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Old May 30, 2013, 12:03 AM   #1526
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Hey, I'm an old Ky. boy (66) and I now live in Panama. Grew up shooting and enjoying hunting, plinking and skeet. I see that there are many folks on TFL with a lot of knowledge.
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Old May 30, 2013, 02:43 AM   #1527
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Hello all!! I'm new around here as well. I'm a 30 year old dispatcher from the Oklahoma panhandle. My fiance and recently got into target shooting. I was raised around guns, but never really took serious interest until recently. I plan on carrying my Ruger LC9 and my Smith & Wesson m&p 9c... when my card comes in that is. Lol
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Old June 2, 2013, 02:30 AM   #1528
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Hi my name is mike. I am 31 and have never been into “shooting” until now. I found out my family where all going to take the c.c.w test and sense it was something I have always thought I should do I quickly signed up. I have been to the range 4 times so far and quickly have fallen in love. Like everything I get into from music to Xbox I have dove right in and have been reading magazines and doing research on the internet and even have my first handgun purchase picked out. An fnx 9mm. anyways I just wanted to say hi and look forward to learn from everybody here.
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Old June 4, 2013, 10:24 AM   #1529
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I'm Seth from the lovely state if Illinois... Been into shooting for a while now, but just recently got back into it after many years spent 'watching from the sidelines'.
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Old June 5, 2013, 04:02 PM   #1530
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Howdy from Nashville, TN! I've been a long time reader of the forums. What a great source for information! I finally decided to create an account so I can participate in some discussions. Nice to finally "meet" everyone.
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Old June 6, 2013, 06:42 PM   #1531
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I'm new here but I've been a gun owner since 68'. Shot IPSC and IDPA in the 80's. I have heard many good things about TFL on other forums and it is all true. A relaxed attitude and a willingness to help others is what I've experienced here so far. Right now the plan is to learn more about the subtleties of reloading. Thanks in advance.
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Old June 9, 2013, 03:58 PM   #1532
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New to the site, BUT, not new to shooting. Military transplant New Yorker from Central Florida at the ripe old age of 19. Lived small town, Big City, and Now Rural, Beautiful, UPSTATE NY. Backround is eleven years prior service Active and Reserve. Law Enforcement from Military and continued on that path in current career of 17 years while still active reserve, until RE-1 in January 2001. Former SWAT/ESU from 1999 thru 2002. By the's pronounced "NUW YUORK" and, I only have 3 more Christmas' to go until it is over...! SOOO looking forward to retirement!.. And moving away from this place of noise, crime, pollution and ANTI-SECOND AMMENDMENT POLITICS. Would like to move to northern Kentucky or the western side of the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountain foothills. So, as we say in "NUW YUORKER".. Hired in My 20's Retired in My 40's. CAN'T TOUCH THIS!!! I don't live by the rule "Better to be JUDGED BY TWELVE THAN CARRIED BY SIX!" I find it better to "FIGHT FOR RIGHT", than be "STRONG AND WRONG"! Hello to all who would do the same!!!!!

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Old June 9, 2013, 07:40 PM   #1533
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Howdy, thought I'd introduce myself over here since I didn't notice this sticky beforehand.

I'm a 25 year-old sometimes-NCO-sometimes-contractor in the Texas Army National Guard. I'm married to a Canadian who I consider to be my smarter, wiser half.

I've been to Iraq as a soldier and Afghanistan as a contractor.

I own two guns (soon to be 3).

I'm soon to be a dad, and I look forward to having a shooting buddy who can't bail on me at the last minute.

I think that about covers it.
TXARNG: 2007 - Present

"We're gonna turn left!!" - NASCAR, in a nutshell.
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Old June 11, 2013, 12:49 AM   #1534
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New Guy From Puyallup, WA

Hey everyone, I just joined the forum though I have been lurking around here on and off for some time. I just picked up a new rifle and thought it was time to join in the conversation.

I'm 25 years old, recently finished my bachelor's degree and am just focusing on finding a good job that can fund my addictions . Gun related hobbies for me are pretty much limited to poking holes in paper and hand loading, I never really got into hunting.

