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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shoggoth80, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. shoggoth80

    shoggoth80 Greater Seattle Area Member

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    Hey all,
    I *just* found this website. Seems like a good place to me, so I figured I would sign up.

    Naturally, I have an interest in firearms, otherwise there would be no point to joining a forum dedicated to boom sticks. I have owned guns for several years, and have been shooting for many years, though way more frequently in the past three.

    I have a bias towards military surplus (I like old bolt guns), or military like firearms. C&R license is an under-promoted thing it seems. I used to have many more firearms, but a recent burglary forced me to sell off some to replace a defensive pistol that walked away on me. We have since moved to a safer neighborhood, and have taken greater security measures with all things valuable though. Lesson learned. Honestly the place we (girlfriend and I) were living in took a major nosedive over the past 9 months or so; it wasn't all that bad when I first moved in with her there. In short, like many enthusiasts... I am always trying to grow the collection. Current pride pieces are a RIA 1911 tactical, a dual date MO marked Mosin Nagant M91/30 (1934/51), and a 1948 Swiss K31 (Scmidt-Rubin). Though I am happy with all my firearms, I just don't feel the need to list them all on an online forum.

    I am also into reloading, though this is a new aspect for me. I have only made about 700 rounds total, and I am still fine tuning the technique if bullet seating depth and COAL. Recently started loading cast bullets, and am a little surprised at how much smoke the bullet lube creates. Otherwise it's a lot of fun, though using a small single stage press it does take some time. Would one day want to upgrade to a progressive/turret... but need room for that first.

    I have other hobbies as well of course, some less expensive than others, but all of them "money sinks." I collect older video games, though I play everything. Big Atari fan, as well as NES fan. I do have a high regard for the PSX/PS2. Not that I am not a fan of newer stuff, just I have a strong attachment to stuff I grew up playing. Playstation hit around the age of 18 or so (didn't get one until they dropped down to $99, my money, not my parents'), and that helped cement that hobby! Ha ha ha! Hopefully I am not the only one like this. :p

    To make a long story short, I was just popping into say "Hi" to the members here. I like to think of myself as relatively social by nature.
     
  2. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    welcome aboard, just actually plugged in my old NES and played some super mario world for the first time in a while.
     
  3. shoggoth80

    shoggoth80 Greater Seattle Area Member

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    That would be either SNES, or you have a Famicom and running a 8-bit pirate version of Super Mario World :p If the latter is the case, then I am a jealous man, as the SMW pirate carts are surprisingly sought after in some collector circles.
     
  4. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    my mistake, meant SNES. never did figure out what happened to my NES. I miss duck hunt :(
     
  5. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    Welcome here GREAT NORTHWEST guy. :)
     
  6. Bello425

    Bello425 Vancouver Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Welcome.
     
  7. sigman

    sigman Olympia, Wa Member

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    Welcome from Oly.
     
  8. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome from Okieland .....
     
  9. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the froum Shoggoth80.






    Will
     
  10. tecate321

    tecate321 Olympia,WA Member

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    hola~
     
  11. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!
     
  12. chiefchip

    chiefchip Rainier, Oregon Member

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    welcome to NWFA