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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Admin, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. MXLord327

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    Hello everyone, Russ from Berwick, ME. I'm a lifelong hunter and shooter recently bitten by the competition bug. I've started doing some outlaw USPSA and 3-Gun matches with my local club, and to be expected have spent waaaaaaay too much money on it. I'm having a blast doing it, and may be looking to try a few outside my local area next year.

    I've also recently gotten back into reloading, i did a lot as a teen in the 80's with my dad, and had forgotten how much I enjoyed it. Another thing to spend too much money on, currently reloading for 14 different calibers....

    No ME moose permit for me this year, guess I'll have to make it up with deer and partridge!

    Feel free to drop me a message to say hi!
     
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  2. Demfer

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    Hi everyone,

    Mike from Medford here. Recently got my LTC with Target & Hunting restriction after applying in my town back in Jul.

    I didn't waste any time picking up my first firearm, a Sig P320C from the great folks over at Four Seasons Woburn. This morning I put the first 200 rounds through it and I am very impressed, however I think the sights need a slight adjustment (grouping deviates a bit to the left).

    Hoping to join Mass Rifle Association soon, dropping off an application tomorrow morning. I look forward to joining the community!
     

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  3. minininjer

    minininjer NES Door Greeter NES Member

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    Hi Alex. Welcome to the NES , thanks for making an account. Glad you've found the community to be useful for information. I hope to see you post more and perhaps drop some advice and knowledge to newcomers.

    -Cindy

    Hi Russ, welcome to NES. Cool, lots of other USPSA, comp, and reloading guys on the forum and def some who live in ME. Good luck and have fun!

    -Cindy

    Hey Mike, 'grats on your LTC and your first Sig, probably won't be your last either! I was a member at MRA before I moved outta state. Nice club... usually pretty empty when I went which is why I liked it. I hope you get in soon. Is there a wait?

    -Cindy
     
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  4. Demfer

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    Thanks Cindy,

    Yeah it's the closest to home and I was scheduled for a membership exam in two weeks. Beats driving to the Manchester firing line...
     
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  5. sacksjacked

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    Welcome to NES Mike and Russ!!
     
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  6. BoilerGrant

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    Hi, new here. Will be moving to metro west in November (assigned to Hanscom). Grew up hunting quail and shooting backyard clay pigeons as a teen in Indiana over the holidays. Shot some non-competitive .22 bullseye in a club in college with a S&W 41. Qualified on the M9 and M4 in the USAF. Looking to find a club for friendly trap/skeet, small bore rifle and maybe some 9mm pistol to keep current trigger time between quals. Found this site googling MA laws.

    Grant
     
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  7. minininjer

    minininjer NES Door Greeter NES Member

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    Hi Grant. Welcome! Lots of folks from the Metrowest area are on here. Good luck with your process and keep us posted. Look/search Gun Ranges & Clubs for a club in your area. Look forward to seeing you post more around the forum.

    Cheers,
    Cindy [mg]
     
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  8. BoilerGrant

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    Thanks, Cindy!

    Looks like I need to get two reference letters and a letter to the chief drafted in addition to getting a MA DL, utilities statement safety course and application completed before scheduling my interview.

    Woburn Sportsmen's and Mass Rifle look like they could be good fits for me.

    Grant
     
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  9. minininjer

    minininjer NES Door Greeter NES Member

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    I was a member of MRA when I lived in MA. Great club. Good luck with everything!

    -Cindy
     
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  10. enbloc

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    Welcome All to Northeastshooters !
    Have fun and shoooooot!

    ~Matt
     
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  11. bzied

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    New to the Forum. Discovered it on a web search and found it to be interesting, in that it appears to be well managed and informative and decided to register. Returned to CT after years away, for mostly good reasons, while still knowing that the climate here is not conducive to my long lived interest and hobby. Can't say that I am happy about it, but I am trying to remain hopeful that better days are coming our way. Lived in VT, WV and then FL for a few years and now in "Good Ole CT" My thanks to all of you who do the hard work.
     
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  12. minininjer

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    Hi there bzied, welcome! Yep, fight the good fight along with others here. Someone's gotta. Where in WV? I'm in VA now. I dabble over the state line to WV on occasion. Look forward to seeing your posts around the forum.

