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Pedigree info -- who's out there?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 6Gunslinger, Apr 23, 2007.

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  1. 6Gunslinger

    6Gunslinger Member

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    Hey guys, I'm new to the forums, been lurking for a while, but only just started posting. I was just wondering about what your guys backgrounds are...

    It seems that a lot of you guys are cops, etc.... just wondering if there is anyone else like me -- I'm in my mid-twenties, not a LEO, never shot a gun growing up other then a BB gun, or black powder while I was in boy scouts, and my dad isn't into guns at all. In fact, I just bought my first gun in Jan. simply because I've just always wanted to get into it. I mostly just target practice and bought for home security, but I am thinking about possibly getting a CCW even though I doubt I will carry all the time.

    Share if you want to, if not, I won't be offended, just wondering...

    Here's a little list to make it easy... this would be mine:

    LEO: no
    Age: mid-twenties
    Years of gun experience: <1
    Gun education: self taught
    CCW: not yet

    if you have any other info to add, feel free. thanks gentleman, I'm enjoying the forums very much. talk to you soon.
     
  2. PotatoJudge

    PotatoJudge Member

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    First, welcome to THR.

    LEO: Yes actually, and I enjoy walks on the beach. :uhoh: Never been a cop though.
    Mid 20's
    Shot a bit growing up, more the last few years. Hunted off and on since I was a kid.
    Learned to shoot long guns from the family, handguns on my own.
    CCW: not yet
     
  3. 6Gunslinger

    6Gunslinger Member

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    haha! guess it does kind of sound like a personal add huh? didn't mean for it to. thanks for moving the post, makes much more sense here
     
  4. pcosmar

    pcosmar member

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    This could be fun or maybe just weird. So I'll bite.
    I'm a real life "Jesse James".Disarmed by Law. Trying to go strait.
    I'm just waiting to be shot in the back by a friend or relative.

    Have fun Ya all.
     
  5. Avenger29

    Avenger29 Member

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    LEO: no
    Age: 19
    Years of gun experience: ~12
    Gun education: self taught/family
    CCW: not yet. Too young!
     
  6. Heavy Metal Hero

    Heavy Metal Hero Member

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    Age: 19
    Years of gun experience: 2 shooting, 10+ information
    Gun ed.: Self taught and Tom Clancy (of course)
    CCW: None of your business! Although no hard to deduce.
     
  7. Essex County

    Essex County Member

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    Age 60, never been a LEO,shooting since age seven, veteran.....Essex
     
  8. pistolman1974

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    age. 33
    been shooting since about 16
    LEO : NO Capricorn. Turn on's are women who shoot and have a nice smile:D
    Never worked in the law enforcement field.
    gun educaton self taught...read alot of books. Would love to attend a training class one of these days.
    CCW: usually
     
  9. Hokkmike

    Hokkmike Member

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    LEO: no
    Age: over 50
    Years of gun experience: 30+
    Gun education: USAF
    CCW: yes
     
  10. Biker

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  11. JWarren

    JWarren Member

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    Welcome :)


    I'll chime mine in:

    LEO: no
    Age: 35
    Years of gun experience: 28-ish
    Gun education: self, Dad, Grandfather, Mother, and NRA saftey course WAY back when.
    CCW: Yes


    John
     
  12. possum

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    LEO: no
    Us.Military: Yes army, Infantry
    Age: 22yrs
    Yrs of gun experience: since i was 7 so that makes 15yrs.
    Gun Education: self taught, reading, rangers, amu guys, sf guys, Tdi ohio alum's. professionals.


    btw welcome to THR!
     
  13. MilsurpShooter

    MilsurpShooter Member

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    LEO - Not yet, but trying
    Age - 22
    Gun experience - Shot first at 4, got really into it about 3-4 years ago
    Gun Education - Self taught
    CCW - Not in this state, but I'm trying
     
  14. El Tejon

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    Cleaning patch diaper baby here, now 37. Grew up in a family of gun nuts, started shooting at 5.

    Ex-LEO, no arrests (well, 2 birddog arrests), but thousands of convictions.:D Now a professional basher of LEOs.

    Gun education: my mother, she taught me what "NO!" means. At the knee of my father while he cleaned his guns at his work bench. At the side and in front of my greatgrandfathers, grandfathers, great uncles and uncles.

    Over 500 formal hours of instruction including LFI, Chapman Academy, Thunder Ranch, Gunsite, Pat Rogers, Louis Awerbuck, Chuck Taylor, Ken Hackathorn, etc.

    Have held a LTCH ("CCW") since I was 18. Started carrying on my uncle's farm at 13. Now licensed to carry in several states.

