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Title: Newbie intro
Post by: Armedbadnit on October 16, 2008, 11:26:36 am
Hello, new man here-

Hi, all you fellow WTA members. I saw the link to here on another board, and stopped over to check you out-WOW!-this very dark board is gonna take some gettin' used to...

See you in the funny papers-

Title: Greetings from Illinoying...
Post by: The Swede on October 16, 2008, 08:44:02 pm
New guy here from IL. I saw the post on TFL about the new forum, it seems pretty good. I'm Also a member over on THR. Good to be in good company!
Title: Howdy, y'all - new member saying "hi"
Post by: archerandshooter on October 16, 2008, 09:57:45 pm
ArcherandShooter here.   I'm not quite a "refugee" from THR, though there are some threads I assiduously avoid.

I'm looking forward to meeting new friends here and joining new conversations.  That, and learning stuff, too.

For those as don't know me, here's a little bit...

I'm 55, which means I remember life before the nanny state. 

I grew up in the area around NYC, but I neither talk or think like that anymore.

In order, I've lived in (deep breath): 
- Connecticut
- New York (city)
- New Jersey
- New Hampshire
- Spain
- Connecticut again
- Arizona
- California (SFO area)
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- Texas (DFW area - hated it)
- Kanas
- Missouri
- California again (south Bay area)
- Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh area)
- Texas again, and for good this time

I work advising energy companies on financial risk management and I.T. systems.

I hunt deer, hogs and predators.  I got to hunt elk this year, too, though I didn't get one.

I shoot anything I can pick up and carry in one hand or two, though my two favorite guns so far are my Springfield 1911 and Remington 700 in .30-06.   

I've been married for almost 27 years to a lovely lady who goes by the name of "springmom" on the gun boards, and we have 4 grown kids (2 married, no g-kids yet).  She's the one who describes me on her blog as "the other half of my heart".  The feeling is mutual, and pretty much describes our life together.   ;D

We live just north of Houston, but keep our hearts in a small place outside of Llano, TX, where we hope to retire before too many more years pass by.  Ask either one of us and we'll post pics and talk your ears off about our own little corner of paradise.

Politically, I'm right (take that however you please), but really just want the .gov to leave me and mine alone to live our lives and pursue our own happiness and prosperity as best we can.

That's enough for now; I expect we'll all to know each other pretty well as this site takes off.

Blessings,
A&S
Title: Re: Howdy, y'all - new member saying "hi"
Post by: MikeGolf on October 16, 2008, 10:00:21 pm
Welcome, although I think we all are new around here.
Title: Re: Howdy, y'all - new member saying "hi"
Post by: Scrammer on October 17, 2008, 12:05:28 am
Hello from the Pacific Northwest.
Title: Re: Howdy, y'all - new member saying "hi"
Post by: Dirk Pitt on October 17, 2008, 12:35:32 am
What part of the South Bay did you live in when you were in California?
Title: Re: Howdy, y'all - new member saying "hi"
Post by: archerandshooter on October 17, 2008, 09:40:39 am
Dirk, I lved in Sunnyvale for about 4 years.  that's where Springmom and I met and got married.  I worked for a couple of software start-ups and Atari while there.

when we left for Pittsburgh it was to attend seminary.
Title: Re: Greetings from Illinoying...
Post by: springmom on October 17, 2008, 10:48:58 am
Glad you found us.  Illinoying....lol!  What part are you from? 

Jan
Title: Re: Greetings from Illinoying...
Post by: Doug Wojtowicz on October 17, 2008, 11:05:57 am
As a prisoner of the People's Republic of Cook County, I feel your pain. 

Nice to see ya!
Title: Re: Greetings from Illinoying...
Post by: Gundoc on October 17, 2008, 11:18:55 am
Welcome. Good to have you here with us.
Title: Re: Greetings from Illinoying...
Post by: Bob K on October 17, 2008, 11:35:33 am
Well, I just joined up meself.  I'm in the Imperial Fiefdom of Chicago, democRATic Republic of Illannoy.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: .40SW on October 17, 2008, 11:52:01 am
Hey,,,, Everybody...... I'm a THR Transplant and glad to be here......
I Don't like soap operas.....(AS The High Road Turns) ::)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: flashman70 on October 17, 2008, 01:13:19 pm
Just learned of this forum and glad to be here............glad my work filter doesn't block it, too.
Title: Another refuge
Post by: shooter58 on October 17, 2008, 01:27:06 pm
I'm really glad to see this forum.  I was originally a member of Frugal Squirrel Forum for several years.  When things went south there, I came to The High Road.  Now that seems to be developing serious hiccups, so I guess I have found a new home.  I browse a lot, post a little.  Glad to be here.
Title: Re: Another refuge
Post by: MikeGolf on October 17, 2008, 01:41:01 pm
Welcome aboard. We just need to get more people to make the change also.                CHANGE????
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Pat-inCO on October 17, 2008, 02:00:20 pm
Quote from: .40SW
I Don't like soap operas.....(AS The High Road Turns)
I think I would have said "CHURNS", but other than that, it is boring.  :o  Same questions asked again every twenty minutes.
Title: my formal intro....
Post by: jahwarrior72 on October 17, 2008, 03:58:19 pm
hey, everybody. i've already posted in a few threads, but i wanted to say hi officially. i'm a member of quite a few gun related forums, and i think you can never be a member of too many. i hope that the problems plaguing some of them don't find their way here....
Title: Re: my formal intro....
Post by: ridata on October 17, 2008, 04:13:18 pm
Hey jahwarrior, nice to see you here.
I've enjoyed reading your posts on THR.
Title: Re: Greetings from Illinoying...
Post by: Doug Wojtowicz on October 17, 2008, 05:37:56 pm
As a Crook County suburbanite, you have my sympathies, Bob.
Title: Re: Greetings from Illinoying...
Post by: Khorne on October 17, 2008, 06:38:57 pm
Glad to have you all.  I'm a horde member and we say more the merrier...as long as you bring some mead or roasted boar.
Title: Re: Another refuge
Post by: ridata on October 17, 2008, 08:25:24 pm
Now speaking of change ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEaS-K3j3M8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEaS-K3j3M8)
That video will always pop to my head when someone says change...
Title: Re: Another refuge
Post by: MikeGolf on October 17, 2008, 08:45:23 pm
Cant get it to work. But if it has somthing to do with Mr.Obamamessiah I bet were on the same page ;)
Title: Re: Another refuge
Post by: Thernlund on October 17, 2008, 08:47:58 pm
Welcome!


-T.
Title: Re: Another refuge
Post by: grampster on October 17, 2008, 10:32:22 pm
Can we please change the topic? :P
Title: Re: Another refuge
Post by: Gundoc on October 18, 2008, 02:39:46 am
Glad to have you Shooter58
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on October 18, 2008, 02:56:23 am
WELCOME EVERYONE.  
Title: Re: Howdy, y'all - new member saying "hi"
Post by: Gundoc on October 18, 2008, 08:24:53 pm
Hello from the Pacific Northwest.
Welcome. Where from in the Pacific Northwest? I ask because Im originally from Oregon.
Title: Re: Howdy, y'all - new member saying "hi"
Post by: archerandshooter on October 18, 2008, 11:47:11 pm
Gundoc.

My mom grew up in Sherwood, OR.  Used to be way out in the Willamette valley farming country, now it's just another ring suburb of Portland.  Grandparents moved to Lincoln City in the 70's and stayed there until they died in the late 80's.

Crater Lake, Multnomah Falls, Diamond Lake, Medford, the Ashland festival, Agate Beach, Sea Lion caves, salmon fishing out of Depoe Bay, and crabbing for Dungeness and surf-casting for perch in Lincoln City are all among the fondest times of my childhood, especially since they all happened on summer vacations while growing up in NYC and NJ.

Oh, and mom was an OSU (back then it was OSC) grad, so I really LOVED watching the Beavers trash USC the other day.  ;D
Title: Re: Howdy, y'all - new member saying "hi"
Post by: Gundoc on October 19, 2008, 02:02:51 am
Small world. I grew up between Springfield, Bend, and Redmond. Also lived in Prineville a couple years. Glad to be out of there. You know what they say about Prineville...where the men are men and the sheep are scared. (not a pretty pic).
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: eskimo jim on October 19, 2008, 02:29:13 pm
hello,
I'm new to this forum.  I used to post at The High Road but have not been there in a while.  It's too bad that there is a struggle on that forum.  Most of the people were very considerate and knowledgeable.  I look forward to this new forum.

Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: alone on October 19, 2008, 04:15:01 pm
Welcome to WTA !

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SuperNaut on October 19, 2008, 04:41:53 pm
Now that ^^^ is freakin' cool!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: THE NORSEMAN on October 19, 2008, 07:26:18 pm
Welcome aboard folks.  Just a quick note-  A couple of you have mentioned different boards, and that's fine.  Just make sure we don't get into board bashing.  That's low class.  And this is a HIGH CLASS place. 

See 'ya round the forums!
Title: Re: Greetings from Illinoying...
Post by: sqlbullet on October 19, 2008, 08:11:28 pm
My grandfathers farm is just outside of Marshall, IL.  I spent may a summer there shooting 22's and shotguns.

I long ago escaped to the west, but still miss family, fall leaves, and bass fishing.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on October 19, 2008, 10:20:04 pm
How the heck did he do that?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: THE NORSEMAN on October 19, 2008, 10:26:36 pm
I don't know

 ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: grampster on October 19, 2008, 10:29:22 pm
Me either.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Feud on October 19, 2008, 10:32:45 pm
Maybe it's caused by ghosts; DOW /\ 450 at closing; President Bush signs peace treaty with Iran; Calls for increased shipments of blue jeans to Tehran; Breaking News: Sen. Joe Biden spotted stealing candy from babies, Assault Rifles from adults, vows "Handguns shall be next"; Current: 58/ Sunny, Tonight: Low of 23, 20% chance of rain.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on October 19, 2008, 10:54:05 pm
I think we can stop that now...


Title: Newb checking in
Post by: strickj on October 20, 2008, 12:54:30 pm
Just though a little intro would be nice :)
I didn't see a introduction sub,maybe take a suggestion for one?

I'm a mod over at tngunowners where I saw this link,and figured Id stop by,and say hi!
I'm from Tennessee, I have a carry permit,and carry an XD service,and I'm extremely good looking! I'm currently an iron side rolling around in a wheelchair all day.I own several firearms
including a Mossberg 500,Taurus snubnose and 1911, and my newest a DTI/Spikes AR M4,along with a few others.

Looks like it will be a pretty nice place here!

Have any questions just ask away ;)
Title: Re: Newb checking in
Post by: CZ9mm on October 20, 2008, 01:06:01 pm
Hey strickj, this is Rugerman, a fellow mod from TGO.  I had posted the link over there.  Welcome aboard man!
Title: Re: Newb checking in
Post by: strickj on October 20, 2008, 01:09:12 pm
Grrr...I cant get away from you ;D
Title: Re: Newb checking in
Post by: CZ9mm on October 20, 2008, 01:11:05 pm
Grrr...I cant get away from you ;D


You're lucky there isn't a "slap in the head" smiley over here!   ;) :D
Title: Re: Howdy, y'all - new member saying "hi"
Post by: Muggins on October 20, 2008, 07:43:21 pm
By way of introduction I thought I'd post here myself.

Some of y'all may know me as Spinner on other boards.

I am a 42 year old male, born raised and living in New Zealand.  A consultant coastal ecologist with a master's degree in marine biology, I'm reasonably intelligent but I hide it real well.

Living in New Zealand I don't get to play with handguns or "military styled semi-automatic" firearms (basically anything semi-auto that has a pistol grip, a bayonet lug or a mag capacity exceeding 7 rounds) ... at least not without a particular firearms licence endorsement that is expensive and quite involved to obtain and maintain.  Sound moderators, however, are completely cool here .... they're not licenced, villified or considered to be otherwise evil and many people have a moderator on their .22s ... makes rabbit hunting a little easier.

I own a 2.5 acre property in the semi-rural outskirts of Auckland, New Zealand's largest city and I try to go shooting, hunting and fishing when I can.  Married with two dogs (border collies) and a large property to maintain my free time is often spoken for well in advance though so "me time" can be a bit hard to come by.

Seeing as I'm on the other side of the world from most of you guys, I'm in summer while you're in winter, I'm in daylight while you're in darkness and our hunting seasons are completely different to yours.  Actually, we don't have any deer hunting seasons (apart from some specific areas where hunting is controlled due to forest harvesting), its only gamebirds (waterfowl and upland birds) that have seasonal hunting here.  Species to hunt here include thar, chamois, red deer, sika deer, wapiti, rusa deer, fallow deer, whitetail deer, wild goats, wild pigs, rabbits, hares, wallabies, wild sheep, wild cattle and possums (all introduced animals and therefore offically regarded as pests for the most part).  Birds include several species of duck, geese, swans, pheasant and quail.  Freshwater fishing includes rainbow and brown trout and salmon, while we have a whole range of saltwater fish to lure ... most of which are extremely good to eat (bonus!!).

I have trained in Taekwon Do and Goshin Ryu Ju Jutsu for a total of 5.5 years, however, that was a while ago and I'm now a little fat and lazy, but hankering for more martial arts learning ... currently considering Aikido as soon as I can find a good dojo not too far away.

I'm here to maybe provide a slightly different flavour to some of the discussion.  I tend to lurk more than post, but am happy to contribute if I have anything relevant to add.

Howdy

Muggins
Title: Re: Howdy, y'all - new member saying "hi"
Post by: alone on October 20, 2008, 07:51:14 pm
Muggins my friend, it is great to have you here.

You forgot to tell folks you have a Ferrari.
Actually your wife does...

Folks, Mrs. Muggins has a Ferrari, and what does she  come home driving from time to time?
A John Deere of some kind.

*LOL*

Must be because the toilets flush the wrong direction in Kiwi Country....*grin*
Title: Re: Howdy, y'all - new member saying "hi"
Post by: GeorgeHill on October 20, 2008, 09:01:48 pm
That's wrong... just wrong...
Title: Re: Howdy, y'all - new member saying "hi"
Post by: grampster on October 20, 2008, 09:32:41 pm
You mean they flush up, not down?   :o ;D ;D
Title: Re: Howdy, y'all - new member saying "hi"
Post by: Muggins on October 20, 2008, 09:45:03 pm
I've just got back from 7 weeks touring around Europe (mostly Italy, but France, Belgium and the UK too) and I have to say that toilets in Europe are something else entirely.

It's a bit of an education when you walk into the stall and find yourself looking at a hole in the ground.  "What the heck do I do with this thing? .... and ..... which way do I do it??"  For some reason there are quite a few of the squat toilets in Europe ... maybe not in the hotels, but in the lower end accomodation that we stayed in (mostly camp grounds) its a roll of the dice as to what you'll find when you open that stall door.  If there's any toilet paper you're extremely lucky, but there won't be any soap or any way to dry your hands .... maybe that's why Italians kiss each other on the cheek rather than shaking hands?

In Milan we were out sightseeing one day and my wife asked a shopkeeper (in her best Italian ... Scusi, sa dové il bagno publico, per favore?) where the public toilets were.  We were directed to the McDonalds down the street.   ::)

Its a different world I tell ya.

As for NZ, our toilets are completely normal, its you guys that are bass ackwards.    ;D

Muggins
Title: New Gal here
Post by: Mrs. Armoredman on October 20, 2008, 10:25:10 pm
 Hi y'all I am Mrs. Armoredman aka Jo. I have been a shooter for 11 years and I have been married for 10 years. I have a 8 year old son plus 4 cats and 4 dogs. I do fostering for different dof rescues. I love every minute of it. I like to see them placed in a loving forever home.  ;D

 
Title: Re: New Gal here
Post by: Brian Dale on October 20, 2008, 10:50:51 pm
Hey, Gal. Comfortable place here. Coffee's right over there, and the powdered doughnuts...



ummm,




errrrrr... Be right back.





There. :)

(What - you don't all keep extra treats in the gun safe? Word to the wise, folks...)
Title: Re: New Gal here
Post by: alone on October 20, 2008, 11:03:26 pm
Welcome!

Glad to see you here! 

Title: Re: New Gal here
Post by: THE NORSEMAN on October 21, 2008, 12:16:34 am
Glad to have you.  Welcome to WTA.
Title: Re: Greetings from Illinoying...
Post by: THE NORSEMAN on October 21, 2008, 12:29:12 am
Illinoying?  Nah, you aren't, just your politicians are.
Title: Re: Howdy, y'all - new member saying "hi"
Post by: BruceRDucer on October 21, 2008, 12:44:47 am
  /

       Yeah,  me too.  Hi everybody.   Looking for a peaceful home. Know  a cool place to hang out for Firearms interests? 
Title: New Member here
Post by: exar on October 21, 2008, 12:23:19 pm
Hi guys ;D
New guy checking in.
Just found out about this place yesterday and it looks pretty cool.
I'm 25 and been shooting before I can remember. Born and raised around firearms down in TN. Moved to Evansville, IN back in 1993. I love it here, beautiful land.
I have an Assoc. in Electrical Engineering and work in the Telecomm/IT field.
I shoot and own all kinds of guns from rifled muskets to EBR's. I have shot some competitions in trap shooting but thats my only formal experience in competitions.

See ya guys around!! :P
Title: Re: New Member here
Post by: Thernlund on October 21, 2008, 01:15:28 pm
Welcome!

I shoot and own all kinds of guns from rifled muskets to EBR's. I have shot some competitions in trap shooting but thats my only formal experience in competitions.

Lets see some picture.  ;)


-T.
Title: New member
Post by: shamalama on October 21, 2008, 01:25:51 pm
I've just discovered this place and thought I'd introduce myself.

I'm a 48-year-old husband, father, grandfather ... and daily gun carrier.  My wife, daughter, and son are also daily gun carriers.  We all understand that when seconds count, the government is only minutes and miles away.  I OC when allowed, CC when necessary or prudent.

I was a sheep until April 16, 2007 - the Virginia Tech massacre.  That single event became my epiphany, my change from sheep to sheepdog.

I carry a Taurus PT1911 as primary, and a Kel-Tec P-3AT as a BUG.  At home is a Remington 870, a Romanian AK, a metal baseball bat, a length of shielded copper cable, and four dogs.

I am a member of the NRA, and an active member of GeorgiaCarry.Org.
Title: Re: New member
Post by: Thernlund on October 21, 2008, 01:46:15 pm
Welcome to WeTheArmed.com.  I hope you enjoy it.


-T.
Title: New introductions here!
Post by: PvtPyle on October 21, 2008, 01:51:44 pm
In order to consolidate all of the introductions of our new family members, lets put them all here!

And welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Creature on October 21, 2008, 02:24:31 pm
Greetings from the great commonwealth of Virginny.

Little bit about myself: I am active duty Navy...and as a result, I have lived all up and down the west coast. My lovely wife and I are now working our way down the east coast.

Hoping to become a long and good standing member of a lively forum.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Horrid Mischief on October 21, 2008, 02:40:05 pm
New guy checking in from the Virginia side of D.C. (having escaped the Peoples Republik of Maryland a few years back).

Found this site cuz I am a regular reader of Mad Ogre and more recently Monster Hunter Nation.

I've been shooting since I was a kid. I am an NRA certified pistol instructor. VCDL member. I run a small RPG publishing company part time. I never go anywhere without my P3AT, but have bigger, better stuff on hand if I need it.

Loved MHI, can't wait for the mass market release.  My copy is dog-eared from lending out.

Looking forward to posting and reading here!
Title: Re: Howdy, y'all - new member saying "hi"
Post by: strickj on October 21, 2008, 03:16:57 pm
  Married with two dogs (border collies) and a large property to maintain my free time is often spoken for well in advance though so "me time" can be a bit hard to come by.

Muggins
They let you marry dogs up there in NZ  ;D
Kidding,kidding!

Welcome from another Newb!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on October 21, 2008, 09:08:07 pm
Welcome to all who'vecme these last couple of days.  It's great to see you all here.

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: grampster on October 21, 2008, 09:20:15 pm
I posted this in another thread, so I pasted it over here as it seems to be the intro sticky. 

grampster here.  Been around the innertube since 2000 when I found TAC, then to TFL, then to THR and APS.  Met lots of good people over that time.  Never in person yet, but good times and banter.  One of these days, maybe I'll stumble across one of you'ens.

I like the set up.  Grey background and white print.  Easy on the eye.  Nice selection of things to play with up above as well.

I'm ex LE and retired from the insurance bidniss.  I live in W. Michigan on a lake.  Lots of nice country hereabouts, but getting to be too many people.  Been playing with guns since I was a kid.  I'm 65 now and still like to shoot now and again.  Been running some ammo through my new Walther PPK the last couple days.  Fun.  Pretty much had my fill of hunting game and generally just plink with a variety of weapons I've collected over the years.

Happy to be aboard.  Oh, and I'm a certified, patched MHI member.  I got my autygraphed book to prove it. Grin  Waiting for the sequel.

Nice to see some old friends and happy to meet some new ones.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Medikman on October 21, 2008, 09:24:39 pm
Hello all,

another newbie, I've been reading Ogre's and Larry's blog for a while, and actually met Larry at Mountain Con.
I started shooting about 2 years ago and got my concealed permit last year, and love my sub XD40  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Bozo on October 21, 2008, 11:14:35 pm
Hi all,  just another drifting in from THR.  I am a handloader and tend to frequent that area more than most.  Look forward to a nice association with the group.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on October 21, 2008, 11:48:38 pm
Welcome everyone. We're glad to have you here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro and acouple suggestions
Post by: fiacha5 on October 21, 2008, 11:51:21 pm
We ll met WETA folks, the names fiacha, a washington state transplant to the great republic off texas, I have been surfing the ogres turf and reading up on FBMG for a couple years now.  Just  a quick hello =)

Suggestions on topic pages maybe locked for approved submissions that moderator could clear and post? The first being  training ? Haveing read similier blogs for awhile sometimes its hard to dig in a pull out good information, but a simple to find forum that had real articles either posted froom other sources with documentation and ref.. or member created articles to help their fellow trouble makers ...  Training could be everything from basic first aid and resources, to bug out bags and water storage, to cleaning the swiss army bottle opener.  Responsible articles that take in different opinions and try and inform on the 5Ws on a subject?

The second is humor good humor and cartoons, there are lots of great political cartoons out there, that are weapon related and jokes and silly stories , that people could check out?

Thanks for all the hard work out there putting this togethor .

Fiacha
Title: New Gal Here
Post by: Mrs. Armoredman on October 22, 2008, 12:20:12 am
 Hi everyone,

   I am Mrs. Armoredman. Y'all more than likely know me from other boards. Well I have been a shooter for 11 years or so. I have a 8 year old son plus 4 cats and 4 dogs. My husband is a great man and we have been married for 10 years. I own 2 cz's. One is a 2075 Rami in 9mm the other is a CZ PCR 9mm. They both are great shooters and they stay close by my side.
Title: Re: New Gal Here
Post by: GeorgeHill on October 22, 2008, 12:32:16 am
Welcome to WTA.   ;D
Title: Re: New Gal Here
Post by: Outbreak on October 22, 2008, 02:28:35 am
Welcome!
I recognized the name from another board. Glad to see folks showin up more from said other board (which shall not be named ::) ).

in case you were wondering, I go by another name on said other board.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mrs. Armoredman on October 22, 2008, 01:13:17 pm
  Thank you everyone. Hi Springmom, Archerandshooter,Outbreak and all the other folks that came over from other places. ;D I like te way this board is set up. Sorry about all the complaining.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: poletax on October 22, 2008, 02:11:55 pm
Hey guys,
 
      I'm a hick from The Center Of The Universe,,,,Charleston,West Virginia.
The gun friendlyest State in the Union. :)
'Tis good to find a new place to hang out.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on October 22, 2008, 05:56:53 pm
The gun friendlyest State in the Union. :)
You've never been to Utah then, I take it.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on October 22, 2008, 06:14:30 pm
Or Arizona.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: exar on October 22, 2008, 06:59:19 pm
Quote
Lets see some picture.

Unfortunately, I need a camera first. :'(
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on October 22, 2008, 07:07:26 pm
LOL. I won't throw Texas into that mix until we get open carry  :P

Welcome, Mrs. Armoredman....glad you found us.  I swear, I go to the ranch for three days and when I get back we've had a population explosion!  And that is a GOOD thing.

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mrs. Armoredman on October 22, 2008, 07:44:10 pm
Or Arizona.


-T.



   I live in Arizona what do you want to know. I can describe it in 2 words. IT's HOT.....
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on October 22, 2008, 07:45:59 pm
I live in Arizona what do you want to know. I can describe it in 2 words. IT's HOT.....

As do I, about an hour from you actually (if I remember correctly).


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: sohmdaddy on October 22, 2008, 08:30:42 pm
Howdy, I come here from the FBMG yuku forum. I may or may not post very much, if I have anything to say
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on October 22, 2008, 10:25:42 pm
Welcome aboard
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: littleblueman on October 22, 2008, 10:36:34 pm
Howdy everyone!  I migrated here from the Horde's Forum.  Nice place and nice to meet you all.  Keep your powder dry!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Brian Dale on October 22, 2008, 11:28:08 pm
Howdy 'blue, sohmdaddy and other newly arrived folks. The table over there has the Chex mix, the caramel corn and the - hey, who brought the H&K Gummi bears? Larry?

Anyway, the soft drinks are in the fridge beside the milk. Yes, the milk's to go with the chocolate chip coo...


Whoops.


Is George reading this?


<uh-oh>


You might want to help yourselves to the cookies from the canister behind that table, Right Now. Be sure to leave him some, but in the mean time, hurry.  


{In hopes that if I talk about George, then people might forget to check and see how many of those cookies I've eaten} 

<wink>
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on October 22, 2008, 11:59:42 pm


   I live in Arizona what do you want to know. I can describe it in 2 words. IT's HOT.....

Only if you're silly enough to live in the hot parts of AZ  ;). Here in Prescott the low tonight is supposed to be 34F and the forecast high tomorrow is 67F.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: armoredman on October 23, 2008, 12:38:29 am
But it's a dry heat! ;D I grew up here, hot weather is normal, it's you people in those frozen lands up yonder that bamboozle me! Been to Alaska, Canada, Mineesota, Iowa, Michigan, that's COLD!

Here's a pic done in February, IIRC... ;)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/urbanredneck.jpg)

It's never too hot to barbeque, just drink more water! 8)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: yesitsloaded on October 23, 2008, 02:47:10 am
I'm here guys. From Packing.org to TheHighroad to TFL to AR15 (I still hang out there under a different name) to here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on October 23, 2008, 02:51:18 am
Good to see you loaded.  Welcome!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Brian Dale on October 23, 2008, 03:46:00 am
yesitsgoodtoseeyou.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CZ9mm on October 23, 2008, 09:23:51 am
I'm here guys. From Packing.org to TheHighroad to TFL to AR15 (I still hang out there under a different name) to here.

Welcome to the forums.  I LOVE this place! ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Ske1etor on October 23, 2008, 10:05:18 am
Guess I could do an intro here.  Been here a few days but oh well...

I'm 25, live in Marrero, Louisiana (Just outside of New Orleans).  I am an avid hunter and fisherman.  Love being outdoors.  I recently started dating a beautiful woman who shares my love for the outdoors. 

I also enjoy candle-lit field stripping and long walks off of short piers... oh and I want to meet the first guy who ever walked up to a cow and thought "Hey, I wanna squeeze those pink dangly things and drink whatever comes out!"

Eric.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: armoredman on October 23, 2008, 10:47:19 am
Same guy who saw something white come out of a chicken's butt, and thought, "Wonder if that's good, fried?"
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wc145 on October 23, 2008, 01:59:47 pm
Signing on from Downeast Maine. I get around several other related forums so I'm sure I'll see some familiar handles. Always nice to communicate with like minded individuals.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Steve Ronin on October 23, 2008, 02:49:59 pm
Hello all.
Signing in from Central Virginia.
Found your site thru MHI.

Also, since Kim Dutoit is retiring, I gotta have someplace to come talk guns.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MarshallDodge on October 23, 2008, 04:57:30 pm
Hey everybody!  :D

I see a few familiar faces over here.  I hang out on utahconcealedcarry.com, m4carbine.net, 1911auto.org, and used to spend a lot of time on thehighroad.org.  Hopefully THR can figure out it's mess so we can move on.

In the meantime I am glad to be here and share my knowledge with others on this board.  Maybe a few gun pics while we are at it?  My latest acquisition:
(http://home.comcast.net/~fun2shoot/1911/trs4.jpg)

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: alone on October 23, 2008, 05:01:43 pm
Welcome to the new folks that have joined up since I last welcomed folks.

Ladies room is down the hall and first door on the right.
Gents room is down the hall and last door on the left.

There is venison chili in the crock pot, and triple chocolate brownies over on the side table.
Make yourself at home.

-alone
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: grampster on October 23, 2008, 07:17:24 pm
Anybody glomming onto any of them brownies before I get there is in deep doo doo. :P
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Zebraranger on October 23, 2008, 08:23:31 pm
New guy here and just wanted to say hello to all from Florida. I found the link to WTA on another forum and I gotta say, it looks like a great place.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MarshallDodge on October 23, 2008, 09:46:47 pm
Welcome!  :)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: THE NORSEMAN on October 23, 2008, 10:35:52 pm
MarshallDodge, welcome aboard from a fellow member of the I saw the goose and the dog at the same picnic club. ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: RevDisk on October 23, 2008, 10:56:44 pm

Heyo,

  I'm Rev Disk from APS/THR.  Few other places too.

  I'm from Pennsylvania, mostly own evil black weapons.  My day job is doing information security for an aircraft manufacturer, it keeps life interesting.  I'm pretty handy with just about any automatic weapon, preferably belt fed.  But I also suck quite horribly with a pistol.  Go figure... 

  Oh, and to stir the pot, I'm a registered Democrat.   ;D

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MarshallDodge on October 23, 2008, 11:04:32 pm
MarshallDodge, welcome aboard from a fellow member of the I saw the goose and the dog at the same picnic club. ;D
You mean this club?
UCC get together July 2008 (6.4MB) (http://home.comcast.net/~fun2shoot/ucc/uccjuly2008.wmv)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: THE NORSEMAN on October 23, 2008, 11:14:36 pm
That'd be the one!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Tucker on October 24, 2008, 10:12:53 am
Tucker here from the great state of Utah.  Been reading Larry's stuff since the Nightcrawler story. Have a 1st edition of MHI in pristine condition signed sitting on my book shelf, my other copy is in Afghanistan, don't think I'm gonna get it back, which is ok.   ;D  Bought an STI Spartan from Larry a couple months back & love the 1911 platform now. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on October 24, 2008, 10:20:51 am
Tucker here from the great state of Utah.  Been reading Larry's stuff since the Nightcrawler story. Have a 1st edition of MHI in pristine condition signed sitting on my book shelf, my other copy is in Afghanistan, don't think I'm gonna get it back, which is ok.   ;D  Bought an STI Spartan from Larry a couple months back & love the 1911 platform now. 
Welcome aboard
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mrs. Armoredman on October 24, 2008, 12:36:21 pm
  Welcome to all. I am proud to be here too. :)   

 Hi Springmom, Thank you for the welcome. I am glad I found this board too.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Nolo on October 24, 2008, 07:42:00 pm
Hm, intro, eh?
Hello, my name is Nate, but you can call me Nolo, just about everyone does.
I am famous among my peers for my love of guns, Castro hats, and beards.
I am a refugee from both Hurricane Ike (TAMU Galveston '12, Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!) and THR.
My favorite kind of firearm is the shotgun.
I will be doing IPSC for the first time this Sunday.
I will be getting my Saiga on Nov. 5th.
I own a lovely No. 4 Mk. I Enfield in .303 Brit, made in 1943 at BSA Shirley.
I name my guns and other weapons.
I listen to Disturbed, Seether, Linkin Park, String Quartet Tribute, Nightwish, Rammstein, and about everything in between.
I don't watch television. I do watch movies. My favorites are Gangs of New York, The Boondock Saints, 300 (recognizing it for what it is, which is NOT a documentary), Fight Club, and American History X.
I don't talk through movies unless I lose respect for them.
My two great interests are the performing arts and firearms.
I am not yet 18 (give it 10 days).
I have voted.
I talk in "perfect" grammar, and use proper punctuation, even when texting. The exception is when I am using speech patterns to convey emotion.
I am almost a pacifist.
I believe in the Christian God, but I am not a Christian.
I wear size 9 and a half WW shoes, and my right foot is larger than my left.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on October 24, 2008, 07:49:33 pm
I will be doing IPSC for the first time this Sunday.

Make sure to get pictures, and post 'em!  :)


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Nolo on October 24, 2008, 07:50:23 pm
Not sure how possible that will be, but I'll try.
They're gonna have a carbine match, too.
 ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on October 24, 2008, 07:54:08 pm
Take someone with you, preferably a new shooter.  ;)


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Sammy on October 24, 2008, 10:57:31 pm
 Sammy reporting for duty SIR!!!!  :P Nice site, good to be on board.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: alone on October 25, 2008, 03:05:03 am
Welcome to the new folks, that  have joined since I last welcomed folks.

If you will look at the posts before yours, you will read you missed out on the venison chili and brownies.
You missed out on the "entertainment" as well...
You should have seen grampster...

I mean for a older fella, he moves pretty fast getting to brownies.
How fast you ask?
He outrun ladies one third his age.  Now that folks, is fast!

Don't worry, you new folks are going to get fixed up with some "eats" as well.
Did you see  all them fish cookers as you drove in and parked?

Not fish.
Cornish hens.

We have taken the Cornish hens, rinsed and smeared Cajun seasoning inside and out, and they are all in the fridge marinating.
WE fire up the cookers, and can get about 5 or so in one and we deep fat fry them. When the hen floats, it is done.
It does not take long, and there is no grease.
Scrumptious!

We have ice chests with blankets, so when one batch is done, we put them in a chest to keep hot, and fix another batch.
Eat all you want, just leave room for the side dishes of potato salad, cole slaw, spinach salad with
hot oil bacon dressing, breads of all sorts and desserts!

There is more to responsible firearm ownership than guns.




Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Nexxus6 on October 25, 2008, 03:54:39 am
Hello from Maine. I also found this from another site.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: alone on October 25, 2008, 04:18:22 am
Welcome to WTA !

New members supply the ammo Maine Lobster.

*mmmgoood*

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on October 27, 2008, 11:16:51 pm
Sammy reporting for duty SIR!!!!  :P Nice site, good to be on board.
Welcome aboard, son.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: farnorthdan on October 28, 2008, 11:26:01 am
Hello from the Great White Northland, I'm sure some of you will recognize me from other forums. TFL, THR and a few others. I'm a forum/gun/reloading junkie so I will be adding this one to the list and look forward to futures chats.....Farnorthdan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thumper_6119 on October 28, 2008, 01:20:19 pm
Howdy from Texas.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: PrivateJoker on October 28, 2008, 02:12:06 pm
Well, I figure I've been browsing long enough, it would be rude to not introduce myself.

My real name is Peter, I live in the wonderfully aromatic town of Tacoma, WA.

I got the Private Joker nickname in Boot Camp (I apparently look alot like Matthew Modine with a bald head and BC Glasses).

My greatest interests are Mil-Surp (I'm a cheap Bastard), Minute-Of-Holy-Crap-That's-A-Small-Group rifles, and Cowboy Action Shooting (I'd participate, but I look like an idiot in a cowboy hat).




Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on October 28, 2008, 02:15:38 pm
I used to live in Tacoma.  Love the rain.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Old Grump on October 28, 2008, 02:16:40 pm
Dinosaur here and member of THR and GUNSNET.  Older than most of you and probably better looking but still learning about guns and will steal..........er accept help and advice from anybody.  Veteran but enough about politics.  Just want to say Howdy and glad to be aboard.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: lysander on October 28, 2008, 02:32:19 pm
I've come over from THR...

Hello.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Marlin on October 28, 2008, 02:41:25 pm
Hello all,another transplant from THR,proud to be here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: KAZ on October 28, 2008, 03:40:45 pm
Hello from Texas! I'm glad to be among SHOOTERS!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Contenderman on October 28, 2008, 03:45:22 pm
Hi All,

Saw Oleg's note on this site, seems like a good venue, but the screen colors are a little dark for this old man's eyes. Not a game stopper, but maybe a future upgrade could lighten things up a bit.

Title: Newbie intro
Post by: fiVe on October 28, 2008, 03:54:54 pm
Saw the link at THR.us.

Checking in from West Florida.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SsevenN on October 28, 2008, 04:01:44 pm
Hi guys. I'm more-or-less new to the gun boards. Looking to get back into the "firearms community" rythm again. ;)

Anyway, I love the site, and will be hanging around. ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on October 28, 2008, 04:41:29 pm
Welcome all of you new folks!  We are glad to have you here.

I believe that if you jump over to the technical forum you can get directions on how to reset the colors to work better for you.  My old eyes actually like the softer gray background.  Didn't realize I squinted at the screen until I quit doing it...  ::)

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: laylow on October 28, 2008, 05:23:49 pm
Hey everyone, you may know me as dasmi from various other forums.  Nice to be here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Cliff on October 28, 2008, 06:20:50 pm
Hello Everybody. Saw the tag for WTA over at the HighRoad and came right on over to sign up. Looks like a nice joint y"all got here. Looking forward to contributing and building the place up.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: rickm on October 28, 2008, 08:33:03 pm
Greetings from the SE USA.
I'm always looking for forums of like minded people.
I'm an NRA Life Member, Instructor and Counselor.
Part-time LEO

rickm
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Brian Dale on October 28, 2008, 09:49:54 pm
Howdy, folks, and Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coyotesfan97 on October 28, 2008, 09:55:46 pm
Greetings from Aridzona Territory.  Came over from Ogre Nation. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: lawdogso on October 28, 2008, 09:58:06 pm
Hello from Northern California.  I came over from THR.  Glad to see this up and going.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: james_bond on October 28, 2008, 11:02:42 pm
Hi New guy doing the mandatory intro thing
Poor student working towards Mechanical Engineering degree
small family, from Seattle area, doing school in SE Idaho, but in S. SLC now
Love guns, really love knives, out door stuff, and other things I can't afford.
My current want/lust is for a saiga in 7.62 x 39 then converted to a evil black rifle.

Added: I have the same name on TheHighRroad and Bladefourms, and Scrapyard Fourms




 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on October 28, 2008, 11:33:09 pm
Quote
Love guns, really love knives, out door stuff, and other things I can't afford.

Well, heaven knows you're in a bunch of like minded folks HERE  ;D  Welcome to the board.  Make yourselves at home.

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: laylow on October 28, 2008, 11:34:13 pm
Outdoors stuff, that's what I need more of in my life.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: james_bond on October 28, 2008, 11:53:58 pm
Thanks for the welcomes, I'd say Mr. laylow we could use a little more outdoor time.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: alone on October 29, 2008, 01:55:22 am
Welcome to the new folks -again.

I am the other Mod for General.

Now if you will excuse me, springmom wants me to take out the trash ,walk the dawg, fix that squeaky hinge...

<checks to make sure I  put toilet seat down before heading outside...trips over dawg with trash bag in hand....*whups*>


Does anybody know what gun for cleaning up a mess at the back door  made with  a busted trash bag...







Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on October 29, 2008, 01:56:22 am
Welcome everyone
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Splodge Of Doom on October 29, 2008, 05:30:02 am
Hey there.

Hopped in from THR.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on October 29, 2008, 10:07:17 am
Welcome to the new folks -again.

I am the other Mod for General.

Now if you will excuse me, springmom wants me to take out the trash ,walk the dawg, fix that squeaky hinge...

<checks to make sure I  put toilet seat down before heading outside...trips over dawg with trash bag in hand....*whups*>


Does anybody know what gun for cleaning up a mess at the back door  made with  a busted trash bag...









A shotgun.  Loaded with rock salt.  Pointed at your skinny behind for making a mess.   ;D

God help the forum with us two moderating it..... ;D ;D ;D

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Red Tornado on October 29, 2008, 10:45:49 am
Red Tornado signing on, and saying howdy.

I'm not a refugee, I'm still active on THR.US, RFC, TFL, et. al.  However, when I saw an MHI forum, MadOgre forum, and Springmom as high overlord of the General forum, I kind of had to sign on.  ;D  I hope all goes well here.  I'll be around as much as I can.
RT
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Blackbeard on October 29, 2008, 11:00:23 am
Checking in from THR.org and THR.us.  Same name.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on October 29, 2008, 11:32:55 am
Welcome, y'all.  Glad you are here.

(High QUEEN, that is, btw....)   ;D ;D ;D

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: archerandshooter on October 29, 2008, 11:35:49 am
Quote
Now if you will excuse me, springmom wants me to take out the trash ,walk the dawg, fix that squeaky hinge...

<checks to make sure I  put toilet seat down before heading outside...trips over dawg with trash bag in hand....*whups*>


I see she's got us both trained the same way.  'Course, with you it's all digital.  In our real-world house....   :D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Hud on October 29, 2008, 12:39:03 pm
Hi all.
Registered last night.
I plan on spending a lot of time here.

Regards, Hud
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Brian Dale on October 29, 2008, 12:42:31 pm
Quote from: alone
Does anybody know what gun for cleaning up a mess at the back door  made with  a busted trash bag...

You could call Diane Feinstein and ask her to bring you a "room broom."   

No, really; I'm helping here, honest.  <wink>

{Hey, I see that my spellchecker underlines "Feinstein" in red.  Wow...this software even auto-analyzes politicians? }
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on October 29, 2008, 01:16:12 pm

I see she's got us both trained the same way.  'Course, with you it's all digital.  In our real-world house....   :D

I am the QUEEN!!!!!!!!!

But you may refer to me as SWMBO, dear.

(For those of you who don't know, this smart-alec member of the board is my husband.  ;D)

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Molon labe on October 29, 2008, 05:29:34 pm
Greetings all. Heard of this site on The Ogre's blog and decided to log on and contribute what I can.

Served 5 years, Airborne; most of which were served in an Airborne task force. I'm not exactly a new shooter, but I am relatively young in that regard when compared to most of you. I'm sure that there will be a plethora of knowledge that I can learn here.

I'm an advocate of self reliance and Disaster preperation, as well as shooting in all of her forms. So greetings to you all and thanks for having me. 8)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: alone on October 29, 2008, 06:17:01 pm
Self Policing.

Just a reminder to seasoned folks and information to folks new to gun forums.

A Forum should run itself and the Staff should only have to do the stuff behind the monitor that keeps the site up and running, and running smooth.
i.e. Server and Software matters, moving a thread posted by mistake in the wrong sub-forum...etc.

You folks are what makes up this Community. Communities are civil, polite, neighborly and take care of their own.
Communities parent kids, and Mentor to others within the Community.

Seasoned folks assist the less seasoned and new members moving in-this is called "passing it forward".


springmom and I are friends in the real world, and here in this Community.

You seasoned forum folks mentor the new folks.
You new to forum folks listen to the seasoned ones, while you read, conduct searches, and get matriculated to the Community .

Self policing is first policing ones self.
TTPO (think twice - post once)

Then giving another a gentle nudge with a PM to edit a post, or share how this Community takes care its own, how it does not air out dirty laundry, nor speak ill of another forum.


springmom and I are here if you need us. 
If you posted a thread in the wrong area, let us know and we can move it.
You misspelled a word in the subject  field,and cannot edit, let us know.
You spot a problem, send us, or anyone on Staff a PM ASAP.


Good thing you folks are going to be civil, polite and self police...
springmon has some new "contractor" britches.  You ought to see these things, got pockets, and loops for hammers and what not...

She is packing a 1911, got a hammer hanging in one of them loops...

Ya'll excuse me, it  seems I done been "contracted" to clean out her bird's cage, and put in fresh newspaper...

Proper gun for this is a Kimber 1911 and back up is a hammer...
Not for me, her...

I am using a single shot 20 shotgun to carry these cages outside.
The barrel fits in that carry handle just right...


Clampet Cage Carrier.




(note to self: find out why springmom's husband did not change out newspapers before he went out of town.


-alone
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on October 29, 2008, 09:52:05 pm
You could call Diane Feinstein and ask her to bring you a "room broom."&nbsp; &nbsp;

No, really; I'm helping here, honest.&nbsp; <wink>

{Hey, I see that my spellchecker underlines "Feinstein" in red.&nbsp; Wow...this software even auto-analyzes politicians? }

The software is so smart that if you go to www.diannefeinsteinsucks.com (http://www.diannefeinsteinsucks.com), it'll direct you right back here.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf on October 29, 2008, 11:31:32 pm
Hi all.

I like 'politically incorrect' firearms, large knives, dogs (esp. German Shepherds), living in the woods, and porkchops.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on October 29, 2008, 11:43:27 pm
Steve....what was it you spilled last night going out the front door?  And now I have parakeet feathers and bird seed all over my front entryway.

Where DID I put that hammer, anyhow?????

 ;D ;D ;D

That's ok.  Archerandshooter will be taking care of the birds for almost 2 weeks while I'm out in Llano hunting on our ranch.  Snicker, snicker, snicker.

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Brian Dale on October 30, 2008, 12:04:37 am
OK, I've been wondering for months, Jan: is it pronounced "YAH-no" ?

{I've decided to come out of the closet and admit that I don't mind sounding stupid in public. Yes, everybody else already knew that about me}
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: jdude on October 30, 2008, 01:37:58 am
Hi, all. I am the same Jdude that you know from THR.org and THR.us.
I am here to play in your sandbox, if you don't mind.

-Jdude
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Golden Hound on October 30, 2008, 03:22:22 am
Golden Hound here...over from THR (both of them!) No I see no reason to pick one or the other...I wish they would both be merged together, ultimately. I don't like the fact that those forums are limited ONLY to discussion about firearms, so here I am. No, I am not abandoning THR, just coming here too, so I can have a place to talk about anything I want to, whether it's related to guns or not.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Brian Dale on October 30, 2008, 03:24:22 am
Heydude, jdude, and howdy, hound!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on October 30, 2008, 11:27:44 am
OK, I've been wondering for months, Jan: is it pronounced "YAH-no" ?

{I've decided to come out of the closet and admit that I don't mind sounding stupid in public. Yes, everybody else already knew that about me}

Nope.  It's not a shortened version of "Llano Estacado".  It actually is a shortened version of the Chanas (Sanas, Zana) name for the river.  From an article by Jerry Drake, King of the Texas Hills:  The Elusive Chanas of the Llano Uplift,  http://www.texfiles.com/texashistory/chanas_history.htm, (http://www.texfiles.com/texashistory/chanas_history.htm,) we learn that:

Quote
    It is quite likely that the Llano River really did get its name from the Chanas people. The word llano, in Spanish, has a very specific meaning: plain. Anyone who has ever driven through the Riley Mountains, in the heart of the Llano Uplift, can tell you that the Llano River certainly does not flow through a plain! Some historians disagree that the Llano River was named for the Chanas, as it has often been assumed that these people tended to inhabit an area further south and east than the Llano country. However, the Chanas appear to have been a wandering people, roaming across the hills and arroyos of Central and South Central Texas, following the diminishing herds of bison. As well, population pressures from the invasion of the larger Lipan-Apache and Comanche tribes in the Llano Uplift more than likely pushed the Chanas people permanently out of the region by the early to middle 1700's.


    It was sometime shortly after the year 1716 that the Llano River first became known as the Río de los Chanes. In 1756, when Bernardo de Miranda y Flores entered the Hill Country in search of the fabled Los Almagres Mine (later known in legend as the San Saba Mine) he referred to this river as the Río de los Chanas. By 1789 it was known as the Yanes, then in 1796 as the Llanes, and finally by 1808 it had received the name Llanos. However, the region was traveled infrequently and some explorers were referring to it as the Río de los Llanos as early as 1772 and as the Río de los Chanas as late as 1796. It is important to remember that the word llano, in Spanish, is pronounced "ya-no". With this in mind it is easier to understand how the river, and the modern city and county, all received their name.



It is also the only place in the world where llanite can be found: a brown granite with sky-blue crystals and rust-pink feldspar.  (See Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llano,_Texas#History (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llano,_Texas#History))  Our ranch would be a geology class' dream.  An amazing variation in rock is all over the place, including interesting outcroppings around the area. 

Aren't you sorry you asked?  :D :D :D

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Brian Dale on October 30, 2008, 11:44:20 am
Quote from: springmom
Aren't you sorry you asked?   :D  :D  :D

Not me; I'm a language geek. Thanks, Jan.   :)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: WSM Magnum on October 30, 2008, 12:37:05 pm
Hi everyone!
                 You may know me from The High Road and The Firing line. I just signed up here. I was browsing around some before I did, and this forum looks very interesting. So, see you around gunnies.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Elza on October 30, 2008, 01:17:07 pm
Saw the post on THR.US and came over to check it out. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on October 30, 2008, 01:24:32 pm
Glad you guys are here!  Welcome!

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: gaijin on October 30, 2008, 08:19:31 pm
Does anybody know what gun for cleaning up a mess at the back door  made with  a busted trash bag...

Scatter gun?

 ;D

Might as well introduce myself - name's Ray, living here in the 49th state.  Not a big poster, but will try to be a useful member of this community.  Thanks to those who put in the grunt work of running things for making a place for the likes of me.

R.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: kt on October 30, 2008, 10:42:47 pm
Hi guys. I heard about this forum from a guy I dated for a while, so I thought I'd drop in and try to learn something about firearms. My knowledge is limited to the couple small handguns I inherited from my mom when she passed away some years ago, plus the little Browning .25 I've had for years. Not too many places where a 47 year old female can feel comfy going to, alone. The couple boyfriends I've had since my divorce, were not really into shooting.

Looking forward to learning from ya!

kate.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Brian Dale on October 30, 2008, 10:54:51 pm
Ray, you put a bad pun in your first post? We'll get along just fine.  ;D

Welcome, kate!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on October 31, 2008, 12:27:43 am
Welcome home Kate and everyone else aswell. We hope you enjoy your time here and learn and add a lot.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Stevie-Ray on October 31, 2008, 02:21:08 am
Hello there. Good to be on yet another RKBA board.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MarkStar on October 31, 2008, 02:59:08 am
Howdy all...
Title: Hello
Post by: Black Knight on November 01, 2008, 07:37:12 pm
I just joined the group. Some have seen my posts on other forums. I just hope that I can be as helpful to others as others have been to me.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: BruceRDucer on November 01, 2008, 08:54:13 pm


          ;DHi and welcome  Black Knight:

   I'm sure you will help me.  After all,  I need more help  than anybody.  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: springmom on November 01, 2008, 09:21:51 pm
Glad you're here.  Welcome!

