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#1 Vaden

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

Well, heres my 300th post. When I joined this forum I had just gotten back into shooting since my kids were born and the dictator wife hounded me to get rid of my guns and anything else I had that was construed as "dangerous" to children (oh how I miss Jormungandr, the beautiful ball python). I didnt even own a firearm when I joined but I had been out to Arizona and my son got to fire his first firearm at the age of 11. OK, so it wasnt the most enjoyable time for him when old dad put a .40 PX4 Storm in his hands, but once we rented the Kimber Aegis 9mm, he really warmed up to it. Ever since I have gotten both my son and daughter to the range, taught (and continue to) them firearm safety and molded them into pretty competent shooters. I bought my first firearm in over a decade and a half in August and have owned at least a dozen since before settling on whats in my case now. I have followed the fight for CCW here in Illinois, attended IGOLD, written to my legislators and shared the importance of the 2nd amendment and our fight for it here in Illinois to anyone who would listen. I've only officially met 2 people from the boards here in private sales but I feel like i know a lot of you from reading the myriad of interesting topics that pop up every day. We have a great bunch of people here and I'm glad to "know" you all. Keep up the fight, we will win!

And now a few pictures of my family (before I turned them in at one of them Chicago gun turn ins...I did it for the children!!) Posted ImagePosted Image

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Beretta 92FS (those fugly wood grips are finally gone!)
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:17 AM

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:08 PM

There was no need for the dial up warning, brother Vaden. They all loaded up fairly quick due to their REASONABLE size!

But thanks for thinking of me anyway! You're most thoughtful!!

You've got (or had) a very nice collection there! What's the pistol in the middle? (or number 3 in the lineup.)

And I'm glad to hear you were able to bring up the children right - before being forced to turn in your guns!

. . . . The things we do for our children, right?

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they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." — Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:56 PM

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:49 PM


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I think he caught a case of the jelly :headbang1:

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:55 PM


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I might have been like you and given up my guns when I was younger, but I didn't become a gun guy until the kids have grown up some. I would find it difficult to give them up now though.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:26 PM



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I might have been like you and given up my guns when I was younger, but I didn't become a gun guy until the kids have grown up some. I would find it difficult to give them up now though.


You need to make your home safe for grandchildren? I'm sure several here would help...anonymously of course.

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#9 Vaden

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:08 PM

Ok, maybe my sarcasm didnt transfer through, and I have nothing to hide. These are in my current family all tucked safe in a new Plano XL case. If "they" want them...Molon Labe. Now its true the wife still hates my firearms but theres not much she could say or do to make me get rid of them this time.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:06 AM

You still have that wife?
Havn't you heard? You can trade in an old .40 in for two new .22's.... :ermm:
Hope she doesn't read this!

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:38 AM

Ah, the Glock is on top, all is right with the world. JK.

That Beretta is pretty. Well, they are all pretty, but a 92FS is next on my list after a M1 Garand so I a bit, how do you say(?), jelly.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:27 AM

@ Danielm60660 yes, I kept her around. She still dislikes my girls but I'll get her to the range..one day Posted Image

@Tyguy, I know, the Glock doesnt have a beautiful blue finish or shiny stainless bling but dammit if she isnt one of the most beautiful things on the planet Posted Image
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:38 AM

Yeah, sometimes simplicity is beautiful. There aren't many firearms that I consider ugly, not too many that I wouldn't want to own. Not so fast Mr. AK-47, get back in the boiler room you hideous thing you.

* I harbor no ill will towards AKs nor their owners, I personally just do not like them. *

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:54 PM

You had me there :rolleyes:
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:32 PM

If you turned all those in at a chicago gun buy back I hate to think how much money you left on the table Posted Image
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