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Old March 6, 2018, 06:38 PM   #2126
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Hello from the P.R.K.

Dave here from the Peoples Republik of Kalifornistan. Was born here in 1960 and have slowly watched as the Golden State has mutated into the Little Shop of Socialist Horrors. With the Demonrats firmly in control, due in no small part to their pandering to/pampering of Illegals, Welfare Bums, the Homeless, etc, I have been slowly but surely planning my escape from this sinking ship of Liberal Losers, Triggered Snowflakes, Antifa Scum, and SJW's. I truly believe that there is no hope and will be escaping to Free America (Idaho) within two years.
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Old March 15, 2018, 03:23 PM   #2127
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Hello all, my name is Scott, I’m in my 50’s, and I am from Utah. I have been reloading since I was 18, took about a 10-yr. hiatus and started back up close to a year ago. I mostly have been reloading rifles and large pistols. I recently have started working up loads for the 9 mm, the 45 ACP, and the 380 ACP which has directed me to this site which I have found the members to be very informative.
I love to varmint hunt, big game hunt (with a bow), and anything else to do with shooting. I sure wish this site had been around when I first started loading, heck, I wish the internet was like this way back when. Is what I am basically saying is, thanks and kudos to the people that put this together and keep things real. Thank you for giving a guy like me a place to come learn some new things.
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Old March 31, 2018, 08:41 PM   #2128
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Hey! New member here...not sure how i got this screen name...and not sure how i change it to be the same as on other forums??? Glad to be here and already need help! lol
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Old April 1, 2018, 08:56 AM   #2129
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New 2 TFL

Not new to firearms, but wanted to say hello, again. Was a member years ago but due to first world issues lost track of my account, just signed back up. Not much of a poster but I always enjoy the wealth of knowledge found on this site...
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Old April 1, 2018, 08:49 PM   #2130
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New member, long time lurker.

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Old April 1, 2018, 09:07 PM   #2131
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I'm new to TFL but have looked on here several times over the past few months for information and ideas!!!! It only made sense to join so I can post my own questions!!!! I've only been reloading about a year but have hunted my whole life!!!! I'm looking forward to picking the brains of people who have more knowledge than myself and hope I can contribute to others as well!!!!
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Old April 2, 2018, 07:37 AM   #2132
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Introduction and first question

I've been on this rock for 68 years and for 56 years I've been a shooter. I bought my first 1911 in '76 (a month's salary) and, recently, my fourth (1/2 a month's salary. So a working gun is not an investment, rather a specialist tool that moulds its owner over the years. I have no complaints in this regard - I had a lot of fun sending downrange the 500k-odd rounds of .45ACP since 1976.
BUT, the question. I have been persuaded to try out a .40. It's a S&W SW40F. Slight curve is that it has a SW40VE slide. No cracks on frame, trigger is OK - anything I should look out for?
BTW, this may not be the appropriate place to pose this question and, if so, I'd be obliged for some re-direction.
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Old April 2, 2018, 01:11 PM   #2133
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300 Arms - New Kid (Kip) on the Block

Hello everyone,

My name is Kip and I just wanted to pop in to say hi and introduce myself to everyone on the forum. I recently started my company 300 Arms with my wife where we offer custom build ARs & 1911s, laser engraving as well as Cerakote, GunKote and Duracoat services. If you have a moment, I'd love to get some feedback from members on some of the builds we've done and any other suggestions as to what you're looking for specifically in terms of specialty AR parts/accessories. You can find some of our builds and accessories on our Facebook page, We also have a giveaway going right now for some laser engraved AR furniture and accessories if you want to sign up. We really appreciate the feedback and look forward to connecting with everyone in the forums!

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Old April 12, 2018, 03:15 AM   #2134
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Hello guys. I'm just an old medic and Sig owner. I thought I'd best find a gun forum to join before all of the gun pages disappear from Facebook. I'm on 100% disability and so I'm home pretty much all of the time. So I use my time to help people that are separating from the military to get into Private Military Contracting, and helping guys that are already contracting find new contracts when their deployments are over. I do this on my time and don't charge because it gives me something to do. My screen name is my old call sign, so I figured it was appropriate. I'm about to close on a house and 10 acres in an unincorporated part of East Texas, and I had planned to build a range on it, but the previous owner beat me to it. I'm just going to have to improve it a bit for safety's sake. There's a deer stand in the back wooded part. There's my rambling introduction, and I'm glad to join in with you guys.
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Old April 28, 2018, 09:47 PM   #2135
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First post I started reloading and casting in the early 80's . My kids have learned and now grand kids as well as kids that lived close by . Me and my wife shoot hand guns together .I like hunting small game with cap and ball revolvers .
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Old April 29, 2018, 05:59 AM   #2136
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Hi everyone. I'm Jazz and thanks for letting me in!