Jan
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: StevenTing on November 01, 2008, 09:28:06 pm
I just joined the group. Some have seen my posts on other forums. I just hope that I can be as helpful to others as others have been to me.

No need to be helpful.  I tend to read more than I post.  But, like everyone else, we like to hear and understand everyone's opinion.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: qwert65 on November 02, 2008, 08:40:15 pm
Hey I'm also from THR just checking in
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: oneshooter on November 02, 2008, 10:16:54 pm
  New to this site, some of you may know me from THR.

 Oneshooter
 Livin in Texas
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 02, 2008, 11:03:16 pm
greets assembled multitude.  I just bounced over from The High Road.  Glad to meet y'all.  They say people tend to resemble their pets - dunno' if that's true but I got a couple of dogs nicknamed Jumpy and Grumpy.  ( grin )
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: TattooedScumbag on November 03, 2008, 04:14:46 am
Im Cory-33 from Longview,tx. Im on THR but dont post much but I may here because I like it better
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Conagher on November 03, 2008, 01:50:04 pm
I was told to drop by this forum by a friend of mine.

I like to archery hunt, rifle hunt, shoot guns, and sometimes go fishing. 

I have a muzzleloader buck tag coming up on Nov 22nd so I hope I can fill that tag with a nice whitetail buck.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on November 03, 2008, 08:52:26 pm
Another Archer and Muzzy?  Excellent!   
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Conagher on November 04, 2008, 12:35:58 pm
I shot my first Antelope buck this year (had to wait 11 yrs for the tag) at 250 yds out with my Rem 700 .308 VSF. I had to shoot downhill into this canyon as the buck stopped quartered away from me. I sent a Hornady 168gr match BTHP his way and had it go thru his right lung and heart. The buck turned a 180 and ran around the knob he was standing on, but when my best friend and I went down to see where he was, he was laying dead not 10 yds from where I shot him.

It was a great day to be able to fill that tag!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JONNYROCKO on November 04, 2008, 08:02:47 pm
it me jon, yep  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Dwight55 on November 04, 2008, 08:05:04 pm
Howdy all, . . .

Lurked around a couple of days, . . . couldn't stand it, . . . registered.

Looks like an all right place, . . . recognized one name first time here from another forum, . . . looking forward to sharing.

May God bless,
Dwight
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mikey the barbarian on November 05, 2008, 03:09:53 pm
Howdy, folks.  My name is Mike, and I am indeed a barbarian.  I have two ex-wives who will attest to that.  Glad to see the forum, looks to be a good one.  God bless every one of ya.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Brian Dale on November 05, 2008, 03:40:21 pm
Hi, Mikey, and welcome.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: stjeanp on November 05, 2008, 07:58:45 pm
Howdy from North Texas!

I'll update the profile in a few.  Found this place from THR.us

I'm kind of a jack of all trades I guess.  I'm in IT, running UNIX/eCommerce sites.  Also in to shooting, astronomy, motorcycles, brewing beer and mead, and probably a lot more I'm forgetting...

Pat
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on November 06, 2008, 01:19:20 am
Been a few days since I popped in here SOOOOO, welcome to all the new folks. We're glad to have you aboard.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Shung on November 06, 2008, 11:28:20 am
I came here from THR.us !

Swiss gun collector and shooter, I am always interested to see how gun matters are discussed in the USA. So here I am-
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: gp911 on November 06, 2008, 08:42:30 pm
Came from thr.us too... Always nice to see another RKBA board!

-gp'n00b'11
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Lawyer Daggett on November 06, 2008, 11:57:34 pm
Another from the High Road.us...always need another RKBA board.

I'm 41, live in Lubbock, TX, am a frustrated chef, shooter, hunter (when I find some time and place), football fan, dogmatic conserva-libertarian, reloader, criminal defense lawyer, instructor, blah blah blah

Enjoy the board its great to be here
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on November 07, 2008, 12:12:46 am
We are glad you found your way here.  Welcome.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: akodo on November 07, 2008, 01:44:57 am
Stopping over after seeing the link on one of the two THRs the other day.  I meant to come over sooner, but I already spend too much time on yahoo!answers hunting catagory (because a gun catagory would be too un-PC) plus THR
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: rjohnson4405 on November 07, 2008, 12:55:51 pm
Hi everyone, I'm a THR.us refugee as well, however, I admit I still search their site for technical help until this one builds that kind of database. I guess I should post those questions here to start the knowledge base building though huh?

Anyway, I'm a 21 year old college student in Dayton, Ohio area who enjoys shooting and hunting (bow, shotgun, and muzzle loader).

I'm a huge Sig/Mossberg/Diamond fan (My first and only bow is a Diamond Black Ice)

Good to be here and thanks FBMG/Mad Ogre for doing this for us!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: texastony on November 07, 2008, 01:26:46 pm
Hey guys. new to site. I too am a THR.us member. I'm 33, married, hunter, fisherman, firearm enthusiast.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Will on November 07, 2008, 01:31:50 pm
As Obama says, "It's time for a change ..." (Not that I'm an Obama fan, quite the contrary, actually.)  So here I am.  At any rate, I'm known as "Old Dog" on THR, 1911 Forum and a couple others ... so, I'm changing usernames as well.  Retired military, currently working in law enforcement, 1911 aficianado, big fan of big dogs, big cigars, big trucks and big glasses of malt beverages ...
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: alone on November 07, 2008, 02:23:07 pm
Welcome New Folks!

Did any of you new folks happen to bring any Dr. Pepper?
Chocolate Chip Cookies?
Frito's & Bean Dip?

<stomach munchy grumbles>

Just wondering is all...
I mean this might be a gun forum and all, it don't mean you cannot talk of food, eats, munchies and "hankerings for".

-alone
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on November 07, 2008, 06:55:58 pm
I wouldn't say were just a gun forum but also a place to talk about other stuff and to just express you ideas and the occassional rant.

welcome.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: grampster on November 08, 2008, 12:38:11 pm
Keep yer mitts of'n them chocolate chip cookies, alone.  Lynn made them up just for me. :biggun
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: igpoobah on November 08, 2008, 01:38:49 pm
Stopping by from THR.US

Hi!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Buckeye Redneck on November 08, 2008, 08:01:51 pm
Hey y'all, new guy here.  Been lurking for a while, and looks like I've fallen in with good people. Glad to be aboard!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: jdoc on November 09, 2008, 04:56:34 pm
all right why not.....

 New guy hailing from Michigan... seen the intro thread and figured why not stop bye and say hi all.... I have been one thr.org and .us and on aps for some time I do more lurking than posting. Always interested in learning new things and contributing when I can so I'll be seeing yall around.
                                                               
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Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: alone on November 09, 2008, 05:36:13 pm
Welcome New Folks!

You get "applaud" Karma points if you brought cookies, or choose to distract and impede grampster so I can run and get them cookies Lynn made.

Double applause if you brought cookies and distract and impede grampster.

-alone









Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Brian Dale on November 09, 2008, 06:03:51 pm
{* while alone states his intentions ("give 'em what they expect to see"), Valkman and I start making our way sloooowly and quietly around toward the cookies -----> shhhhh... *}
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Hawkman on November 09, 2008, 10:00:29 pm
Jus' plain ole Hawkman from the other boards.  Nice place ya got here! ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on November 10, 2008, 12:43:27 am
Welcome everyone. Good to have you here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Intune on November 10, 2008, 10:01:53 am
I'm slow, I'm here and I'm looking forward to it.   :D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: TENmm on November 10, 2008, 10:10:04 am
THANK YOU FOR MAKING ANOTHER GREAT SITE

New to W.T.A.  and hope we band of brothers will act as brothers among ourselves (and not become like what i have seen online in the recent past in other sites).

Anyone is welcome to add me, i will give out my email only to those who want it.

Let freedom ring![/color]

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SOPMOD on November 10, 2008, 12:33:56 pm
Read about the new forum and quickly registered,so howdy everyone!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Larry Ashcraft on November 12, 2008, 10:19:24 pm
Well, I guess I'm a newbie.

So hello, folks.  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Brian Dale on November 12, 2008, 10:49:06 pm
Hi, guys, and Welcome.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FireMoth on November 12, 2008, 10:50:40 pm
I just got drafted into service by the Ogre...

I'm not on any of his other boards, though anyone from H23 might recognize me, or from Long Range International, where Ogre met me.

Everyone make sure to ask George about his patented Wyoming Mule Deer Doe Call
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: VMJade on November 13, 2008, 10:32:05 am
FNG here, saw the link on madogre.com, though I'd wander over and say Hi. 

Texas expat currently living in PA, grew up shooting handguns and carbines, spent the last couple of years getting into C&R guns (Mosins and Enfields, mostly), Military-style weapons (AKs and ARs) and shotties.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on November 13, 2008, 11:52:40 pm
Welcome Newbies O0
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Paul on November 14, 2008, 11:05:06 am
Newbie from North Carolina saying HI!
I'm a North Caroloina CCW instructor, plus NRA Pistol, Rifle ,shotgun,and Florida CCW. Just moved here recently from Florida and I am also a former Texas Peace Officer. My favorite carry is a Kimber Pro Carry II or any one of my 5 Colr 1911's. I like many of you look forward to 2012, when we can take back the Government. Be well and Be safe.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Swarthytart on November 14, 2008, 11:51:16 am
Hi, all.  Ishpeck introduced me to the forum.  Looks good.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on November 14, 2008, 11:55:24 am
Welcome Swarthytart!  Enjoy!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on November 14, 2008, 06:16:09 pm
Welcome, all!  Great to see so many new folks.  Dwight, I'm glad you showed up!

{and as she nonchalantly greets the newcomers, Jan's Irish Terriers, Pippin and Dempsey, decide to eschew stealth, bowl over alone, Grampster, Valkman, et al, and grab the cookies and make for the back yard barking and chewing simultaneously}  ;D

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: grampster on November 15, 2008, 04:59:23 pm
Hee hee hee.  Those doggies missed the cookies I had in my pocket.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on November 15, 2008, 05:29:22 pm
Hee hee hee.  Those doggies missed the cookies I had in my pocket.   ;D ;D

Better double check your pockets then.  Those doggies raid my purse regularly for anything edible in there.  Your pockets were either eight feet off the floor or the cookies are long gone  >:D

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: KINGMAX on November 15, 2008, 09:50:49 pm
Hello and greeting to all.  I have just joined this fourm, and this is my first post here. ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: grampster on November 16, 2008, 12:41:59 pm
Sempiternal are the surreptitious machinations of the Grampster when cookies, especially chocolate chip cookies, are involved.  Beware little doggies.  Thou has met thy match.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Brian Dale on November 16, 2008, 01:52:57 pm
Howdy, new folks. Don't worry; I've made another batch of cookies while grampster was keeping the dogs distracted. Help yourselves, hey? Valkman's got a fresh pot of coffee up.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Muggins on November 16, 2008, 04:29:35 pm
*sniff*, *sniff* ..... Mmmmmm, fresh coffee!  Gotta get the caffeine fix!  :)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ArfinGreebly on November 16, 2008, 05:33:12 pm
Well, heck.

How did I miss this thread?

Howdy all.  I'm Garry, or ArfinGreebly pretty much everywhere that I'm a member.  Some of you will know me from THR.

In another life, I did a term in the USAF.  In yet another life, I did some volunteer work, mostly overseas, for about ten years.

I've only been shooting for about four years, which is a little like saying I've only been a heroin addict for four years.  The difference is you can get good at shooting.  And I will.  Just give it some time.

Like Larry, above, I guess I'm the new guy here.

I see the place is in good hands.

People I trust.

I'm glad of that.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Brian Dale on November 16, 2008, 06:34:28 pm
Howdy, Garry. Glad that you're here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on November 17, 2008, 09:41:53 am
Welcome, Kingmax and Garry!  Glad you found us!

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Squire on November 17, 2008, 01:06:11 pm
Hello, all!

Finally decided to register for the board; found it because I read Larry's blog. And read his book... multiple times. (please do NOT remind me that the sequel won't be out for a while... my dentist hates it when I grind my teeth).

Anyway... about me. Owned guns since I turned 21 and the great state of NJ graciously allowed me to do so. Mostly pistols and rifles. One token shotgun for deer season. I'm an NRA RSO and an Instructor with Project Appleseed. Most of the time I hang out on either www. appleseedinfo.org or www. northeastshooters.com.

Other hobbies include riding my Beemer ('86 R80RT) and FreeMasonry. Been a Mason for just over 20 years now, and I'm slowly getting some of my Lodge Brothers into shooting. (and if you're up in MA this weekend, drop by our Lodge's Turkey Shoot! http://www.mastermason.com/franklinlodge/turkeyshoot08.htm (http://www.mastermason.com/franklinlodge/turkeyshoot08.htm)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on November 17, 2008, 01:48:40 pm
Welcome to all the newcomers! <as he throws some more meat on the grill>

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3038/2695884310_7e4712d787.jpg)


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: grampster on November 17, 2008, 03:07:11 pm
T

Tempting us with that picture deserves a smite!  But I'm too busy wiping the drool off my chin to get to the smiteboard.   :neener
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: alone on November 17, 2008, 11:29:49 pm
Welcome New Folks!



Excuse me, I gotta go back to Thernlund's picture of meat on the grill.

I ought to make that picture a sticky...wait...Thernlund is moderator, he can sticky the darn tempting thing himself.
*duh*

Maybe he needs to start a thread of cooking on a grill, and with pictures?

*yeah that would work*


Welcome again, new folks  and remember you are gonna get stuff at WTA, you will not get at a PETA meeting.

*tacky huh*






Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ksuguy on November 18, 2008, 01:14:18 am
Hello everyone!   Been reading George's blog for years, so I thought I'd check out the new forum.    I recognize quite a few names around here from various other forums.  Seems like a nice place so far.   
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: syko4liberty on November 19, 2008, 06:49:50 pm
Hello all new guy here....nice to meet you all.

Keep the Faith
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Muggins on November 19, 2008, 06:59:08 pm
A big welcome to all the new folks!  Glad to have you here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gatling on November 20, 2008, 10:27:56 am
Just thought I would say hello and that this looks like a good forum. ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Rudy Kohn on November 21, 2008, 11:36:50 am
Hello, I'm a member with the same name at THR and APS.  Lurked for a while, then felt like joining.
So, uh... "hi, everybody."  Nice to meet all of you.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on November 21, 2008, 05:48:50 pm
It IS a good forum!!!  We are glad you are here.  Pull up a thread and stay awhile  ;D

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Stratcat79 on November 25, 2008, 08:47:54 pm
Guess ill join the party too.  Im a recent army vet, now back to living in the great republic of texas.  Im a native texan, however, contrary to pop knowledge, i am neither a steer or queer.  I grew up in a small town that will remain nameless, but suffice it to say its a town where the men are men and the sheep are scared to death.  Im now living in dallas, working personal security for someone im sure you would all know if i was into name dropping.  Looking forward to getting involved around here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Zona Rat on November 25, 2008, 09:21:10 pm
Hey all,

Greetings from Arizona.  I stumbled across this forum looking for a place to talk firearms, politics, the outdoors, etc, without having to fight off hordes of tinfoil wearers, blatant racists, and over the top survivalists.  Looks like I found my place!  Oh yeah, I'm also a semi-recent vet and active shooter.  And I love Funk.  O0

C-ya around...
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on November 25, 2008, 10:35:02 pm
Welcome!  Not that we aren't just as weird in our own lovable way  :neener

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on November 25, 2008, 10:39:42 pm
Hey all,

Greetings from Arizona.  I stumbled across this forum looking for a place to talk firearms, politics, the outdoors, etc, without having to fight off hordes of tinfoil wearers, blatant racists, and over the top survivalists.  Looks like I found my place!  Oh yeah, I'm also a semi-recent vet and active shooter.  And I love Funk.  O0

C-ya around...

Hi Rat!  Hope you stay around awhile!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on December 01, 2008, 06:42:08 pm
I'll join the welcoming comittee! Glad to have you all here. The more the merrier.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Tim on December 03, 2008, 12:12:55 pm
OK, one more. Late coming over, been real busy the last couple of months.

Ex-Army, now an AF crackfinder, in Ohio.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on December 03, 2008, 01:54:35 pm
OK, one more. Late coming over, been real busy the last couple of months.

Ex-Army, now an AF crackfinder, in Ohio.

Welcome to WTA!  Glad you're here.

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: pinetree89 on December 04, 2008, 02:47:11 pm
Hey guys just checking here!  Looks like a great forum. 

Have been a fan of FBMG for the past 9-10 months and have read Georges blog for years.

Glad to be on board!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Muggins on December 04, 2008, 02:57:50 pm
Happy to have you here.

Welcome.  Kick your shoes off and make yourself comfy.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: NPlant on December 10, 2008, 09:00:40 pm
Checking in here also.  Nice board.  I registered right away, but haven't posted until now.  I hope that this forum is as civil as THR.

Cheers!
-Nathan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on December 10, 2008, 11:16:20 pm
Welcome Nathan.  We all like to be as civil as possible.

:)


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on December 10, 2008, 11:18:11 pm
Welcome Nathan.  We all like to be as civil as possible.

:)


-T.

And we're very good at allowing thread drift, politics, and generally pretty much anything at all on the boards.  A great place to be!  Glad you found us.

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: gallbrick on December 14, 2008, 08:44:37 pm

    So I've been around for a little while now, just never bothered doing the intro thing.  I've been a fan of the ogre & MHI for several years now.  I'm a Michigander, Merchant Marine, Pro Gun, world traveler, hunter, sport shooter, 2nd amendment supporter, constitution believing, beer drinking, whiskey sipping, all around general good guy.  If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on December 15, 2008, 03:23:52 am
Welcome! I'm a (soon to be) world traveling, pro gun, sport shooting, 2a supporting, constitution believing, beer swilling, decent guy. Pretty much the only thing we don't have in common is Michigan, Merchant Marines, hunting (yet) and whiskey. Glad to have you around. Enjoy the place.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Doug Wojtowicz on December 19, 2008, 03:11:12 pm
Checking in here also.  Nice board.  I registered right away, but haven't posted until now.  I hope that this forum is as civil as THR.

Cheers!
-Nathan

Moreso.  I haven't seen anyone as idiotic and trollish as Defensory here at all!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: secretbard on December 19, 2008, 09:27:23 pm
Hello everyone.  Beamish recommended I visit and lurk on this site and from what I see, I am very impressed with the reloading thread and others here.  I hope to stick around and contribute where and when I can.  My firearms and reloading is somewhat an intense hobby of mine.  There is nothing, sans women and fly fishing that I enjoy more.   :D

Oh, and where it asked me if I was human in the registration process, I have to admit to choosing "not sure" the first time around.   >:D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on December 19, 2008, 11:28:30 pm
Come on in brother.  Any friend of Beamish's is a friend of Beamish's.  :neener

Juuuust kiddingggg.  ;D 

Good to see you!  Hope you stay.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Beamish on December 20, 2008, 12:13:05 am
So glad we have that smite button...  :neener

Nice to see you here Bard.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Morgan Buchanan on December 21, 2008, 05:29:49 pm
Newbie here, was pointed to this site by my buddy Fiaca.  Long time shooter, was away from it for years.  Had a ND CHL, let that lapse, got my TX CHL again recently.  Used to have an FFL, let that go years ago.  I'm into medieval history, motorcycles, physical activities, and shooting.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Brian Dale on December 21, 2008, 07:44:02 pm
Welcome, secretbard.  :)

ETA: and Morgan. :)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on December 24, 2008, 12:32:39 pm
Welcome, everyone and Merry Christmas.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: K.W. on December 25, 2008, 07:10:05 pm
  Hello.
  I am shooter and reloader from Finland using very bad language.
 
  Kauko.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on December 25, 2008, 11:37:12 pm
Welcome K.W.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: K.W. on December 26, 2008, 06:08:34 am
Thank You Gundocktor. Will also to tell; I am already 70 years and have 2 revolvers, 2 T/C-frames (Contender and G2) with 4 barrells and 7 rifles. Also gomb gun 12/70-.222Rem.

 Kauko.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Hunter on December 29, 2008, 02:31:04 pm
Hey,
Just wanted to stop in and introduce myself.  My name is Hunter and I'm addicted to guns (especially the evil ones).  Was clicking around and found this site and thought I'd give it a shot. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on December 29, 2008, 02:37:08 pm
Welcome Hunter.  Hope you hang around!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Sgtmax2001 on January 03, 2009, 04:51:37 pm
Hello I am new to the website. I am an LEO Offcier, I have spent 8 years in the Navy. Master At Arms. Never did see a ship however. Did see time over seas...lol. I like this website so far due to the fact that it is people like me that think our nation is getting weak in the knees when it comes to standing up for our rights and protection. Right on and I iwll be seeing you around the board.

sgtmax
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on January 03, 2009, 07:10:56 pm
Glad you found us, sgtmax, and welcome to WTA!

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Brian Dale on January 04, 2009, 02:18:56 am
Welcome, K.W., Hunter and Sgtmax2001! Three's some chocolate, some black coffeee and some Red Seal Ale over on the table. Did you bring any chips?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on January 04, 2009, 05:46:23 pm
Welcome newbies. We're glad to have you. Make sure to tell your friends about this place.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: raven397 on January 05, 2009, 12:19:50 am
Hi all,
  I had no contact with guns growing up as a city kid in Cincinnati, but my first wife was a farm girl from Michigan, and I got introduced to rabbit hunting by her dad and brothers.  then we moved to Alaska in 1978, and all  the guys in the office wanted to know what kind of weapons I was going to carry while fishing, to defend against bears. I  soon became a gun nut and outdoorsman, all the time I lived in Alaska and then after I moved back to Cincy in  2004.  I love my Glock 23, and my AK-74.  I have slowed down a lot, but I  still do a lot of  camping and day hiking.
   I see our 2A rights under severe threat by the Obamassiah, and I think we have to really stick together.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: HeadlandRam on January 05, 2009, 09:44:19 pm
Hey Everyone!

Another "Refugee" from TheHighRoad here.

Here is a little about me:

Im 16

I live in Headland,Alabama

I play football (#78 Center) and in the Navy Rotc at my high school(P03 for now but gunning for cpo at the end of the year)

I have a modest collection which I will post this weekend

and I love having fun!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: springmom on January 05, 2009, 11:02:22 pm
Welcome, all you new folk.  We are glad you are here!  Tell your friends and invite 'em to join us.

Jan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on January 06, 2009, 01:17:47 am
I was away for the holidays, only checking in now and then.  But I'm back now.  So belated WELCOME to all those that found our little piece of the Internet.  Hope you enjoy!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on January 06, 2009, 01:51:32 am
I missed some new members, too. So, glad you're all here!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: payne87bronco on January 06, 2009, 09:56:43 am
just thought i would introduce my self
  first and foremost i am the worlds worst speller so dont be cought off guard when doesnt make scence.
  i am a avid hunter in the woods from sept to sept
  have a small collection 15 guns, but is grows evey chance i get
  they range from a 22lr hand gun to a .50 rifle mostly antiques
 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: 1911Gal on January 06, 2009, 11:55:37 am
I am 1911Gal and while I am new here, I am not new to the sport.  I have my CCW and I live in Utah.  MarshallDodge is my husband.   O0  P.S. This is not a picture of me, I just like this smiley! 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on January 06, 2009, 01:42:00 pm
Heh.  I was about to throw a virtual high-five to Marshall.

Welcome!  Be sure to check out the Ladies Area.

Welcome to you too Payne.  Spel chekars R yur frend.  ;)


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on January 06, 2009, 02:31:10 pm
Glad to have you folks. Payne, firefox is your friend. It has a built in spell checker that automatically puts that red squiggly line under misspelled words. Right click and it tells you how to spell it correctly. And free to download here.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/)

Sorry, but spelling on the internet is one of my pet peeves. Here's my rant from a month or so ago.
https://wethearmed.com/index.php/topic,1236.0.html (https://wethearmed.com/index.php/topic,1236.0.html)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: D4N on January 06, 2009, 06:36:51 pm
Being registered here for more then  a month, and have not introduced myself.
Sorry for such incivility.
My name's Dan. I'm from Czech Republic (a small former comblock country where beer is cheap and guns expensive) .
I'm interested into guns since I was a small kid.
I got my firearms licence after I finished the college.
Having a job, wife and son, I cannot spend as much time at the range as I would like to (that's statement of fact, not nagging).
I'm glad that local laws allow me to attend my hobby legally. Otherwise... ;)
Yeah, I'm gun nut, and it won't get better.   :biggun
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Sea Dog on January 06, 2009, 10:01:40 pm
Welcome aboard, Dan. We look forward to your perspective on the various topics in the forum.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on January 07, 2009, 01:25:58 am
I saw your post in response to mine about international gun laws.  Good stuff.

Welcome Dan.  Glad you found us.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: payne87bronco on January 09, 2009, 07:48:21 pm
George i will try this
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: xringmick on January 09, 2009, 08:48:24 pm
Hey.

Just some idiot who likes AI rifles that also posts on H23 and LRI.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Beamish on January 09, 2009, 09:59:08 pm
Hey.

Just some idiot who likes AI rifles that also posts on H23 and LRI.
Welcome to this version of the interweb gun forums Mick.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on January 11, 2009, 11:22:03 pm
Welcome folks. Hope you enjoy yourselves and post often.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: pstan13 on January 13, 2009, 08:17:53 pm
Hello from Wyoming. 

I belong to several other forums, and found a link to this site on one of those.  It is always interesting to hear stories and advice from others.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Muggins on January 13, 2009, 08:29:16 pm
Hey there pstan13.  Welcome aboard.

Hope you enjoy it here and decide to stick around and contribute.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ridata on January 13, 2009, 09:54:29 pm
Hi pstan13, welcome from a bit south of your border.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on January 14, 2009, 03:45:35 am
My roommate is moving to Cheyenne in a few weeks. He's really lookin forward to it. As for me, the only thing I saw driving through Wyoming was cows and the fences that keep them there. :neener

Anyway, looked like good shootin country out there. Glad to have ya!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Sea Dog on January 14, 2009, 12:42:33 pm
Welcome pstan. We look forward to your input. Feel free to participate.

Outbreak: My buddy lives in Cheyenne. He sends me the weather reports -- cold and windy is mild description.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Samurai Todd on January 17, 2009, 12:05:52 am
howdy,
Finally got around to registering so I can participate in the forms while I should be working.
I'm a 37 year old student, due to one to many layoffs, but I'm now able to work as an engineer and will be one soon.
I'm married with four kids and a wonderful wife; we've been together 10 years.
I own two 45 acp, one 9mm, two 380, and of course two 22lr pistols.  Two shotguns, one 270 win, two SKS's and the required three 22lr rifles.
Not overly impressing given this crowd but my family feels I could invade and occupy a small island or two.
I just can't wait to teach my boys how to shoot.
Look forward to being a part of the discussions.
  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on January 17, 2009, 08:58:32 am
Glad to have you!  You got more guns than me so don't feel bad.
Title: Hello from Sunny South Florida
Post by: xlh883 on January 19, 2009, 05:10:09 pm
Hello folks, Im Larry. Great to be here. I've been lurking for a while but I finally decided to show myself now and start posting as well as learning from this forum.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on January 19, 2009, 05:52:02 pm
Welcome, Larry! Glad you decided to get active.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JD Hart on January 20, 2009, 05:56:07 pm
Hello All, JD Hart here. I've been talkin with the Ogre for a while, and decided to come and check out his new digs here at WTA. I love to shoot. I have a mod 70 Winchester in 30'06, and and AR in 6.5 Grendel. Have had a lot of offers for the AR, and am getting kinda tired of it. The cartridge that has caught my attention lately is the 6.5 284, and the 7MM Mag.

My passion is archery, and that is where I'll be hanging out most of my time here. If your a pointy stick flinger, or want to start your archery obsession, come on over to the archery thread and chat it up.

I've worked and written for one of the largest hunting organizations in the US for most of the last decade, and have been blessed to try alot of guns and bows over that time. If your lookin to get it, I've probably shot it and have an opinion. Feel free to ask.

In that theme, I do not think I have ever read a piece by George that I do not agree with. In the outdoor media arena, there is a lot of pressure to minimize the negatives, so to speak. But I've never gotten that feeling from one of the ogre's writings. If he is telling it, you can pretty much bank on it gun wise. Period.

You won't find that in very many outdoor writers.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on January 20, 2009, 07:03:21 pm
Welcome JD!  We're a young board but we're growing.  I look forward to your contributions and am glad you to have aboard!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Obeone on January 22, 2009, 08:06:30 pm
Hello from behind the lines in the PRK. 
A little about myself.  geting out of the Navy after 10 years.  Looking for a job in Security.
Life member of the NRA and part of the SD Member Councel.
I like just about anything that goes bang. I am left handed, so i have never been realy big into bolt guns.  I like 1911s and mil type weapons.  Makes it interesting here in the PRK.

Obe One
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ridata on January 22, 2009, 08:30:10 pm
Welcome Obeone, and thank you for your service!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Muggins on January 22, 2009, 08:57:12 pm
Hey there Obeone, great to have you aboard.

Hope you stick around and participate.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on January 23, 2009, 01:44:30 am
Glad to see more joining the group. Welcome.  :clap
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on January 23, 2009, 04:28:22 am
Plenty of things that go bang here. Glad to have ya.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: troyw64 on January 24, 2009, 02:22:09 pm
Hello, found this site at Utah Conceal Carry announcing a STI 1911 group buy at FBMG. too bad I just got one and I love it.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ridata on January 24, 2009, 02:28:40 pm
troyw64: Welcome to WTA!

Oh, another STI can never hurt. ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: troyw64 on January 24, 2009, 04:07:30 pm
it would if my wife found out about it ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on January 26, 2009, 05:37:22 pm
Troyw64, welcome. It's good to have a fellow UCC member over here.
Welcome and hope to hear from you often.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Topkick on January 27, 2009, 03:01:42 pm
Hi ya'll, thanks for allowing me to join you, I'm sure I'll enjoy it.  GOD-home-country, all the same.  GOD bless America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: george29 on January 27, 2009, 03:02:17 pm
george29 here from THR.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SuperNaut on January 27, 2009, 03:04:33 pm
Welcome george29!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Matador on January 27, 2009, 03:06:51 pm
This site looks interesting I guess I will hang around as long as they let me.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SuperNaut on January 27, 2009, 03:09:18 pm
Welcome Matador! 

Guys/Gals, now is a great time to join WTA since we are in build-mode.  Make sure you let us know what is cool and what ain't.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Muggins on January 27, 2009, 04:05:54 pm
Hey there Topkick, George and Matador.

Good to have you people on board.  Hope you stick around and participate.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on January 27, 2009, 06:25:07 pm
Wow, lots of folks joined up since I last looked at this. And that's only like 2 days! Welcome everyone!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: drboomboom on January 27, 2009, 08:59:28 pm
Hi from Tennessee, where it's raining and cold today.

I recognize some of you from other boards. Good to be here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Muggins on January 27, 2009, 09:30:13 pm
Hey there Drboomboom.

Don't mean to rub it in, but its beautiful weather here at the moment, sunny and warm with a light breeze ....... and I'm stuck in front of a computer!!   :cuss

Anyway, welcome aboard, pull up a chair and feel free to take part.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ridata on January 27, 2009, 10:14:06 pm
Hi from Tennessee, where it's raining and cold today.

I recognize some of you from other boards. Good to be here.

Welcome!

12* and snowing here. ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on January 28, 2009, 12:11:13 am
Hi from Tennessee, where it's raining and cold today.

I recognize some of you from other boards. Good to be here.

I'm in Arkansas. I feel your pain. Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Rigger on January 28, 2009, 09:41:11 am
 :)  Howdy, Rigger here.  Greetings from beautiful downtown Richburg, SC; population 311.  Just an OFG looking for good company and conversation.  (OFG=old fat guy).  I'm a new C&R collector, specializing in Mosins.  Harry Truman was President when I was born, and boy have things changed since then! >:(  Between work, shooting, pickin' and grinnin' and enjoying life w/Mrs Rigger & also new grand daughter, don't have time for much else.  Hope to be around for awhile. :)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SuperNaut on January 28, 2009, 11:02:21 am
Welcome Rigger!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on January 28, 2009, 12:17:46 pm
Welcome! We have a Mosin thread going around here somewhere. I'd love to see some of your collection. I wouldn't say I'm a Mosin collector, but its the only kind of rifle I have multiples of and still want more.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on January 28, 2009, 05:16:49 pm
Welcome to the board everybody!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Glenn Bartley on January 28, 2009, 09:58:40 pm
Hello.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on January 28, 2009, 10:11:49 pm
Hi, Glenn.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ridata on January 28, 2009, 10:39:19 pm
Hi Glenn, nice to see you here.
I entered your contest over at THR today.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Sher Khan on January 29, 2009, 12:59:05 pm
Hi all from Northern Virginia.  Came over from THR. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ridata on January 29, 2009, 01:04:44 pm
Sher Khan: Welcome to WTA!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Hot Brass on January 29, 2009, 03:11:48 pm
Hello, Hot Brass here. Nice site. Got the link from THR.  O0
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on January 29, 2009, 04:09:19 pm
welcome Sher Khan and Hot Brass. There's lots of familiar names here from THR. Always glad to have a few more.
Title: Hello to all from Oregon!
Post by: nascaraddict on January 30, 2009, 07:46:42 pm
Hello to all,

I just added a Kimber SIS Pro to my collection and followed a trail of posts to this cool site, "We The Armed" forum.
Looks like a great place to hang out, learn and share.
I'm an NRA member and a Concealed license holder in Oregon and Utah for reciprocity.
I'll be asking questions of some and answering questions if asked.
I'm happy to be here.

Bryan

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on January 30, 2009, 07:49:30 pm
Happy to have you Brian.  Ask away.  We have a boat load of knowledge here on WTA just waiting for the chance to answer questions.

Welcome!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MilsurpShooter on January 31, 2009, 04:13:31 pm
Well, I moved here as well.  Now I've got 3 accounts... well 4 technically...  Don't remember what name I used to use under Parallax Bill's forums.  If you can't tell from the name I'm mainly into the Military Surplus Stuff.  Work on them in my spare time, C&R license all the fun stuff.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on January 31, 2009, 04:30:46 pm
Glad to have you MislurpShooter. I started out as a milsurp guy and it still comprises most of my collection. Plent of us around.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Geezer on January 31, 2009, 07:41:20 pm
Hello to all y'all from Conway, SC.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: sarge712 on January 31, 2009, 08:45:29 pm
Checking from Cherokee, NC, here deep in the Great Smoky Mountains on the Cherokee Indian Reservation on the Tennessee/NC state line. I'm a Patrol Sergeant for Squad B of the Cherokee Indian Police Department among other things. 

Just re-read MHI and got my daughter into it and away from Twilight.

BTW went to see Twilight with my wife on our anniversary becasue it was something nice for her. I walked out 2 1/2 hours later, stripped of my manhood and I lay curled in a ball shaking and sucking my thumb all the way home.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on January 31, 2009, 10:52:28 pm
Welcome aboard folks.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: AR lover on February 11, 2009, 09:56:25 pm
Guess this is where i say hi from kentuckyania.... ;D

Oh, this smilie will be useful  :hide ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on February 11, 2009, 10:37:51 pm
Welcome AR Lover.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: AzDak on February 16, 2009, 04:21:37 pm

*tap*  is this thing on?

Just dropping in to say hello.  I followed a few folks over here from H23 and thought I'd see what had grabbed their attention.

I'm a North Dakota native who's transplanted himself down to Arizona.  (Hence AzDak)    I grew up on the great plains and still haven't' gotten used to the sage, dust and dirt of Arizona.    I make my living by doing IT management for a large bank.  I'm one of the lucky folks that like my job and love the company I work for.   

I was a student at the first LRI class and am a big fan of all sorts of metal/plastic/wood things that go bang. 

Just to save some time:
Glock or 1911: Glock
AR 15 or AK: AR
Bolt or Semi: Semi
Neuter the stupid or let them breed:  Neuter

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on February 16, 2009, 04:47:29 pm
Welcome Az!  Hope you enjoy the board.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on February 16, 2009, 06:05:34 pm
Welcome. Hope you enjoy it here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Beamish on February 16, 2009, 06:08:30 pm
*tap*  is this thing on?

Just dropping in to say hello.  I followed a few folks over here from H23 and thought I'd see what had grabbed their attention.
Great to see you over here AzDak.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: 21B on February 17, 2009, 01:20:42 am
Hey y'all, I am new to this site, but I have participated in Zion's Camp.  I currently reside in Utah, but am hoping to work for the Border Patrol (waiting for the results of my test) and then move to Arizona, New Mexico, or Texas.  I am a combat engineer (hence the 21B name) for another week, and then I have completed eight years in the U.S. Army, with one tour of duty in Iraq (Ramadi and Baghdad, 2006-2007).  I am a 1911 fan (but only starting out with a Kimber TLE), and am still waiting on my post election purchase of a Noveske N4 shorty upper and a Stag lower so I can finally take part in my own M4gery.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on February 17, 2009, 01:32:42 am
Welcome, 21B! You'll find a lot of .Mil types here. I'm one. Hope you like the place and I really hope you can get that upper in this market.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: interceptor on February 17, 2009, 05:44:56 pm
Hey yall!

Checking in from Montgomery Co., Tx, just wanting to introduce myself. As they say, not a native Texan, but got here as soon as I could (even though in my case, it was a long trip spanning 3 different countries!). I've been lurking about for a bit, and this looks like a nice place to hang out.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on February 17, 2009, 05:57:13 pm
Welcome from another non-native Texan, on my way back for Texas: Round II. Hope you enjoy the place.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MCD67 on February 19, 2009, 12:14:20 pm
New member just saying hi
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on February 19, 2009, 12:32:26 pm
Hi.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Muggins on February 19, 2009, 06:52:02 pm
Hey there to all the new ppl.

Hope you like it here and decide to stick around and participate.

Coffee's in the corner, donuts are next to it (unless Alone done snagged 'em all again)   :coffee
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Umptysquat on February 20, 2009, 01:50:35 pm
All,

WOW it's been a few months since I pinged the forum.  Man I like this one a whole lot better.  WTG mandingo!

Now that the universe has stabalized I can be an Ogre addict again.

But hey on the bright side since last I posted on the old forum I have become the proud owner of an Optima Elite (.50 muzzle loader) with Bushnell scope and every man's best friend the Remington 870 Express.  Yeah yeah I know with all the rifles and pistols I have why didn't I have one before?  Shhhh...I forgot?  lol

Anyway glad to be back and looking forward to the fun and excitement.

Cory
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ridata on February 20, 2009, 02:13:48 pm
Glad to have you Cory!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on February 21, 2009, 01:35:54 am
Welcome Cory. Glad to have you aboard.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: pogue on February 21, 2009, 02:40:57 am
New guy here (obviously).  I am in small New England State (not RI) and have been lurking around this forum for a while without registering.  I am heading into my mid 30's, have 2 beautiful children (honesly, does anyone ever admit to having ugly kids?) and served 10 years in the Marine Corps reserve.  I work for a fairly large corporation as a low level management type. 

Well, I think that's enough info for now.  See you in the threads.   O0
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ridata on February 21, 2009, 11:34:30 am
Welcome Pogue! See you around.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on February 23, 2009, 05:07:11 pm
Good to have ya, pogue. Report in to the military section sometime. We got lots of .mil types around here, both current and vets.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: texgunner on February 23, 2009, 10:04:04 pm
Hello,

New guy here from Texas. This looks like a real good forum, I'm looking forward browsing and posting here.

Tex
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on February 23, 2009, 10:42:23 pm
Welcome Tex,

We try to have something for everyone.  We like good debate as long as you don't take it personally.  Critical thinking is something that we should all do.  Then again, sharing our opinion can help shape others opinions.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on February 23, 2009, 11:14:16 pm
Then again, sharing our opinion can help shape others opinions.

True that!  I was nothing but a mindless automaton going about my daily routine without thought or feeling before I found WTA.  Now I am a thinking individual capable of forming ideas and opinions of my own.  No longer do I hide in the shadows, clueless and without critical thinking skills.

THANK YOU WTA!!   :clap

Heh heh.

;D

Welcome to the board Tex.  Good to see you!  Hope you have fun.  :)


-T.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on February 24, 2009, 12:54:37 am
Welcome, Tex! I just moved back to Texas, like 2 days ago. Whereabouts are you in Texas?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: pistolmonkey on February 24, 2009, 07:47:13 pm
Hello all from GA!

Stumbled across this site and decided that I would probably like it after browsing a few of the forums.

I'm a Marine from 93-97 Active and 97 to 2001 Inactive Reserve.  I have since then re-joined in the Army Reserve in a PSYOP unit here in GA about a month ago.

Weapons?  Yea I have some   ;D

Fulltime job is a Engineer for AT&T Mobility

Look forward to participating in some of the threads
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on February 24, 2009, 08:09:44 pm
Welcome pistolmonkey.  I'm glad you found us!

And my sincere thank you for your service to the country.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ridata on February 24, 2009, 08:52:39 pm
Weapons?  Yea I have some   ;D

I think you'll be in the minority here, then. Most of us *ahem* seem to be into boating. :neener

Kidding aside, it's good to have you.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: scout26 on February 28, 2009, 06:21:35 pm
Since I first registered, I'd forgotten about this new forum.   :hide :bash  My bad.  I've now added to the tabs that open on start up.    I spend most of my on-line time at APS, but WTA is going to get more now.  And I'll make it easy for everyone also:

 Just to save some time:
Glock or 1911: 1911
Remington or Mossberg: Mossberg
AR 15 or AK: AR
Bolt or Semi: Lever
Neuter the stupid or let them breed:  Neuter
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on February 28, 2009, 11:25:35 pm
Good to see you back scout.  Enjoy!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gray Ghost on March 03, 2009, 05:17:09 pm
Hello all!

I just wanted to take a few seconds to say that I am happy to have found this site. I believe I may have found a second home...lol :clap I look forward to participating in discussions and will slowly but surely get my profile updated :hmm
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on March 03, 2009, 06:36:13 pm
Glad to hear you like it, Gray Ghost! Hope you continue to enjoy it!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JeffKinsey on March 04, 2009, 11:24:51 pm
Hey, I'm Jeff, you'll notice my tag IS my name.  I think that makes my opinions more correct, right? ;)  I'm fairly moderate politically, which should be fun on such a forum as this.  I grew up and live in Utah, so I was brought up with guns, and I own several.  My favorite is which-ever one is the newest (currently a CZ P-01 which I purchased Tuesday from the "Ogre". . .yes the world is small).  I tend to have a short attention span, so I may or may not post often.  I also tend to stir the pot, so if I say something that offends you. . .too bad. . .no, really, see there?  I just can't help myself. . . I apologize in advance. :-[
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ridata on March 04, 2009, 11:42:05 pm
Welcome Jeff!
I've wholeheartedly agreed with your posts so far. Look forward to reading more.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on March 05, 2009, 04:07:52 am
Welcome folks. Hope you enjoy yourselves.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: chiwar7178 on March 09, 2009, 01:21:01 pm
I'm ****** *******, 25 years old, separated after 6 years in the United States Air Force.  Been working for civilian contractors in Iraq since January 2008.  Used to go to college and deliver pizza for Papa John's.  Play a lot of video games

My current arsenal (doesn't include weapons that I have access to, just ones I own):
Ruger Mini-14 (the one y'all have been critiquing in the Rifle forums)
Mossberg 500 12 ga. (my "+3 Boomstick of Shock and Awe")
Remington 700 SPS .308 Win. (this weapon's name is Kate)
Glock 26 (usually have a Glock 19 mag in this one, except when concealed)
Ruger 10/22 (EVERYONE should have one of these)
Just sold my Glock 21...  :banghead

I like long walks on the beach...Um... When CONUS, I sleep with my Glock 26 holstered and under my pillow.  And; when I'm home, I shoot thousands of rounds a day at the range.  Before I started working my current gig, I'd shoot a minmum of 200 .45ACP and 300 9x19mm a month.  Now, however, my skills have dulled.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on March 09, 2009, 01:27:24 pm
Welcome chiwar!
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Post by: warriorhealer on March 10, 2009, 12:56:59 am
Hi everybody!  I'm having a great time with the forum.  It's really important, especially these days, to have contact with like-minded people.  If you're wondering about the name- the warrior part comes from years as a martial artist as well as 2 years active Army and 5 years in the Guard as an 11B (including an Iraq rotation in 2005); the healer part relates to my profession.  I'm a massage therapist.  It might seem like an odd combination, but, hey, it takes all kinds.

Politically, I'm a libertarian.

I got here from MHI land.  I gotta say, Larry is an amazing writer.

My current arsenal:
   Kimber Pro Carry II
   M1A Standard
   Ruger 10/22

Great to be here.  Thanks to all of you.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on March 10, 2009, 06:59:40 pm
Welcome Chi-war and Warriorhealer!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: lvcigarz on March 13, 2009, 03:56:04 am
Hello All,

My name is Pete, my handle is LVCIGARZ. The handle means that I Love Cigars and have been smoking them for over 32 years. I am originally from Chicago, IL, moved to the Socialist Republic of Kalifornia (OC) in 82, and retired to Las Vegas, NV two years ago. I was an IT Project Manager, but I have worked in other fields. I own a Glock 30SF, Taurus PT1911 and a Mossberg 590. I have a Nevada CCW and have been carrying everyday for the last six months.

I found this site while googling and signed up in late November. I don't get here very often, because I do a lot of reading at Front Sight, Gun Owners of America and USCCA, but I will try to get here more often. Politically, I would call me a Conservative Moderate. I believe in and live by "Do the right thing", so I try to understand the issues and vote accordingly. One caveat however, when it comes to the 2nd amendment, I feel it is self explanatory and our rights should not be infringed in any way.

I hope to be a good member and not offend anyone.

Thanks.
Pete
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on March 13, 2009, 07:08:31 am
Hello All,

My name is Pete, my handle is LVCIGARZ. The handle means that I Love Cigars and have been smoking them for over 32 years. I am originally from Chicago, IL, moved to the Socialist Republic of Kalifornia (OC) in 82, and retired to Las Vegas, NV two years ago. I was an IT Project Manager, but I have worked in other fields. I own a Glock 30SF, Taurus PT1911 and a Mossberg 590. I have a Nevada CCW and have been carrying everyday for the last six months.

I found this site while googling and signed up in late November. I don't get here very often, because I do a lot of reading at Front Sight, Gun Owners of America and USCCA, but I will try to get here more often. Politically, I would call me a Conservative Moderate. I believe in and live by "Do the right thing", so I try to understand the issues and vote accordingly. One caveat however, when it comes to the 2nd amendment, I feel it is self explanatory and our rights should not be infringed in any way.

I hope to be a good member and not offend anyone.

Thanks.
Pete

Welcome, I was trying to figure out what your name means.  Thanks for the explanation.  Sounds like you have a nice background in IT.  There was a thread in the Technology board you may want to chime in on regarding how to get started in IT.

While some of your views may be different, they are your views and we should respect them as well.  As long as you don't try to intentionally offend someone, you'll do fine here.  We hate it when things get personal but if thoughts are well reasoned, we'll continue to have lively discussions.

Hope to see you hear often.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FluffyHitman on March 15, 2009, 09:42:25 pm
Hi everyone,

I'm new to this site, but I have lurked since just after it was started, and I read about it on George's blog, which I read once in a while. I'm 17, and I live in Colorado. The username is one my cousin gave me, fluffy from my hair, and hitman from my combat boots and duster coat. I don't have any guns yet, but that's likely to change right around my 18th birthday. Aside from guns, I'm interested in computers, cars, and guitars, glad to see there are sections for two of the three on this site as well. I'm currently at college studying computer science, I hope to get a job programming games after college.

Philosophically, I'm libertarian, but I'm independent politics-wise, as I can't really find any party I agree with completely. I probably disagree with quite a few of you on several topics, as I am some strange mix of liberal and libertarian, but from what I've seen, we can all be civil about that.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on March 15, 2009, 10:54:28 pm
The username is one my cousin gave me, fluffy from my hair, and hitman from my combat boots and duster coat.

Well, we GOTTA see that.  Be sure to stop by the Member Pictures thread.  ;)

Welcome to the board Fluff.  Hope to see you around quite a bit.  :)


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on March 16, 2009, 05:32:29 am
Philosophically, I'm libertarian, but I'm independent politics-wise, as I can't really find any party I agree with completely. I probably disagree with quite a few of you on several topics, as I am some strange mix of liberal and libertarian, but from what I've seen, we can all be civil about that.

Sounds like Nolo has a new friend! :neener

Welcome to the board, FluffyHitman! Hope you like it here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: cruise32 on March 16, 2009, 11:00:14 am
Hello from Utah!  I'm new to firearms, have been training with Women of Caliber (http://womenofcaliber.com (http://womenofcaliber.com)) and enjoy shooting a Glock 9mm.  Looks like WeTheArmed.com is a great place to be!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on March 16, 2009, 03:25:57 pm
Welcome!  WetHearMed is indeed a great place.  A little something for everyone.

Looks like I forgot to post one of these back when I joined.  Sorry.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: BarbarianDiva on March 20, 2009, 07:27:29 am
Welcome, Cruise32. Pleased to meet you!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Tess on March 21, 2009, 04:45:10 pm
Hi all.

Just learned of WTA today when a friend forwarded me a link.

Been shooting, to some degree or another, since I was little; been an active 2nd amendment activist for the past few years.  I post mostly on Opencarry.org.

Personal arsenal includes a boatload of handguns in calibers from .22 to .45, and a couple of rifles.  Most often, my carry gun is a Bersa Thunder of one caliber or another.  9mm is currently in favor, though I sometimes go to .380 if I have to conceal.

