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Old January 14, 2011, 09:59 AM   #751
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I've visited the forum as a guest many times over the past year or so, and finally made an account because I'm seriously interested in buying my first handgun.
I'm 22, live near Ann Arbor, and I'm in school full time to be an ESL teacher. I have been around/using guns recreationally since I was very young. .22s with grandpa and the boy scouts, my uncle's MAK-90 as a teenager and I've recently started having fun with grandpa and his revolvers.
It will be interesting to look back on this post 5 gun purchases in the future and see my thought process as a 1st time owner.

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Old January 16, 2011, 09:24 PM   #752
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I found many of the forums very helpful in the past and decided to join the community
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Old January 16, 2011, 09:56 PM   #753
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Hello all! I'm Ted, living in south Central Texas. Have been an avid loader, hunter, shooter, and hobby 'smith for years on bolt actions and lever actions. Have ventured into semi-auto's (pistols and rifles) recently, mostly in the desire for defense of home and property in these uncertain days. I have lots of questions concerning carry laws, legal issues on semi-automatics, and the semiautomatic firearms in general.

Thanks for having me aboard!
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Old January 17, 2011, 05:49 AM   #754
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New from Georgia

Hello Forum,
I am Tom, and have been an avid shooter all my life. Grew up in an area where hunting was still a way of life, and love the mechanics of firearms. Not really a collector, I believe all firearms should be used regularly like any good tool. Hoping to give and get a lot from this forum, so bear with me while I learn the ropes.
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Old January 17, 2011, 11:27 PM   #755
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New but interested and having fun with the site

I was glad to find this site! So far, I was a bit stuck at a campfire...
I noticed that no one had mentioned, atleast not that I have found, that Ross Seyfried currently writes for the Double gun journal. Its not accesable online maybe, but his articles can also be found on the NRA website, and several on hrca honda website. There is also a saftey video of Ross on the web site. Everyone talks about him in a past tense I am seeing but hopefully the above will get his readers (like me) a fresh place to look.
If anyone is interested, I also have information about his ranch, Elk Song recently placed on the market.
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Old January 18, 2011, 04:49 PM   #756
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Hello, I am new to this forum and have not had much experience with handguns. I have plenty of experience with rifles though. My interests in hand guns started with- Ruger p95, sig 226, colt 1911 and the R9 9mm ( for my wife). I thank you and I hope to learn alot on this forum. I also dabble in knife making and love to collect different kinds of domestic and exotic wood. SB

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Old January 22, 2011, 10:26 PM   #757
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new member from NC

New member form NC.

I don't know a whole lot about firearms so I hope I can come here with any question I'll have.

I plan on being a cop, I start BLET Academy on Monday (1/24) for 16 weeks. After that I plan on buying a Smith & Wesson M&P full size, just not sure on the caliber yet but I'm thinking the .40 cal.

I am also an NRA member.

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Old January 23, 2011, 12:04 AM   #758
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Just wanted to stop by and say hello. I have been involved in firearms since childhood and have stop by this site pretty often so I thought I may as well join.
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Old January 23, 2011, 01:11 AM   #759
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Greetings from snow covered New York!

Hello all! Greetings from snow covered Upstate New York.
My name is George
My Wife Rose and I Own an Online Gun Store We also have a brick and mortar store here in New York.This forum has a lot of great topics to read and discuss.
We both have concealed carry (Pistol Permits) as there called in Wayne county ,New York.We enjoy shooting and talking with fellow gun owners .About guns or anything. I Look forward to Reading the posts and talking to all of you.We as gun owners are charged with making sure that our rights are never taken away. This site is a great place.
Be safe
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Old January 24, 2011, 12:03 PM   #760
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Hello . . . again?

Hello everyone. I guess I am new again because I used to post messages years ago so I know I had a membership but apparently since I suffer from CRS syndrome (can't remember &$#!) I needed to create a new membership id. So hello again everyone.
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Old January 24, 2011, 12:18 PM   #761
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Hey all. Name's Andrew, I just discovered the forum while searching for answers concerning a recent purchase and now i can't stop reading the threads here. Seems that MOST of the ppl here have good info and the rest are good for entertainment. Hopefull i will be able to bring both to the table. Been around long guns all my life but only owned for a couple of years now. Love archery and finally became a handgun owner just a few months ago. Looking forward to participating in the forums
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Old January 25, 2011, 12:06 AM   #762
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Hey all...

