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Newbie in the Tacoma WA area

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ichichibans13, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. ichichibans13

    ichichibans13 Tacoma, WA New Member

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    Hey guys! I'm new to both the state and the site.

    I just got out of the Air Force last month, and moved here to be with my wife (who is also in the AF). I spent the last 4 years in TX, and while there I got into handguns and rifles a bit. I only own 2 firearms now, a Taurus 24/7 45ACP (first firearm I bought, probably would have gone a different route knowing what I know now); and when the AR15 craze was peaking, I snagged one at a heck of a price at the time (fearing they'd get banned).

    Not really sure what all I should say. I like cars, guns and beer. 'MERICA! :gun21::tank::flag: lol

    Right now I'm in the market to buy a good concealed carry handgun, leaning towards a S&W M&P 40. Just applied last week for my concealed carry license.

    If there's anything you guys wanna know, just ask! :thumbup:
     
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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your service to our country and Welcome to NWF!
     
  3. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard:thumbup:
     
  4. ichichibans13

    ichichibans13 Tacoma, WA New Member

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    Ugh, I see that I apparently misspelled my username when I signed up for the site lol it was supposed to be ichibans13. Oh well. Thanks for the welcome! :thumbup:
     
  5. Raiga90

    Raiga90 Western WA, US Member

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    Won't rag on you too bad for being Chair Force. What ranges have you been to and how often do you shoot?
     
  6. ichichibans13

    ichichibans13 Tacoma, WA New Member

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    Well I haven't been to any around here, yet. I think the place is called bullseye that is like to go to. Any recommendations? And thanks for taking it easy on me LOL
     
  7. Raiga90

    Raiga90 Western WA, US Member

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    Most indoor ranges require membership at a certain level to shoot rifles. I used to go to the Federal Way Discount GUns and Indoor Range until I got my AR. They want me to get a $400/yr membership to shoot it. So I did a little google research and found the Tacoma Sportsmans Club.I think nonmember rate just went up to $15/person for firearm ranges, but that covers all day use of both pistol and rifle ranges, no restrictions, if it's legal, you can shoot it. It's also bigger, targets from 25yd out to 200, and they have a steel plate at about 180yd thats fun to shoot. Membership for them is $125 initial, then $100/yr after, but after that first year you can reduce dues by volunteering at the range. They also have an archery range and a couple hunter courses you can walk, and a shotgun skeet range. Staff there is very friendly and helpful too. Hope this helps :)
     
  8. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    When I was shooting there I recall they had a 600 yard rifle range but in the last decade LOTS of housing developments have sprung up. I enjoyed the year I was in the area and didn't shoot as much as I'd have liked to but back then my dues were 100 and 80 as I recall. Good folks and good range.

    Brutus Out
     
  9. ichichibans13

    ichichibans13 Tacoma, WA New Member

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    Wow! That sounds like a better deal! Thanks for the tip, it was helpful! My wife wants a shotgun and I'd like to expand my collection eventually. It's definitely a bit more expensive here than Texas. I think my membership for the shooting range I went to was $20 a year LOL
     
  10. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I was wondering WTF ichichibans was, were? Sounds like something you'd want Gold Bond for. Hee hee Ichibans13 makes much more sense.

    Brutus out
     
  11. ichichibans13

    ichichibans13 Tacoma, WA New Member

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    LOL yeah. Well I came up with it when I was stationed in Japan. Ichiban means "number one" in Japanese and S13 is a reference to the Nissan Silvia (240sx here in the states).