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Old November 22, 2010, 04:31 AM   #701
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Howdy from Arkansas!

Hello Everybody! I'm a lifelong resident of NW Arkansas and a retired musician. I do a fair amount of shooting, mostly handguns, but some blackpowder too. I've visited here at The Firing Line Forum many times and figured it was time to pull the trigger so to speak and get on board, which I just finished doing. I'm also involved with several other forums from firearms and bluegrass music to Martin guitars, so I'm not a newby to the forum world. I'll do my level best to live up the the rules here. I play guitar, fiddle , piano, bass, and just about everything else that has strings on it that you don't have to blow through. If you happen to be visiting in NW Arkansas, be sure and let me know your gonna be around here! I'm always good for a cup of coffee and a guided tour of the area, especially the great Civil War sites we have around here.

Thanks for having me! I'm very glad to be a member here.

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Old November 25, 2010, 09:16 AM   #702
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Hello all

New member here.

Names Korey. I've been an avid shooting since I was six years old.
Spent a few years in the Army as a combat engineer and a squad designated marksman.

Proud owner of:
Ruger 10/22 with quad rail foregrip, 6x scope, bipod
Mossberg 500 Special Purpose with ghost ring sights, heat shield, receiver mounted shell holder.
Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm Pro series, M6 tac-light/laser
1944 Nagant 7.62 Revolver
Remington 11-87 Special Purpose, red dot, slug barrel (hunting shotgun)

and I just started buying too. =]

Obviously I like to modify my weapons. =]
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Old November 29, 2010, 02:27 PM   #703
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New member from Utah

I have been around guns my whole life as grew in the Idaho high country, they were just a normal tool we used to live like many others. It wasn't until I moved to SF CA for work that started to appreciate how lucky I was to have guns and healthy atitude towards them and not crazy paranoia of the bay area in CA. I am into the mode now I back in the real world, mountain west, Utah to learn more and own more. I look forward to learning from you. I like small caliber target shooting the most but I enjoy all it. I want broaden my knowledge base and get past some prejudices I have toward some types of guns like AR 15's. Thank you all in advance for your help. I own a number different guns I shoot regualrly but would not care to list them here.
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Old November 29, 2010, 04:27 PM   #704
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I am new the forum, been lurking around for awhile and finally registered, looks like a great place with great people. I've been shooting since I was a kid and love it. I just recently got back into shooting after not owning any guns for the last 12 years, my wife was not a fan of guns when we got married due to a ex-husband who would terrorize her with them. But now she knows and trusts that I won't do that so here I am buying guns and shooting again. I am also starting to reload with a buddy of mine, not sure if I like that part yet. Anyhow just wanted to say hi.
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Old November 30, 2010, 12:47 PM   #705
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Greetings, everyone.

Hmmm.... Well, what is there to say about me?

I was born and raised in Ohio. Both of my parents are from S.E. Kentucky, so I spent lots of time growing up and as a young adult there, roaming the hills, camping and shooting. Genealogists have me of Scots-Irish ancestry with a bit of Cherokee apparently thrown into the mix. My paternal ancestors seem to have come over from Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, Ulster Ireland in the 1760's or so. According to the one genealogy I went over, I had direct ancestors fighting in the French and Indian War, the Revolution and the War of 1812. I had ancestors on both sides of the Civil War, with a few more heading South, it seems.

I'm married to my college sweetheart, and this year has seen twenty years since she inexplicably said "I Do." Let me tell you, I am glad she did. We have two daughters, both far more intelligent than I am. No, I'm not kidding about that one.

I shot on the club trap and skeet team in college, along with a couple of my fraternity brothers, and we did fairly well.

I'm a lawyer and I have spent all but just a few months since graduating employed as an assistant prosecutor. Well, aside from 2008, which I spent deployed.

