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Just registered; submitting my MANDITORY introduction post.

So um....

resident of Tooele county
Possessed a permit for about 5 years now.
avid shooter (single action revolvers, lever action rifles, falling blocks, you know cowboy guns! I have a bit of everything thought)
My favorites are Colt SAA, Colt 1911, Marlin rifles, 1851, 1860 revolvers.
The rest of my shooting kit is fairly standard fare:
a few AR15s, AR10, a couple Remington 700 (308, 30x338), A couple shotguns, SIACHI, Browning, other things that go bang.

Thats it......
 

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Welcome.

How is it to live out in the toolies. :wink:

Tell us a little about yourself and what you like and don't like etc.

Its goot to have you here.

Tarzan
 

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Nice to hear from another lever guy. My favorite hunting rifle is a Marlin 1895 chambered for 45-70. I reload and generally use a 300 grain Nosler Partition on top of about 55 grains of H4198.

Welcome to the group!
 
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Strategic Tactical said:
Welcome to the group. What do you "usually" carry and what type of holster?
I don't carry very often; when I do it is usually a 1911 and I carry it in a no frills hip holster with an under the hammer retainer with thumb flap so I can carry cocked.
 
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Tarzan1888 said:
Welcome.

How is it to live out in the toolies. :wink:

Tell us a little about yourself and what you like and don't like etc.

Its goot to have you here.

Tarzan
I am an engineer by trade. My life goal is to save enough to return to the bucolic lifestyle in which I was raised. I grew up on a farm not far from Alpine (before it was a suburb of SLC) and it is to that life I wish to return.

Likes... thats a hard one... Shooting, hunting, riding, farming, etc.

Dislikes.... well about everything I don't like, yeah I am a bit polar when it comes right down to it.

Politically I have one agenda: civil liberties, that includes my right to spend my time and therefore my money as I see fit.

I can't imagine anyone cares to know more than that about me!
 

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Eukatae said:
Strategic Tactical said:
Welcome to the group. What do you "usually" carry and what type of holster?
I don't carry very often; when I do it is usually a 1911 and I carry it in a no frills hip holster with an under the hammer retainer with thumb flap so I can carry cocked.
Functionality is the most important consideration in any tool. I have several holsters that arn't much to look at.

And lucky you. I carried a .22 for years because I could not afford a 1911.

One other thing, you might as well learn the terminology. That "thumb flap" as you call it is a "Thumb Break" that allows you to carry your 1911, "cocked and locked" as the good Lord and John Moses designed it to be carried.

Tarzan
 
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tapehoser said:
Nice to hear from another lever guy. My favorite hunting rifle is a Marlin 1895 chambered for 45-70. I reload and generally use a 300 grain Nosler Partition on top of about 55 grains of H4198.

Welcome to the group!
I sometimes carry an 1895GS (yea stainless because I am lazy). I usually carry my light Remington 700 in 308 hunting.

I don't load for 45-70 I am swimming in calibers as it is. I stick to 45 colt, 45 acp, 44 Russian, 44-40, 308, 30x338, and just started loading 223 (it used to be so cheap and plentiful loading it seemed like a waste of time, I only use it in fairly inaccurate guns as short ranges anyway: that is regrettably no longer the case).

Perhaps we could arrange an ammo trade; I would love to have some of your 300 gr partitions.
 
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Tarzan1888 said:
Eukatae said:
Strategic Tactical said:
Welcome to the group. What do you "usually" carry and what type of holster?
I don't carry very often; when I do it is usually a 1911 and I carry it in a no frills hip holster with an under the hammer retainer with thumb flap so I can carry cocked.
functionality is the most important consideration in any tool. I have several holsters that arn't much to look at.

And lucky you. I carried a .22 for years because I could not afford a 1911.

One other thing, you might as well learn the terminology. That "thumb flap" as you call it is a "Thumb Break" that allows you to carry your 1911, "cocked and locked" as the good Lord and John Moses designed it to be carried.

Tarzan
Thanks for the Info; now I can sound a little less foolish when discussing carrying issues.
 

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a "Thumb Break" that allows you to carry your 1911, "cocked and locked" as the good Lord and John Moses designed it to be carried.
it is usually a 1911 and I carry it in a no frills hip holster with an under the hammer retainer with thumb flap so I can carry cocked.
A retention strap isn't necessary to safely carry a 1911 "cocked and locked" in a properly designed holster; it may be one's personal preference but it is not a requirement.
 

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Eukatae said:
Tarzan1888 said:
Eukatae said:
Strategic Tactical said:
Welcome to the group. What do you "usually" carry and what type of holster?
I don't carry very often; when I do it is usually a 1911 and I carry it in a no frills hip holster with an under the hammer retainer with thumb flap so I can carry cocked.
functionality is the most important consideration in any tool. I have several holsters that arn't much to look at.

And lucky you. I carried a .22 for years because I could not afford a 1911.

One other thing, you might as well learn the terminology. That "thumb flap" as you call it is a "Thumb Break" that allows you to carry your 1911, "cocked and locked" as the good Lord and John Moses designed it to be carried.

Tarzan
Thanks for the Info; now I can sound a little less foolish when discussing carrying issues.
Don't worry about "sounding foolish"

I grew up calling magazines clips and knew little or nothing about handguns at all. I had no idea what a thumb break even was.

I have learned a lot and I am sharing a little. I had no intent to do anything but help, believe me I sure don't know it all.

Tarzan
 

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Welcome to our forum! Thanks for introducing yourself.

Yeah, the introductory post is mandatory. The forum's history includes a painful time during which spambots flooded us with registrations after which they would often post porn and drug spam. It came close to destroying the forum.

One of the measures to combat that scourge was to establish a rule that all new members must do an introductory post to help the Posse differentiate between legitimate users and spammers.

The measures that have been taken have made a huge difference. It's like night and day. The forum has now recovered and is growing very nicely.

Stick around and participate. There are lots of knowledgeable people here.
 

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Welcome, gotta love the cowboy classics
 
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