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  1. Soren

    Question  Gun Club Forum Suggestion

    Not sure where else to post this. I have a suggestion. Along with the Outdoor Shooting Areas and Business Discussion & Reviews forum categories that are then divided by state, can we add a Gun Club forum category? Then have it divided into state subcategories and then have threads for the...
  2. Procyon

    Brownells bought a major firearm discussion forum

    Apparently Brownells bought ar15.com/ak47.net I don't want to link directly to the discussion thread on it, but if you generally discuss things there, you may find it.
  3. Joe Link

    Oregon  Firearms violence forum focuses on safety, suicide prevention

    Firearms violence forum focuses on safety, suicide prevention
  4. P

    Thanks for a great forum to explore the often confusing firearms community.

    The folks on this board seem to be closely knit, which seems to up the ante as far as accuracy and accountability are concerned. I don't mind the outliers as often I'm one of them, I really like Sccy for example, (sorry John, Bill, Horace, Dan, Samuel, and many others. I know I'll prolly roast...
  5. trikerdon

    Answered  Logging into the forum

    Since I seem to be the only one who can't log into the forum without having to go to the trouble of re-setting my password each time I want to log in (and yes, I have set my browser for it) I am wondering is there a way to quit the forum and not log out? I have looked for this but can't find...
  6. Gatest

    New forum member

    Hi all, new to the forums. Just recently stumbled onto this while looking at classifieds. 30 something year old department of corrections employee who enjoys the outdoors and shooting sports.
  7. H

    Hello new to OR and the forum

    Bay Area transplant now living in GP, but my family has been here since 94. collector of automatic knives and looking forward to growing my firearm collection
  8. K

    Fixed  Searching the Forum

    I'm wondering if there just might be a "Show Me How to do a Forum Search"? Thanks in Advance, KKG:):):)
  9. dcopeland108

    New to the forum

    Hello fellow shooting enthusiasts. I grew up watching my dad shoot Monday night bullseye matches and listening to my grandpa tell the same hunting and shooting stories over and over again. Thank God they are emblazoned in my memory now. I recently outright deactivated my social media accounts...
  10. O

    Women's forum missing.

    I suggested new member Sisu use the women's forum section to find possible women shooting buddies, only to have her point out that there isn't one. And she's right. There isn't. Is that an accident, or was the general section on women shooters dropped? I think it wasn't much used because most...
  11. techiej

    handloads.com down?

    Has anyone been able to get to this site recently?
  12. D

    I know there is a knife forum, but

    since very few use or post in it (I did post there too).. I would like any one's opinion of the CS smatchete, a light-weight version of the old Welsh smatchette. Thanks Dun
  13. Northwest Firearms

    Oregon Arms & Ammunition

    This thread is for the general discussion of the gun shop Oregon Arms & Ammunition. Please add to the discussion here.
  14. etrain16

    Looking for Suggestions for a Free or Low Cost Collaboration Software/Site

    As I've noted before, my daughter is home-schooled. But we are part of 2 school communities that help fill in the gap for instruction and social interaction. One of those schools has asked if anyone could help identify a site/software that would allow for online collaboration/coordination of...
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