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New Member? Introduce yourself here (just intros, questions get answered elsewhere)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Justin, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. rdefabri

    rdefabri Member

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    Hi all - new here, having first posted on the Marlin 39A club thread. Yes, I do own a Marlin 39A - been in my family since before I was born.

    I'm in the high tech field, focused on Marketing and Product Management. I have an undergrad in Accounting, a Master's in Software Engineering. I am a car buff, own a '66 Jag E-type and a '67 Honda CL/77 motorcycle (which my father was the 2nd owner, and passed it to me). Also coach travel soccer and roll competitive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (currently a blue belt, but have been out due to surgical re-attachment of my bicep...OUCH!).

    As it related to firearms, I've had quite a few come and go. Learned on my dad's S&W .38 snub nose revolver, which I had but gave back to him. Also had a Springfield 30.06 rifle - gave that back to him too (too much for me to handle). Had a S&W 915 that I sold back in the day to pay my mortgage - wish I had that back. Have been out of the game for awhile since my wife and 2 kids aren't as into the gun thing as I am, but with the Marlin, I may take the kids plinking soon.

    I'm looking to get a M&P15-22 for me and the kids, and possibly a .380 or 9mm pistol.
     
  2. 1982

    1982 Member

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    Gentleman,
    prior USMC now contractoring in Afghan for a couple years now. long range shooter and full time gun nut. i reload for pistol but mostly 223/308/338/50bmg. hope to be some use to the board/members and soak up some more knowledge. thx guys
     
  3. BogBabe

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    Hello all! Welcome back to me!

    I joined THR ..... well, I just checked my profile, and it will be exactly 10 years ago this Christmas. Odd that I joined on Christmas day, I don't remember that. But I haven't been an active poster for a long time (although I lurk here fairly regularly).

    I'm a long-time firearms owner and staunch 2A supporter. And I'm worried sick about the increasingly loud drumbeat calling for new gun control laws. So I felt the need to re-activate myself here for the mental and emotional support of you like-minded folks.

    I have a few handguns, a rifle, a shotgun, and my FL carry permit. Also, I'm feeling a desire lately to buy one or more "assault weapons" just because I can. AR15 style? Mini14? Some other scary-looking black gun? I definitely want something with at least 2 of the cosmetic features that would magically turn it from a plain old garden-variety semi-auto rifle into a dangerous high-powered assault weapon. :D
     
  4. Uconnjack

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    Hi Frank from CT here. Been lurking for a while and decided to join. Have read a lot of informative posts and plan to remain largely in the background.

    Recently picked-up my first semi-auto, a Glock 26 with a LaserMax sight. Have the standard Mossy 500 and a Ruger 10/22. Slowly expanding the herd.
    Nice to be on board.
     
  5. timothymadison

    timothymadison Member

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    Hey guys and gals. This is a first attenpt at one of these forums or anything of the like. I live in N.Ga. and have enjoyed shooting,hunting and fishing most of my life. Just getting back into it after a few years of not being very active in any of my hobbies but im coming back with a vengance. Just bought a glock 30 and am looking forward to you folks helping me to shoot it well. Thanks for having me . Timothy Madison.
     
  6. Ms_Dragon

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    G'day Mates!!

    I think I have been rather lax in introducing myself to the general population of THR.

    I do hope I have posted this in the right place but I was at a loss as to where else to post it.
    So, forgive me Mods and move this thread where you feel it best fits.

    I'm an Aussie, hence the G'day.
    Female.
    Sorry chaps nothing I can help. Consider it a birth defect.
    Gun enthusiast, feral pig hater and all round marksmanship nut.

    I look forward to reading and participating on the board where I feel I can.

    Cheers,
    ~Ms Dragon.
     
  7. ICE1210

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    Greetings and welcome from South Carolina. Hope you like it here.
     
  8. cyclopsshooter

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    Welcome! We will pardon the defect if you will pardon ours. :) Here in the middle part of North America it's usually a mental defect.
     
  9. Ms_Dragon

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    Thank you, ICE1210 and Cyclopsshooter!

    Gosh!
    Thank you for saving me from the embarrassment of not getting a reply to my introduction thread!

    Oh, the horror! LOL.

    So far I have enjoyed this community a great deal.

    Flintknappers thread on killing feral pigs is one of this site's epic contributions and I have to say I was saddened to reach the end of it's 50+ pages.
    He has reinforced everything I have been told and experienced when hunting this vermin and I have learned more than I could have ever hoped.

    For the most part I can safely say I don't know much.
    I've had a life time around guns BUT, that said, I have never bothered myself to learn about makes, calibers, etc.
    I merely used what was on hand and as luck or innate skill would have it I was and am extremely accurate with what ever was dropped into my hands, be it rifle or hand gun.

    My father was a marksman of note and as a child he nailed a metal bottle cap to a tree and told us children that we could not handle his guns until we were able to shoot the bottle cap using a very worn air rifle whist sitting on a chair under the rear verandah of our house.
    After school it was always a rush to finish homework and rush to the chair first to see if you were able to hit the bottle cap.

    The memory never fails to make me smile.
     
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  10. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to thee of the charming accent.