I've been looking in on the forum for a couple of weeks now and found the threads and members to be very fun and informative. I'm hoping to learn some things. I've had guns all my life but not CCW, which is my latest obsession.

I started out cheap, with a used Raven MP-25. (Don't laugh! ) I happen to think it's beautiful and fits nicely in my purse. The problem is I can't make it work. I'm hoping some experts in here can give me some tips. I also have some other similar pocket pistols. Taurus PT 22 .22LR, Phoenix Arms 22A .22LR and my old standard S&W J Frame .38.

So... hello, nice to meet you and have a nice day! Looking forward to being a member of TFL.

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"I ain't afraid to love a man. I ain't afraid to shoot him either." ~ Annie Oakley

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Old April 29, 2018, 10:20 PM   #2137
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Hello fellow TFLers,
I'm new here as of today. My main reason for registering is because I read threads from TFL today that were written here in 2002 about a Gun being debut by S&W in 2003. It happens to be about the gun I just purchase yesterday. SW1911 S/N 01xx... I will be receiving it soon and it looks as new as the day it was made.
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Old May 14, 2018, 01:21 PM   #2138
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New to the Group

Hey everyone,
Thank you for the add, glad to be able to talk to everyone in the near future. Talk to y'all soon!
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Old May 27, 2018, 11:17 AM   #2139
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New member here! Just wanted to drop in and say hello!
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Old June 3, 2018, 10:57 AM   #2140
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New old guy just trying to up my shooting game a bit.Have some ? on finer points of handloading and shooting.Nice site.
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Old June 5, 2018, 05:44 PM   #2141
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Hi guys I.m from NSW Australia and came across this forum by accident. Have been a shooter for a long time but not recently. I sold my previous guns a CMC Howa 243, aMossberg 22 Magnum and a Marlin 30-30 when the our government bought in the gun laws back in 1996 after Port Arthur massacre and I was moving back to the coast from the bush.

Am keen to get back into it and have purchased a Marlin XT 22 but also want a centrefire and can't decide whether to go back to the 243 or a 223 which is more an allround calibre and a bit cheaper for ammo any thoughts appreciated cheers
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Old June 10, 2018, 05:12 PM   #2142
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Hey everyone, new guy here been in the firearm community for 10-15 years and lurked on the site for quite some time. Looking forward to being a part of the site.
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Old June 17, 2018, 06:09 PM   #2143
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New From Northern Nevada

Caution, Senior Citizen coming online.. LOL.. Folks, I found this forum while searching for a better more rounded forum. I've tried and it's ok but I hunt and most of those folks don't so when I put up a picture of my McMillan in the precision rifles section, I think there was only one person that knew what it was.

Hopefully I can contribute but I have to warn you, my writing isn't that good and people often misinterpret what I've written. I've gotten better but I still get accused of saying things I didn't mean. Sorry, if that happens just let me know and give me a chance to say it differently.

I'm in Northern Nevada where gun ownership is just a fact of life and no one (except the foreigners from California), flinches if you open carry at Walmart or Burger King. I love this place and Nevada is where I call home.
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Old June 25, 2018, 10:55 AM   #2144
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Hi, this is Scott. A little about myself; I am 49 and grew up shooting rifles and hunting in south Ga. Over the past 5 years, I have become interested in handguns and building AR 15s. My first handgun I purchased was a Glock 19, but like most gun lovers, I have added to my collection that now includes the following:

Glock 19 & 43, CZ 75 P-01 Cajunized defensive carry pkg, Springfield EMP4 (Stainless slide), S&W Shield 9mm, Ruger LCP 2, S&P Bodyguard, AR 15, and Marlin 30/30 gold trigger.

I have built AR 15 pistols, but ended up selling them due to lack of interest. Installing the P-01 Cajun Gunworks defensive package was a challenge, but I loved the results.

Good to be here!
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Old July 19, 2018, 11:11 PM   #2145
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What's up? I am GamestopDorito. I just recently turned 40 and decided to start shooting guns and it turned out I really enjoyed shooting the guns so I decided to turn it into my hobby.

I am just getting started, rented quite a few guns at the range, own a VP9 for home defense and pretty much everything else I intend to buy will be range toys or for the usual "when we're all living in The Road" scenario.
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Old July 22, 2018, 01:19 PM   #2146
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New member, Hello

I’m a newbie to this forum. It looks like this is a real informative forum. It should be fun reading and learning. Thanks, Doug
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Old July 22, 2018, 03:47 PM   #2147
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Welcome Aboard.
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Old July 22, 2018, 03:52 PM   #2148
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Old July 22, 2018, 07:20 PM   #2149
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Thanks guys for the welcome. I hope this will be entertaining.
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Old July 22, 2018, 07:57 PM   #2150
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