Looking forward to reading more and getting to know you all.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on March 22, 2009, 02:26:01 am
Welcome Tess!  Enjoy!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: RandySBreth on March 30, 2009, 12:18:56 pm
Yet another Newbie here. I saw the meltdown over at the THR, and was reminded of when Shooters.com went south. Remember GunKid and all that weirdness? Anyway, I lurk a lot and post little, but I'll try to be more active, but I ( kind of ) hold down two jobs and have a toddler and try to find time to write some outdoor stuff ( mostly fishing ) on the side, too. (See my website).

Anyway, serious 2nd amendment guy. Fanatic fisherman, reloader, canoe addict, revolver nut, all around outdoor guy, and loooooonnggggg time Madogre.com fan.
In fact, I read it every day.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on March 30, 2009, 12:37:12 pm
Welcome Randy.

Feel free to share your opinions.  I'd like to get into some of those other outdoor activities but like you, work keeps me busy.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Plop on April 03, 2009, 07:00:53 am
Just ran across a link to this site on Front Sight's First Family forum, and thought I'd check it out.  I liked your mission statement, so I figured I'd join.  And I shop at one of your sponsors in UT (FBMG).

-Plop
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on April 03, 2009, 09:07:53 am
Welcome.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Brian Dale on April 05, 2009, 06:18:42 am
Howdy, new folks, and Welcome.  :)

Yeah, that particular smilie's a bit lame on my monitor, but the welcome is heartfelt.  {"Heart...felt? wouldn't felt clog your arteries??? That's weird."  :scrutiny  }
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Alric on April 06, 2009, 09:05:47 pm
Welcome, guys!

Have I introduced myself in this thread?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on April 07, 2009, 06:51:43 pm
I had no idea we had this many people.  Welcome all.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: swatspyder on April 09, 2009, 01:09:05 am
New guy here.  Noticed the forum from another website.

Not new to "teh interwebz", like some of you might be, but definitely new here and I hope to visit frequently this forum.

Andrew R. DeFilippis
www.andrewdefilippis.com (http://www.andrewdefilippis.com)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on April 09, 2009, 01:37:12 am
Glad to have you on board.

For more car pictures check out this thread:
https://wethearmed.com/index.php/topic,3239.0.html (https://wethearmed.com/index.php/topic,3239.0.html)
I will keep adding my own car pictures as time passes.


(I saw your site so I figured you must like automobiles)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: jdamsare4kids on April 10, 2009, 02:33:17 am
hey, defected from THR a while back, I must say this forum has a much different (and better) atmosphere. Looking forward to some good discussion.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ridata on April 10, 2009, 10:14:05 am
Welcome jdamsare4kids, good to have you!
(Is that JD or 4kids for short? ;D)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on April 10, 2009, 03:49:36 pm
I'm goin with "jdams."
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CameronS on April 13, 2009, 08:00:47 am
Greetings, WTA. I've been browsing your forum for a little while, and am pleased to finally join your excellent community. I was pushed to join when I realized my neighbor owned some excellent 30+ year old revolvers. Out of curiousity, would these qualify as curios or relics?

One more thing: I do not know very much about guns, so chances are I will step in it/say something stupid every ten or so posts, so please go easy on me.  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on April 13, 2009, 09:32:39 am
It's OK, you will learn...
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ridata on April 13, 2009, 11:00:37 am
Welcome Cameron!

According to http://www.atf.gov/firearms/curios/index.htm (http://www.atf.gov/firearms/curios/index.htm), a firearm attains C&R at 50 years old.
The actual regs spelled out should be in here (http://www.atf.gov/pub/fire-explo_pub/2005/p53004/index.htm).
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CameronS on April 13, 2009, 11:08:40 am
According to http://www.atf.gov/firearms/curios/index.htm (http://www.atf.gov/firearms/curios/index.htm), a firearm attains C&R at 50 years old.
The actual regs spelled out should be in here (http://www.atf.gov/pub/fire-explo_pub/2005/p53004/index.htm).

Hmm, 50 years? Once I get ahold of the guns themselves (and take tons of pictures!) I'll see if I can find their actual manufacture date. I rather doubt they're 50 years old, however.

And thanks for the welcome, ridata and FMJ.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on April 13, 2009, 02:46:42 pm
Welcome Cameron,

We all start off as newbies when it comes to guns.  Just ask questions.  If someone starts to flame you, there's bound to be someone that will flame them.  There is no one on here that knows everything, but there are some that come close.  I started learning about guns by hanging out at the gun store for about 5-6 hours at a time, just listening to people talk about what they wanted to buy.  After the customer left, I would ask the person behind the counter for more details.

That's pretty much how WTA works, but no one knows that you're just listening.  Ask questions and get them answered.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on April 13, 2009, 05:55:03 pm
Greetings, WTA. I've been browsing your forum for a little while, and am pleased to finally join your excellent community. I was pushed to join when I realized my neighbor owned some excellent 30+ year old revolvers. Out of curiousity, would these qualify as curios or relics?

One more thing: I do not know very much about guns, so chances are I will step in it/say something stupid every ten or so posts, so please go easy on me.  ;)

Welcome! Like Steven said, we all had to learn somewhere. FMJ is learning quickly, asks tons of questions, and no one flames him (we feel sorry for him living in Kali). You'll be fine.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on April 13, 2009, 09:16:00 pm
Quote
FMJ is learning quickly, asks tons of questions, and no one flames him (we feel sorry for him living in Kali). You'll be fine.

Well, I've always been an instinctive gun nut, but I need to learn details and there is not better place than WTA.

I appreciate you guys feeling sorry for me.  It made my day.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Canthros on April 17, 2009, 03:31:37 pm
I don't tend to do this thing, but it seems like a wise idea, so:
I'm a software engineer in Kentucky, and pretty much a gun noob, so I've been stepping lightly. Also, a pretty hopeless nerd.

Anyway, I came here because Correia mentioned the place on his blog.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on April 17, 2009, 03:35:03 pm
I don't tend to do this thing, but it seems like a wise idea, so:
I'm a software engineer in Kentucky, and pretty much a gun noob, so I've been stepping lightly. Also, a pretty hopeless nerd.

Anyway, I came here because Correia mentioned the place on his blog.

Welcome Canthros.  No worries about being a nerd.  I think there's a lot of us here, me being one of the biggest.  If you have questions, ask away.  Someone's bound to have an answer.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CameronS on April 17, 2009, 08:36:38 pm
Welcome, Canthros! Join the "New to Guns" club.  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Raptor on April 18, 2009, 05:16:38 pm
Hello everyone. I'm a new member, but not really new to WTA: I've been a lurker ever since the original version went online. Found you guys via MadOgre's site, which is one of my daily reads.

Anyway, about me: I'm a full time college student (English writing major), hope to become a novelist when I graduate. I'm also a passionate defender of the Constitution, especially the First and Second Amendments. Unfortunately, because of college, I don't own a gun (can't have one on campus  >:(, not allowed to have one at home b/c of parents  >:(, and no money for one either way  :'(). Once I graduate, I plan on stocking up and getting a CCW permit, assuming of course that TOTUS and his cronies have left RKBA intact.

I'm also a really passionate car guy. Love those old muscle cars (Pontiac GTO, anyone?) and European supercars, both old and new.

Before I shut up, I have a confession, I've been meaning to join up for a while, but could never work up the guts. But since I took part in an anti-abortion protest recently (the red envelope thing for those who have heard of it), I figure that between that and my emails/IM chats, I'm probably already on some Alphabet Agency's watch list, so I figured what the heck, go for it.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on April 19, 2009, 02:46:17 pm
Welcome Raptor!  We look forward to seeing you post more.  :)

On that note, I regularly examine the member lists and we do have a very large number of lurkers.  Sometimes that first post can be a hurdle, not knowing how people will react.  But we pride ourselves on a being upstanding adults and acting accordingly.  Intelligent debate is prized here.  We don't shy away from the tough questions.  Indeed, we make every effort to approach them tactfully and honorably.

So have no fear.  We don't bite (new members anyway... after your post count hits 1000, no guarantees ;D). 

Jump on in.  The water's fine!  ;)


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Raptor on April 19, 2009, 02:51:25 pm
Thanks, Thernlund.

Actually, my hesitation to join had more to do with winding up on an alphabet agency's watch list than it did getting bashed on the board. I'd been lurking around long enough to know I'd fit in just fine.  :cool
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on April 19, 2009, 03:13:06 pm
Somebody said around here very recently...

If you're not on a watchlist someplace, you probably aren't living right.

;)


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: danalog02 on April 23, 2009, 11:14:51 am
Just wanted to say hello...my name is Daniel and I'm a 29 year old graduate student and police/fire/medical dispatcher and 911 calltaker.  Finishing up a master's in criminal justice administration this fall and then I'm for sale to the highest bidder.  Been an IPSC/USPSA/3 gunner since I was about 15 years old, load my own ammo (2 Dillon 550 presses) and am tinkering with gunsmithing.  I'm also an Eagle Scout and, even though my wife thinks I'm slightly paranoid/crazy, she tolerates my buildup of SHTF scenario stuff, lately including dry goods, canned foods, ammo and such.  I saw the damage and borderline lawlessness of Katrina firsthand and quickly woke up to the scary fact that the world we live in is fragile and can fall apart before you know it's happening.  Looking forward to meeting some good people here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on April 23, 2009, 01:56:12 pm
Welcome Daniel.  Enjoy!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: menatasha on April 23, 2009, 02:52:31 pm
Hi everyone!  Definite newbie here.  I was referred to this site by a friend in neighborhood watch.  He let me know that I'd find like-minded individuals here...I hope that's the case.  I have a blog at http://issuesoncall.blogspot.com (http://issuesoncall.blogspot.com) where I talk about political and religious issues (you may get a feel for my thought process there).  Additionally, my husband and I are starting a web design company at www.speedyspyder.com (http://www.speedyspyder.com).  We have put together a temp website to get the wording right, as well as appearance and I am starting the coding today.  Any feedback would be fabulous.  Also, my hubby and I are attempting to figure out the gun thing.  I think this site will be fantastic for that.  My friend that referred me said that there was a post asking for someone to blog rants about Obama.  My blog already fits that category:)  I am an over-achiever who had many years of undiagnosed late-stage Lyme disease to study current events and global and national issues.  Currently, I am healed of the Lyme (soooo grateful to be alive and well!) and I am making up for lost ground (although I learned a ton while sick and so wouldn't turn back the clock).  I am concerned for the Constitution to say the least and concerned for the future of my two children (and whether we are going to be forced back into the stone age by mismanagement of the world economy).  I look forward to meeting everyone possible  (Just be expecting humor and a mostly overwhelmingly positive attitude, as well as candid comments)!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CameronS on April 23, 2009, 03:32:55 pm
Welcome, Daniel and menatasha! Hope you enjoy yourselves here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on April 23, 2009, 04:13:52 pm
Hi everyone!  Definite newbie here.  I was referred to this site by a friend in neighborhood watch.  He let me know that I'd find like-minded individuals here...I hope that's the case.  I have a blog at http://issuesoncall.blogspot.com (http://issuesoncall.blogspot.com) where I talk about political and religious issues (you may get a feel for my thought process there).  Additionally, my husband and I are starting a web design company at www.speedyspyder.com (http://www.speedyspyder.com).  We have put together a temp website to get the wording right, as well as appearance and I am starting the coding today.  Any feedback would be fabulous.  Also, my hubby and I are attempting to figure out the gun thing.  I think this site will be fantastic for that.  My friend that referred me said that there was a post asking for someone to blog rants about Obama.  My blog already fits that category:)  I am an over-achiever who had many years of undiagnosed late-stage Lyme disease to study current events and global and national issues.  Currently, I am healed of the Lyme (soooo grateful to be alive and well!) and I am making up for lost ground (although I learned a ton while sick and so wouldn't turn back the clock).  I am concerned for the Constitution to say the least and concerned for the future of my two children (and whether we are going to be forced back into the stone age by mismanagement of the world economy).  I look forward to meeting everyone possible  (Just be expecting humor and a mostly overwhelmingly positive attitude, as well as candid comments)!

Welcome Natasha,  I couldn't access www.speedyspyder.com (http://www.speedyspyder.com) but look forward to checking it out.  If you'd like to blog about Obama, go register at www.obamaisdumb.com (http://www.obamaisdumb.com) and start typing.  I'm working on finding my voice and my niche.

The best way to figure out the gun thing is to ask questions.  Most of the members here have the respect not to flame, unless it is truly done in humor.  We're like a family here.  A positive attitude is good, since for conservatives, many things seem to be going wrong.  Look forward to reading what you have to say.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CameronS on April 23, 2009, 04:19:26 pm
The best way to figure out the gun thing is to ask questions.  Most of the members here have the respect not to flame, unless it is truly done in humor.  We're like a family here.  A positive attitude is good, since for conservatives, many things seem to be going wrong.  Look forward to reading what you have to say.

Agreed. I try to ask lots . . . regardless of how dumb they are.  :neener
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: menatasha on April 24, 2009, 03:12:14 pm
Well, I wrote about Obama and submitted it for approval.  It is from my regular blog at http://issuesoncall.blogspot.com (http://issuesoncall.blogspot.com).  A pretty easy job...a lot to choose from ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Genewarper111 on April 24, 2009, 10:25:38 pm
Hi there - Grant from Scotland, now living in NJ. A long time ago when I was in air cadets I shot 303s in competition - now I'm getting back into rifles here in the US. My eye is on the FNAR and the LMT CQB. As for pistols, we're a Sig household I'm afraid - 226, 229 and 239, all in 9mm. In real life I'm a scientist. I am a member at the Shore Shot range in Lakewood and the Fort Dix range in, well, Fort Dix. I've also shot at the Bullet Hole in Bellville (great place, great people). I'm looking forwad to joining this Forum - been lurking unregistered for a while. Good luck to everyone here and

Happy Shooting
G
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CameronS on April 24, 2009, 10:46:29 pm
Welcome, Grant, have fun.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: LoneStarNational on April 27, 2009, 02:47:19 am
Another new guy here.  My name is Ross; I'm from Texas.  I'm 24 years old and wrapping up my bachelor's in Emergency Administration.  But as you may gather from my screen name, I'm not liable to be working for FEMA any time soon.  Like many here, I'm sure, I'm one of those who believes in local government when we must, and no government when we can.   I spent two prior years as a history major, and somehow my hyper-liberal history professors accidentally managed to educate me into a rabid-libertarian-type.  History is dangerous when you actually teach it right  ;D
But I digress...

I'm a longtime pistol shooter (as much as you can be long into anything at age 24), consider myself competent with a shotgun, and am looking to get into rifles just as soon as my meager college-student finances transform into working-person finances here in a few months.

When I'm not in school or on the range, you can probably catch me cruising town on my motorcycle looking for hippies to irk with how much "greener" I am than they.  It's hard to argue with 45mpg   ;D

I'm glad to be here and I look forward to getting to know some of you guys here on the forum.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CameronS on April 27, 2009, 08:15:38 am
Good to have you, Ross!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: junkman6970 on April 28, 2009, 07:56:04 pm
I from Sikeston, Missouri. I am retired Army 68-88 and Vietnam Veteran. I have the same wife of 40 years , 4 children and 8 grandkids. I enjoy shooting and hunting
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on April 28, 2009, 09:59:28 pm
Welcome Junkman.

Thank you for your service.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: akodo on April 28, 2009, 10:41:12 pm
what is all covered by 'emergency administration'? and is that a common major nowadays?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: LoneStarNational on April 28, 2009, 11:27:48 pm
Emergency Management is technically the major.  The degree itself is a BPA (Bachelor's of Public Administration).

The E.M. degree is basically a professional program to turn out professional emergency managers such as you might find working for FEMA or for local or state governments.  We're the guys that decide on how to respond to hurricanes and terrorist attacks, order evacuations, etc....  So at the federal level, someone with my degree might work for FEMA; at the municipal level, there might be a city emergency manager or office of emergency management that provides the framework or umbrella under which law enforcement, fire/rescue, ems, and all other municipal departments coordinate.  That all sounds fancy and fun(picture Tommy Lee Jones in Volcano stepping off the helicopter and barking orders to everyone around "you go here, you go there"), but in practice, the position usually doesn't carry that much authority.  At least in Texas, the authority will rest with the mayor or equivalent authority, but because mayors aren't usually experts in disaster/emergency management, there will be a professional staff making recommendations.

It is not a very common program, and is only offered at a handful of universities around the nation.  Our program at UNT (North Texas) was the first in the nation, I'm told, and was only founded in '83.  However, it is a growing field, and in our unfortunate post-9/11, post-Katrina world, you could say there's a certain degree of job security in the field.  Especially with the big government binge we seem to be on right now *sigh*.....  My interest is in working at the municipal level....maybe state if the deal is sweet enough.  But the action is really at the local level (assuming you get a disaster, which isn't something we want... I don't want to come off sounding like we do).  For all the crap people gave FEMA after Katrina, what people wanted really wasn't FEMA's job.  FEMA typically isn't supposed to do jack crap.  95% of FEMA's roll is just to write checks to subsidize the local responders after the fact (I have an issue with this, but that's another discussion.)  So a FEMA job would just be an office job.   The Big Show would be working for a city or county government anywhere on the gulf coast.

Whooo! i got just a little long winded there. Sorry guys.  Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Watcher on May 09, 2009, 06:50:13 pm
Hi all.

I'm a university student from California (a fact that I don't like one damned bit). I've been interested in firearms since childhood. I've been reading Mad Ogre's blog for a few months and quite frankly, I agree with him helluva more than I agree with most of my peers. Glad to have finally joined WTA.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on May 10, 2009, 01:13:44 am
And we're glad to have ya, Watcher. We got a few of you Kalifornians around here, and they seem to have a similar sentiment about being there. Hope you enjoy the board.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: nstoolman1 on May 11, 2009, 07:24:33 am
New to the forum but a "stubborn old man" (at least my wife thinks so). Been married 27 years, 2 daughters, 2 dogs. I am living in a sea of estrogen. Southern California (South Western Riverside County) is home. I love the state but I have a high distain for the people who run the state. Can't seem to get rid of them. Love to shoot when possible. Have a C+R. Picked up an M1 with it. Love to reload.  I found this site from "ParallaxBill's Curio & Relic and Military Surplus Firearms Forums" hope to learn from the site.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CameronS on May 11, 2009, 08:12:31 am
New to the forum but a "stubborn old man" (at least my wife thinks so). Been married 27 years, 2 daughters, 2 dogs. I am living in a sea of estrogen. Southern California (South Western Riverside County) is home. I love the state but I have a high distain for the people who run the state. Can't seem to get rid of them. Love to shoot when possible. Have a C+R. Picked up an M1 with it. Love to reload.  I found this site from "ParallaxBill's Curio & Relic and Military Surplus Firearms Forums" hope to learn from the site.

Welcome to the board.

Two daughters? That's nothin'. ;) I had three sisters growing up. Now that was a sea of estrogen . . .
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JD on May 11, 2009, 11:27:28 pm
Hi everybody!

 This is such a great place with some awesome people. Most of my favorite things in life and probably yours too, can be talked about here. It's just... Brilliant!
I'm really looking forward to being a member here and can't wait to see this forum grow and grow. It's well deserved! 

Thanks,

JD

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on May 12, 2009, 12:22:08 am
Good to see you finally made it here, JD.   Now we have some people who can talk bows.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: nstoolman1 on May 12, 2009, 05:20:18 am
CameronS
Quote
Two daughters? That's nothin'.  I had three sisters growing up. Now that was a sea of estrogen . . .

I had have four sisters. I was refering to the 2 daughters, A SWMBO, and 2 female dogs. I am out numbered but not out gunned.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CameronS on May 12, 2009, 07:01:00 am
CameronS
I had four sisters. I was refering to the 2 daughters, A SWMBO, and 2 female dogs. I am out numbered but not out gunned.

 :bowdown :bowdown

What else needs to be said?
Title: Buckeye here
Post by: huey148 on May 13, 2009, 03:50:38 pm
Hi, my name is Pete and based on the DHS guidelines I am a threat:

1. Veteran
2. Right Winger
3. Christian
4. Gun owner

I have a "hobby" blog at www.hueysgunsight.blogspot.com (http://www.hueysgunsight.blogspot.com)  that I use to blow off some creative steam every now and then.  check it out if you like, leave a comment if you want.

Been reading George's thoughts on Madogre.com for a while and finally decided to become part of this place.  So far, I like it.

Look forward to interacting with everyone.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on May 13, 2009, 04:36:23 pm
Welcome, Pete.
Lots of good folk here.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ODG147 on May 16, 2009, 01:18:14 am
Hello,
New to this site and glad to be here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on May 16, 2009, 04:24:20 am
And we're glad to have you!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Cinhil on May 25, 2009, 01:43:35 am
New here, very active on utahconcealedcarry.com and somewhat active on usacarry.com, I saw this site and thought it sounded like a good site to be a part of.  Glad to be here and maybe I can learn a thing or two, or even teach a little to others.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on May 25, 2009, 09:32:56 am
teach away.  Utahcarry?  We got a lot of Utah people here and I'll be one of them very soon. Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: M1911a1lvr on May 26, 2009, 11:00:43 pm
Hello to all on the site,
                                 Thought that i would intro myself. I'm a self taught shooter, I have been in the US Navy and US Army where i received my formal training with several different firearms and learned some valuable lessons on several different battlefields from 1989 to 2000, Panama, Kuwait, Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, etc. I live in the best state to live in if you are a firearms owner, the great state of Vermont. I have also gone to several courses to include the NRA Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun instructor qualifications. I am working towards my State of Vermont certified firearms instructor license. I have also passed the Lethal Forces Institute Defensive Pistol 1 class, NC State Concealed Carry permit course, Vermont Tactical CCW and the Lethal Mindset seminar as well as the US Army Level 1 and 2 Armorers course. Hope that I can get to make some friends here.
                                                                                                                     Francois (Frank) P Lefebvre Sr.
                                                                                                                     
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on May 26, 2009, 11:06:40 pm
Nice! Sounds like you have a lot of information to share. Don't be shy about doing so. Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CameronS on May 27, 2009, 07:32:37 am
Welcome! Have fun on the board.
Title: New to this
Post by: shadow of intent on May 28, 2009, 01:27:54 am
 O0
Hey guys I was looking for to help me with some tech support. I'm considering trying to build a ppsh. 43 I'm new to the buildina area and get confused. I want to obey all batf regs. Can any one help me with this new endevor of mine.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: raven_thunder on May 30, 2009, 06:00:16 pm
Hey all,

Raven here. I'm a freind of maskedhobo. I'm currently active duty Coast Gaurd stationed in South Portland, ME. Been a gun guy for about 8 years now. Started with a 10/22 and a M1 Garand under my uncle's guidence. Now I have a full locker of arms. Looking forward to a great time here and sharing information!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Badkarma on May 30, 2009, 07:57:09 pm
Welcome aboard Raven Thunder.  My oldest boy who will be a senior in high school this fall wants to join the Coast Guard.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: XAbnRTO on June 01, 2009, 04:48:03 am
Hello.  Was sent this site by a friend, he felt that I might be interested in becoming part of the community here.  My background:  former US Army Special Forces, former nuclear security tactical team leader, retired federal law enforcement instructor, current concealed carry and self defense instructor, current certified LEO (but only work part time, like to enjoy my retirement).

So far, the site looks good, and hasn't been overrun with "Rambo wannabe's".  I hope I can learn some new things, and teach a couple of things I have learned along the way.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on June 01, 2009, 08:58:19 am
Thanks for your service and welcome to the board.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: maskedhobo on June 01, 2009, 12:15:52 pm
Hey buddy, glad you finally made it here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: huey148 on June 01, 2009, 10:48:47 pm
XAbnRTO...hmmm..18E?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Trogdor on June 01, 2009, 11:24:46 pm
Hello everybody My friend Ishpeck turned me onto this forum. 
So far I really like it here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: XAbnRTO on June 02, 2009, 04:39:39 am
XAbnRTO...hmmm..18E?

LOL...and how did you guess?  (grin)  Wanted to go B, but when they found out I already knew code, I was stuck with E....lol. Was with 5th and 3rd Groups.  You a old 18 series, or you wear the short tab?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on June 02, 2009, 08:28:50 am
Welcome, Trogdor.  Please no burninating of peasants here. :)

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: huey148 on June 02, 2009, 09:47:47 am
LOL...and how did you guess?  (grin)  Wanted to go B, but when they found out I already knew code, I was stuck with E....lol. Was with 5th and 3rd Groups.  You a old 18 series, or you wear the short tab?

Actually just a leg 11B and also 42A Pogue in a former life, I actually did go for the short tab and got through RIP but apparently breaking your foot in mountain phase counts as LOM (lack of motivation, not Legion of Merit) and gets you a trip home.  No staying recycle since it is a weight bearing part of your body.  then the great unpleasantness of the 90's "peace dividend" happened upon me and they were no longer anxious to send us to schools like that, EO and Sexual harrassment training yes, Airborne and Ranger - no.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: XAbnRTO on June 02, 2009, 08:23:25 pm
then the great unpleasantness of the 90's "peace dividend" happened upon me and they were no longer anxious to send us to schools like that, EO and Sexual harrassment training yes, Airborne and Ranger - no.

Hey, dont forget Urinanalysis NCO, that was always a good one...(grin)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: M1911a1lvr on June 06, 2009, 09:01:22 am
Hey, dont forget Urinanalysis NCO, that was always a good one...(grin)

  XAbnRto, I know how that feels. That was an assigned duty that I hated too. But my being a medic, well it just fits now doesn't it. I also had the physical properties and security NCO added duties too. What was there, B.O.S.S rep, MWR NCO, fat boy PT NCO, etc. The 82nd Abn loved all the extra stuff.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Laq on June 06, 2009, 09:06:48 am
Hey,
New here and figured I'd drop an introductory post on the pile.  Haven't really been active on any other defense/firearms related forums, but I've been shooting and interested in both shooting sports and personal defense for pretty much my whole life.  I found myself here through MadOgre.com, which I've been reading for ages now and hopefully I can contribute here in some meaningful way.  Cheers!

-Laq
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Skeptic49 on June 06, 2009, 09:30:11 am
  XAbnRto, I know how that feels. That was an assigned duty that I hated too. But my being a medic, well it just fits now doesn't it. I also had the physical properties and security NCO added duties too. What was there, B.O.S.S rep, MWR NCO, fat boy PT NCO, etc. The 82nd Abn loved all the extra stuff.

Been dere done dat.  Air Defense NCO, Calibration NCO, Field First when the unit was deployed...now that wasn't a terrible thing...NBC or CBW or CNB depending on the policy of the quarter....

Geoff
Who is now a Gov't issue computer geek...at least there is symmetry.  :banghead
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on June 08, 2009, 08:27:32 am
Welcome, Laq.
Post it like you stole it.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: psyopspec on June 09, 2009, 09:36:03 pm
Hey all,

Just joined this sight to add some variety to my gun forums and look for a more smaller but concentrated knowledge base where I can keep learning.  As a handgunner, I was "raised" on THR years ago by a lot of posters who's names seem familiar here.

I've been in the army for almost a decade now, one tour in Iraq with another in Afghanistan happening this fall.  I've involved in Psychological Operations my entire career, without a doubt one of the best jobs in the military.  Looking forward to meeting the rest of ya'll.

Will
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on June 09, 2009, 10:22:22 pm
About time you came over for a visit!   Welcome.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on June 10, 2009, 08:14:41 am
Visit schmisit, move on in.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: 21bubba on June 15, 2009, 12:42:33 am
New guy here. Howdy.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on June 15, 2009, 01:17:17 am
Howdy to you. Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: schapm on June 18, 2009, 10:24:24 am
New guy checking in from the great state of Indiana. Carry a 4" 686, but if you enter my home you will be staring down the barrel of a 500 mariner.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Raptor on June 18, 2009, 01:34:13 pm
Even if I knock and you invite me in?  :devillol

Welcome aboard Schapm.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on June 18, 2009, 02:03:32 pm
New guy checking in from the great state of Indiana. Carry a 4" 686, but if you enter my home you will be staring down the barrel of a 500 mariner.

Welcome.  I think I had a 686 once.  I think it was the Taurus 686.  The 8 shot 357mag.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: schapm on June 18, 2009, 07:36:39 pm
Fair enough Raptor. I should've specified. ;) Friends and guests who are invited in will be offered a place to sit and a refreshing beverage. All others, don't act like I didn't warn you...
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: mpxd45 on June 20, 2009, 04:09:52 pm
Good afternoon gentlemen, and ladies. I am another newbie here so you guys feel free to give me a hard time. I reside in central alabama and I am a full time police officer.(narcotics) I go out of my way to be a gentleman, have without fail opened doors for my wife for 5 1/2 years, and I have been known to stop and help people change tires and help the elderly cross a street. I carry a robar tuned springfield xd .45 on duty, and off duty I use the same xd to defend the wife and home. A mossburg 500 loaded with some of my grandfather's 3inch #4 shot lives in both my patrol car and inside my bedroom door. Feel free to comment on my self defence choices and I look forward to hearing from you guys......Cecil
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Badkarma on June 20, 2009, 06:17:15 pm
Top notch choice in weapons if you ask me.  I had a teammate from Paul, AL when I was in the Army.  Most of us would go back when we could and get some of the best BBQ cooked by man.

Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: TheRedCoat on June 21, 2009, 04:02:24 pm
Since I've had a rant on here I feel I should introduce myself a little better.

I'm originally from the south of England, I moved to the US 3 years ago shortly after my 18th birthday. I was due to enter the military but was convinced to move here instead, the powerful ways of women... Enough said :P
Either way I know live in central PA with the missses and her two kids.

I have both conservative and liberal political views, but attempt to respect everyones view point.

I currently own 5 firearms:

1942 No4 Mk1* Lee Enfield made in longbranch canda
1913 No3 Mk1 Lee Enfield converted in to No5 Mk1 during WW2
1944 No4 Mk1 converted again to a No5 Mk1 during WW2(All enfields .303.. As they should be :P)
A yugo TT-33 that from what I can tell was later modified at the zastava plant to the M57 model. (7.62x25)
and a mossberg 22 bolt action.

soon hoping to aquire a AR, and multiple more C&R's to complete my ww2 collection as best I can. At some point this year I would like to take a gunsmiths course through foley belsaw.
Thanks for letting me join
have a good one
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on June 21, 2009, 04:05:48 pm
I have both conservative and liberal political views, but attempt to respect everyones view point.

That you're here is good enough for us.

(You might be catching some ribbing for the name though.  ;D)

Welcome RedCoat!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: TheRedCoat on June 21, 2009, 04:15:30 pm
That is to be expected :) I aquired the nickname at my current job after a Vote for the Redcoat campaign in order to get me entered for a departmental competion.. Technically though if you combine both nicknames I have been given here I would be Longshanks the Redcoat... I aquired longshanks from a celt with a sense of humor:)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on June 21, 2009, 06:34:13 pm
Quote
(You might be catching some ribbing for the name though.  Grin)

Welcome RedCoat!

I was thinking the same thing.


Welcome.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bromdenlong on June 28, 2009, 02:02:22 am
Yet another newbie here.  I've been a frequent reader and infrequent poster on THR (.org and .us) for a few years.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on June 28, 2009, 02:57:40 am
Welcome to WTA! To everyone!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: chiwar7178 on June 28, 2009, 04:51:12 am
I had a teammate from Paul, AL when I was in the Army.  Most of us would go back when we could and get some of the best BBQ cooked by man.
Blasphemer!  Larry's BBQ, down by Fort Rucker, is the best BBQ known to man!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: daveincsa on July 01, 2009, 11:05:38 pm
Hello everyone. Newbie from South Carolina. Decided to join after watching some of MadOgre's Video's.

CZ Fan. I have a P-01 and PCR.
I also have an AR I built, Marlin 336 and a Yugo 24/47 Mauser.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on July 01, 2009, 11:35:46 pm
Welcome!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: BigJohn308 on July 10, 2009, 10:17:10 pm
My first post. Found the site through madogre, read a bunch of posts yesterday, & had to join. Haven't even talked to anyone yet, & I already feel like among brothers & sisters. I was a 13B for 6 years, serving under our greatest prez ( Reagan ), was one of the first in line when the CCW law got passed here in NC. Love all firearms, but am more into black rifles, preferably in 308, (although I'm shopping for an AR right now) & all versions of 1911. I'm looking forward to learning from the big knowledge base around here.

God Bless,

John
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on July 11, 2009, 01:56:56 am
Welcome John.

NC is just beautiful.  I partially grew up there.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: BigJohn308 on July 11, 2009, 09:18:53 pm
Thanks Ben. I was raised in OH, but moved to NC when I was 16. In what part of NC did you live, mountains, coast of piedmont?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on July 11, 2009, 09:24:54 pm
I lived in Wilson, near Raleigh.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: BigJohn308 on July 12, 2009, 10:01:05 pm
Wilson's a nice area. I'm south of Greensboro.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: DMGNUT on July 19, 2009, 04:21:33 am
Yet another newbie...
My family and I attend Church every Sunday.
My wife and I carry concealed (just about everywhere).
We have two sons (14 and 17).
I was told about this place by Harm, a good man who (the same as many of us) is preparing his family as best he can, for our ever darkening prospects on the search for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I have quite a few guns, but for most of my life, they were nothing more than a hobby. Only in the past couple years, have I begun to take learning how to use them seriously. My wife and two sons are training right along with me.
We live in the greater Phoenix, AZ valley (east side).
The summers here are unkind, and when things go bad, water will be a problem.
The hat I'm wearing right now says, "Drunk Machine Gunners Club". But I don't drink.
And finally (by way of introducing myself), as a friend of mine is fond of saying, "Just because I'm paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get me".
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harm on July 19, 2009, 05:40:35 am
DMG Glad to see you on here!  Welcome to WETA!   :partytime
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: chiwar7178 on July 19, 2009, 06:47:44 am
And finally (by way of introducing myself), as a friend of mine is fond of saying, "Just because I'm paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get me".
Ahem... What if they're out to get you BECAUSE you're paranoid?  Perhaps that will keep us paranoid ones up at night... :hide

Welcome DMGNUT!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: DMGNUT on July 19, 2009, 06:55:04 pm
That's why I keep the Gatling gun set-up in the living room.  :D  Just in case.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: DMGNUT on July 19, 2009, 07:35:01 pm
Harm, long time no see.......... ok, it was just yesterday. But it seems longer.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: halfbreed808 on July 21, 2009, 02:44:26 am
Aloha. I've been a member for awhile now. I heard of this forum while a member of another one, that other's here have left. I finally decided to start posting, somewhat. Mahalo & Aloha.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on July 21, 2009, 11:20:24 am
Welcome!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: sohmdaddy on July 21, 2009, 01:35:02 pm
Welcome!!!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harm on July 21, 2009, 02:11:32 pm
Welcome guys!  Make yourselves at home!  Put your feet up!  Just don't take your shoes off, we still havent' gotten the smell out since Lebowski did that last time!  :facepalm
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: porkchop on July 26, 2009, 05:01:02 pm
Greetings and Salutations,

My name is porkchop.
I am 41 years old.
I am married with one child, a 5 year old girl.
We have 1 dog and 3 cats.  All are adopted.
We live in Florence SC.
I work as a truck driver for a small wholesale company.

My interests include reading(most genres), the outdoors(hunting, fishing and camping), computers, some television.

I found out about WTA through Ogre's website.  I lurked for a little and then decided to join.
I look forward to many interesting conversations.


Thanks,
porkchop
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on July 26, 2009, 07:57:52 pm
Welcome Chop.  Glad to have you!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: OJ on July 27, 2009, 12:36:20 am
OJ here

currently a police sergeant in western Nebraska (and plan to be for another 10 years, at which time I'll find something different to do, which doesn't involve chasing knuckleheads)

formerly an Army MP

found this site through MadOgre.com
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on July 27, 2009, 09:15:27 am
Welcome, OJ.  Thanks for your service.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on July 27, 2009, 04:47:54 pm
Thanks for joining OJ, and thank you for your service.  I look forward to your insight on various topics.

Unless you wish to abstain, I will have you added to our WTA LEO group.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: [email protected] on July 27, 2009, 05:29:22 pm
Hello from fidelis arms.
Glad to be here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on July 27, 2009, 05:41:01 pm
Welcome!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: aggie10 on July 31, 2009, 04:22:05 am
Howdy Yall, My name is Titus, my signature says alot about me. If want to know anything, just ask, i'm highly talkative and by far not shy at all. Looking forward to learning alot from yall and possibly sharing a little of my expertise.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Laq on July 31, 2009, 04:43:03 am
Welcome, glad to have you!  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on July 31, 2009, 01:23:11 pm
Welcome Titus!

Did Nick (DeerHunter) or Nate (Nolo) send you over?

(edited for horrible typo)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: aggie10 on July 31, 2009, 03:11:43 pm
Lol Nick joined the facebook group and I saw, joined the facebook group, followed the link, signed on. So the facebook group is working. We are all part of Texas A&M Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (TAMUSCCC) and I don't have the techinical expertise like they do, but I'm working on it.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Deer Hunter on July 31, 2009, 09:04:36 pm
Damnit Derek.

You keep creeping ever-so-more into my life.  It's just not healthy, man.  :'(
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: aggie10 on August 01, 2009, 12:41:58 pm
Lol, all the other forums I've been on have stalled out, I read around on this for a while and thought it would be a good forum to follow, I didn't even know you were on the forum before I joined and JesseL pointed out that you were on here. lol.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on August 01, 2009, 01:18:02 pm
I hope to go to TAMU someday--just saying because I get the feeling that I wouldn't enjoy myself in the East Coast.  It is truly a shame that MIT has to be in Boston.  What a tragedy.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Deer Hunter on August 03, 2009, 10:45:03 am
Dude, for engineering?  Go to TAMU.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: M1911a1lvr on August 03, 2009, 11:03:16 am
Dude, for engineering?  Go to TAMU.

 Funny that you think the East Coast isn't a good place to be. University of Vermont has an excellent engineering school. plus you would be in the best state for gunownership. Plus most of the Frat houses are off campus locations. Massachusetts does put a damper on the gun ownership image.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on August 03, 2009, 11:20:10 am
See, I never thought about Vermont.

How's the weather for the most part?  (just asking)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: aggie10 on August 03, 2009, 07:32:57 pm
go to Vermont, freeze your balls off, go to Texas, sweat your balls off, lol. Texas A&M is an excellent school, I love it dearly and wouldn't go anywhere else. And there are plenty of gun nuts around here as well
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Canthros on August 03, 2009, 08:11:15 pm
If you're looking for an engineering school, FMJ, you might also check out Rose-Hulman (http://www.rose-hulman.edu). Won't be as cold as Vermont, or as hot as TAMU. Arguably better reputation than either.  :hide
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: M1911a1lvr on August 04, 2009, 12:58:29 am
See, I never thought about Vermont.

How's the weather for the most part?  (just asking)

  Well the summers aren't to hot, The winters can be cold. lots fo snow to gp skiing in, and there is some good deer hunting in the area. Plus lots of shooting ranges.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Deer Hunter on August 04, 2009, 10:45:05 am
And Texas is Texas.

:)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Sanguine on August 12, 2009, 04:11:49 am
Hello all.  This here is a first for me.  This is my first post on this forum.  This is also my first post on any forum.  Ever.  I have been "lurking" on this forum since its inception and I was on Ogre Nation before then.  I've been a part of the Mad Ogre readership since about 2004 or so, which is how I found both of those forums.  So why post now?  In the past I never felt I had anything interesting enough to contribute to everyone's discussions, and truth be told, I still probably don't, but my fiancee' has encouraged me to be a more outgoing person, so I'm giving it a try.  And what better way to get out there than to be a part of a forum of awesomeness?  I love the values that this group stands for and I would be proud to be a part of it.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CameronS on August 12, 2009, 07:32:34 am
Good to have you!  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on August 12, 2009, 08:30:54 am
Welcome.

I made KoolAid yesterday.  It was delicious.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on August 14, 2009, 07:01:49 pm
Was there any booze in said Kool-Aid?  Or do I have misconceptions about Kool-Aid?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: perado on August 15, 2009, 04:38:32 pm
Greetings from Tucson, in the Arid Zone.

Grew up inside the DC Beltway, lived on both coasts and some in the middle.  USArmy 1966-1969.

.45ACP, .357 Magnum, .223, and .308; in approximately that order.

NRA Recruiter
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CameronS on August 15, 2009, 04:57:33 pm
.45ACP, .357 Magnum, .223, and .308; in approximately that order.

It's good to see you've got your priorities straight.  ;)

Welcome to WTA, perado!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: perado on August 15, 2009, 08:54:02 pm
Thank you, sir.  It appears to be a good place to visit.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on August 16, 2009, 12:40:24 am
Visiting is for visitors.

Moving in is for people who live here.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: perado on August 16, 2009, 07:43:49 pm
Okay
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: sohmdaddy on August 17, 2009, 11:21:56 am
In other words, welcome.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on August 17, 2009, 11:56:59 am
Yes, thanks for the clarification.
Welcome.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Nealthedestroyer on August 24, 2009, 10:07:52 pm
my old army buddy suggested this site and being a gun toting, flag waving vet myself i couldnt resist
glad to know there are like minded individuals out there

going to school now in college station tx trying to get that framable piece of paper
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on August 24, 2009, 10:46:16 pm
Welcome to the board Neal.  Enjoy.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on August 25, 2009, 12:21:16 am
Been a while since I stopped in here so WELCOME NEWBIES. Hope you have a great time here and learn something while you're at it.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: VTXDm on August 26, 2009, 01:17:39 am
Newbie here. Well, new to this forum...been a gun owner and shooter for many years. Been lurking  :hide  on this site a long time and decided to join in on the fun. Very informative forum. Thank you.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on August 26, 2009, 02:16:26 am
Welcome to the board V.  We can always use more gun discussions.  Looking forward to your input.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunfighter Cast on August 28, 2009, 04:46:15 pm
Hello all. I am Daniel the host of Gunfighter Cast, active duty US Marine, Father and Husband. From Greensboro NC but haven't lived there in over 12 years due to the Marine thing.

I was introduced to this forum by the good folks and Crusader Weaponry and I hope to learn and pass on some knowledge from you good people.

Daniel
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on August 28, 2009, 04:51:20 pm
Looking forward to see you around Daniel.  Welcome!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on August 28, 2009, 04:58:32 pm
Hello all. I am Daniel the host of Gunfighter Cast, active duty US Marine, Father and Husband. From Greensboro NC but haven't lived there in over 12 years due to the Marine thing.

I was introduced to this forum by the good folks and Crusader Weaponry and I hope to learn and pass on some knowledge from you good people.

Daniel

Welcome Daniel,

Look forward to reading your posts.  Please don't mind our restructuring right now.

Steve
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on August 28, 2009, 05:19:15 pm
Well hell, brother! SEMPER FI Daniel. Glad to have you aboard and thanks for following my link in here from twitter. It's always good to have another Marine in here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Grant on August 31, 2009, 07:21:42 pm
  Well, figured I should introduce myself s'long as I'm here  ;D

Not alot. 

I live on a ranch in Montana, best of the 50 states (Okay! Okay!!! A tie with Texas).    A closet nerd (I write fanfic for stuff!!!...I know...pathetic).

  Hmmm. Now the important stuff:
 My favorite handgun's a Sig 226 .40
 I am soon to be in the market for a .50 BMG(Actually it's for dad. I buy the gun, he'll buy the scope+ starting ammo).
And I own more guns than a normal 18 year old.

   Looks like a great forum and see you around.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CameronS on September 01, 2009, 07:00:06 am
Good to have you Grant. Lookin' forward to those pictures of the .50.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: el rakeman on September 02, 2009, 10:09:22 pm
New (to this board) guy from Lexington, SC here!  Found y'all through MadOgre.com, which I enjoy quite a bit!  I don't post much on the other boards I go to....but I try to read as much as I can.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on September 03, 2009, 08:42:19 am
Welcome welcome.  Make yourself at home.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Jay on September 03, 2009, 09:56:27 am
Greetings all....

Name IS Jay , and I'm from Indiana.. about 50 miles north of Indy. Former Marine, and I've been shooting for forty years, and teaching a bit of it for right at thirty years. I've carried for right at thirty years as well. I tend to lean towards the 1911 platform, and the older .22 match rifles.

I look forward to exploring the site, and contributing if I can.

Semper Fi.......
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: LoneStarNational on September 03, 2009, 01:20:10 pm
Thanks for joinin' us Jay!  There's lots of young guys here, and we always welcome the voice of experience!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: dot4x4 on September 06, 2009, 02:38:16 pm
Hello to all on the greatest forum on the web.  I have been following WTA since it began, (Been reading the ogre for ever), and just got around to registering :facepalm  Yea, I am slow and will go clean my weapons as pennance.  I do live in the worst state ever, California but luckily I am a Peace Officer so I can still get the good weapons.   ;)  And yes it bothers me that everyone else cant get decent weapons here,  My personal favorite is my Keltec p3at which I am never without.   Looking forward to being able to coment on the best site ever.  Now where is my copy of MHI I need to read it for the third time  :devillol
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on September 06, 2009, 04:17:55 pm
Lucky, being able to carry here...

I bid welcome to a fellow person living in the People's Republic of Kalifornia.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: rufus on September 08, 2009, 02:38:49 pm
Hey there y'all.  I'm Rufus from Salt Lake City.  Found the site referenced on another and I am impressed!  Read a lot, learn a lot, but try to keep my mouth shut and not butt into other's business. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on September 08, 2009, 03:22:02 pm
Feel free to jump in any time Rufus.  Looking forward to your input! 

Welcome!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JohnnyRivers on September 25, 2009, 03:15:34 am
hi everyone.i am also newbie here.i just found that this is best site for discussion on healthy topic... ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on September 25, 2009, 03:27:06 am
Hey Rufus, don't worry, there's lots of Utah people here.  Feel right at home. (I'm in Midvale.)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on September 25, 2009, 08:36:39 am
Welcome, Johnny.  Lots of discussion on lots of topics, jump in head-first.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: American Rifleman on October 05, 2009, 07:34:35 pm
I feel bad, I haven't introduced myself. Hello I'm Lee, I love firearms of most kinds and designs. I'm from the PRK, so not a firearm freindly area, but I get along okay. This forum is an awsome place and I have enjoyed it thuroughly so far.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on October 05, 2009, 07:36:23 pm
I feel bad, I haven't introduced myself. Hello I'm Lee, I love firearms of most kinds and designs. I'm from the PRK, so not a firearm freindly area, but I get along okay. This forum is an awsome place and I have enjoyed it thuroughly so far.

I've gotten the impression that you know FMJ?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: American Rifleman on October 05, 2009, 07:47:54 pm
Yah, he is my good buddy, we live only a few blocks away. and he got me interested in small arms.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on October 05, 2009, 07:48:53 pm
You have my sympathy  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on October 05, 2009, 09:48:54 pm
I converted him into the way of the Right To Keep And Bear Arms.

I am a preacher, of sorts.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: American Rifleman on October 05, 2009, 10:00:30 pm
Jesse, I guess you have spent enough of your life dealling with FMJ to know he can get a bit over baring at times. He needs to get on better terms with his mom, so can get a gun! Then he will calm down :D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on October 05, 2009, 10:11:51 pm
"I am calm."  [in my best Hugo Stiglitz voice]
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: American Rifleman on October 05, 2009, 10:23:10 pm
Get the Mosin! come on think tula hex-receiver........
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: American Rifleman on October 05, 2009, 10:26:21 pm
Do I sense drueling?  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: AR lover on October 05, 2009, 10:31:18 pm
Do I sense drueling?  ;D
Drooling. ;)

FMJ, you better get a good SAT score. (that is his moms deal so he can get a gun) ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: American Rifleman on October 05, 2009, 10:50:29 pm
That and keep his room clean......
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: AR lover on October 05, 2009, 10:52:44 pm
Oh man...that's gonna be the hard part.

OR, you and FMJ could just move out to KY or some other super gun friendly state that other crazed teens are located, and buy as many guns as you want...ARs, AKs, BARs, ect... :devillol
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: American Rifleman on October 05, 2009, 11:05:40 pm
AR come on now, don't get me all excited like that.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: AR lover on October 05, 2009, 11:07:01 pm
I try.  :cool

But, ask Paul, the invitation still stands. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on October 05, 2009, 11:15:30 pm
Poor AR Lover, he has nothing better to do.

My room is clean. In a Picasso sort of way.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: American Rifleman on October 05, 2009, 11:19:36 pm
That room is clean, right? Don't make me come over their FMJ.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on October 05, 2009, 11:21:02 pm
The room is clean.  But enough talk about my room; it is only a berthing and storage area.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: American Rifleman on October 05, 2009, 11:22:04 pm
At least he has guns.........
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: AR lover on October 05, 2009, 11:23:14 pm
That room is clean, right? Don't make me come over their FMJ.
Remember, Picasso was now known for nice, neat paintings.  I think FMJ is trying to tell us his room's "cleanness" is a form of abstract art (something that RESEMBLES reality, but in a overly simplyfied or exageratted way)...

At least he has guns.........
Thanks Lee. ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on October 05, 2009, 11:26:55 pm
I refuse to start a mudslinging war.  We aren't in politics.

Somehow, I still think Picasso would have frowned at the Chauchat.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on October 05, 2009, 11:35:36 pm
The next post better be from a newbie.  :scrutiny

Welcome to the forum Rifleman.  :)


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: American Rifleman on October 05, 2009, 11:42:41 pm
Thanks T, It's nice to be welcomed by veterans such as yourself. By the way William Shatner is awsome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: mjolnir1964 on October 16, 2009, 09:33:43 pm
Hi everyone......I just signed up tonight.

My name is Randy, I'm 45 and I live in up-state NY. Married, no kids, and I'm going to school for Nursing after losing my job of 18 years last November.  I found about WTA awhile back when I first read Georges 'Ogre' website. I've also been listening to the "Armed American" radioshow pod-casts.
For those who may be curious, here're the firearms I own:

Mossberg 835 12 gauge pump (my Turkey gun)
Ruger 10/22 (my small game, fun gun)
Kimber Ten II 1911 (my other fun gun)
Savage 93R17 .17HMR (my small game/Crow fun gun)
Traditions Accelerator .50 cal Muzzle Loader (Deer Gun)

Politically, I'm right-wing/libertarian...which means I'm for much smaller Government, low taxes, strong military. pro-gun (obviously), as well as pro-gay rights, marijuanna legalization, and reasonable common sense Enviromental laws.  I'm a NY Yankee fan and I loved the movie Red Dawn. I'm hoping to be fairly active in here.

later, all

-R.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on October 16, 2009, 09:38:08 pm
Welcome Mjolnir! Looking forward to seeing you around.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harm on October 16, 2009, 09:42:20 pm
mjolnir - welcome!  Glad to have you aboard!  I'm glad to see another east coast member!  I'm from Arizona but my wife is from New England and know there are some great gun owners in that region.  

