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Old December 15, 2006, 07:26 PM   #176
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Hey folks. New guy here coming to you from Tennessee. I have been reading the posts in General, Tactics, Shotguns and Auto Handguns and like the info and exhange of good stuff. I dig pistols and shotguns....not much of a rifle guy. Pretty much shoot every weekend and sometimes during the week. We have a great 206 acre range so close to my house I can hear the guns on quiet mornings. Anyway, good to be here. Cheers.

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Old December 15, 2006, 08:29 PM   #177
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recon7 here I've been a member exactly a year but I just made my first post here. I've been spending my time on thefiringline (under the same handle) where I have a few more posts. I've had so much time on my hands I've read most of the recent threads there so I figured I'd check you guys out over here.
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Old December 15, 2006, 10:16 PM   #178
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Cool New to the list

Hey to you all, I'm a USMC vet, did my duty took my hits and I just eat drink and think guns, own extensive collection of military rifles old and new a lot of hand guns, and several good shot guns. Like to load my own. I work on weapons and custom build for my self. I've found alot of new info, and got veiws of things that probably would never have crossed my mind, Lokk forward to spending time learning from ya' all, and contributing if I can.

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Old December 15, 2006, 10:48 PM   #179
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new member

I am involved with hand guns. I am partial to 45 cal. I reload with a square deal b. I shoot on a regular basis. It's cheaper than owning and operating boats. I like Kimbers, Glocks, and S&W revolvers. Thats about it. My wife wnjoys shooting also and is quite good with the 45's
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Old December 16, 2006, 10:44 AM   #180
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Iím obviously new here, myself. I must say that this is a fantastic site. Iíve been contemplating a S&W 642 for over a month now. Iíve always been a semi-auto guy, but after I purchased my first revolver ever (a Model 686) five months ago, Iím hooked on the wheel gun! Iíve spent the better part of three hours looping through past threads here, looking for info that might tilt me one way or the other, regarding the 642. Iím going to go for it, with minor reservations, based on what Iíve read here at THR. But thatís possibly another discussion at a more appropriate time.

In any event, Iíve been a shooting enthusiast for several years now, arriving somewhat late in life to the game, so to speak. I obtained my Ohio CCW this past spring under the instruction of a veteran of our armed forces and a local police department. I have followed my CCW training up with several instinctive shooting courses taught by the same instructor, including close-quarters combat technique. Iíve come to acquire a healthy respect (and enthusiasm) for firearms of all types. I regularly hit the range at least twice a week, with one of the sessions reserved solely for practice with my current concealed carry weapon of choice. Finally, I have become an avid and vocal member of the NRA, having purchased my lifetime membership last year. Like most of us, I am fearful of what the new political climate in this country holds regarding our sacred constitutional right to keep and bear arms. I am a firm believer that the best (and possibly only) way to effectively combat the current anti-Second Amendment mood swing is by fully supporting Wayne, Nancy and the other dedicated folks at the NRA.

Sorry to be so long-winded! I look forward to keeping a low profile here, and soaking up the knowledge and wisdom as I go along. Sure am glad I found this place!
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Old December 16, 2006, 12:04 PM   #181
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Howdy all, My name is Ed and I've been a Ranger for nearly 30 years and no not an Army Ranger . The other one in the brush. I used the handle 10man as that was a nickname some friends started calling me at a glock shoot and it sort of stuck. As a former military brat I've always been around fire arms and now like all forms of gun craft anything from handgun comp. to poppin ground squirrels with my Ruger 22 mag. and yes I know that the 17HMR is a flatter shooter. It's an honor to be among patriots and warrior's at heart.
What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms...What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.It is its natural manure.
"Thomas Jefferson, Letter to William Stephens Smith"
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Old December 16, 2006, 08:21 PM   #182
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oops, did not see this thread

I am a navy corpsman, i buy and build guns and stuff. search my screen name in google and you can learn more or I may know you from another 4x4 or gun forum
The training to save lives also makes me more efficient at ending it
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Old December 16, 2006, 08:29 PM   #183
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Hey fellow gun owners!

Nice to be a part of this fourm i stumbled upon. Hope to share knowledge with all of you !!!
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Old December 16, 2006, 11:14 PM   #184
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well hello there fellow mall ninja's. heh. just introducing myself. name's john. gots a few guns.. interested in anything that goes fast really. cars, bullets and the like. just sayin hey.
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Old December 17, 2006, 11:29 AM   #185
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Smile from the north

just thaught i would introduce my self,tne names randy,im from petrolia ont,canada.
love hunting and fishing,and i realy love rifles.
favorites.30-06,280,7mm stw,35 whelan.,.303 british(first rifle cant get rid of it)thats me in a small nut shell
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Old December 17, 2006, 03:25 PM   #186
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Mark Rogers is my name, I love guns. I consider myself an advanced hobby gunsmith. I served 20 years in the Army protecting our often taken for granted freedoms.

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Old December 17, 2006, 08:54 PM   #187
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Glad to join the forum. I have a friend here who has said some nice things about this place so I figured I would give it a look. I am a Deputy Fire Chief in North Carolina and have many interests, one being the enjoyment of firearms for sport and liesure, and another is supporting our 2nd amendment rights.
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Old December 17, 2006, 09:09 PM   #188
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Depchief said: Glad to join the forum. I have a friend here who has said some nice things about this place so I figured I would give it a look. I am a Deputy Fire Chief in North Carolina and have many interests, one being the enjoyment of firearms for sport and liesure, and another is supporting our 2nd amendment rights.
Hiya Depchief! about time you got here!!!
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Old December 17, 2006, 09:22 PM   #189
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Well, let me think back to where my love for guns, shooting and hunting began..... My dad wanted a boy, well... he got a girl instead, so naturally he had me shooting as soon at 6, hunting at 11 (after I got throu my hunter education class) and lets face it, I had a girly period from about 14-18, but started back up at about 19. So, Im 22 now and couldn't enjoy hunting, shooting, guns, and ammo loading more.

