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Old April 20, 2008, 09:32 PM   #2151
Join Date: February 19, 2008
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Old time target shooter

Hi, I'm new to this site although I've been reading the mail for a while. Very interesting information. I'm a retired printer and living in southern Wisconsin. I was on the state civilian service rifle team at Camp Perry twice. We were using the M1 Garand, one of my favorites (A club rifle...Teddy Kennedy took it away from me ). Also competed in the bolt division. My only claim to fame was winning my early morning relay in the Leach Cup (1000 yds., iron sights, no wind, no hardholders). Got creamed in the shootoff. I still have the bolt rifle based on a 1903 Springfield action. I have a 45/70 Marlin, a Model 120 Win. 12, a Remington 1100 12 (I've taken up trap shooting), an H&R .44 magnum rifle, .410 bolt, .22 Rem. single-shot, and my Dad's old Stevens 44/40 single-shot shotgun.

If you know anything about guns you can't get a job writing for the news media, tv or hollywood.
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Old April 21, 2008, 01:23 AM   #2152
Join Date: July 6, 2007
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Hello everyone.

New guy here. From Miami, FL, U.S.A.

I'm really into semi-automatic handguns, shotguns and rifles.

Aren't we all?

See ya' around.

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Old April 21, 2008, 11:20 AM   #2153
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Location: Beautiful South Florida
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Hey there JPQ - I am up in Hollywood, not too far.
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Old April 21, 2008, 11:35 PM   #2154
Join Date: April 16, 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 94

Hi, I thought I'd introduce myself here...

I reside in Houston, and I'm an avid bowhunter. I'm experienced with shotguns and rifles, but I recently picked up my first automatic pistol, a Berretta Px4 Storm, 9mm. I went to a gun range for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and it's a hobby I think I'll stick with!

Houston is a rough town, and I decided to get a CCW in order to protect myself against carjackers.

I've been looking for a good hog ranch nearby, and in the near future I might pick up a bigger caliber for this reason. (Those of you who have chucked an arrow at a hog or two may understand!)

Thanks for having me!
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Old April 22, 2008, 05:38 AM   #2155
Join Date: April 22, 2008
Location: Alaska
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Hey, my name's Danalli, I live in Alaska.

I've been into guns since I was little and my dad would take me out to the shooting range and let me shoot his .22 and 270.

I am now getting a more avid interest in guns, thanks to my fiancee`.

I only have 2 guns. A .22 and a 270 both given to me by my dad. But I'll soon have a AR-15, another .22 and a Mosin Nagant. Only on loan while my finacee` is in Army BCT training, of course.
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Old April 22, 2008, 02:15 PM   #2156
Join Date: April 10, 2008
Location: N. FL
Posts: 49
Smile Hello Everybody on THR

I'm Jack. I've read and looked for info here for a while, but joined recently when my father purchased a new auto-loading shotgun and was looking for info about it. I'm in Florida, mostly in North Florida, near the Suwannee River.

I've been involved in shooting sports since I was a kid and Dad and Mom both had/have guns.

I enjoy a variety of types of guns, but among my favorite are the family heirlooms, such as my Grandfathers .22 revolver and 12 gauge.

I look forward to many more interesting topics to read and ponder on.

Life on the Suwannee is good.
I'd rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it...
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Old April 22, 2008, 04:35 PM   #2157
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Location: Albuquerque, NM
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New Member

Greetings all!
I've just gotten back into shooting after a long absence (busy making a living and other pursuits). Rejoined a local gun club, and plan to get very active shooting competitively, mostly .22 rifle NRA silhouette matches. Have never stopped being an active supporter of the 2nd Amendment -- my elected officials get a letter or email every time a related bill comes up. Fortunately, I live in New Mexico (born and raised) and we have a long history of opposing gun control.
Looking forward to being part of the forum.
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Old April 22, 2008, 06:50 PM   #2158
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Location: Damascus, Oregon
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Hello from Oregon

I have just joined the forum. First time I have ever been on one. I have been shooting USPSA (IPSC) for the last four or five years. I'm a Super Senior Production class "C" shooter. I am a "C" shooter because on classifier stages the targets are up close and I don't have to move. Otherwise I would be a "D". I try to shoot four to six matches a month. I shoot USPSA 3-Gun and Multi-gun, IDPA tactical multi-gun, Action Pistol, Speed Steel and occasionally Practical rifle. Weekend before last we shot in Albany, Oregon on a sunny 80 degree day, this weekend in Sherwood, Oregon in rain, sleet and snow 34 degree day. Where is Green Gores global warming when you need it.
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Old April 22, 2008, 08:17 PM   #2159
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Wink Howdy from Central Virginia

I thought I had a login here a long time ago but apparently not. Guess the memory is one of the first thing to go.