Don't worry about the libertarian part, many of us on here are proud to claim the libertarian card.  Others see things differently and while we don't have to agree all the time, we try and see past our differences.  

Can't wait for you to dive into the forum head first!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on October 16, 2009, 10:53:45 pm
Quote
mjolnir
Isn't that the name of Thor's hammer?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on October 16, 2009, 11:14:44 pm
Yup.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: American Rifleman on October 17, 2009, 01:45:23 am
Nice to have some more gun nuts around. These peolpe are nice but don't ask them to stick up for conservatives in a blue state. I live in one, and made that mistake. ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: M1911a1lvr on October 17, 2009, 02:20:30 am
Hi everyone......I just signed up tonight.

My name is Randy, I'm 45 and I live in up-state NY. Married, no kids, and I'm going to school for Nursing after losing my job of 18 years last November.  I found about WTA awhile back when I first read Georges 'Ogre' website. I've also been listening to the "Armed American" radioshow pod-casts.
For those who may be curious, here're the firearms I own:

Mossberg 835 12 gauge pump (my Turkey gun)
Ruger 10/22 (my small game, fun gun)
Kimber Ten II 1911 (my other fun gun)
Savage 93R17 .17HMR (my small game/Crow fun gun)
Traditions Accelerator .50 cal Muzzle Loader (Deer Gun)

Politically, I'm right-wing/libertarian...which means I'm for much smaller Government, low taxes, strong military. pro-gun (obviously), as well as pro-gay rights, marijuanna legalization, and reasonable common sense Enviromental laws.  I'm a NY Yankee fan and I loved the movie Red Dawn. I'm hoping to be fairly active in here.

later, all

-R.

   Hey there Upstate NY, Welcome to the board. I'm from the Lamoille County area of Vermont. Good to see another Mid Atlantic member. I can't call you a New Englander. It wouldn't be right and all, Since NY isn't apart of NE. But thats okay, You have over there on the other side of the 6th Great Lake.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: mjolnir1964 on October 17, 2009, 10:39:53 am
lol...thanks for the Welcomes!

Yup, Mjolnir is the name of Thors hammer.

As for anyone sticking up for Conservatives in a Blue State....I don't ask for it or expect it.  I believe we get the Elected Officials that we deserve.  America was in a real stupid frame of mind last election and  look what we got. Hopefully the country has woken up and will change the direction of where we're heading.  Sadly, New York will probably always be a blue state.....I just don't see that changing anytime soon ( and No, Pataki and Guiliani DO NOT COUNT!).

As for me being a New Englander....I was born in Portland Maine, so technically I am a true Yankee. Would love to move back to Maine in the future.


later, -R.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: azdoberman on October 17, 2009, 10:26:53 pm
New Board member here!  Found WTA through a fellow member "Harm"...He's a good man, and a great friend!  Love the site, and look forward to being a part of it.  On a side note..I'm starting to build a HD shottie and have really enjoyed the info found here. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: American Rifleman on October 17, 2009, 10:30:44 pm
Nice, I need one hd shotty, But surcumstances do not allow at the moment.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on October 17, 2009, 10:46:23 pm
Howdy azdoberman! Welcome to WETA, though any friend of Harm is somebody we'll have to keep an eye on  :scrutiny

 ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: hankpac on October 19, 2009, 07:56:38 pm
Newly signed up. Joined for the contest, so I hope 15 people will tell their story.
Retired, Veteran.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on October 19, 2009, 07:57:06 pm
Welcome to the board Hank.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harm on October 19, 2009, 10:12:48 pm
Watch it Jesse! 
 :neener


azdoberman WELCOME!  Glad to see you made it!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SunTzu on October 21, 2009, 10:03:06 pm
Howdy!  I joined earlier this month and am looking forward to seeing you all around the forum.  I heard about this site from LL on another forum and figured its got to be a good place.  I'm from East TN.  Guns are good.  Morbidly obese government is bad.  See you around the board.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harm on October 21, 2009, 10:26:08 pm
SunTzu - WELCOME!!!  Any friend of LL is welcome here!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SunTzu on October 21, 2009, 10:53:43 pm
SunTzu - WELCOME!!!  Any friend of LL is welcome here!

Thanks for the welcome!  I reckon I won't force my friendship on LL, I just know him from another board, though he seems to definitely be good people.   ;D  LL will read that and go  :facepalm.  LOL.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Beamish on October 22, 2009, 12:52:48 am
Thanks for the welcome!  I reckon I won't force my friendship on LL, I just know him from another board, though he seems to definitely be good people.   ;D  LL will read that and go  :facepalm.  LOL.
He's not the only one.   :neener
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SunTzu on October 22, 2009, 11:05:46 am
What the?!  Beamish?   :bs   ;D  This has GOT to be good!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mingo on November 03, 2009, 07:23:57 am
Hi from the N/E corner of Indiana.
I've been lurking around a little since getting this link from a friend.
Thought it was time to say "howdy". So, ...uh....HOWDY! :)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunsaddles on November 03, 2009, 10:38:48 am
I see familiar people .....
I'm using the user name Gunsaddles because I'm pimping my stuff - but I'm also known as politenssman on a slew of other forums...... and I am (apparently) a tactical seamstress.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on November 03, 2009, 11:19:28 am
Welcome Mingo and Gunsaddles!  Love the pic Mingo.  Gunsaddles, if you got the tactical seamstress skills, I'm sure there'd be people that would love to talk to you. Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mingo on November 03, 2009, 11:22:52 am
  Love the pic Mingo.
Thanks! When I first found that pic, the monkey held a Glock...but I carry a 1911, so a friend photoshopped a CDP into it just for me. :D
It's now a "one of a kind". :)
On another site I frequent, there was a sort of contest to name that monkey. "Mingo" won. Hence, my screen name.  :thumbup1
Title: Me
Post by: me on November 03, 2009, 06:19:07 pm
This site looks great. I'm a 20s-ish woman in Utah with great kids and a husband. 90% of the males just stopped reading. Good.

I love what I've seen so far and look forward to participating in this forum.

Let's assemble for freedom.

Me

Title: Re: Me
Post by: M1911a1lvr on November 03, 2009, 06:43:40 pm
This site looks great. I'm a 20s-ish woman in Utah with great kids and a husband. 90% of the males just stopped reading. Good.

I love what I've seen so far and look forward to participating in this forum.

Let's assemble for freedom.

Me



  Welcome to the group.
Title: Re: Me
Post by: StevenTing on November 03, 2009, 06:51:34 pm
This site looks great. I'm a 20s-ish woman in Utah with great kids and a husband. 90% of the males just stopped reading. Good.

We're not that shallow.   ;D  I read every single word you typed.  I even added you to the Women of WTA group.
Title: Re: Me
Post by: me on November 03, 2009, 07:16:56 pm
We're not that shallow.   ;D  I read every single word you typed.  I even added you to the Women of WTA group.

Thanks! I look forward to fraternizing with the locals.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on November 04, 2009, 12:51:36 am
There's lots of Utah locals around.  Go to the Gunshow on the 21st? and you can meet some of 'em.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Neil Casper on November 15, 2009, 01:17:21 am
Hello, my name is neil and I am a gun person.  My mother used to say I was born with a gun in my hand and the first words out of my mouth were 'Bang, bang'.  I'm mostly a beat-up old retired fellow now, but I still get around some.

I shoot IDPA regularly but pretty much suck at it anymore.  I'm a proponent of S&W .357 magnum revolvers and the .45 acp 1911. I love accurate rifles and Remington 1100 and 870 shotguns.

I believe in learning as much as you can about at least one subject so that people don't think you are completely ignorant.

I hope to hang around and learn something here. ;)

neil
"If I can't take it with me I'm not going!"
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on November 16, 2009, 01:03:55 pm
Welcome Neil!  Looking forward to your contributions.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: manithree on November 16, 2009, 03:43:30 pm
I've been here for a little while but never noticed this thread.  So here goes.

I'm 42, married, 4 kids and living in Orem, UT.  Computer nerd.

I bought my first handgun (and one for the wife) in March 09.  I now carry a Sig P229 DAK .40 S&W and/or a S&W 642 .38 spl.  Got my Utah CFP in September.

I'm still learning and currently focusing on defense of self and family.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harm on November 16, 2009, 03:51:10 pm
Manithree WELCOME!

Great choice on the Sidearm, I carry the DA/SA 229 and love it. 

Glad to have you here!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on November 16, 2009, 04:02:49 pm
I've been here for a little while but never noticed this thread.  So here goes.

I'm 42, married, 4 kids and living in Orem, UT.  Computer nerd.

I bought my first handgun (and one for the wife) in March 09.  I now carry a Sig P229 DAK .40 S&W and/or a S&W 642 .38 spl.  Got my Utah CFP in September.

I'm still learning and currently focusing on defense of self and family.


Welcome.  Make sure you plan to join us on Dec 5 at the Provo Gun Range. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: manithree on November 16, 2009, 06:07:32 pm
Welcome.  Make sure you plan to join us on Dec 5 at the Provo Gun Range. 

I'm planning on it.  I was just up there again last week.   It's a good place to shoot.

I'm hoping to pick up some pointers.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: tuts40 on November 23, 2009, 03:47:04 pm
Steve here, "newbie" to the forum after finding you all via a google search for shotgun load information.

Prefer Glocks due to performance/reliability and desire larger capacity than a wheelgun, yet hope to never require such.  However, my fave in wheel guns would be the Ruger SP101, no removable side plate - tough as a railroad spike.  It has filled a holster at my side many a time, and I do dry practice with it as I do the Glock(s).

If I owned some other handguns, or long guns including an AR, Remmington 870, Springfield Armory M1a National Match, Ruger 10/22, etc, I won't admit it.   :hmm

There are likely more "grunt/real world tactical/better this or that" training venues, but the one I've been to and have a membership at is Front Sight.  My wife joined me there recently for her intro to shooting (safely) for a little Two Day Defensive Handgun course. 

My hobby is a website, I know I know, but I'll put it here to get it off my chest.  Keep in mind, I'm NOT selling anything!  www.tutswords.com (http://www.tutswords.com)  Nothing better than placing business cards out there everywhere directing people to view such an offensive site!!  It's lilely you'll know after visiting it where I sit on the political spectrum, and how we should all dislike the idea of a person hating our diminishing liberty yet leaving it to the rest of us to "do something"...

Ok, So you all know something now of me but I think I've rambled on way too much for an intro, so see ya around the forum.  I'll spend some time looking through the other posts in this section to get to know some of you.

Remember: 1) If the NRA doesn't compromise then Michael Moore doesn't lie!
                  2) When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on November 23, 2009, 03:52:16 pm
Welcome, Tuts.  Sorry, we don't have any refreshments today.
Or nametags.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on November 23, 2009, 03:53:30 pm
Welcome to the board Steve.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harm on November 23, 2009, 04:23:15 pm
Hey Steve, how did your wife like the FS training?  Another member on here takes his wife on a regular basis and has great things to say about it.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: tuts40 on November 23, 2009, 05:07:50 pm
Thanks guys.

Harm,

Regarding your question about FS and how my wife liked it, I'd say mixed review from her.  (I love it, just wish theyd teach more (any) moving off the line of sight as you draw/fire.)  But she is new to guns and in fact is not a "gun" person at all.  She tolerates me well in that regard and does not mind at all that I am armed everywhere, all the time.  She hasn't even dry practiced at all and has no real interest.  She can pick up a weapon, check it clear or chamber check, and can shoot but as time goes by I'm sure her recollection of such diminishes.  I'm not gunna push her for now, I just hope she is never attacked.  God himself forbid such a thing.  However, if it ever happens I pray I'm there so we have at least a chance...

She had fun at Front Site, it is not "boot-campish" but is serious.  My twin boys when they were 15, at the end of the Four Day Defensive Handgun course, could draw from concealed and put two on thoracic target at 7yds in 1.5 seconds or less.  Not bad, considering they did so safely!

Would she go again?  Only if I went and as part of a vacation again, doubt she'd wanna go for the sake of going to FS only.  Me?  Oh yeah, looking for someone locally who wants to go FREE as I have a certificate for first timers.  My daughter, Army MP, may go when she takes leave next...
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: gwstang on December 01, 2009, 12:15:45 am
Looks like the right place for intro.  Hi everyone, I'm Gary from Alabama and glad to be here!  I am 53 years young so I've been around awhile and enjoy using firearms correctly! Spent 4 years in the Navy (75-79).  I do have a cc license and frequently cc when out and about.  Pretty easy here in Alabama to get the cc, just apply and have a clean record.  I have a couple of interesting weapons that my grandfather brought back from France in WWI.  One is a broom handle mauser that I have never fired, but appears to be in good condition and I will likely try it soon.  The other is a French semi auto pistol that does fire well, somewhat worn though. I carry a .40 S&W most of the time.  Been married 32 years to the same pretty red headed woman and she can shoot pretty darn good.  We have a small farm here in Elmore county that is 73 acres so we have  a good time shooting and hunting deer etc.  Oh and for my forum name, gwstang, I have a '66 mustang that I have restored.  Just finished putting a '90 5.0 HO/AOD tranny in it so it runs very well.  Also have a '56 cheby pickup that I have restored.  Thanks for having me here, Gary.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/gwstang/P2050040.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/gwstang/mustang.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/gwstang/mustanginpose.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/gwstang/PB030012Large.jpg)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on December 01, 2009, 12:22:33 am
Welcome Gary!

Nice vehicles.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on December 01, 2009, 12:58:53 am
You did ALL the restoration work?

(I ask because it wasn't until recently that I learned how much work goes into a restoration).
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on December 01, 2009, 01:41:24 am
Niiiice!  Welcome to the board Gary!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: gwstang on December 01, 2009, 05:51:57 am
Thanks for the welcome everyone!  Yes, I did most of the resto work.  The '56 has a camaro subframe underneath that I paid a guy to put on. Big job cutting off the front end frame and re-installing another one.  He had to use a jig to keep it square and correct.  But, when he got finished it now has disc brakes and power steering so it was well worth it. A body shop in my area painted it afterwards.  My youngest son and I rebuilt a 350 engine for it and installed these and it was ready to roll.  The '66 stang is the one that I spent the most time  on.  I did everything including the paint on it. Buffing that clear coat out is very hard work to say the least.  But I do enjoy driving both. I would have to say that one of the hardest jobs is re-wiring an old vehicle.  There are complete kits to do this and they are labeled...but still have to get into/crawl under crazy place to accomplish the task. Thanks again, Gary.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: WiFiNetGuy on December 02, 2009, 02:21:41 pm
Hey, everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Alvin from Virginia. I own a small self-defense products and training company (Strike Back Technologies) and am a member of USCCA among others. Have been a gun(s) owner pretty much all of my life, started hunting with dad at about 10. I'm also an ex-cop. Anyway, looks like a great forum and I'm glad I found it.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on December 02, 2009, 02:41:59 pm
Welcome Alvin.  Looking forward to your contributions and insight!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on December 02, 2009, 10:29:19 pm
Tell me about it... (re: buffing the clear coat)

But the cars look so nice after wards.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harm on December 03, 2009, 06:27:34 pm
LOUD BOISTEROUS WELCOME to both Alvin and Gary.  Glad to have you guys here!
Title: rdsii64 says hello
Post by: rdsii64 on December 09, 2009, 12:38:29 am
Hello folks, I was cruising around youtube and came across a video that mentioned this website. I decided to drop in and see what was here. So far I like the place. I am a retired Marine and  my current hobbies include F class Competition , long range predator hunting, Motorcycles (sportbikes in particular) and apple computers.  When I am not out shooting, busy at my reloading bench you can find me either riding my motorcycle or updating my small slice of the web.
My little piece of the web can be found here.  http://web.me.com/rdsii64/Shooter64/Welcome.html (http://web.me.com/rdsii64/Shooter64/Welcome.html) .  I have a few silly videos blowing up bottles in the desert on youtube if you care to see such things check'em out here http://www.youtube.com/user/rdsii64. (http://www.youtube.com/user/rdsii64.)

Shoot strait and often
Scooter
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on December 09, 2009, 12:47:55 am
Welcome Scooter!

Mind if I ask what video pointed you here?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: rdsii64 on December 09, 2009, 01:02:02 am
Welcome Scooter!

Mind if I ask what video pointed you here?
It was a video of a guy  and his .22-250 caliber varmit rig. If memory serves me correctly it was a savage model 112
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on December 09, 2009, 01:16:32 am
Welcome Scooter!

Hmmmm.... I put a video up of Jesse and his .22-250.

This one by any chance?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzMJexesZHs# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzMJexesZHs#)


-T.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on December 09, 2009, 01:59:49 am
"Gruesome Prairie Dog Kill"  my epiphany on light, hyper velocity small caliber bullets...
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: rdsii64 on December 09, 2009, 06:03:38 am
Welcome Scooter!

Hmmmm.... I put a video up of Jesse and his .22-250.

This one by any chance?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzMJexesZHs# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzMJexesZHs#)


-T

That isn't the video but the guy that made the video I was referring to was in it
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on December 09, 2009, 12:30:12 pm
Ah.... probably George.  George makes lots of vids alright.  ;)


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SigNY on December 11, 2009, 08:35:15 pm
Hello All,

    I found WTA by way of another forum and thought I would drop in and check it out.  I like it!.  I am a transplanted Ohioan living in the mid-hudson valley region of NY unfortunately. But this is the place God has planted me for the time being and if it's his will then well it is good with me.  I am an "engineer" or that's what they call me.  But I think of it more like a glorified maytag repair man.  I work on semiconductor equipment.  I am a hunter/trapper.  Love to fish and camp.  Basically all things outdoors.  I am an avid defender of my freedoms and my way of life which we all have in common here.  I like to reload not because it saves me money(It helps a little) but because it's fun and you can take pride in the fact you made your own ammo.  I look forward to meeting you all.  God Bless.

SigNY
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ShiWei on December 11, 2009, 09:14:20 pm
Hey SigNY,

My family was once stationed in Rome, NY when I was little, anywhere near you?  Also, what do you trap in NY?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SigNY on December 11, 2009, 09:21:25 pm
I am about 3 hours from Rome in the Fishkill.  I like to trap Fisher's and Coyotes(Because they are killing all the deer).  I would love to get a Bobcat someday.  But they are hard to come buy in my area.  Really I trap just about everything from Beaver to Muscrat. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on December 11, 2009, 10:41:04 pm
I heard that PETA once tried to convince the town of Fishkill to change their name, even though the name was derived from old Dutch.  IIRC, "kill" was supposed to mean "town."
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SigNY on December 11, 2009, 11:08:42 pm
I heard that PETA once tried to convince the town of Fishkill to change their name, even though the name was derived from old Dutch.  IIRC, "kill" was supposed to mean "town."

I never heard that one.  That's a hilarious story.  There are a few towns and roads around here that have kill in the name.  PETA sure has some guts don't they.  All be it misguided.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on December 12, 2009, 01:00:22 am
Yes, apparently they wanted to convince the town to change it's name and as a reward, PETA would have given the local school cafeteria a certain amount of veggie-girly-burgers.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SigNY on December 12, 2009, 01:45:05 am
 :rotfl

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: junyo on December 12, 2009, 11:16:40 am
Hi. I came over from THR chasing Project SteFAL. Then I saw the Broadsword.

Happy dance.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: orb on December 12, 2009, 11:46:41 am
FMJ, I heard about the PETA Fishkill deal a while back.  You have quite a memory.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: M1911a1lvr on December 12, 2009, 12:54:58 pm
Hello All,

    I found WTA by way of another forum and thought I would drop in and check it out.  I like it!.  I am a transplanted Ohioan living in the mid-hudson valley region of NY unfortunately. But this is the place God has planted me for the time being and if it's his will then well it is good with me.  I am an "engineer" or that's what they call me.  But I think of it more like a glorified maytag repair man.  I work on semiconductor equipment.  I am a hunter/trapper.  Love to fish and camp.  Basically all things outdoors.  I am an avid defender of my freedoms and my way of life which we all have in common here.  I like to reload not because it saves me money(It helps a little) but because it's fun and you can take pride in the fact you made your own ammo.  I look forward to meeting you all.  God Bless.

SigNY

  Hello there Sig NY, im in VT. Maybe we should look at organizing a WTA East Coast meet up. There are at least 4 of us on this coast. Maybe we can set it up for somewhere here in VT. That way everyone can bring whatever they want. Welcome to the board.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: mjolnir1964 on December 13, 2009, 04:52:22 pm
Welcome SigNY....I'm about 35 miles west of  Albany, in Amsterdam.

IIRC, Peta also wanted the Catskills renamed because the name invokes an image of cats being  killed.   :scrutiny   I'm not sure, but I think kill is Dutch for 'creek'.

I also think an East-Coast WTA meet-up would be a cool idea.


-R.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Andrew on December 14, 2009, 10:29:58 pm
Hey, I am Andrew (Andy for short ;D ), I am from South Central KY.   Learned about this forum from my friend, AR lover on here, so I may head on over here from THR.   I guess you can just say I love shooting.  O0
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SigNY on December 14, 2009, 10:38:15 pm
Welcome SigNY....I'm about 35 miles west of  Albany, in Amsterdam.

IIRC, Peta also wanted the Catskills renamed because the name invokes an image of cats being  killed.   :scrutiny   I'm not sure, but I think kill is Dutch for 'creek'.

I also think an East-Coast WTA meet-up would be a cool idea.


-R.
Hey mjolnir1964.  My hunting club and myself own a cabin in the ADK about 45 mins from Amsterdam.  I frequent Franks Gun Shop in Broadalbin whenever I head up to the Cabin.

  Hello there Sig NY, im in VT. Maybe we should look at organizing a WTA East Coast meet up. There are at least 4 of us on this coast. Maybe we can set it up for somewhere here in VT. That way everyone can bring whatever they want. Welcome to the board.

I think it's a great idea!  VT would be the best option for the NE. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on December 14, 2009, 10:47:49 pm
Hey, I am Andrew (Andy for short ;D ), I am from South Central KY.   Learned about this forum from my friend, AR lover on here, so I may head on over here from THR.   I guess you can just say I love shooting.  O0

Welcome to the board Andy!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harm on December 16, 2009, 04:55:04 pm
If you guys set up an East Coast WETA group get together this next summer I might even be able to join ya! 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: AR lover on December 23, 2009, 12:18:50 am
That would be cool, I could probably make it there as well, depending on meaning of "East Coast".
Title: New guy from Virginia
Post by: mikef54 on January 09, 2010, 09:51:57 pm
Hello from another new guy from Virginia. Found this site while looking into opinions on .308 rifles. Have an AR-15 and an AK-47,but looking to buy something in .308 as I will probably sell the AK.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: luke213(adamsholsters) on January 18, 2010, 07:28:15 pm
Hi guys great site so far, I got linked here from Mad Orge's website and took a look around seems like a great place with good info.

My name is Luke, I've been carrying concealed for the last 7 years or so, and I've recently started making holsters for concealed carry. I'm located in Texas at the moment but my wife and I travel around the country and live mostly in our motorhome, we tend to head south in the winter months. Our house is in Michigan but to be honest we really haven't stayed a night in our house since November of 2008 which is pretty sad;) My wife is a travel nurse working in the ER or cardiac, and hopefully I look forward to sharing some info and experiences with you guys.

Thanks for the resource.

Luke
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on January 18, 2010, 08:22:55 pm
Welcome Luke.
Title: Re: Adams Holsters
Post by: JesseL on January 18, 2010, 09:14:25 pm
Also if posting this info or anything is against the rules please shoot me a message I'd be more than willing to move off to private messages or the sort. I haven't found the formal rules for the forum so I don't want to overstep on my first day here;)

(can you tell I moderate another forum myself? That I don't want to make more work for someone else:)

Here you go:
The House Rules and Mission Statement. (https://wethearmed.com/index.php/topic,5.0.html)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harm on January 18, 2010, 09:26:51 pm
Luke hopefully you feel properly welcomed!  :)  Glad to have you here and hope to get to know you. 

Just a heads up for all members, we've got most of our membership seems to be spread between Arizona, Utah and Texas so keep your eyes peeled to hear about get togethers near you! 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on January 18, 2010, 09:34:49 pm
And there is a handful of us in the Left Coast.


I'm actually surprised by the amount of private ARs owned here to be perfectly honest.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: luke213(adamsholsters) on January 18, 2010, 10:06:46 pm
Thanks for the welcome guys if there is a get together in my neck of the woods I'm all for it(well for that matter in an area we happen to be living:)

Luke
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: hawk002 on January 20, 2010, 11:30:16 am
Hello everyone, I stumbled accross this site and would like to say, I think I'm gonna like it. I live in south Texas and have for as long as I can remember, and would not trade this state for any other!! I love firearms, any and every kind, and am glad to be able to own whichever ones you desire. God bless!!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harm on January 20, 2010, 12:12:13 pm
Welcome Hawk!  Glad to have you!  Make yourself and home and feel free to jump into posting!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on January 20, 2010, 12:42:48 pm
Welocome.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: luke213(adamsholsters) on January 21, 2010, 12:52:11 am
Welcome from about 30 miles north of you;) (New Caney/Kingwood)

Luke
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: hawk002 on January 21, 2010, 09:41:06 am
Thanks everyone!!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FirstCavApache99 on January 28, 2010, 01:09:32 pm
Hello from Virginia. My name is John and I am new to this forum. I found a link from the United States Concealed Carry Association and it looks like it's right up my alley. I am a disabled veteran who served with the First Cavalry Division at FT Hood, Texas as an Apache Longbow helicopter crew chief. I am an NRA member, USCCA member and I belong to several second amendment based forums. I am a firm believer in the right and the duty to own and carry a firearm to protect myself, my family and if need be my community. I hope to learn a lot from the other members here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on January 28, 2010, 01:18:20 pm
Welcome to We The Armed FirstCavApache99!

Given your background, I'm sure you'll enjoy Bud's stories (but so does everyone).
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on January 28, 2010, 01:24:24 pm
Hello from Virginia. My name is John and I am new to this forum. I found a link from the United States Concealed Carry Association and it looks like it's right up my alley. I am a disabled veteran who served with the First Cavalry Division at FT Hood, Texas as an Apache Longbow helicopter crew chief. I am an NRA member, USCCA member and I belong to several second amendment based forums. I am a firm believer in the right and the duty to own and carry a firearm to protect myself, my family and if need be my community. I hope to learn a lot from the other members here.

I'd also love to hear any stories you have.  Apache Longbow = Awesome.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Storyteller on February 01, 2010, 08:02:48 pm
Aloha, Storyteller in Hawaii. Former LEO (1970-83), USAF Security forces(66-70 including 2 tours "over there") and bunch of other stuff. Been a shooter since the late 60's and I too can remember the time before nanny state took over.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harm on February 01, 2010, 08:03:53 pm
Storyteller - WELCOME!!  Great name BTW!  Glad to have you aboard!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: sohmdaddy on February 01, 2010, 11:24:16 pm
Welcome, we love  stories
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Slayer-72 on February 10, 2010, 07:15:09 pm
hello from virginia. got here by reading a book actually. MHI is my favorite book next to a couple of other unrelated ones, but that lead me to larry's blog, then i found the link there to madogre.com, and that lead me here. i've actualyl been lurking for a while, which is why i didnt think to drop an introduction. a little aobut me though, i've been shooting since i was 3 and I am currently 18. i dont really pick up on the fanatics about guns, i couldn't name a gun except perhaps if it has one particular defining phrase about it, like the SCAR, the TAR-21, ect, but i do have a very inventive mind, and like to think up guns of my own.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on February 11, 2010, 12:44:31 pm
hello from virginia. got here by reading a book actually. MHI is my favorite book next to a couple of other unrelated ones, but that lead me to larry's blog, then i found the link there to madogre.com, and that lead me here. i've actualyl been lurking for a while, which is why i didnt think to drop an introduction. a little aobut me though, i've been shooting since i was 3 and I am currently 18. i dont really pick up on the fanatics about guns, i couldn't name a gun except perhaps if it has one particular defining phrase about it, like the SCAR, the TAR-21, ect, but i do have a very inventive mind, and like to think up guns of my own.

Welcome Slayer,

I think the more you hang around guns, the more you'll learn.  That's kinda like myself, except I started with guns when I was about 20.  I spend many hours at the gunshop just standing there listening to the sales person talk to a buyer.  Picked up lots of lingo and got to learn about how guns worked.  Then I met GeorgeHill, who furthered my education.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on February 13, 2010, 10:44:44 am
I do that as well.  I'll stop by Basin and just hang around listening to George talking about guns to customers.  I do learn a lot.  Welcome fellow Virginian!  (though I currently reside in Utah.)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: mqondo on February 15, 2010, 05:19:20 pm
HEY!  I'm new here.  I have heard of this site before, but was reminded by 2TransAms over on the 1911Forum.  I think I need to cut back on the forums because this is the 4th I've joined. :facepalm  Anyway, I'm from SLC.  Not new to firearms.  Been shooting pretty much all my life.  I carry on a daily basis.  My favorite carry gun so far is a SW1911 with Diamondback Rattlesnake grips.  I have to add that SlipStream Lubricant is freaking amazing stuff, and is the only thing I put on the firearm posted below.

(http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/ww226/sleepieweasel/SW1911Snake-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on February 15, 2010, 05:21:01 pm
Welcome to the board.  Looking forward to seeing you around!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on February 15, 2010, 05:52:25 pm
Those are purdy grips.  I want.  And Welcome.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: luke213(adamsholsters) on February 16, 2010, 12:34:51 am
Welcome to the forum, and your grips have given me an idea:) Off to the workbench I go:)

(this is why I can't read WTA this late at night I get ideas and then I'm up till all hours of the night;)

Luke
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: mqondo on February 16, 2010, 10:39:38 am
Thanks for the welcomes.   ;D 

Welcome to the forum, and your grips have given me an idea:) Off to the workbench I go:)

(this is why I can't read WTA this late at night I get ideas and then I'm up till all hours of the night;)

Luke
I hope you share your idea when it's done.   :cool
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on February 16, 2010, 04:58:41 pm
Dude, rattlesnake grips?  That's awesome. I want some for my AK now. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: luke213(adamsholsters) on February 16, 2010, 06:49:05 pm
Well lets just say I've got some rough sharkskin and a fairbit of kydex and adhesives, I'm thinking sharkskin grips;) We'll see how it works out.

Luke
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Raptor on February 16, 2010, 06:52:03 pm
Welcome to WTA, mqondo.

Rattlesnake grips? Sweet! Never seen anything like those before. Where'd you find 'em?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ZeroTA on February 17, 2010, 08:43:17 am
HEY!  I'm new here.  I have heard of this site before, but was reminded by 2TransAms over on the 1911Forum.  I think I need to cut back on the forums because this is the 4th I've joined.

2TransAms is a big mean....wait, that's me!  ;D Glad you made it over here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ZeroTA on February 17, 2010, 08:43:54 am
Well lets just say I've got some rough sharkskin and a fairbit of kydex and adhesives, I'm thinking sharkskin grips;) We'll see how it works out.

Luke

Now this I gotta see. You have to do these now.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: mqondo on February 17, 2010, 07:38:23 pm
Welcome to WTA, mqondo.

Rattlesnake grips? Sweet! Never seen anything like those before. Where'd you find 'em?
These are very comfortable grips.  Much better than any others that I have tried. A guy on UCC (Ruger Collector) posted pics of his and I had to get some when I bought a 1911. They can be purchased at http://www.doggrips.com/ (http://www.doggrips.com/) .
If you go to the products page, and click on one of the photos on the right, you will actually see mine on the list.  He hasn't put too many on there, but it made it.  I'm pretty excited about that.  It's the only S&W 1911 there.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harm on February 17, 2010, 07:39:48 pm
Man I'd love to get some of those for my sigs...
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: mqondo on February 17, 2010, 09:38:00 pm
2TransAms is a big mean....wait, that's me!  ;D Glad you made it over here.
Thanks.   :popcorn  Good to be on another sweet site.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Qball on February 26, 2010, 05:09:29 pm
Thought I had better check in and introduce. Great to see another great site to visit. I hope that it will continue to add to my knowledge, and add the the 2A cause.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on February 26, 2010, 05:14:21 pm
Thought I had better check in and introduce. Great to see another great site to visit. I hope that it will continue to add to my knowledge, and add the the 2A cause.

Welcome Q.  So is when I see Cache Valley, I think of the one in Utah.  Are there any others?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Bo Smith on February 26, 2010, 11:00:44 pm
Those rattlesnake stocks are pimpin'. You need a holster, belt, and boots to match.

Actually, I would love all of those, but not at the same time.  :hmm
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: mqondo on February 27, 2010, 10:23:30 am
Thought I had better check in and introduce. Great to see another great site to visit. I hope that it will continue to add to my knowledge, and add the the 2A cause.
Welcome from SLC!  :D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: mqondo on February 27, 2010, 10:26:55 am
Those rattlesnake stocks are pimpin'. You need a holster, belt, and boots to match.

Actually, I would love all of those, but not at the same time.  :hmm
Thanks.  ;D  I would actually like to have a snake skin holster. :rock
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 06, 2010, 01:07:42 pm
hello again  -  not so much a" newbie "as a" not around much lately".  Glad to see things are thriving here and from now on I intend to keep up a presence. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Bo Smith on March 06, 2010, 01:16:08 pm
Thanks.  ;D  I would actually like to have a snake skin holster. :rock

You know, we've got this guy here...

I'd bet that if you sent him a nice rattler hide, he'd find a way to put it on a nice belt rig for you.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on March 06, 2010, 01:30:39 pm
Welcome back Coelacanth.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on March 06, 2010, 01:44:38 pm
Good to see you around Coelacanth. Keep an eye out for AZ WeTA meetups.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Deer Hunter on March 06, 2010, 05:06:01 pm
hello again  -  not so much a" newbie "as a" not around much lately".  Glad to see things are thriving here and from now on I intend to keep up a presence. 
Best. Name. Ever.

Especially since you are a member, but just haven't been seen in a while.

Bravo, man. Bravo.  You have made this bio nerd extremely happy.  :clap
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Bo Smith on March 06, 2010, 05:12:57 pm
I guess I am not big on recognizing member names until I get used to the poster's style, but let me also commend you on the living-fossil moniker. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: mqondo on March 06, 2010, 07:02:35 pm
You know, we've got this guy here...

I'd bet that if you sent him a nice rattler hide, he'd find a way to put it on a nice belt rig for you.
It's the lack of funds holding me back on that one.  Otherwise I'd find a couple hides and send them his direction.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: YELLOWPAGES on March 08, 2010, 03:10:22 pm
Hello -  I have already made a few post. I wasn't aware that I was to sign in here first. I am very new at this. Found this forum from George's  Ogre Clan .
 I  do have to say, I have greatly enjoyed all that I have read and learned so far.  A little about myself, I am from the great gun loving state of Texas. I grew up with a grandfather who owned a hardware/sporting good store that sold guns and ammunition. So I was hooked on everything firearms from a very early age.

I look forward to contributing more on this forum in the future.

 :cool
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on March 08, 2010, 03:12:10 pm
Welcome, YELLOWPAGES.
Just let your fingers do the clicking through the forum.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: YELLOWPAGES on March 08, 2010, 04:00:21 pm
Thanks for the warm reception Ben.  I appreciate it!

Shaun
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on March 08, 2010, 04:03:52 pm
No problem, pal.  We're friendly enough around here.  Even our Ogre doesn't usually bite people.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: mqondo on March 08, 2010, 05:45:36 pm
Welcome to the forum YELLOWPAGES!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: YELLOWPAGES on March 09, 2010, 04:16:35 pm
Welcome  to you also fellow newbie Mqondo!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on March 14, 2010, 03:21:08 am
  Even our Ogre doesn't usually bite people.

Ben

Yup.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: KellyTTE on March 24, 2010, 07:11:58 pm
Hey folks. Longtime shooter here, been heavy into the tactical training side of things for about 4 years now. I recognize a few names here and there already, I also coach/mentor a fairly active .mil shooting team as well.  I came here from a post JesseL made (blame him). Looking forward to hanging out.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: luke213(adamsholsters) on March 24, 2010, 07:15:08 pm
Welcome to WeTheArmed ;D

Luke
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on March 24, 2010, 07:34:00 pm
Hey Kelly, love the Baldwin, leper king of Jerusalem avatar.  Here's a hilarious write-up of him. http://www.badassoftheweek.com/baldwin.html (http://www.badassoftheweek.com/baldwin.html)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: KellyTTE on March 24, 2010, 07:43:04 pm
That's pretty cool, thanks for sharing. The whole 'leper' gig is an inside joke with a few friends, but Baldwin certainly deserved his place in history, hence the avatar.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: witchydiva on March 24, 2010, 08:05:12 pm
Hi everyone, newbie from Texas here. I followed a link that JesseL posted on fark.com to your forum, and am looking forward to exploring it and learning a bit on the way.
 Civilian here, couple years or handgun and rifle, little bit of shotgun hunting (hogs), interested in improving all my skills (especially handgun and rifle).
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: KellyTTE on March 24, 2010, 08:06:50 pm
*waves* Hey dere WD
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 25, 2010, 10:54:46 pm
prehistoric greetings to all you nOObs.  Welcome to WTR - jump in and get your feet wet.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Bo Smith on March 26, 2010, 09:41:35 am
prehistoric greetings to all you nOObs.  Welcome to WTR - jump in and get your feet wet.   ;D

WTR

 :scrutiny :scrutiny :scrutiny
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: M1911a1lvr on March 26, 2010, 04:09:04 pm
prehistoric greetings to all you nOObs.  Welcome to WTR - jump in and get your feet wet.   ;D

   yeah this is WTA!! not WTR.   It is We The Armed not We The Rmed :hide :devillol
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on March 26, 2010, 04:55:41 pm
WTR--That's where the Happy Ogre resides, isn't it?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: KellyTTE on March 26, 2010, 05:19:32 pm
Its a scaly, prehistoric fishy typo.. or something.. :devillol
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: YELLOWPAGES on March 26, 2010, 06:11:10 pm
welcome fellow newbies!! :clap
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 26, 2010, 10:58:07 pm
OK - smart Alec . . . you try typing with fins instead of fingers :scrutiny
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Skeptic49 on March 27, 2010, 07:35:22 am
OK - smart Alec . . . you try typing with fins instead of fingers

Two words, adaptive keyboard!

Geoff
Who looks for the geek solution.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Bo Smith on March 27, 2010, 09:33:44 am
Makes me wonder how ones picks one's nose with flippers...
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: M1911a1lvr on March 27, 2010, 12:22:14 pm
Makes me wonder how ones picks one's nose with flippers...
 
    well you wouldn't actually pick your nose at that point, it's more of a scooping motion. but then scally fish that have to pick there noses is a pretty disturbing mental picture. Since that would have to be a dogfish or some crazy looking amphibian of some sort. Not sure if the ogre would stand for that kind of competition..... :hide :devillol
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 28, 2010, 08:47:24 pm
I'm so happy to have provided the entertainment for this week. . . :P  And for your information I have a couple of pet clownfish for the nose thing.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on March 28, 2010, 09:11:20 pm
Typing skills or not... welcome.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 28, 2010, 11:20:03 pm
thx  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JoeSparky on April 02, 2010, 04:57:51 pm
Hello all,

Followed a link from UCC to here.
I am a family man from Utah who is a FIRM believer in CONSTITUTIONAL LAWFUL GOVERNMENT.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on April 02, 2010, 04:59:06 pm
Welcome, you will like it here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on April 02, 2010, 05:00:12 pm
Welcome to the fray, Joe.  Look forward to seeing you around.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GrassBlade on April 08, 2010, 03:08:12 pm
Hello all, I just registered.

I am a Marine veteran currently driving a truck for a living and eagerly awaiting my next exodus from CA, (There have been other unsuccessful attempts to leave.)  I like to shoot just about everything, but I tend to prefer weapons that chamber centerfire, self-load & are not plastic.  I love my Series 70, but I am by no means a 1911/.45ACP snob.

I actually stumbled upon this site while doing a Google search for FBMG, (A thread on THR led here.)  Mainly, I wanted to find out what happened to FBMG, but I liked the look of the site, so I decided to stick around.

Speaking of THR, I haven't posted there regularly in a few years and judging from the first few posts in this thread, it might not be the same site I remember.  (I will have to go check it out.)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on April 08, 2010, 03:16:24 pm
Welcome!  Sounds like you'll fit in pretty well here.
Glad to have you on board.

I'll make no mention of other fora at this point, but this is a pretty good one.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on April 08, 2010, 03:26:02 pm
I can not think of a situation where there would be "too many Marines" so you're very welcome here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Plebian on April 08, 2010, 04:44:35 pm
I can not think of a situation where there would be "too many Marines" so you're very welcome here.

If there is a limited number of women around... Then I believe too many marines would be possible.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GrassBlade on April 08, 2010, 05:41:13 pm
If there is a limited number of women around... Then I believe too many marines would be possible.

That's why God invented WMs.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: freeman1685 on April 14, 2010, 12:53:03 pm
I was asked in another thread to visit this one and introduce myself.  Well, you asked for it..... My name is Richard, I live in Crown King, a small town in Arizona, in the middle of the Bradshaw Mountains between Phoenix and Prescott.  We have a population of about 100 year round residents. I moved here from Phx about 4 yrs ago to get away from the garbage there.  I have about 30 years of private sector security experience, not the passive observe and report type but agressive hands on enforcement, I spent 3 1/2 years in the Army as a gunbunny (13B1O), when I wasn't working security I was driving a taxi or Limo (executive protection detail), I have some law enforcement training to go along with the security training.  I'm not an expert on the subject...but I know a few things.  I believe very strongly in the RKBA, and in the Constitution (as written) in general.  I believe we should hang ALL the lawyers (RAH had it SOOO right), if not for them we wouldn't be in the pickle we're in right now :bash.  I believe that it does NOT take a village to raise a child, parents should be able to decide what is best for their children, not some bureucrat with no vested interest or knowledge of the family dynamic.  I believe that welfare is the bane of our society, "You work, you eat.  You don't work, you don't eat."  I bust my a** for what I have, and I don't want some worthless waste of space with his/her hand in my pocket, benefitting from the fruits of my labor.  You will find that I am VERY opinionated on many subjects, I'm stubborn, cantancerous, I'm one of those "Angry White Males" that the liberals used to cry and wring their hands about.  I feel put upon when someone invades my privacy without invitation,  I'm one of those "surly curmudgeons" that RAH alluded to in his writtings.  On the other hand I'm also a good friend to have, at least I'd like to think so anyway.  Well, there it is, a short synopsis of who is "ME." Take it or leave it, as you choose, I'm not gonna change, many have tried. >:D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Storyteller on April 14, 2010, 01:05:57 pm
Well hell freeman, don't hold back. tell us how you really feel. Welcome, I think you'll probably find someone to associate with here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on April 14, 2010, 01:22:44 pm
Welcome to the board.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harm on April 14, 2010, 02:58:50 pm
Indeed Freeman welcome to the board!  Just an FYI we're having an Az. shoot'n get together at the end of the month.  Check out the announcments thread.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: freeman1685 on April 14, 2010, 03:41:05 pm
Indeed Freeman welcome to the board!  Just an FYI we're having an Az. shoot'n get together at the end of the month.  Check out the announcments thread.

Thank you all.  I am aware of the get together on the 24th as JesseL sent me a PM about it, unfortunate I'm gonna have to take a rain check. I'll be working that weekend, it's the spring chili cookoff in Crown King and I will undoubtably be up to my ears in drunk people.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on April 14, 2010, 08:59:23 pm
I'm a former gunbunny.  Worked with the old M198's, the towed 155mm.  Thems was the dayz.  "King of Battle!"
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: freeman1685 on April 14, 2010, 10:17:35 pm
I'm a former gunbunny.  Worked with the old M198's, the towed 155mm.  Thems was the dayz.  "King of Battle!"

I was on the M110 SP.  Comparable to the 19er8, just half the work, didn't have to dig 'er in by hand, let the hydrolics do the job.  Saw a 105 crew diggin' in once,  was VERY happy I wasn't part of that crew, and that's a small gun.  I drove the M548 6ton tracked ammo vehical.  Yep them waz the days.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on April 16, 2010, 12:31:26 am
Welcome to WTA bro.  I like your intro ;).  Most days I envy you living in Crown King - we camp quite a bit just down the road a ways from you.  Back Watson Spring Road up against Big Bug Mesa.  Some friends had a placer claim up there a few years back and we took a liking to that location. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: freeman1685 on April 16, 2010, 10:15:36 am
Welcome to WTA bro.  I like your intro ;).  Most days I envy you living in Crown King - we camp quite a bit just down the road a ways from you.  Back Watson Spring Road up against Big Bug Mesa.  Some friends had a placer claim up there a few years back and we took a liking to that location. 

Well come on up, I work at the Saloon as a cook (among other things) I sling a pretty good burger.  If you're not going to the get together on the 24th, we've got the Spring Chili Cook off that weekend. 10 bucks (I think, might be a little more this year) for all the beer you can drink and samples of some mighty good chili, you can even enter if you want, gotta have at least a gallon for the judging.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on April 16, 2010, 04:03:42 pm
Sounds tempting!  I have promised to attend the the shoot on the 24th though so I will have to take you up on it another time.  Unless I can argue persuasively enough to get them all to drive to Crown King for burgers, chili and beer.  Dang, I'm makin' myself hungry ( grin ).
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: freeman1685 on April 17, 2010, 02:19:11 am
Sounds tempting!  I have promised to attend the the shoot on the 24th though so I will have to take you up on it another time.  Unless I can argue persuasively enough to get them all to drive to Crown King for burgers, chili and beer.  Dang, I'm makin' myself hungry ( grin ).

You are welcome anytime.  We get day trippers all the time.  There is a calendar of events posted on www.gregors.com (http://www.gregors.com), for those that haven't ever been here, be prepared for about 27 miles of washboard road.  If you need directions feel free to PM me.  It would be great to meet the people I'm talking to.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on April 17, 2010, 11:05:28 pm
The chile cook off is twice a year - right?  Happens again in the fall if I remember right. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: freeman1685 on April 18, 2010, 01:28:30 am
The chile cook off is twice a year - right?  Happens again in the fall if I remember right. 

Yup, we also have the horseshoe pitch, 4th of July, Veterans day, Like I said check out the calendar of events at www,gregors.com, thase are just a few of the events that we have and there's usually a band on event weekend nights.  Or you can just come up for the hell of it, there's lodging available if you book well enough in advance, or camping in the PNF.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: americigerm on April 24, 2010, 11:19:32 am
Why hello there,

My names Kenneth, or Germ, which ever floats your boat. I just registered here on account of my good friend FMJ is a member here. He's always going posting pretty much every day during our Marine Bio class.

A little about myself, I'm 17 (Yes, I'm not legal yet) and I go to the same school as FMJ. Recently he's kinda sparked my interest in guns quite heavily, so I figured hey lets come here and learn something. Uh, well I play soccer and water polo, I was captain of both teams and take pride in it a little  ;D

I'm a computer geek. Yes geek, not nerd, there is a big difference. I know my fair share of computer information. I'm also a avid gamer, Counter-Strike: Source is where it's at. I'm also a photoshopper, so it's the perfect combination of geek.

Let's see what else, I worked in a bicycle shop recently for my Senior internship, so I know my way around a bike, and ride sometimes.

And yeah, that's about it. I hope I can learn a bit while I'm here.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on April 24, 2010, 11:24:25 am
Welcome to the board.
I like CS:S, it's simple and fun.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: americigerm on April 24, 2010, 12:04:46 pm
Welcome to the board.
I like CS:S, it's simple and fun.

Ben

It is simple and fun, and it get super fun when you get into the competitive side. Ever played a season? I've done a season of ECO-O and CEVO-O.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on April 24, 2010, 01:52:55 pm
Hey dude!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on April 24, 2010, 02:00:19 pm
Nope, I'm not a competitive guy.  I play for fun.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: americigerm on April 25, 2010, 12:46:58 pm
So do you just pub it up? Or do you do like GG or some other kind of mod?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on April 25, 2010, 01:41:03 pm
Mostly.  I do like GG though, but still only pubs.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: gh0st_c0rnbread on April 28, 2010, 02:22:33 pm
Hi I'm Josh.
I like Beretta's.
Sometimes I make Kydex holsters.
I don't own any plastic guns.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CameronS on April 28, 2010, 02:34:33 pm
Short and sweet. ;D Good to have you.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on April 28, 2010, 02:45:12 pm
Welcome, Josh!

Now people know who I mean when I refer to my shooting buddy of days gone by.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: redrobyn100 on May 22, 2010, 10:17:00 pm
New girl from Michigan!  Just found your site thanks to Adam's Holsters.  Luke is making me my first custom made holster and I am so excited. I have had several holsters that just don't work for the "shape" we women have.  I am very excited to see how his work.  The one he had me try seemed very comfortable, we will see how it will be for my every day carry.  I carry a Taurus PT709 everyday. 
Since I have just started poking around on this site, I am anxious to see what it has to offer, at first glance it seems most posts seem to be a little old (nothing very current), but we will see.  I hope the woman's section will offer more than what I have found on other such sites.   I look forward to what I will find. :clap
Robyn
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on May 22, 2010, 11:11:05 pm
Glad to have you aboard, Robyn.   :thumbup2  The deeper you look around here the more great stuff you find.  Your kids and your Grandmother could also come here and not be offended.  Not always an easy thing to find on the net.   :facepalm   I've only been here a short time myself but the people I've met here both electronically and in person are solid.  Once again, not always an easy thing to find on the net.  Glad you found a holster maker to suit you - post some pics when you get a chance.  I hope you find WTA to be the kind of place you wouldn't think of being without as many of us have. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on May 22, 2010, 11:33:20 pm
The Ogre just got an Adams sharkskin holster and loves it.  Great stuff!  Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: luke213(adamsholsters) on May 24, 2010, 03:39:34 pm
New girl from Michigan!  Just found your site thanks to Adam's Holsters.  Luke is making me my first custom made holster and I am so excited. I have had several holsters that just don't work for the "shape" we women have.  I am very excited to see how his work.  The one he had me try seemed very comfortable, we will see how it will be for my every day carry.  I carry a Taurus PT709 everyday. 
Since I have just started poking around on this site, I am anxious to see what it has to offer, at first glance it seems most posts seem to be a little old (nothing very current), but we will see.  I hope the woman's section will offer more than what I have found on other such sites.   I look forward to what I will find. :clap
Robyn

Glad to see you guys made it! It's a great site, it's not quite as fast moving as some other forums out there. In the sense that there might not be 400 new topics a day but it's a good mix of good information and slow enough moving forum to actually absorb said information;)

All that said, hope you and Dave enjoy coming around a posting some;)

Take care!