While in college I joined the Army Reserve, where I was first trained as a medical lab specialist. I was activated for Desert Storm (On my wedding day), and spent the duration in San Antonio at Ft. Sam Houston waiting to deploy to S.W. Asia. On the bright side, Iraq did not take Texas while I was there. Some call it a coincidence. After my med lab unit got RIF'ed, I transferred to the support company of a Reserve Special Forces unit. I had high hopes until we were also victims of the RIF. After finishing up law school, I joined the National Guard, with the intention of becoming a JAG Officer. The opportunity to become a 91B, combat medic (now 68W), came up and I went that route and never really looked back. I'm proud to have earned the nickname "Doc." I have spent the vast majority of my time holding down that position in the Field Artillery. I deployed with the 1/134 FA as part of the 37th IBCT in 2008. Come 2011 I should have my "twenty" and will finally put away my boots.

I have numerous hobbies, including shooting (Life Member, Amateur Trapshooting Association), martial arts (Brown Belt in Kenpo), model building and playing guitar (I'm not very good at it). I am currently planning to giving cowboy action shooting a try, and we'll see how it goes from there.
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I'm not surprised that you agree."
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Old November 30, 2010, 03:28 PM   #706
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I'm Dave. I've been on here for a little bit, but after some email troubles, I can finally post.

I just finished 8 years in the military, being stationed in Germany and Ft. Bliss, Texas, with three deployments to Iraq. I'm still in El Paso but I will shortly be moving back to St. Louis, MO sometime in December.

My MOS was 11B (Infantryman), so I am not new to shooting. I am the proud owner of an LaRue Tactical/CMMG AR, a Winchester Model 70 in .223, which I am using to learn long-distance shooting, and a 12g Mossberg 500 SP, with my eyes on a Springfield XD in 9mm later on down the road. I shoot every Saturday, nothing beats a day at the range.
Good equipment will never be a substitute for good training.
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Old December 1, 2010, 08:40 PM   #707
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Hi there yall! I am Dustin, aka Tractor Boy to those who know me best.

I am a soldier/mechanic in the MD Army Nat Guard......... I'm a mechanic to the rest of the world as well. I collect guns, mostly C&R due to the fact that I can have them shipped directly to me and the majority of the ones I like are within my price range. I am a volunteer firefighter in a VERY BUSY area. I love the outdoors, like huntin, fishin, campin, etc. I love hot-rods, tractors, and goin fast............... anything else you wanna know feel free to ask

Oh and on a side note I am an amateur gunsmith, doing minor repairs..... To help me enhance my skills I would love to see some new things and learn different weapon systems, I also usually have something for sale as well

Current ownership:
Stevens 77B 12ga
Stevens 77H 12ga
Stevens 86C .22
Remington 597 .22
Taurus "Tracker" .357/.38
Remington 1100 12ga
H&R Single shot 20ga
(2) Yugo SKS's 59/66
Russian SKS
Czech VZ.52 7.62x45
Czech VZ.24 8mm
Czech VZ.24 7mm
Turk M38 8mm
(2) CZ.82 9mmMak
Polish P-64 9mmMak
(2) CZ.52 7.62x25

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Old December 2, 2010, 02:11 AM   #708
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Hey everyone! New member here from MD. Just trying to gather as much information as I can. Im looking to get more into firearms esp pistols. started shooting with a buddy of mine not to long ago. Im getting ready to move back down towards the Baltimore area soon(Edgewood) and i wouldnt mind having a little self-protection in the house, just in case. So I hope to talk to a few of you about the laws of weapons in Maryland and what I can and cannot do. Thanks and look forward to hearing and learning from you guys.
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Old December 2, 2010, 03:12 PM   #709
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hi guys I'm brand new from minnesota

Hello people I am a new member.I am 37, I grew up shooting and practically lived on a gun club my father ran in minnesota. I shoot shotgun pistol and rifle.And I am on the trigger of some kind at least once a week.
I do some collecting and inherited my fathers collection also.I like to think I am well educated in the firearm world but I love all the experts in here and really respect the info and advice on here from all the members..

current Firearms list is a little to long to list
but from revolvers to semi autos
from large caliber rifles to 22's
from tactical to trap and skeet shot guns
no AR's but you never know
luger's to mauser's
plan for the worst..and hope for the best

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Old December 3, 2010, 10:36 AM   #710
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New member here....New York


My name is Sean and I am from New York. My username is H1N1 (swine flu - ).

