The old Nebraskan
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I hail from rural NW Nebraska. I grew up on a Ranch/Farm near Crawford. Started shooting .22 when I was 8, and by ...
July 15th, 2008 08:24 AM
The old Nebraskan
I hail from rural NW Nebraska. I grew up on a Ranch/Farm near Crawford. Started shooting .22 when I was 8, and by 10 was shooting the 30-30 Winchester.
When I was 18 my first handgun was a Remington BP .44 but the real revolver came after I graduated from High School and my mom bought a Ruger Super Blackhawk for me, and I shot it a lot. Handloaded my ammunition and would burn through around 200 or so rounds a day. Back then it cost me about a penny a shot. I cast bullets (was already used to that with the Black Powder), and a friend had a re-sizer/lubricator that we used. Got pretty good at it out to about 100 yrds hunting Jack Rabbits.
Shot a lot though the Ruger .22 auto pistols later on in life. Sometimes around 500-1000 rounds a week. For being a pistol, it shot extremely well for accuracy.
Moving forward, I lived in Seattle and worked for Boeing there. During that time I had a FFL and did some pistolsmithing on the side, while working at Boeing as a machinist. Shot and sold some very interesting pistols during that time frame.
Now I have a Bersa .380 Thunder and am very surprised at the accuracy and reliability and overall workmanship of the pistol. Looking forward to getting either the 9mm hi capacity, or the .45 ACP in this make of pistol (Bersa) in the future.
Great to hear the Second Amendment confirmation vote by the Supreme Court Ruling. Hope it helps!
July 15th, 2008 08:49 AM
(from rural SW Nebraska.....aw, hell, let's face it, everything but SE Nebraska is AUTOMATICALLY "rural")
July 15th, 2008 09:11 AM
God bless our troops!
July 15th, 2008 09:12 AM
Welcome from central Mississippi.
July 15th, 2008 09:28 AM
EOD - Initial success or total failure
July 15th, 2008 09:44 AM
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos)
NRA, SAF, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.
July 15th, 2008 10:01 AM
Greetings from Rocky Top Tennessee
One should never confuse good fortune with good training.
Illegitimus Non Carborundum.
In God we trust.
July 15th, 2008 10:36 AM
Welcome from Pennsylvania.
July 15th, 2008 11:00 AM
Welcome from an old Nebraska boy!
Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse.
July 15th, 2008 11:05 AM
A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.
July 15th, 2008 02:44 PM
Well, ya could be in the middle of Scottsbluff or Alliance and have to drive...oh say 10 minutes to get to someplace to shoot.
Originally Posted by Sergeant Mac
July 15th, 2008 02:50 PM
Welcome from AZ
July 15th, 2008 03:48 PM
Welcome from Middle Tennessee!
If the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them.--Samuel Adams as Candidus, Boston Gazette 20 Jan. 1772
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July 15th, 2008 05:14 PM
Welcome, from the Catskill Mountains of New York State!
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
-- Benjamin Franklin
July 15th, 2008 05:44 PM
from Central Florida!
The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.
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