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    razorbackgrunt is offline Junior Member
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    Hello from the foothills of the Ozarks

    New to the forum, not new to handguns or the web (or to life)

    Read the forum off and on for a year, decided it was a pretty good place to park for awhile.

    US Army vet '64-'84 11B with a fair amount of suffixes.

    '65-'66- Korea, 1st Cav Division, later designated 2D Inf Division
    '68-'69-Viet Nam 101st Airborne Division
    '71-'74-Okinawa 1st Special Forces Group with trips to a whole lot of countries
    '78-'79-Korea 8th Army (Staff job-sucked)
    '81-82-Korea 2D Infantry Division, north of the Imjin
    Bunch of places in between, including Ft Knox, Ft Benning, Ft Bragg, Ft Carson, Ft Lewis, Ft Ord.

    My login name reflects a big chunk of my life...it defines me.

    Second career in the telecommunications field (along with a few other jobs to get me and my family by when I used the GI bill to learn a more "civilized" trade.

    Now retired

    Guns currently in the safe or close at hand:
    Semi-autos:
    Walther P22 (on loan to a friend because his arthritis won't let him rack the slide on his .45)
    S&W BG380
    Bersa Thunder 9 HC
    Springfield 1911 A1 "loaded"
    Wheelguns:
    S&W Model 36 .38 "snubby"
    S&W Model 27 .357
    Ruger GP100 6" bbl .357 with a Red Dot sight I use for hunting hogs
    Colt Officers Model .38 6" bbl (inherited family gun with the best trigger job I've ever seen-I don't shoot it much, but I really love the trigger)
    and a Webley Mark V with a shot out barrel that I keep on the tractor or mower loaded with birdshot to take care of the cottonmouths.

    I won't list the guns I used to own but decided to trade or sell for one reason or another (just in case my wife stumbles across this post)

    And a whole bunch of long guns, in various calibers, shotguns, muzzleloaders, and a xbow.

    I hunt and Arkansas allows me to do that...a lot. Oh, and I fish too...when I'm not hunting.

    As you can see, I'm not tied to any particular brand; I only require the guns do what I ask them to do when I ask them to do it and that they take whatever "boo-lets" I choose to feed them without issue.

    My normal carry pistol is the 1911...I like them and after 20+ years in the Army, they are an extension of my arm, plus that big ol' .45 round has a lot of knockdown power, although there is much to be said for the 17 +1 9mm.

    I don't care what "you" choose to shoot and will not knock your choice(s)...I don't know what your budget is, what your experiences are, or how the gun feels to you.

    I just know any gun is better than no gun when you need it.

    That's about it.

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    skullfr is offline Member
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    hello

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    DJ Niner is offline HGF Forum Moderator
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    Welcome to the site!
    "Placement is power" -- seen in an article by Stephen A. Camp
    (RIP, Mr. Camp; you will be remembered, and missed)

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    RugerP95 is offline Junior Member
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    Welcome to the forum and thanks for you service.

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    berettabone is offline Banned
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    Welcome and appreciate your service, especially that stint in 101 Airborne.....whew!

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    Welcome from Jersey

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