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Old April 8, 2009, 07:14 AM   #51
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Hi everyone.

I just joined the forum and would like to introduce myself. I am from Western, WA. Currently deployed in Iraq. Hope to learn a few things here and get to know some folks.

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Old April 8, 2009, 10:35 AM   #52
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Help with finding bank name,

Am new to the firing line, but have been involved with guns since my dad first took me hinting. Reloaded for quite a few years but stuff is now put away waiting to be brought back out. It was one of the fun things I use to do and all 3 of my boys grew up knowing how to shoot. They would shoot squirrels and give them to Gramma for a good squirrel dinner.
I am trying to find the name of the bank that use to advertise in some of the gun magazines where you could invest, get a gun and then when the time frame was up you got your original amount of investment back.
I think the banks were in Michigan or Minnesota but can't remember. I do not know if the program even exists but would like to find out. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


[Edit: If I were you, I'd open a new thread in the General Discussion forum for that question. - Bud Helms]
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Old April 10, 2009, 09:02 PM   #53
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Hello all,

I am new to TFL, but I have enjoyed most everyone's input so far. I am 35 years old, married with no kids. My better half recently moved us from the great state of Mississippi to the socialist republic of Illinois and I may never forgive her.
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Old April 10, 2009, 09:50 PM   #54
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hi all members of TFL. horsemaneast here in nc foothills. ive seen more than 60 years now and enjoy most all types of shooting. joined a real club 2 yrs ago. trying to teach my grandsons to shoot safe and well . ive seen many good posts here already that have given me insight to different guns.
recently added 2 more to my modest collection. don't need them ,just want
more and more. i think it's a sickness others share as well
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Old April 10, 2009, 10:18 PM   #55
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Hi, I am new here. Many questions!
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Old April 11, 2009, 05:34 PM   #56
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Hey, everyone I am new to this forum. Just wanted to say hello.
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Old April 11, 2009, 09:06 PM   #57
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Fellow Gun Owners and Shooters

I'm from upstate New York.

I cast, load, and shoot; even take a deer once in a while. Maybe I can learn something from the experience of all of the members.
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Old April 11, 2009, 09:11 PM   #58
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I'm a long time shooter and gun collector and recently started reloading. Joined TFL for answers to reloading questions. Thanks for your future help.
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Old April 11, 2009, 09:21 PM   #59
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Hello everyone. I am Duane C, grew up in Kansas and mostly Nebraska, hence the Huskerguy name. Lots of bird hunting for years and some deer hunting. Wife and I shot quite a bit until we had kids, well she actually had the kids, I just watched. Did some reloading over 25 years ago and just got all my stuff out and can't remember everything and a great deal has certainly changed. I have two brothers in law who are gun fanatics and have massive collections. I am just now getting back in to and it is a blast - very expensive, but a blast. I am in school administration and specialize in taking on schools or colleges in trouble so I haven't had time to do anything for the past 10 years and man I miss working with powder, bullets, and cleaning guns. This site is wonderful and even if I don't get home until late at night I have to check it. It is right after I check Nebraska football, Boston Red Sox baseball and then this. Sorry but those are passions as well. Any help in the reloading is greatly appreciated. By the way I am a very young and fit 55 with a wonderful wife, two grown and successful kids and I live smack dab in the center of Kansas and serve a great God and live in a wonderful country.
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Old April 13, 2009, 05:10 PM   #60
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guns for investments

