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Old December 24, 2011, 08:17 AM   #1
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Thank You and Merry Christmas- Esp. the TFL Staff

As we near the end of another wonderful year here at TFL, I'd like to take a minute to Thank the staff of TFL. The countless hours of your 'donated' time has made this the best gun forum on the internet.

You have not only constructed and maintained a forum that is full of much wisdom but are responsible for providing a platform where gun/hunting enthusiasts can come together. Many friends between members have been made that would not have happened if not for your countless efforts.

With that note...

...on behalf of all the members here at TFL, again...

...THANK YOU and Happy Holidays

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Old December 24, 2011, 08:29 AM   #2
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One of the biggest reasons I am on TFL is because it is a respectful place. I think the biggest reason that is, is because the Mods are on top of their game. I have found other forums when Googling something and those other forums are often full of foul language and rude members.

Thanks to the Mods for encouraging a good atmosphere.

In relation to guns I also think they have a vast amount of knowledge to share. its a shame a lot of their time is used on things other then furthering good discussions.
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Old December 24, 2011, 12:41 PM   #3
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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year to all here. May all your wishes and dreams come true. Best wishes to all.
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Old December 24, 2011, 04:39 PM   #4
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I just want to tell all of you to go and!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAVE A GREAT HOLLIDAY As i sit down to dinner and see all of my family all around me i realize how lucky i am that everyone i love is healthy and happy.

No matter what you believe or celebrate this time of year i wish you all health, happiness and good wishes.
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Old December 24, 2011, 07:01 PM   #5
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Amen handgunfan101 you couldn't have said it better!

Best to everyone!

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Old December 24, 2011, 07:14 PM   #6
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Yeh, I know I'm a Sailor, but Soldier works better with the rhyming of the poem

Was the night before Christmas,
he lived all alone,
in a one bedroom house,
made of plaster and stone.

I had come down the chimney,
with presents to give,
and to see just who,
in this home, did live.

I looked all about,
a strange sight I did see,
no tinsel, no presents,
not even a tree.

No stocking by mantle,
just boots filled with sand,
on the wall hung pictures,
of far distant lands.

With medals and badges,
awards of all kinds,
a sober thought,
came through my mind.

For this house was different,
it was dark and dreary;
I found the home of a soldier,
once I could see clearly.

The soldier lay sleeping,
silent, alone,
curled up on the floor,
in this one bedroom home.

The face was so gentle,
the room in disorder
not how I pictured,
a true soldier.

Was this the hero,
of whom I’d just read?
Curled up on a poncho,
the floor for a bed?

I realized the families,
that I saw this night,
owed their lives to these soldiers,
who were willing to fight.

Soon round the world,
the children would play,
and grownups would celebrate,
a bright Christmas day.

They all enjoyed freedom,
each month of the year,
because of the soldiers,
like the one lying here.

I couldn't help wonder,
how many lay alone,
on a cold Christmas Eve,
in a land far from home.

The very thought brought,
a tear to my eye,
I dropped to my knees,
and started to cry.

The soldier awakened
and I heard a rough voice,
"Santa don't cry,
this life is my choice

I fight for freedom,
I don't ask for more,
my life is my god,
my country, my corps...”

the soldier rolled over,
and drifted to sleep,
I couldn't control it,
I continued to weep.

I kept watch for hours,
so silent and still,
and we both shivered,
from the cold night's chill.

I did not want to leave,
on that cold, dark, night,
this guardian of honor
so willing to fight.

Then the soldier rolled over,
with a voice soft and pure,
whispered, "carry on Santa,
its Christmas day, all is secure.

One look at my watch
and I knew he was right.
"Merry Christmas my friend
and to all a good night."

A Very Merry Christmas to all whom are serving this Great Country and all whom have served Her

God Bless You All

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Chief stall mucker and grain chef

Country don't mean dumb.
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Old December 24, 2011, 07:15 PM   #7
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Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!

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Old December 24, 2011, 07:22 PM   #8
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Merry Christmas!

What's a Merry Christmas to me? No snow on the ground, 40 degree weather, and 100 rounds down range with my Sigma. First trip to the range since I had the trigger smoothed. I think the smoother trigger helped my accuracy, it definitely made it just a little more fun.

Anyone else have any trigger time today?
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Old December 24, 2011, 07:33 PM   #9
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Went to the range yesterday in 30-ish temperatures, with a mix of wet snow/rain falling.

Didn't stay too long, as my hands started getting numb after awhile, but had some fun with my Bersa Thunder .22 and my Sig P229.

Much colder today, will have to wait until it either warms up or until the indoor range opens on 5 January
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Old December 24, 2011, 08:44 PM   #10
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Mele Kalikimaka!
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Old December 24, 2011, 08:49 PM   #11
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Well its an indoor range, so weather isn't really a factor. I just hate Minnesota winters so 40 degrees on Christmas eve is like a dream come true for me.
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Old December 24, 2011, 08:55 PM   #12
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I'm going to do a little ammo making tomorrow, maybe a bit tonight.
Day after Christmas, I've driving 2 hours one-way to pick up a gun in a deal I've arranged.
Attention Brass rats and other reloaders: I really need .327 Federal Magnum brass, no lot size too small. Tell me what caliber you need and I'll see what I have to swap. PM me and we'll discuss.
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Old December 24, 2011, 09:33 PM   #13
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Merged again.
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Old December 24, 2011, 10:11 PM   #14
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Ever Body.
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Old December 24, 2011, 10:31 PM   #15
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merry christmas

merry christmas to all!

"When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny!" Thomas Jefferson

"They that can give up an essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety!" Benjamin franklin

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Old December 24, 2011, 10:50 PM   #16
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Merry Christmas to all. Stay safe, and shoot straight.
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Old December 24, 2011, 11:23 PM   #17
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Happy Holidays, no matter what the solstice means to you.
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Old December 25, 2011, 07:49 AM   #18
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Bah humbug i
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Old December 25, 2011, 07:58 AM   #19
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To one and all - Buon Natale
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Old December 25, 2011, 08:18 AM   #20
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Merry Christmas
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Happy and Safe Shooting !!!
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Old December 25, 2011, 08:53 AM   #21
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Got 2 toys for x-mas I've been to cheap to buy the last 10 years. a Chrony and spotting scope.
[QUOTE]I just hate Minnesota winters so 40 degrees on Christmas eve is like a dream come true for me.[QUOTE]
I hear ya!
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Old December 25, 2011, 08:54 AM   #22
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Merry Christmas to all!
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Old December 25, 2011, 10:15 AM   #23
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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! Hope everybody has a gun under the tree.
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Old December 25, 2011, 02:41 PM   #24
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Waiting for our overnight guests to arrive, lights are twinkling everywhere, even the dog is wearing his new red bandana ...

I too would like to wish everyone the best this holiday season, and a great, noisy New Year with all the guns and ammo you want, increased accuracy and the continuation of the 2A as our founders meant it ..

And I'd like to second everyone who offered a round of applause for the folks who run, monitor and visit TFL ... I've learned so much here; for my money it's the best forum on the 'net ...
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Merry Xmas everyone !!!!
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