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Greetings from the 'Hood

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SmellsFishy, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. SmellsFishy

    SmellsFishy Hood River, OR Member

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    Hello from the Columbia Gorge. I'm a new Oregonian, transplant from SoCal, and loving life in the Hood (Hood River that is). Seems like I cant swing a stick without hitting a former Californian. Anyway, I'm "Retired" law enforcement (SWAT, firearms instructor, etc) airplane pilot, and fisherman. I miss gettin' tactical... need to shoot. Any IDPA-type ranges around here?

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  2. Dell_dude

    Dell_dude Vancouver, WA Member

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    I'll let someone from your neck of the woods chime in about ranges.

    Welcome to the PAC NW though.
     
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. Glad to hear you escaped the People's Republic of Kalifornia. I know it would be quite a trip for you, but Tri-County Gun Club in Sherwood, OR (Southern Portland Metro area) is a club you should check out if not to be a member, maybe to participate to some shoots that are open to the public. They are the largest club in Oregon to my knowlege and have shoots on a regular basis.
     
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    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Welcome to NWFA and Oregon!
     
  5. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    novamind Hillsboro Active Member

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    Welcome to NWFA, Hoodriver is a nice place, great tree produce, and lots of wind too! I also recommend Tri-county gun club, although it is an hour and fourty five min. each way, but people drive much further for events there.
     
  7. SmellsFishy

    SmellsFishy Hood River, OR Member

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    Thanks for the info everyone. I'll look at the range at The Dalles.
     
  8. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Welcome.
     
  9. TANSTAAFL

    TANSTAAFL Downtown Seattle Member

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    Welcome to the PacNW. If you can get through the SAD, you'll be here for life!
     
  10. SmellsFishy

    SmellsFishy Hood River, OR Member

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    The SAD?....
     
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    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  12. SmellsFishy

    SmellsFishy Hood River, OR Member

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    Ah, i see. Yeah, everyone keeps asking "have ya been thru a winter yet?". Lol... Im told it stays dryer on this side of the range. I forsee trips back to SoCal and Hawaii. Hmmm maybe get diagnosed with SAD and write-off travel expenses as medically necessary. Heh!
     
  13. TANSTAAFL

    TANSTAAFL Downtown Seattle Member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but winter in that "desert" area of Oregon is mostly cold, not snow right? On really windy days you can go watch daring numb nuts wind surf and polish the river with their face.
     
  14. teresap989

    teresap989 USA New Member

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    Hi !
    I've just visited this forum. Happy to get acquainted with you. Thanks.




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  15. olyshoots

    olyshoots Vancouver USA Member

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    Welcome and work to lose that "California" term as fast as you can.:)
     
  16. DootyBeet

    DootyBeet Salem Member

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    Something smells fishy here about your background. Ditto on my transplant from SoCal. Welcome.