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Kestryll
04-29-2007, 9:59 AM
In this forum you will find ( After we've had some time to move, make or link to them ) threads with some basic forum information such as how to post pictures and polls. You will also find links to various threads, documents and FAQs regarding some of the more commonly asked questions.

This forum also serves as a place to introduce yourself to the rest of the members. So let us know a little about yourself! ;)

kalibear
04-29-2007, 3:42 PM
Oooh fresh meat! :D

Annie Oakley
05-08-2007, 12:01 PM
Hi everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself and say thanks to the people who started this awesome forum. I made a post yesterday, but I forgot where I wrote it, lol. So, I'm going to ask the question again. What does "OLL" mean? I'm obviously new here, so I don't have the acronyms commited to memory yet. :)

Take care everyone, I look forward to talking to everyone here.

SemiAutoSam
05-08-2007, 12:09 PM
OLL = Off List Lower.

And the list that this refers to is thus.

http://www.ag.ca.gov/firearms/dwcl/12275.htm

And


http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/infobuls/kaslist.pdf

If a receiver is not on either of those lists its legal to own and posses if its configured in compliance with SB23.



Hi everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself and say thanks to the people who started this awesome forum. I made a post yesterday, but I forgot where I wrote it, lol. So, I'm going to ask the question again. What does "OLL" mean? I'm obviously new here, so I don't have the acronyms committed to memory yet. :)

Take care everyone, I look forward to talking to everyone here.

Kestryll
05-08-2007, 12:18 PM
Hi Annie,
welcome to the board!

The term OLL is short for Off List Lower.
Currently certain AR-15 style rifles and their lower receivers are banned by name on a list written by the DOJ and the Legislature, these are called 'listed' weapons.
Because of a court case a few years ago the DOJ can not ban weapons just because they are similar, they have to mentioned by name on the list. You will see this court case referred to as 'Harrots'.

This has resulted in many brands and models of lower receivers for self loading carbines being able to be purchased here in California. Since these lower receivers are not on the list the term Off List Lower was coined, and then the lazy typst in all of us shortened it to OLL much the same as how 'Assault Weapon' was shortened to 'AW'

While this means that we can build these rifles there are still laws that apply and must be followed. The first step to really getting a grip on this is to read the AW/OLL FAQ at this link: http://calguns.net/a_california_arak.htm
It is not entirely up to date but the pertinent facts are still there.

Well, that is quite likely a much longer answer than was anticipated! But it is a complex issue and one that bodes well or our Second Amendment rights.

Once again welcome to Calguns!

Can'thavenuthingood
05-08-2007, 8:01 PM
Welcome aboard Annie.

I used to watch you all the time as a kid. Always loved the part where you stood on your horse and shoot backwards. Do you still do that:D

If you click on your user name a drop down menu will present itself and you can see all your posts.

What do you shoot?

Vick

jdberger
05-08-2007, 8:05 PM
Yay! A girl! (you are a girl, no?)

We need more women here. Seriously.

Welcome to CalGuns, please excuse the mess.

pilejay
05-11-2007, 8:22 AM
Greetings, Yup, another new member... just wanted to introduce myself.

BewareTheDuc.
05-15-2007, 9:26 AM
Been lurking here for a while.
Know a few people here but I don't know their usernames(D'oh!)
Been shooting off and on for about 30 years now(:( ).
Got my first guns at the ripe old age of 9:p (winchester youth 410 and the good ole' 10/22 which I still own among others ) but consider myself a newb when it comes to technical stuff and all the friggen calibers there are now:eek: ..
Anyway see ya' 'round:cool:
J-

Sig357
05-15-2007, 12:56 PM
Hello everyone, I am a noob to this site. A whole lot of useful information here. I currently own 20 weapons a mix of pistols and rifles. I will soon be putting together my first Ca. legal AR, I cant wait:D . I currently am sitting here at work doing research on uppers and all that good stuff. Work can wait another day or two.

anyways good to be here, see ya all around.

C.G.
05-15-2007, 5:13 PM
Welcome Sig357. BewareTheDuc and pilejay, :) it is good to get some people on board that have been shooting a while.

hardkore909
05-18-2007, 5:08 PM
To everyone new here I just wanted to say welcome. I'm pretty new myself, so welcome. My buddy wants to say a little something himself so here it goes:
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u192/hardkore909/crackhead.jpg

DriftinG Z32
05-18-2007, 5:36 PM
Another Noobie, checking in. Hello everyone. Found this site two (2) weeks ago and been searching / reading ever since. You people here are too damn informative, LOL. J/K :D

Thunderhawk
05-22-2007, 4:24 PM
Hello all, FNG checking in. Been shooting for 35+ years, all my kids shoot, and now I'm teaching the Grandkids as they get old enough and come to visit.

ivanimal
05-23-2007, 8:03 AM
Hello all, FNG checking in. Been shooting for 35+ years, all my kids shoot, and now I'm teaching the Grandkids as they get old enough and come to visit.

Welcome if we were in Arkansas you would be around 35 years old.:D

littlejohn97
05-31-2007, 9:11 AM
I just learned of this forum through a Yahoo group to which I belong. We have a very active shooting community in San Diego and I'm looking forward to learning much here.

lj97

Dayton
06-04-2007, 4:01 PM
Hello. Just joined a bit ago, but wanted to introduce myself. Hello!

MGf
06-04-2007, 9:44 PM
Hi all, just joined today. Found this forum via the Blackstar Arms website, glad I did! I'm a recent college graduate, so I often find myself keeping a tight budget. Glad to find out there's a forum specific to us PRK folks.

Kestryll
06-04-2007, 11:19 PM
Littlejohn, Dayton and MGf, welcome aboard!
Glad to see you found us!
There's a lot to learn about here and a lot of good people too, you'll probably meet them soon enough. A few are brusque but they mean well. ;)

Dayton
06-06-2007, 3:09 PM
Thanks Kestryll. Hope you got my paypal donation. Thanks again for supporting/running something like this for Californians.

Hot Brass
06-12-2007, 7:35 AM
I shoot. I like guns. I like to shoot. That`s all. :38:

C.G.
06-12-2007, 8:29 PM
I shoot. I like guns. I like to shoot. That`s all. :38:

You are in the right place. Welcome.:)

alphazebrafoxtrot
06-13-2007, 6:56 PM
................milzed..............

C.G.
06-14-2007, 7:19 PM
That pretty much sums it up.

Outspoken fella, aren't you?:D

Welcome to Calguns!:)

blue+p+
06-21-2007, 1:05 AM
i just want to start off by saying hello .. :37: and i hope to have a good old time :jump:

hellaguy
06-22-2007, 3:36 PM
Hola! New member long time lurker here. Glad to be aboard:boat:

ghost
06-23-2007, 8:48 PM
welcome to the board blue+p+ and hellaguy:D

inda_bebe
06-23-2007, 11:36 PM
hello

oaklander
06-23-2007, 11:59 PM
Hello new people!

This board is a great place to learn about guns - and to share what you know with other people.

I've built three California-Legal rifles since I started visiting this board, and I've met tons of great folks.

If you are in Nor-Cal - don't forget to check out the Shoot-N-Q coming up on July 7!

:)

cbn620
06-25-2007, 4:10 AM
Long time shooter, first time Calguns poster. Being the outcast in various other forums as "the guy from California", I take interest in this camaraderie you fellas have going here. We as Californians really need to step up and take our rights back from these emotionally minded rights-grabbing leftists with no concept of what it truly means to be American and free.

