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Old 08-18-2008, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Montana
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Terrible isn't it, and that was 42 years ago ! Think about the peer pressures and bad parenting on the kids today. I had decent church going, hard working well educated medical professionals for parents and I still got into all kinds of trouble. I'm thankful I didn't grow up in a ghetto or I would no doubt be in prison or dead by now. We are on our way to being self sustaining landlords without having to work other than managing and maintaining our rentals.
I still like to plink off a few every few years onto a target just so see if I'm still a dead on good shot. I only have a pellet air rifle and an old Llama Especial made in Spain, a semi auto 22 cal pistol. It's cheesy but accurate and it jams with lead rounds. The weapon needs to be clean and loaded with copper or copper plated ammo to be dependable.
Just bring your gun or buy one here and be happy to have the freedom that we still have here.
Heh heh... I was a bit of a troublemaker as well. I don't know if it was because I was "overchurched", or what put such sinister ideas into my head (such as the dead skunk we put in the ventilation system of my high school.) Never did any real bad damage other than the occasional exploding mailbox and the all American TP'ing of "that kids" house..

Still grew up target shooting, hunting, fishing etc, but like you if I would have been in a ghetto I would probably be dead or in jail also.

I still use the .22 stevens that my great grandfather gave me when I was 12 to shoot gophers.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:27 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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I really started my shooting hobby with a bb rifle at the age of ten, my first real firearm that was really mine was an over-under, 22 cal rifle / 410 gauge shotgun.
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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I have an ancient 20-ga. shotgun that I love -- it's a cheapo "Ward's Western Fields" (my dad probably dragged it home from Monkey Wards back in the 1950s -- store managers got their pick of returns for cheap or free) but it has such nice balance, it feels like an extension of my arm. Tho I'm still lucky to hit the broadside of the barn I've had people try to buy it off me several times but no way, this one stays with me for life!

Interesting site with lots of research on personal protection firearms effectiveness: FirearmsTactical.com - Web Site Index and Navigation Center
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Montana
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I'd like to find an over-under .17/410. Those little .17 cal rounds are fast and fun! Too bad they aren't center fires and reloadable for what they ask for a box of 'em.

I had a great little daisy 10 pump bb / pellet rifle that I stupidly gave to my ex-brother in law years ago. Wish I still had it for my son. (He'll get my .22 though!)
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:44 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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I had a 218 bee, rifle that had a huge scope, Cant remember the name of the rifle but it had an insane range and the rounds were huge for such a small caliber. I traded it off for a huge record album collection when I was 16, the same year I traded my Monkey Wards motorcycle for an electric guitar.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: SW Montana
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I've still got a Marlin Golden 39A lever action .22 carbine that my Dad gave me when I was about 12 or so. I had several BB guns and a couple single shot .22s before that, but the lever action graduated me to the "big time".

How many rounds have been through that Micro-grooved barrel I have no idea. I still have the bill of sale from the hardware store, dated 1972. I wouldn't be surprised if there were over 200,000 rounds shot through and it still does just fine.
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Old 11-30-2008, 05:08 PM
 
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I just moved here from Georgia and wanted to go camping. I was wondering if I could carry a side arm (.357).

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I am not yet a resident and understand that I cannot get a concealed weapons permit or fish for 6 months, but I am wondering if it is alright to do a little hiking and camping along the river. I had the yellowstone and missouri in mind.
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Old 11-30-2008, 05:21 PM
 
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Are you planning on concealing your weapon?
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:12 PM
 
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No, I was planning on keeping it out in the open if it is legal.
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:51 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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No, I was planning on keeping it out in the open if it is legal.
Wear it to your hearts content, it's legal as long as you're not in someplace like Glacier Park.
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