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Old July 24, 2007, 10:49 PM   #1051
Join Date: July 22, 2007
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Hey all! Illinoisdeerhunter here. I live in Central Illinois, near Peoria. I teach and coach at one of the Peoria inner-city school. I've been a life member of the NRA since the early 90's and a gun owner since the day I was born (according to my dad, at least!).
I am very active in the classroom dispelling rumors and misnomers about guns and gun ownership.
My kids and me!

here's a pict of me at our spring rendezvous!
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Old July 24, 2007, 11:36 PM   #1052
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Good family, my brother lives in peoria ill and we are from chicago welcome
to this fourm
"I allways belive in being prepared, even when i'm dressed in white tails"
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Old July 25, 2007, 09:34 AM   #1053
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Hello everybody!

I am a also a new member of this forum and kind of alien - I am from Slovakia http://www.slovakiatourism.sk/ a small big country in Middle Europe.

I am very happy I found this forum because I just bought a reloading press and I am a total newbie in reloading but some guys here were very nice and helped me a lot.

... and excuse my English - not a native speaker!
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Old July 25, 2007, 05:43 PM   #1054
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Location: Texas
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Greetings to you all,

I am a new member but have visited this site for some time just never made the effort to sign up and contribute. I enjoy the variety of input that this board offers. I look forward to learning and contributing where I can. I have grown up with a healthy respect for our 2nd amendment right. In a household of a LEO who was also in the US Army during Vietnam, and a reservist for the USAF and retired (thank GOD safely) from all three...I have gained a lot of insight into what makes common sense not so common and what makes our country a place to be proud of.
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Old July 25, 2007, 09:19 PM   #1055
Join Date: July 20, 2007
Location: Georgia
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Hello All.
I just recently found this forum and really like everything it has to offer...its been a while since I posted on a forum and am looking forward to it again...i've been shooting since i was about 10 and havent looked back since.. my interests are in just about everything gun related, love hunting, target shooting and even archery...i'm northeast of Atlanta if anyone here is interested in meeting for a shooting trip or range day..
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Old July 25, 2007, 10:14 PM   #1056
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Hello, just signed up about a week ago. I like all kinds of guns, but pistols are my favorite and I carry at least one every day.
Mind what people do, not only what they say, for deeds will betray a lie.
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Old July 26, 2007, 07:57 PM   #1057
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Location: Everett, WA
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I like guns & V-twin motorcycles. Have 2 degrees in Gunsmithing- found I could make better money in aerospace. Gotta go- time for dinner. Best regards to all.
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Old July 27, 2007, 03:54 PM   #1058
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i've been reading this forum for about a year and figured it was time to join. ive been shooting for awhile, but always learning something new. i would like to get into reloading at some point, and planning to get a TN carry permit in the next year
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Old July 27, 2007, 11:38 PM   #1059
Join Date: May 23, 2007
Location: N Alabama
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Been enjoying the reads here for some time now. My favorite forum. Married my best friend who doesn't complain about me spending hours in front of this forum. I am a former crewchief on the F-4E Phantom .I enjoy baking( have a two-year degree in pastry), home remodeling, have an 8 year-old , 120lb malmute wolf. I own a 638 S&W, Rem 870 Express, 8mm mauser (1917), British 303(1917), and a Model 1897 Marlin(1915). Brought up in the military and know my way around small arms. Believe in 2A! Consider myself a patriot. Have a son in the Navy, field medic with the Marines. Very proud of him!.
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Old July 29, 2007, 12:43 PM   #1060
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Hello to all. My name is Ed, I live in NC and at 56 years old am new to shooting. I have been enjoying this site for a couple of weeks. One could spend all their time here with so much great information and experience. Recently my wife and I took the NRA basic pistol course. It was very enjoyable and gave us the building blocks of safe firearm practice. I have a H&R 20 gauge pump shotgun and a Browning Buckmark .22 pistol. I plan to get a .38 or .357 revolver in the near future. Who knows after that. Probably a .22target rifle, etc. My main gun interests are target shooting and having home defense. It is also great to learn some of the technical aspects of this fine equipment and its history. I have already posted a technical problem and have gotten replies from a few experienced shooters. I think I will enjoy being a part of this forum.
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Old July 29, 2007, 01:04 PM   #1061
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Hello to everyone

My name is Bill, and I live in Oklahoma City. I joined the Forum a few months ago, but failed to introduce myself. I used to shoot clay pigeons when I was in college, but got away from it as I got busy with other things. I'm still a novice to shooting handguns, but a bought a Glock 17 for target shooting with a friend and for home protection. Since then I have developed a desire to buy more guns!

I'm getting more interested in shooting for a hobby and have found this to be a great place to educate mself about the technical side of things.

Also I hope to avoid some mistakes by reading others opinions based on their experience. I'm really glad to have found this Forum!
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Old July 29, 2007, 01:19 PM   #1062
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Good day to all of my fellow gun lovers. I have kept track of all the guns I have owned and what a wonderful trip down memory lane it is to think of them. I started cheap and built up along the way (quality wise) that is. I can't explain to others why I love them but I do. My daughter is into them as well. I am raising her alone and it sure is fun to come in with a new toy and she know what it is. First question, Is it mine? Second question, what caliber is it, third question what brand and last question before test firing it, what different brands of ammo are we going to run through it to see which is most accurate. Isn't life great. We are free and must remain that way. I served my country proudly and insist on the continuation of our right to have our own firearms. If there is any doubt, ask the jews before hitler took over or cubans before Castro took over. Take a country's guns and the flood gates are wide open. Well, I got on my soap box. I can't tell you how I have enjoyed this sight. I really like that it is kept clean and considerate.
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Old July 29, 2007, 01:24 PM   #1063
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Location: Houston, TX area
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Hello !