C.G.
06-25-2007, 9:42 AM
Welcome cbn620, no worries about getting bashed here because you live in PRK.:)

ivanimal
06-25-2007, 4:59 PM
Long time shooter, first time Calguns poster. Being the outcast in various other forums as "the guy from California", I take interest in this camaraderie you fellas have going here. We as Californians really need to step up and take our rights back from these emotionally minded rights-grabbing leftists with no concept of what it truly means to be American and free.

Politically minded, I am many things. You could describe me as an anarcho-syndicalist, a libertarian socialist, an agorist, a classical liberal, or simply a member of the libertarian-left. I am to many extents pro-Constitution (though willing to accept change) and FOR the abolishment of gun control. I consider myself an activist in the interest of freedom--that includes the right to bear arms. I am huge into various AK models/variations in all forms, including VEPR and SAIGA. I like AR's but the options here in California disappoint me. I am also a bit of a history buff and as such enjoy the typical repertoire of military surplus weaponry of all eras. Last but not least, high-precision shooting instruments of the bolt-action variety.

I'm a bit wordy (did you notice?), a bit on the opinionated side, and I'm sure there will be folks here who will disagree with my sometimes radical opinions. Still, we're all firearms enthusiasts here and I'm sure despite any discrepancy we can respect one and other. Hope to make some friends and only a few enemies (wink). I was referred to this site because I heard you folks know your stuff when it comes to CA-legal ARs and AKs. If anyone ever has something to drop me on that subject, feel free to PM or email at redmedicine1@gmail.com.



Welcome to the only place on the net you wont have to explain why you live in CA. Still the greatest place where land and sky meet the sea. Looking forward to polite agreement and disagreement.:D Pull up a chair.

Gasless
07-03-2007, 9:25 AM
hey all,not new to the site but newly registerd

ghost
07-03-2007, 8:26 PM
welcome gasless:gunsmilie:

Noypi916
07-04-2007, 9:39 AM
Hello, just wanted to say hi to all and excited to be here :) . I recently got hooked by my friends to shooting and now I currently own a couple of handgun. But now I'm thinking of exploring and wanting to have a rifle particularly the AR type (ofcourse the cali legal). I'm hoping I can make friends here and find what are needed to have a cali legal AR rifle.

Thanks and have a happy 4th of July to all!!!

Ed

ghost
07-04-2007, 9:43 AM
Hello, just wanted to say hi to all and excited to be here :) . I recently got hooked by my friends to shooting and now I currently own a couple of handgun. But now I'm thinking of exploring and wanting to have a rifle particularly the AR type (ofcourse the cali legal). I'm hoping I can make friends here and find what are needed to have a cali legal AR rifle.

Thanks and have a happy 4th of July to all!!!

Ed


welcome to the board noypi916!
cool avatar,we have something in common;)

Noypi916
07-04-2007, 9:53 AM
welcome to the board noypi916!
cool avatar,we have something in common;)


Thanks for the warm welcome!!! Where in Cali are you located?

Ooopsss.. duh!!! 510 = bayarea. :)

ca-c54
07-04-2007, 12:56 PM
Hey guys and gals just wanted to say hi.

Sir Shootzalot
07-05-2007, 5:57 PM
Hi everyone. I've been lurking this forum for a good year or so, but figured it was time to step into the light. I live in South OC. I'm mostly into Milsurps, but I also like some modern stuff too (just more milsurps).

Anyway. Great forum. Glad to be here!

Larker
07-09-2007, 9:03 PM
Hello! I was browsing internet land, and although I learned to shoot as a kid, it wasn't until I picked up airsoft (it's better than paintball) as a hobby to that I found a deeper desire to learn more about actual firearms...

The only difference between men and boys as they say...

Anywho, I ship off to BCT and AIT to be an MP (31B) in the Army next month, and I plan to start a rifle collection and maybe start picking up on hunting afterwards.

I doubt I'll spend much of my service time in CA, but I do plan on returning to CA to start a LE career (most likely back in the Bay Area) after I'm out.

But I do want to browse around and learn what I can about CA's rifle, gun, and hunting laws.

I actually already did a bit of searching about the gorgeous dragunov, only to find some disappointing results... *sigh*

But I know I love shooting, and I love CA, so I guess I'm in the right place. :)

82A1CAL
07-13-2007, 10:32 PM
:jump:

Donnie373
07-18-2007, 6:14 PM
New to the forum. Just stopping in to say hello. :sailor:

Harbinger
07-18-2007, 6:42 PM
New to the forum. Just stopping in to say hello. :sailor:

Welcome Donnie! :cheers2:

Mike

j1133s
07-19-2007, 4:00 PM
Just discovered this forum. I hope to participate in your discussions and learn from you.

38aht
07-19-2007, 9:02 PM
What a great forum! I have so many questions but I'll try to search first. I'm in the middle of a AR 15 buildup and I want to make sure I do it right for match shooting.

ghost
07-20-2007, 8:38 PM
welcome to the board guys!

1911whore
07-22-2007, 7:47 PM
welcome gentlemen.

joea
07-22-2007, 11:08 PM
Hello all, I thought I'd stop lurking & join this cool board. I don't have an AR or AK yet, but I will someday thanks to Calguns. I'm looking forward to my first AR build. A CA legal Dragunov, SVD, Tiger, or a PSL would be real nice also.:drool5: :yes::no::confused:

69Mach1
07-22-2007, 11:15 PM
Welcome, to all of you former lurkers.:D

oaklander
07-23-2007, 12:18 AM
Welcome all!!!

This board is a great resource!!!

:D

Bicuspid76
07-23-2007, 5:46 AM
Greetings all,

Stopping by to say "hello". While I am not new to "the black rifle", I did find this site most useful when putting my first OLL together. It's sites like this that ensure our sport does not go quietly into the night.

jc_stecker
07-24-2007, 6:24 PM
Hi everybody,

I'm new here and relatively new to recreational shooting, outside the military. I just bought my own first rifle (M1A) a couple weeks ago so I guess that makes me a new California gun owner as well. It's nice to see fellow gun owners here in the southland.

carbonmetrictree
07-27-2007, 1:53 AM
Hey guys, I'm from Pasadena, CA. I finally got the time to sign up with this awesome forum. I've been on Sigforums mostly, but wanted to expand and start getting to know people around my area. Glad to be a part of a great community! :D

badhabit90
07-30-2007, 4:52 PM
HELLO ALL

i am from the Central Coast(Santa Maria area-just north of Santa Barbara). i am not "new" per se to the gun world or this site. i finally decided to register and talk to you fellas. this site has some wonderful information here, thank you. i am a Firearms Instructor for the Federal Bureau of Prisons here in Lompoc. the information helps me and my fellow co workers "decipher" what the laws mean to you and us in the public. i am always getting questions about "the black rifle" and how they can all buy one.

the OLL FAQ has helped me tremendously in providing information to people i work with.

i compete here locally at the prison and have several plaques. there are some different courses of fire-PPC, Combat Pistol, and shotgun. basically a 3 gun show.

ive got me some nice pistols and rifles in the safe...more on that later.

glad to be a part of this forum. its people like US who actually keep the laws in check. VOTE!!! :gunsmilie:

SavageMaxx
07-30-2007, 7:21 PM
Hello,
I am new to the world of CA guns. After not being able to bring some of my "property" into CA I never thought that I would actually own a gun here, but recent events nationally and locally have led me to reconsider. I am currently enrolling my wife and two daughters in a basic pistol and home defense class taught in my area. I find this forum very informative and interesting. I appreciate all the work that the admins have put forth. Recently in my first gun purchase here in CA I could not get a straight answer from anyone at my LGS and ended up finding all the info I need here.

