December 12th, 2005 12:26 AM
Nicky New Guy from CO
Hello eveybody...I guess I'm the newest guy on the board so I though it only fitting and proper to introduce myself. I'm an old retired U. S. Navy, CPO of 22 years 5 months and 10 days...then it stopped being fun!! Been shooting various guns for the last 40 years or so and if it goes "bang" I like it! Mainly interested in handguns although I've been known to do some long range prairie doggin' now and then. Started carrying "seriously" the last few years...and probably like most of you, still looking for that "perfect carrying piece!" So far I don't know what I like, but I sure do have lots of pieces in the gun safe that I don't!!! :-) I've picked the name of "Phalanx" from the newest U.S. Navy Fire Control System because it shoots ALMOST AS FAST AS I DO!!
December 12th, 2005 01:22 AM
1952 - 2006
So you shoot at 4 to 6 K per huh?
Welcome aboard Phalanx, I hope you enjoy your time here.
BTW I found my "perfect" carry weapon and it's a 1911.
God Bless John Moses Browning.
Heroes are people who do what has to be done, when it has to be done, regardless of the consequences
"I like when the enemy shoots at me; then I know where the ******** are and can kill them."
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December 12th, 2005 01:24 AM
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December 12th, 2005 07:24 AM
Welcome, this is a good place to hang.
December 12th, 2005 08:02 AM
December 12th, 2005 08:07 AM
welcome. I'd like to see ya shoot that fast.
December 12th, 2005 08:47 AM
December 12th, 2005 09:25 AM
Welcome. New guy buys the first round of ammo
"Life's tough......It's even tougher if you're stupid." -John Wayne
December 12th, 2005 11:16 AM
Haha - welcome aboard sir - a man after my (old) heart!!
if it goes "bang" I like it!
I think most folks go thru quite a metamorphosis - voyage of discovery if you will - as over years we seek the ideal carry piece. So many factors involved for any given individual.
In the same way acparmed has found his niche with 1911, I think most of this year with my SIG 226 ST so have I found mine (apart from a short-term hiccup!).
Look fwd to some discussions.
Chris - P95
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
"To own a gun and assume that you are armed
is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."
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December 12th, 2005 11:51 AM
You'll like it here...lotsa like minded folks and good info. Ex-Navy myself...got out in '71 after 4 years aboard CVA-66. Enjoy your retirement...
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December 12th, 2005 12:01 PM
i want one of those Phalanx Cannons would be hand i think but a pin to reload for
December 12th, 2005 02:13 PM
Welcome, and enjoy yourself in the forums.
EOD - Initial success or total failure
December 12th, 2005 04:16 PM
Welcome aboard. Thanks for the service to our country. Next time you go shoot, I'd like to watch and hold my ears!
December 12th, 2005 10:45 PM
Thank you all for the big warm and fuzzy...sure does make a guy feel welcomed! As far as shooting fast, yes I do, in fact, back in my IPSC days I put quite a run on the old saying "You can't shoot fast enough to win!" I didn't win a whole lot, but I sure did get quite alot of attention when it was my turn to shoot. Mind you now, all shots were on the target...just a lot of C's and D's instead of A's! But all A's for style points...sure did look and sound good!!!
Looking forward to making all you're virtual acquintances!
P.S. The Mrs. justs laughs and says, "Yeah, I've seen you shoot!!!" :-)
December 13th, 2005 10:26 PM
Welcome aboard, Phalanx!
Just did my "sign-on" post yesterday, myself. Glad to the the Navy is well-represented in this Forum.
More is BETTER!!!
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