I live in a rural area of the great Commonwealth of Virginia; far enough south of the occupied territory of NOVA that people don't bother us much about guns - except the increasingly liberal GA and governor Kaine, of course.

I can't say that I own any guns. Nope, they are way too dangerous for me and my 2 young boys to keep such dangerous devices around. Of course that means there is no need for any ATF attention if there is a gun ban pushed through by Crown Prince Obama should he win in November...

I guess there might be a pellet gun or two about, you know boys will be boys.. sure maybe once I had a couple of .22s and a few .40s and some wheel guns and some shotguns and a hunting rifle; but you know , live and learn

And whatever you hear, no way I am ever considering joining the CMP or getting a C&R license - that is just a vicious rumor I mean what would I do with a Garand?
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Old April 22, 2008, 10:32 PM   #2160
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hi y'all

hey guys, just joined in a couple of days ago. Name is Jonathan from Houston, Texas. I shoot mostly a 10/22 and was a member of rimfire central. Active in paintball (FOF anyone?) mostly.
For some time I've been wondering if i need a handgun and the inevitable happened when my wife got robbed outside of her parents' home. So decided that both of us needed a home defense tool. Upon my research, i came to this forum and decided to join to gain valuable infos from like minded individuals who enjoy shootin' it up

Well, hope to gain as much experience shooting my guns (handgun) and here as well.

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Old April 22, 2008, 11:09 PM   #2161
sam sam 22lr man
Join Date: April 21, 2008
Location: new zealand
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hello my name is sam and i am new.
i am 16 and live in new zealand
i have a 22lr that i use for most of my shooting but i also have a 1942 lee enfield i use on goats and deer.
i am interested in varminting but do not no much about it, that is why i joined up here
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Old April 23, 2008, 09:24 AM   #2162
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Hello, New member checking in. I like guns, especially rimfires and centerfires, handguns, rifles and shotguns.
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Old April 23, 2008, 09:21 PM   #2163
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Location: USA
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I just signed up, but having been reading the post on this forum for looooong time, gotta say I've learned allot reading stuff here. My interest are, target, hunting collecting and self defense... I've just always loved guns. I grew up in the country and we used to skeet shoot and play in the woods all day long, that's pretty much it.
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All my firearms have female names from my favorite songs :]

Mossberg 500 Persuader 12 gauge -"Roxanne"
Yugoslavian AB70 AK-47 7.62x39mm -"Layla"
Dan Wesson Model 15 .357 mag - "Maggie Magnum" (Rod Stewart "Maggie May")
Marlin Model 60 .22cal - (no name)
CZ 75 P-01 Compact - (no name yet)

Wish list: Sig Sauer p229 .40 cal, Kimber Tac. Pro Custom .45 ACP, Bushmaster AR15, full auto Mac-11 9mm, Kel-Tec p11 9mm, Ruger Mark 2 .22cal
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Old April 24, 2008, 12:20 AM   #2164
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...been clinging to my guns and religion for awhile, just didn't know it.
Admitting you have a problem is half the battle, right?
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Old April 24, 2008, 06:31 AM   #2165
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Location: OKC, OK
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...been clinging to my guns and religion for awhile, just didn't know it.
Admitting you have a problem is half the battle, right?
You're going to fit in real well here.

Welcome to everyone. We've seen an outstanding number of new members posting here lately.

Things are a lot more like they used to be than they are now...
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Old April 25, 2008, 07:13 AM   #2166
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Location: Interior of BC Canada
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Hi all from the great white north. Been a shooter-hunter for most my life wich isn't all that long compared to some (32 yo). I live in the interior of BC Canada and enjoy some of the best hunting in the world @ my doorstep. I've gleamed many tidbits of knowledge from this site and figured it was time to join. I look forward to learning much More
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Old April 25, 2008, 03:43 PM   #2167
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Hello everyone. I've been lurking here for at least a year or so, but finally had to register so that I can see more of the pictures .