Thanks
SM

Peppersfan2
07-31-2007, 10:10 PM
Hey everyone I'm from Concord CA. Wanted to get firearms for the cool factor and self defense and in case the SHTF. You guys are going to be the final step before I join your ranks as a gun owner. Peace.:cool:

69Mach1
07-31-2007, 10:15 PM
Welcome to all of the new arrivals. Stay, learn, and contribute.:)

oaklander
07-31-2007, 10:37 PM
I grew up in Lompoc - great town!!!

:D

Welcome to the board - we'll have to go shooting some time when I am down there visting my folks in Lompoc!!!

HELLO ALL

i am from the Central Coast(Santa Maria area-just north of Santa Barbara). i am not "new" per se to the gun world or this site. i finally decided to register and talk to you fellas. this site has some wonderful information here, thank you. i am a Firearms Instructor for the Federal Bureau of Prisons here in Lompoc. the information helps me and my fellow co workers "decipher" what the laws mean to you and us in the public. i am always getting questions about "the black rifle" and how they can all buy one.

the OLL FAQ has helped me tremendously in providing information to people i work with.

i compete here locally at the prison and have several plaques. there are some different courses of fire-PPC, Combat Pistol, and shotgun. basically a 3 gun show.

ive got me some nice pistols and rifles in the safe...more on that later.

glad to be a part of this forum. its people like US who actually keep the laws in check. VOTE!!! :gunsmilie:

Fast Eddie
08-03-2007, 11:17 PM
I've been lurking around here for a little while and finally decided to sign up and say hi as I am close to building my first AR. I was born and raised on the Central Coast of Cali in San Luis Obispo County and this site is of immense help in learning the jungle of CA firearm laws.

I have a few handguns, I think it's time for and AR and I hope to learn a lot from you guys.

VegasND
08-07-2007, 8:37 PM
Hello All! I left CA in '79 but may have to move back soon. I've lurked long enough to have a pretty good idea what returning will mean for my firearms. I do have some questions and will be looking for the best places to post them.

mikehk
08-08-2007, 11:36 AM
Hello, spent most of my time in Shasta county. Looking forward to reading posts and contributing where I can.

RFNUT
08-09-2007, 7:41 PM
I am new to California. We just moved from Omaha, NE. Love the area (Bakersifeld). I primarily shoot rimfire. Love to target shoot. Don't do competitive stuff. Will be looking for a range soon.

enriquevc
08-13-2007, 6:32 PM
Hello,
Another new fresh meat here. Just wanted to say hi to everyone. Look forward to reading helpful information at this great site.

alphazebrafoxtrot
08-15-2007, 11:25 PM
I'm here, too...just in case DOJ is making a list...I didn't want to feel left out.

VeGun
08-16-2007, 10:00 AM
howdy all, just a quick hello to introduce myself. Looking forward to picking up all sorts of knowledge here & hope I can offer something, too.

ghost
08-17-2007, 8:28 PM
welcome to the forum guys!
you`ll find what youre looking on here.

Stubby
08-18-2007, 12:30 AM
Greetings everyone!!

I have been lurking here for awhile and finally decided to start contributing :)

I live in Covina and have been playing with firearms for about 15 years now.

I am looking forward to adding my $0.02.:43:

kaishakuninja
08-20-2007, 1:20 PM
hello. new to calguns, and to guns in general. looking forward to learning quite a bit here.

ivanimal
08-20-2007, 1:22 PM
Welcome to the boards, we can be helpful at times.:D

CaleeforniaKid
08-20-2007, 7:26 PM
Hello from Kern County. Great forum!

MobCounty
08-21-2007, 3:46 PM
Greetings all,

I've been reading up on AR's in the forum and it gave me enough guts to get 2 OLL's at Professionals Choice in Atascadero. Thanks!

All the best,
MC

chico.cm
08-21-2007, 8:33 PM
Greetings from Chico, CA.

Charlie Foxtrot
08-26-2007, 8:16 PM
4th Generation, employed, tax-paying, law-obeying, gun-owning Californian.

One of the few, the brave, the looking to get the hell out.

chico.cm
08-26-2007, 8:22 PM
4th Generation, employed, tax-paying, law-obeying, gun-owning Californian.

One of the few, the brave, the looking to get the hell out.

BIENVENIDOS!:D

Charlie Foxtrot
08-26-2007, 8:35 PM
BIENVENIDOS!:D
Muchos gracias, amigo!

And Thank You for your service!

Ticker3397
08-29-2007, 11:24 AM
I just wanted to sat HI and thank you for such a great site.
I am getting ready to purchase a lower and start a build on a AR
So I'm sure I will have lots of questions.
Thank you again for having a site like this for us Californians
D.

elenius
08-29-2007, 11:22 PM
I guess I should have posted here first :o

Truly a great forum. I can't believe I have wasted so much time at certain other forums...

Just got my first OLL thanks to you guys :)

scattered_x
08-31-2007, 6:20 AM
What's up everybody. Been a long time lurker and finally decided to join. Of all the gun boards I've been on, this has got to be the most pro-active board on the internet. Instead of being a bunch of keyboard commandos, you people do the research, pound the pavement, write the letters and actually make things happen. Sounds like where I want to be.:D

fsy1230
09-02-2007, 6:46 PM
Hello everyone! Just wanted to say hi. Don't quite remember when I joined but it was recent and now I am finally posting. Already dealt with some of you great vendors in recent past and will do so again in the near future! Looking forward to participate in this awesome forum! :)

StAtiC
09-05-2007, 12:29 PM
Greetings from Sarasota, FL

eric_mdtactical
09-06-2007, 10:29 PM
New member here! I have read several threads and this looks like the place to be. So much good information!
A little about me: I'm the owner of www.mdtactical.com I sell tactical knives, gear and firearm parts. Been around for over 20 years. My other job is computer animation. I know a very strange combo, knives and animation. What ya gonna do? Well enough of me, back to the forums!

Eric

pwall
09-09-2007, 1:33 AM
Well i've been here for about 10 days now, and I can truly say I have learned a heck of a lot from a lot of great people! I have been a firearms enthusiast since about the age of 13, but was never old enough to buy all the "cool guns" in cailfornia. By the time I was, all the ones I wanted were banned. :(
I really enjoy knowing now that if I wish, I could build an AR or AK legally configured for ca. :D Had it not been for this site, and all the nice people and great info, I still wouldn't know it! Hooray for CALGUNS.NET!

Other than the gun stuff I work in the insurance biz, have been a lifelong street skater(skateboarding), enjoy chillin with my girl, family, friends and pets. I also play waaaaaaaayyy too much HALO!:2guns:

JeffM
09-09-2007, 11:38 AM
I found this forum while looking for places to shoot after moving to Visalia. Lots of great info here; I've got lots of reading to do. My bank account will certainly suffer due to you all :D.

I'm a full time student right now, so I don't have a lot of disposable cash or free time between school and work. But I'm looking forward to sometime building up a CA legal OLL or three. I just don't know which style I want to approch first.

Thank you all for your efforts!

