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So guys and gals, what is your favorite thing about FTF? What keeps you around? How did you find FTF?

Ill go first. I found FTF with a simple google search. I was bored one evening and looking to learn some more information and participate in some discussions. Personally my favorite thing about FTF is how friendly everyone can be. I enjoy the vast array of topics and discussions found here. I am also able to ask silly and foolish questions without getting flammed out the door.

So what is your story?

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So guys and gals, what is your favorite thing about FTF? What keeps you around? How did you find FTF?

Ill go first. I found FTF with a simple google search. I was bored one evening and looking to learn some more information and participate in some discussions. Personally my favorite thing about FTF is how friendly everyone can be. I enjoy the vast array of topics and discussions found here. I am also able to ask silly and foolish questions without getting flammed out the door.

So what is your story?
That is basically the exact same thing I would have said.
I too accidentally stumbled upon this forum during a Google search. Friendly conversation, useful information, excellent variety of weapons to talk about with great knowledgeable people.

I actually got yelled at by the wife today for spending too much time on the FTF phone app. So when she wasn't looking I grabbed her phone and downloaded the app for her, now she can see for herself why I spend a lot of time on here lurking for information.
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I got interested in guns from a fellow in Cali. He got angry at me and stopped talking to me so here I was with a GP100 and no one to help me along with it. I knew nothing about guns. At first I considered selling it and forgetting about guns. But I thought, "Why should I let this guy stop me from learning about guns?" I've been single for a very long time and I know by now if I want to do something, I take the initiative to help myself. Ain't no one going to do it for me. So, like the others, I did a Google search.

I originally joined Glock Talk as that's where Cali friend was a member. They were kind of a tough crowd for me. Not extremely helpful, kind of rude, not very patient with me.

So then I found FTF. I was very impressed with the Intro section where you got to tell a little about yourself and many members welcomed you. Wow, what a novel idea. Each new member was welcomed by many. I noticed the members seemed to know each other pretty well and that, on occassion, they met up to shoot together. I registered and started participating. It wasn't too long after I decided to become a SM. That's where I learned what FTF is really "made of". I have paid for other's SM memberships, we have all helped each other financially and with prayer when needed. We have cheered each other's triumphs and cried with each other over the hard times. I am always treated with respect and my questions are always answered patiently and thoroughly. People here have bent over backwards to help me along. I have met with members here to shoot, I bought a gun from a member here for a steal of a price. When I got hung up putting a gun together I was flooded with helpful advice, videos, websites, encouragement and support that helped me get it back together. I am happy here.

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I found FTF through google when I was trying to restore an old sxs. I thought I was just going to ask that one question and never come back. I was wrong. The people were friendly, the topics were great, and it was just a lot of fun. So I continued to come back. Now, I come here almost every day and I have learned a lot.

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I found it via google as well, but most of the reason I decided to stay is the people, people are pretty easy to get along with, knowledgeable, and sometimes just pretty damn funny.

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In a world filled with different people (may which deeply disturb me) I have found this to be a place where I can meet, talk, discuss, and debate issues with like-minded individuals. Of course we don't always see eye-to-eye, but its never anything personal, and that's what makes it great.

And of course let us not forget the absolute hilarity that frequently takes place throughout the message boards here!

Gotta love google...

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Interesting question. I like the people.

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I am new to FTF. I have always enjoyed forums. Regardless of topic, they are a great way to share knowledge and meet people. FTF has the best group of members I know. Some of the other forums out there are full of arrogance (among other things)

I like it here, and plan on sticking around.

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Some good responses! And a good question. I am terribly new, but have just enough knowledge about guns to know that I should be learning more rapidly. My main goal is to develop enough firearm knowlege, marksmanship, and tactics to have the right attitude about carrying concealed. I'm also making a transition from being in favor of some gun control in my younger years to adopting some of the fervor about supporting gun rights because guns don't kill, people kill kind of thing. I just got on a CW kick in the past few months and have been taking classes, reading, and such. I looked the site up because of a double feed issue and am at this time setting up a berm and some backstops to do some shooting on some acreage I have. I find the discussion to be helpful and often courteous. I too, as others have noted, have felt uncomfortable with the attitude expressed by some BMW owners in a BMW site that I found silly. So I hope this forum continues to satisfy...

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Just the LOVE of GUNS and to hear what people have to say........

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