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

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

  1. Ghostcoyote

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    I've read and understand.
    No it's not first rodeo, but first Alaskan rodeo. Loved British Columbia.
     
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    Greetings, LonewolfMcquade! I almost missed your introduction. Always happy to add Pennsylvanians with lots of experience! We hope you will be a frequent flyer. All we ask is a bit of kindness and patience. Check out THR primer in the general gun discussion section, and you are good to go!
     
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  3. GAinKY

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    I’ve lurked here for quite sometime. Been in healthcare for 40 years… now semi-retired. Started shooting just over 50 years ago. I don’t hunt much anymore except for turkey and coyotes. Primarily interested in handguns (collecting, hunting, SD). Located in central Kentucky.
     
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    Welcome, GAinKY! Thanks for letting us know a bit about you. We hope you'll be comfortable here. It's a friendly place made better by people with experience who are willing to share and help others. I suspect you have a feel for how things work here, but if you have questions, please don't be bashful.
     
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  5. GAinKY

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    Thanks for the welcome. This was always one of the places I checked every day.
     
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  6. Bokkin2

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    Hi I’m a new member and interested in long guns and ww2 guns mostly. Thanks for the letting me be part of this group.
     
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    Welcome to the community, Bokkin2. There is a lot of interest in guns of that era, but am not aware of any special section other than rifle country and occasionally the research section. We are glad to have you aboard, hope you find items of interest and that you will enjoy your time with us. I suggest a scan of the THR primer in the general gun discussions section, to get a sense of how we roll. Cheers!
     
  8. Bokkin2

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    Thanks very much
     
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    welcome aboard
     
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    welcome aboard
     
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  11. Hacksguns

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    Hey Everyone.......THANKS for letting me in.
    After taking time off to start a Family, I am once again back in the hobby. Rifles are my preference, but pretty handy with a handgun as well.
    Came back to the hobby to teach my Son the same way my Daddy did.
    Hack
     
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  12. Buckys

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    Long time listener, first time caller.

    Was searching for some cleaning questions (bad copper fouling that boretech eliminator wasn't taking care of completely) and landed back here so I figured it's time to sign up.

    Ended up going back to old reliable Wipeout withan overnight foam bath and finished up with the qmaxx black we use for shotguns. Bare metal!

    https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/anyone-not-use-bore-brushes-for-cleaning-their-firearms.862514/
     
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    Welcome, Hack! Many of us learned from our dads, and are trying to carry on the tradition. We are delighted to have you join us and hope that you and someday your offspring will learn and teach along with us. Give the THR primer in the general gun discussions a quick scan to see how we do things, and settle on in.
     
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    Welcome aboard, Buckys. If you are shooting enough to be fouling your bore that much, you should probably offer a course in bore maintenance. Thanks for the intro and I hope you enjoy your stay.
     
  15. Bazoo

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    Howdy neighbor. Glad to have more kentuckians around.
     
  16. Ghostcoyote

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    Welcome come on in
     
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    Welcome aboard H.
    There is something special about a Father and Son connection...you have come to the right place...plenty of knowledge and kind folks'...
    Sit a spell...pour yourself a cold one...and take a load off..
    Dennis.
     
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    Glad I found this site. I really like the focus to stay on guns and not go off on other topics that so often get controversial discussions going on other forums. I also like the code of conduct, particularly the prohibition on Drive-By posting.

    My first experience with guns was when I was maybe 10 years old, a friend took me with his dad and a few other men to a field to shoot guns. They were shooting clay pigeons with a 12 gauge. The gave me the gun and told me to shoot one, so when they launched it I shot at it. The men were in somewhat of a semi circle with me in the middle. As I remember, the shot ceme out closer to the guy on the far right (shame on him for standing in front to the side of a kid who never shot before). They took the gun and my shooting was over for the day. But the experience was something. I remember the kic of that 12 gauge on my skinny little frame was quite substantial. At least I hugged the butt to my shoulder, but my memorey is that the kick made me have to take a step backward to keep from falling over.