Jeff

Zoso
09-10-2007, 11:33 AM
Greetings and salutations. I just found the site and I think its pretty dam cool.
Well I'm going to browse around and have fun. Nice meeting you!:chris:

Yakman
09-11-2007, 3:36 PM
Hello everyone. I've been lurking here for awhile but have need of your expert help, which I'll post about in the appropriate section. But mostly I'm here to learn.

Yakman
09-11-2007, 4:06 PM
Then again I can't seem to post a new thread. Oh well, just have to search for my answer then.

kris&bela
09-11-2007, 9:07 PM
Good am/pm to you folks!!! I finally signed up and glad that I did. My main hobby is actually just like yours , been doing it for almost two decades and I think I'm in a slow moving train right now but this site might push me back on a faster track. THANKS FOR THE MOTIVATION......

SBDave
09-13-2007, 5:27 PM
Hello! Dave here from Southern California. I just signed up earlier today, and am already learning a heck of a lot!

69Mach1
09-13-2007, 7:47 PM
Welcome gentlemen.

Someguy925
09-14-2007, 12:19 PM
Greetings,

I signed up a few weeks ago after a friend pointed this site to me. I currently live in Irvine, but I'm from the Bay Area.

retired
09-15-2007, 11:35 AM
My nephew directed me to this site as he is a member. I joined a few minutes ago and thought it would be appropriate to say hi and introduce myself.

I have been involved with guns for about 31yrs. due to my career in le. As you can see by my name, I'm now retired (medically:(. If not, I'd still be doing it as 27yrs. wasn't enough.

I live in Riverside County and generally shoot at Lytle Creek.

I have already contacted one of your (I guess ours now:D) sponsors, Mad Ox, about a AK build.

I'm looking forward to learning from this site. Thanks.

ca_bubba11
09-16-2007, 2:30 PM
New member from SB county. A lot of info here. I have been a lurker so far because I am a bit wary of firearm forums (due to comments like "rah rah you Californian liberal hippy commies. Move to a free state, pinkos can't buy real guns, bla bla. Hope your state breaks off and floats away so my property in AZ turns into prime beach front, you are destroying our fine all-American culture, bla bla, rant rant..."

But I like what you guys are doing here trying to put up a fight against the bull**** laws, so here I am.

JWNathan
09-17-2007, 11:13 AM
A friend of mine at work told me to check this site out since Im wanting to build a CA legal AR. I figured after lurking for a few weeks I might as well join!
-Jesse

got ar?
09-19-2007, 7:39 PM
my name is ivan i recently moved here to kali i am always to meet and converse with you all....ivan

AVERAGEJOE
09-23-2007, 8:01 PM
Hi my name is JOE and wanted to say hello and have learned alot lurking around for a couple weeks now I just signed up a few days ago. Cant wait to get my first build started. I have been trying to get ahold of someone at metroshot but no luck if any body can point him in my direction please do. BTW I am in the San Gabriel Valley area...JOE>>>>>

SchooBaka
09-24-2007, 3:49 PM
Hi everyone.
I was recently introduced to this sight by a friend. I've been lurking and reading for a while and finally joined.
I'd like to give a big THANKS!! to everyone here for you're help and support in 2nd amendment rights here in Kalifornia.
I've been shooting off and on since I was 6yrs old.
Most of my guns are shotguns and hunting rifles I inhereted from my Dad.
I picked up a romanian sks at a gun show in the late 80's, bought an HK USP45 june of this year; and now, thanks to the lot of you, I'm picking up an off list wasr2 this friday. I've got a spot in the rifle case that already holds the cop memo on this sight; is there anything else I should consider/include in order to stay on the right side of the law and avoid confusion?

I've begun loading my own 45's on a Dillon square deal b borrowed from a friend until I can get the cash together for an rl550. I'm blessed to have a friend who's been loading his own for years now, my reloading Sensei, he's very knowledgable.

Now, once I get the rl550, which already went to the back burner once for the wasr2, I'm torn between a high power precision shooter, or an fn fal type.

Joe

RAD-CDPII
09-27-2007, 2:28 PM
I was referred to this site by a member of a similar look/feel/topic site. I currently have two CCWís, NV and UT (Valid in 29 states at last count), but living in Alameda Co., I donít think Iíll ever get one for CA. Weapons listed on my permits are a NAA .22 Mag, SP101 .38/.357, Walther PPKS and a Colt 1991A1 Compact .45. I need to get back to Reno and qualify with my Glock 27 and Berretta Tomcat 3032 so that I can have them added. And before you start ragging on me, I know that there are some Lady calibers listed, but they are reliable and compact (especially with out a CA CCW) and a hit with a .22 is better than a miss with a .45. I have a decent collection of weapons; last count was nine different calibers. Mostly hand guns, but I do have a couple of rifles.

Iím using the same handle on both sites, not sure if thatís kosher, but easier to keep track of. :62:

logan91
09-27-2007, 8:21 PM
i've been lurking off and on for a few months now, but decided to pop my cherry today. :)

it's great that this forum exists and i think it is serving a real need in the state and communities.

Dragoon
09-28-2007, 9:28 PM
Greetings! Just joined the forum. I'm a first-year college student in Claremont, CA. Although the only weapon I own is a muzzle-loading black powder weapon, I am interested in gun rights and expanding my firearms collection in the future.

Para
09-29-2007, 2:54 PM
I'm new to the forum.

Hello:)

ronin`
09-29-2007, 9:15 PM
Hi all,
A computer guy turned me on to this website this week and I think it's a good one. I've been a cop for over 20 yrs and I believe in the 2nd amendment. I believe, like most of everyone here, that only the honest people will suffer due to gun control laws because crooks won't obey the laws anyway. Case in point, our agency recently adopted a "no pursuit" policy. We've already had a few drivers take off on us when we tried to stop them, leaving us standing on the road shaking our fist at them. Meanwhile, the law abiding citizen will stop and usually end up with a citation. How's that for fair???

thedrickel
10-01-2007, 1:31 PM
Hi all,
A computer guy turned me on to this website this week and I think it's a good one. I've been a cop for over 20 yrs and I believe in the 2nd amendment. I believe, like most of everyone here, that only the honest people will suffer due to gun control laws because crooks won't obey the laws anyway. Case in point, our agency recently adopted a "no pursuit" policy. We've already had a few drivers take off on us when we tried to stop them, leaving us standing on the road shaking our fist at them. Meanwhile, the law abiding citizen will stop and usually end up with a citation. How's that for fair???