    I am using cans and balloons with the 6 and 7 yr old grand daughters, haven't told them about the bottle cap yet. :)
     
  11. Ms_Dragon

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    And welcome to you, Bikerdoc.

    The bottle cap was the first of trials that my father had set for us children.

    My very first rifle was a single shot .22 Mossberg (spl?) and my very first kill with it was a rabbit.
    I dropped it dead with a single shot and I was very careful to show dad that I put the safely on as I handed it to him so I could retrieve the animal.

    Maybe it's out of place and somewhat macabre but he dipped his finger in the blood of the animal and drew lines down my nose and across my cheeks and called me "blooded".
    For the first time and only time in his and my life he said he was proud of me.

    Those things have a way of staying with you, even as an adult.
     
  12. USgunguy

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    Tennessee

    I just joined last night I guess in part because of all the current media attention. I am in my early 50s, ex-Navy, avid shooter, own numerous handguns and long guns. I am a deer hunter, outdoorsman, father of two, and a grandfather of one (last April). NRA member, animal lover, bivocational pastor, electrical engineer, and my wife is from Kalfornia. Thanks for letting me join this forum.
     
  13. Onmilo

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    Too bad you Aussies are so very limited on what you can own now.
    Dot Gov is trying to do the same to us now...
     
  14. scchokedaddy

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    Hiya aussie

    Welcome aboard!! Now do us or some of us a favor and start telling us about your exploits and conquests {hunting or shooting} from from a womens view. Will be looking to see your posts, cause ya'll usually have good ones to tell.
     
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  15. Al Thompson

    Al Thompson Moderator Staff Member

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    We do that here as well. :) If you miss, you get your shirt tail cut off. :D
     
  16. mnrivrat

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    A lady who enjoys the shooting sports is hardly a birth defect - more like a pleasant partner adding a bit of warmth to the day.

    Welcome
     
  17. RustyElbows

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    New Here

    Hi all. Brand new here at the High Road. Retired police officer (1st retirement) and then retired from the Army Guard, counter drug division. I have bought and sold a slew of hand and long guns over the years and still have a gun cabinet and closet full. I enjoy talking - looking - shooting - anything guns.
     
  18. John Vorberger IV

    John Vorberger IV Member

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    I'm new here (just joined today). I like all guns but especially tactical guns. I own a .22 mag and a 12 gauge and love shootin 'em both. I live in PA. I wanted to join to talk about firearms and reccomendations about firearms.
     
  19. RKKGRUNT

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    Yep FNG

    Hello everyone, Im Rod and Im in Northern New York and a gun nut also, use to be in the military got out in 96, still adjusting to civilian life lol. This is my first membership in a forum so far so good.
     
  20. MedWheeler

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    ^^ Uh, okay. Move on, please. Your other post this morning makes it clear you are not topic-interested. ^^
     
  21. mstrzalko

    mstrzalko Member

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    Hi and Merry Christmas!
    I registered about a year ago and just been looking without logging into forum.

    Anyways - stay safe and Happy New Year to all.

    Mike
     
  22. Wes Mantooth

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    Easy fellas. Holster it before it has an accidental discharge.

    I like an Aussie accent like the next guy, but let's not let our imaginations go wild.

    Apparently madame, you have the floor...proceede.
     
  23. Ms_Dragon

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    Thank you Gentlemen for the warm welcome.

    I'll glad accept the compliments.
    It's not every day a girl gets told she has a charming accent or that being a female who likes guns is a good thing.

    One would think, esp. with the way some men react, that a lady with a firearm somehow threatens their masculinity?

    Crazy, right?
     
  24. deconed

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    pat from colorado here
    just found this website searching for ccw info
    big time shooter
    love to target shoot and also learning how to comp shoot.
     
  25. WestOlathe

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    First Post and a Grendel P-12 Orphan

    We were left a Grendel P-12 pistol (as a present...or a curse). Our Grendel P-12 Pistol has a long running history of every 4th of 5th shot of not only clearing the empty shell but also completely throwing out the next full round. The running joke is fire three rounds and hurl the gun at the head of an intruder. When you pull the trigger and get a click (I have now read that dry firing is bad on these), we have learned to drop the clip, set the pistol down (and aimed down range) and look behind where you are standing on the range floor to find the live round. Like many others, we also get frequent stove pipes (one per 11 round clip) and the occasional dog greeting (nose of next bullet to butt of unejected fired round).

    Tonight I took it apart (using a pin on an old compass to push out that troublesome barrel pin and a pound of flesh) to clean and the (plastic?) Recoil Spring Guide appears to have had the wider flat end that rests on the back end of the barrel flake off about a 1/16th inch of the end (like it cleaved off). Would that account as to why when I reassembled the pistol I cannot get the Barrel Pin to go back in to complete the assembly? After reading may FAQ sites I did try the pin both directions but no luck. An insight would be greatly appreciated. I sent a note to Kel Tec as the designed/built and buried them. They are closed until Jan 7, 2013 so thought I would check out and see what insight I could gather. From what I have read, it was not expensive and patterns well (I agree with this) but has more negatives than positives. Not my A gun but kind of run to shoot. Thanks
     

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