I am not sure exactly how to post new threads but I would like to. I am getting some real slack here in New York when trying to purchase a firearm. I think I am almost ready to up and move down with the rest of my family in North Carolina where they still have the right to own firearms.

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Old December 3, 2010, 01:38 PM   #711
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Proud owner of a S&W M&P9, my first.

Got back into shooting about a year ago and been going to the range every weekend since.

Excited to sponge all the info on this great site and offer any i have.

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Old December 4, 2010, 11:44 PM   #712
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Hello friends,
I am bachir with desert fox sales.I had a pleasure to meet with many of you at the gun shows.I deal with parts and accessories for AKs. If I can be of any help,please contact me at 661 -246-5952 or [email protected].
I am looking for a long friendly and educative relationship with all the members of the forum.
Thank you,
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Old December 5, 2010, 02:53 PM   #713
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first timer sks help please

hey my first post wanna date and find what and where /g36\ 220015xx O.also after made in china ther is cal st alb vt. any thing can help.really lookin forward to shootin the breeze with yall.25 years old n very much lookin to expand my knowledge along with my collection.thanx in advance.b safe yall
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Old December 5, 2010, 07:22 PM   #714
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Hi guys, first post for me here. I belong to a couple of other forums, as many of you do, so you might recognize me by my user name.

This looks like a great forum for just about anything under the sun that is related to shooting.
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Old December 6, 2010, 11:01 AM   #715
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Hello from snowy Northeast Ohio! :)

Good morning. While I have lurked on TFL for some time, especially when I searched for topics on Google that pointed me here, I never registered until yesterday. I came across a thread in the semi auto handgun section about the general difficulty in separating the receiver from the grip frame of a Ruger MkIII 22/45. So I registered and posted my experience that may make the task a little bit easier.

I have been shooting as a young kid but it was not until I was 18 that I purchased a Winchester 1300 to shoot clay targets from a Hoppe's spring loaded trap as well as a Marlin model 60 for general plinking and to learn accurate rifle firing. However, those guns sat idle until April of this year when I found out there was a bona fide trap range around 20 minutes from my house. I also purchased my first handgun, a Ruger P90, back in May. Needless to say, while the recoil of the 45acp is minor, it was an eye-opening experience shooting a handgun with no real experience (aside from general plinking) thinking one could be as accurate as a long gun. So I recently purchased a 22/45 MkIII and a Ruger Super Redhawk with part of my severance pay. I also purchased a range membership to a local range to work on my handgun accuracy as well as having something to do while laid off. And I am beginning to see improvements after shooting about 200 rounds twice a week through the MkIII.

So I am here to enjoy the wealth of information available here. Hopefully, I will not embarrass myself too much being a handgun noob! But we all have to learn to walk before we can run.
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Old December 8, 2010, 12:25 PM   #716
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I'm new and i have alot of questions on savages 93r17 tr help
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Old December 8, 2010, 12:34 PM   #717
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Greetings, Right Wing Extremists and others....

JUst kidding...THe name is GoOfY-FoOt, but you can call me Bill.
Oh wait, scratch that....reverse it...

New to this site, but I've been a gun nut for decades. There's just something about carrying a tec-9 under your jacket that tickles the heck out of me...

Call it a sense of security, or just call me a gun nut, I don't care. I truly believe in what our Founding Fathers were trying to do. It's a shame that greed and atheism took over.

I look forward to defending our Constitution and exploring our hobby, together.


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Old December 9, 2010, 11:45 AM   #718
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New Member From Texas

Hello everyone,
I was doing a little research online and found a post from this forum that was very helpful to me so I thought I would check out this site a little more.

I manufacture a handgun safe and sell them online. The idea came from wanting fast access to my gun and the safe being more secure than what I was able to find. While my sons were taught gun safety and I really didn't have a concern for an accident happening I was given a wake up call from one of their friends that told me "I know where your gun is". I was shocked that one of my kids showed it to his friend and replayed in my mind what could have happened. Apparently no one handled it, but what if the boy reached in the drawer and grabbed it? It was loaded! Finally a couple years ago was able to make it a reality.