Care to share what dept you work for? :)

5150-417
10-01-2007, 1:39 PM
How's it going my fellow Californian's? I'm a 19 year old trying to have a carreer in law enforcement, I own a cmmg ar-15, yugo sks, ak-47 wasr10, and a winchester 1300.

shooterdave
10-01-2007, 6:18 PM
hi this is my first post i've been lurking for quite some time. i am 24 and go to rio hondo college my major is administration of justice. i own many different types of guns. mostly older stuff.

retired
10-03-2007, 10:07 AM
shooterdave, I know this admission will make me feel ancient, but I went to the same community college when they were known as junior colleges. That was 68-70.:eek:

At least you will be in good shape by the time you graduate. For those who don't know, this school is built on top of a hill and everything is uphill, even when you walk downhill.:D

Mike1174
10-03-2007, 2:16 PM
Hey guys, (and acouple gals I see!)
New here, wanted to introduce myself - I'm a MinuteMan, w/ S.O.S. and C.C.I.R. Curio and Relic liscensed. Been shooting for years but have gotten very political over the past 3. Seems like protecting our gun rights falls right in line w/ defending the country from illegal invasion - just seems like you can't do one w/out the other!
I got to speak to a DOJ field agent the other day. According to him, the DOJ will not make a ruling now or in the forseeable future as tho the legality of whether or not an OLL is an assault rifle - assuming it has been completed. It is completely up to local law enf. and ultimately the court to determine a weapons status based on interpretation of the law - SO YOU BETTER HAVE A GOOD LAWYER! "the capacity to accept" is again ambigous so the DOJ is leaving that up to local law enf.
Furthermore, there is no record kept of these OLL's. There is no way or desire for the DOJ at present to know what citizen purchased which lower or how many. As long as the finished rifle is configured properly(SB 23), we should be good. I just pieced my AR and am now working on an AK lower.
This is probably not news to you all and I apologize if you've all heard this before!
I'm actually tryin to find out if it is legal to carry a pistol in a thigh holster in public. I heard your goodtogo if it is not loaded, someone else said it CAN be loaded - Anybody know for sure???

5150-417
10-03-2007, 2:26 PM
Hey guys, (and acouple gals I see!)
New here, wanted to introduce myself - I'm a MinuteMan, w/ S.O.S. and C.C.I.R. Curio and Relic liscensed. Been shooting for years but have gotten very political over the past 3. Seems like protecting our gun rights falls right in line w/ defending the country from illegal invasion - just seems like you can't do one w/out the other!
I got to speak to a DOJ field agent the other day. According to him, the DOJ will not make a ruling now or in the forseeable future as tho the legality of whether or not an OLL is an assault rifle - assuming it has been completed. It is completely up to local law enf. and ultimately the court to determine a weapons status based on interpretation of the law - SO YOU BETTER HAVE A GOOD LAWYER! "the capacity to accept" is again ambigous so the DOJ is leaving that up to local law enf.
Furthermore, there is no record kept of these OLL's. There is no way or desire for the DOJ at present to know what citizen purchased which lower or how many. As long as the finished rifle is configured properly(SB 23), we should be good. I just pieced my AR and am now working on an AK lower.
This is probably not news to you all and I apologize if you've all heard this before!
I'm actually tryin to find out if it is legal to carry a pistol in a thigh holster in public. I heard your goodtogo if it is not loaded, someone else said it CAN be loaded - Anybody know for sure???


Well i though i'd never speak to a minuteman :mad: but whatever, this is a gun forum. what do you need to carry a gun for? Oh and i'm pretty sure it's not legal your in commiefornia buddy!

deserteagel44
10-03-2007, 2:49 PM
Hello everyone new guy here. Great forum

MP
10-03-2007, 2:55 PM
Well after a few years of not logging back, my post count starts from 0 again. I'll try to stop by once in a while.

Mike1174
10-04-2007, 9:00 PM
I believe "why" is not part of the Constitution. I'm assuming you aren't familiar enough w/ the law to answer the Q???
What exactly about the MinuteMen makes you :mad:???

ComradeMP
10-05-2007, 8:46 PM
Droping in to say Hi. Name's Miguel but I perffer to go by Mike-O. I've been intrested in firearms for a couple years now, which lead me to pickup Airsoft as a hobby (Own a G&G RK103, member of Russian Federation Military airsoft group) and started really learning about guns these past 2 years. I'm deeply in love with both the AK and most H&K's (G3's, MP5's,416,HK33's, etc.) Hope to be here and learn more, specifically laws about owning AK's. Hope to build and have my first gun which will be an AK type CA legal of course. Im new to guns in general and hope to learn much from you all.

Live out here in the OC, so cal, the city of Santa Ana. I do believe I'm minutes away from J&J armory.

watchmaker
10-07-2007, 7:21 PM
Hi guys,
I retired from watchmaking and have some more free time to read the forums and learn even more about guns.

I may even do some post of my own.
I like to hunt whitetails and bears the most, but I have done some other hunting out west.

I will see you in the forums
All the best
Watchmaker

gbran
10-07-2007, 7:57 PM
New meat here. Long time THR/TFL member. Live in Bakersfield CA. Mid 50's single male. When not overworking myself, I shoot, hunt and go off-roading. Spend lots of time in deserts and mountains. I live in a county that is extremely liberal in issuing CCW's. Have had mine about 7 years.

Workingman
10-11-2007, 10:50 AM
Hi,
My name is Richard. For a living I install telecommunications cables for high speed internet, building networks and wireless systems.
I have the Black Rifle Disease, 1911 Virus and all things Tactical Bug.
I'm here to learn...

tacticaltoad
10-12-2007, 4:25 PM
Greetings,
I'm here to learn more than anything. I've had a couple built OLLs and now waiting for the Magpul Masada (fingers crossed).

CDJ
10-14-2007, 1:38 PM
hello everyone. CDJ here from Imperial County, CA. I shoot competition at my local club [I.V. Rifle and Pistol Assn., Inc]

I'll be looking for the shotgunners mostly, but have some questions on the gun laws. Mainly about the why's/how's of owning other than Bolt type competition rifles.

Thanks for having me. I'll pobably get more than I give--but I'll contibute all I can.

Cordially

CDJ

firehawkcpo
10-15-2007, 3:02 PM
Hey all, new here but not to black evil and got hooked on them from my previous command. I was referred by Chris from Lanworld I'm a new customer (XCR mod3.)Thanks for having me, now I'll stfu and start reading.

rod
10-16-2007, 4:55 AM
Hey all, new here but not to black evil and got hooked on them from my previous command. I was referred by Chris from Lanworld I'm a new customer (XCR mod3.)Thanks for having me, now I'll stfu and start reading.

Welcome Chief

CAG23
10-16-2007, 12:45 PM
Hello everyone!!
I stumbled upon this site from another gun forum. I have lately been wondering if there was a site for California gun owners and low and behold I found one. I have been following the controversy about the new AB1471 bill which now seems like it is full of holes.

macadamizer
10-16-2007, 8:11 PM
Hi Everyone,

Newby joining up. I've always been interested in firearm-related issues (as a gun owner and shooter myself, finally getting around to joining! I found this place from a posting on the BARF (Bay Area Riders Forum) board, and am using the same name at both places. I am an attorney, but I specialize in patent litigation and intelectual property, so I am probably not much help when it comes to 2nd amendment and gun laws -- although I will contribute what I can!

rod
10-17-2007, 5:07 AM
Hi Everyone,

Newby joining up. I've always been interested in firearm-related issues (as a gun owner and shooter myself, finally getting around to joining! I found this place from a posting on the BARF (Bay Area Riders Forum) board, and am using the same name at both places. I am an attorney, but I specialize in patent litigation and intelectual property, so I am probably not much help when it comes to 2nd amendment and gun laws -- although I will contribute what I can!

Welcome. I think you'll have plenty to talk about concerning AB1471.

SteveH
10-20-2007, 12:56 PM
Hello,
I finally got around to registering here. I'm a former Marine living in OC. I have bought 3 OLL so far (Stag, Doublestar & Sabre Defense). I havent bothered building them into complete OLL yet. But couldnt resist picking up a few lowers once they were available in stores again.

ProtecSylt
10-22-2007, 1:56 AM
My name is Mark. I used to work at Imbert & Smithers (the bold German dude) in San Carlos, Ca.
I am a former PMC with quite some time 'in country', Ex-German Army, thirteen years Executive Protection with mostly international assignments.