I'm looking forward to learning all I can and maybe with a bit more experience, offer my own insight to those looking to get into the wonderful world of firearms!
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Old June 12, 2013, 12:35 PM   #1535
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hey every one, joined today although reading this forum for quite sometime. I always admired the wealth of knowledge being shared by fellow members.
I am 38 & holds a post graduate degree in finance & working in a bank in my country in South Asia.
Guns are my passion which i Inherited from my father along with some guns & i keep on adding to it as situation permits.
looking forward to learn something from this great forum & all who are contributing their experiences.
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Old June 14, 2013, 11:49 AM   #1536
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New from Illinois

Hello everybody. Jen here from Illinois. I have been reading the forum for a few weeks and finally decided to join. I recently took a handgun class and fired my first handguns. To say it was enjoyable would be an understatement. I went from being incredibly scared to dispelling of the fear and finding myself becoming more comfortable (as well as understanding how to be safe). I was completely shocked at how well I shot. I look forward to reading more information here to help me if and when I decide to purchase a handgun.

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Old June 14, 2013, 01:10 PM   #1537
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Long time shooter (over 35 years so far)

JUST getting into shotshell reloading

Have a few rifles of different calibers...some of which are "keepers" like my M1903A4 & my Swede M43 (Husqvarna made M96)
One of my pet calibers is my little 6.8SPC - a Rem 700 LTR (the ONLY 6.8-cal LTR that the importers brought into the UK) - a lovely round in a bolt action

Used to be into pistol shooting - illegal here now (apart from Isle of Man and/or Northern Ireland)

Used to be an AR15A2 owner: that & my Ivor Johnson M1 carbine went in the self loading rifle ban!!

We do have a few good laws here though....and the odd bargain can still be found

For my sins I am self-employed, I have a small specialist leather goods business supplying shooters and military collectors

Will have to see if I recognise any others on the forum as I have the same user name on most of the boards I visit

Happy shooting!!
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Old June 17, 2013, 09:46 AM   #1538
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New to the forums

Hey all. I just joined and saw this thread, so I thought I would introduce myself.
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Old June 18, 2013, 06:14 PM   #1539
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Hey all thanks for letting me join in.

I just got a smith & Wesson 586 from the 80's and used some of your resources learning lots.

I'm Bill on the East coast of Canada been shooting a short 4 years. I also have a small Youtube channel. Don't role your eyes. Look up Yukon12gauge on Youtube. Mostly guns these days but beer, ATV and wilderness vids. Anyway I hope to learn a lot on this page and be active. Assuming its cool I'll post an occasional link to fairly amateurish video I made for everyone's entertainment.

PM and say hi.

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Old June 19, 2013, 03:39 PM   #1540
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Newish member intro

Hello all, I say 'newish' member as I have read posts here for 2 or 3 years now, but haven't posted anything myself. This place is a wealth of information, and I have learned a lot just reading.

I have been into pistol shooting, getting my CHL, etc and trying to learn all I can. My 1st pistol was an XD9 - sold it after getting my 2nd pistol, a Dan Wesson Guardian, and just bought an Iver Johnson Thrasher 9mm.

Anyway, will be posting more as time goes on, and thanks to whoever started this Forum. It is a blast to read.

debra - Oh, I am Shane's (moderator's) mom. He put me onto this great site.
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Old June 22, 2013, 03:47 PM   #1541
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Hi guys. I am from Texas.

I have been shooting for 25 years, started off pistol shooting and rifle shooting. At one time, I had a collection of about 200 guns. I had to sell all my guns because I moved to NJ, as NJ is very strict on gun ownership.

I just started shooting again, and Im now more of an NFA guy.

As my name implies, I prefer machine guns.
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Old June 24, 2013, 02:01 PM   #1542
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Hi Folks!

I decided to request membership in this forum after reading it for a long time. I have other hobbies that include photography, kayaking, playing keyboards, and amateur radio once in a great while.