Hi, I am new to the firing line. I have been involved with guns from a young age and was introduced to hunting by my dad, when he took me out woodchuck - rabbit hunting. I learned to not shoot animals unless there was a reason and my family had many woodchucks for dinner. I also learned how to cook them from my mom.
Some years back there use to be an ad in some of the gun magazines, where you could put money into a bank CD, get a gun in return and after a certain period of time you would get your money back minus the interest that money would of brought.
Can anyone tell me if that program is still going? I think that the banks were located in Minnesota or Michigan. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Old April 13, 2009, 06:35 PM   #61
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Sorry for not introducing sooner! 61+ hoping for more,Montana born? Idaho grown?,I have had some of the best hunting and shooting possible,have the most loving wife possible, many children and grandchildren,awesome shots,and better hunters, that love the sport as much as i,, I have been reloading and shooting for the last 45+ years and have seen many changes, but what is going on in this country now scares the hell out of me, GOD BLESS us all, we'll need all the help we can get???
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Old April 13, 2009, 10:56 PM   #62
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Another newbi here and proud to have found the site. I live in SW Ga. now but originaly from Alabama. Grew up with a weapon in my hands and still like one there. Looking forward to all of the great info. Had a good time so far reading the old post.
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Old April 14, 2009, 06:53 PM   #63
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Day one...

I'm Mike. I was very impressed at the various threads in this forum. It looks like I will have the oportunity to understand many points of view about firearms. I have been a gun owner for three years and I am proud to be privledged with the right to bear arms.
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Old April 15, 2009, 11:37 AM   #64
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New member just wanting to say hi

I'm a new member from Tennessee. I found your forum while researching my S&W 65-1. I am very new to guns and this is only the second gun I've ever owned and the only one I currently own. I am interested in learning more about them and this site keeps popping up in my google searches, so thanks for everything. I hope that I can be an active member of the online community.

I've included a few pictures of my 65-1 which I throughly enjoy and keep for home defense loaded with powerballs.

There it is with wooden grips and one with rubberized grips

People keep offering to purchase this particular handgun, does it have some sort of history. I'd love to learn more about this gun if anyone can share some information it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank again.
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Old April 15, 2009, 12:35 PM   #65
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New member, new owner.

Taurus Armed, 24/7 PRO S&W .40 DS

Debating getting a CCL (OH), any advice or recommendations?

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Old April 15, 2009, 05:56 PM   #66
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Hello all,

Grat site you all have here. I live in Wyoming, been here for 25 years after growing up in Utah and TX.

I've been around guns all my life I guess. I just took up reloading in the past month however after telling myself for the last 35 years that it was something I needed to do "when I got the time". Well, after watching the prices and availability of ammo in the past 6 months, I decided that the time was definitely now!

I've finally assembled everything I need to start reloading 357/38 and 45 Colt ammo now (yes, I even managed to find primers!!) But I'm still eagerly scouring the internet in hopes of picking up tips on reloading, rather than duplicate all the same mistakes.

Besides the 357 and 45 Colts (no I'm not a Cowboy Action Shooter, I just love shooting single action revolvers), I have a 44 magnum S & W that I absolutely love. And then the "normal" collection of rifles that everyone in Wyoming has, like the 243, a 308, a 7 MM mag, a 45-70, a 30-30 as well as a few 22's and shotguns. Perhaps one day I will be reloading for all those as well, but for now I'm just learning with the 357 and 45.
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Old April 17, 2009, 05:12 AM   #67
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Hello. I am new to this forum but not to firearms. I am a firm believer that this world is a world full of many firearm "OWNERS" but not many firearm "SHOOTERS." I have had my fair share of owning and shooting many different kinds of firearms. My knowledge of firearm mechanism operation and engineering is not very vast, nor is my knowledge of ballistics or reloading; however, I excell in proper shooting techniques, tactics, stances, target acquisitions, etc. I believe practice makes perfect when it comes to shooting skill, but the type and condition of the weapon you are shooting also plays a major role in the art of shooting. Shooting, owning, collecting...everything that has to do with firearms is to be "HOO" of. Even though this introduction has made me seem cocky, I am open to all kinds of suggestions and new knowledge. This day in age, there is no such thing as "all knowing." Every person has the capacity to learn more and should take advantage of that. I learn something new all the time...and I always thank and acknowledge those that help me do it. I look forward to learning, teaching and contributing on these message boards in the future.

