Hey guys..just wanted to share my joy!

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by Stonebridge, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Stonebridge

    Stonebridge New Member

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    1st of all, I'd like to say i really enjoy this forum! My mom and Dad recently passed away and I've been having a hard time, so a couple of good friends got me shooting again..taking dads guns out and enjoying the day outside of the house. Well, I've since been studying, researching and buying guns. My 1st purchase after receiving my FOID I bought a Walther P22, then a Henry GoldenBoy H004 (beautiful) my dad would love this rifle, then I bought a Taurus model 72/.22 mag off a friend for $150 & i love it (my pump), then a week ago I purchased a Glock 22 Gen4 and instantly fell in love. I honestly thought I was done buying for awhile..until :) I started looking at semi-auto .22s and yesterday I went into one of my local gun stores (mom & pop style) and bought a Marlin 60 and put a Simmons 8 point scope on her. I'm very excited right now because I can go get it TODAY AND GO SHOOTIN' TOMORROW!!! good times! anyways..I just wanted to thank you guys for having such an informative forum and helping me realize what being free is all about. carry on
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    Welcome to the forum!
    This is the best one on the net hands down!
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    Stonebridge New Member

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    hey H-D thank you and I agree...love this place!
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    Welcome to TFF Stonebridge! You'll find that TFF is full of honest to goodness great folks. Glad to have you aboard. My condolensces in regards to your parents. Keep staying active and you're off to a great gun collection.

    Semper Fi,

    Woolley
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    woolleyworm - thank you very much, truly appreciate it
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    Welcome Stonebridge. Now that you are here, I can promise you will be sticking around.

    I lost my dad very suddenly in April so I can sympathize with your loss. And although my dad was not a gun person, my friends have used shooting to get me out and socializing during those times I have really just wanted to curl up on the couch and hide from the world. Sounds like you have just as good friends.

    Keep your chin up, be safe, and enjoy those new guns!

    Oh, and in case you haven't figured it out yet, you are not allowed to talk about new guns without showing them off in a few pics!
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    Welcome, sorry about your folks, keep their memory close.:)
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    wow..thank you both for the kind words and warm welcoming! "pics or it didn't happen" lol..gotcha! going shooting tomorrow so i can get a group shot then and i will try to get a pic of the new Marlin w/ scope up later today
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    Welcome to TFF Stonebridge, you will find a world of information here. If you have a question about just about anything, someone will have an answer.

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your parents.
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    ...nothing like the invigourating aroma of gunsmoke when I'm feeling down..
    Welcome to the forum !
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    thanks moody! bbq-haha..aint that the truth!! thanks man
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  12. jim brady

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    Welcome to the forum, Stonebridge! Sorry about your losses. I have several pistols I got back from my Mom's estate after she passed away (she was a farm girl and loved shooting even into her 80s). In my youth I'd always drag home one gun or another. If Mom took a shine to any of them I'd make her a present of it. I take them out every now and then to the range. Helps me re-connect to the great memories of her teaching me how to shoot in the backyard.
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    Jim- thats awesome man, it really is. thank you for sharing that..sure sounds like your mom lives on through your firearms..much like my dad. very cool
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    well guys i got back from my local gun shop and boy am i happy with my new purchase! the scope is perfect for this gun and they bore sighted it in so it should be good to go. i took a few pics to share with the forum..included the glock and walther because they were close by..hope you enjoy! oh yeah the scope is a simmons 3-9 x 40 8point

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    Nice arsenal!
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    ah, it appears we have another member that is quite handy with those picture takin thingamabobs !

    Great pics and have fun at the range ! :thumbsup:
  17. Stonebridge

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    gun runner - thank you..its steadily growing! woolleyworm - i have to be honest here, i was surprised to see how well the pics turned out..lol..must've been the lighting
  18. cpttango30

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    You look to have a good start other than that GLOCK....

    Your not done yet I can tell you that.

    He who dies with the most gun stuff wins. So get to work.

    Sorry to hear about your parents.
  19. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Stonebridge, we all prepare for the eventual loss of our parents -
    But we are never REALLY prepared. My condolences to your family.

    And - we do expect a range report from todays activities there - - -

    Oh, also -

    WELCOME to TFF!!
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    cpttango - thank you, but man i love my glock!
    ampaterry - so very true..thank you for that. we're getting ready to head out in about an hour so i'll report back and maybe add a few more pics of what we are broke out for today. have a great day everyone
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