Luke
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: gawain12 on May 26, 2010, 10:55:59 pm
I have never introduced myself properly here, but felt I should do so because I find myself lurking around frequently.

My name is Nick. I grew up in the flatlands, in Indiana near Chicago, but moved to VA where I attended college. I stuck around, got a job, a good wife, and a few good guns. My daily carry is a G17 3rd Gen in an RCS Phantom. I found WeTheArmed through Mad Ogre's site and enjoy the discussions here and learning about all things boomstick. The other sweet thing about WeTheArmed.com is that it's not blocked by the server filter at work, and that is an excellent, excellent thing.

Peace Out!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: redrobyn100 on May 27, 2010, 07:25:41 am
Glad to have you aboard, Robyn.   :thumbup2  The deeper you look around here the more great stuff you find.  Your kids and your Grandmother could also come here and not be offended.  Not always an easy thing to find on the net.   :facepalm   I've only been here a short time myself but the people I've met here both electronically and in person are solid.  Once again, not always an easy thing to find on the net.  Glad you found a holster maker to suit you - post some pics when you get a chance.  I hope you find WTA to be the kind of place you wouldn't think of being without as many of us have. 

Thanks for the welcome, the more I poke around in here the more I see what you mean.  The "other" site that I am on...well lets just say...it can make a girl blush!  There is a lot of meaningless dribble, some good stuff, but a lot of junk.
Would you happen to have any recomendations for a tactical and self defense institute?  I have looked into MDFI but am not impressed with the integrity of their leaders.
My husband and I will be celebrating our  25th wedding anniversary and would really like to go someplace for like a week for hand gun and AR training.  I have done a little research on Tactical Defense Institute, and it seems pretty good.
Front Sight looks good as well, it is just a little farther than we would really like to go. (we live in Michigan).
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on May 27, 2010, 09:40:07 pm
Not sure about anything in that line in Michigan.  A little out of my neighborhood but let me ask around and if I get any leads I'll pass them along.   Happy anniversary, BTW.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on May 27, 2010, 09:46:09 pm
I have never introduced myself properly here, but felt I should do so because I find myself lurking around frequently.

My name is Nick. I grew up in the flatlands, in Indiana near Chicago, but moved to VA where I attended college. I stuck around, got a job, a good wife, and a few good guns. My daily carry is a G17 3rd Gen in an RCS Phantom. I found WeTheArmed through Mad Ogre's site and enjoy the discussions here and learning about all things boomstick. The other sweet thing about WeTheArmed.com is that it's not blocked by the server filter at work, and that is an excellent, excellent thing.

Peace Out!

 Welcome to WTA, Nick.  Glad to have you drop in and get acquainted.  We are pretty laid back here but you can still get a spirited discussion if you're not careful.  ( grin )  We may have the highest concentration of COG's ( look it up  ;D )  on the net.  Nice to know we don't trigger the BS meter on the site filter.  See you 'round the forum.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Bo Smith on May 27, 2010, 09:52:42 pm
Welcome to WTA, Nick.  Glad to have you drop in and get acquainted.  We are pretty laid back here but you can still get a spirited discussion if you're not careful.  ( grin )  We may have the highest concentration of COG's ( look it up  ;D )  on the net.  Nice to know we don't trigger the BS meter on the site filter.  See you 'round the forum.

HEY! Who are you calling old?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on May 27, 2010, 09:54:36 pm
Well. . . me for one.  Aintcha' gettin' a bit touchy in yer old age there Bo?   :neener
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Bo Smith on May 27, 2010, 11:05:26 pm
I hardly have a gray hair.

But I did have to look up the acronym...
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on May 28, 2010, 12:39:37 am
 ;D  good on ya'
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on May 28, 2010, 12:45:33 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAaWvVFERVA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAaWvVFERVA#)
Sorry, only the first part is actually relevant.  I had to. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Bo Smith on May 28, 2010, 07:00:54 pm
That was exactly what crossed my mind when our resident prehistoric fish implied that I am old.  :thumbdown
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on May 28, 2010, 07:22:26 pm
I love that Monty Python bit.  On behalf of the COG's I would like to thank you for lowering the average age of the WTA membership.  We only wish you had joined sooner so as to have a more profound impact.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: gawain12 on May 29, 2010, 06:55:41 pm
Thanks coelacanth! Glad to be here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on May 30, 2010, 05:00:15 pm
Good sig. line, gawain.  Some nitwit at work asked me if I was one of those " bitter clingers".  I gave him the hairy eyeball and said "Why yes, actually I am.  Unlike my government, my faith and my firearms have never failed me.".  So there's him standing there with a dumb look on his face trying to think of something witty to say when I turn around and walk away.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: YELLOWPAGES on June 01, 2010, 01:58:26 pm
Welcome Nick and Robyn. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Viking on June 03, 2010, 04:56:22 am
Hello, Viking here. Some on this board might know me from APS. Heavily tattooed libertarian-ish punkrocker from Sweden. Currently taking classes/shooting lessons so I can finally get my full hunter's exam and finally get me some firearms. ;D
Beyond that I have an unhealthy fascination for fantasy, science-fiction, alternative history fiction, enjoys collecting sharp objects, ranting & raving, walking about, concerts and getting mildly moderatly drunk in the company of good friends ;D.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on June 03, 2010, 09:50:10 am
Welcome to the board.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on June 03, 2010, 11:15:45 pm
Man, you must be lucky to find Carl Gustav and Husqvarna Swede Mausers in 6.5x55 back home.

:wub
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Viking on June 04, 2010, 12:41:41 am
Man, you must be lucky to find Carl Gustav and Husqvarna Swede Mausers in 6.5x55 back home.

:wub
They pop up at gun stores and auctions occasionally yes. Average price seems to end up somewhere way below $100 ;D. Seen them go for 500 krona (~$60) at auctions.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on June 04, 2010, 01:16:07 am
They pop up at gun stores and auctions occasionally yes. Average price seems to end up somewhere way below $100 ;D. Seen them go for 500 krona (~$60) at auctions.

I am jealous.  Do you know if they still sell ammo for Swedish 1887 7.5mm Nagant?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Viking on June 04, 2010, 12:10:40 pm
I am jealous.  Do you know if they still sell ammo for Swedish 1887 7.5mm Nagant?
Haven't got the faintest idea. Though considering that a few (or more, heard some stories of the armed forces of the 80s here) of them were still in use up until the 1980s to train military dogs to not be afraid of gunshots, so some might've been made up until then...I could ask around a bit if you want to. I know some people who might know...
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Basher on June 07, 2010, 01:19:15 pm
Well, I don't see a way to start my own thread in the Introductions sub-forum, so I'm assuming this thread is the "welcoming mat" for all newbs. :hmm A little different, but I'll roll with it.

Anywho, I've been a member over on Arizonashooting.com since shortly after it started, as well as ARFCOM, Snipershide, and a few others. Harm told me about this forum as a result of my move to Utah (which will be taking place on Wednesday, I believe). Currently an AZ resident, but will be in Utah for at least the summer, but probably much longer, so I'm hoping to find decent spots to shoot (either established ranges, or open spots) that extend out to at least 500m (finally getting started in some F-TR shooting on an informal basis). Would be great to find spots out in the desert (?) so I can work from a holster as well, etc. So, glad to be here and hope to learn a lot. :D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on June 07, 2010, 01:20:13 pm
Welcome to the board, Basher.
I'm sure the Utahans have lots of great places to shoot.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on June 07, 2010, 01:59:54 pm
If you ever get near Vernal, we got a range that goes out to about a 1000.  And its free.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on June 07, 2010, 03:25:15 pm
Well, I don't see a way to start my own thread in the Introductions sub-forum, so I'm assuming this thread is the "welcoming mat" for all newbs. :hmm A little different, but I'll roll with it.

Anywho, I've been a member over on Arizonashooting.com since shortly after it started, as well as ARFCOM, Snipershide, and a few others. Harm told me about this forum as a result of my move to Utah (which will be taking place on Wednesday, I believe). Currently an AZ resident, but will be in Utah for at least the summer, but probably much longer, so I'm hoping to find decent spots to shoot (either established ranges, or open spots) that extend out to at least 500m (finally getting started in some F-TR shooting on an informal basis). Would be great to find spots out in the desert (?) so I can work from a holster as well, etc. So, glad to be here and hope to learn a lot. :D

Welcome Basher,

It all depends on where you live.  Do you currently have your CCW Permit for AZ?  Are you planning to get one for UT?  If so, let me know.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Basher on June 09, 2010, 06:33:08 pm
Thanks for the welcome, everybody. :D

Not sure how often I'd make it to Vernal, but sounds like it would be worth the trip! Once I get my PSS scoped and running again, I'll have to see about trying my hand at 1K. Thanks, Khorne.

Steven, I do have my AZ CCW, and if I end up moving to Utah for good (it's just a sure thing for the summer at this point), then I will be obtaining a Utah CCW. I've had LOTS of offers to get "hooked up" for a good class, so I'll have to look into them all and see who I feel comes out on top.

As an aside, I'm an avid sportbike rider and I'm always looking for good roads to ride, and good riders to show them to me. Feel free to get in touch with me if you've got a nice ride you're willing to share! Same goes for good scuba-diving, if there are any decent spots in the Provo/SLC area. ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Twistcut on June 12, 2010, 09:13:18 pm
Guess this is the place to check in. Heard this forum mentioned by MadOgre on his Youtube vids so decided to stop in and check it out, then decided to register. I'm up in Idaho.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on June 12, 2010, 10:32:12 pm
Hello there and welcome to WTA.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on June 29, 2010, 12:38:58 am
Hello, my name is Jim... I am your average 6'4" 290 lb gun nut.
I live in Va for the moment... but do telecom work nationwide... and occasionally in canada.
My EDC battery is a pair of 1911s, RIA duotone tactical full size and a high standard crusader compact... both in .45acp, OR a pair of .44 wheel guns. Astra Terminator 2 7/8" magnum and a taurus 445 .44 special for my pocket gun.I am on a few gun related forums so it IS possible you may have seen me elsewhere.


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on June 29, 2010, 12:41:21 am
Welcome Jim.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on June 29, 2010, 04:10:39 am
Welcome Evil one.  You're in Buena Vista, eh?  I love BV.  Went to college there.  I miss that place.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harley on July 06, 2010, 06:53:25 pm
Hi everyone, New guy here.  Ran across this board when I googled the Beretta TX4 SA Shotgun.  As if I could afford it  even if I  wanted it.  Retired Navy now living deep in the woods of central Florida.  Don't tell anyone but I'm really a Yankee from upstate NY in another life.  Got tired of freezing my ass off.  So when I joined the Navy I went west and south and stayed there.  Hobbies are Model railroading HO scale 1950's era (hey don't laugh allot of old farts do it), throwing knifes/Tomahawks and riding my Harley that unfortunately got sunk by a hurricane in the Keys a couple of years ago.  My plan is to be riding again within the next 12 months. On a Harley of course. One of my dogs name is also Harley so don't get confused.  I haven't explored the forum at all yet so I will hold my tongue on anything more until I can get up to speed. Looking forward to meeting some new folks.
Tt
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on July 06, 2010, 06:55:21 pm
Welcome Harley.  I think you'll like it here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on July 06, 2010, 07:03:30 pm
Welcome to Harley the person, not the dog, or the bike.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Storyteller on July 06, 2010, 07:18:51 pm
Welcome toHarley, the person, the dog, and the bike.  :neener
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SuperNaut on July 07, 2010, 12:45:24 am
Welcome to the new guys!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: cdrhoad on July 18, 2010, 01:40:46 pm
Hello everybody.. I've been hearing about this forum on a few others and decided to join up! I am a Utah resident. I am certified to teach the Utah concealed carry, NRA basic pistol / First steps. And I am an NRA certified RSO. I am looking into getting a few more instructor certifications (rifle, shotgun, self defense in and out of the home etc.) and I am also interested in volunteer teaching for the Eddie eagle program at a few local schools.
 I look forward to the discussions to ensue!  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on July 18, 2010, 01:48:47 pm
Welcome cdrhoad!  You'll find many a Utah resident here.  Sounds like you got a lot to bring to the table. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on July 24, 2010, 12:03:41 am
Welcome to all.  May you find this place as welcoming to seekers of knowledge and as hostile to purveyors of BS as we all have.   :scrutiny  WTA is the best gun board period -because we're family. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Chief45 on August 05, 2010, 11:50:25 am
Morning all.

Doug Jones here, Chief45 has been my handle for several years.  Long time gun nut, career cop, still on the job in Kansas (25 years and counting), small collection of handguns (only have 10 currently), not much on hunting anymore other then the 2 legged variety but did hunt a lot in my younger days. Grew up in Michigan and worked western Kansas so both short range brush/timber and wide open flat lands.  My son carries on the family hunting tradition now. 20 year old at Kansas state, also in the trapshooting club and has managed to cob onto some of my guns already, can't even wait.  :D.
married 22 years to a great lady that likes the smell of Hoppe's #9. 2 kids, daughter is 18 and will be going to Emporia State university this fall. 
firearms instructor many years, also teach firearms at our state law enforcement academy (last 16 years), former competitive shooter (pistol, rifle, black powder). Lifetime NRA member. elected school board member, active in Rotary and Boy Scouts, former 4-H shooting sports instructor, poker player and tournament director and wife and I run our own tournament series locally including dealing.  That's about all.

 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Matthew Mayner on August 05, 2010, 12:01:40 pm
Welcome Chief45!

So you've found yourself the rarest breed of woman, one who actually likes Hoppe's #9!  Lucky, mine can't stand it.

Good to have Scouters on here, I'm a Scoutmaster in Idaho, it's one of the best programs around for young men.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on August 05, 2010, 12:09:31 pm
Welcome, Chief45...

Wow... we have some great members.  I love it.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Chief45 on August 05, 2010, 12:37:21 pm
One of my "Proud moments" was when my son made Eagle. 

I even got him the Mike Rowe Eagle letter, which he got a kick out of. 




Welcome Chief45!

So you've found yourself the rarest breed of woman, one who actually likes Hoppe's #9!  Lucky, mine can't stand it.

Good to have Scouters on here, I'm a Scoutmaster in Idaho, it's one of the best programs around for young men.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on August 06, 2010, 04:59:34 am
Welcome aboard - sounds like you're going to fit in around here just fine.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Adam T on August 06, 2010, 05:10:29 am
hello new on this site.

Happy to be a part of we the armed looking  too meet some new friends with whom i could go on some tracks. Im traveling a lot course i love to do it. Especialy love south America's  forests (you know close to home :P) whats more about me im a great bicycle geek. Motor Bicycles (http://motorbicycle.org/) is the place where im doing all the upgreades for it. Im looking now for sb. to company for hounting at argentina. I found this site (http://www.argentinabighunting.com.ar/index_ing.htm)  and if some one already used their i would be glad of any advice or information about  them. Even more glad if any of you would also plan to go :). Although im going away from the topic of this post ;) so what to tell more about me im in my late 30 im a male and i live in USA.

Adam T
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SuperNaut on August 06, 2010, 09:33:00 am
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JackCrow on August 09, 2010, 03:12:34 pm
Greetings everyone,

Long time lurker, thought I would step out of the shadows, as it were, and join the conversation.
I'm looking forward to hanging out and getting to know everyone better.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bmitchell on August 09, 2010, 03:19:18 pm
Welcome to the forum.

Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on August 09, 2010, 03:34:35 pm
Welcome Jack!

Good to have another AZ person around. Keep an eye out for local meetups.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on August 10, 2010, 03:07:41 am
Welcome!  The Arizona contingent continues to grow.  Sweet!   
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: rvsix8 on August 23, 2010, 11:50:59 pm
Well, figured I might as well say Hi. The name's Dustin. I'm a Munitions troop in the USAF. I've been in a little over 6 yrs. I'm originally from Ohio but now live in NM. That's just  how the military works sometimes. I'm a proud American, a proud Christian, a proud Airman, and a proud gun owner. I don't have nearly as much knowledge as some of the posters, so be prepared for a lot of questions from me.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on August 24, 2010, 12:49:02 am
Welcome to the board Dustin.  Looking forward to your input.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Omega on August 24, 2010, 02:34:22 pm
Another new guy from Indiana, checking in to say hello.  I look forward to meeting all of you and sharing knowledge with you.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Storyteller on August 24, 2010, 03:56:44 pm
rvsix8; Welcome brother flyguy. Glad to have you aboard. Omega; Howdy and glad to have you around.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on August 25, 2010, 02:05:51 am
Welcome to both rvsix8 and Omega!  Great to have you both on board.  See you 'round the fora.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Chipp on August 27, 2010, 03:54:30 am
Hi all, rvsix8  told me about this site so I thought I would check it out. I have a few guns, I know what some are but tring to figure out the rest. I am in the Air Force and AMMO troop at that. I have been around guns most my life but don't know that much about different types. I am ready to learn from some of you guys.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: NTexas_V-Star on August 27, 2010, 10:44:07 am
Howdy all.  I've been lurking for a while, and can't get enough of this site.  I found WeTheArmed due to Larry Correia's blog.  I'm a big fan of his MHI universe, and the Creative Writing section on here is phenomenal.  PS: I'm anxiously awaiting additions to GeorgeHill's "Uprising".

Been into guns for a long time, I took the step and got my Texas CHL January of 09'.  My EDC pistol is a Springfield Armory LightWeight Champion Operator 4" 1911.  Nightstand is a 5" XD in .45ACP, with a Streamlight TLR-1s on the rail.  Along with the Mossberg 835 UltiMag 12 gauge.  I'm working on a project .308 for long range stuff.  Started life as a Remington 700 SPS Varmint.  Replaced the stock with the Tactical stock.  26" barrel with a 1 in 12" twist.  I just need to select some optics and work up a load.

So that's me.  My name's Matt, I go by NTexas_V-Star.  When I first got into online forums, I rode a Yamaha V-Star.  I now have a Harley, but I kept the name the same since I use it on a few different forums.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on August 27, 2010, 02:51:22 pm
Welcome Chipp and Matt!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on August 27, 2010, 02:59:38 pm
More Texans and Zoomies!  :panic


 :D
Welcome aboard guys.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: NTexas_V-Star on August 27, 2010, 04:29:44 pm
Welcome Chipp and Matt!


-T.

Thanks dude
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ront on September 09, 2010, 12:24:30 am
Hi all. I just found your forums today and liked what I saw. I registered and would like to take part.
I am from the Pacific Northwest. I am married and we have 3 daughters. I enjoy guns and photography. I am looking forward to conversing with you all!!

Ron
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harm on September 09, 2010, 01:09:49 am
Welcome Ron!  Pics are always welcome lol. :neener
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CXB on September 09, 2010, 01:24:22 am
Welcome Ron, you'll enjoy this place.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on September 09, 2010, 04:30:43 am
Howdy Ron.  Welcome to the best run, tightest knit, gun board around.  Glad to have you with us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ront on September 09, 2010, 12:57:31 pm
Thanks for the welcome. The reasons stated below are the main reason that I decided to join in!!

Thanks, Ron



Howdy Ron.  Welcome to the best run, tightest knit, gun board around.  Glad to have you with us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: TheBusinessEnd on October 01, 2010, 12:28:23 am
Hello, world!

My name is Ben, and I presently live in Pinal County, southeast of Mesa, Arizona.  I am in my late twenties, married to a wonderful woman since 2004, and have a newborn son.  I drive a Freightliner, running local delivery for a nationwide battery company, and I enjoy my work and my customers.  I grew up Christian in a nominally conservative(apolitical until voting day came) home and, after wandering during my twenties, I am now libertarian and am working my way back to religion.  Every year, I grow more tired of the Arizona summers and big cities, and one fine day we will pick up and move.  We would like to end up in southwest Missouri, but our families both live here and may keep us in-state(probably Prescott).

I frequent Armed Polite Society (http://www.armedpolitesociety.com) and occasionally post at Zombie Squad (http://www.zombiehunters.org), P-64 Resource (http://www.p64resource.com), both High (http://www.thehighroad.us) Roads (http://www.thehighroad.org), and (very occasionally)Gen[M]ay (http://www.genmay.com), under various names.  I have been lurking here for some time now and thought I'd registered long ago, but learned otherwise when I went to reply... so here I am.  I first learned of WTA from a Zombie Squad member's forum signature, and I enjoy listening to George on Armed American Radio (http://www.armedamericanradio.org).

I enjoy shooting recreationally and would like to participate in IDPA, but for now it's just shooting cans in the desert.  I have an Arizona CCW permit and carry most any time I leave the house(my employer does not permit me to carry a weapon).  I am ambivalent about open carry.  I appreciate that good is done every time Mr. and Mrs. Average see a clean, normal-looking guy wearing gun in a peaceful capacity, however I feel much less self-conscious when carrying concealed, so I usually tuck it in.

I presently have a Glock 19C, a Radom P-64, and a wz.88 Tantal.  I bought the Glock from a friend - it was not what I wanted in a pistol, but the price was right, and it has grown on me.  At first I couldn't shoot it as well as I'd liked, but after much practice and reading Massad Ayoob(Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery), I have become much more precise and confident.  I carry it in a Crossbreed Supertuck, loaded with 124grn hollowpoints from Double Tap.
The P-64 is an incredible amount of gun for the money - I bought it for $160 from J&G, and though thirty years old and "used", I couldn't tell that it had ever been fired.  Dedicated holsters pretty much don't exist for this thing, so I don't presently have a decent carry holster for it, but a Galco UDC(made for a Walther PPK; I expect it will fit) is on its way to me.  People love to complain about trigger pull and recoil, but a hammer spring brought the trigger within reason, and recoil has not been a problem for me.  I made the mistake of firing a friend's LCP and found its trigger and its recoil both to be much worse than my half-as-costly Commie gun.
The Tantal has its ups and downs.  I discussed it here (https://wethearmed.com/index.php/topic,11134.msg177861.html#msg177861).  I like it, but I'd choose a different AK if I had it all to do over.

My next purchase will probably be a Saiga-12, to fill the shotgun-shaped hole next to the other guns.
After that, it'll just be filling the other holes...
Battle rifle: FAL carbine, if I ever get enough cash in one place to buy a good DSA or have one built(I have been referred to Arizona Expert Arms (http://www.azexarms.com/Welcome.html) for this).
Scoped rifle/DMR: PSLs are pretty inexpensive, which is great because I am cheap.  I like the idea of a fun semi-auto chambered for a versatile round which I can buy by the case of milsurp or by the box of match.
Bolt-action rifle: Yugoslavian M24/47s, or maybe an SMLE.
Pistols: here we go... 1911, CZ-52, Makarov PM, SIG Pro, TT, Witness Match 10mm.
I think once I have those, I'll be satisfied...   :hmm

Anyway, I am pleased to make your acquaintance.  I hope I can contribute, and I'm sure we'll have fun here.
- Ben
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on October 01, 2010, 12:55:12 am
Welcome aboard TheBusinessEnd!  I don't think you'll be satisfied no matter how many guns you get.  >:D  I really enjoy my PSL, its versatile and a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on October 01, 2010, 01:02:12 am
Welcome aboard to another "Zonie".   ;D  We'll probably do a face to face some day at one of the WTA Arizona range days.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: TheBusinessEnd on October 01, 2010, 01:06:24 am
Welcome aboard to another "Zonie".   ;D  We'll probably do a face to face some day at one of the WTA Arizona range days.

Sweet!  I'm certainly interested.  Been wanting to get involved with the ZS guys in Tucson, but for lack of time... you know.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harm on October 01, 2010, 01:32:15 am
Glad to hear another Pinal County member is here.  I live over in Maricopa.  From the sounds of it though you may be in QC.  In which case we'll have to break you out sometime soon!   :neener
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Smith1776 on October 04, 2010, 12:56:58 am
New guy here from Texas.
Just started going to the range on a regular basis, trying to improve my trap shooting. Soon will be starting on the pistol range.

 Currently on the lookout for a new shotgun that is easy on the eyes, 12 GA, with recoil reduction design. Im thinking the Beretta xplor A400 Unico (some would argue with me about "easy on the eyes", I just dont like that Benelli Vinci)
(Will post a separate thread about that later ;)

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on October 04, 2010, 01:22:24 am
Welcome, Smith1776


All I can say is that shooting trap is pretty darn fun and refreshing.  I do it every once in a while, but I enjoy it.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on October 04, 2010, 10:55:44 am
Welcome Smith,

I know that Auto's help reduce recoil.  Wish I could do more trap shooting but whenever I want to, it's usually just me and I can't throw and shoot at the same time.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Stupiddumbface on October 09, 2010, 12:13:09 am
Hi all,

Just thought I would introduce myself. I stubbled across this site while looking for information on Saiga 5.45's. I have recently devolped shooting/owning guns as a hobby and at some point will probably ask some rediculously "newbish" question I am sure. Currently I own a Saiga 12 which I am in the process of converting, a Vector Arms underfolding AK-47 (by far the best AK I have had to date), and a Mosin-Nagant 91/30. Obviously I have a definete soft spot for commblock weapons. I would like to build a 5.45 or 5.56 Saiga "scout" gun, with a conversion of course.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on October 09, 2010, 12:17:22 am
Welcome to the forum SDF.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on October 09, 2010, 12:24:55 am
Another commie gun lover!  Welcome aboard.  Dont hesitate to ask newbie questions.  Sometime those aren't as easily answered as one might think.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on October 09, 2010, 12:40:58 am
Another commie gun lover!  Welcome aboard.  Dont hesitate to ask newbie questions.  Sometime those aren't as easily answered as one might think.


Welcome.  Don't feel bad about asking questions.  You can learn so much off the good folks at WTA.  I know damn well I have.

And yeah, commie guns FTW!
:rock
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MacLean on October 17, 2010, 04:09:50 am
New here, but not to forums.

Read a couple of interesting books by a frequent poster, decided to come and see what was going on.

I'm an LEO, a firearms instructor, and a general fan of self defense and shooting.

I like people who think like I do, and spend way too much time online.

I'm an admin on a couple of forums, and respect anyone who puts in the work to make a place like this work.

Cheers, looking forward to looking around!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on October 17, 2010, 04:13:35 am
Welcome to the board MacLean.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MacLean on October 17, 2010, 04:23:08 am
Welcome to the board MacLean.


-T.

Thank you, sir!

Looks like a great place to spend some time.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on October 17, 2010, 11:37:34 am
Welcome!  Hope you like your stay here.  Fresh towels will be brought up soon.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Chief45 on October 17, 2010, 02:08:37 pm
New here, but not to forums.

Read a couple of interesting books by a frequent poster, decided to come and see what was going on.

I'm an LEO, a firearms instructor, and a general fan of self defense and shooting.
**SNIP**

Cool, another brother of the badge, and who likes Larry's books.   Welcome.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on October 18, 2010, 03:12:00 am
Glad you could join us MacLean.  I think you're going to like it here.    :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Langenator on October 18, 2010, 12:47:33 pm
I may have committed a social faux pas of posting to Uprising without formally introducing myself, so here goes:

I'm 36, been an officer in the Army for 14 years.  I'm currently the strategic plans officer for the 82nd Airborne Division.  Before I was a strategist, I was an infantry officer, mostly mechanized.  (I'm currently thinking through plot excuses to pivot-steer my way through a zombie horde.)

My duty stations, in order:
Baumholder, Germany
Fort Benning
Fort Lewis
Fort Jackson
Fort Lewis (part deux)
Fort Bragg (current)

I'm married to a wonderful woman who actually somehow tolerates me, and we have 3 boys with another on the way in the spring.  She poked me becuase the dialog I wrote for her in my Uprising segment was "off," so look for her to write from her own POV in the future.

Gun wise, my real passion is mil surp rifles, or "old guns" as the Mrs calls them.  I consider myself lucky that she doesn't always differentiate amonst them all that well, so my collection can grow somewhat unnoticed.  Because if you know how many guns you have, you don't have enough.  I have 44.  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on October 18, 2010, 01:10:22 pm
Yes.  Love Milsurp guns!  Nothing like the history and smell of wood and grease.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on October 19, 2010, 03:16:10 am
Amen.  Welcome to WTA.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SuperNaut on October 19, 2010, 09:26:33 am
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ricky on October 22, 2010, 08:00:55 am
Hello everyone,

My name is Rick and I am an addict, have been since is was a wee lad. I love em all, I like shooting them, like cleaning em, really enjoy tearing into them, admiring the craftsmanship and engineering. Ah, the smell of a fine leather holster with just a hint of CLP, wonderful. Plus, any place the Mad Ogre hangs out has to be good, right? ;D

All kidding aside, I'm 39 from FLA and here to learn, provide support and lend a helping hand as needed. My wife of 20 years is almost as big a fan of fine blades, firearms and archery as I am. Thank you for having me and here's to the you all.  :cheers
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SuperNaut on October 22, 2010, 09:24:43 am
Welcome Rick!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on October 22, 2010, 07:12:36 pm
Welcome aboard!  Glad to have you.  And you listen to AAR. Awesome.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on October 23, 2010, 12:30:59 am
Cool!  a 2fer!   Welcome to WTA.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Car 4 on October 27, 2010, 11:54:44 pm
Hello all.....I am brand new to this forum....brought to the site by my son, Maclean. I am a retired LEO with 30 years service to the King County Sheriff's Office. I also served in the US Army, lo these many years ago. I am also crazy about science fiction and in a roundabout way, came to this site through Larry Correia and his recent books about MHI.

I assisted my wife in raising our 5 kids (and I do mean assisted) and taught all of them to shoot. Two of them are LEOs and one is a Navy flier. All of them are better than fair and one is a state certified  instructor...and very good indeed. We are a wel armed bunch and strong believers in the 2nd Amendment....even though one of them is a liberal. (Not Maclean)

Looking forward to talking with many of you and enjoying the exchange of ideas and information.


Car 4  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on October 27, 2010, 11:57:21 pm
Welcome aboard Car 4!  Hope you enjoy the show!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on October 28, 2010, 01:42:48 am
Welcome to the board!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on October 28, 2010, 01:55:04 am
Welcome!  Glad you could join us.  Looking forward to your input.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Storyteller on October 28, 2010, 03:41:42 pm
 :coffee  Welcome. My daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids live up in MonteLake Terrace and I spent some teen years in Edmonds.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Car 4 on October 28, 2010, 11:49:50 pm
:coffee  Welcome. My daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids live up in MonteLake Terrace and I spent some teen years in Edmonds.

So did I, graduated from Edmonds High in 63....went off to war in 66.

Car 4
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: nokt on November 01, 2010, 05:11:14 pm
I stumbled onto this site while doing a search for Monster Hunter Vendetta.  I recently discovered, read, and reread both MHI and MHV.  Both books are now in my top 5 favorite books of all time!  After discovering that Larry Correia is a Co-Founder, I knew I had to join.  I love big game hunting, bow hunting, shooting, and anything to do with guns.  I'm a Utah resident with a CFP and I carry a Taurus PT145 daily.  I have a few other guns too, and I hope to have a gain a large arsenal in the future, as my funding (and wife) allow.  I also frequent utahconcealedcarry.com.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SuperNaut on November 01, 2010, 06:09:48 pm
Welcome to another Utahn!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 02, 2010, 04:53:32 am
Excellent!  Welcome aboard.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: OrenT on November 02, 2010, 06:42:49 pm
Another new member to this board.  Howdy from Oklahoma!  :clap

I am a long time shooter and gun collector.  Professional gunsmith running my own shop in western Oklahoma City, OK.

Truitt and Son Gunsmithing
www.truittandson.com (http://www.truittandson.com)

My special loves are Enfield rifles, anything with the name Webley that goes BANG and my L1A1.

I do repair, customization, restoration of antique firearms, hot bluing, rust bluing, niter bluing, color case hardening, plating and deplating, action jobs, stock work. 

As far as I know, I am the only one restoring milled .455 Webley cylinders to their original factory length so they can fire the .455 cartridge.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on November 02, 2010, 06:59:56 pm
A gunsmith!  Right on.  I'm sure your expertise will be very useful here.  Welcome to WTA!  I love OK, did my basic training there.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on November 02, 2010, 07:06:08 pm
Howdy, Oren.


Quote
My special loves are Enfield rifles,

And guess what I'm buying on Saturday?  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SuperNaut on November 02, 2010, 07:06:15 pm
Welcome!

My Enfield Eddystone P17 that I inherited needs some work and I've been considering having my STI Spartan color case hardened.  I'll check out your site.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 02, 2010, 10:35:40 pm
Awesome.   Welcome to the WTA Oren.  Your webpage has just been bookmarked   ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: americigerm on November 04, 2010, 03:21:13 pm
Well I'm back. :D As some of you may remember, FMJ is pretty much like a brother to me, and so he got me on here. So yeah, I've had a lot of ups and down since the last time was on. Didn't get on a computer much during the summer, and now I'm starting to settle down again.

I love forums, always have, and I like how this one is active. So I really hope I don't have to take a break again. :D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 04, 2010, 03:46:14 pm
Welcome back.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on November 04, 2010, 07:24:57 pm
Well I'm back. :D As some of you may remember, FMJ is pretty much like a brother to me, and so he got me on here. So yeah, I've had a lot of ups and down since the last time was on. Didn't get on a computer much during the summer, and now I'm starting to settle down again.

I love forums, always have, and I like how this one is active. So I really hope I don't have to take a break again. :D


The best part is that Americigerm is a gun owner now!

Gets some, PRK!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: LongShot on November 08, 2010, 02:56:00 am
Hi. Western Tennessee here. Found this site through Monster Hunter Nation. I think this is definitely my kinda place. Been shooting since I was four, worn three different badges at different places, ( I was a drifter in my youth, lol ) and now sit as a board member for our local gun club. Always nice to find a place where shooters are the focus, btw. Great site!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: dstocum on November 08, 2010, 03:24:38 am
I guess I never introduced myself...

I grew up in western NY, enlisted in the army infantry at 19 after getting sick of college, and was stationed at Fort Bliss (El Paso, TX) with 2/7 Cav, later 4-6 Infantry, from 2005-2009. I got out in May 2009 on medical after wrecking my left knee in combatives training a few months after redeploying from Mosul (06-07).

I moved to Alaska in the summer of 2009 to attend UAF for mining engineering, and have since switched to geology. Engineering = super boring. I'll probably go to grad school in Idaho or Utah so maybe I'll meet some of you in a few years.

Not much else to tell. I like guns a lot. That's probably the salient point here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SuperNaut on November 08, 2010, 09:24:48 am
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on November 08, 2010, 07:53:02 pm
If there's two things Utah has, its guns and rocks. You'd love it here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: glad2cu2 on November 08, 2010, 10:25:31 pm
Howdy folks,

I've been lurking here for quite a while & finally joined. I moved to Utah 10 years ago to work in the oilpatch-mudlogging & wellsite Geology. I love the travelling but the hours & "no guns at the rig" aren't the best.

I just got into shooting a couple of years ago and I've been having all kinds of fun with it. I've always been more into sports like mountain biking, dirt biking, whitewater kayaking, skiing, etc. I mostly like old military surplus guns but I probably shoot a Glock 23 more than anything. Shooting is more of a sport/hobby for me than a serious defensive pursuit but I would like to do some training courses.

I've already learned a lot from y'all, thanks for creating  a great forum.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on November 08, 2010, 11:28:02 pm
Howdy folks,

I've been lurking here for quite a while & finally joined. I moved to Utah 10 years ago to work in the oilpatch-mudlogging & wellsite Geology. I love the travelling but the hours & "no guns at the rig" aren't the best.

I just got into shooting a couple of years ago and I've been having all kinds of fun with it. I've always been more into sports like mountain biking, dirt biking, whitewater kayaking, skiing, etc. I mostly like old military surplus guns but I probably shoot a Glock 23 more than anything. Shooting is more of a sport/hobby for me than a serious defensive pursuit but I would like to do some training courses.

I've already learned a lot from y'all, thanks for creating  a great forum.



Welcome aboard, mate. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Raptor on November 08, 2010, 11:36:37 pm
Welcome, glad2cu2.

Glad to see there's another whitewater fan on here (granted, I've only done it once, but I'm already addicted). Ever done the Nantahala River in North Carolina?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: glad2cu2 on November 09, 2010, 10:34:21 am
FMJ; Thanks

Raptor:  I've been on a couple other runs in that area, the Chatooga & the Nolichucky, but not the Nantahala. It looks like a fun run. You know about West Virginia, right? Check out the Gauley & New River Gorge. Yeehaw! The Youghiogheny in SE PA is a good one too, more like the Nantahala.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: jeffie on November 10, 2010, 11:40:09 am
New from Belgium, Senior shooter and gun lover, glad to be on the forum

Jeff
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on November 10, 2010, 01:57:43 pm
Welcome to the show Jeff!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on November 11, 2010, 12:14:12 am
Belgium?  Home of some of my favorite guns!  Welcome aboard! 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on November 11, 2010, 12:32:55 am
Bienvenue!  Home of my favorite ......oh wait, it is illegal for me to buy Duvel or Chimay.  Silly American laws.  ::)



But seriously, welcome.  Here's to hoping that you have better gun laws than other European countries.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: DavidTHM on November 11, 2010, 09:37:48 pm
Hello all, I  saw this site while looking over Larry Corria's page and decided to join up.  I hail from the Oak Ridge area of TN, (at the moment anyway). SO far what I have seen on the site interests me a great deal and I look forward to  at the very least lurking and reading.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on November 11, 2010, 10:12:16 pm
Welcome aboard DavidTHM!  Glad you found something of interest. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 11, 2010, 10:34:31 pm
Welcome all!  Glad to see you lurkers come out of the shadows   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Lokidude on November 11, 2010, 10:46:33 pm
Hi.  Found this site through the Alan Baird kerfluffle, and through a Larry Correia blogpost.  Finally got around to registering.

I've been shooting since I was 8, thanks to the BSA (which you'll find to be near and dear to my heart.)  I grew up in northern Utah, but right now I'm blessed to live in the middle of nowhere, just outside of Yellowstone.  I like old cars, big trucks, bass guitars, and duty-size handguns, which should probably tell you something about my personality.  I have no clue what, but I'm sure it says something.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on November 11, 2010, 10:56:04 pm
Another bassist!  Rock on!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on November 11, 2010, 11:04:10 pm
Hi.  Found this site through the Alan Baird kerfluffle, and through a Larry Correia blogpost.  Finally got around to registering.


I'm glad something good came of that.

Welcome to the board!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: jeffie on November 12, 2010, 03:22:00 am
Bienvenue!  Home of my favorite ......oh wait, it is illegal for me to buy Duvel or Chimay.  Silly American laws.  ::)



But seriously, welcome.  Here's to hoping that you have better gun laws than other European countries.
Hey FMJ
greetz from Duvel contrie,over here, every gun-owner has to go practice on the range at least 12 times a year by law, all guns are on permit !! delivered by the gouvernement, and also put in a federal registerdata, they can take your guns away, when they want to, if you offence the law,   politic- correct - parties leave us in pease for now.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Tankhead on November 13, 2010, 10:32:20 pm
I just wanted to say Hello.  I found this site searching for info on Adams Holsters.  Huey's Gunsight had a link to this site.  Luke is helping with some leather for my SA 1911.  I am new to firearms, I've always bowhunted, but got the fever last year and just want to hang out, learn and ask for help when needed.  Here are my firearms I've gotten in the last year.  The revolver is for back-up when bowhunting and the 1911's for home/self defense.  I love to bowhunt but the rifle is for the exotic game we have in my state (Ibex, Oryx, Barbary/Big Horn Sheep). 

(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/7591/ruger3005.jpg) (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/ruger3005.jpg/)

(http://img602.imageshack.us/img602/467/hollsterbelt007.jpg) (http://img602.imageshack.us/i/hollsterbelt007.jpg/)

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/6112/sa1911002.jpg) (http://img87.imageshack.us/i/sa1911002.jpg/)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3972/1911sa004.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/i/1911sa004.jpg/)

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/1008/rifle001.jpg) (http://img441.imageshack.us/i/rifle001.jpg/)

(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/5010/rifle020.jpg) (http://img832.imageshack.us/i/rifle020.jpg/)

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/453/img1132ec.jpg) (http://img202.imageshack.us/i/img1132ec.jpg/)

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Matthew Mayner on November 13, 2010, 10:37:17 pm
Welcome Tankhead. Nice toys.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 13, 2010, 10:42:09 pm
Agreed.  On both counts.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: luke213(adamsholsters) on November 13, 2010, 11:19:57 pm
Welcome George! Glad to see another good guy/customer make his way to WTA:)

I'm sure you'll find some good guys on here, not sure if there is anybody in your neck of the woods or not.. Hmm but there are some really good guys around I'm sure you'll be right at home;)

Luke
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Monster hunteR Choina on November 19, 2010, 01:50:11 pm
I am from Brooklyn, NY, so I can't really get any gun......   Unless I could pay the $500 dollar a year/ per gun registration fee.  So hopefully the Supreme Court will make most of the NYC gun laws unconstitutional ;D   Anyway, I found this site through Correia, and I am a really big fan of Larry Correia, and I often am one of the main commentators in the MHN  facebook IM.  I will figure out my Niche here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: luke213(adamsholsters) on November 19, 2010, 06:19:55 pm
Welcome to WTA!

Luke
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SuperNaut on November 19, 2010, 06:59:57 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: EricS on November 23, 2010, 06:18:49 pm
Hello all. I found my way here through The Ogre's site with a nudge from The Monster Hunter.
I'm a retired california police officer (24 years). We stayed long enough to finish a career but have recently returned to our roots in Southern Utah. I was also 4 years UTARNG and 4 years active duty Army stationed at the old Ft. Ord with the 7th ID(L). Nothing special, just an enlisted Redleg who made buck sergeant (twice). Lu and I have been married for 32 years. We have 1 daughter and 2 grandchildren.
My interests vary from guns to dogs (Black Labs) to motorcycles (Kawasaki Concours) to cars (80 Corvette) to running a blog of my own. I have a gun collection large enough to give a liberal a coronary and enough ammo to comfortably stock a gun store. I tend toward WWII military rifles and levers but I do have my fair share of EBR's and several Glocks and Sigs. My favorite pistol is my Ruger Redhawk, rifle is my M1A1, shotgun is any of my many 870's. I do reload and have a nice cave in the basement where I can fire up the Van De Graff generator and create monstrosities that tends to draw large numbers of pitchfork wielding villagers bent on thwarting my nefarious plans.
I'm an NRA, Sacramento County SO and FBI trained firearms instructor in patrol rifle, duty pistol, shotgun and less lethal.
Politically I'm a social Libertarian and a fiscal Conservative.
I love SF and read as much as I can find time for. Lately it's been Larry Correia and John Ringo but I'm also a follower of RAH (PBUH), Niven and Pournelle, Asimov and the like.
I hold strong opinions and love a good debate/argument. I also have rhinocerous hide and never get butthurt over what anyone says but that seems to be the norm here I am so very glad to see.
Lu and I bought a small house here in Hurricane and we're renovating it so I'm refining old skills and acquiring new ones. Tools are way cool and I welcome any excuse to buy new ones. Someone told me retirement was barkalounger time but he was dead wrong. I'm busier now than when I was actually gainfully employed. I have a lot of work that needs to be done.
I lost my best friend, my 15 year old Lab named Trooper, in August. The pain of his loss has faded to the point that I'm actually considering a new puppy. My breeder is way the heck out in Gustine, california (Highland Labs) so if anyone has the name of a reputable Labrador Retriever breeder that's a little closer you'd care to pass along I'd be appreciative.

Thank you to the owners and administrators of this site for your time and efforts. This looks like a fine place to while away the hours and It's good to be here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Storyteller on November 23, 2010, 06:25:34 pm
Eric,let me be the first to say Aloha and welcome to the pages. I'd kinda like to see that cave.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: luke213(adamsholsters) on November 23, 2010, 06:42:29 pm
Welcome to WTA sounds like you'll fit right in;)

Luke
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Chief45 on November 23, 2010, 10:20:32 pm
welcome from another fairly new guy and old cop, still working, to one that made it to pull the pin.     ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 23, 2010, 10:35:12 pm
Welcome aboard Eric - sounds like you'll fit in just fine around here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Daigoro on November 24, 2010, 07:45:11 pm
Hello all,

I found my way here via Ogre and Larry and their writing which I enjoy. I am an aspiring writer myself and noticed the "Uprising" thread a couple weeks ago and signed up. Now I am done trolling around and hope to be a contributor. Oh yeah I like guns too.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on November 24, 2010, 08:08:43 pm
Welcome to the board Diagoro.

Great screen name.  I love those books.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on November 24, 2010, 08:12:33 pm
Hello all. I found my way here through The Ogre's site with a nudge from The Monster Hunter.
I'm a retired california police officer (24 years). We stayed long enough to finish a career but have recently returned to our roots in Southern Utah. I was also 4 years UTARNG and 4 years active duty Army stationed at the old Ft. Ord with the 7th ID(L). Nothing special, just an enlisted Redleg who made buck sergeant (twice). Lu and I have been married for 32 years. We have 1 daughter and 2 grandchildren.
My interests vary from guns to dogs (Black Labs) to motorcycles (Kawasaki Concours) to cars (80 Corvette) to running a blog of my own. I have a gun collection large enough to give a liberal a coronary and enough ammo to comfortably stock a gun store. I tend toward WWII military rifles and levers but I do have my fair share of EBR's and several Glocks and Sigs. My favorite pistol is my Ruger Redhawk, rifle is my M1A1, shotgun is any of my many 870's. I do reload and have a nice cave in the basement where I can fire up the Van De Graff generator and create monstrosities that tends to draw large numbers of pitchfork wielding villagers bent on thwarting my nefarious plans.
I'm an NRA, Sacramento County SO and FBI trained firearms instructor in patrol rifle, duty pistol, shotgun and less lethal.
Politically I'm a social Libertarian and a fiscal Conservative.
I love SF and read as much as I can find time for. Lately it's been Larry Correia and John Ringo but I'm also a follower of RAH (PBUH), Niven and Pournelle, Asimov and the like.
I hold strong opinions and love a good debate/argument. I also have rhinocerous hide and never get butthurt over what anyone says but that seems to be the norm here I am so very glad to see.
Lu and I bought a small house here in Hurricane and we're renovating it so I'm refining old skills and acquiring new ones. Tools are way cool and I welcome any excuse to buy new ones. Someone told me retirement was barkalounger time but he was dead wrong. I'm busier now than when I was actually gainfully employed. I have a lot of work that needs to be done.
I lost my best friend, my 15 year old Lab named Trooper, in August. The pain of his loss has faded to the point that I'm actually considering a new puppy. My breeder is way the heck out in Gustine, california (Highland Labs) so if anyone has the name of a reputable Labrador Retriever breeder that's a little closer you'd care to pass along I'd be appreciative.

Thank you to the owners and administrators of this site for your time and efforts. This looks like a fine place to while away the hours and It's good to be here.

Welcome!  I'm a former Red Leg that also loves writing sci-fi.  Check out the creative writing section.   
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MIKEM on November 28, 2010, 08:01:00 am
MY NAME IS MIKE AND I AM FROM NH.I AM GLAD TO BE HERE AND LOOK FORWARD TO SPENDING TIME GATHERING INFO AND SHARING INFO WITH MY GUN CARRYING FRIENDS.
I HAVE A CCL AND CARRY MOST OF THE TIME.THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS I LIVE LITERALLY ON THE BORDER OF NH AND MA WHICH YOU ALL KNOW MASS IS ONE OF THE STRICTEST GUN STATES AND I DO NOT HAVE MY CCL IN MA.
SOOO,IF I TAKE A LEFT ON MY STREET I CAN DO A YEAR IN JAIL,BUT IF I TAKE A RIGHT I AM ABLE TO CARRY ANYTHING AND WITH AS MUCH AMMO AS I WANT.........SUCKS!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Chief45 on November 28, 2010, 10:09:39 am
MY NAME IS MIKE AND **SNIP**

HI MIKE.   and are you yelling for a reason other then you live next door to the Peoples republic of Mass. ?

based on personal experience, yelling is a waste of time when dealing with left wingers. 

You need to upgrade to a clue-by-4.

Just like the old advice of Never hit someone with glasses.
Always use something heavier.

 ;D


Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Tankhead on November 28, 2010, 06:21:15 pm
Thanks for those who welcomed me!  But more importantly, I am so glad I to have found this site.  I am learning so much from people's posts/links AND Adams Holsters & Crusader Weaponry for their products/services to make my weapons the most functional/reliable that I can afford.  Jerry Kuhnhausen graciously provided me with a download to his Volume 1 book since my knowledge of my 1911's is severly lacking.  Thanks everyone!!!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: USA2RKBA on December 01, 2010, 10:25:02 pm
Greetings from Central Ohio.  I'm still trying to figure out how I managed to stumble upon this board but I'm glad that I did.  I'm just starting to look around - seems to be my kind of place to visit.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on December 01, 2010, 10:26:33 pm
Welcome to our funny farm, USA2RKBA!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on December 02, 2010, 01:17:13 am
Yes!  Glad to have you aboard.  You don't actually stumble on to this place but are inexorably drawn here.  Actually signing up means you've crossed the Ogre event horizon. ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: hrswhsprr on December 04, 2010, 09:44:50 pm
 :clap
I'm new to this forum finding it after talking to Luke Adams of Adams Holsters about holstering my Kahr CW-49. I live on the Cumberland Plateau of the Great State of Tennessee. Retired Industrial maintenance supervisor, disabled Vietnam Vet, and gun nut. Have enjoyed some of the threads I have read today. One place I think some of you would enjoy is the USCCA web site. Enough for now.
Hrswhsprr
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on December 04, 2010, 09:52:22 pm
Welcome to WTA.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Storyteller on December 06, 2010, 03:43:42 pm
Aloha new guys. One thing to remember here, keep you powder dry, your knives sharp, and you wits even sharper. :coffee
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SlimC on December 16, 2010, 09:31:20 am
Hi all. New guy here in VA. I found the site through a link on Frual Squirrels. Glad to be here soaking up all this info. I hope I can offer some knowledge of my own.

