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#1 Post by TriggerPuller » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:14 pm

Hello, everyone!

I'm a new member from Durham, NC. I've been shooting intermittently since I was a kid. Nowadays, I enjoy guns mostly as a hobby and for self-defense, both at home and on the road. I like shooting, and I'm hoping to find some like-minded liberals with whom to perforate paper.

I'm also looking forward to some camaraderie. Usually, when guns are discussed, I feel like the unwelcome conservative among the liberals (because I am pro-gun) or the unwelcome liberal among the conservatives (because I'm too liberal on most other issues).

In addition to pulling triggers, I like to think. A lot. Maybe too much, sometimes. But the world is a complicated place, and I aspire to understand the world as it is, not how I wish it were. I'm usually more interested in increasing my understanding than arriving at answers, and I revise my opinions frequently. I value flexibility; the river seems different every time I step into it; and I can function while contemplating opposing ideas.

Fellowship is important to me. People matter more than ideas, and I stand beside people whom I admire.

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#2 Post by bigbass4me » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:10 pm

Welcome from blue dot veteran in Taylorsville NC


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#3 Post by bigbass4me » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:11 pm

You have some people closer to you I’m sure rockyriver will be in touch he is the president of the nc chapter


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#4 Post by YankeeTarheel » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:27 pm

Hi from NJ! I used to live in Carrboro back in the late 70's and early 80's. Love NC. Hate where the politics have gone.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything." -- Mark Twain
My son says: "Don't argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!" -- YT

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#5 Post by lurker » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:48 pm

:)
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#6 Post by Bucolic » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:05 pm

Welcome from Gettysburg.


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#7 Post by TriggerPuller » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:49 pm

Thanks for the welcome, bigass4me, YankeeTarheel, lurker, and Bucolic!

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#8 Post by lurker » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:58 pm

TriggerPuller wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:49 pm
bigass4me,
:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :clap2:
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#9 Post by bigbass4me » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:24 pm

lurker wrote:
TriggerPuller wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:49 pm
bigass4me,
:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :clap2:
LOL married the wrong woman


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#10 Post by TriggerPuller » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:16 pm

Oh, no! :yikes:

:oops2:

:sorry:

Aw, man! I hope I didn't reveal too much about me by demonstrating that I obviously wouldn't think twice about someone using that handle....

I'll just try to pretend none of this ever happened, and hope everyone forgets about it, stat! :whistle:

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#11 Post by lurker » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:22 pm

hey, different strokes for different folks.
just messin' wit ya.
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#12 Post by Eris » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:22 pm

TriggerPuller wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:16 pm
Oh, no! :yikes:

:oops2:

:sorry:

Aw, man! I hope I didn't reveal too much about me by demonstrating that I obviously wouldn't think twice about someone using that handle....

I'll just try to pretend none of this ever happened, and hope everyone forgets about it, stat! :whistle:
HA HA HA HA HA! Forget? No way! :D

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#13 Post by YankeeTarheel » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:33 pm

I ALMOST made the same mistake!
But I can't decide if he likes large fish or bull fiddles! :mrgreen:
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#14 Post by TriggerPuller » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:47 am

Whew! Thank goodness we liberals appear to have a sense of humor! :oops:

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#15 Post by FlyGuy » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:03 am

:welcome:
Howdy From Houston!

How do you like to perforate the paper?
Pistols, rifles, other?
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#16 Post by lurker » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:30 pm

FlyGuy wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:03 am
:welcome:
Howdy From Houston!

How do you like to perforate the paper?
Pistols, rifles, other?
preferably with pictures, if you don't mind.
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#17 Post by Bisbee » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:46 am

Classic intro thread...
:welcome:
"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence. There is hope for a violent man to become non-violent. There is no such hope for the impotent." -Gandhi

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#18 Post by lurker » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:26 am

Bisbee wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:46 am
Classic intro thread...
:welcome:
if he's still here after this greeting, he might be a keeper.
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#19 Post by YankeeTarheel » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:05 pm

Still trying to figure out if it's "Bass" as in "crass" or "Bass" as in "mace"....
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything." -- Mark Twain
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#20 Post by lurker » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:46 pm

iirc, his avatar at one point was a fish.
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#21 Post by max129 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:04 pm

Welcome from Las Vegas Nevada - I refuse to comment on the bigass issue. All comments would incriminate me.

But I hope you enjoy the forum.
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#22 Post by TriggerPuller » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:03 pm

FlyGuy wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:03 am
Howdy From Houston!

How do you like to perforate the paper?
Pistols, rifles, other?
Hello, FlyGuy! I mostly shoot .22 (pistol and rifle), primarily because the ammunition is affordable, but also because I try to stay focused on the basics (such as breathing, posture, focus, pacing, and muscle-memory), and I can do all that pretty well with small calibers. All my guns are more accurate than I am! But I also train on my 9mm carry pistol and a 5.56 AR-15. My next acquisitions will be a couple of shotguns, one for home defense, and another for trap and skeet. I've always been a competent shooter, but I don't practice enough to get really good. For 2019, I'd like to complete at least one Appleseed training. Within a couple of years (say, by the end of 2020), I think I'd really enjoy participating in a 3-gun event.

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#23 Post by TriggerPuller » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:04 pm

lurker wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:26 am
if he's still here after this greeting, he might be a keeper.
I sure hope I am! :thumbup:

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#24 Post by TriggerPuller » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:07 pm

max129 wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:04 pm
Welcome from Las Vegas Nevada - I refuse to comment on the bigass issue. All comments would incriminate me.

But I hope you enjoy the forum.
Thank you, max129! I think I probably will! :beer2:

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#25 Post by TriggerPuller » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:10 pm

Eris wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:22 pm
HA HA HA HA HA! Forget? No way! :D

Welcome to the funny farm!
Thanks, Eris! I'll do my best to uphold our high standards! :yes:

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