In the gun realm, I have done woodworking on stocks, and several repairs and customizations. That includes building a custom 7mm-08 target rifle, and re-stocking a few guns including a Savage (Fox) Sterlingworth SxS shotgun. I have glass-bedded a few rifles and am now restoring an old Mossberg 43 .22LR rifle.

I enjoy shooting almost anything including high-power rifles down to rimfires, airguns, blowguns, and even rubber bands (do you know there actually is a proper way to shoot them?).

This seems like a great place to learn, share, and grow. Thanks for letting me in!

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Old June 25, 2013, 12:53 AM   #1543
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New member

Just wanted to say hello and hope to continue reading all the fine posts. I'm from Texas, new to brass loading been reloading shotshell for years.
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Old June 29, 2013, 01:28 AM   #1544
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Hello from Texas

Hi all. I've been a gun enthusiast for as long as I remember. My first real gun was Grandpa's 22 single shot, which I acquired from him when I was 10. That was about 55 years ago. I got into pistols and reloading back in the early '80s. I kinda slowed down with everything about 15 years ago, but now I'm back. Now we have gun forums on the internet. Opens up a whole new world. Look forward to chatting with you all.
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Old June 30, 2013, 04:07 AM   #1545
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Greetings from South Africa

Hi guys.

Im a new member from Johannesburg South Africa.
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Old June 30, 2013, 07:49 PM   #1546
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Hi All

Just a quick introduction post: I am a 46 yo female and didn't know anything about shooting, self-defense or guns in general just 6 months ago. I went out to a store at the end of December 12 and saw a little ruger .22 pistol that seemed to fit my hand perfectly. I have now taken quite a few classes, have a CPL, own 4 handguns and now am starting to get into rifle shooting. Who knew a girly girl could have so much fun learning about firearms and going to the range! Thanks to all the workers at FiringLine who are so patient and helpful with a newbie.
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Old June 30, 2013, 08:18 PM   #1547
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New members - please introduce yourselves here

Originally Posted by Rugerlass View Post
Just a quick introduction post: I am a 46 yo female and didn't know anything about shooting, self-defense or guns in general just 6 months ago. I went out to a store at the end of December 12 and saw a little ruger .22 pistol that seemed to fit my hand perfectly. I have now taken quite a few classes, have a CPL, own 4 handguns and now am starting to get into rifle shooting. Who knew a girly girl could have so much fun learning about firearms and going to the range! Thanks to all the workers at FiringLine who are so patient and helpful with a newbie.
I've just started my firearm training as well and have enjoyed it. 44yo female here with ZERO exposure to handguns until a few weeks ago. Awaiting my FOID card application to be processed so I can start to look at different handgun options and get some practice.

Have fun and of course, stay safe.
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Old July 2, 2013, 08:15 PM   #1548
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Greetings from Kentucky

Hello forum members,
My name is James & just became a new member here & am glad to be here.
Not new to guns & shooting though. Been shooting since my granddaddy took me hunting when I was 10 & I've loved guns it ever since, even though I don't hunt anymore. Spent some time in Uncle's Army but that's ancient history (1976-1980). I love my wife, my kids, my dogs & my guns. I hate the fact that Uncle keeps sticking his nose into MY business & taking my hard earned money but some things ya just can't stop.
I've just gotten into reloading, though I haven't run my first batch yet (still researching & buying the equipment).
Looking forward to making a positive contribution to this forum.
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Old July 4, 2013, 01:15 AM   #1549
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New member from West Tennessee

Hi all, I am new here. I have been around firearms all my life, but I only recently became a Gun Nerd. I really love all things firearms!

I am a Videographer/Filmmaker. I recently decided to throw those two passions together and started an internet TV show called "Gun Nerds TV"
You can check out our first attempt here:

Glad to be here!
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Old July 4, 2013, 11:41 AM   #1550
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Hi. New to shooting. Well, i shot a m14 in the Army but that was long ago. I shot for the first time last year and was hooked. I have all 22lr's, both pistols and rifles and one shotgun. I just want to talk with people about their guns and what they recommend i purchase.
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