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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by RioShooter, Dec 31, 2005.

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  1. RioShooter

    RioShooter Member

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    How many gun forums are you registered with. I'm new to shooting and want to learn as much as I can, so I regularly visit these:

    packing.org
    smith-wesson
    texas chl
    shotgunworld
    glock talk

    There are alot of duplicate discussions, but each one is still unique. I seem to spend most of my time on THR!

    Am I missing any other good forums?

    Chuck
     
  2. Preacherman

    Preacherman Member

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    I've browsed many forums over the years, and joined several, but for the last three years I've restricted myself to THR as my online "home", and TFL as a second option. Before THR was founded, TFL was "home" for me. None of the other forums offer civilized, polite discussion and depth of knowledge to the same degree as these two, IMHO - and I'm not just saying that because I'm a moderator here.
     
  3. sm

    sm member

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    TFL
    THR
    APS

    I started with TFL, TFL closed for a bit, THR gave me and TFL family a place to go; TFL re-opened. APS is for non gun stuff with THR, TFL and some other folks. TFL set the bar for ALL internet discussions, THR carries forth this standard.

    Oh I am registered elsewhere, not always under this username. Then there are those forums such as TFL , THR, and APS that wished I was not registered. :p

    See these forums are my Wikipedia if you will. I read, do research and many times I actually log on to read secure PMs from some forum when I for instance do not need to use email.

    I have other 'resources' I use as well, such as blogs.

    Always find it funny folks will bash a "username" on one forum and admire the same person using a different "username" on another forum.

    I sometimes have to log in for concern of being "inactive" , or to access some search information, or saved information in a PM I put in code ...so I would know the alarm code and safe combo, when I was out of state. :p

    Ain't the 'Net Great!!
     
  4. Old Dog

    Old Dog Member

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    I lurk TFL (The Firing Line) a lot but don't have time to post in multiple forums ... plus, I've found a thread topic in TFL today will appear in THR tomorrow, and vice versa ...

    www.1911forum.com
    is one of my favorites; great source for technical advice on 1911s, active LEO and revolver forums there as well as the other usual groups ...

    APS (Armed Polite Society), as mentioned, is a good way to see how THR folks think about non gun-related stuff and just about anything under the sun ...

    If someone ever directs you to AR-15.com ("ARFCOM"), just be advised many there are nowhere near as polite as the folks here usually are ... it gets pretty crude over there, but there's a bit of good AR-15 technical stuff ...
     
  5. MatthewVanitas

    MatthewVanitas Member

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    I've checked out a lot of them, but generally stick w/ THR unless I have a very, very specific question, in which case I go to a brand-specific board. Posted a few questions on the T/C Contender forum, searched the Marlin forum, etc.

    I've done some reading and a few posts on www.ar15.com, and they have a huge array of AR knowledge and experience there. They've got some really, really crazy cats there among the ARFers. However, I find the overall vibe, breadth of info, and level of courtesy to be best on THR.

    -MV
     
  6. Matthew748

    Matthew748 Member

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    As far as gun related forums go, just this one. I have checked out other ones but none of them seem to be in line with my tastes.

    As far as all forums go, I only regularly post at one other one, and that's a game related site.
     
  7. OH25shooter

    OH25shooter Member

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    IMO the two best for overall gun information (not specializing in a particular brand, model, etc.) are: THE HIGHROAD and THE FIRING LINE. They are well monitored and policed. Others (not all) seem to enjoy flaming posts and cutting on the opinions of other members. Gun care and handling of firearms is important. I've gain alot of knowledge from experienced shooters and hopefully I've been able to pass some along as well.
     
  8. RugerSAFan

    RugerSAFan Member

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    I was originally with TFL until they closed at the end of 2002, and then joined THR. I occasionally go to GlockTalk.com for their caliber specific sub-sites, as well as their state specific sites. I also visit packing.org occasionally, but I don't like their "new" website layout....

    THR is my favorite; good folks here...
     
  9. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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  10. happy old sailor

    happy old sailor Member

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    echo preacherman. THR is definitely the "it" of gunsites. gastro intestinal terminations don't last long here.

    when TFL dropped off line, i came here to THR. TFL re-emerged and i went back for a Short time, but, it was not the same, so i came back here and have no plans to move unless we let this site cave in for lack of monetary support.

    there are other interesting sites, but, THR is more "solid", for lack of a better word.

    am i beating the drum for THR? yep. stick around and you'll discover why.
     