Hello to The High Road, members and mods,
...and thanks for having me.
I am a Texas CHL holder, and an avid fan of the 1911 pistol as well as Colt revolvers (especially Pythons!!).
Located in and around Houston, Texas, I frequent ASC and Top Gun ranges there, as well as Marksman Indoor Shooting Range in South Houston.
Also active on m1911.org, I look forward to meeting you guys and gals as time goes by.
"Actual results may vary"
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Old July 29, 2007, 04:43 PM   #1064
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Location: Canton, Ohio
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I was told about this site from someone who is already a memeber here. I hope to gain much knowledge and have some fun too. I do own guns and will never be handing them over to anyone!
LeAnn - If guns kill people can I blame my mispelled words on my pencil?
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Old July 30, 2007, 05:24 PM   #1065
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Location: Utah
Posts: 43

My interest in guns stems from the rush I get from almost any release of energy. My 500 mag is the most fun gun I have. I also like my 10/22 it has a SS 20" bull barrel and a 2.5 lb trigger. love it. if bombs were legal I would probably be into them too, but I digress. I love power, presission, and almost any kind of gun.
AK or AR, I'll just have to go with both.
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Old July 30, 2007, 05:37 PM   #1066
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Location: Central NJ
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hello all
I've been browsing this site for awhile and found it very useful for getting alot of information. Decided to register as this is the only forum I visit that i don't post at. I've been shooting since i was 10, but don't currently own any firearms. All of the guns I use are either my uncles or owned by the club I go to (here in NJ). I am looking to purchase my first firearm and I'm very VERY picky about what I buy and shoot so hopefully you guys will be able to help me pick out the best gun for me!
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Old July 30, 2007, 08:13 PM   #1067
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Good day,

I am an unfortunate subject of the People's Democratic Republic of Europe. My reason for being on sites like this is my wish to escape this political repression and find a home in a country which does not subjugate its citizens. We don't have anything remotely resembling the Second Amendment here, it is by no means a good place for a gun enthusiast. If one manages to go through the draconian gun ownership permit procedure (note, gun ownership, not carry, if you carry you get detained or shot), the police reserve the right to search your house at any time, the only obligation they have is to give you a written notice beforehand.

The current immigration policies mean that I'm out of luck for the time being, so I'll just learn as much as I can and hope for a window of opportunity in the future.
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Old July 31, 2007, 03:29 AM   #1068
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Location: Benson,AZ
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Hello all,
This is my first time posting but spend most of my time online at this site i call it my home online all in all i love guns and i love to talk about them.
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Old July 31, 2007, 06:50 AM   #1069
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Thumbs up hi y'all

i'm mike orwill really into collecting guns - especially old ones - and bullets.. i have 38 guns of all kinds.. spent thousands of dollars.. but it's worth it!!
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Old July 31, 2007, 07:23 PM   #1070
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Hi everyone. I am 19 years old and have been around guns since I can remember. Shot my first gun at 10 years old, a 410. Currently own a Berreta AL391 12 gauge, and hunt ducks. Would like to get into shooting rifles, and once old enough handguns. Unfortuantly I am currently in the Republic of California, so options are limited. Currently thinking of getting a M1 Garand, and using one of my father's rifles.
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Old July 31, 2007, 09:11 PM   #1071
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Cool New Member in Central Florida.

Retired oldie but new to your site. Wife and I have our Florida CCW license and NRA member. Currently carry a Glock 26. Enjoy travel, sail & power boating and shooting. Learning lots from your web site. Thanks.
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Old July 31, 2007, 10:19 PM   #1072
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Location: WI
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new to this site. knowledge is not so great on firearms as of this moment. purchased my first firearm this year, a remington 870 12 gauge. i needed a multipurpose gun that i can use for from duck to deer hunting. i love out doors, maybe not as much i as i use to due to my new intrest in cars. but however, i'm here to learn more. i want to buy a .22 this year and debating weather i can afford a nice handgun. gotta love target shooting, something i can never grow out of. - teddy
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Old July 31, 2007, 10:22 PM   #1073
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Welcome to the latest batch of newbies

Lots of information available here at THR, with many members eager to help/answer your questions.
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Old August 1, 2007, 04:36 AM   #1074
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Join Date: August 1, 2007
Location: the land of fruits, nuts and flakes
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Lurking no more

Hi there.

Thought I'd stop lurking and start participating.

Lots of interesting folks, lots of interesting info.

I'm currently living in the Granola State, hiding out amongst the fruits, nuts and flakes. RKBA is way too restricted here, but hoping move to the Bluegrass State, the land of fast women and good lookin' horses as my grandpappy used to say, in the next year or two.

Lookin' forward to chewin' the fat with y'all.
Old Poet

"Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't allow our enemies to have guns, why should we allow them to have ideas? " --Joseph Stalin

"Gun control means being able to hit your target. If I have a 'hot button' issue, this is definitely it. Don't even think about taking my guns. My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment." --Michael Badnarik

"Remember the first rule of gunfighting... have a gun." --Jeff Cooper

Libertarian Party "The Party of Principle"
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Old August 1, 2007, 10:26 AM   #1075
Join Date: January 23, 2007
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Hi from Germany

well, not exactly.

German, living, raising great kids and permitted to carry in SW Florida.

Sig P229 SAS
Springfield XD 40 compact
Springfield XD 9 subcompact
Kahr P45
S&W Performance Center 340PD with Crimson Trace
S&W Performance Center 325PD
Remington 870 Marine Magnum
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