My hubby is an avid hunter, actually I've never seen someone hunt so much! Competition PPC shooting started out as a father-daughter thing but quickly turned to a father-daughter-son in law-husband thing. And its great!!.

I can't wait till we can teach our kids the respect and responsibility of hunting and shooting, with the help of ol' dad. I think between the hubby and I, we have about 34-35 shotguns/rifles and only about 5 handguns, soon to add to the collection.
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Old December 17, 2006, 09:28 PM   #190
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New member here!

Hello, I'm 58 and love firearms, hunting, shooting, fishing, Golf, riding Harleys, sleeping. I'm a retired Commercial appraiser and don't want to talk shop!

I used to teach firearms competition shooting at the U. S. Air Force Academy. I spent 5 years there (10 years totaol) and love the Air Force and all it stands for including all other branches of the service. I am a Viet Nam Vet (Da Nang) 1970-1971.

I now live full time on Lewistown Montana and winters in Hemet Ca. I love the Kimber rifles, SA pistols, Browning Auto's, Sako's, Rugers and others.

I love hunting, fly fishing, bike riding (mainly Harleys) and flying (used to be a flight instructor at the USAFA Aero Club). My wife and I now tour by RV (36 ft Rexhall Rexair) motorhome.
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Old December 17, 2006, 10:44 PM   #191
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Thank you for the kind welcome rnchick, as you well know its takes me awhile to come around, but I eventually get it right!!
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Old December 17, 2006, 11:41 PM   #192
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I'm thinking Depchief & RNChick may know each other. Think?

Depchief, my father was chief of his volunteer town fire department for many years. He has a fire station named after him.

(I'm a fire man too, of sorts, only I have a different relationship to it. Strictly legal, mind you, but if I talk about it here, the mods will get all upset, so I won't. )

Welcome in.

This is becoming a pretty exciting thread. Good idea, Justin.

Welcome yall!

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9, .22, .30-30, blades & sticks. Fun.
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Old December 18, 2006, 12:30 AM   #193
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Thank you for the kind welcome, and yes, Rnchick was the one that lured me into this forum.
You must be very proud of your fathers accomplishments, there is no greater honor in the fire service than to have a station named after you. I was a career firefighter for many years and now work for my counties Emergency Medical Service. I can appreciate the amount of time and commitment it takes to serve as a volunteer, I have been a volunteer now for 10 years.
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Old December 19, 2006, 02:35 AM   #194
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Yep, U guessed it, NEW GUY!!!

Hello folks,

Been lurking around here for the past few weeks. Love the forums as its not just about the physical gun but the social responsibilities that go with owning them. I especially love the political section. Its a necessary evil but hey, thats me.

A little about myself, the name is J.J. and I'm presently in the US Navy stationed in Hawaii at the moment. Originally from Eastern North Carolina and as far as being the outdoorsy type, I miss that past time terribly. Hawaii is two steps behind communist USSR and nearly on par with totalitarian **********. But I digress.
I'm an Electronics Tech by trade and see it as both a duty and an honor to serve my country and those of you legally entitled to call yourselves American Citizens.

My purpose for participating here, same as all of you I suppose... To learn something and interject my opinions when warranted. I've read some great and entertaining and yes, informative threads these past few weeks and you people even directed me to my first AR purchase and could'nt have done a better job and I thank all immensely.

I look forward to future conversations with you all and until then, keep your powder dry and your eye along the skyline.


Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
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Old December 19, 2006, 10:07 AM   #195
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New to the list

Hey Gang,

I'm new here but I love what I've seen so far. I have a 586 and a 22 remington long arm. I am just getting back into shooting, as a matter of fact, I'm going to the range this morning. Take care,

Merry Christmas.
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Old December 19, 2006, 10:30 AM   #196
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I am pretty new here but I have made a few previouse post. I hail from Southern FL. I have been shooting all of my life, but mostly .22 and handguns. While I have shot many long arms in my time I am just now starting to get into the dicipline required to be proficent with a high powered rifle. I feel it is my duty as an american citizen to keep and bear arms as much as time and finances allow. There is just something almost spiritual about shooting. I am pretty much a traditionalist when it comes to my firearms; .30 cal, .357 Mag, 12 ga. While I do own and respect newer guns the classics are where it is at for me.
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Old December 19, 2006, 02:20 PM   #197
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New member here at THR.
I am a Team Member on Ar15.com, handle: luvBUSHmaster
I have my 03 FFL and collect all kinds of firearms.
Recently I have been on a Mauser kick, but I see myself returning to finish my AR varmint project that I have been putting off....using my $ on K-31's, mausers, M-1 Garand, Mosin Nagants, etc.
I have my CHL in New York State, which is a small miracle in and of itself.
I was born, raised, educated in Missouri, and moved to upstate NY to be with my wife of nearly 4 years. I have a 9 month old daugther named Audrey, and she is truly my angel on earth.
I am an avid outdoorsman, My wife and I recently went camping with our daughter in southern Maine with our then 3 month old daughter! That was fun and I cannot wait to take her backpacking this spring.
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Old December 19, 2006, 03:51 PM   #198
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Hello to all. I am a gun nut in Alabama. My favorite military or sporting firearm is the bolt action rifle. My all time favorite bolt action is the king: the GEW98!
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Old December 19, 2006, 04:10 PM   #199
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Old December 19, 2006, 04:12 PM   #200
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