  11. ralphie98

    ralphie98 Member

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    I visit the High Road as my first stop when I fire up the computer, then head over to Glock Talk. I've done some lurking around on 1911forum but don't really feel at home there. The wealth of information on these sites is well worth the price of admission.
     
  12. WillBrayJr

    WillBrayJr Member

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    Northern Indiana for now
  13. lee n. field

    lee n. field Member

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    highroad
    fireingline
    armed polite society
    CZ forum

    I'm also a member of rugerforum and perfectunion.com, but seldom get there. I'm about maxxed out as far as stuff I can give my attention to.
     
  14. craig

    craig Member

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    thr, fsn, czforum, cetmeforum, bersatalk, combatcarry, tfl.
     
  15. Moondoggie

    Moondoggie Member

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    THR
    APS
    CombatCarry
    PistolSmith
    Packing.ORG
    Brian Enos
    Survivor's SKS Board
    Frugal Squirrel's
    AR15

    THR, APS, and Frugal's are the sites that I read into most. The others I mostly consult for specific info.
     
  16. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    I stick around THR mostly, for obvious reasons. ;)

    But also check in at Target Talk
    Rimfire Central
    and a few of the ones that have already been mentioned.
     
  17. Czar

    Czar Member

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    still around on ak-47.net/gunsnet.net
    long gone from fnfal.com
    Since I found this place during the CZ group buy, it's become my most frequented gun-related board.

    I'm also on mercedesshop.com, and yes I'm actually surprised how many lexus liberals don't actually drive lexus...


    I have multicultural tastes:

    I like my beer Irish
    I like my cars German
    I like my guns Czech... American, Romanian, Yugoslavian, Italian, Russian, Finnish and Bulgarain
    and I like my women Southern :)
     
  18. stevelyn

    stevelyn Member

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    THR
    TFL
    APS
    GlockTalk
    24hour Campfire
    Shotgun World
    Shooters Forum
    Muzzleloading Forum
    Gunsnet
    Shooters Lobby

    I visit THR, TFL, APS and 24 Hour Campfire most often.
    THR and TFL are the one's I prefer to participate in. Both have great crowds to hang out with. Both have a balance of diverse interests among the forums. The moderators are knowledgeable and treat folks fairly when trying to maintain civility among strangers.
    The others I check somewhat infrequently and only when I'm looking for something specific.
     
  19. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Member

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    Yep, same here.

    Grew up with TFL and move to THR when the old house closed down.

    Now its THR, APS and occasionally TFL.

    I'm a member at Glocktalk, 1911forum, 10mmTalk, AR15.com, KTOG,Savage shooters, Taurus Talk and Varminter.com but vary rarely visit them unless I'm looking for something specific.
     
  20. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    The High Road is #1

    followed by in NO particular order:

    The Firing Line
    Shootersville
    Family, Friends, & Firearms
    Defense Review.com
    1911 Forum
    Beretta Forum
    SIG Forum
    Ruger Forum
    Smith & Wesson Forum
    Colt Forum

    and other's~!:uhoh: :D
     
  21. IdahoFarmer

    IdahoFarmer Member

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    When TFL went offline THR was born as its unofficial(?) successor. At the same time I remember there was also a second board that launched. Anyone remember what board that was. Is it still around?

    I'm a member of TFL and AR15.com and GlockTalk.com... but TFL is home for me as well. Very rarely visit anything else. I usually hit THR, Drudge, NamePros.com and WaltonFeed.com

    IdahoFarmer
     
  22. Snagglepuss

    Snagglepuss Member

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    I am a member of

    1911forum
    THR
    TFL
    GT
    10mmTalk
    1911OG

    I consider the 1911 forum my home, and THR as my Cabin.

    :cool:
     
  23. Mot45acp

    Mot45acp Member

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    THR

    I have tried with TFL but it wont let me post. I guess they dont have time for me. Ar-15 .com makes me feel like i need anti depressants. I like th folks on THR and have completed a sucessful swap. I just wish I could remember the name so I could give him a +1 on the rate transaction board. Oh Yeah I tried to register with the sig forum today and they said my name was permanatly banned from their site. Is there another Mot45acp?
     
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  24. Freeze N

    Freeze N Member

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    Tooele, UT
    THR
    Packing.org
    CombatCarry
    GlockTalk
    10mmtalk
    1911Forum
    TFL
     
  25. IndianaDean

    IndianaDean Member

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