I used to work for 'Frankonia Jagd' Wuerzburg - one of the biggest gun shops in Europe when I was 17... but things have changed and I have a hard time keeping up with all the new crap. As long as they go 'Baaang!' - it`s all good for me.
I`ve been reading a bit and think I`ll have a good time on here.
Cheers.
Mark

20!2
10-25-2007, 11:07 PM
Signed up a few days ago and been lurking since. Great site and thanks for giving a forum to us cali gun-lovers!

Now let's try and overturn the AR ban, cause I'm itching to build a real AR, that monstrosity with the sealed mag receiver and rifle-esque molded freak-of-a-grip that really make me feel sorry for us... while watching the rest of USA dressing up their Colts and Bushies with bells and whistles!

MIB
10-26-2007, 1:11 AM
Hi everyone,

I've lived in California for a long time but just recently found this site. This site is a valuable resource for California gun owners and I'm glad to be associated with it.

raybobb1
10-27-2007, 6:53 PM
Just joined up... live in the Bay Area... shootist since 82... NRA life member... enjoy all aspects of the sport but currently only shooting at paper and clays :D

tnt
10-29-2007, 2:39 PM
Joined today!! Great site for all of us that enjoy firearms. I look forward to particapating and learning from these forums. I know I have a few questions and/or concerns that I will post soon.

ivanimal
10-29-2007, 9:29 PM
Welcome folks! We need all the help we can get. Pull up a chair ans stay awhile.

Berzerker
10-30-2007, 5:47 PM
Greetings fellow Kallyfornians
This is my first day with you all and I'm looking forward to some informative discussions with my fellow inmates here in Kallyfornia. How about that Governor of ours huh? Don't get me started!!
I'm from Orange County and am a member of the NRA members council of Orange. I'm a salesman by trade and have a side business selling shooting accessories at the local SoCal gunshows.... PM me for details... glad to be here.

glockwitknocks
11-02-2007, 8:21 AM
watsup to all the members..

slambo
11-04-2007, 7:53 PM
Hello, I am new to ths site(first posting). I recently purchased my first weapon, Remington Express 870, 8 Shotgun. This coming Friday I am getting my first lower reciever from Chris at Lanworld, I will be getting the remainder of the parts and will be building the weapon myself. While reading earlier today on the site I realized that I am truly left eye dominate, should I go ahead and build my AR leftie??? I can shoot either way, given time I think I could kill it left handed...I have yet to try to shoot the shotgun left handed.
Thanks for being here for all of us newbies,
Slam

Bucc
11-05-2007, 4:28 PM
Howdy all...
Bucc, also in Southern Orange County here.
First post.
Looks like a great site, hope I can contribute as well as learn something.

KILO 42
11-06-2007, 11:50 AM
Hello All, I have been lurking around the site for a bit and now decided to come in and contribute to the community.

elroy
11-08-2007, 12:34 AM
hello , i've been lurking for several months and have studied all the threads concerning OLL's , got my first recently , thanks for helping all of us with information cali gun owners need to stay on the good side of bad laws .

USMCbrat
11-08-2007, 9:11 PM
Hi All,
My name is Mark ....live in San Jose.....do most of my shooting at Metcalf

Santa Cruz Armory
11-08-2007, 10:30 PM
Hello, my name is Robert and I have an addiction...:rolleyes:

retired
11-08-2007, 11:46 PM
Well i though i'd never speak to a minuteman but whatever, this is a gun forum. what do you need to carry a gun for? Oh and i'm pretty sure it's not legal your in commiefornia buddy!

5150-417, why would you attack a new member who only has 2 posts.

I don't know why you never thought you'd speak to a minuteman. Sounds like that could be an attack without further info. I hope I'm wrong.

Also, why would you question him as to why he wants to carry a gun. There is this funny little amendment called the 2nd that permits that. Personally, I wouldn't carry open unless I was in a rural area or on my own property that was some distance from other homes, but that's me.

In your first post on this thread, you mention you are 19 and want to enter le. It appears by your handle; 5150-417, you are a bit over eager IMO. For those who don't know what that means, I'll explain. 5150 is a Welfare and Institutions Code that pertains to individuals who are a grave danger to themselves or others. It permits le to put them in involuntary protective custody and transport them to a mental facility where they can be evaluated by psych personnel. 417 refers to the Penal Code section re brandishing a firearm.

So, you're saying you are mentally ill and carry a weapon...or am I misunderstanding that. I wonder why you'd be joking about that, considering your career goal.

After spending almost 3 decades in le, that stands the hair up on the back of my neck from someone so young who wants to enter le, goes by that handle and who feels it his "duty" to challenge someone who is merely introducing himself and is asking a question.

Yes, I'm new to this site also and I apologize for the long post. I also apologize to the mods if this violates some rule I'm not aware of, but I normally am one to speak up when I believe something unjust has been said.

Also, just a fyi; I do not know Mike and this is the first post I've read by him.

Welcome Mike. Thanks for being a member of the Minutemen; you are at least attempting to do something about the border problem (peacefully I hope), which the govt. refuses to do so.

I already spoke my mind about open carry. Based on my experience, if you did so in a urban/surburban setting at in a retail outlet and I was a bad guy intending to hold up a store you were in, you'd be the first one I would take out. Something you might want to think about.

Hopefully I won't be banned from the site for this post as I'm here to learn.

ETA: I reread this today (11-26) and realized I goofed when I put the word "not" in the sentence, "but I am normally not one to speak up..." That didn't make any sense and I hope everyone realized what I meant. I have since removed the not and my true meaning is now there.

909 in 916
11-09-2007, 6:14 PM
What's up guys, i'm Richard and I just got my first firearm, a S/W 909 as a gift from my dad. He's had it for a few years but hasn't put many rounds through it so I talked him out of it.

I'm going out to the range tomorrow to see how it does and how I do, I need to get a feel for it and what not. I know I'd like to get some rubber grips for it but i'm having a hard time finding some. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

JMB1911
11-12-2007, 10:56 AM
Hello everybody,

New Calgunner here. Liked what I saw while lurking for the past year or so and now here I am. After 2 years of researching, renting different guns at my local gun range and firing some of my friends guns ranging from .357 revolvers to Glocks, Sigs, XDs (all of different calibers), and 1911s I finally narrowed down my choice and got myself a brand new Wilson Stainless Protector. I picked it up last week and already put 600 rounds through it. I think I made a wise choice with it. I hope :) The bad part is, I'm already thinking of my next purchase! Do all of you suffer from the same craving after getting a new gun?? Anyway, I hope to learn from the forum's collective experience and knowledge. This site has been a good source of information so far.

Desert Fox
11-12-2007, 9:08 PM
Hello everyone! Another newbie here.

lo39cal
11-14-2007, 4:37 PM
another newbie checking in. this is a great forum.

Andruski
11-14-2007, 6:33 PM
Hello all,
Just registered after a few months of visiting. Thanks for all the advice and opinions so far. I just got back into shooting after about 10 years. I have a Kimber TLE, Glock 17, Winchester 1300 Defender, Kel-Tec SU-16CA, Ruger Security six and 10/22, and planning for a few more.

Expendable
11-14-2007, 9:44 PM
Greetings.

I found this page at random yesterday, and I can't complain.

