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I sell truck parts for a GM dealership & have a small reptile collection.
I also enjoy reading sci-fi novels &,occasionaly,wrenching on the cars.
I have made my own plans(calling them blueprints would be doing a dis-service to the real thing:))for both a personal submarine & a light aircraft.Money,as always,is the hold-up.:)They WILL be built however.
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I'm a self employed custom programmer and systems design consultant (read small potatos in a big pot). Hunting, fishing, cars, dogs, knives and military relics. Collect books and read a lot.

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living?

i have a class 'A'CDL with haz-mat endorsments,but am still 'off'work from day job, pending dr. release.

but yesterday ,i installed a 'levfor'? security/storm door,a$300 kit, not fun ,but interesting, on a mobile home 40 miles east of me! to day it was a 12' by 20' wood awning, on a condo, in town, but luckaly,the permit/plans clashed with what customer wanted /bought, so i 'didn't drive a nail' till plans/kit are squared away! [whew! a brief respite]

my side work pays more,but it is a lot bigger headache! and i'm not22 anymore!

my girlfriend hustles/volunteers me out on a to regular of basis, ha!

my advise, is to learn all you can,while people are willing to teach you! it comes in handy.

rant OFF! :sidestep:

my hobbies include horses, as my best friend breeds them, and buys/runs them on the track, then tries to get me to turn the losers into saddle horses.
it's kinda funny, as those horses have never been riden like that, and don't know how to turn to the right! ha! heap big fun , let me tell you! i have had good luck luck on some, and others so inbred, they would rear up 180 degrees to try and crush me, and get me off there back,[theres no shame in kickin' out when you've reached the point of no return!]


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I am a mechanic by training and trade. Served 6yrs USN, 4yrs USA, 5.5yrs USAR, and currently a E-6 in the USAFR. Hunt some,(Bow, Muzzle loader), Fish on ocassion, Ride Mnt. Bike when I have the time. I have 4 Children and don'y get the free time I used to when single. I read a lot, and don't watch as much TV as my contemporaries.
 

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I used to do "this" for a living; now I do "that".

For fun I do other stuff.

Almost forgot; I sometimes collect things and do other crap.


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I'm a systems Architect for a large company. I also volunteer with the fire dept.

Hunting - bow, rifle, pistol
camping
Photography
reloading

probably left out a few things...

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I'm an Explosive/Chemical Technician for a Research facility, retired military after 28 years. 7 years as an infanteer then remainder as an Ammunition Technician with specialites in EOD & Chemical munitions. Hobbies; 3 gun matches, Action Pistol, Cowboy Action Shooting, Whitewater rafting, reloading, would love more time to camp. I have been known to go to BBQ's and indulge in more than 1 or 2 wobbly pops! So guess which is me in the picture below!
 

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I do horseback riding (English, not that western BS), fencing (as in: sword fighting), and cars, or specifically, my Corvette.
 

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run out of gun-info ALREADY? Hell, you aint posted even ONE percent as much gun info as I have. and you CLAIM to know something about guns? :)
 

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Nope,DH,I just wondered a bit about some of the people who were posting here.It seems like alot of you have history together.I was just curious.

BTW Andy,I understand that you are a sanitation engineer.There's no shame in that.Someone has to be the pissboy. :poke:
 

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I used to be a computer programmer/tech since about 1978. Back about two or so years ago, I decided to throw that all away and breed snakes for a living. Some days I think that is the dumbest thing I have ever done. Other days I just think I am insane.

The wife and I live on 49 acres in North Florida where I have the luxury of being able to shoot whenever I want to. Time permitting, which is darned scarce lately. So I 'want to' a LOT, but 'get to' rather seldom.

Been collecting guns since around 1982 or so. Mostly was into the modern military style "assault" weapons until they got too expensive to buy any longer. But luckily I got many of them while they were still relatively cheap. But I can still kick myself for passing up on the first Steyr AUG I saw because I thought it was too much money for a plastic gun. Price tag was $795. And I passed on an H&K Model 94 because I thought it was too big for a 9mm shooting gun. Price tag on that one was $595. But I did get one of the H&K 91s with the octagon barrel, and bought a Galil .308 with a certificate as being one of the first 100 imported into the USA.

Most recent fetish has been Colt Pythons. Still a few I don't have, but they are getting harder to find, and I don't look as hard as I used to. But I make a point look hard at every one of them at any gun show I go to.

Used to reload extensively, but had to give it up when my workroom became so filled with junk that I can't even SEE my reloading area any longer.

I decided to start up this message board system simply because I just really like to read and talk about guns, and I figured if I had my own site, maybe I would spend more time doing it. My first taste of something like this was on the old NRA dial up BBS back in the early 90s. Never forgot the fun I had there, and hope someday to be able to recapture that camaradie (sp?) that existed among all us "CyberEagles" back in those days. Used to be a regular on the rec.guns newsgroup, but got real tired of my postings just never making the light of day because of some quirky decision of the moderator there. I haven't been back there in years now.