I love to shoot and lately wish I had a little more time to do so. Have shot skeet, sporting clays, and some handgun competitions in the past as well as enjoying a good day plinking with the .22's.
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Old December 12, 2010, 08:02 AM   #719
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well hey there evryone, just got on and signed up today, no real expert but do know about the guns i have and for the new one's i dont know much about i hope to learn on here!!!!! starting with the taurus pt740 lol

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Old December 17, 2010, 07:29 PM   #720
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new to form!!

Just wanted to say hi to all!! New to forum. Been shooting, more so hunting all my life. Just getting into reloading .40 s&w and 9mm. ready to learn and chat with you experts!!!
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Old December 18, 2010, 04:38 PM   #721
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new member

I have been reloading for a couple of years now, and have found this forum to be a good source of information. I am currenly reloading 45ACP, 9MM, 223/5.56MM and just starting with the 270WIN. I will be starting with the 140gr. SST projectile and H1000 or H4831 powder. I am looking for a good hunting/accurate load with this combo, and will be trying some long distance shooting. Thanks for any help.
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Old December 18, 2010, 11:32 PM   #722
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I'm Houston. Been collecting mostly military style guns and class III stuff since 1999. I'm a radiologist and just recently had a eureka that I should image my collection. I'm just starting that process now. I will post some sample images in the appropriate forums.

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Old December 20, 2010, 12:01 PM   #723
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I'm 65 years old and have been hunting/shooting since I was 8. I grew up in Missouri and pretty much lived in the outdoors - fishing, hunting, bowhunting, exploring. I guess I haven't changed much since then. I've lived in southwest Georgia for the past 35 years and have finally adjusted to the lack of snowfall and hardwood trees.

My primary passion is bowhunting deer, but I love guns and have a bunch. I like the simple mechanics of older model guns. There's something beautiful about the logic of levers and springs bringing simple steel to a powerful explosion that stirs the soul.
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Old December 20, 2010, 04:39 PM   #724
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New member from NY

Just signed up today, so I figured I'd say hi. I've been around guns all of my life and have been reloading for a number of years. Have a small collection comprised mostly of my fathers guns with a few of my own purchases thrown in for good measure. Used to shoot trap competitively (ATA and a local trap circuit) but most of my shooting now is informal target shooting. I reload just about everything I shoot regularly (calibers: .280 Rem, 6.5x55mm Swedish, .45 ACP, .45Colt, 12ga). Currently contemplating the purchase of a ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifle but haven't made a decision on this yet.

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Old December 21, 2010, 12:29 PM   #725
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Another new member here. Have been teaching on the high school and college levels for some 45 years. Now heading for my 70th birthday, still teaching full-time and still enjoying it. Was introduced to shooting around the age of 10 thanks to an older brother and a godfather, both experienced hunters who were willing to spend patient, instructional time with a big-eyed, snot-nosed kid. A few years later, discovered the pleasures of motorcycling when I got a ride on the back of an older friend's Harley 74. Since then, save for a pre-Vietnam hitch in the U.S. Navy, shooting and riding have been my recreational activities of choice. I have a son who lives and does something incomprehensible with computers in San Francisco. Summer vacations allow me the time for long cross-country trips to see him. This past summer, rode my '07 H-D Low Rider out to Lost Wages, NV, to meet him. Summer before, rode to Salmon, ID (nice town, beautiful country!). I came across this TFL forum while looking for info on the Sig 238, recently added to the "approved" list here in gun-hating Massachusetts. For some years I've carried a NAA Guardian .32 ACP as a pocket pistol and was interested in up-grading to something with a bit more potency. Ended up buying a spiffy little Sig 238 in .380 ACP, nitron finish and rosewood grips - sweet pistol! Now waiting for a Desantis Superfly pocket holster. In addition to the new Sig, have some 20-odd long guns and handguns. Nothing particularly exotic or expensive, although I'm pretty partial to my vintage Browning Hi-Power in 9mm, my S&W model 745 in .45 and my Colt Officer's model also in .45. Can't recall which member of this forum commented along the lines of "I don't collect guns, I just accumulate them" but I think he described my situation pretty well. Basically, as long as I can get a leg over the Harley and a few shots in the black, I'm a happy camper.
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