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Hi, been on USA Carry.com for a while and thought I'd join in here also. Have a little firearms business and am mom to my 3 kids. Have had my CFP for 2 years tomorrow (happy anniversary :) ) Hope to learn lots here and contribute when I can.
 

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Hi, Mom! Welcome to the forum. What sort of firearms business do you have? I've noticed that we're getting more women joining UCC than some of the largest national forums have in their membership.
 

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I have an FFL and sell guns and related outdoor stuff--mostly order in what my customers want. I don't have a "store" but do some selling on gunbroker, etc under username bighorntraders. Thanks for the welcome.
 

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Welcome, glad to have you here. What do you carry? There is alot of great info at this place, sit and have a great time, lol
 

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Glad you made it over. This forum is very active and a little more specific to Utah, which is nice. Stick around and post often!

:welcome:
 

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I carry a Colt Mustang .380 I got about 8 years ago. Nice little gun. Wouldn't mind finding a .40 that fits my grip just to get up a notch in stop power, but love my colt. Various holsters--depends on what I'm wearing and where I'm going :)
 

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Welcome to the forum! I live in Carbon County, but I spend all my recreation time in Emery County. You live in a great place!
 

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Welcome to our forum, mom! We're very happy that you could join us. We're particularly happy to have another woman here. It helps give us another perspective on things, plus women tend to civilize us menfolk... :lol:

Thanks for introducing yourself. BTW, what is that in your avatar?
 

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Does it work? Can you show me where to get one/how to make one? :drool:
Yeah, it works. Shoots candy a good 30 yards, great for birthday parties, church functions, visiting family, etc. This picture has it loaded with rolos (my sister was in town, so we upgraded the ammo from the usual salt water taffys). My husband built it from some plans I aquired on ebay before they started banning that kind of stuff, but we've since found other designs we like better if we were to do it again.

Ours is made from a 12" piece of 6" schedule 40 pipe with 1/4" plate welded to the back end and a little hole drilled in the back right at the bottom for the fuse. Steel pegs welded to the side to sit it on the frame and a tab welded on the back to adjust the angle of the shot. The frame is also steel with arms on both sides to hold the pipe. Another piece comes up in back, kind of curved with holes at various angles to bolt the tab on the barrel to set the shot angle. The problem with this one is it is REALLY heavy and overbuilt--we were just following the plan specs on materials, so didn't realize how heavy is was until it was finished. (the plans even had it with an 18" barrel which we changed, otherwise I'm not sure I could lift the thing!) Have a friend who built his by cutting an old oxygen bottle and using about 18" of the top of that for his barrel, welded pegs to the sides and built a wood base for it with a dowel through holes in the base to adjust angle. Works pretty good, and is a little easier to haul around as it doesn't weigh nearly as much as ours, plus can hold more candy.

Takes about 3 capfuls of 2F or coarser black powder (depending on the candy load and how far you want it to go), the wad we are still trying to perfect--currently using a foam circle covered with duct tape and in the past used the bottom of a 6" vinegar bottle. Also need cannon fuse (available at cabela's and I think sportsmans) and 1-3 lbs of candy. Anyway, if you want more info, pm me with an email address or maybe your home address and I'll try to get some more pics of it and/or can send you a copy of the plans and you can do what you want with them.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Looks like you will have some great information to share. Do not hesitate to jump in when you want.
 
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