I'm in west central Florida, USA, on the rural outskirts of the Tampa Bay area. Plinking, hunting, and reloading of just about anything that goes bang are my most enjoyable hobbies.

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Old April 27, 2008, 12:44 AM   #2168
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Greetings to all

I think it is appropriate to put my first post here so I'll get it done now and then when something in one of the forums prompts me to post I can rest assured I've done things in the proper order.
I've lurked on this site for quite a while and finally decided to join to see the pictures and be able to do searches. There is certainly a wealth of information here.
I was a member of The Firing Line but when they closed down I just never moved over to another site, until now. I understand they are, (and have been for quite some time), back up, so if you check both sites you may see me post there too in the future.
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Old April 27, 2008, 02:20 AM   #2169
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New motivated member


I am new to the gang and I am happy to belong. I recently purchased my first 1911, I am not rich so I purchased a Rock Island 1911. I heard they have potential to be good guns.

My goals are to have a soft recoil and I want a 2-3 lb trigger.

My reasons for these goals is that a buddy of mine was with Force Recon and his 1911 was setup like that. I want to shoot just like they do.

If someone knows what Delta Force does to their 1911's, I would like to know. I have seen them shoot and they are some pretty good shooters.

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Old April 27, 2008, 03:30 PM   #2170
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hello to all... been readin thru for a while, finally signed up
nice to see theres alot of floridians on here, im in Miami myself...

i bought my first gun a few months ago with self defense in mind and quickly became addicted. now im looking to buy myself another pistol and a shotgun in the next month or so. im waiting on the next gun show coming may 29th

for those of us who dont have any or many friends who shoot the forums are a great place to get advice and learn new things... keep up the good work folks... see yall around
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Old April 27, 2008, 09:55 PM   #2171
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Another New Guy

Hello. Not quite a typical new guy here. I am an aspiring gun lover if that makes any sense. Love the boards!
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Old April 28, 2008, 01:17 AM   #2172
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Join Date: April 27, 2008
Location: Maine
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I reenact/collect WWII, am planning to buy a M1911A1 as soon as i find what i'm looking for (at the moment, it's between a backordered SA GI Park'ed M1911A1 and a frankenstein Essex frame with original pretty Colt slide. Which one i pick depends much on how much longer my patience holds out).

great board! looking forward to learning a lot on here!

Then said He unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take [it], and likewise [his] scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. Luke 22:36

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Old April 29, 2008, 08:09 PM   #2173
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Location: Georgia
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New member...just forgot to stop by this thread!

I'm from GA and have been into guns since my early teens. Currently hunt the local wildlife (deer, hogs, and dove). I've also had my GFL since turning 21 (for over 20 years now) and regularly CC when not at work.

Recent trade for a ORM 1991 Colt and will be getting acquainted with it more soon.

Glad to have found a great place for information and like minded individuals. Thanks for having me.
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Old April 30, 2008, 10:03 AM   #2174
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hi everybody! i'm prob'ly going to be one of the oddest ducks in this forum. i've lived all my life in upstate ny, learned to shoot bb's, .22 & 20ga. in the country town where i grew up. took up small game hunting, then quit it when i killed a cottontail. just didn't feel good about it. became a hippie & been vegetarian for 37 years (i'm 57 now & retired), & didn't shoot much for all that time. recently a friend & his son asked me to do some target shooting in the backwoods of their land, & it turns out i'm still a pretty good shot. so, i guess i got the fever again, bought a used remington 597 .22lr w/a laminated wood stock & a sweet BSA scope, & now my biggest problem is trying to find a place to shoot targets. i can keep 27 out of 30 shots in a 8" circle @ 100yds, & i'm looking forward to improving on that.
i've got to emphasize that regardless of my past, i'm really serious about preserving hunting & gun rights. just 'cause i don't hunt anymore, i still defend everyone's right to do so, & to own, carry & use as many firearms of as many types as they like, as long as they do so responsibly. looking forward to reading posts & contributing my limited knowledge as well.

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Old April 30, 2008, 01:34 PM   #2175
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Another New Member

Just wanted to tell ya how much I like the web site-I'm always looking for a good discussion. I'll very shortly be back in the Sandbox, just me,my M-4,my M-9 and a few of my other pals,looking to tour the scenic countryside of Southwest Asia and spread some of our own hate and discontent! Wish us Luck-To all Patriots-Carry on
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