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« Reply #1325 on: April 22, 2013, 07:55:28 pm »
Newbie here glad to have finally joined a non stuck up(seemingly) group of gun lovers
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    « Reply #1326 on: April 23, 2013, 11:00:11 am »
    Welcome!
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    « Reply #1327 on: April 24, 2013, 04:14:09 am »
    Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
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    « Reply #1328 on: May 08, 2013, 09:43:43 pm »
    hey my name is harley blackwolf. I live in binghamton new york. freeman had introduced me to this forum and i am interested in learning more about firearms and making friends

    Welcome, Nephew-in-law.  I think you'll like it here.  Watch and learn.  Don't be afraid to ask questions.
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    « Reply #1329 on: May 13, 2013, 06:41:44 pm »
    Hi all.

    I'm another new member to the forum.   I found out about this site from your very own "Mad Ogre," George, in responding recently to him about a review he made of a relatively new red dot site, the Lucid HD7.   His review prompted my purchase.  More importantly, it introduced me to him, and from him to you.

    About me:  I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  I'm 63 year old lifetime "gun nut" from the time I was playing with BB guns as a pre-teen.  That led in logical sequence to my first "real" gun, a single shot bolt action Remington .22LR as a young teen.   My first deer followed as an older teen with a used 336 lever Marlin.  In college I befriended a professor whose daughter I ended up marrying.  Still married to this very patient woman some 39 years later.  Her father was an extreme "gun nut," deeply into bolt action rifles and reloading, especially for the relatively rare but excellent 280 Remington, still one of the best all-around calibers for all but the big stuff that bites back.  I caught that bug too.  He became my best friend, but has gone on now some 30+ years.  He left to me his guns, reloading equipment and most importantly his passion for guns, for which I am eternally grateful. 

    I expanded my hunting, including upland game shotguns, skeet and pistols.   Over time, I found myself getting deeper into collecting.  These are mostly modern sporting rifles (centerfire and rimfire) and shotguns of all sorts and a few handguns.  I hunt or shoot every chance I get.

    Today this hobby now extends into tactical shooting.   That is compliments of the Obama, Schumer, Feinstein, etc. pinheads trying to violate our right to keep and bear arms by using senseless tragedies to get people to emotionally forget how precious the 2nd Amendment is and that its purpose is to protect us citizens against governmental tyranny.  And yes, I'm a proud NRA member for too many years to recall precisely - at least 30 continuous years.

    We love our guns in Mississippi.  It comes early and is strongly and positively reenforced.   I want to see the love and proper respect for our firearms heritage stay alive, active and well, passing it on generation to generation.  We don't like someone telling us you can't do something the U.S. Constitution guarantees.  Especially when it is necessary for freedom and . . . it is fun!

    I'm comfortable with firearm maintenance and basic gunsmithing, so and I went out and put together enough AR parts to build my very own Frankengun M4-ish AR just because the above idiots say I should not have one.   While I lack tactical training, a lifetime around firearms, makes the move to the AR 556 platform a natural.  Finding a complete AR during the immediate post-Sandy time frame was impossible here, so I tracked down what I consider to be a good complete upper (sans barrel) a good complete lower, a good 16 inch barrel,  the appropriate "furniture", optics (most of which I already had), and put it all together, started finding and hording overpriced ammo, finally got small base reloading dies, good components, and started playing with my new "you can't have one" toy.

    I'll try soon to post up the current configuration of my tactical rifle.

    I look forward to learning more from all of you, sharing experiences, and making whatever modest contribution I can to the forum.   Be patient with me as I'll probably make a lot of newbie forum mistakes.

    George in Mississippi  (Mississippi556)
    « Last Edit: May 13, 2013, 06:54:13 pm by Mississippi556 »
    Mississippi"When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe"  Words of Jesus, Luke 11:21 (ESV).

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    « Reply #1330 on: May 13, 2013, 07:00:08 pm »
    Welcome.  I'm originally from Mississippi (Jackson to be exact.)
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    « Reply #1331 on: May 13, 2013, 07:18:24 pm »
    Welcome.  I'm originally from Mississippi (Jackson to be exact.)