Greetings from the Chicagoland area. I figured after the poor performance of our our Bears yesterday that it was time to get a gun...

Actually, I have some shooting experience and am looking to get more involved. Thanks for all the advice in the forums... You're a great help.
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Old January 25, 2011, 01:25 AM   #763
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I've been visiting and posting on here for about a month or so but never really introduced myself. So hello everyone and thank you for the fun forums.
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"When seconds count, the police are only a few minutes away"
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Old January 25, 2011, 05:41 AM   #764
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New here. 29 from Vermont. Alot of questions. Thinking about starting to reload.
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Old January 26, 2011, 02:14 AM   #765
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Hi I'm a 20 year old from West Virginia. I hunt small and big game and am a avid gun lover.
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Old January 27, 2011, 12:25 AM   #766
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Hello. Jan. 26, 2011

A google search landed me on a very interesting thread.

So I decided to join.

I am no stranger to online forums, so expect no problems from me.

I am researching a K98 that I have in my possession, as well as other 'collectibles'.

You know how it goes. The only purchases you regret are the ones that you didn't make, right?

I have to be very careful about the collectible I have. It's been hell having one of only one. But apparently there is another, and I sent this gentleman a private message, and I pray he gets it.

That's my story.

Houston area. Male. Engineering Mgr. 42. Law abiding. Politically active.
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Old January 29, 2011, 11:17 AM   #767
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Old February 1, 2011, 06:36 PM   #768
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Hey All,

Another new guy here, name is Erik, 34 year old just getting back into shooting. I used to shoot a lot as a child having been raised in a Law Enforcement and Military family. It's been about 15 years since I had gone shooting, and now remember how great it is!

So, based on that, I've purchased my first 2 handguns over the past couple of days. I picked up an H&K HK45, and a Sig Sauer P226 TACOPS.

Look forward to talking guns with all of you!

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Old February 2, 2011, 06:51 PM   #769
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Geetings from a newb in SE TEXAS..gulf coast and expecting snow! that aint right. Had about a 20 yr hiatus from shooting, but got back into last few years..My son loves to hunt and plink..and dang it, my college junior daughter loves it more..missed out on that

Been mostly a revolver guy, but recently got a 22/ it and affordable to go out for the afternoon...

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me-25-06, 22/45, marlin 22 rifles, couple 38 sp.
son-got him a new 7mm-08, loves it...shot a nice lil hog last yr with my 25-06, didnt see anything this year with his new rifle

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Old February 3, 2011, 01:54 AM   #770
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Hey All, just joined the forum 02/03/11. I live in Michigan and am in the very beginning stages of the CPL process. I hope to learn some things from joining this forum and look forward to chatting with you all.
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Old February 6, 2011, 02:25 PM   #771
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new tfl

Hello every one im jna 142. Just like to say thanks to every one who has posted on my thread about hi-point grips and hi-point hand guns. I know there not that popular yet, just give them time. Again thank you.
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Old February 6, 2011, 02:40 PM   #772
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Hi guys! Need to learn how to post. Hope it is easier than it looks.
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Old February 7, 2011, 03:43 PM   #773
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Hello all, recently got into shooting with my 12 year old son. Our first gun is a 10 22 Ruger. Having a blast!
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Old February 7, 2011, 08:41 PM   #774
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Hello all out there I am new to this forum site with lots of questions and some answers. I have recently opened a firearm dealership in western montana.
Does anyone have any recomendations on specific wholesale firearm dealers that are easy to work with and have good pricing for ffls ?
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Old February 10, 2011, 10:41 PM   #775
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I'm a new female member who definitely loves to shoot! So far I've only shot 22s and 32s in pistols but I hope to graduate eventually. Possibly even go deer and bird hunting with my husband, if I can stand it.
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