to reloading, and I just ordered a kit and some books to get started. I am looking forward to learning about making my own ammo., and I just hope I don't get blowed up in the process!

Hopefully I will be hunting with my revolver and personal reloads this fall.
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Old July 23, 2007, 11:45 AM   #1049
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Morning and hello

Dan and Bibby from Bremerton Wa. I'm retired Navy, the wife builds web sites. We currently own a Mossberg 500 and a S&W 9VE 9mm. Future additions desired are a Savage .223 12v or a "black rifle". We have our weapons for target matches and home defense. The forum site is wonderful, hats off to the creators and mods!
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Old July 23, 2007, 10:45 PM   #1050
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Fresh meat

Hello all my name is Neal Krantz just started posting on THR you all seem like a good groop of like minded people that i feel i can associate with. Look forward to talkin.
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