    Thanks.  We Mississippi boys gotta stick together, for sure.  See there, GeorgeHill, I can be brief!
    Mississippi"When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe"  Words of Jesus, Luke 11:21 (ESV).

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    « Reply #1332 on: May 15, 2013, 01:30:36 am »
    Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1    You'll find a pretty sizeable contingent from the south to keep you company. 
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    « Reply #1333 on: May 15, 2013, 07:14:11 pm »
    Hello everyone, hope to enjoy the forum....
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    « Reply #1334 on: May 15, 2013, 07:27:00 pm »
    Welcome aboard CHOOT EM!

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    « Reply #1335 on: May 15, 2013, 07:37:49 pm »
     :rotfl

    Welcome!


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    « Reply #1336 on: May 16, 2013, 02:37:12 pm »
    Glad you could join us, CHOOT EM .    :thumbup1
    Welcome aboard CHOOT EM!

    Not having high hopes for the outcome of the trial?  :P

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    « Reply #1337 on: June 08, 2013, 06:15:56 pm »
    Hi all from TN,

    Found WTA and enjoy the setup as well as the threads. 
    I will mainly be sitting back and enjoying the conversations and learning.  Never to old to learn something new.
    Me, Retired Army 11B, learning to sit back and enjoy life again.

    Cheers
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    « Reply #1338 on: June 08, 2013, 06:22:14 pm »
    Thanks.  We Mississippi boys gotta stick together, for sure.  See there, GeorgeHill, I can be brief!

    Welcome to the madness. Would you mind posting your own take on the Lucid, please?

    I know the Ogre liked it (which speaks well for it), but multiple frames of reference are a good thing...

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    « Reply #1339 on: June 08, 2013, 07:03:39 pm »
    Hi all from TN,

    Found WTA and enjoy the setup as well as the threads. 
    I will mainly be sitting back and enjoying the conversations and learning.  Never to old to learn something new.
    Me, Retired Army 11B, learning to sit back and enjoy life again.

    Cheers
    Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
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    « Reply #1340 on: June 09, 2013, 09:10:29 am »
    Welcome to the madness. Would you mind posting your own take on the Lucid, please?

    I know the Ogre liked it (which speaks well for it), but multiple frames of reference are a good thing...

    Will do.  Look for a new thread in a few days. 
    Mississippi"When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe"  Words of Jesus, Luke 11:21 (ESV).

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    « Reply #1341 on: June 15, 2013, 06:03:16 pm »
    Greetings all.

    Been reading threads on WTA for some time now, so thought I'd join.

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    « Reply #1342 on: June 15, 2013, 11:00:56 pm »
    Welcome.  Chime in.  I'm a newbie too.  Here to learn and share.  Let us know about you.
    Mississippi"When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe"  Words of Jesus, Luke 11:21 (ESV).

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    « Reply #1343 on: June 15, 2013, 11:51:37 pm »
    Welcome aboard.   :thumbup1
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    « Reply #1344 on: June 16, 2013, 09:41:39 am »
    It's me.  Not much else to say about that. ;)

    Seriously though.
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    « Reply #1345 on: June 16, 2013, 12:59:36 pm »
    It's me.  Not much else to say about that. ;)

    Seriously though.
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    God help us  :neener
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    « Reply #1346 on: June 17, 2013, 09:06:37 am »
    Why....I see my reputation has preceded me!  :neener
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    « Reply #1347 on: June 18, 2013, 12:57:25 am »
    Why....I see my reputation has preceded me!  :neener

    Wow, quite a few of us refugees here.

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    « Reply #1348 on: June 18, 2013, 01:50:18 am »
    Greetings all.  Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
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    « Reply #1349 on: June 18, 2013, 08:01:12 am »
    Given the gifts, I'm calling it my Marlin birthday.
    Marlin birthdays are good birthdays...
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