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Married a gun nut. I guess I'm becoming one. :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MrsThompson, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. MrsThompson

    MrsThompson Evergreen State Member

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    Hey all,

    My husband is JackThompson and like the subject says, he's a bit of a gun nut and it's rubbing off on me. (We've been together 18 years. It was bound to happen.) Just purchased my first gun today at the gun show; a Smith & Wesson .38 Special +P with a Crimson Trace Lasergrip. Will be getting my CCW started this week. Also attended a reloading class (JohnH's) with him today and watched him load some .38 Special ammo for me. :) It was a big day and I've got a lot to learn!

    Cheers,

    MrsThompson
     
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  2. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    Welcome!
     
  3. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on the new revolver :)
     
  4. lamrith

    lamrith tacoma Active Member

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    Welcome!!
     
  5. ShawnMC88

    ShawnMC88 Portland, OR New Member

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    Welcome! And congrats on the new gun :thumbup:
     
  6. JennyC

    JennyC Portland, Oregon Member

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    Welcome to the site and congrats on your first gun!! :D
     
  7. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Fantastic! Great to hear.
     
  8. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    More info on this class? Never reloaded and thinking I shouldn't be littering the ground with 5.7x28 shells forever.
     
  9. Lightborne

    Lightborne Tigard Member

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    It was nice meeting you folks at the class, and congrats on the new gun!

    For those wondering about the class, if you're thinking of getting into reloading, I'd definitely look into taking it. JohnH is a great guy with a lot of knowledge. He goes over all of the equipment and supplies you'll need in order to get started, and then you'll get to load yourself a box of ammo to take home. Hoping to take mine up to the range today to test em out ;)
     
  10. optiontrigger

    optiontrigger Snohomish County, WA Member

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    Welcome to this site with the rest of us misunderstood people. Before I married my wife she was pretty much on the "anti" side but once she realized that I was just another peaceful human (actually better), she now has a collection of her own.

    This forum is full of good people.
     
  11. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! And every decent man needs a wife like you...thankfully I have one :)
     
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  12. MrsThompson

    MrsThompson Evergreen State Member

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    It was a beginner's class that a forum member (JohnH) puts on from time to time. My husband will have more info or maybe you can contact JohnH directly?

    Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!
     
  13. westcoastal

    westcoastal north coast of oregon Active Member

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    congrats and condolences (it's a very powerful addition) and it's great to hear about woman enjoying themselves and sharing interests.
     
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  14. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    As a former medical professional I must informed you that you have 2 addictions (shooting & reloading) and there is no 12 step program. Then only treatment is- SHOOT, RELOAD, REPEAT....

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  15. MrsThompson

    MrsThompson Evergreen State Member

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    Thanks! I already have experienced this by proxy. And am afraid I'm infected now as well. :) Bought the gun in Oregon on Saturday, and waiting for the transfer to Washington is KILLING ME. :)

    ~MT
     
  16. MrsThompson

    MrsThompson Evergreen State Member

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    Oh HI! You were "the other guy" there, right? :) It was nice to meet you, too!
     
  17. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Been married to my wife for 33 years. Our first date was taking her to the quarry to go target shooting. I figured that I might as well find out right from the get go if it was going to work. After coming home from the date I asked her father, "Are you sure she's never shot a gun before?". She shot as well as I did and she'd never touched a gun in her life.

    As they said in one of the zombie movies I watched lately, "Get down with the sickness!".
     
  18. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    Mr. Thompson here :)

    I've met a good number of you just wheeling and dealing and learning in the few months since I joined, and it was the kindness and awesomeness of the people on this forum that prompted me to have Mrs. Thompson join up.

    Mrs. Thompson has been so very understanding of my need to make thing go bang and make things that make things go bang. Getting her on board actually serves two purposes.

    It keeps her safer when I'm not there, and infects her with my disease! :)

    @Lightborne,
    I hope I didn't talk too much for you to get a quality education! I came with a zillion questions!

    @Burt,
    JohnH's class is fantastic. BUT. I must warn you. You will nickle and dime yourself to the death of a thousand cuts when you start reloading brass. There are very few "Nice to haves" when it comes to Brass, and a lot of "Must haves".

    At this point I advise anybody interested to start by reloading shotgun first. It's dead simple. The parts are Press, Shells, Powder, Wads, Primer, Shot.

    As with any reloading however. Follow load data to the letter.

    Once you are ready to start brass reloading I would read up on it on the reloading chat here, and get into JohnH's class ASAP. He has enough equipment on hand that you can see first hand what the benefits of having the biggest fanciest setups are, and what the benefits of having the simple but effective setups are. JohnH has spent a ton of blood, sweat money and tears to be able to tell you hundreds of "...and for god's sake don't do it this way even if the book says you can!"
     
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  19. bennett91

    bennett91 salem Member

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    welcome to the site!