AlohaRover
11-15-2007, 4:59 AM
Hello.
Couple of my customers told me to join here and say hello.
I am a Colorado Springs, CO based gunsmith. I build ARs, AKs, and FALs.

Pete

AR-Ballistic
11-21-2007, 8:22 PM
Just wanted to say HELLO. And I am glad to be here!!:D

532Fastback
11-21-2007, 8:52 PM
Hows it going, New here. Was told about this site from one of my sheriff friends. Interested in building an AR15.

Franko88
11-22-2007, 5:02 PM
Hi Everyone! I am a MI. based FFL/SOT Class 3 dealer. It really bothers me off to see all these insane restrictions on your guns! Keep fighting for your rights and get Fienstien out of office!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
take care
Franko88:chris:

JOEKILLA
11-22-2007, 8:14 PM
Welcome to all new members, glad you guys found us. :D

MedSpec65
11-22-2007, 10:20 PM
Happy Thanksgiving to new members. Great info and some interesting opinions on this site. Lots of freedom to say what you want, but flaming folks won't get you far. All in all, a well-managed site for serious shooters. Welcome aboard.

surfbark
11-23-2007, 5:19 PM
I have only been viewing this site for a week but already have learned so much, it's an awesome site! Educating ourselves is the best way to keep them from trampling the rest of our liberties! Thanks for all the info I have and continue to receive.

Dave

Razgrizo
11-23-2007, 8:49 PM
I should of done this a long time ago... Even though I've been a member for awhile, I'm still a freakin' new guy here. I'm getting my butt in shape for the Air Force. Working on my certifications: CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), Pen Tester, Gunsmithing, NRA Instructor, and other crap. I've always thought AR-15 was never allowed in California but after visiting this website/forum, I start to learn more crap than I ever did before (Thank you Calguns.net, you rock my world). My dreams about humping an AR-15 is turning into reality. I finally get to pull the trigger and be happy about it. I'm a college student, working on my B.A. in International Studies (to know the history and know what the heck is going on around the world), Minor in Criminal Justice so I can mentally shove my knowledge up some criminal's head. I love cruising along the coast and mountain, I love mother nature but I ain't no hippie. Mother nature hates hippies, period. Mother nature wants an individual to protect his rights (and to bear arms). Thank you everyone on Calguns.net for helping me out and god bless you all. You guys are awsome!

hk-p2000
11-26-2007, 10:45 PM
hello new here; and new to guns but I just bought me this HK-p2000

FranKnBeAnS
11-30-2007, 12:35 PM
Hi all, my name is Frank. Just stumbled on this forum today and within an hour Ive already learned a lot! I'm looking to build up an AR soon so any help/tips would be awesome. I love to hunt so Im not inexperienced with firearms but Im just learning about the AR's.

mlmiller1983
12-02-2007, 7:32 PM
Hi I stumbled upon this forum when looking up information the Remington 1187P in google. I am new to shotguns but not rifles and pistols and currently serving in the California Army National Guard. What I like about this forum the most is that it is mostly geared toward California.

Nikola
12-03-2007, 5:39 PM
Hi, everyone. I live in Los Angeles, and I'm a student at UCLA. I own a Mosin and a Yugo SKS, and I'm looking to build an AR15. Thanks for keeping up this great forum.

InvictusManeo
12-06-2007, 9:21 AM
Hey! Total newb here. Bought my 1st rifle about a month ago (m44) and am completely hooked. Which thread would I go to for information on black powder weapons/supplies?

Thanks in advance!
Q

magdump
12-06-2007, 8:58 PM
Hi,
Joined just tonight because I was doing a search on Sten kits and a thread came up from this board with some great information. I'm in Tennessee (don't hold it against me, we wanted to closer to home Penn). I've been collecting since I could pull the trigger on a cap gun. Glad I found this group.

calmp9
12-07-2007, 11:36 AM
Hello everybody! Noobie just wanted to wish all of you a very Happy Holiday season. I just stumbled on this forum and am looking forward to posting.

Old Spook
12-10-2007, 12:00 PM
Just found your forum...Nice to have a place dedicated to CA. I've already found some great advice and info. Picked Wilson mags for my Kimber and found other very timely advice as well...Thanks!

Notsofurias
12-10-2007, 7:26 PM
Hey guys just wanted to introduce myself, I have been reading up for a while but have not posted anything yet. It is nice to have finally found a group of people who are educated and enjoy shooting firearms. Thanks again to Paladin4415 for the Matech BUIS. I just finished my first OLL dissy build and hope to post pics soon. Thanks again !:)

STREETFIGHTER50
12-10-2007, 8:00 PM
hello everyone, newbe here on this forum, but not to guns!:D just wanna say wussup to everyone:D

JTROKS
12-11-2007, 8:38 PM
Oooops! I'm guilty. I didn't check here first. Sorry, but I'm looking forward in living and working in the Bay Area after 22 years in the USAF. I wish I knew that I can bring in some STI frames and other needed handguns, but I am coming from overseas.

JTROKS.

USN CHIEF
12-12-2007, 12:33 PM
OOOOOOPPPSSS! Me too, I forgot to muster here when I signed up. Great site.

Elucidus
12-12-2007, 11:51 PM
Hey gang,

New to the board. At best, my gun collection consisted of:

HK USPf40, RIA 1911 GI (had a kimber 22rf slide for it as well), Charter Arms 38 Undercover(from 71), Kel-Tec SU-16CA, 37 Mosin Nagant M91/30, 47 Mosin Nagant M44, and a Rem 870 Express for trap.

Right now, I have the 2 Mosins, the Rem, the revolver, and a S&W 1911PD that I'm 3 days into the 10 day waiting period. Hopefully gonna pick a USP Expert 45 up in January and then I'll think about building an AR-15 or getting another Kel-tec as money permits. :)

Nom de Guerre
12-13-2007, 5:43 PM
Hello, another newcomer to this forum. Got my first rifle 32 years ago, and since then have had a number of rifles, shotguns, and handguns. I've been relatively inactive in shooting sports for the last 8 years, but the bug has bitten again, and now I'm getting into it again with gusto.

I've always loved skeet & sporting clays, as well as target shooting, but my primary interest right now is in long range precision shooting as well as tactical rifles. I'm looking forward to taking some courses and entering some competitions. I love handguns too, so I'll be upping the inventory there too over the next year or so.

I treated myself to a Ft. Knox gun safe, which should be delivered any day now.

Finally, I'm setting up a hand loading bench in my shop.

Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I've been lurking around this forum for a while now, and decided to jump in. Thanks for all the great info. I look forward to learning more from you all.

Oh yeah, right now I have:
A Remington 870 Wingmaster that I got when I was 16 (26 years ago) with a 30" FC bbl, as well as an 18" bbl.
A Remington 700 PSS .308 awaiting an AICS 1.5 stock. This weekend I'll be lapping some Badger rings and mounting a NightForce NXS 5.5 - 22x on it.

I used to have a Marlin Arms lever action 30 30, an old .22, a Mossberg 500 Persuader 12 Ga., and a Stainless Steel Colt Combat Commander .45.

I'm looking to add a 1911 to the collection before long. A little further down the line I'd like to order a .338 LM or .300 WM with a McMillan A5 stock from G.A. Precision. A friend of mine just received his .308 from G.A.P. built with a left handed Nesika action. It's a sweet stick.

