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The points of the compass are an evenly spaced set of horizontal directions (or azimuths) used in navigation and geography. A compass rose is primarily composed of four cardinal directions—north, east, south, and west—each separated by 90 degrees, and secondarily divided by four ordinal (intercardinal) directions—northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest—each located halfway between two cardinal directions. Some disciplines such as meteorology and navigation further divide the compass with additional azimuths. Within European tradition, a fully defined compass has 32 'points' (and any finer subdivisions are described in fractions of points).Compass points are valuable in that they allow a user to refer to a specific azimuth in a colloquial fashion, without having to compute or remember degrees.

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  1. OkieNW

    From the Heartland to the Pacific Northwest

    Hello Northwest Firearms community! I'm excited to join this forum and introduce myself. I go by the username OkieNW, and I've been passionate about firearms for over 35 years. I've always had a fascination with shooting sports dating back to my childhood, and it's a hobby that's stuck with me...
  2. Kenbobsgunshow

    Pistol League Nights Coming to NorthWest Arsenal!

    Bullseye Pistol league coming to NorthWest Arsenal in October. Tuesday nights at 5:30pm sign up sheets are available now in store and I for one cannot wait!
  3. N

    Hello from NorthWest

    New member here and saying hello to all from OR :) Firearm enthusiast here! Also where in forum as in what segement can I start a new thread about a particular firearm. I will appreciate you guys showing the ropes. Thanks.
  4. McCluskey Arms

    New to Northwest Firearms.

    Hi I'm Erik McCluskey. I am the proud proprietor of McCluskey Arms Company in Eugene, OR. I have heard so many great things of Northwest Firearms that I just had to sign up. I look forward to adding to the community. Erik McCluskey McCluskey Arms Company Gunsmithing, Repair, Badassery
  5. tow2171

    New to Northwest Firearms

    I’ve been in the Portland-Vancouver area for about 12 years and an avid firearms enthusiast but am new to this site. I look forward to using it.
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  7. Nirajorel

    New Northwest Firearms Member

    Hi there, Been snooping around here for a little bit but still a new NWF member. However, not new to the NW life. I’ve been in the NW for the last 21 years, I love it here despite all the changes, and I’m here to stay! Thank you, Nira
  8. B

    New member to these forums !! Not located in the northwest area but have spent some time out there.

    Hi everyone as the title says I'm new here and I live in Indiana. That being said I've spent some time in the northwest. Some friends and a couple family members moved to the northwest. So naturally I had to check it out for myself lol. I must say that some of the best gun shows I've attended...
  9. CakeTheBandit

    southeast gun owner now in the northwest

    Moved here a bit ago, and with the rush of moving and job hoping. I've come to realize I haven't shot a single round of ammunition in 3 years. If someone has some good outdoor places to shoot in Eugene that would be much appreciated.
  10. masamune17

    Hello Northwest Firearms!

    What's up folks! Just here to say hello and introduce myself, and make sure that everyone is aware that 1cm is the best MM.
  11. Jeradk43

    New to the northwest firearms website

    Hey everyone, Im fairly new to this website, and also fairly new to being a gun owner. I bought a decent edc hand gun, and then I bought a middle tier AR, and although the AR is fun to shoot and easy to shoot as well, it was for the most part impractical(for me). So now I'm trying to figure out...
  12. corsar66

    Great resource in the Pacific Northwest

    Been in the neighborhood for at least 10 years but just saying hi now
  13. J

    Hello from Northwest Washington

    Hi everyone, I’m living up in Oak Harbor and excited to find a forum with some likeminded people. Into shooting, of course, and fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, 4x4s, etc. Well, bye for now. ~John
  14. saridnour

    Northwest native, getting back into guns before laws change.

    Northwest native, getting back into guns before laws change. Found site to be very useful getting up to speed on laws, practices and of course gun info! Classifieds have been wonderful also. Now getting the new member check mark off my to do's on here :) Thanks everyone! Andy
  15. chadrackbro

    New to the Pacific Northwest

    Hello everyone, I’m new to Kitsap County Washington and the PNW. I like to shoot all types of weapons, the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Thank you for bringing like minds together! Have a great day! Semper Fi, Chad
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