What brought you here??

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Dillinger, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    So, we have a ton of new members lately, and they have been coming here for months on end, so you guys must be doing something right. :D

    I was wondering what initially brought any of you guys here? And what keeps you coming back?

    I initially had this forum picked for me by Mrs. JD because I was constantly yelling at my computer or bitching about another forum I used to visit that was more a gamer forum with a special gun section.

    Answering questions from 13 year olds about what rifle the Halo Master Chief uses and why it's not called a Deagle was getting to me. She suggested I join a more grown up forum... Novel concept... LOL

    I showed up here, had an early run in with cpttango30 over my rifle action review, saw that as his worst argument with me here was better than some of the best discussions on the other board, I jumped ship and have been here ever since. Coming up on a year here I believe and have met some great folks who have all taught me good information.

    So, what brought you guys in, how'd you find us and what keeps you coming back?

    JD
     
  2. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    a friend of mine and i were always really into guns
    i took the first step and bought a 22WMR rifle
    we both joined this forum to try to learn more about guns
    he stopped coming back but i was enraptured by the AR-15 discussion board
    with the help of JD, slo, and many others i built my first AR-15 and it was a complete pleasure and success! i immediately felt the brotherhood and wealth of knowledge that firearmstalk had to offer and i've been here ever since
    :D
    hope to remain with this forum for plenty of more months and years!
     

  3. cobraman

    cobraman New Member

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    I just stumbled onto the site recently, read a few posts and decided to join. My purpose is to learn as much as I can and contribute.
     
  4. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    Grown up forum??? Where??? Where??? :D
     
  5. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    I got here by the internet. :D

    Grownups? :eek:
     
  6. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    At least I was not the 1st smart aleck.

    Seriously,

    I was looking for info on a used revolver I had purchased. I got all the info I was looking for without paying $50.00 to the mfr for history, and then some. I've been addicted ever since. Anyone know of a good rehab facility? :cool:
     
  7. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    I was doing a firearm related search and this link popped up out of nowhere. I think it was around the time I started watching reruns of My Name Is Earl. Maybe there is such a thing as Carma. All I know now is I'm corresponding with people that believe in God, family, and the United States. This is what makes me smile.
     
  8. AsmelEduardo

    AsmelEduardo New Member

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    I´m registred in a Venezuelan forum (HABLEMOS DE ARMAS) since long time ago. I browse some American forums time to time but I wasn´t atracted by any forum because some are brand biased (glocktalk, ar15 and so... In here there are isolated cases, isn´t Cane? :p) and others are just a gathering place for gun nuts... So I just read and browse some forums but never registred in anyone. I have a Jeep Wrangler and one day I registred in Jeep Forum and look at the end of the page I saw the FT Forum ad, and after read some posts I realize that this is a respectful forum and deserve a try :rolleyes:. There´s no regrets. :D
     
  9. Minionsram

    Minionsram New Member

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    Started trying to learn more on the ways of Firearms and gun-smithing. I had some schooling in gun-smithing a long time ago, but it is not enough for me. I am constantly wanting to learn more and more. (the wife is gonna kill me if my library gets any bigger:) ) Seems to be some of the more level headed individuals in here than most forums that I was a member of.
     
  10. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    The other forum I used made me feel like I needed to wear a suit n tie when I signed on.
    The tight a$$ admin and mods never warmed up.
    When I told them what I thought they shut off the pipe!
    [​IMG] Those Ba$tards!
    When I made it 2 weeks here with only a few warnings I figured I'd stick around for a while.
    Then I started to notice that a ton of information can be exchanged along with a little irreverence and a sh1tload of humor.
    I was hooked!
    The main reason, we have no uber ninja mall warriors. Oh they show up every once n awhile but our members recognize them for what they are and the lack of attention they get shows them the door.
    The second reason is when a disagreement breaks out it is always based on knowledge and not ego.
    Props to the mods for kicking us back inbound rather than off the board!
    That's not to say there aren't a few tin-foil-helmeted, black helicopters, wacko nut-jobs that need an immediate boot back into the ether!
     
  11. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Takes one to know one!! :p
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Well, thank you. [​IMG]
     
  13. Minionsram

    Minionsram New Member

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    What are you talking about Cane! This fourm should have stock in tin foil wrap. ( I should know :D)
     
  14. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I wanted to find out a bit more about the XD45 i recently bought. I also wanted to read other people's questions & answers about "tactical" shotguns, as i am considering one for home security. I like the vibe on the forum & the layout.

    :eek: No offense, but i also want to see if i can be civil with law enforcement officers. I was, technically, a LEO when i was a tax auditor (state, not IRS), but my attitude towards that profession led, in large part, to me quitting that govt. job 10 years in. The attitude is primarily due to some bad experiences with a less-than-perfect sheriff's department in my home town. I also need to avoid personal encounters with on-duty LEOs due to my affinity for a particular herb (i know, i know, i'm a bad bad person & should get help, yada, yada, it's been over 20 years now). :eek:

    (feel free to modify, mods)
     
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  15. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I love it when I touch a nerve!

    My work here is done. [​IMG]
     
  16. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    My thoughts exactly. Seems to be a...dare I say it...more mature crowd than some of the ones I have been on. I guess traditional crowd would be more like it. I laugh at some of the things I have seen by the self proclaimed experts on the others, purely ego fed and hiding behing their computer screens. What is the Brad Paisley song? "So much cooler on line".
     
  17. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    Your local range/shooting area!!!
     
  18. AsmelEduardo

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    Sorry wrong post :eek:
     
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  19. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    I came here after my first gun purchase seeking any knowledge about firearms I could. Then I caught the firearm bug. I've always loved getting an adrenaline rush from stuff that involves knowledge, talent, patience, power and explosives (my first love was cars). I'm a total gun nut now.
    I keep coming back because everyone here agrees on just about everything. Also, I don't have to talk to myself to have an intelligent, mature conversation anymore.:D
     
  20. WDB

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    I am a member on several sites and found this one simply because I wanted a site with a broader spectrum and no based focus. So I fit right in rambling thoughts from all over the world on all sort of firearms. I think I have ADS but then againg so does this site! Best of all is the hummor