So, I guess that's it in a nutshell.

If you guys would like, I could set up a separate forum similar to what I have on my FaunaClassifieds.com site called The Rogues Gallery. I will do my best to make this a site you all will enjoy coming to and making a home away from home. So don't be shy if you want to see something here that is lacking.

Thanks for being here.
 

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Rich, I wondered what you did for a living. Breeding snakes sounds like fun. Must be a lot of money in it to be able to buy the 50's. As far as the forum, I like the freedom and lack of heavy-handedness. Some mighty nice people here too. That means a lot.

Thank you.

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andy said:
run out of gun-info ALREADY? Hell, you aint posted even ONE percent as much gun info as I have. and you CLAIM to know something about guns? :)
Translation:

Look at me!

Look at me!

Hey everybody, look at me!

Ok GK, we've all looked at the drama queen.

Not every thread is about you, no matter how bad you want to make it so.

Why not post what you do? That IS what this thread is about. (I realize you feel that you don't have to even make an effort to follow the topics, but it would be civil if you would do so once in a while...)

Sorry Rich, but the Gun Kid drama queen routine is getting a little old and is not doing anything positive for this site...

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I currently work as a Tool & Die maker for a small company that makes custom switches for the railroads, airlines, etc. Have a degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

Hobbies include shooting, reloading, camping, fishing, hiking, reading, off-roading, general tinkering, etc.
 

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Attn. Rich Z.

i think your the coolest 'mo'fo' packin'



[this is the only thing i've cybered?]




thanks.



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Self-employed bum. We raise, grow, shoot or catch everything we eat except coffee, salt, sugar and pepper. For cash money, I free-range geese, turkeys, chickens and guineas. It's amazing what people will pay for something with the "free-ranged" tag. Enough so I sent two kids through college. Have degrees in EE and ME, but couldn't stand any more rat race and just dropped out. Hobbies outside of shooting are rebuilding engines and watching the world go by.

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Recently switched vocations. Was offered a "job" (hate that word) as a project engineer with a communications company in Little Rock; same field and work I used to do years ago.

Am also still on the books with the sheriff dept as a "part time" deputy, but don't get to do that near as much as I'd like anymore. (Old story: love it, but it never paid very well; and I've got kids.)

Am starting also to dabble in real estate; am currently fixing up our first rental property. Have to see how that goes.
 

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Not much driving the backroads,shooting critters out of the window of patrol car,eh? Does that mean you have to give up the can on the CAR?
 

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Andy, you are a total moron. Tell us about your gofer delivery boy job. A few months ago you were an executive sales executive but I guess the wife fired you from that one. You are simply a loser.

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andy said:
Not much driving the backroads,shooting critters out of the window of patrol car,eh?
Don't believe I've ever done (or claimed I've done) that. Sounds like a "dig" for whatever reason, but really no skin off my nose, I guess.

Might be difficult to explain the brass all over the front seat & floorboard. I know one guy with a several full-auto suppressed 10-22's who took his car in to get the defroster checked, when it quit working. Turns out, the dashboard vents were full of .22LR cases. Oops... ;)


Mostly we just get the typical stupid people. Got a call from a truck stop last Sunday afternoon from the clerk about 'suspected drug activity'. Get there, turns out to be two guys & two girls, all in their 20's, drunk, still drinking, and driving in & out of the parking lot onto hwy 89. (You've seen the picture before on "COPS"; they open the door & beer cans fall out. I kid you not.)

Of course, two of the four have warrants on them; just usually seems to go that way with these idiots. One of the two (female, for check fraud) is wanted in a neighboring county, who wouldn't extradite from our jail; so we let her go. Sounds exasperating, I realize, but if we have her in custody, and they refuse to come pick her up, they must not "want" her very badly. [Sounds like Clinton when Bin Laden was offered up, doesn't it...]

Other wanted one was the driver, so he got a free ride that day. ("You're welcome, sir..." :santa: )

Regardless, still retain full LE credentials; just listed as 'part time' instead of 'full time'. Thanks to Bush's signature last week, that now means I can carry concealed in every state of the union now.


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Does that mean you have to give up the can on the CAR?
No; went through the full "ATF-check-out-the-citizen" routine when purchasing; that's probably why it took so long to get. Didn't want it to be tied to my LE credentials, in case I ever do completely leave LE behind. Same with the CAR itself. The only "LE-only" things I own are some Glock magazines; all guns & other gear are citizen-legal and personally-owned. (Could have saved $10 apiece on the M1 carbines if I'd bought them through the dept and then had them 'issued' to me, but didn't want them to have any "ties" on them. This way, they're mine, no matter what happens in the future.)

I took the CAR out to the country last Saturday and let my boys, my nephew, and my father in law shoot it with pretty much every combination: With and without can, full 5.56, subsonic .22LR, and supersonic .22LR. Had a blast; but that thing gets filthy fast with 5.56 ammo with the suppressor on it. The price of progress, I guess... ;)
 
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