btw, my favorite guns are Yugoslavian AK variants, 45-70 caliber rifles, Glock 10mm's and 9mm's, .480 Ruger caliber revolvers, Smith and Wesson model 629's, Beretta model 92's and oh so much more that I dare not attempt to type out.
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Old April 19, 2009, 07:30 PM   #68
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hi i am from south africa where we have crap gun laws. I have been hunting since 8. Hunted whith 243,270,30-06 and 375. Curently hunt whith a 303. When i get a 375 again i wil rebbarel the 303 to 6mm musgrave(same balistic class as the 243 win). I also own a .40 truvelo adp mk2 and i am looking at getting a maverick 88 12g. Nice to be here
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Old April 20, 2009, 06:14 PM   #69
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Hello all! I am new to this forum and gun's in general. I am from Michigan in the Detroit area. I am 23 turning on to 24 very soon. I would like to learn as much about CCW laws, Guns, and anything else I should know about. I just purchased my first handgun, a Sig Sauer P229 .40 cal. It's a beauty and shoots great! I just purchased rubber grips today since Sig's aluminum grips are crap IMO.
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Old April 21, 2009, 04:15 PM   #70
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Got registered today and decided to intrduce myself. I'm new to the forum, but not to shooting - I began with my dad and a .22 rifle when I was about 4. I'm now 35, and occasionally still get the old man out. I currently own a Ruger Target Master .22, stainless with target (bull) barrell, HK Mark 23, Beretta M92SF (stainless) and a Colt L.E. 6920 AR tricked with a KAC RAS (non-free-floating), GG&G one-point sling mount and a 4X32 A.C.O.G. to top it off, that sits in a 4Xdos LaRue mount. I don't really have a favorite, but probably would lean toward the AR and the Mark.

I'm considering an AR build in 7.62X51 which brings me to this forum for possible purchase and information. I camp out over at and sometimes, which are both full of good info. for AR-15/AR10 style black rifles. I'd ultimately like to end up with something to resemble the Army's all-popular M110 Single Action Sniper System/Mark 11m Mod 0 (Navy version) that is made by KAC. If I do take on a build, my preference would be to build from an Armalite upper/lower (with forward assist), but would also consider DPMS parts.

I've lived in the same town in KS all my life, with the exception of college years. I look forward to information learned here and getting to know some of the other members.

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Old April 21, 2009, 05:07 PM   #71
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Hello all,

I just joined not too long go so I'm introducing myself. I am 29yo, married and living in western NC. I have been a shooter for a while but starting to get into it more and more. I've read a lot of posts on here and there is a lot to be learned.
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Old April 21, 2009, 08:56 PM   #72
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This is me is that you??

Just wanted to say Hi to everybody out there. I'm 29yrs old and probably been out hunting and shooting for just about as long as I can remember. Ive been blessed to have been brought up in a family where everybody hunts. I just thought I would become a member here to learn a few things and hopefully be able to contribute a few things
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Old April 23, 2009, 12:29 AM   #73
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I am new to the forum and wanted to introduce myself. I am a 44 year old with a wife and 7 children ages 2-16. All of my children except the 2 year olds like to go to the range and practice. My 16 year old son and I both open carry every place we go except school and church.

Thanks for the chance to introduce myself, I look forward to learning from, and being part of "The Firing Line".

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Old April 24, 2009, 08:47 PM   #74
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My 16 year old son and I both open carry every place we go except school and church.
That, my friends, is why Alaska should be leading the nation. I'm not brand new to these forums, but forgot the basic good manners of introducing myself. I am a retired IDF officer and Chemist. I'm now dabbling in a "hobby job" designing and selling cases for Uzis and AR15s.

It's great to find fellow enthusiasts here in TFL.

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Old April 24, 2009, 09:41 PM   #75
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Hi people

I am very new to shooting and need much help. Don't know much yet but want to learn as much as I can. Please be patient with me I promise I will learn fast. Thanks.
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