    I now have many nephews which I am working on corrupting, er, teaching.:D
     
  15. DogBonz

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    lets see

    LEO - Nope
    Age - 30
    Gun experience - 20+ years, mostly informal, a little hunting hear & there,
    Gun Education - Grandfather, classes, Self taught
    CCW - Not in this state, but waiting on my Florida Non-Resident

    Oh, and welcome to THR:D
     
  16. Geno
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    LEO: "I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you!"
    Age: 40+
    Years of gun experience: 40+
    Gun education: Informal & Formal
    CCW: Yes
     
  17. pcosmar

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    El Tejon, I think I wish you were my lawyer. Heck, if I'm wishin', I wish I could afford you.
     
  18. shooter58

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    LEO: Ex. 17 years local & Federal
    Age: 64
    Years of Gun Experience: 50+
    Gun Education: OJT (2 academys)
    CCW: Yes.
     
  19. Rumble

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    LEO: No.
    Age: 31
    Years of Firearm Experience: about 1.5
    Gun Education: Holiday Inn (okay, NRA, lots of reading, and THR)
    CCW: Yep, PA and FL
     
  20. BADUNAME13

    BADUNAME13 Member

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    Pedigree: LOL

    First I'll give you my background:

    Marine,
    CCW PERMIT for 3 years (Note the difference)
    Gunsite, Tactical Response, Iraq, Former Practical pistol shooter.
    24years old
    Got my first 1911 at 15... started shooting ~ 10.


    Now, The better shooters are NOT cops/Military, because excepting a few nuts like me it's just a job...
    I've had my @$$ KICKED in a rifle match by a farmer from Texas who had never been LEO or Military.

    Because it's NOT a job to a civillian, it's a passion.
    -Now those LEO or military for who it IS a passion... we are at a distinct advantage.:evil:
     
  21. sm

    sm member

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    I was brought home from being born, placed into my dresser drawer crib and my Maternal Grandma put MY revolver with holster in that crib with me.

    LEO: no, had them along with Military folks for Mentors
    Age: Just turned 52 a few days ago
    Years of gun experience: Age 3 shot My revolver, Age 6 shot my first 1911
    Gun education: How raised- What you do
    CCW: Before the state even had pieces paper, and again how raised what you do.
    I started apprenticing when I was 13 years old, CCW was a Model 10 snubby.

    Sixth grade, only broke 2 targets on my first round of skeet. In the 7th, ran my first 200 straight.
    Vietnam War going on while in HS, and I wanted to help raise money for a guy we all knew, and did come back whole. Jimi Hendrix had just died.
    Some say some of my Mentors were bootleggers and hustlers...
    All I know is for 5 days I shot 200 targets and did not miss a one.
    I gave this guy my part of the shoot $1000.00 in cold hard cash.
    I was shooting for $1 a bird until I missed. I missed bird 1019.
    I needed the $19 for a sick sibling [Mentors made me keep that $19].

    I am nobody, never was, never wanted to be, still don't want to be.
    I just happened to have been invited to join THR is all.
     
  22. Outlaw Man

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    LEO: I rode in a police car once when I was 6 or 7.
    Age: mid-twenties
    Years of gun experience: 20-something.
    Gun education: various mall ninja guides and zombie hunting preparation, but nothing official
    CCW: Every day.
     
  23. Legionnaire
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    LEO: No
    Age: Mid-century
    Years of gun experience: 25
    Gun education: College coach, LFI, Insights, Storm Mountain, lots of practice
    CCW: Yes
     
  24. CCMO

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    LEO: Armed security guard (California standard, taught by police officers through local community college). Never a sworn officer.
    Age: 50
    Years of gun experience: 40 or so.
    . Started .22LR handgun target shooting as a boy.
    . Army ROTC .22LR rifle team in college.
    . Carried a .38* revolver while moonlighting as a guard during college. *Actually a .357, but only permitted .38 ammunition.
    . Army: Primarily M16A1 and 1911A1. Also M203, M60, shotgun, M2, LAW, TOW. Never shot the Beretta.
    . Sport Shooting: All calibers handguns, trap, five stand shotgun. A little skeet. A little .308 rifle (100 meters)
    Gun education: Friend's father, security guard classes as described above, military. Licensed Schützenmeister (master shooter/instructor) for the US Forces Sport Shooting Association in Germany. Licensed USAF RSO.
    CCW: Yes, multiple states.
     
  25. hotpig

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    There are some LEO on this board. THR is well know for its anti Police Anti Government users. Some of us drifted over to try to creat balance. We get out teeth kicked in every now and again but thats ok.

    Never shot a gun untilaccepted to the academy.
    Age 41
    15 years exp
    never ccw
     
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