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My wife and I are native Texans, but we had been wanting to move to AR for a long time. A year ago, we finally had enough of what had been done to the great state of TAXES and left.

I started buying guns and reloading in the mid '70's. After talking to a few guys and learning what I could, I decided the guys that considered themselves the 'elite' with their very expensive Smiths and Colts were not my type. If I could get two Rugers for the price of one of the the others I decided on the Rugers. I enjoyed taking them apart and polishing parts up and having a pretty good gun.

I did end up buying a Colt 1911 Government Model, though. Great gun. My first guns were a Stainless Security Six and a Single Six. Great for either reduced load target .38s or full throttle .357s.

Soon a .45 Colt/ACP convertible seemed necessary as did a Mini-14. There seemed to be no end in sight.

Times changed a few years later. I had six kids to feed (only two were mine) no wife and too disabled to work any longer. The guns were all sold :( and my reloading equipment was all stolen out of a commercial storage. Move on a few more years and I started over with the guns. This time, with a good woman, that had most all the same interests, as me. I guess she is probably a better shot too [:I].

I have been scouring the Internet for am much info, on everything I could find, gun related. I have been looking for any groups that follow the same line of thinking as me. There are not many, but the group here seems to fit very well. I have lurked for awhile and read back aways on previous posts. Still have a ways to go though. Lots of good info and experience here. I hope I am able to contribute something useful, too.

We have been concerned about the way this country is headed, for a long time. That is one of the main reasons we came to N. AK. Seems to be one of the best places to dig in and hope for the best, but get ready for the worst.

Mike
 

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Welcome aboard, glad to meet you, hope you enjoy it here,jump right in anytime.
 

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quote:Originally posted by LiguedLead

I have been looking for any groups that follow the same line of thinking as me. There are not many, but the group here seems to fit very well. I have lurked for awhile and read back aways on previous posts. Still have a ways to go though. Lots of good info and experience here. I hope I am able to contribute something useful, too.
Mike
Welcome from NE Kansas! The strength of this forum is the quality of its members and their respect for each other's opinions. Hope you enjoy it here.
 

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Welcome, glad you decided to join us. My wife can't outshoot me, but everyone has to sleep sometime... :D
 

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Welcome Mike. Sorry to hear of the hard times but seems things are looking up for you. Glad to have you with us and I'm looking forward to reading your comments in future posts. I'm down here in Louisiana, came back from too many years in CA.
 

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LiguedLead,
Warmest of welcomes from Connecticut, hope you enjoy the fellowship here, great people and great guns, I did enjoy your introductory post and I hope to hear more from you, so jump in, I am sure you will fit right in, and once again welcome,
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Welcome from Oklahoma, via Upstate New York. I am a relative newbie myself and have found the people pleasant and helpful and the information useful.
 

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Welcome from west central Texas! Never been to Arkansas, maybe one of these years.....
 

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welcome glad to have ya with us
 
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