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Old November 29, 2004, 01:13 PM   #1
Bob Thompson
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New members

Just wondering why there seems to be so many new members here in the last year. Economy, political or just plain shooting interest? Like some others I went over to "TheHighRoad" for a while while we were down but came back as soon as we were back up and now go to both as well as many other more specific sites. I think this is still the best general shooting site around. What do you all think is the reason for so many newbies. Thanks, Bob
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Old November 29, 2004, 01:18 PM   #2
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After a web site gets "so" big, the ease of finding it increases. I think there are just as many people interested as ever, but consider that (the new found probability of finding the site) and the demographics. A lot of the new shooters (self included) are by virtue in thier twenties and probably proficient with a PC. Therefore the amount of shooters in the US might stay the same, but a greater percentage of us find ourselves online.
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Old November 30, 2004, 03:37 AM   #3
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I joined this year, can't remember exactly why...

I think I found the forum whilst googling for information. I only got into shooting this year.
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Old November 30, 2004, 12:17 PM   #4
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The phase of the moon and/or the alignment of the stars are usually good explanations.
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Old December 9, 2004, 01:02 AM   #5
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Happened to Google into it.

Got "Googled" over here, and have been hooked ever since. I am 21 years old and have been shooting since I was eight. Mostly just interest.
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Old December 11, 2004, 02:22 AM   #6
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I just turned 21 so I got interested in buying my own handgun. I've had many shotguns and rifles but handguns sparked my interest to become involved.

Found TFL referred to in the PistolSmith forum. Forums are truly great online resources.
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Old December 11, 2004, 11:17 AM   #7
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I was looking for an answer to a question about bullet seating a few days ago. I stumbled on this site and was surprised to get such an indept and accurate explanation. I was sure I new the answer, but the information I got explained the ifs, ands, and whys of the question.

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Old December 12, 2004, 06:58 PM   #8
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hi bob, i`m a new member and i was on 3 different times yesterday, spent total about 4 hours just reading the different forums. got a few answers on a post. i `m glad i found TFL , and there is a lot of info and help on he site. thinking that i`m lucky to participate with something we all have an interest in.
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