-Slim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on December 16, 2010, 01:27:23 pm
Welcome to the best gun board I know. A small, fairly tight knit community that sort of grows on you.  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: 223Rem on January 12, 2011, 09:30:46 am
Saying hello from NJ..........still armed and plan on keeping it that way.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on January 12, 2011, 09:36:40 am
WELCOME!!! From Va.


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: warpcordova on January 12, 2011, 05:56:39 pm
Hi, new guy here, followed Larry over from his website. My name is Jason Cordova, own a .30-30 (well, "longterm loan" is what they call it) and got my first deer this season. I also write SF books for a living (it doesn't pay well, really) and I've finally delurked.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on January 13, 2011, 01:01:24 am
Welcome to the board Jason!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on January 13, 2011, 02:36:45 am
"Delurked" . . . izzat a word?   :scrutiny    Welcome to WTA.   ;D    Congrats on the deer.   :thumbup1     
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Bones on January 16, 2011, 09:48:12 pm
Hello everyone!

I am here because of Cookie & Outbreak. They both played a part in getting me interested in guns & now I'm here to learn more.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on January 16, 2011, 09:53:07 pm
Hello everyone!

I am here because of Cookie & Outbreak.
They both played a part in getting me interested in guns & now I'm here to learn more.

This one will take some watching  :scrutiny

 :neener

 ;D Welcome to WTA Bones.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on January 17, 2011, 08:58:07 pm
Roger that.  Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: jedburgh514 on January 17, 2011, 09:39:47 pm
Howdy. Noob here, from Los Angeles but now residing in Hippie Central (Northern Bay Area, California <flippin' wine country>). There's ONE shooting range here within 15 miles, and it's just some tore-up wooden benches sitting in mud. Sheeesh. Ex-Army (5yrs Active, 3yrs Lazy). Hoping to learn some innerestin' and applicable stuff, and will weigh in on occasion.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on January 17, 2011, 10:17:42 pm
Welcome to WTA.  You're gonna' like this place.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Venomous72 on February 01, 2011, 09:57:53 pm
Howdy all!

I am on various other forums but none of those are related to MHI at all, so this forum wins by default. 

I have been into shooting/guns/anything to do with shooting or guns for about a year now, and am building my collection faster than my wife appreciates.  I am in Utah and, while I am not LDS, I love this place.  If anything I would classify myself as a Libertarian if we are labeling ourselves and such.  Utah is great if you like guns or any outdoor sports/activities.

As for MHI, I was turned onto it when my good buddy gave me a copy of MHI signed to me by Larry (with a 'Congrats' as well) for a wedding gift.  I flew through it and now am almost done with Vendetta (Franks is so effing cool....he is the only reason I have a Glock of any sort on my radar....).  I loved the first one so much that I emailed Larry not expecting to hear anything back (just wanted to voice my appreciation and such) and he emailed me back 15 minutes later!  I was stoked, seems like a way cool guy!

...er....I'm totally not a stalker btw....I realize the new guy is starting to sound a little creepy....

Anyway, hi everybody and I look forward to learning bout more gun shenanigans and such!

-Venom
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Raptor on February 01, 2011, 10:12:01 pm
Welcome, Venom.

And FWIW, I think I win the Resident Larry Correia Stalker Award. I emailed him out of the blue a couple months back asking if I could interview him for a school project. Not only did he agree, but he answered every single question I sent him (and I sent a ton of questions) all with paragraph-long responses. He is indeed a classy guy.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on February 01, 2011, 10:42:31 pm
Welcome aboard.  Shenanigans are us  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ZeroTA on February 02, 2011, 01:34:14 pm
Anyway, hi everybody and I look forward to learning bout more gun shenanigans and such!

-Venom

Welcome! You can't be too bad with Deadpool for an avy!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on February 02, 2011, 07:13:33 pm
Deadpool = Awesome.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: pandbfirearms on February 06, 2011, 07:21:15 pm
Hi everyone,
I am a gunsmith in northern Va, just here to get in on good conversations and talk with other gun guys and gals

Paul
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Bud on February 06, 2011, 07:34:17 pm
welcome!

hmmmm, panda bear firearms?

no, that's not it.....


p and b firearms?

No that's not it.....

give me a second, I'll figure it out........

( I am mot good at these things when I have ben drinkng)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on February 07, 2011, 03:08:32 pm
A Virginian is always welcome here! 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Jmurman on February 11, 2011, 07:58:32 pm
Hello from the open road! My "home" is the Peoples Republic of Maryland, but I am an over the road truck driver, so I'm everywhere.

Looking forward to poking around here.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ZeroTA on February 11, 2011, 08:22:39 pm
You've probably been right through my town then. 55, 70, and 270 all cross right in Troy.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: booksmart on February 24, 2011, 03:27:09 pm
Hello -

Another newbie here.  I lurked on a few other boards, checked this one out at one of the Mods suggestions through another site, and it appears much more... civil minded.

Nice. :-)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on February 24, 2011, 03:43:13 pm
Welcome booksmart!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on February 24, 2011, 09:53:09 pm
Indeed.  Welcome aboard.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on February 26, 2011, 01:30:40 am
Yo this is Wolf-Dragon. Saw this forum through several boards and my dad. Nice to finally join and meet fellow appreciates of the 2nd amendment.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on February 26, 2011, 03:52:07 am
Glad you could join us!  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on February 26, 2011, 05:42:19 pm
Stick around.  Don't be afraid to jump in.  We're pretty friendly.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on February 26, 2011, 07:31:24 pm
Okay... And nice avatar of Rico off of Gunslinger Girls there Khrone.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SuperNaut on February 26, 2011, 07:36:59 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on February 26, 2011, 07:59:04 pm
Okay... And nice avatar of Rico off of Gunslinger Girls there Khrone.
I'm a nerd and if I had money, I'd get a whole Gunslinger girl gun collection.  P-90, AUG, WWI trench gun, SVD, etc
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: super_b AK on March 01, 2011, 04:00:48 pm
Hello, new guy from Alaska. Been lurking a bit decided to join up.

Correia fan, and reader of Mad Ogre.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on March 01, 2011, 05:25:17 pm
Welcome to the board.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Caryn on March 01, 2011, 08:24:29 pm
Hello!! I am Caryn and live in Virginia. I have been reading yall over my husband's should for a while and decided to join.
It is nice to find a place with just a wealth of knowledge, that is so friendly and helpful.
I look forward to reading more.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on March 01, 2011, 08:41:59 pm
Caryn is my wife...
As you can see she takes her shooting seriously...
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/165367_494370989206_543839206_5764810_5239211_n.jpg)
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/167937_494365499206_543839206_5764717_2459097_n.jpg)


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on March 01, 2011, 10:24:51 pm
I've been to that shooting range!  When I was going to college at SVU, me, my twin and a Marine buddy went there. I fired my first AK at that range.  (if it is actually the range I'm thinking of, near Buena Vista.)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 01, 2011, 11:36:44 pm
Welcome to WTA, Caryn.  All are welcome here - regardless of their taste in headgear.   ;D   :facepalm
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on March 02, 2011, 05:36:05 am
Zach, its a few miles away from BV... out in the boonies... down a couple of miles of dirt road.


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SuperNaut on March 02, 2011, 09:21:18 am
Welcome Caryn!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on March 03, 2011, 06:41:05 pm
I'm a nerd and if I had money, I'd get a whole Gunslinger girl gun collection.  P-90, AUG, WWI trench gun, SVD, etc
Yeah same.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Truth on March 04, 2011, 02:10:26 am
Howdy everyone -- long time lurker that finally decided to come in from the cold when the Ogre announced the Crusader Sterling.  I've been following the Ogre for years, have been an unrepentant addict of slipstream since '09, and even discovered MHI through this board.  You guys are a wealth of knowledge -- I hope I can give back a fraction of that which I have received.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on March 04, 2011, 02:13:24 am
WELCOME!!!
Glad George got around to approving ya  :panic


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 05, 2011, 01:56:43 am
Truth is always welcome here.  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Chief45 on March 05, 2011, 10:47:51 am
Truth is always welcome here.  ;)

so is BS, but the BS detectors make it hard for it to live past the 2nd or 3rd post.  it keeps trying.    ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: shamp on March 05, 2011, 08:20:52 pm
OK I need to make a formal intro.  I've made a few posts already but like Truth lurked forever, bought Slipstream and MHI, and HAD to have a Crusader Sterling.  I did 14 years in the Army National Guard and I've been a teacher for 5 years teaching science and Texas history.  Now my big news is that on March 21 I start my new life in the academy for the Houston PD.  I'm super stoked and freaked out at the same time  :rock
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on March 05, 2011, 08:27:28 pm
You sound like a mix between me and my twin.  After getting out of the National Guard, I became a teacher and my twin became a cop.  He survived the academy, you will to.  All they're looking for is to see that you don't quit.  Keep going and you'll make it.

And you're getting a sterling.  I'm jealous.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on March 05, 2011, 08:43:28 pm
And you're getting a sterling.  I'm jealous.
Zach, when I make it out there... feel free to shoot mine to your hearts content.


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Chief45 on March 05, 2011, 08:57:44 pm
OK I need to make a formal intro.  I've made a few posts already but like Truth lurked forever, bought Slipstream and MHI, and HAD to have a Crusader Sterling.  I did 14 years in the Army National Guard and I've been a teacher for 5 years teaching science and Texas history.  Now my big news is that on March 21 I start my new life in the academy for the Houston PD.  I'm super stoked and freaked out at the same time  :rock

tough town.  good luck.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Snorkel on April 03, 2011, 07:27:01 am
Hi Guys

Greetings from Australia (in particular, Brisbane).  I've been reading the forum for a while & thought it about time to actually get (somewhat) involved......I tend to lurk more than post due to time, or lack thereof...

I'm a police officer and 25-year reservist, commonly tarred with the "gun-nut" label.  Our gun laws here suck massively, so I can only drool over what you guys think of as commonplace. Sigh......if it wasn't for work & the military, I'd barely get to play with guns at all..!! Not that Glocks & AUG's rate much, but better than nothing....my work Glock 22 is OK, but I loath the Steyr.....

I found this place after reading MHI and am fairly impressed so far.  I'm looking to get over to the US in a year or so, and now have Utah on the list on places to go...!  :D

Looking forward to doing more here.

Cheers



Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on April 03, 2011, 08:30:46 am
Welcome Snorkle!
I have spent some time in Utah, and have to say that it is a beautiful place... with some really good people.


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on April 03, 2011, 10:00:05 am
Welcome!  You're going to have to start a thread about your opinions about the AUG.  I'm highly curious.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on April 03, 2011, 10:54:39 am
Welcome to WTA! 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on April 03, 2011, 03:24:01 pm
Welcome to the board!

I found this place after reading MHI and am fairly impressed so far.  I'm looking to get over to the US in a year or so, and now have Utah on the list on places to go...!  :D

Don't forget to make a stop in AZ.  We have a good amount of fun down here too.  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-NL7ZFfslI#fs-hd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-NL7ZFfslI#fs-hd)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-2tXeVqe8M#fs-hd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-2tXeVqe8M#fs-hd)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYm-KqzqD2A#fs-hd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYm-KqzqD2A#fs-hd)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93lzPMfUilE#fs-hd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93lzPMfUilE#fs-hd)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lstmu4i1pis#fs-hd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lstmu4i1pis#fs-hd)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7exg9S_5tQ#fs-hd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7exg9S_5tQ#fs-hd)


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on April 03, 2011, 04:16:59 pm
I relaxed after you guys moved the truck with the wide open doors out of the way of the shrapnel area...Whew!

Crazy people!

 :P
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on April 04, 2011, 12:24:19 am
It's not as close as it looks.  The camera is a still camera doing double-duty as a high-def video camera.  It has a fisheye effect that makes the truck look closer than it really is.

Everyone who was there will tell you that it wasn't as close to the shooters as it seems in that video.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on April 04, 2011, 12:33:24 am
The incredible marksmanship displayed also tends to give a distorted idea of how close things were.  :coffee


 ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on April 04, 2011, 12:58:26 am
Point is that the trucks are better off behind the shooters and out of the way.
Just look how close that one piece of steel came to hitting you guys. I tell you...crazy!

My kinda people.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: DoubleTap on April 09, 2011, 02:24:57 pm
Hello all, newb here. I love my guns, obviously or I would not be here! ;D Anyway I currently only have a Remington 870 Express Super Magnum, a Winchester .30-30 94 Ranger, an old Revelation .22lr my grandfather had and a Savage bolt action .22lr with a cheap BSA scope, mainly for practice and varmints.

Thanks for havin' me!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CameronS on April 09, 2011, 06:09:15 pm
Welcome, welcome! Have fun!  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on April 10, 2011, 01:29:05 am
Hello all, newb here. I love my guns, obviously or I would not be here! ;D Anyway I currently only have a Remington 870 Express Super Magnum, a Winchester .30-30 94 Ranger, an old Revelation .22lr my grandfather had and a Savage bolt action .22lr with a cheap BSA scope, mainly for practice and varmints.

Thanks for havin' me!
A Rem 870?  That's the most important thing right there...
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SuperNaut on April 10, 2011, 09:17:54 am
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on April 10, 2011, 07:04:22 pm
Glad to have you aboard!  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: DocSouth on June 02, 2011, 10:50:10 pm
A long time ago, I found a paperback stuck on the shelf at a book store. No one had any idea what it was, and they had just stocked it earlier that day.

"MHI huh? I like guns, I like monsters, I'm a Southerner, I guess I'll buy it."

And thus, it all began. I then tracked down Larry's blog, and from there ended up here.

And then I lurked... and lurked some more...

And finally today, decided to post, and y'all have been awesome.

Thanks so much, and glad to finally officially be aboard.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on June 02, 2011, 11:19:36 pm
A long time ago, I found a paperback stuck on the shelf at a book store. No one had any idea what it was, and they had just stocked it earlier that day.

"MHI huh? I like guns, I like monsters, I'm a Southerner, I guess I'll buy it."

And thus, it all began. I then tracked down Larry's blog, and from there ended up here.

And then I lurked... and lurked some more...

And finally today, decided to post, and y'all have been awesome.

Thanks so much, and glad to finally officially be aboard.

Welcome!
 ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on June 03, 2011, 01:14:36 am
Welcome to the board Doc!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on June 03, 2011, 02:03:29 am
A Doc huh?   Doc, I got this problem with buying guns...

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: cpaspr on June 03, 2011, 02:17:16 am
A Doc huh?   Doc, I got this problem with buying guns...



No George.  You don't have a problem with buying guns.  You have a problem with NOT buying guns.   ;D

(I am so glad I don't have the access to all the neat guns you do.  I'm not sure I'd still be married.)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mormegil on June 03, 2011, 07:06:04 am
Hello everyone.
This is my first post on WTA!
-thanks
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mormegil on June 03, 2011, 07:21:07 am
A little about myself.
I'm from Texas, I'm 16.
Most of my Firearms Exp. comes from hunting, mainly with a Remington 700 in .243 or with the M1 Garand.
The only pistols I've shot are a Makarov and a S&W .41 wheelgun.
I'm into History, esp. Military History, Firearms and plan to be an E.M.T or Combat Medic one day.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on June 03, 2011, 12:24:42 pm
Welcome Mormegil!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: M1911a1lvr on June 03, 2011, 02:44:03 pm
A little about myself.
I'm from Texas, I'm 16.
Most of my Firearms Exp. comes from hunting, mainly with a Remington 700 in .243 or with the M1 Garand.
The only pistols I've shot are a Makarov and a S&W .41 wheelgun.
I'm into History, esp. Military History, Firearms and plan to be an E.M.T or Combat Medic one day.

  welcome to the WTA. I was a medic for 8 years in the 82nd Abn, I loved every minute of it...
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mormegil on June 03, 2011, 05:26:53 pm
M1911 thank you for your service and thanks everybody for the welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on June 03, 2011, 05:40:05 pm
Hello everyone.
This is my first post on WTA!
-thanks
Welcome to WTA.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on June 05, 2011, 08:13:22 am
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mormegil on June 05, 2011, 08:19:13 am
M1911.
What courses do you think would be good to study to prepare for being a medic?
I'm working through a High School Health course, a basic anatomy course and a Red Cross basic first aid book. These are just basic things, but is there anything specific I should focus on? Thanks!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: oldvet53 on June 07, 2011, 01:48:59 pm
hello all, I hope to learn from you and who knows you might be able to learn something from me. I am a service connected disabled Army veteran with 13 years Honorable service I love everything about guns, America and the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on June 07, 2011, 01:54:31 pm
Welcome to the board Vet!  Looking forward to seeing you around.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on June 10, 2011, 12:53:43 pm
Welcome aboard!  Glad to have you here.  Just don't put your feet on the furniture - our female members frown on that . . .  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Tom Wolff on June 25, 2011, 02:56:40 pm
Hi, y'all.
Thanks for havin' me here. As I get more time, I'll post and comment here and there.
For rite now, I'm gonna lurk and read a bunch.
 - Tom
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: hlbudman2 on July 05, 2011, 03:38:20 pm
Hello all, long time lurker. Have learned a lot from you folks. Especially enjoy the VERY creative writing section.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Bud on July 07, 2011, 06:18:24 pm
Just noticed your post so welcome to the club!

Like your screen name

Let me ask, are you a junior too?

I was named for my Father and born/raised in Sanford NC (Boorn in Charlotte ctually) It was my family's custom to add a second name to any of the sons who were named for their Fathers so I became "Jim Bud". That was my call name, if someonr yelled "Jim" they were looking for my Dad. "I was "JimBud".

When I was 12, we moved to the suburbs of Chicago where I very quickly learned that yankees do not handle men with two first names very well. So the "Jim" of JimBud" got dropped after a couple of running battles.

My son (who is the "III")is named "Mac". My wife went along with the tradition (yankee to the bone she is) but refused to let me call him "JimJudy" which I thought was hilarious. She liked the song "JimmyMac" (probably because there are not a lot of verses to learn) so that's where it ended up.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: hlbudman2 on July 08, 2011, 11:07:42 am
Bud, thanks for the welcome and yes, i am a "junior" too. A little different circumstance, but i know what you mean.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on July 10, 2011, 03:58:27 pm
Lurk all you want, glad to have you!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: gr8gunner on July 13, 2011, 07:02:06 pm
Just came on board, found the sight just while surfing and looked like good info and fun.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on July 13, 2011, 07:02:46 pm
Welcome!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on July 17, 2011, 11:51:56 am
Welcome!

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Daigoro on July 20, 2011, 01:27:58 pm
Lurk away!
I did for a while before I took the plunge and am glad I did  >:D
Of course it got me thinking about acquiring new gadgets.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mick on July 22, 2011, 10:28:50 pm
Hows it going, decided I'd make a intro post been reading "Uprising" for the last few days and checking other things on the board and figured I'd introduce myself. I am a 27y.o. Marylander (unfortunately)and a gun nut and car guy. I hope and plan to enjoy my stay here.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on July 23, 2011, 02:33:14 am
Welcome aboard!  Hope you like "Uprising" as much as we loved writing it.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on July 31, 2011, 10:16:19 pm
Welcome aboard!  Hope you like "Uprising" as much as we loved writing it.

And Uprising UK, Black Sea, USA, Africa, ad naseum...LOL!

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on August 01, 2011, 03:36:26 pm
And soon to be... Uprising: Italia.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Musashi on August 01, 2011, 05:23:33 pm
What would I call mine?  Uprising: Cross Country??
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on August 01, 2011, 05:38:39 pm
What would I call mine?  Uprising: Cross Country??

"Uprising:  Getting the fluff out of Virginia."
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Musashi on August 01, 2011, 08:58:07 pm
 :hmm   ......  hmmm  .... I like it!  :clap
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MoabRat on August 01, 2011, 11:39:32 pm
Hi, new poster, long time lurker.  With two of my favorite writers and a ton of Utah folks I decided I need to get more active here.  I hail from the Eagle Mountain, Utah area.  I shoot pretty often and enjoy spots to do so quite nearby so life is good :).  I've been in to handguns, levers and 10/22s for a while, and have recently been bitten by the AR bug.  Just what I needed, another expensive interest.  I thought it would be polite to introduce myself so....Howdy.

Scott
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Panhead Bill on August 08, 2011, 05:16:03 am
Hello all, I found the forum after hearing the Ogre mention it on the Gunfighter Cast podcast. A brief intro: I'm an attorney in central CA, in one of the few conservative areas in the state. I'm an active shooter (in the good sense of the term), carry concealed everywhere I go and at home (with a CCW of course). I shoot monthly USPSA matches at my local range, even though I'm not that great at it, but I have fun.

Looking forward to the discussions on this forum!

Bill
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on August 08, 2011, 06:50:08 am
Welcome from NE Pa!!!


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on August 08, 2011, 01:25:26 pm
Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Chief45 on August 08, 2011, 01:42:59 pm
Hello all, I found the forum after hearing the Ogre mention it on the Gunfighter Cast podcast. A brief intro: I'm an attorney in central CA, in one of the few conservative areas in the state. I'm an active shooter (in the good sense of the term), carry concealed everywhere I go and at home (with a CCW of course). I shoot monthly USPSA matches at my local range, even though I'm not that great at it, but I have fun.

Looking forward to the discussions on this forum!

Bill

what is your area of expertise, law wise ?  

and howdy, by the way. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Panhead Bill on August 08, 2011, 03:12:09 pm
Chief, I have a general practice, although I try to focus more on criminal defense and I'm trying to get into firearms issues as well.

Bill
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on August 08, 2011, 05:59:22 pm
Welcome aboard Bill. 


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JackCrow on August 09, 2011, 06:36:39 pm
Welcome aboard everyone!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on August 09, 2011, 07:54:47 pm
Hello all, I found the forum after hearing the Ogre mention it on the Gunfighter Cast podcast. A brief intro: I'm an attorney in central CA, in one of the few conservative areas in the state. I'm an active shooter (in the good sense of the term), carry concealed everywhere I go and at home (with a CCW of course). I shoot monthly USPSA matches at my local range, even though I'm not that great at it, but I have fun.

Looking forward to the discussions on this forum!

Bill
Welcome.  I take it you are also into vintage motorcycles?     We have an Automotive section those those discussions.  Creative Writing Section that you already heard about on the Pod Cast.  So, dive right in.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Panhead Bill on August 09, 2011, 09:18:15 pm
How'd ya guess George? Yup - I ride a '56 Panhead, when she's running that is.

Bill
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on August 09, 2011, 09:41:24 pm
Welcome, Bill! Glad to have ya!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Bulldog39 on August 16, 2011, 09:53:36 pm
Hi all.  Heard about this forum on Gunfigther Cast.  I been lurking around ever since and what I have seen I like.
 
Some background:
Was in information technology (security) until my job was off-shored, now working as a manufacturing engineer.
Shoot IDPA, USPSA, 3-Gun, trap and long range.
U.S. Marine (not active anymore)



Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on August 16, 2011, 09:57:56 pm
Welcome Bulldog!!!


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on August 16, 2011, 10:18:31 pm
Good to have ya! Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: BlackMagic308 on August 21, 2011, 12:42:50 am
New girl on the forum! I'm coming from NC, work in a gun shop, losing interest in modern firearms and leaning towards the oldies. Nice meeting you all!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on August 21, 2011, 12:50:19 am
Welcome to the board BlackMagic!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on August 21, 2011, 06:08:59 pm
Welcome!

 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Musashi on August 23, 2011, 09:34:00 am
Welcome Black Magic!  BTW...LOVE the profile pic.  Nothing beats commie propaganda...the same goes for their guns  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: BlackMagic308 on August 23, 2011, 10:26:28 pm
Welcome Black Magic!  BTW...LOVE the profile pic.  Nothing beats commie propaganda...the same goes for their guns  ;)


I have two of those and never can decide which I prefer.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/WolfBard/benEzra-keepTactical.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/WolfBard/4695583925_bda6df5a7b.jpg)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on August 24, 2011, 10:39:31 am
WELCOME!!!
From a former Hickory NC guy.


jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: corp.drone on August 24, 2011, 10:05:54 pm
New guy here...
Scottsdale AZ, sweating.

Looking forward to stimulating conversations on this Forum.

corp.drone....out for now.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on August 25, 2011, 12:18:53 am
A Classic Gun Girl and a Corporate Drone... and others not yet introduced... Welcome to WTA.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Intune on August 25, 2011, 10:14:23 am
Ever join something & forget you did?   :shrug  Me neither!   :facepalm  I'll try to contribute a bit more in the future!
 :bash
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Doug Wojtowicz on August 25, 2011, 12:01:44 pm
New girl on the forum! I'm coming from NC, work in a gun shop, losing interest in modern firearms and leaning towards the oldies. Nice meeting you all!

Like the blog!

Ever join something & forget you did?   :shrug  Me neither!   :facepalm  I'll try to contribute a bit more in the future!
 :bash

Welcome back!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on August 25, 2011, 02:21:33 pm
Welcome to all!  Glad to have you aboard.  Enjoy!  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: AvA on August 26, 2011, 07:43:32 am
Oh crap, its a new guy.

Hello everyone. I am new here. Some of you may know me. I am very good friends with Nightcrawler. I actually work with him.
(He actually works for me but do not tell him that)

I am an EOD Journeyman. (aka military high speed bomb squad guy) I am currently in Helmand, Afghanistan attached to some Marines of less than tolerable intelligence. I am working out here to protect personnel and/or property by rendering any IEDs safe, aka make large 'splosions.

We have had a few days off work and out of the 140degree heat (yes, really) and a shotty internet connection so I figured I would engage in some witty banter and meaningful discussions.

Some background: (brace yourselves)
After graduating high school I worked as a "freelance" ;) computer technician and on the side I worked as a DJ. (you know, the guys that spin records at raves)  From there I got a job working at a gaming center. (A cyber cafe with 40+ gaming PC's on a giant LAN) From there I got interested in competitive gaming and actually became a professional PC gamer for a few years. After deciding that blowing all my tournament winnings on girls and cocaine, (never happened) I decided I needed a future, so I joined the military and became a high speed bomb squad guy that drives robots and blows things up and does stuff... yea.

I am a nerd at heart with an unhealthy interest in butterfly knives and guns. I have a nice collection of both.

Yup, that's pretty much it. If you have any questions feel free to ask me.





  
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on August 26, 2011, 07:56:14 am
WELCOME!!!
And keep yer damn head down. :hide


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: luke213(adamsholsters) on August 26, 2011, 09:25:46 am
Welcome to the forums, you'll find others like yourself well geeks and maybe some dedicated amateurs at blowing stuff up ;D

Jim is right though, keep your head down over there;)

Luke
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Daigoro on August 26, 2011, 01:49:46 pm
Welcome Ava to the house of nerds with guns...just kidding  >:D
Tons of info here and great people.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Musashi on August 26, 2011, 02:30:19 pm
All nerds are welcome here!  Stay frosty.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on August 26, 2011, 07:15:53 pm
Welcome!
 ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on August 28, 2011, 04:25:10 pm
 :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: the556GRIZZLY on August 29, 2011, 10:07:34 pm
figured its about time to say hello. A little about me I'm a vet tech student, farm hand, hunter, and i have a "little" addiction to firearms.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on August 29, 2011, 10:10:18 pm
Welcome to the board Griz! (<<-- There's your nickname.)

;)


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Harm on August 29, 2011, 10:46:28 pm
New guy here...
Scottsdale AZ, sweating.

Looking forward to stimulating conversations on this Forum.

corp.drone....out for now.

Well there's a good group of us here in Az and we try to get together about once a quarter to shoot, enjoy the camraderie and usually consume all manner of awesome delectables.  Keep your eyes peeled for the next Az WTA Get Together. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: the556GRIZZLY on August 29, 2011, 11:13:43 pm
Welcome to the board Griz! (<<-- There's your nickname.)

;)


-T.


I'll take it
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on August 30, 2011, 12:10:15 pm
figured its about time to say hello. A little about me I'm a vet tech student, farm hand, hunter, and i have a "little" addiction to firearms.

You are soooooo doooomed as a firearms addict!
Welcome to addiction paradise!

 :clap
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Chrissmitty820 on September 02, 2011, 12:45:21 am
Guess I should introduce myself, it's only been 8 months or so.

In San Antonio area, small business owner, service and install beer equipment. Been doing it about 10 years now. Recently have gotten more interested in firearms, and look to purchase a decent pistol the near future, and possibly certify for CCW.

Would enjoy a range trip with anyone in the vicinity, I'll bring ammo for anyone that would allow me to shoot with them.

Thanks! Highly enjoy the forum, one of my three favorites on the interwebs.

Chris
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on September 04, 2011, 04:42:12 pm
Welcome!
And while I don't consume beer myself, I don't mind others enjoying the rotted grain water themselves.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: UK Steve on September 13, 2011, 05:29:57 am
Hi

Checking in from across the pond. I tripped over this site only 15 minutes ago but it looks like my kind of place. Looking forward to it......
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on September 13, 2011, 07:40:26 am
Welcome Steve. 


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on September 13, 2011, 11:40:32 am
Hi

Checking in from across the pond. I tripped over this site only 15 minutes ago but it looks like my kind of place. Looking forward to it......

Welcome Steve,

We're always glad to have new people join the conversations.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Musashi on September 14, 2011, 04:26:37 pm
Everyone from across the pond is welcome here!  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on September 15, 2011, 10:43:23 pm
I have two of those and never can decide which I prefer.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/WolfBard/benEzra-keepTactical.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/WolfBard/4695583925_bda6df5a7b.jpg)

I like this one the best myself

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I mean, it features Mikhail Timofeyevich himself.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Musashi on September 16, 2011, 11:45:26 am
LOL   Awesome FMJ.
Title: Newbie intro from Florida
Post by: onebigelf on October 02, 2011, 03:31:18 pm
Hi from North Central Florida.

John
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on October 02, 2011, 03:40:23 pm
Hi Elf.  Welcome to the board.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: KazPGates on October 06, 2011, 09:30:43 pm
Hi everyone, I just joined up.
my name is Kaz, I was interested in finding a place to post some info on my new gun and my experiences with finding follow up support on it.
when I figure the sight out a little more I will get into more detail, but I wanted to take the edge off anyone wondering about getting one of eaa's newer offering the sar k2 45.
this handgun is the nicest I have ever fired or even held fore that matter, the craftsmanship is superb and it is no where near as hard to find the essentials for it as I thought it would be, I have already managed two more official mags for it with no pain and could easily relieve anyone frustration in that department if they too have the gun and need more mags. anyway, nice to be a member hope I can help some people with info on the gun, any questions just ask. I have handled/fired/and or owned these and them some; cz spo1 tac, cz spo1 phantom, glock 17, 22, 20, fn five seven, berretta 92 fs, springfield xd40, ruger gp100, and some others I will have to remember, so, those are what I have to compare to. thanks guys.
-kaz
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on October 06, 2011, 09:39:28 pm
Welcome Kaz,

At one point I owned 3 - FiveSeven's but never fired them.  Did make a nice profit selling them.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on October 07, 2011, 02:36:33 am
Glad to have you aboard    ;D   
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Badgerspoon on October 08, 2011, 04:30:28 pm
Hi everyone, pleasure to be on board here. I actually found WTA after finding the Ogre's site. I've been lurking for a good year actually, figured it's about time to participate. So in the spirit of awesome, hello!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on October 09, 2011, 02:13:44 am
Well, if you're lurking for a good year you probably should have chosen an automotive board but welcome all the same.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on October 09, 2011, 02:46:22 am
^^^ This guy.


Welcome to the board.  ;)


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: utf59 on October 09, 2011, 08:11:34 pm
I saw a link to this forum in a blog. So I looked the place over, liked what I saw, made my first post, and now I'm here. Think I'll stay a while.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FMJ on October 10, 2011, 12:19:14 am
Welcome!  You should like it here!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: theirishdragon on October 12, 2011, 04:54:35 pm
Greetin's to all and sundry.  Already posted a couple of little things, but thought I should go ahead and introduce myself.

Still active duty Marine for a few more months, nine years in Jan.  OIF/OEF vet.  Country boy from Washington State.  Also an aspiring part-time novelist, and a solid reader of Correia, Kratman, and Ringo.  And now Kupari.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on October 13, 2011, 09:57:21 pm
Welcome!

Feel free to try some George Hill, Doug Wojtowicz, Michael Z. Williamson, or some David Weber (Honor Harrington series).

 ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: theirishdragon on October 14, 2011, 12:39:38 am
 :facepalm

How did I forget Williamson?  Sorry, Mike.  I'll pick up Rogue when I can spare the change, I promise...
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Musashi on October 15, 2011, 08:49:38 pm
Heck, try all of the Uprisers.  It's all good stuff.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on October 16, 2011, 07:05:57 pm
Hey, don't forget my six non-zombie novels!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: birdadly on October 19, 2011, 02:03:57 pm
Hello! Brad from WI here. I'm a pretty quiet guy but like to jump into conversations every now and then. Also I love asking questions :)

A few things brought me here recently. I got my first firearm 6 years ago, a Springfield XD9. It took me another 3 years before I figured out that I wanted more! Now I have 7 and am eager to increase that number. Since I'm still fresh to all of this, I'm continuously trying to learn, and reading forums is the easiest for me to do!

Also this past spring, I took up reloading and in the summer started casting. Soon I should be up and running (casting and reloading) for 9mm, 45acp, 280rem and 7.62x54R.

What made me find WTA was Luke at Adams Holsters. I'm in WI and come November should be allowed to get CC permits, so I have a lot of reading to do on that front. Anyway, I'm getting a holster from him and I realized he supports the site and so came to check it out!

Glad to be here!  -Brad
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: IMSU on October 21, 2011, 06:32:23 pm
Hi, I'm a writer, reader, and all around nerd and small business type from Atlanta, GA. :)

I'm pretty new to shooting--I've always been interested and finally got around to it. Now I LOVE IT. I'm a big fan of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and of self-defense, and am a new member of GCO.

I carry a little K-Bar right now and feel naked if I don't have a weapon on me, I'm still looking for my daily carry/CC gun. Short fingers and small hands are hard to fit...who'd a thunk. I plan on getting a rifle and a HD shotgun in short order once I get my DC/CC, in spite of everyone around me thinking it's unfeminine and slightly uncool for me to like guns. (I have a lot of friends who cancelled my vote four years ago, what can I say). My take is, it's fun and it's for self-defense! Pretty winning combo in my book, and being a victim is just not my thing.

I'm a big reader and found the site through Larry Correia or MadOgre or GCO, and found Larry and his rocking MHI books via David Farland or the Writing Excuses gang and the LTUE videos. One of those or maybe all of them but I'm not too sure, lol.

What I've tried so far...Glocks are too big and bulky for me despite being dead easy to shoot, and Kahrs...maybe one day but dude, Moonies. MOONIES. Ahem.

I haven't shot a revolver yet, I think, nor the S&W M&P 9c with a small backstrap, but I'll keep looking and trying guns out. Meanwhile, it's nice to be among those who like guns and self-defense, among other things.  :thumbup2
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: booksmart on October 22, 2011, 09:59:08 am

What I've tried so far...Glocks are too big and bulky for me despite being dead easy to shoot, and Kahrs...maybe one day but dude, Moonies. MOONIES. Ahem.


Moonies?  If you mean how expensive the are, there's a pawn shop here in Athens that has a K9 Black (http://www.kahr.com/Pistols/Kahr-K9-Black.asp) for... $450, I think.  My wife - who is all of 4'9" - is able to handle hers... she's just not fond of the BANG. I'm quite impressed with the gun, myself.

Anyway, welcome to the madness.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: IMSU on October 23, 2011, 03:36:11 pm
Moonies, aka members of the Unification Cult...er, Church. Kahr is owned and operated by the Rev's son.

I liked the fit and feel of the Kahrs I've seen in shops but couldn't get over the Moonie thing enough to try shooting it. I might keep it in mind if I can't find a better alternative, but it'll be a bit uncomfortable ethically.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: booksmart on October 23, 2011, 03:54:42 pm
Moonies, aka members of the Unification Cult...er, Church. Kahr is owned and operated by the Rev's son.

I liked the fit and feel of the Kahrs I've seen in shops but couldn't get over the Moonie thing enough to try shooting it. I might keep it in mind if I can't find a better alternative, but it'll be a bit uncomfortable ethically.

Thanks!

*nods* I knew about the cult, but not the connection. Fascinating.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on October 23, 2011, 08:04:07 pm
They're pretty adamant that the church does not own or influence Kahr and that the only connection is paternal.  I guess the son made his money with chuch-connected companies and slowly started moving away.   But because of his former church connections some refuse the believe that the church doesn't run Kahr.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on October 23, 2011, 11:10:16 pm
 :shrug
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: IMSU on October 24, 2011, 06:32:27 pm
Yep, it seems to come down to how each person looks at the whole situation. Personally,I doubt there's much of a Chinese wall (so to speak) between the Rev's son (CEO/Pres of Kahr) and the church, as the same son is chairman of the nonprofit chaebol that funds the church. It may just be me. I break out in hives near cults, lol.

[I just found out that Kahr bought Magnum Research last year, which I just wanted to try for fun some time. Oy...! ]
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Loader2001 on October 25, 2011, 02:17:19 am
Good morning/afternoon/evening!

Saw this link off the Ogre and needed some time killer.

I work in the worldwide air cargo industry. It keeps me flying all over the place, I am usually busting butt or sitting on it doing nothing.

I am your typical 50's, fat, bald guy that your mother warn you about type, 21yrs Active AF retard (all in all that puts me on the current administrations short list).

Hope I don't offend too many people too quickly to get booted!

Have a nice day!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Musashi on October 25, 2011, 08:49:53 am
Welcome aboard Loader2001!  Don't worry, most of us have pretty thick skins.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: booksmart on October 25, 2011, 08:54:46 am
I haven't been booted yet - you should be fine...  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on October 25, 2011, 09:13:11 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on October 26, 2011, 03:02:24 am
Glad to have you flying with us.  ;D   I think for first offenders they don't get booted but they have to go clean out the basement.   :hide 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Chief45 on October 26, 2011, 11:20:30 am
Glad to have you flying with us.  ;D   I think for first offenders they don't get booted but they have to go clean out the basement.   :hide 


not that bad, there's actually some pretty good stuff down there.   :neener
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on October 26, 2011, 11:49:25 am
Besides spammers, I think we've banned all of three people in the history of the board.  And two of those were unbanned at a later time.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Casca910 on November 03, 2011, 01:48:33 pm
New guy from NE Pa. Navy Vet and now a Prifessional Firefighter for 18 years.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on November 03, 2011, 01:49:11 pm
New guy from NE Pa. Navy Vet and now a Prifessional Firefighter for 18 years.

Welcome Casca!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 05, 2011, 12:49:16 am
Welcome!.  Nice avatar  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on November 05, 2011, 01:04:28 am
Welcome from NEPA!!!


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Cardboard Cutout on November 21, 2011, 12:47:36 pm
Hi there WETA-ers.  Been lurking here for at least a year now; kind of feel like I know some of you already.  Made my account last month figuring it would make my lurking just that much easier, but today I couldn't resist making a post just for fun.  Well, I guess if I'm going to post in that thread I'd better post in this one too!

Been living in Maine for a while now, but I'm currently in the over-long, drawn-out process of moving (back) to Michigan, where hopefully I'll get the chance to spend more time at the range.

Thanks for the service of WETA, I've learned a lot over the last year.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on November 21, 2011, 12:56:43 pm
Congratulations on coming out of the shadows CC!  :D
Title: Re: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: luke213(adamsholsters) on November 21, 2011, 03:08:24 pm
Welcome to the forum. Where in Michigan are you looking to relocate to?

Take care!

Luke

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on November 21, 2011, 09:07:20 pm
Hi there WETA-ers.  Been lurking here for at least a year now; kind of feel like I know some of you already.  Made my account last month figuring it would make my lurking just that much easier, but today I couldn't resist making a post just for fun.  Well, I guess if I'm going to post in that thread I'd better post in this one too!

Been living in Maine for a while now, but I'm currently in the over-long, drawn-out process of moving (back) to Michigan, where hopefully I'll get the chance to spend more time at the range.

Thanks for the service of WETA, I've learned a lot over the last year.
UP or Further south?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Cardboard Cutout on November 22, 2011, 07:02:48 pm
It's fun to think what it says about the demographics of a forum like this that you can ask if I'm moving to the part with 3% of the population or the part with the 97% and have there be a reasonable chance of the 3%.  :D  What's more, we ARE moving to the U.P., bit north of you Luke - Houghton County.  My wife's family is in the area, and I went to school at Tech.  We love the area and it's where we want to be.

Thanks for the welcomes.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on November 22, 2011, 11:58:51 pm
It's fun to think what it says about the demographics of a forum like this that you can ask if I'm moving to the part with 3% of the population or the part with the 97% and have there be a reasonable chance of the 3%.  :D  What's more, we ARE moving to the U.P., bit north of you Luke - Houghton County.  My wife's family is in the area, and I went to school at Tech.  We love the area and it's where we want to be.

Thanks for the welcomes.
Just watch out for Red Haired Female Werewolves.
They tend to lick a lot, but are house broke.
 ;D
Title: Re: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: luke213(adamsholsters) on November 23, 2011, 02:15:14 pm
Yep;) there is something about the UP that just sucks you back in, even with the crappy job market and the downsides its still home to me. Out of all the places we've traveled and lived I still feel most at home here. That said when it's below zero and I'm burning both woodstoves to keep the shop warm I will miss Arizona;)

Take care!

Luke

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
Title: New Member
Post by: Macktrapper on November 26, 2011, 06:38:53 pm
Hi everyone,
I'm Macktrapper and I'm interested in trapping, (thus the name) , hunting, defense and recreational shooting. I'm by no means an expert in anything, but I have been at this a while. Looking forward to learning some things here.
I'm from Central Ohio and have a wife and four kids.
Did not see a way to post this in the introduction section.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 26, 2011, 08:46:27 pm
Welcome aboard  :D .   Wander around and get acquainted. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Hozay Buck on November 29, 2011, 06:07:34 pm
Howdy all
Hozay Buck here, wanna be writer with a few short story's under my belt , shooter, snow bird sorta, tween MT and TX.... made a few posts but wanted to say howdy .

Former Marine , former LEO  full time Political outlaw, I'm to the right of Attila the Hun and heavily armed and in general pissed off about what's happening to my country yet unable to decide what needs to be done... or maybe I know but hate to think it.

I do have a question, I started reading the Alone story by Moose 42, after chapter 6 is says go to his bolg, I went, got nothing more... am I screwing something up or just dumb? or has the story been removed for publication?... if so where can I buy it ?

Thanks
HB
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on November 29, 2011, 06:25:13 pm
Welcome Hozay.

You could send a PM to moose. I've checked his website and he appears to be workign on a bunch of different stuff.

EDIT:  Here's your answer.   http://matthewmayner.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/new-writing-project-alone-psi-mage/ (http://matthewmayner.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/new-writing-project-alone-psi-mage/)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: 505Fire on December 05, 2011, 12:26:40 am
Hi live in Farmington, NM I'm a firefighter a gun nut and a bit of a nerd.  Heard about the website from reading Ogres Uprising series. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on December 05, 2011, 10:34:54 am
Glad to have you with us.  We cater to gunnerds.  :D   Check out the whole creative writing section - lots of good stuff in there.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on December 05, 2011, 10:24:32 pm
Hi live in Farmington, NM I'm a firefighter a gun nut and a bit of a nerd.  Heard about the website from reading Ogres Uprising series. 
Welcome home!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on December 06, 2011, 01:59:45 pm
Howdy all
Hozay Buck here, wanna be writer with a few short story's under my belt , shooter, snow bird sorta, tween MT and TX.... made a few posts but wanted to say howdy .

Thanks
HB
Don't forget to post your stories in our Creative writing section!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Ken Brock on December 06, 2011, 08:05:48 pm
I guess my first post should have went here but for some reason I was too dumb to see this thread

anyhow, my screen name is my actual name. I'm from South Carolina, been a cop over 20 years and I make knives on the side

I enjoy guns, reading, and long moonlit walks on the beach

 ;)

thanks for having me here
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on December 07, 2011, 11:15:56 pm
No problem.  We don't stand on ceremony much around here.  Welcome again  :cool .   I have some friends in Beaufort - you anywhere near there?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Ken Brock on December 08, 2011, 06:08:16 pm
Beaufort is about 3 1/2 hours from me

I'm on the Northwest corner and Beaufort is on the South East

pretty place though
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on December 08, 2011, 10:24:53 pm
Got it. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Fatboy on December 10, 2011, 07:23:46 am
Hello! I'm a Newbie here from Central Ohio. This looks like a nice place to be and I'd like to hang around a while and soak up some of the info here. I like shooting, Knives, Motorcycles, Geocaching.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on December 10, 2011, 10:59:45 pm
Hello! I'm a Newbie here from Central Ohio. This looks like a nice place to be and I'd like to hang around a while and soak up some of the info here. I like shooting, Knives, Motorcycles, Geocaching.
You, Sir... will fit right in.  Welcome home. 
Ride a Magna myself.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on December 10, 2011, 11:29:07 pm
You, Sir... will fit right in.  Welcome home. 
Ride a Magna myself.
LOL! George, you GeoCache?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on December 11, 2011, 12:03:25 am
LOL! George, you GeoCache?

I've done it... several times.  I tend to bring along action figures... That's what I like to leave in the caches.  Army action figures.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on December 11, 2011, 07:44:36 pm
I've done it... several times.  I tend to bring along action figures... That's what I like to leave in the caches.  Army action figures.
Well, I've seen several 'GeoCache' places in my work.
Saw a few people that do it.
Like a big treasure hunt.
Never seen anyone leave dolls..er...action figures at any of them.
Hmmm....I'm going to incorporate that into my stories...
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: doggiedoc on December 12, 2011, 12:41:44 am
Hey everyone.  I live in Riverton Utah and as you can probably tell from my username, I'm a veterinarian.  I'm also a Utah CFP instructor and NRA certified pistol, and rifle instructor.  (Yeah, I carry every day under my scrubs!) Proud to be a veterinarian in the US Army Reserve assigned to a unit in Colorado. (Yep, the Army needs veterinarians!)  Glad to be part of the group here.  I'll be on as much as time allows and hopefully can contribute something useful.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on December 12, 2011, 12:44:20 am
Glad to have you on board Doc.  Lots of animal lovers here, and gun lovers as you'd expect.  ;)


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on December 12, 2011, 12:59:25 am
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on December 12, 2011, 01:33:23 am
Hey everyone.  I live in Riverton Utah and as you can probably tell from my username, I'm a veterinarian.  I'm also a Utah CFP instructor and NRA certified pistol, and rifle instructor.  (Yeah, I carry every day under my scrubs!) Proud to be a veterinarian in the US Army Reserve assigned to a unit in Colorado. (Yep, the Army needs veterinarians!)  Glad to be part of the group here.  I'll be on as much as time allows and hopefully can contribute something useful.

Welcome.  I'm right up the road from you in Daybreak.  Also a Utah CFP instructor.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on December 12, 2011, 02:11:41 am
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Macktrapper on December 12, 2011, 08:19:23 pm
Hello! I'm a Newbie here from Central Ohio. This looks like a nice place to be and I'd like to hang around a while and soak up some of the info here. I like shooting, Knives, Motorcycles, Geocaching.

Looks like the guy who sold me the defective knife.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: doggiedoc on December 12, 2011, 08:46:02 pm
Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on December 12, 2011, 08:46:42 pm
Thanks everyone!

Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Fatboy on December 13, 2011, 08:29:03 pm
Looks like the guy who sold me the defective knife.

Don't go cutting your arm off with that defective crap. LOL  :rotfl
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Fatboy on December 13, 2011, 08:32:45 pm
Ride a Magna myself.

Magna's are some nice bikes. I ride a Nomad myself.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: sbmitt on December 27, 2011, 02:23:57 am
WTA is fantastic! I found this while trolling Google for Glock info.
My wife and I are glad to be a part of this great community.

We'd be glad to connect with other members north of Seattle, WA.

Own Glock 19s, 26 and Remmington 870.

Next purchase needs to be primarily for hunting and double as civil unrest defense.
Leaning toward detachable magazine fed 30-06, but I'd love to know what people recommend for people on a very limited budget. We can't afford to spend $2K on an AR15 yet so I'm hoping I can get something decent for less than $700. I just want to be able to take down a deer if I need to and I don't want to bring a pistol to a rifle fight.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on December 27, 2011, 03:37:38 am
Welcome to WTA.  Lots of good info here.  Friendly folks too.  Check the archives as there have been several threads relating to your concerns.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on December 28, 2011, 09:44:23 pm
Try a Puma M-92.
.44 Magnum lever action rifle.
Like this one...

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_372/products_id/56034 (http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_372/products_id/56034)


Edit: And WELCOME!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: jlw on January 03, 2012, 11:08:12 pm
Howdy all.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on January 03, 2012, 11:33:31 pm
Howdy all.
Please, introduce yourself...
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on January 03, 2012, 11:36:16 pm
Howdy back at ya! Now....details please? We like to gossip.
 ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Arkansan on January 05, 2012, 01:29:49 pm
Already posted once in the off topic but I guess I should go ahead and get formal. I think I have George to thank for introducing me to the site. Thanks George. I just finished one and two of the Uprising. Okay so where's three and four? I am ready. (good reads)  No about myself, I grew up out in the great NW. I went in the Military for a few years and really can't say I have been back. I found the south. I did several years with the DOJ/BOP and had to get away as the politics were killing me. I tend to speak my mind and if someone opens their mouth I am happy to assist them with their feet. Not a good way to get ahead. While I worked with them I was lucky enough to play with Atlanta and FBI SWAT teams as we had the only arrange close by where they could come and play. That and the ability to shoot massive amounts of ammunition free of cost were the only benefits. I shot PPC for awhile and did a fair at it. I was a better with a pistol than a rifle back then. Now I consider myself down right s___ty at both.