    -Cindy [mg]
     
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  13. kerryman71

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    Hello everyone,

    My name is John and I'm from Central MA. Just got my LTC after letting it expire several years ago. I originally got it for career purposes and bought a S&W 686, which I eventually sold. Never really fired it much, with the majority of my weapons training from the US Army. I've decided to get much more serious this time around. The several months wait for my license has allowed me to really research things a bit more so that I can pick the handgun that is right for me. I've taken some classes, with two more coming up through GOAL, one of them a "try before you buy" type class. Definitely want to purchase something that feels good in my hand and that I can handle well.

    Once I buy a handgun and get comfortable with it at the range as well as dry firing and holstering drills at home, I'd like to take some more advanced classes that I have seen out there. My eventual goal is EDC, but I definitely want to be as comfortable with everything as possible first.

    Thanks to all of you for the info you post.

    John
     
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  14. Fritz the Cat

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    If you are in the NW corner you should check out the club in Norfolk on Rte 44.
    Northwestern Connecticut Sportsmen's Association
    It's a great place to shoot and they have a variety of events open to the public.
    Hope to see you on the range!
    Fritz
     
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  15. minininjer

    minininjer NES Door Greeter NES Member

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    Hi John. Welcome to the NES! Thanks for the intro post. Sounds like you're prepared, have done some due diligence and will be a safe gun owner. Awesome! Oh man, several months to get your LTC? What town, if you don't mind sharing? There may be others in the same town wondering how long it'll take for their LTC. Consider becoming a green (paid) member of this community. You’ll have access to member only threads, giveaways (karma), meet ups, group buys and more importantly, you’ll be supporting a great forum that supports our 2A rights and provides a place for like minded individuals to gather and discuss freely (more or less ;))

    Stay safe,
    Cindy [mg]
     
  16. kerryman71

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    Thanks for the info. Got my LTC in Worcester. Turned the application in at the end of June, got the license a couple of weeks ago.

    John
     
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  17. bzied

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    Hi, Harpers Ferry is the town. Nice place to be.
     
  18. minininjer

    minininjer NES Door Greeter NES Member

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    Oh, cool! I was just there yesterday :D I love Harpers Ferry!

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    Hey everyone,

    My name is Stukas and I grew up in Mass. Was always interested in firearms growing up but never owned any until i joined the Army and got stationed in Fort Carson Colorado, only buying MA legal guns because I will be moving home soon
     
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    Welcome Stukas. Move to NH as family in MA will be close. Freedom is important. :)
     
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    Wish I could, but due to my fiancee's work we got to live close to the city, shoukd be moving to one of the green suburbs shortly after returning home
     
  22. minininjer

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    Welcome Stukas! Glad to have you on board the forum. Unfortunately many others here face a similar problem as you... work obligations, can't be too far from the city, etc. Oh well... so close, yet so far (to freedom).

    See ya 'round [mg]

    -Cindy
     
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  23. Celtics617

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    Hey everyone. South eastern mass here. Long time lurker. Just saying hello!
     
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  24. minininjer

    minininjer NES Door Greeter NES Member

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    Hi there, whereabouts? Lots of SE MA members here. Go C's!

    Cheers,
    Cindy [mg]
     
  25. archamond5

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    Good evening all, Oldish account, first time actually using it. I live in southern VT, been shooting regularly for about 6 years now, shotguns, handguns, rifles. Fairly well versed, built a few rifles, and handguns. I found here through a google search if memory serves.
     
  26. minininjer

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    Hi, archamond. Welcome to the NES community. Wow, since 2013?! Glad you decided to actually use it now. Maybe you’ll even start posting in other threads too ;)

    Glad to have you aboard.

    -Cindy
     
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    Hello all. My name's Jon. I've been hanging around gun-people and gun-owner sites on the Web for a while, but myself am a very new shooter. I took the SIG Academy's Handguns 101 course a couple of weeks back, and hope to get more serious about shooting soon.
     
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  28. minininjer

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    Hi Jon! Welcome. Cool, glad you were able to take the course. How did you like it? Plenty of noobs here as well. Feel free to post around in the forum.

    Cheers,
    Cindy [mg]
     
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    New guy here. Jay from ri
     
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    Hi my name is Steve and I just joined. Born and raised in Massachusetts (Fall River). Been shooting since I was 5 years old . NRA Life Member and GOAL . Im 56 years old and had my LTC since I was 17. I love Big Game Hunting and fishing . I been fighting for Gun Rights for years and have argued with the best of them. I believe every law abiding citizens should be able to own a firearm with no restrictions. It what are Forfathers wrote and died for there shouldn't be any bans on certain rifles. Everyone from all States should be able to own AR15 and all other semi automatics . Mental Illness is the problem not law abiding citizens. Im glad I joined this group thanks for welcoming in .
     

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