    My next gun experience was in my early 20s when all the guys got the fad for hunting but were not really into hunting so much as going up north to wreak havoc in the woods at my friends 10 acres. I only shot the 12 gauge Winchester Model 97 and a Savage 12 gauge double barrel I had purchased. And once a pistol someone handed me a Dan Wesson 38 with a long barrel, which I shot once. We did some stupid things including making cut shells, where you cut the plastic of the shotgun shell between the charge and the BBs so that the end comes out like a slug and then when it hits something it spreads. We shot up some saplings we had bend over at point blank for fun. Kid took some other guys up there one time with armor piercing shells and shot up the place. We did also actually try some deer hunting there. I assure you I am no longer that irresponsible to misuse a gun like that.

    Hunted down in Georgia once when my friend was in college down there. My friend bagged a dear and were were dragging it out, crested a hill as a small deer ran across our path. At that instant we heard a rifle shot, which drilled the deer longitudinally, and I still recall hearing the bullet whizz by. Scary. I don't want to go hunting where others are hunting. But I never had that much desire to hunt and going back to school occupied my time, then I got married. So I did not do anything with guns after that for decades. I sold the double barrel, but still have the Winchester Model 97 12 gauge.

    Fast forward to 2020. In December I bought a S&W SD9 VE pistol in 9mm. This was for home protection given the state of unrest in many cities across the nation that year. Later in May 2021 I went back and grabbed a S&W 642 38 Special revolver and my desire to shoot the semi-auto is low since getting the revolver which is much fun to shoot. If I had it to do over again I would get a smaller pistol like the Ruger LCP for a backup and carry the revolver as my main defense. However, I don't carry, don't have a permit, and am hoping my state will someday go constitutional carry so I don't have to get a permit.

    My user name was the result of several failed attempts to find a name not already in use. I asked to change it but am now becoming rather fond of it. If they change it I requested to be called Elvino, a character from one of my favorite operas.
     
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    Welcome aaaaa! The software we run makes it difficult to change a user name, but I am sure one of the admins will try to help. I am sorry your dad must not have been into guns, and didn't take you out with a suitable gun and no critics so you would have a better chance at a good memory. Getting started on the right foot is crucial, and is why volunteers put on hunter safety and safe gun handling seminars. I hope you will feel at home here. I am glad that you can see that shooting can be enjoyable, and not based upon fear. Enjoy!
     
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  20. Wood in the Woods

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    Hello and welcome to the forum. I am new as well but please do not hesitate to reach out if I am able to help you in any way.
     
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    Hello there , I'm from Staffordshire in the UK ,supposed to be semi-retired but work gets in the way . Obviously only rifles here...into targets and varmint , various calibres .
    Read posts on the web from this forum so decided to give it a go .
     
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    Interestingly, I basically feared guns and avoided them for several decades and then what spurred my new interest was my daughter thought her brother should get one, and since I have a lot of respect for my son (he is a better man than I in many ways), I followed suit. My dad had guns but never went hunting and was legally blind. He kept them for home protection. After he passed, I found one loaded gun in his desk drawer and was so fearful of doing the wrong thing that I called the police to come empty it for me. Sounds absurd, but that is what I did. This was 1990s and the police were pretty cool. They didn't question the gun at all, just emptied it and left. Never asked if it was registered.
     
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    Hello and welcome, Fredrox! It is always good to hear from our colleagues across the pond. We are, as they say, one people divided by a common language. We hope you will be patient with us and that you will find useful information. We can be a self-centered lot, but exposure to other views and experience will, we hope, lead to better understanding. You may wish to peruse the THR primer in the general guns discussion section to get a sense of our approach to things. Enjoy!
     
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    We suspect there are more good folks in your situation than we know, aaaaa. If we had our way, learning about guns would be a natural part of growing up, but that process has been changed by demographics, demonizing and the press of modern life. You seem determined to do right by your son, but don't forget that our female offspring also deserve a part in this process if they are curious and not bound by stereotypes. Best regards.
     
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  25. Fredrox

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    I've looked at posts from here a few times and always found info to be useful.
    My latest acquisition was a Marlin in 357 , levers ...I love em .
     
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