Well things got bad and I quit shooting and went to work in the oilfield where hard work and a cocky attitude would take you far. Been there ever since and looking to retire in a couple of years. I am running a drilling rig in the Persian Gulf working for one of the largest Drilling contractors in the world. (name purposely not mentioned) I got back into shooting a few years back after a change of wives for the better. I have restocked my gun collection and well pretty proud of it too. It seems to be growing monthly. Luckily the new wife likes to shoot and we can go out the back door and shoot away as there aren't any neighbors around. (nor will there be) I am in the process of sure enough putting in a real range so I won't have to put a target up on a tree. Trees seem to fall down after while so I have to keep finding suitable trees.

As to the rest of me you already know more than maybe you want.  Like dogs, guns, family and performance cars.  Not to keen on people as a whole. I have a real small circle of friends.

Happy to have found the site and we will go from here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on January 05, 2012, 08:05:47 pm
You are going to fit right in.  Welcome Home.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on January 06, 2012, 01:16:32 am
Welcome aboard.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on January 06, 2012, 02:22:32 am
Welcome aboard.   :thumbup1
What he said!
 :P
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: RoninJoseph338 on February 02, 2012, 04:35:45 pm
I found We the Armed through Monster Hunter Nation.  I'm a proud Texan with a mighty beard.  I'm not as heavily armed as I wish I were, but I am working on it.  I've been practicing Krav Maga for seven months now and I love it.  Recently, started another program offered by the school using Simunitions.  Basically learning Krav Maga with a gun and how to use cover, concealment, etc.  Eventually we will be going into the shoot house to do force on force training.  Learning lots of good technique in the class.

I'm a licensed fire alarm technician in the state of Texas.  Not my dream job but it pays the bills for now.  I'm glad I found this site, it has a lot of great info.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on February 02, 2012, 04:56:18 pm
Welcome RoninJoseph338!

Sounds like you'll fit right in with the rest of these nuts  :D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on February 02, 2012, 05:10:33 pm
Welcome Ronin.  Whatever pays the bills.  It's better than being on welfare.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on February 03, 2012, 03:41:08 am
Thanks for giving us a test drive.  Welcome aboard.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on February 03, 2012, 08:40:53 am
Welcome!  :D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: loki73 on February 03, 2012, 10:25:38 pm
Hello everyone! I'm looking to get back into shooting. Haven't shot a weapon for about 5 years now (security force prior). My current job has me unarmed (fire fighter). I have one gun for home defense right now. IM looking to get an AR-15 and one more hand gun.
I have a military back ground (USMC six years) I have fired a 240G, SAW, M16a2 and M4, and glock 9mm in various training scenarios. Nothing to high speed though.

Like I said I would like to by an AR-15 platform and maybe a glock17. There is waaaaay to much stuff about them on the internet so im looking for a veteran to help me out a little.

My family is into preparedness (not survival carzy) we all have 72hr packs ready to go and some food storage. We believe, better to be ready than left behind. Lets face, it Katrina showed us that the gov can fail as well or at least be delayed.

I may get into a bit of HAM radio for the above stated purposes as well. But all things in good time. Speaking of time I have awhile before I get my AR about April.

Anyways thanks a million in advance.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on February 04, 2012, 02:16:57 am
Welcome to WTA.  Glad you could join us.   You've come to the right place for AR info as this passes for home to Crusader Weaponry and the famous Gundoctor who is the driving force behind it.  The folks here who own them will be able to tell you all about getting more bang for your buck from the good doctor.  I don't currently own one of his creations but maybe this year will see me cured.   ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: nodrog on March 01, 2012, 08:29:40 pm
Hello everyone! I am retired and living in beautiful west central Florida. The retirement was forced due to two jacked up back surgeries, now I have more metal in my back than some handguns. Oh well. I have more time for my gun addiction. I am blessed to have a wife who total gets why I enjoy AK47's, AR15's, 1919a4's and many other flavors. also, I am blessed to have my two daughters and my dogs. Oh yeah I almost forgot I am a huge zombie fan and the Orger kicks some serious ass in this area. I'm just saying!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 01, 2012, 09:39:13 pm
Welcome aboard!  Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: sohmdaddy on March 02, 2012, 09:38:17 am


Like I said I would like to by an AR-15 platform and maybe a glock17. There is waaaaay to much stuff about them on the internet so im looking for a veteran to help me out a little.



There is indeed a lot of stuff floating on the internet, all you need to know is to contact Crusader Weaponry. http://crusaderweaponry.com/weapons.php?id=1 (http://crusaderweaponry.com/weapons.php?id=1)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on March 02, 2012, 10:02:22 am
Welcome.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on March 03, 2012, 02:26:44 pm
Oh yeah I almost forgot I am a huge zombie fan and the Orger kicks some serious ass in this area. I'm just saying!
We're kind of fond of zombies here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Finn on March 03, 2012, 08:15:24 pm
New guy here. If it launches a projectile I have either shot it or tried to. I'm mostly a target shooter, but I'm looking to start doing some feral hog hunting in the future.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on March 04, 2012, 09:57:14 am
Welcome aboard, Finn.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on March 04, 2012, 10:08:03 am
New guy here. If it launches a projectile I have either shot it or tried to. I'm mostly a target shooter, but I'm looking to start doing some feral hog hunting in the future.
Then you'll be hanging out in the rifle section. Enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on March 04, 2012, 01:40:45 pm
Welcome!
 ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Musashi on March 11, 2012, 08:24:02 am
What about feral Prarie dogs?  If so, then Khorne and the Ogre can hook you up.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: gunnermax on March 20, 2012, 10:36:50 am
Hey all,
GunnerMax here

I am 23, live in VA, and am Active Duty military.  I am a member of NRA, GOA, SAF, VCDL, and NAGR

Thats about all im willing to divulge (OPSEC)

Cheers,
Max
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: The Shootist on March 20, 2012, 08:06:24 pm
This website won't let me start a new topic to introduce myself, what am i doing wrong?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on March 20, 2012, 08:23:56 pm
This website won't let me start a new topic to introduce myself, what am i doing wrong?

Only staff can start new topics in Announcements and Introductions, that's why this thread is here.

Welcome to WTA!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 21, 2012, 04:52:21 am
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: customizedcreationz on March 25, 2012, 09:43:07 am
Hello from Michigan!

Its starting to get warm out here ( early ) and I can't wait for some nice weather!

Look forward to checking out the forums and some good information.

Thanks
Todd
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on March 25, 2012, 11:20:15 am
Welcome Todd!
I have followed your work on other forums and on your website for some time.
I know you dont do it anymore, but for a "plastic gun"... your black chrome M&P is a work of art.
This coming from a guy who is NOT a fan of tupperware.
If you were still doing it... and it wasnt my daily carry gun... you would have been getting my Delta Elite for the same treatment.


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 26, 2012, 02:54:49 am
Welcome !
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on March 26, 2012, 08:47:36 am
Glad your here.
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: customizedcreationz on March 28, 2012, 08:25:47 am
Thanks guys.

Black chrome was awesome. I might give it a 10th try and setup a whole new plating tank system. But its very time consuming. Who knows though....

Thanks
Todd
Title: Greetings earthlings
Post by: ArmedNerd on March 29, 2012, 09:59:14 pm
Hello, I'm Anthony AKA ArmedNerd.  The nerd is because I'm a scifi/fantasy and comic book fanatic.  I just bought my first firearm back in January.  It's a Sig P229.  I call it Winona after John Critchton's Pulse pistol in Farscape.

I'm working as a Unarmed Security Officer in a gated community right now (though there is some discussion about arming us  :clap) but I plan to eventually move into Law Enforcement.  My Department is cutting back right now, so it's pointless to try.  My dad works at a Nuke plant, so I'm also sorta trying to get on the Security Force out there (heavily armed, I'm talking AR-15s and tear gas.)  They seem to prefer ex-military though, and unfortunately I was unable to serve (medical issue that I do not want to discuss.)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on March 29, 2012, 10:35:02 pm
Hello, I'm Anthony AKA ArmedNerd.  The nerd is because I'm a scifi/fantasy and comic book fanatic.  I just bought my first firearm back in January.  It's a Sig P229.  I call it Winona after John Critchton's Pulse pistol in Farscape.

I'm working as a Unarmed Security Officer in a gated community right now (though there is some discussion about arming us  :clap) but I plan to eventually move into Law Enforcement.  My Department is cutting back right now, so it's pointless to try.  My dad works at a Nuke plant, so I'm also sorta trying to get on the Security Force out there (heavily armed, I'm talking AR-15s and tear gas.)  They seem to prefer ex-military though, and unfortunately I was unable to serve (medical issue that I do not want to discuss.)
Get a security clearance and you will at least get in the door to apply. That's why former military are preferred. Lower overall cost to hire.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 30, 2012, 12:57:09 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: BigMike on April 09, 2012, 01:48:41 am
hey everyone, just checked out your forum and it looks like a place i might like to hang out ..
i live in  South Central Pennsylvania love guns of all types have a few and shoot when i can.. Mike
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on April 09, 2012, 07:10:36 am
Welcome from NEPA :clap


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on April 09, 2012, 10:41:26 am
Greeting, program!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: BigMike on April 09, 2012, 01:28:53 pm
thanks fellas  :cool
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Raptor on April 09, 2012, 06:14:45 pm
Welcome to the club, BigMike, and greetings from Southwest PA!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Kaso on April 09, 2012, 07:31:49 pm
Welcome to the club, BigMike, and greetings from Southeast PA!
Fixed that.

I'm in SW PA.


Kaso
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Raptor on April 09, 2012, 07:48:53 pm
 :facepalm Yeah, I'm from SEPA. Sorry, 'twas a long and crazy day at work and I think somewhere along the line my brain got broken. I'm not usually that dumb, I swear (runs for cover in preparation for the incoming jabs)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on April 09, 2012, 11:56:12 pm
Greets!   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: BigMike on April 10, 2012, 12:40:55 am
nice to see some Pa peeps. just so you guys know if you shop at a Giant Martins or Genaurdi's foods, i deliver your groceries lol PA NJ MD WV and VA
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on April 10, 2012, 09:24:16 pm
Too many of us peeps from these areas, (PA NJ MD WV and VA) on this board for the Left Geographical Wing of this board to handle. Heh heh!
 :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Shillelagh on April 24, 2012, 08:21:29 pm
Greetings to all from the Tarheel State.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on April 24, 2012, 08:31:49 pm
Greetings to all from the Tarheel State.
WELCOME!!!
What part?
Moved from there a few years back.


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gundoc on April 24, 2012, 08:36:40 pm
Welcome

Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using Tapatalk 2
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Shillelagh on April 24, 2012, 09:03:45 pm
Thanks guys. Jim I live in Haywood county. We are the last county before you hit Tennessee.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: strangelittleman on April 24, 2012, 09:10:00 pm
Oh God we've got one from "Haywired" Co.....  :neener Well at least it's not Madison Co.  ;) Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Shillelagh on April 24, 2012, 09:31:33 pm
Oh God we've got one from "Haywired" Co.....  :neener Well at least it's not Madison Co.  ;) Welcome aboard!


 It's worse than you think, my Dad was from 'Bloody' Madison and my Mom was from Yancy.  :facepalm
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on April 25, 2012, 03:59:04 am
Greets  :D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: strangelittleman on April 25, 2012, 06:37:55 pm

 It's worse than you think, my Dad was from 'Bloody' Madison and my Mom was from Yancy.  :facepalm
Ha that's a good "Bloody Madison" reference......A lot of violent history up in Shelton Laurel & Viking Mt.....
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: russell on May 02, 2012, 05:43:52 pm
Hello all.

I just finished reading Uprising USA, and figured the way to survive the Zombie Apocalypse is to get George to include me in a book. I'm callously using the board to ingratiate myself with the Ogre in an attempt to better my odds of that happening.  ;)

I'm a paper target shooter, love to do it, but don't get to the range as much as I'd like. I'm a supporter of the 2nd amendment, firm believer in the Constitution and the US Government as it was originally designed and would like to see a restitution of the principles in the Constitution and a return to sane monetary and military policies. Not counting on it, but I am hoping.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Kaso on May 02, 2012, 06:26:05 pm
I just finished reading Uprising USA, and figured the way to survive the Zombie Apocalypse is to get George to include me in a book. I'm callously using the board to ingratiate myself with the Ogre in an attempt to better my odds of that happening.  ;)
You know, if I wanted 'written in,' I would go over to the 'Creative Writing' section, (you can see it now that you are a member, it's where Uprising was started.) and start my own Uprising thread.  I would make it a good one, with an interesting story line, and I would tie in to as many of the other character's stories as possible. 

Build your character, so that he can add to the future books, and I would bet that you have a better shot of seeing your name in print.  Anyway, that's what I would do...

Oh, by the way, welcome.  :)



Kaso
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: russell on May 02, 2012, 06:36:56 pm
Kaso, what I said was mostly tongue in cheek, but thanks for the heads up on the thread. I might just do that.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Kaso on May 02, 2012, 07:15:52 pm
Looking foward to it. :thumbup1



Kaso
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on May 02, 2012, 11:05:13 pm
Welcome to WTA !
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on May 02, 2012, 11:43:38 pm
Hello all.

I just finished reading Uprising USA, and figured the way to survive the Zombie Apocalypse is to get George to include me in a book. I'm callously using the board to ingratiate myself with the Ogre in an attempt to better my odds of that happening.  ;)

I'm a paper target shooter, love to do it, but don't get to the range as much as I'd like. I'm a supporter of the 2nd amendment, firm believer in the Constitution and the US Government as it was originally designed and would like to see a restitution of the principles in the Constitution and a return to sane monetary and military policies. Not counting on it, but I am hoping.

The best way to get in Uprising is to buy me a gun.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on May 03, 2012, 08:22:53 am
And another one drinks the cookie...er..koolaid of Uprising!  :doh

Hehehe! Welcome!

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: russell on May 03, 2012, 12:34:57 pm
"The best way to get in Uprising is to buy me a gun."

*slaps forehead* Simple bribery! Why didn't I think of that!  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: jackalope on May 06, 2012, 01:05:11 am
Howdy. Jack from Seattle here. Apparently I joined this forum 2 and a half years ago. Zero recollection of that. Anyway, I like military style guns, Ron Paul, and dark haired women. I was Army Infantry a long time ago. Just looking around here today makes me wish I would have participated sooner.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on May 06, 2012, 02:13:13 am
Welcome back.  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on May 06, 2012, 02:56:02 pm
Howdy. Jack from Seattle here. Apparently I joined this forum 2 and a half years ago. Zero recollection of that. Anyway, I like military style guns, Ron Paul, and dark haired women. I was Army Infantry a long time ago. Just looking around here today makes me wish I would have participated sooner.
11B!  Awesome.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on May 06, 2012, 08:04:32 pm
Hey! I remeber you! Where's my $20 bucks???


LOL!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: jackalope on May 07, 2012, 12:34:33 am
11B!  Awesome.


11 Hotel actually. I'm told this MOS doesn't exist anymore.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on May 07, 2012, 01:18:02 am
11 Hotel actually. I'm told this MOS doesn't exist anymore.
Not so much, no.  Well, I was 11BC2 and that's long gone too.  Thank Heavens.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on May 07, 2012, 10:01:22 pm
Seriously...where's my $20...       :neener
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on May 07, 2012, 10:57:30 pm
Seriously...where's my $20...       :neener
Dude, you still owe me 20 bucks.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on May 17, 2012, 09:59:48 pm
Dude, you still owe me 20 bucks.

And how do I owe YOU $20?
You lost the bet, remember?
 :scrutiny
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on May 20, 2012, 02:48:30 pm
And how do I owe YOU $20?
You lost the bet, remember?
 :scrutiny
Fine... I'll knock 20 off you Crusader Training tab when you come out!   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on May 20, 2012, 06:15:58 pm
Fine... I'll knock 20 off you Crusader Training tab when you come out!   :thumbup1
As long as I get to shoot alongside some of the rest of you...

"Hmmm...note to self of firearms to take along:

Mossberg 500A With slugster barrel...check.
Two Hundred-Fifty rounds '00' buck and fifty rounds Federal Premium 3" Slugs...check.
Mosin-Nagant M91/30 and four hundred-forty rounds ammo...check.
Springfield XD .45 and three spare mags, holster and mag carrier...check.
Five hundred rounds .45 cal ammo...check.
Lever action .44 Magnum M92 Puma and five hundred rounds ammo...check.
Marlin 60 .22LR rimfire and five thousand rounds...check.

Kickin' it old school at Crusader Weapons Training....Fluffing Priceless!"

 ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: orion33 on May 22, 2012, 01:04:35 am
I appologize for slacking on my intro but I was so eager to get talking. So....Greetings from Nebraska! I'm ben and i don't have an epic beard(haha) but I own a few fun items. I have a sig 226 9mm, 270 rifle, 12ga win modle 1200 pump, and a PSE bow (deer can' t hide from me). I was excited when I found out that this was a real site and not just in a book. I've been telling others I know that are armed about this site so I hope all goes well. I'm excited to be here. Hoorah!

Ps. I don't think I owe anyone $20. :shrug and deos Outbreak really fly any thing?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on May 22, 2012, 02:02:11 am
Outbreak really fly any thing?

Outbreak was a Navigator on a C-130... Now he pilots some sort of Super Evil Spy Drone out of a Secret Location. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on May 22, 2012, 02:02:55 am


Kickin' it old school at Crusader Weapons Training....Fluffing Priceless!"

 ;)
That is the best way to do it.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: DaleGribble on May 25, 2012, 12:50:13 pm
Hello from the Kitsap Peninsula.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on May 25, 2012, 02:04:00 pm
Welcome to WTA! Dale.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on May 28, 2012, 01:08:43 am
Greets!
Title: I'm here
Post by: danweasel on June 07, 2012, 02:14:38 pm
Hello WTA!

I just signed up today. I basically followed JesseL over here from another site where he was more or less forcing me to confront my dream of building my Stevens 200 into a scout rifle.

I just got out of the army last year and started working for the VA. I like "fun" guns. AKs, Scouts, .22 pistols and stuff like that. I used to enjoy grouping bolt rifles a lot but my vision decided to take a crap so...

I am really diggin the site so far. Glad to be here,

Dan
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on June 07, 2012, 02:31:21 pm
WELCOME!!!
Even tho you know Jesse...  :neener
Jesse, knows we think the world of him... He is just so cuddly.


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on June 07, 2012, 02:51:05 pm
Welcome Dan! Glad I could provide some inspiration.

Jesse, knows we think the world of him... He is just so cuddly.

 :rotfl
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on June 08, 2012, 01:15:35 pm
 :facepalm
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on June 09, 2012, 02:57:51 am
Welcome.   :D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: fathead on June 09, 2012, 04:48:56 pm
Hello WTA,

Joined up a couple weeks ago and have been lurking for a bit.  Seems like this is a great forum without out all the trolling and general douchebaggery present in most of the other forums I used to visit.  Hope to have a good time and learn a lot here.

I live in the mountains of western NC with my wife and 3 kids.  I love shooting although I don't get to do as much as I would like to since I am on the road more often than not.

Looking forward to getting to know you guys.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on June 09, 2012, 06:22:55 pm
Welcome! Sit down a spell and rest yerself.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on June 09, 2012, 09:18:34 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: jl808 on June 12, 2012, 02:02:51 pm
Hi all! 

I saw this forum on my Tapatalk app on the IPad.  This looks like a great forum with lots of good folks to hang out with. 

I thoroughly enjoy target shooting and hope to try IPSC or some other competition one day.

Cheers!

jl808
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on June 12, 2012, 03:34:51 pm
Welcome! :D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Chief45 on June 12, 2012, 03:55:19 pm
welcome.   
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Storyteller on June 12, 2012, 06:15:55 pm
Hi all! 

I saw this forum on my Tapatalk app on the IPad.  This looks like a great forum with lots of good folks to hang out with. 

I thoroughly enjoy target shooting and hope to try IPSC or some other competition one day.

Cheers!

jl808

Aloha my friend. Welcome.
Title: Newbie intro
Post by: jl808 on June 13, 2012, 01:10:16 am
Haha what gave it away?  Thank you!
Title: Newbie intro
Post by: Oregon_patriot on June 21, 2012, 04:49:48 pm
Hey yall!

Just found this site and had to join,I'm a somewhat new shooter.

I have shot guns throughout my childhood and a little into my teens then wasn't able too for a handfull of years til my bro got me into it again but this time I have my own.

I love to plink and Target shoot at the range and as soon as my son is of age to safely fire he will most likely be into it too.

Don't quite have the arsenal some of you many year shooters have but I plan on expanding.
 
Right now I have a AR15 .223,stag arms lower,Adams upper with the Adams arms gas piston system,magpul stock,aimpoint red dot and a few other goodies.

I also have a S&W M&P .40 with trijicon night sights.

My next will be a .308 bolt action for hunting but don't know what yet.

Also just picked up a lee loadmaster press for the .223 so that's the current project.

Just wanted to stop in and intro myself and read all this wonderful site has to offer.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on June 21, 2012, 10:36:41 pm
Welcome...we like guns too!

 ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on June 22, 2012, 12:04:28 am
welcome
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on June 22, 2012, 04:12:16 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Colin on June 22, 2012, 09:09:21 am
Glad to have you.  Sounds like you're jumping in with both feet!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Oregon_patriot on June 29, 2012, 11:17:55 am
I blame my brother and my old boss at the machine shop I used to work at.

My bro is a sorta rookie gun guy,younger and into the tech.

My old boss on the otherhand is old school and knows his stuff,he has Ben comp shooting for 20years and gunsmiths his own rigs and is a badass in my book.

Thanks for the welcomes guys,I've been learning allot since discovering this awesome forum.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: cpaspr on June 29, 2012, 06:58:43 pm
Haha what gave it away?  Thank you!

I'm guessing the flag in the lower right corner.
Title: New member from ireland.
Post by: arescar on July 21, 2012, 07:54:46 pm
Hello all, just joined and saying HELLO. Into target shooting and small game(rabbits, foxes, crows, mags etc). Got a winchester wildcat 22lr, ares 22magnum air rifle and waiting on a browning a bolt to be approved. Thats me introduced.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: HiVelSword on July 21, 2012, 08:14:01 pm
Welcome from across the pond, arescar! My brother-in-law Fergal is from Ireland! Yeah, the name gives it away. lol

Just can't understand his love of Budweiser. ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: RetroGrouch on July 22, 2012, 02:01:50 am
Hi All,

Been lurking awhile, found this board through THR and Larry Correia.  Finally joined to comment on the "Innovations" thread when it veered into planet killing.  Also I like the Uprising zombie threads.

I just target shoot now, used to compete in pinshooting and IDPA (and hunt a really long time ago).

See you all around!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on July 22, 2012, 06:17:53 pm
Welcome
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on July 22, 2012, 08:21:00 pm
Glad you could join us!   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Teckomando on July 23, 2012, 06:03:47 pm
Just saying hello.  My best friend introduced me to the writings of George Hill and Crusader Weaponry.  While reading and researching online I found this forum. 

I am a "has been".  I am a former Marine raised in a Marine Corps family.  Fourth generation Marine with the fifth generation of Marines in the family right behind me.  I am also a former military police officer, a former DoD police officer, and a current firearms enthusiast.  After leaving my favorite job with an explosives and blasting company due to health reasons, I became a professional geek.  I am currently an IT manager for an outsourced sales and marketing company.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: HMPlatinum on July 23, 2012, 07:20:41 pm
Welcome!
Geek and Jarhead, here.  When I get up in the morning I feel like I "has been".
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on July 24, 2012, 03:42:56 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on July 25, 2012, 07:25:45 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: badey on August 07, 2012, 03:18:49 pm
Hey everyone - I found this forum while reading Uprising USA. 

I am a firearms owner, concealed carrier, and frequenter of gun forums.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on August 07, 2012, 03:19:50 pm
Greets.  Glad you could join us.   :cool
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on August 09, 2012, 10:55:59 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Singha on August 18, 2012, 01:27:09 pm
Hello all,

Found this site via the Gundudes & the Gunfighter Cast.

Guns, Sci Fi, & Zombies! This is a place where I can read for quite a while.  :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Musashi on August 18, 2012, 02:54:44 pm
Welcome to the show Singha.  Guns, Sci Fi and zombies....you'll fit right in.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on August 18, 2012, 03:17:09 pm
Another one drank the cool-aid!

Ok ok ok..welcome aboard!

Here's your mug.

Yes it's the same color as mine...*sigh*

 ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on August 18, 2012, 03:30:01 pm
 :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on August 19, 2012, 08:38:32 pm
Welcome Hombre...


Jim

Sent from my Astromech personal interface.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: strangelittleman on August 25, 2012, 01:14:13 am
Hmmm.....Singha, as in the Thai beer?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Singha on August 25, 2012, 12:56:43 pm
Thanks for the welcome. I'm having a good time reading all the older posts.


Hmmm.....Singha, as in the Thai beer?
Yup, one of my go to beers.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on August 26, 2012, 05:39:01 am
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: strangelittleman on August 26, 2012, 02:07:50 pm
Thanks for the welcome. I'm having a good time reading all the older posts.

Yup, one of my go to beers.
  HAHA I knew it. I very fond memories of Singha, Pattaya beach, Bangkok, and Phuket....I'm a big Sapporo fan too. I really like the Japanese beers.
  Speaking of which, have you ever seen Rio Bravo or Miami Vice w/ Thai voice overs? Hillarious! absolutely piss your pants funny!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Singha on August 27, 2012, 02:00:39 pm
  HAHA I knew it. I very fond memories of Singha, Pattaya beach, Bangkok, and Phuket....I'm a big Sapporo fan too. I really like the Japanese beers.
  Speaking of which, have you ever seen Rio Bravo or Miami Vice w/ Thai voice overs? Hillarious! absolutely piss your pants funny!

Another Thai beer I like is Bier Chang; actually, I think I like it more than Singha.

I never made it to Phuket, spent a lot of time in Chiang Mai before the tourist explosion. Farang movies can be funny in Thai and vice-versa. I use them to try retain what little Thai I remember. Thais are real big on slapstick comedy, if you want to see a bunch of Thais rolling on the floor, give them a little booze and a bunch of Three Stooges DVDs.

Sapporo is a good beer and I like Kirin also. Asahi and Orion(an Okinawan beer) are just nasty imo.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: SCAR Joe on September 09, 2012, 12:45:29 pm
Another turbo super newbie checking in.  Just finished the Uprising books and found myself here. The books were great and this site is great as well.  I live in Eastern Washington, away from the crowds to so to speak.  I hope to become a regular contributor.

 :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on September 09, 2012, 06:39:04 pm
Welcome! We have cookies!

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on September 09, 2012, 06:40:59 pm
Another Thai beer I like is Bier Chang; actually, I think I like it more than Singha.

I never made it to Phuket, spent a lot of time in Chiang Mai before the tourist explosion. Farang movies can be funny in Thai and vice-versa. I use them to try retain what little Thai I remember. Thais are real big on slapstick comedy, if you want to see a bunch of Thais rolling on the floor, give them a little booze and a bunch of Three Stooges DVDs.

Sapporo is a good beer and I like Kirin also. Asahi and Orion(an Okinawan beer) are just nasty imo.

Stay away from Sahi...I think it's a rice beer from Korea with a bit of formaldehyde in it.
Pickled beer...LOL!
My brother was stationed over there and warned me about open bottles and such...LOL!



Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Terpfan76 on September 26, 2012, 12:24:17 am
Hello all, just joined today. I've only recently become a bit of a shooter in my 30's, hell, hadn't even shot a gun before until I reckon I was 33 or so. I currently own a Ruger P90 .45, J.C. Higgins .22 that was my dad's when he was a kid, a Mosin Nagant 7.62x54r, and a Mossberg 500 field gun that I made into a tactical 12ga with an ATI stock, 18.5" barrel and had it duracoated w/a ghosted black on black skull cammo.

I work for the Maryland D.O.C. at a max security institution and am married with a little boy. Hoping to add a 1911 next, perhaps a Remington or one of those Regents. A guy I know will sell me a Regent 1911 w/Wilson parts for about $600. Has had a trigger job and what not done. Nice looking gun. Worth it?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on September 26, 2012, 08:25:09 pm
Remington R1 Custom.
IMHO.
Title: Newbie intro
Post by: huey148 on September 26, 2012, 09:01:58 pm
Ditto....did a little series on my blog with a Regent and added parts and such...in the end I found that if you need a cheap "beater" 1911 for whatever reason the Regent is a fine choice...else spend the extra cash up front and get a better pistol....I got a Remington R1 now and am happy with it...also Regent makes a "enhanced" model called the R200 you might like too
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Terpfan76 on September 27, 2012, 07:56:07 am
Ditto....did a little series on my blog with a Regent and added parts and such...in the end I found that if you need a cheap "beater" 1911 for whatever reason the Regent is a fine choice...else spend the extra cash up front and get a better pistol....I got a Remington R1 now and am happy with it...also Regent makes a "enhanced" model called the R200 you might like too


Thanks!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: N.M. Edmands on October 02, 2012, 10:57:21 am
Glad to be here. Already posted on an interest of mine. [poor etiquette.] but hope to contribute from time to time.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: mwcoleburn on October 02, 2012, 11:48:22 am
Welcome Edmands!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on October 02, 2012, 06:04:55 pm
Hey! I know that guy.  .   .   .   ;) .    Welcome to the mothership. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: greyman271 on October 14, 2012, 09:26:07 pm
Just sayng hello. Central VA here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on October 14, 2012, 11:45:54 pm
Welcome! :D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on October 17, 2012, 01:36:33 am
Howdy!  :cool
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: nomadcharlie on October 18, 2012, 07:09:40 pm
Greetings from Alaska.
I'm a new member and thought I'd introduce myself. Former Army tanker now working in healthcare and a firearms enthusiast.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on October 18, 2012, 11:45:12 pm
Welcome!

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: nomadcharlie on October 19, 2012, 12:04:22 am
Thank you, Sir.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on October 19, 2012, 02:17:23 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Vengarr on October 25, 2012, 06:44:10 pm
New member here from the great state of Kentucky. CCDW instructor , competition shooter and match organizer as well as a dork at heart.

Anything I need to see first?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on October 25, 2012, 08:55:12 pm
WELCOME!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on October 25, 2012, 10:42:48 pm
Glad you could join us.  :thumbup1  And no - just wander around and kick the tires a bit.  We're all friends here so its pretty hard to screw up unless you're workin' at it.   Glad to see another Kentuckian around here.   ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on October 25, 2012, 10:46:09 pm
Welcome! Wow! A lot of new names on here!

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: harleyblackwolf on November 02, 2012, 09:26:05 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
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on November 02, 2012, 11:20:43 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 04, 2012, 02:30:33 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: louie the lumberjack on November 07, 2012, 03:03:08 pm
Hello all,

I am new to posting but I have been lurking here for a while.  In fact "stalker" might be a better choice of words.  Im originally from Phoenix but the Air Force moved me to Colorado Springs where I finished my enlistment and still remain.

I finally joined because of the creative writing section.  I actually have quite a bit written and wanted some constructive criticisim on what I wrote down.  Of couse it happens to be a lot, like 50 pages worth.  I am not comfortable posting so much all at once and am not certain of the protocol with a word file.  Any advice for the FNG? 

louie the lumberjack
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Raptor on November 07, 2012, 04:42:09 pm
Welcome Mr. Lumberjack! (must... resist... urge... to reference... Monty Python   ;))

Per posting fiction, go right ahead! I can't speak for the other guys, but I write my stuff in Word documents and then copy & paste it onto the fourm one section at a time.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on November 07, 2012, 09:17:38 pm
Welcome!
Yeah we all do the c&p to the forum.
Go right ahead and post away!
Just be a good little stalker and give us all feedback as well, ok?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on November 07, 2012, 09:45:07 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: louie the lumberjack on November 07, 2012, 10:11:07 pm
Welcome!
Yeah we all do the c&p to the forum.
Go right ahead and post away!
Just be a good little stalker and give us all feedback as well, ok?

Thanks.  I'm more than happy to oblige! 

Oh Raptor, Monty Python?  Go ahead and reference because I don't follow...

louie the lumberjack
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Raptor on November 07, 2012, 10:19:25 pm
Lumber jack song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zey8567bcg#)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on November 07, 2012, 11:20:42 pm
 :facepalm
And that' all you really need to know...
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: louie the lumberjack on November 07, 2012, 11:51:34 pm
Lumber jack song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zey8567bcg#)

Judas Priest man... Sorry I asked.

"Louie the Lumberjack" is my alma matter's mascot. 
http://naufootballblog.com/2010/03/04/naus-louie-makes-sportcenters-scariest-mascots-list/ (http://naufootballblog.com/2010/03/04/naus-louie-makes-sportcenters-scariest-mascots-list/)

Coincidentally it is also a play on my first name that became a nickname because 85%(ballpark) of people mispronounce my name.

louie the lumberjack
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Raptor on November 08, 2012, 12:01:01 am
I know how you feel, man. Probably half the people I meet butcher my last name, and it isn't even that hard to pronounce.

And apologies for inflicting that song upon you.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 08, 2012, 11:03:48 pm
No he's not.   :neener    And welcome to WTA.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Storyteller on November 14, 2012, 06:41:01 pm
Blackwolf, any friend of Freemans is welcome. Pull up a stool.   :coffee
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: RobertM on November 16, 2012, 07:54:41 pm
Hello.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 16, 2012, 10:18:32 pm
Hello yourself.   :cool    Glad you could join us. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: katmandoo on December 13, 2012, 11:48:40 pm
Hello from sunny snowy MN,

Actually heard/read/learned about this joint either from following the MadOgre (not darting, no no Ogres do not dart), Armed American Radio, or the Uprising Series (waiting for Russia BTW), not sure where first. 

I'm an ex rotorhead, bartender, network/router/firewall jock, that finally ended up in the VoIP world running a corp IP voice setup for a company in the Twin Cities.  Originally from north western WI, spent 6 years or so in UT on the Hill turning wrenches on a pair of "Jollies" (Sikorsky HH-53C, damn fine HELO), moved back to the midwest in 1990,  not exactly sure why, really liked UT, did the techy thing and been doing this voice/data gig for the last... too many... years. 

I like Jack Daniels (the bourbon, not the guy, although I am sure he was a very fine man, he did after all give us a most excellent way of killing brain cells) knives, firearms, motorcycles, classic cars, aircraft and long walks in the park... er, i mean drinking beer around a fire pit.

I've got a couple of Harleys and a 26yr old Yamaha FJ1200 (picked that up in '09 with 7k on it, excellent shape for an '86).  The Wife and I try and take a couple of trips a year, although that has slowed down a bit in the last couple years.  Rode out to Nova Scotia a few years back, great trip, 5500+ miles in 14 days (we hung out in Montreal and Halifax a couple extra days).  Anyone out here in the TC area, let me know, we can hook up and do some scootin'.

I try to get to  the range when I can but I made me a kid this year :panic so that has petered out in the recent months.  I would like to get into some comps next year though, maybe 3gun, IDPA, IPSC, Bullseye, etc just not sure which way to go.  I am also looking at reloading, a while back i got a deal on 2 boxes of misc reloading gear (ended up with 17 RCBS 3 Die sets, 7 single stage presses and a crap ton of misc pieces parts i have no idea what to do with - not bad for $50) and just picked up a Dillon 550 and a Lyman furnace not too long ago.  So... I'll probably be hitting you guys up for tips/tricks and advice on some of that as i have no clue what i am doing yet.

Alright alright, that is probably more than anyone cared to read, :shocked but I don't get on a lot of forums and the Wife just don't pay much attention to me anymore, so what the hell.  :facepalm

Thanks for having me.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on December 13, 2012, 11:57:47 pm
Welcome to WTA, where the question, "What's in YOUR wallet?" is usually answered "Nothing, but look what followed me home!".     :facepalm      Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on December 14, 2012, 02:50:09 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Storyteller on December 14, 2012, 03:07:12 pm
Welcome
," 7 single stage presses and a crap ton of misc pieces parts i have no idea what to do with - not bad for $50) and just picked up a Dillon 550 and a Lyman furnace not too long ago.  "

Try our "Pay It Forward" thread. And wecolme. Got an '80 H-D myself.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JellyJar on December 22, 2012, 07:59:43 pm
Hello everyone.  I am JellyJar from Alabama and I just joined up today.

I joined after learning of this form via the old fbminc.com forum. 

Does anyone know if the Fuzzy Bunny Movie Gun store is still in business?

Thanks

JJ
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on December 22, 2012, 09:52:45 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: sohmdaddy on December 23, 2012, 02:09:38 am
Hello everyone.  I am JellyJar from Alabama and I just joined up today.

I joined after learning of this form via the old fbminc.com forum. 

Does anyone know if the Fuzzy Bunny Movie Gun store is still in business?

Thanks

JJ

No, unfortunately it's not. But one of it's co-founders is now a NYT Bestselling author.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on December 26, 2012, 10:09:08 pm
No, unfortunately it's not. But one of it's co-founders is now a NYT Bestselling author.

And Joe, the FBMG gunsmith, is here. Goes by Gundoctor and owns Crusader Weaponry, forum sponsor.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: intheaspens on December 29, 2012, 12:37:14 pm
Hi all!  Been lurking for several months and finally decided to register.  Glad to be aboard!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on December 29, 2012, 06:06:26 pm
Welcome.
Title: Newbie intro
Post by: The Stinker on December 30, 2012, 12:01:34 pm
I've checked stuff out on this site for a while and have been reading the Ogre for a while. Finally registered. I'm in TX been shooting and reloading for a while, but still learning. Glad to be a part of the group.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on December 30, 2012, 01:30:09 pm
WELCOME!!!


Jim

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on December 31, 2012, 12:17:09 am
Glad y'all could join us.  :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: backwoods on December 31, 2012, 08:31:19 pm
Straight out of Ky glad I found this site.Sounds like there is some wisdom here
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on December 31, 2012, 09:49:56 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: goatroper on January 01, 2013, 12:59:17 am
Straight out of Ky glad I found this site.Sounds like there is some wisdom here

What part of KY?  Travelled the coalfields for many years.  Very good people there.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bignate88 on January 06, 2013, 10:10:22 pm
(stands up coughs shuffles feet) well i have been lurking here for quite a while and figured i better introduce myself, i'm nate and i came over here for uprising and figured id stay after seeing what a great site you guys have built here. i'm into i'm into any thing involving firearms although in comparison to most of you i'm a true novice. i reload and cast my own boolits i have been doing it for about 4 years now.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on January 06, 2013, 10:38:47 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on January 08, 2013, 01:16:04 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Khorne on January 08, 2013, 04:05:54 pm
(stands up coughs shuffles feet) well i have been lurking here for quite a while and figured i better introduce myself, i'm nate and i came over here for uprising and figured id stay after seeing what a great site you guys have built here. i'm into i'm into any thing involving firearms although in comparison to most of you i'm a true novice. i reload and cast my own boolits i have been doing it for about 4 years now.
We have a whole creative writing section.  Check it out!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: bignate88 on January 08, 2013, 07:39:40 pm
Well my only problem is that i have caught up on all the stories now i have to wait just like every one else ;)

btw, loving  The Lost Promise keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: hoberknocker on January 10, 2013, 08:12:09 pm
Just want to say Hi.
I've never seen as forum as diversified as this.
I thought I would give it a whirl!!
 
                                           STH

P.S. To err is human,but to blame it on some else is even more human!!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on January 12, 2013, 04:04:20 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gabrielus on January 15, 2013, 10:49:23 pm
Hello WTA.com I am Gabrielus (i'm not good at coming up with screen names as you can tell), but some people know me as Troll (not the internet kind) and you are welcome to call me that.

Anyway I am actually a pretty huge newbie when it comes to firearms and my knowledge is very limited and I have knowledge in barely anything except writting, which I have been doing since I was 8yrs of age.

I am of Puerto Rican and Dominican Republican descent and no I am not a Democrat.

I look forward to posting on here, because I recently got kicked off of another gun forum because SOME people were offended by my interest in certain types of firearms and I wish not to be accosted for my interests.

Moving along, I hope to bring forth a fresh perspective in the world of firearms, you know a fresh pair of eyes and ideas and I have many creative ideas that I wish to bring forth

Thank You very much and have a very nice day - Gabrielus  (Troll)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on January 15, 2013, 10:56:38 pm
WELCOME!!!
And feel free to voice your love of the fine Hi Point and Jennings firearms.


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gabrielus on January 15, 2013, 11:06:12 pm
WELCOME!!!
And feel free to voice your love of the fine Hi Point and Jennings firearms.


Jim

.....Are you being sarcastic? Because last time someone said something like that I was jumped on by gun snobs
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on January 15, 2013, 11:15:18 pm
Well, generally on a gun board... those are the ones that will get you dogpiled.
I wouldnt give you a lot of grief, but I would advise a person to save some $$$ up and get a higher quality arm.
I honestly just made a blog post about this. ;)


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gabrielus on January 15, 2013, 11:50:39 pm
Well, generally on a gun board... those are the ones that will get you dogpiled.
I wouldnt give you a lot of grief, but I would advise a person to save some $$$ up and get a higher quality arm.
I honestly just made a blog post about this. ;)


Jim

Yeah, I know that, just never really saw it coming. Yes that is what I plan to do first, before going through the "bottom of the barrel" in terms of firearms I unfortunately am not of the age to purchase a handgun from a licensed dealer (trying to find a legal way around it), but I am allowed to to purchase a rifle and or shotgun (which is an irony within an irony if you think about it).

I once wrote a two page essay (if you can call it that) on how single shot firearms helped shape the firearm world a lot more than your standard AR-15 or AK 47.
Title: Newbie intro
Post by: Avenger29 on January 15, 2013, 11:53:50 pm
If your state allows it and you are over 18 you can purchase a handgun from a private party. Most of the "free states" allow that.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gabrielus on January 16, 2013, 12:03:22 am
I live in Florida so it is possible! Wait how does that make sense, I can't buy a handgun from a licensed dealer until i'm 21, but I can buy one from some random person who happens to be selling one...Where is the logic in that?   :scrutiny
Title: Newbie intro
Post by: Avenger29 on January 16, 2013, 01:39:29 am
I live in Florida so it is possible! Wait how does that make sense, I can't buy a handgun from a licensed dealer until i'm 21, but I can buy one from some random person who happens to be selling one...Where is the logic in that?   :scrutiny

Like all gun laws it makes no sense...just like you can go buy a .50BMG rifle or an AR15 from a dealer but cant buy a .22 handgun from that dealer.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on January 17, 2013, 02:10:38 am
Welcome aboard.   Examined in logical terms and subjected to real world scrutiny, there are very few "gun laws" that make any sense at all. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Killowatt on January 21, 2013, 12:43:51 pm
Hello all, just signed up and looking around.

New here, but not to hunting, fishing, camping, shooting, reloading, etc. Been wanting to leave FL, but I have kids here, and I like the gun laws here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on January 21, 2013, 03:29:23 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on January 23, 2013, 03:58:05 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: johndoe on February 09, 2013, 08:55:29 am
Greetings from North Carolina!  Just signed up - I followed the link here from Larry Correia's blog. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on February 09, 2013, 09:28:09 am
Well come on in and sit a spell.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on February 09, 2013, 08:38:39 pm
Welcome aboard.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: mjelsik on February 09, 2013, 10:58:08 pm
Good evening Y'all,

Signing in from the West Texas border. Been hunting all of my life. Competed in 4H small bore when I was younger. Been reloading and doing rifle projects that shoot nice for a couple years now, did not take me long to get the remmy shooting through the same hole. I work for the Constitution, any other inquiries are directed to my current professional bed tester position at SleepingOnTheJob. Attached is a picture that made big man's FB page and a shot from the deer stand. Looking forward to chatting with you guys.

My strong suits are "match grade" reloads, and one shot kills.

My philosophy is if it symbolizes communism or was not made in America, it does not reside in my safe. -waivers for the Tauruses

“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime." - My purpose here... to become a better fisherman.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on February 10, 2013, 01:14:08 am
Welcome, and nice rifle.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on February 10, 2013, 04:40:21 am
I can vouch for mjelsik. He's teaching me long-range shooting and anal-retentive reloading. I'll be teaching him to "just let go" with pistol reloads. We shoot together, reload together, and occasionally drink beer together (usually in that order). He's my compadre in the steel targets thread.

And his rifle shoots even nicer than it looks.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Kaso on February 11, 2013, 02:29:40 am
My philosophy is if it symbolizes communism or was not made in America, it does not reside in my safe.
  :scrutiny Well, seeing as in 90% of the world, the AK symbolizes freedom, and Arsenals are made in the US...  :hmm  I suppose you're not crazy...

Screw that, if Outbreak says you're okay, you can drink with me, too.  :D



Kaso
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Outbreak on February 11, 2013, 03:06:27 am
Screw that, if Outbreak says you're okay, you can drink with me, too.  :D

We'd have to travel quite a distance. But if you're ever in West Texas... :cheers
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on February 13, 2013, 02:47:16 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Blazork on March 04, 2013, 01:45:27 am
Hello from the PNW! I was shown this forum by a friend, but look forward to learning from all of you.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: mwcoleburn on March 04, 2013, 01:48:31 am
Blazork is a local guy to me, good cat. Look forward to some more PNW influence
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 04, 2013, 02:03:35 am
Welcome aboard.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mikee5star on March 04, 2013, 10:12:46 pm
Hi to all.  My name is Mike I live out west in AK on Bristol Bay.  Been lurking around a couple of weeks and just saw this and thought I would introduce myself.  I have been shooting for as long as I can remember, hunting for a good long time, and trapping some the last couple of years.  I am a bullet caster, and reloader who thinks I know how much I need to learn.  I am a luddite who will one day learn how to post pics.  I have learned much already, and hope to share some of what I know. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gabrielus on March 04, 2013, 10:27:41 pm
Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on March 05, 2013, 08:37:07 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on March 06, 2013, 10:36:05 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 07, 2013, 10:13:46 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: nomadcharlie on March 07, 2013, 10:23:42 pm
Welcome, Mike
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mikey4001 on March 14, 2013, 01:57:07 am
Greetings from West Bumblescum, Tennessee. A friend of mine recommended this board to me as a more polite and laid-back option for firearms discussion and questions. I am look forward to lurking amongst more civilized people, thank you for having me.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 15, 2013, 02:32:00 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1    ( Hey y'all,  act respectable - he thinks we're civilized.    ;)  )
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on March 15, 2013, 09:43:28 pm
He called us wut???!!!   :scrutiny
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Lupinus on March 16, 2013, 10:06:48 pm
He called us wut???!!!   :scrutiny
He's new. Give it time  :rotfl
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on March 16, 2013, 10:31:18 pm
Not sure about "civilized", but I AM mostly house broken.
WELCOME!!!


Jim
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Caryn on March 17, 2013, 10:33:56 am
Welcome!!

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 17, 2013, 01:37:32 pm
I notice she refrained from commenting on whether or not EJ is actually house broken.  .   .    .  :whistle
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Caryn on March 18, 2013, 06:26:36 am
He is about as well house trained as the other males in the house. I'll just leave it at that...

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on March 18, 2013, 01:26:28 pm
Bummer for your carpet.


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on March 18, 2013, 01:31:00 pm
I usually make it to the linoleum...
Usually.


Jim

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

Title: Newbie intro
Post by: booksmart on March 18, 2013, 05:30:18 pm
I didn't have to burn anything after his visit... :shrug
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Lupinus on March 18, 2013, 07:39:17 pm
I didn't have to burn anything after his visit... :shrug
How hard have you checked though?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Caryn on March 18, 2013, 09:00:49 pm
Exactly why I want it all tore out :(

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Grognard on March 19, 2013, 03:18:25 pm
Greetings and Salutations fellow Armed Patriots.
I'm from central Virginia, and have been lurking these forums for quite some time.
I'm a DoD contractor, a Constitutionalist, a board-game wargamer, and a NRA Life Member.
I hope to entertain and be informed.

Happy Reloading.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: booksmart on March 19, 2013, 03:44:13 pm
How hard have you checked though?

Well, the cats would've tried to bury anything... though there is that one spot they won't go near...  :scrutiny
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 19, 2013, 04:57:54 pm
Glad you could join us, Grognard.    :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on March 19, 2013, 07:41:51 pm
Welcome Grognard!
Title: Re: intro
Post by: Arcer1 on April 22, 2013, 07:55:28 pm
Newbie here glad to have finally joined a non stuck up(seemingly) group of gun lovers
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on April 23, 2013, 11:00:11 am
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on April 24, 2013, 04:14:09 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: freeman1685 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.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mississippi556 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)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ArmedNerd on May 13, 2013, 07:00:08 pm
Welcome.  I'm originally from Mississippi (Jackson to be exact.)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mississippi556 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!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth 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. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CHOOT EM on May 15, 2013, 07:14:11 pm
Hello everyone, hope to enjoy the forum....
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on May 15, 2013, 07:27:00 pm
Welcome aboard CHOOT EM!

Quote
I'd rather be judged by 12, then carried by 6.

Not having high hopes for the outcome of the trial?  :P
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on May 15, 2013, 07:37:49 pm
 :rotfl

Welcome!


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth 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

 :clap
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: OvrK0 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
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: booksmart 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...
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth 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
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mississippi556 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. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Tplacke on June 15, 2013, 06:03:16 pm
Greetings all.

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

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mississippi556 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.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on June 15, 2013, 11:51:37 pm
Welcome aboard.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: jamisjockey on June 16, 2013, 09:41:39 am
It's me.  Not much else to say about that. ;)

Seriously though.
Texas resident. Former Marine. Husband and father. Shooter gun owner fisherman boat owner atheist libertarian shift worker middle class middle aged white male.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Lupinus on June 16, 2013, 12:59:36 pm
It's me.  Not much else to say about that. ;)

Seriously though.
Texas resident. Former Marine. Husband and father. Shooter gun owner fisherman boat owner atheist libertarian shift worker middle class middle aged white male.
God help us  :neener
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: jamisjockey on June 17, 2013, 09:06:37 am
Why....I see my reputation has preceded me!  :neener
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MakAttak 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.

Virginia resident, conservative,  father of two (so far), shooter.  Oh and I just had my 35th birthday. Given the gifts, I'm calling it my Marlin birthday.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on June 18, 2013, 01:50:18 am
Greetings all.  Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Evil Jim on June 18, 2013, 08:01:12 am
Given the gifts, I'm calling it my Marlin birthday.
Marlin birthdays are good birthdays...
Welcome


Jim

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Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on June 18, 2013, 06:31:34 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: cc9mm on June 21, 2013, 11:19:16 am
Howdy all,
Just stumbled on to this forum at work. IT is one of the VERY FEW carry forums that is not blocked by my office's firewall. I'm here in Southern Utah and I'm happy to join the forum!

Cheers,

ZS (cc9mm)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on June 21, 2013, 07:17:46 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on June 21, 2013, 11:50:34 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mr. E. Monkey on June 23, 2013, 11:59:42 pm
I guess this is where I say "hi."

Hi.


I found the forum looking for info about prairie dogs, poked around a bit, and came to the conclusion that this place was full of gun-loving conservative wackos, so naturally felt at home.  :clap
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on June 24, 2013, 12:08:13 am
Glad you all could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: freeman1685 on June 24, 2013, 01:03:23 pm
I guess this is where I say "hi."

Hi.


I found the forum looking for info about prairie dogs, poked around a bit, and came to the conclusion that this place was full of gun-loving conservative wackos, so naturally felt at home.  :clap


Say...  Who you callin' a wacko?  :coffee

I'm a Nut Case!   :neener

Welcome.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on June 24, 2013, 05:12:41 pm
Welcome
Title: Re: yet another Newbie intro!
Post by: Adam Lee on July 07, 2013, 06:08:30 am
Hello all. Adam Lee here, just joined the team this morning. Glad to be in another "freedom forum" that keeps the gun stuff alive! I'm a native Virginian, proud to be in a state that continues to allow old fashioned gun shows and CCW options....

Been working too hard lately, guess my 6th grade teaching job keeps me pretty "locked-down" for 10 months of the year. Come summertime, though, my gun hobbies (amongst others) kick in! I enjoy always having some gun restoration and shooting projects on hand at all times.

Right now, into JMB designed rifles and shotguns. Pre-WW2 Savage 720, pre-WW1 Stevens 520's, and pre-WW1 Remington Model 8's are what I'm working on and restoring right now. Also always messing around with some old Mosin Nagant's, prefer to return M91's and Dragoons back to life as well as any Finn Nagants. 98 Mausers of any flavor have also been a longtime favorite to shoot and restore.

OK, that's enough for now - looking forward to becoming a regular, hope it works out!

Adam
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on July 07, 2013, 01:00:29 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on July 07, 2013, 03:18:56 pm
Welcome! Look around, enjoy, ask questions.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Kuma on July 19, 2013, 11:23:33 am
After lurking for a few weeks, I figure I ought to finally say hello.

I'm a native East Tennessean currently in Knoxville. I found this site through Mr. Hill's references in his Uprising series and thought it might be a good place to hang out an learn a little something.

I'm currently suffering from ammo withdrawal syndrome as I was not prescient enough to stock up prior to the shortage, but things are beginning to look up.

I'm currently debating my next purchase and have narrowed it down to either a G34/35 or a G20 with an accessory .40 barrel so I can pick-up decent-priced practice ammo.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mississippi556 on July 19, 2013, 03:58:01 pm
Welcome, Kuma.

What part of East Tennessee?  My wife has family in Cosby (where her dad was born) and Newport.  We usually spend some time in Cosby in the summer.  Going up there in a couple weeks.

My "carry" is a Gen 2 G22, which I absolutely love for its simplicity, ergonomics and utter reliability.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Kuma on July 19, 2013, 04:04:54 pm
Welcome, Kuma.

What part of East Tennessee?  My wife has family in Cosby (where her dad was born) and Newport.  We usually spend some time in Cosby in the summer.  Going up there in a couple weeks.

I grew up in Kingsport, just south of the Virginia border.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mississippi556 on July 19, 2013, 04:53:58 pm
G34 is a NICE pistol.   The G20 is more umph than I would want to shoot on a regular basis, so I see a reason for the .40 barrel, besides cheaper ammo.

I look forward to reading your posts.  I'm new here, too.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on July 19, 2013, 11:20:42 pm
Welcome aboard, Kuna.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: XDS9 on August 12, 2013, 12:32:36 pm
Hello. Newbie here. I am up in Heber, AZ and some of you already know me. Just found
the site and looks good! :clap
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Thernlund on August 12, 2013, 03:30:40 pm
Hey An...  uhh... XDS9!  Good to see you over here.  ;)


-T.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: XDS9 on August 12, 2013, 07:37:11 pm
Thanks T. Looks like a great site! :clap
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on August 13, 2013, 02:40:35 am
Welcome.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: yet another Newbie intro!
Post by: Mississippi556 on August 13, 2013, 01:30:33 pm
. . . Right now, into JMB designed rifles and shotguns. Pre-WW2 Savage 720, pre-WW1 Stevens 520's, and pre-WW1 Remington Model 8's are what I'm working on and restoring right now. . . .

 Adam

It is truly amazing what John Browning did considering the technology of that time.  I think I have an example of every standard grade FN Auto 5 they put out in 12 gauge.  My favorite is the "Light 12" with the 25" Skeet barrel.  I still shoot birds with that one from time to time.  No screw in tubes in those days.  You bought extra barrels, and I've got a lot of them, too.  Also have a nice 60's vintage 9mm High Power with bluing so deep and highly polished that I can't find words for it.  And a nice 12 gauge 3 inch magnum Winchester Model 12 Heavy Duck Gun with the solid rib, circa '57.  Full choke, of course.  That design allowed you to hold the trigger down and it would fire every time you pushed the slide back forward and breached the next shell.  The product liability nanny lawyers would never allow that today.   Got a few other JMB's in the collection.

The most valuable one (to me) is from the era that interests you:  Remington Model 11 original Browning "Humpback" semi-auto shotgun.  Serial number dates it to 1911, before JMB started having them made by FN.  Like your Savage 720.  It lacks the magazine cut-off lever of the later FN's.  It belonged to my grandfather, who bought it new, used it on his Iowa farm for everything and taught his two sons, including my father, to hunt with it. Cosmetically, it's in sad shape, virtually no bluing left, rust spots all over (but a shiny nice bore), cracked and repaired stock.  Sadly, it eventually became a barn gun when it passed to my dad's older brother(who preferred to hunt with a side-by-side double) before passing to my dad and then to me.   But, I'd never dream of restoring it because of the family sentimental value.  The wear, scratches and cracks each tell their own story.   I've never fired it and probably never will.  Just lovingly and thoroughly cleaned and oiled and given a position of honor in my safe.  It's sometimes taken out when my 87 year old dad visits so he can tell me some of those stories.

Welcome aboard, Adam.  Let us know more about your restoration and maybe post a few pics.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: armydoc on October 25, 2013, 12:58:25 pm
Hello all,
  I stumbled upon the forum while doing some research. I'm an active duty Army physician assistant (PA) and am currently downrange. I plan on using some of my deployment savings to add a few guns when I get back. Hope to learn and share a lot while I'm here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on October 25, 2013, 04:12:33 pm
Welcome, armydoc!   
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wolf-Dragon on October 25, 2013, 10:05:22 pm
Welcome to the darkside Armydoc! We have cookies!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on October 26, 2013, 01:45:18 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MTK20 on October 26, 2013, 05:03:55 pm
Welcome to the family, Armydoc!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mini-14 on November 20, 2013, 04:02:42 pm
Glad  to  be  here  from  WV! AK,  SKS,  and  1911A1 are  my  current  guns. Tank  is  is my  friendly boy chihuahua,  he  thinks  I'm Da-Da.  Tank like  long  walks,  throw toys, chew toys,  R/C toys, heavy  metal  rock, 1980s rock, today's  country  and  electronic music. Tank   likes  fried  chicken  and  peanut  butter  milkshakes. The latter gives him brain freeze  and  his eyes  get  glassy  like  a drug  trip.   Video  game systems  PS3,  PS2.  N64.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on November 20, 2013, 04:05:28 pm
Glad  to  be  here  from  WV! AK,  SKS,  and  1911A1 are  my  current  guns. Tank  is  is my  friendly boy chihuahua,  he  thinks  I'm Da-Da.  Tank like  long  walks,  throw toys, chew toys,  R/C toys, heavy  metal  rock, 1980s rock, today's  country  and  electronic music. Tank   likes  fried  chicken  and  peanut  butter  milkshakes. The latter gives him brain freeze  and  his eyes  get  glassy  like  a drug  trip.   Video  game systems  PS3,  PS2.  N64.

Welcome. Some of the guys also play Minecraft, if that's your thing.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 22, 2013, 11:39:39 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on November 23, 2013, 10:51:03 pm
Welcome. Some of the guys also play Minecraft, if that's your thing.
Some of us also play Borderlands and Borderlands 2.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MTK20 on November 24, 2013, 02:15:32 am
Nice to have you here, Mini-14!

Some of us also play Borderlands and Borderlands 2.

You said you were a play station guy, yeah?

I love borderlands, but have the Xbox 360.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: TexasSlinger on December 10, 2013, 04:13:33 pm
saw this site while searching for an Oneida recurve. This bow will be on my wishlist
Hello from Texas!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on December 12, 2013, 12:14:15 am
Welcome!!!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mississippi556 on December 12, 2013, 12:04:47 pm
Welcome.  Roam around a bit, make yourself at home!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on December 12, 2013, 08:38:16 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on December 13, 2013, 06:52:38 am
Nice to have you here, Mini-14!

You said you were a play station guy, yeah?

I love borderlands, but have the Xbox 360.

I play on pc... now Mac.

Sent from my Galaxy S7i using Tapatalk 9.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MTK20 on December 14, 2013, 01:05:47 am
I play on pc... now Mac.

Sent from my Galaxy S7i using Tapatalk 9.



Well, shoot  :banghead.
Thanks for the reply, btw.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Grognard on December 18, 2013, 04:05:22 pm
Greetings!
Again.
I got your email and figured I should stop by for a sitrep.
I'm still married, still employed, and still packin'.
add two kids, two cats and a dog.. I aint doing too bad.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on December 19, 2013, 08:38:26 pm
Cool.   :cool    Welcome back.     :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ron h on January 04, 2014, 09:17:19 pm
I am new to the forum.

I've been raised around guns all my life and have raised my kids around them too.  We believe in gun safety and that gun control means a tight grouping at 15 feet. 

In fact, my older son weeds out girlfriends by taking them shooting. If they wuss out, they are gone.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on January 05, 2014, 02:22:31 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on January 05, 2014, 10:31:38 am
Welcome Ron. How'd you find us?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ron h on January 06, 2014, 02:15:20 am
Welcome Ron. How'd you find us?

Here and there.  I thought I had registered a long time ago, but cannot remember my ID and my email didn't indicate an account already.

I remembered this place while listening to Uprising USA on audible.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mississippi556 on January 07, 2014, 04:27:11 pm
Welcome Ron.  If your son's girlfriend criteria is any indication of his father's dedication the shooting fraternity, you'll do very well here!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: OSO on January 07, 2014, 05:48:10 pm
I had signed into WTA awhile back, then got away from the internet for awhile as I was working alot. 
I was reminded of this site when I got the email about the T shirt .... I am now the proud owner of that WTA
shirt.
As I lurk around the site, I guess the friendly thing to do would be to say 'Howdy' from Colorado.
I've never really been a ' forum ' guy before but, so far, I like this place.
Thanks to those that contribute and to those responsible for the t-shirt !
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on January 07, 2014, 06:21:11 pm
Glad you found the time to rejoin us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ron h on January 08, 2014, 03:38:50 pm
Welcome Ron.  If your son's girlfriend criteria is any indication of his father's dedication the shooting fraternity, you'll do very well here!

MY WIFE grew up around guns and with long guns in her hands. She is not an avid shooter, but is not afraid of the guns around the house and is very comfortable opening a safe full of guns to get to important papers and what not.

My dad made sure my mom and sister could shoot and when he died, each of them was left with a gun (I got the rest).

Yeah, we like our guns.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wild Deuce on January 19, 2014, 08:43:09 pm
Brand new here.

After years of following "The Ogre" on his blog, more recently FB, and the occasional peek in to WTA, I thought I should finally poke my head in here officially and say hello.

Hopefully, I will find ways to contribute to this great community.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on January 19, 2014, 08:53:34 pm
Welcome Deuce. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on January 19, 2014, 09:20:01 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Cmills881 on February 07, 2014, 08:50:06 pm
Hello all!

  I've wandered onto this site a few times now searching for answers to many of life's questions and have finally decided to join this community! I'm a Avid shooter, hunter, and fisherman, and work in the security industry. I still have much to learn but hope to add what I can to this community!  :D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on February 08, 2014, 02:13:52 am
Glad you could join us.  :thumbup1
Title: Just a hello / intro
Post by: TN-Defender on February 10, 2014, 12:53:55 am
Hello, I chose TN-Defender as name/call sign simply because I'm from Tennessee & I ride with the Defender's Law Enforcement MC. I'm a Marine (OORAH) & as well as a Federal Officer.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: luke213(adamsholsters) on February 10, 2014, 08:23:40 am
Welcome to the forum!

Luke

Sent from my XT875 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Chief45 on February 10, 2014, 12:44:26 pm
howdy and welcome to both of ya.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on February 10, 2014, 12:47:01 pm
Welcome aboard.  Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Gunnguy on February 15, 2014, 11:08:01 pm
Welcome! Glad you could join us!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on February 16, 2014, 03:31:51 pm

I remembered this place while listening to Uprising USA on audible.

Awesome. :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on February 16, 2014, 03:32:33 pm
Hello all!

  I've wandered onto this site a few times now searching for answers to many of life's questions and have finally decided to join this community! I'm a Avid shooter, hunter, and fisherman, and work in the security industry. I still have much to learn but hope to add what I can to this community!  :D
You'll fit right in.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Devonai on February 17, 2014, 12:09:21 pm
Hi all, I joined the forum over a year ago per Mike's suggestion, then forgot all about it.  :facepalm

I've been a member of THR since March of 2003.  For those that don't know me, I was with the Massachusetts State Guard from 2000-2005, the New Hampshire Army National Guard from 2005-2011, and with the Connecticut Air National Guard as a civilian from 2007 to present, as well as a reservist with the same from 2011-present.

I'm also a science fiction writer, and I hope to follow in Larry and Mike's footsteps!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on February 17, 2014, 03:47:18 pm
An excellent pedigree, sir.   Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: TheCzechBoss on February 24, 2014, 02:39:22 am
hello guys , i found this place in search of building a 8 bore shotgun , i am a avide builder , im working on my getting  07, i mainly like building i done a couple of the unbuildable MGS bren guns and a few others all semi auto but just wanted to stop here and say hello  :cool
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on February 24, 2014, 11:23:03 pm
Welcome aboard.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Daddy Warpig on February 25, 2014, 03:07:50 pm
Hallo the board. New hereabouts, found my way here thanks to Larry Correia. (New fan, as of last month. Read everything but Dead Six and Exodus, working my way through D6 right now.)

My main interest right now is building my own little action-movie RPG (the ∞ Infinity Gaming System), and I'm hoping to ask some questions and get some pointers about firearms, weapons, and combat in general. Any help would be appreciated.

BTW, is R&R the right board to post such stuff in? (That's probably a stupid question, as the answer seems self-evident, but I still want to make sure.) If so, I'll probably start a thread real soon now.

Thanks in advance for any comments, advice, criticism, and/or personal abuse. ;) Cheers!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on February 26, 2014, 12:58:41 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1   
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Cobalt60 on April 16, 2014, 05:19:47 pm
Just joined and dropped in to say "Hi, yall". Got here via a roundabout path from the Ogre's site.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on April 16, 2014, 10:51:48 pm
Just joined and dropped in to say "Hi, yall". Got here via a roundabout path from the Ogre's site.

Welcome home, Cobalt60.   Glad to have you.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: king93 on May 28, 2014, 04:45:42 pm
Hello everyone!

I joined WTA a while back but just now found the new user thread.  :facepalm I'm a college student and relatively new shooter/gun owner, I stumbled across the forum and liked what I saw. I'm a big fan of science fiction and fantasy, and military history and it looks like I'm in good company here  :D. I'm excited to be part of this community and thanks for having me!


Also have really enjoyed http://monsterhunternation.com/ (http://monsterhunternation.com/) and http://madogre.com/ (http://madogre.com/) recently!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on May 29, 2014, 04:06:08 pm
Welcome back.   :thumbup1
Title: Newbie intro
Post by: csolley on May 30, 2014, 04:06:01 pm
Hi, From land of the anti-gun state of Martin O'Malley!

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on June 01, 2014, 07:47:11 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: 870policemag on June 24, 2014, 01:22:40 pm
Hey guys and gals. I'm sorta new to this. I'm from the burning desert of AZ.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on June 24, 2014, 01:40:20 pm
Welcome aboard.   :cool    Haven't I seen you somewhere before?     :hmm   .    .     .     :neener
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: 870policemag on June 24, 2014, 01:51:23 pm
Welcome aboard.   :cool    Haven't I seen you somewhere before?     :hmm   .    .     .     :neener

 :rotfl I think so :thumbup1 I recently watched a cool youtube video with a bunch of goofballs experiencing hangfires with old ammo and was prompted to visit this sight. There's some pretty cool discussions going around here. This forum seems to be chalk full of cool people :thumbup1 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on June 24, 2014, 01:53:16 pm
Yup.   And some old retreads.   ;)    Still, there's a wealth of good stuff around here when you get around to searching the nooks and crannies.  Enjoy. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: luke213(adamsholsters) on June 24, 2014, 02:29:27 pm
I'd say one of the best things about WTA is that there is almost no BS compared to most forums and a minimum of drama which makes me quite happy to call it my home;)

Luke
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Rockwolf66 on July 15, 2014, 06:50:47 pm
Hello all,
I'm Paul and I've been looking awhile for a firearms forum that interests me. I have been shooting for a couple of decades and have shot anything that people will let me shoot.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on July 15, 2014, 11:58:45 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1   Wander around.  Kick the tires.  Get acquainted.  Have fun.   :cool
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Skullcrusher on July 28, 2014, 02:17:40 am
Hello, Skullcrusher here. Some call me Skully, most don't call me at all.

I own some guns and love to shoot. I hunt, fish and do what it takes to protect my family. I got an invite here long ago but for the life of me I can't remember who it was. Anyway, seems like a good forum. I look forward to learning and contributing where I can.

Thanks for having me.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Kaso on July 28, 2014, 02:23:12 am
Welcome aboard!  What area of Ohio are you from?



Kaso
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Skullcrusher on July 28, 2014, 02:25:25 am
Welcome aboard!  What area of Ohio are you from?



Kaso

South and East. Actually in the middle of nowhere and happy to be so.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Kaso on July 28, 2014, 03:03:06 am
South and East. Actually in the middle of nowhere and happy to be so.
I see.  I am in SW PA, so it is good to have someone semi-local. :)



Kaso
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on July 28, 2014, 05:18:27 pm
Welcome aboard.   :cool
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: LuckyLeaky on July 28, 2014, 11:46:55 pm
Hello all...a lurker that finally signed up. I live in AZ. Member of Azgo....(I know I got some  :facepalm's when my name showed up.)

Looking to gather some more resources to expand my gun knowledge..I trust I can find that here!!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: louie the lumberjack on July 28, 2014, 11:51:47 pm
Hello all...a lurker that finally signed up. I live in AZ. Member of Azgo....(I know I got some  :facepalm's when my name showed up.)

Looking to gather some more resources to expand my gun knowledge..I trust I can find that here!!

 :facepalm

I'm kidding.  :neener welcome!

louie the lumberjack
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on July 28, 2014, 11:59:30 pm
 :facepalm   Cripes!   Who left the door open?    :cool     Welcome aboard bro.   :thumbup1   Just remember, the more time MafiaStar spends here the less time she spends in IKEA.    ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: LuckyLeaky on July 29, 2014, 12:01:12 am
:facepalm   Cripes!   Who left the door open?    :cool     Welcome aboard bro.   :thumbup1   Just remember, the more time MafiaStar spends here the less time she spends in IKEA.    ;)

Ha..im not telling her about this site.... ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on July 29, 2014, 12:14:57 am
OK.  Your call, but she could spends days or maybe weeks reading the archived stories in the "Creative Writing" sub forum.   Glad to have you aboard in any event.   ;)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Skullcrusher on July 29, 2014, 12:48:30 am
I see.  I am in SW PA, so it is good to have someone semi-local. :)



Kaso

Yea, SW PA is just over there on the other side of the river and the WVa panhandle. I am about 2.5-3 hrs SW of Sh*ttsburgh *cough* Pittsburgh depending upon traffic.

Always good to know of like minded folk somewhat local.  :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Kaso on July 29, 2014, 08:03:05 am
I am about 2.5-3 hrs SW of Sh*ttsburgh *cough* Pittsburgh depending upon traffic.
Rats.  I am only 45min out of it, so we are not that close...

But as to your opinion of Pittsburgh, it was the fact that I have to go into certain neighborhoods that prompted me to get a LTCF in the first place.



Kaso
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on July 29, 2014, 01:44:15 pm
New faces.... Welcome.   
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Dark Sky Solutions on July 29, 2014, 09:51:24 pm
Dark Sky Solutions here finally. Originally from Arizona and after a 20 year hiatus in the military I have returned to Arizona.

Dark Sky Solutions is my business name but most know me on other forums as Doc since I was a Hospital Corpsman for 20 years.

Hope to enjoy this forum as much as the others I am on and if I can help anyone out with anything please feel free to hit me up via PM.

Doc
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: louie the lumberjack on July 30, 2014, 06:05:36 am
Welcome, Doc!

louie the lumberjack
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: JesseL on July 30, 2014, 04:21:05 pm
Jeeze, did somebody leave the door open?  :o

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Dark Sky Solutions on July 31, 2014, 11:17:20 am

Jeeze, did somebody leave the door open?  :o

Yes sir they did. Lol
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on August 01, 2014, 01:18:09 am
Welcome aboard, Doc.  Glad you could join us over here.    :thumbup1 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: HiVelSword on August 01, 2014, 01:18:22 am
Welcome, new peeps!!!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Sevillalost on August 09, 2014, 02:14:47 am
Hi, I'm Kacey.  I also answer to Sevillalost and Dragon.  (It's a long story involving cigars, author John Ringo, and Dragon Con in Atlanta, for those of you familiar with such things.)  I'm originally from South Dakota, but after a childhood as a US Air Force brat and 15 years' worth of my own Air Force career, I've realized that home is where my husband and kids are.  (All together now…. "AWWWW!")  ;)

Right now, that's New Mexico. 

I'm pretty much a rank newbie when it comes to being a firearms enthusiast. (That is to say, I really don't know sh… spit.)   However, I am ridiculously enthusiastic, as I am a big fan of being able to always defend myself and the aforementioned kiddos.  (Husband, too, if it came to that, but he pretty much takes care of himself.)  As it happens, I've realized that a well-designed weapon has a certain elegance about it and… well… now I want them all.  Consequently, our family arsenal is small but growing, and I'm hoping to learn a lot by reading the discussions here. 

Thanks for having me! 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Skullcrusher on August 09, 2014, 02:51:16 am
Hi, I'm Kacey.  I also answer to Sevillalost and Dragon.  (It's a long story involving cigars, author John Ringo, and Dragon Con in Atlanta, for those of you familiar with such things.)  I'm originally from South Dakota, but after a childhood as a US Air Force brat and 15 years' worth of my own Air Force career, I've realized that home is where my husband and kids are.  (All together now…. "AWWWW!")  ;)

Right now, that's New Mexico. 

I'm pretty much a rank newbie when it comes to being a firearms enthusiast. (That is to say, I really don't know sh… spit.)   However, I am ridiculously enthusiastic, as I am a big fan of being able to always defend myself and the aforementioned kiddos.  (Husband, too, if it came to that, but he pretty much takes care of himself.)  As it happens, I've realized that a well-designed weapon has a certain elegance about it and… well… now I want them all.  Consequently, our family arsenal is small but growing, and I'm hoping to learn a lot by reading the discussions here. 

Thanks for having me!

Welcome, Kacey. Good folk here with great heads on their shoulders.  :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on August 10, 2014, 07:03:28 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1    Lots of good info archived here - or just ask.   
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Lumpy196 on August 14, 2014, 11:53:38 pm
Found the site on accident looking for a particular holster.

Looking forward to actual firearms discussion.

Chris
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on August 16, 2014, 03:59:32 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Down Zero on August 21, 2014, 05:14:31 pm
We The Armed........




Well hell yeah Ill join!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on August 22, 2014, 12:52:02 am
Welcome aboard.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Icer on September 25, 2014, 05:48:28 pm
New member here, just joined. Been directed by the Monster Hunter nation a couple times, as well as by Larry when I met him at a convention a couple months ago. Saw it mentioned once or twice other places as well, thought I'd introduce myself!

Nebraskan, probably an intermediate level shooter and knowledge. Thought I'd finally join a weapons forum after so long of just browsing them.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: jimspur on September 25, 2014, 07:21:36 pm
Welcome, I'm sure you'll like it here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on September 25, 2014, 11:01:38 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: nastynatesfish on September 27, 2014, 10:22:08 pm
Hey guys. New guy here. From SE-Arizona. On a couple forums. Found this one while searching something up on boodle. Hope to give some useful insight and gain some knowledge
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on September 28, 2014, 01:33:39 am
Welcome aboard.   :thumbup1   
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: AmericanPraetorian on November 09, 2014, 01:38:34 am
Not actually a newbie, but since I'm overseas and have to use a VPN, the service connected me to a shady server, and now theirishdragon is banned.  :facepalm  So, here I am, back as AmericanPraetorian.  <Sigh>
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 09, 2014, 09:33:44 pm
" A rose by any other name .   .   . ".    :cool
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: strangelittleman on November 09, 2014, 09:45:40 pm
  It's not the first time Recon's got lost and had to be rescued... ;).....By the way, Happy early 239th Birthday!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: AmericanPraetorian on November 10, 2014, 08:43:05 pm
"Never been lost, but once I was a might bewildered for four days..."
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 10, 2014, 10:10:13 pm
Vacations are where you find them .   .   .    :cool
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Watch Ryder on December 21, 2014, 11:59:03 am
Ryder here, just saying hello
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on December 22, 2014, 01:21:30 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: glokrok on January 08, 2015, 10:40:17 am
Greetings from Texas! Took me 57 yrs to get into handguns, been three years now since I started shooting and collecting. Don't laugh but about a year and a half ago I discovered the 1911. Now I'm collecting them. Money seems to be my only problem in the collecting process. When I started shooting 3 yrs ago I was extremely horrible. Now when you look at my targets you can at least see what I'm trying to do. Here to learn and discuss my new passion.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ksuguy on January 08, 2015, 10:45:47 am
Hi there.   I thought I got into shooting and collecting late when I started at 20!   ;)   Always good to see more people getting into it. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: glokrok on January 08, 2015, 10:58:41 am
Hi there.   I thought I got into shooting and collecting late when I started at 20!   ;)   Always good to see more people getting into it.
Thanks KSUGuy! I guess better late than never.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on January 08, 2015, 10:22:08 pm
Welcome aboard.  Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Sock Monkey on January 12, 2015, 06:48:24 pm
I do not enjoy introducing myself.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on January 15, 2015, 09:35:35 pm
We promise to be gentle.  Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Meoff on January 20, 2015, 10:48:10 pm
Hello all,
     Relative newbie to the shooting sports. Looking to learn and after lurking around a little bit thought I'd jump in. So bear with me on my stupid questions... just remember there are no such things as stupid questions,they are just easier to answer !!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on January 20, 2015, 10:57:13 pm
Welcome aboard.   :thumbup1    Glad you could join us. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Sock Monkey on January 21, 2015, 11:19:46 pm
We promise to be gentle.  Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1

Thank you.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: FlyerTom on January 22, 2015, 06:27:37 am
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Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: rpage1977 on March 04, 2015, 03:22:22 pm
Hello...I'm Ryan.  I'm a 15 year Marine Infantryman (just re-enlisted for my last time, looking forward to retirement).
I found this site, by listening to old episodes of Gunfighter Cast, and heard Mr. Hill discuss many topics.  All of which opened my eyes to things. 

Hope to get a lot of great info from this site, as I am preparing to start my new career, as soon as I figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mississippi556 on March 05, 2015, 04:08:24 pm
Welcome to our more tranquil and respectful corner of the firearms community.  Lots of guys here who are teaching me good things constantly.  Each guy has a different perspective and no one claims superiority (except when I'm right).  That last part is just my poor attempt at humor.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 07, 2015, 12:21:41 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1   And, thank you for your service. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GS1200 on May 29, 2015, 03:38:33 pm
Hey, thanks for the add.  Randy, Space coast Florida.  Got turned onto this group by an author, Michael Z Williams.  Currently have .45, a sig p938, couple of .357s,  44 spc, 12 gauge.  After hvaing my only gun stolen in a break in, I believe in having multiples,lol.  Looking at getting into the NFA game also.



Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mikee5star on May 29, 2015, 04:04:33 pm
Welcome.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on May 30, 2015, 12:30:41 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: darukus60 on June 24, 2015, 02:29:02 am
From El Paso, TX.  I now live in Gulfport, Mississippi.  Married with two dogs and a cat.  Love guns knives and food.  Beer too.  US Navy Vet.

GUNNER 2015

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on June 24, 2015, 11:54:22 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1    And thank you for your service. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: hjon71 on September 09, 2015, 02:18:42 am
From Tennessee. I'm always interested in 2a issues.

Sent from my LG-E970 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on September 09, 2015, 11:23:25 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Tennessee Jed on November 13, 2015, 04:44:47 pm
Hello everyone.  Found this forum through Google searches on topics that interested me.  I'm glad to find a place where at least some people think for themselves instead of just re-hashing the latest tacticool generally accepted opinions.

Ordinary guy from middle Tennessee.  Big fan of wheelguns and large caliber.  Look forward to talking with you all.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 13, 2015, 07:41:12 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1   We speak wheelgun.  Welcome to the dark side.  .   .     :cool
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: cpaspr on November 13, 2015, 07:44:30 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1   We speak wheelgun.  Welcome to the dark side.  .   .     :cool

Most here are multi-lingual.  Rifles, semi-autos, shotguns.  Even some who speak fully automatic.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Grognard on November 28, 2015, 12:03:46 am
I have returned. :cool

...yeah, well, there goes the neighborhood... I know, I know.

been about 8 months since I last visited ... maybe more.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: GeorgeHill on November 28, 2015, 09:51:31 pm
I have returned. :cool

...yeah, well, there goes the neighborhood... I know, I know.

been about 8 months since I last visited ... maybe more.
Too much Facebook, huh?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Grognard on December 07, 2015, 06:54:26 pm
I havent touched FB since 2010.


turns out the 'Crazy EX' stories are true.


*shudder*


anyway... back to normal level stupidity

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MTK20 on December 07, 2015, 07:53:46 pm
I havent touched FB since 2010.


turns out the 'Crazy EX' stories are true.


*shudder*


anyway... back to normal level stupidity

 :rotfl  :facepalm

Welcome back!  :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: webeable on December 23, 2015, 10:40:57 am
Hi my name is Mike, I go by webeable on most accounts so you may know me from elsewhere.  I live in Ohio, and have just started reloading, which is how I found this site.  Hope to learn much, and give any knowledge that I may know.  If anyone goes to the National shoots at Camp Perry let me know I will buy you an Ice Cream at Andy's if able to meet up there.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MTK20 on December 23, 2015, 11:29:30 am
Welcome aboard, Mike!  :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ksuguy on December 23, 2015, 11:33:57 am
Hello!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on December 23, 2015, 08:30:28 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Poohbah on January 06, 2016, 07:43:21 pm
I go by Poohbah or Ken. I'm a USMC veteran (8 years, honorable discharge as a Sergeant, Aircraft Maintenance Admin Clerk). Conservative/libertarian, working in Navy HR (gotta pay the bills), and I have written a Kindle ebook--it's a military thriller set in the late Cold War (PM me if you are interested and I'll give you a link to the Amazon page). I live in southern California. Enjoy talking about guns, the military, world conflicts, books, and wargaming.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mikee5star on January 06, 2016, 09:10:24 pm
Welcome. You might post a teaser and link in the creative writing section.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MTK20 on January 07, 2016, 03:11:42 am
Welcome!  :cool
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on January 07, 2016, 01:02:19 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Northface on June 28, 2016, 07:06:50 pm
Old guy from Tennessee. Always glad to find good company in the gun world. Thank Y'all for having me.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MTK20 on June 28, 2016, 07:36:23 pm
Welcome aboard!  :cool
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Kaso on June 28, 2016, 08:10:58 pm
Indeed, welcome.  We are small here, so another face is always welcome. :)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on June 29, 2016, 12:21:54 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Chief45 on June 29, 2016, 08:46:26 am
Welcome,  there's a few more of us old farts around here.   and yeah, the company is good.



Old guy from Tennessee. Always glad to find good company in the gun world. Thank Y'all for having me.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Wild Dog on September 17, 2016, 09:10:23 pm
Salutations.

As a lifelong shooter, both as hobby and as profession, I am honored to join such a forum and engage like minded individuals.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MTK20 on September 17, 2016, 10:03:31 pm
Salutations.

As a lifelong shooter, both as hobby and as profession, I am honored to join such a forum and engage like minded individuals.

Welcome aboard! Come for the guns and stay for the shenanigans!  :cool
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: sarge712 on September 17, 2016, 11:16:25 pm
"I swear to God I'll pistol whip the next guy that says 'Shenanigans'!"
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Raptor on September 17, 2016, 11:22:04 pm
Shenanigans!

:neener :hide
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MTK20 on September 17, 2016, 11:29:20 pm
Shenanigans!

:neener :hide

 :rotfl

https://youtu.be/Ok85BmPyl_I
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Fenderbassist on November 19, 2016, 11:49:58 am
My bad, I didn't notice this section was here when I first joined :banghead

Another new member / troublemaker, pleased to meet you all  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAdniWncWu4
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 19, 2016, 11:18:45 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1     
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: dredd on November 26, 2016, 11:29:22 pm
Hi all...

I wanted to introduce myself. I just found out about this forum from a youtube vid w/Larry Correia and Mike Kupari.  I figured that this is where they started writing their books I would find like minded ppl here.

Currently I am in the Austin TX, area.  Its ok, the food is good and most of the people are nice.  The gun laws are really good.  I like to call myself a California refugee.
Spent most of my time bouncing around the Mountain West, NM, UT, CO, UT, WY, NM.  Spent that time in the USAF w/a couple overseas assignments.

Having had been stationed in UT, in 2008 I got an RobArm XCR.  I have a lot of experience w/the AR platform and I wanted something different. So I got an XCR-L and I haven't looked back. Glock is the pistol of choice, however a Sig has found its way into my collection.  Anyway enough about me. I look forward to meeting you all.

Cary 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ksuguy on November 26, 2016, 11:36:11 pm
Welcome, nice to have you here!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on November 26, 2016, 11:37:38 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1   Thanks for your service to our country.    Mr. Correia and Mr. Kupari are very well thought of around these parts and not just for their exemplary skill at the writer's craft. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MTK20 on November 27, 2016, 12:03:31 am
Hi all...

I wanted to introduce myself. I just found out about this forum from a youtube vid w/Larry Correia and Mike Kupari.  I figured that this is where they started writing their books I would find like minded ppl here.

Currently I am in the Austin TX, area.  Its ok, the food is good and most of the people are nice.  The gun laws are really good.  I like to call myself a California refugee.
Spent most of my time bouncing around the Mountain West, NM, UT, CO, UT, WY, NM.  Spent that time in the USAF w/a couple overseas assignments.

Having had been stationed in UT, in 2008 I got an RobArm XCR.  I have a lot of experience w/the AR platform and I wanted something different. So I got an XCR-L and I haven't looked back. Glock is the pistol of choice, however a Sig has found its way into my collection.  Anyway enough about me. I look forward to meeting you all.

Cary

Welcome aboard and thank you for your service! It's nice to see more new members from Texas!  :thumbup1

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: StevenTing on November 28, 2016, 04:39:44 pm
Welcome dredd.  Always nice to have a new person around.  What's this youtube video you speak of?  I need to watch it.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ShooterScott on December 21, 2016, 02:10:12 pm
Old guy from Tennessee. Always glad to find good company in the gun world. Thank Y'all for having me.

Welcome aboard from from IL!!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Fenderbassist on December 21, 2016, 04:27:43 pm
Hi all...

I wanted to introduce myself. I just found out about this forum from a youtube vid w/Larry Correia and Mike Kupari.  I figured that this is where they started writing their books I would find like minded ppl here.

Currently I am in the Austin TX, area.  Its ok, the food is good and most of the people are nice.  The gun laws are really good.  I like to call myself a California refugee.
Spent most of my time bouncing around the Mountain West, NM, UT, CO, UT, WY, NM.  Spent that time in the USAF w/a couple overseas assignments.

Having had been stationed in UT, in 2008 I got an RobArm XCR.  I have a lot of experience w/the AR platform and I wanted something different. So I got an XCR-L and I haven't looked back. Glock is the pistol of choice, however a Sig has found its way into my collection.  Anyway enough about me. I look forward to meeting you all.

Cary

Welcome!  Glad to have you here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Fenderbassist on December 21, 2016, 04:28:32 pm
Old guy from Tennessee. Always glad to find good company in the gun world. Thank Y'all for having me.

Welcome!  Appreciate you being here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: LowKey on December 22, 2016, 02:22:25 pm
Moderately old guy signing in from the Middle East.  Ex-Tanker. Contractor, been over here pretty much since 2004, very little time stateside since then.  Spent a bit of time as an Armorer but I'm not claiming to be a gunsmith nor do I think I know it all...just enough to have an idea or two and be dangerous.

Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Fenderbassist on December 22, 2016, 04:53:13 pm
Moderately old guy signing in from the Middle East.  Ex-Tanker. Contractor, been over here pretty much since 2004, very little time stateside since then.  Spent a bit of time as an Armorer but I'm not claiming to be a gunsmith nor do I think I know it all...just enough to have an idea or two and be dangerous.

Greetings and welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on December 24, 2016, 01:52:05 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: CaseyRebel on January 05, 2017, 01:42:46 pm
HI ALL!I am a new 1 here and getting use to the forums but I am a highly known for my shooting where I live.Guns are my life and been shooting since I was 8 and I learned from the firearm tht my father killed himself with on Thanksgiving day which was a Remington TargetMaster .22 that was a straight shooting rifle that belong to my 1st 2 oldest brothers and dropped to the 2nd 2 down the next 2 which we are in pairs with 2 years difference in age.

My best was with a Howa Model 1500 wit ceramic coating Mossy Oak Cammo and B&C stock with 3x9x40 Simmons mounted drilled in at 200 yards at 1 1/2 inches high for 750 yard shots all day with 150 grain Winchester Ammo.Shoot 4 inch sporting clays as targets and that's a good target if you know your rifle,also did some fair distance with a 6.5x55 Swedish Kimber Sporterized with 6 inches of the barrel cut by them and new safety to accommodate a scope mount to the receiver.

I had more than just those but now I have a SLR-95 AK47 bought right and over half what they cost new and this 1 is new with 2 clips a 10/30 to shoot with.I love the way it fits and shoots but am going to build an AR-15 and ARM10 just as soon as I can for the kicks of rifle shooting.Its not uncommon for me to go thru around 3000 rounds per week and sometimes less depending on the time of the year.

Avid hunter and fisherman loving the outdoors and from a wheelchair as a result of an incident that happened and shouldn't have leaving me a para for life age 15.That was almost 2/3rds of my life ago so its nothing to me to get around driving,swimming,hand fishing,seng digging or wheeling thru the woods.

I may end up selling the AK since I did it to just help out a friend and he didn't like it and sold it to me for a good time since I like guns and love to shoot.I hope to be of help and/or assistance if needed by anyone for anything.

Glad to be here and THANKS for having me!

CR
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on January 06, 2017, 12:59:10 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Plebian on May 18, 2017, 12:30:35 am
Its not uncommon for me to go thru around 3000 rounds per week and sometimes less depending on the time of the year.

CR

Holy ammo budget Batman!

Also, welcome to our little end of the interwebs.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Cypher on June 17, 2017, 05:39:32 pm
Seriously?

I have to prove I'm not a bot every time I post?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MTK20 on June 17, 2017, 05:44:54 pm
Seriously?

I have to prove I'm not a bot every time I post?

Only the first 10 posts or so.

Welcome aboard  :cool.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: First Shirt on June 17, 2017, 06:52:36 pm
Seriously?

I have to prove I'm not a bot every time I post?

Trust me, it's worth the aggravation!  And welcome aboard, it's a fun group!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Cybrludite on September 26, 2017, 08:05:59 am
Morning. Long time gun nut, and full time graveyard shift professional computer geek. Thought I'd check this place out.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MTK20 on September 26, 2017, 09:36:39 am
Greetings! And welcome to our merry band of misfits!  :cool
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: First Shirt on September 26, 2017, 10:39:24 am
I know this guy, he'll fit right in!

Welcome aboard!  First round's on me!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: luke213(adamsholsters) on September 26, 2017, 10:52:56 am
Welcome to the forums:)

Luke
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Cybrludite on September 28, 2017, 05:07:24 am
Thanks, y'all.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on September 28, 2017, 02:13:03 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Plainsman on February 12, 2018, 02:12:07 pm
Hello, all. New here. Old-time gunnie fast approaching the Big Eight-Oh mark. Been at it since a kid. Have and tote Colts, Smiths, Rugers, Kimbers, Kahrs, etc. Have shot a lot of PPC in Olden Times. Work on Smiths and Rugers as a dedicated amateur. Currently EDCing a bobbed Ruger stainless Speed-Six in .357. Live on a working ranch with a GSP that's smarter than I am. Hope to make some friends here and maybe even make a contribution from time to time.

(Hope I'm doing this right. Couldn't find a NEW POST button so used the REPLY, altho I'm not replying to anything. Also "Listen to the letters" doesn't seem to work.)

PS... Why am I a "Lurker"? I've registered and all that....)
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: luke213(adamsholsters) on February 12, 2018, 02:14:21 pm
Welcome to the forums, you're fine on posting here that's pretty much how most guys do it;)

Take care!

Luke
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MTK20 on February 12, 2018, 02:31:17 pm
Welcome!
You're a "lurker" until your posts hit the double digits or so.  Just get involved with the conversations and you'll be a member in no time  :cool. Glad you could join us!
Title: Newbie intro
Post by: lesptr on February 12, 2018, 02:38:02 pm
Welcome.


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Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on February 13, 2018, 01:49:58 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1   Don' worry about the "lurker" stuff.  It goes away once you've made a few posts. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Grognard on February 13, 2018, 10:42:05 pm
 :neener  hiya guys.  I'm back.  anyone miss me?  :neener
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: First Shirt on February 14, 2018, 01:02:37 pm
Hey, welcome back!

(Did you mean to leave your tab open at the bar?  Cause we thought you did, just for us.) :D
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Grognard on February 22, 2018, 10:09:42 pm
? whatya mean? Leave my car keys and the pink slip !?!?!?  :panic
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mikee5star on February 22, 2018, 11:02:49 pm
? whatya mean? Leave my car keys and the pink slip !?!?!?  :panic

Well it was a rather nice whiskey. :neener
Title: Re: Newbie intro- Now with more Arizona!
Post by: Herrmann on March 02, 2018, 10:09:38 pm
Hi there! I just stumbled upon this board while reading some MHI-related threads from elsewhere. Looks like a good place to hang out!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mikee5star on March 02, 2018, 10:40:59 pm
Welcome. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Plebian on March 03, 2018, 02:09:13 am
Welcome
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on March 03, 2018, 02:46:01 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MTK20 on March 03, 2018, 02:53:19 pm
Welcome aboard!  :cool
Title: New to the forum, not to guns.
Post by: Tophog on June 23, 2018, 02:22:27 am
Found this forum while searching AR accessory sites. Glad to be here.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: NukMed on June 23, 2018, 02:50:20 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on June 23, 2018, 02:51:53 pm
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Grognard on January 04, 2020, 12:38:37 am
Hello Team.
I'm back again.
No, I did not leave an open tab.*
No, I'm not buying the pub a round of drinks.
Yes, I'm broke.
I'm married.

anyhoo.

I live in Virginia.
Bloomberg Politicians are going full retard.
And the Populace is not having their s___.

I'm tired of making my argument in the Public Sheeple forums.
Figured I needed to spend more time with like-minded people.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Mikee5star on January 04, 2020, 10:12:55 pm
Welcome back.  Always glad to have you.  It is kinda quiet around here, though.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: goatroper on January 04, 2020, 10:26:07 pm
Hello Team.
I'm back again.
No, I did not leave an open tab.*
No, I'm not buying the pub a round of drinks.
Yes, I'm broke.
I'm married.

anyhoo.

I live in Virginia.
Bloomberg Politicians are going full retard.
And the Populace is not having their s___.

I'm tired of making my argument in the Public Sheeple forums.
Figured I needed to spend more time with like-minded people.


You're not a newbie, but welcome back anyhoo.  Lots of us are fairly quiet these days.

Don't know what part of the state you're from, but the mood in these parts (out near the far western end) is . . . not good.  Lots of folks are fighting mad right now.  Local gun dealer is selling some more guns, but large quantities of ammo.  More folks than ever in my memory are expecting something.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: ksuguy on January 05, 2020, 12:14:51 am
I'm going to be visiting there for work in a couple of weeks.  Should be interesting seeing things from a local perspective. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on January 05, 2020, 01:01:14 am
Welcome back Grognard.  Glad to hear from you again.   :thumbup1
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: AZretired on February 26, 2020, 11:55:19 pm
New Guy here!  Looks like an interesting forum. New here but not new to the Gun Forums. Looking forward to contributing.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: goatroper on February 26, 2020, 11:59:34 pm
New Guy here!  Looks like an interesting forum. New here but not new to the Gun Forums. Looking forward to contributing.

Welcome.  Not nearly as active here as it was in times past, but all good people here, and far and away more civil than other places I've explored.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on February 27, 2020, 02:21:57 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1    This place is a little different than most but we like it.   :cool
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: MTK20 on February 27, 2020, 02:56:51 am
New Guy here!  Looks like an interesting forum. New here but not new to the Gun Forums. Looking forward to contributing.

Welcome! Traffic here has significantly slowed, but we still welcome new comers. Sadly, even I (as a former frequently active member) have found other more active pastures.

The gas pumps are now self service and you have to turn off the lights when you leave, but the foundation still stands and once a month the grounds keeper checks on the place.

There is a wealth of knowledge here and some of us are still loitering around.

Make yourself at home  :cool .
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: sqlbullet on February 27, 2020, 12:56:49 pm
I think we are all quietly shocked to see a new member join.  We all think this place is great, but is definitely quiet.

Welcome aboard as a neighbor to your north. If you ever get up to SLC drop me a line.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: 42N on May 08, 2020, 10:21:27 pm
Greetings from the Heart of Dixie. I heard about this forum from a guy from the Bama Carry group.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on May 09, 2020, 02:02:51 am
Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1    Its grown quieter here over the years but we like it.   
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Maestro on June 05, 2020, 10:30:44 am
Joined a while ago, but never did an intro.

I currently work in Germany for the US Army as a civilian employee. Love it, but ready to move back to the states. Been here 5 years, which is about 4.5 too long. Not sure where I end up, but hoping to get myself to Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.

Love this forum so far. I know it's small, but the content is top notch.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on June 05, 2020, 01:09:10 pm
We like it.  And your low key style fits in well around here.   :thumbup1

If you are fortunate enough to land in or around Huntsville I think you will like it.  Its going to be a lot different than anyplace in Germany but that Tennessee river basin is fine country in its own right.  Before relocating to Arizona I lived for a time in northeast Alabama and recall it fondly.  I was working as a civilian party contractor on construction at Ft. McClelland when it was still operational and on days off would frequently grab a few hours fishing or hunting the area.  If not for the concentration of family here vs Alabama I would probably be there still.  Good luck with your career and future relocation plans. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Maestro on June 08, 2020, 04:12:50 am
Before relocating to Arizona...

Arizona was home for me for a long time. Where abouts are you?
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on June 08, 2020, 03:09:26 pm
Phoenix at this point.  Been all over though camping, hunting, fishing, visiting relatives. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Maestro on June 09, 2020, 04:11:43 am
My home base is in Tucson. Been in Germany for 5 years though and only make it back to AZ once a year or so. Whenever I'm finally allowed, I'm going to head back for a few weeks. 2 in AZ and 1 in Huntsville so my wife can see what it's like.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on June 09, 2020, 11:12:17 pm
Well, travel safely - its crazy out there these days.  Where is you wife from?  Has she ever seen a desert up close and personal?  :hmm   

I find that most people who've never actually seen Arizona still manage to have strong pre-conceived notions about it for some reason and when they actually do see it they are suitably amazed. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Maestro on June 10, 2020, 03:14:17 am
Nah, she is from Arizona.
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: coelacanth on June 10, 2020, 03:14:53 pm
Well, in that case she's probably going to find Huntsville pretty interesting.  Northeast Alabama, northwest Georgia and southeast Tennessee are their own kind of special.  Hard to get a real feel for it in just a week but I bet she will enjoy it. 
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: Grognard on June 13, 2020, 11:59:09 pm
Having spent 4 years in Chattanooga: "their own kind of special" is RIGHT.  :hmm :whistle
Title: Re: Newbie intro
Post by: LowKey on June 14, 2020, 03:19:52 am
Having spent 4 years in Chattanooga: "their own kind of special" is RIGHT.  :hmm :whistle
Yup.
Lived in Chatta-vegas circa 95-97.    Definitely a unique place.