EBR Works
12-15-2007, 8:59 AM
I'm new to the forum but have been around firearms my whole life since my dad was an avid shooter. After lurking for a few days, I have found Calguns to be a tremendous source of information on OLL and the intricate topic of Kali legal AR's. I feel well informed now on what I can do to own a legal AR in Kali. I'm planning on purchasing a complete Stag Arms 5.56 lower with bullet button and 10rd mags from LanWorld and using Fort Courage Armory in Simi as my FFL. It should fit nicely on a Colt SP1 upper that I purchased inexpensively a few years ago. Thanks to everyone here for all the great info! I'm going to drop by Fort Courage today to meet Tim and then head up to Wes Thompson's in Piru for a little fun with my 50's vintage Universal M1 carbine, S&W 6906 and a few others.

Mister035
12-17-2007, 1:58 AM
Hello all
A friend pointed me to this site. i love gun and i'm here to learn more about them. This is a great site with alot of people with lots of info. So.. hello all!

wikidklown
12-17-2007, 8:57 PM
Hi all,

I've just registered to Calguns forum but I have lurked here from time to time. Just want to post in a forum other than AR15.com:)
I used to be a gun enthusiast years ago but sold everything exept for my M1 carbine, 25 compact pistol, and feathers AT-22 rifle. Well the bug bit me again when a couple of co-workers showed me how I can build off-list rifles. I was like hell yeah after they showed me what they've got and since last year I have acquired a few other firearms.

Powersauce
12-18-2007, 7:56 AM
Hi all,

I've just registered to Calguns forum but I have lurked here from time to time. Just want to post in a forum other than AR15.com:)
I used to be a gun enthusiast years ago but sold everything exept for my M1 carbine, 25 compact pistol, and feathers AT-22 rifle. Well the bug bit me again when a couple of co-workers showed me how I can build off-list rifles. I was like hell yeah after they showed me what they've got and since last year I have acquired a few other firearms.
Darn those co-workers of yours...
Haha... welcome Wikidklown... lets go to the range!

wikidklown
12-19-2007, 6:41 PM
Darn those co-workers of yours...
Haha... welcome Wikidklown... lets go to the range!
:43: Thanks Hehe...Le's go bud! We got shutdown so I can spend a day at the range.
Got a couple of new to me toys that I need to play wit.

weekend_plinker
12-22-2007, 11:46 AM
I am New to the site Figured I would Say Hi. I grew up With guns in the house shot some when I was A kid but never really got into it. But Been going out with friend who Have Some rifles and pistols And I Believe The bug Has hit Me I have Been looking lately For some cheap to shoot Rifles One that has cought my Eye is the Kel-Tec SU16. Its cheap and not no accurate but fun nether less and buying ammo for it is easy and cheap .

Ech0Sierra
12-24-2007, 5:47 PM
My name is Ech0Sierra, I joined since misery loves company (AW Ban) and that this place is good for local info. My gun store of choice is either Turner's (Customer Service sucks) or Buckhorn Guns (hole in the wall with pitiful selection).

Heatseeker
12-27-2007, 7:31 PM
I found this site today and was really impressed with all the info available. I grew up with guns in the house as a kid and started a small collection of my own as soon as I was of age. I only get out shooting once or twice a year now, but I still really enjoy it.

I'm looking to expand my collection a bit right now. Especially after reading about the "off list" AR's! I'll probably be asking quite a few questions regarding these in the near future!!!

I just wanted to say Hi!

John

ivanimal
12-29-2007, 11:20 PM
Welcome to the best site I have found for Californians on the web.

wildcrafter
12-30-2007, 12:10 PM
I found Calguns last night while I was doing a search for ammo for an old military rifle. I've been a member of various knife related forums for several years, but this is the first firearms forum I've joined. I look forward to participating here and hopefully I'll learn a thing or two.

lerroy1119
12-31-2007, 3:47 AM
Wassup people I'll found this site right after I bought my very first firearm ,sig 226 .40, and found this site soon after. This site answered alot of my questions.

JeepinCal
01-01-2008, 2:25 AM
dont know how i missed these forums ..lol.... but glad i found them now :)

im just a shooter from way up in nor-cal that will be doing alot of reading here in '08 ;) ...

Ossa
01-01-2008, 4:00 PM
Hi everyone!

I just registered after being told about this site by another member. Having just received a CA CCW, I'm really disappointed in the legal weapons restrictions applied by my beloved home state. Hope to learn a lot here. :cool:

liketoshoot
01-02-2008, 11:17 AM
Hello all, I'm a newbie here and just want to say hi, so HI.
I live in the Big Bear, Ca. area and am looking for places to shoot, and any groups that go shootin'.

Soldier415
01-02-2008, 11:49 AM
Welcome to all of the above!

Pull up a chair and grab a drink, dive into some discussions :D

Shtgnr
01-03-2008, 8:18 AM
Hello everybody, I live in crestline and just found your site. I like the idea of a local (Ca) site. Thanks

Mike

Soldier415
01-03-2008, 8:30 AM
Welcome to calguns!

We have fun here, and there is a lot of excellent info to be found with regards to firearms here in the PRK.

Cambo5150
01-03-2008, 1:59 PM
Been lurking on here for a while, figured it was time to sign up. Lot's of great info on here. I don't feel alone in the PRK anymore....Anyways, look forward to chating with some like minded folks on here, so, Howdy.

Soldier415
01-03-2008, 2:01 PM
Been lurking on here for a while, figured it was time to sign up. Lot's of great info on here. I don't feel alone in the PRK anymore....Anyways, look forward to chating with some like minded folks on here, so, Howdy.

Welcome! Glad to see your lurking is over!

Stunnason
01-04-2008, 2:59 PM
Hello calgunner's, I've been reading on here for several months now and thought it would'nt hurt to become a member. I would like to thank everyone on Calguns for sharing the vast amount of knowleged and expertise with us newbies. My first OLL build is on its way thanks to everyone here. Calguns FTW!! :D

Harbinger
01-04-2008, 3:04 PM
Welcome Stunnason! :D

Mike

Harbinger
01-04-2008, 3:05 PM
Hello everybody, I live in crestline and just found your site. I like the idea of a local (Ca) site. Thanks

Mike

Muhahahaha... another Mike for the Calguns Mike Army. :43:

Welcome aboard!

Mike

SOneThreeCoupe
01-07-2008, 11:05 AM
I'm Steve from Fallbrook; I used to lurk and probably will continue to lurk and absorb the experience.

I own a Bushmaster Carbon-15 TLR that's going to be Dremeled out and turned into an external fixed mag plinker/home defense weapon. I'm ashamed to say I've had it since April and have only put 3 rounds through it since then. I'm lucky enough to be zoned rural so we can shoot on our property, but the neighbors don't appreciate the noise of a .223 and, frankly, I don't blame them.

I'm working on becoming a member of the Rainbow range, but money is absurdly tight right now thanks to both of my cars (my 240SX track car AND my 325iS daily driver) being broken. At least I stockpiled 300 rounds (a pittance, yes, but at least enough to break the rifle in) of .223 before I ran out of money.

I plan on wearing an empty holster to school every day of this semester at MiraCosta College, that is, if the administration will allow it.

jammer2k
01-07-2008, 2:54 PM
another newb here from Sacramento. Have lurked here off and on for a while, hopefully my unlurking will be permanent

technique
01-07-2008, 5:33 PM
hello everyone. informative site you have going on.

Sumo99
01-08-2008, 2:32 PM
New guy just saying hello. Great site.

Ontarget1
01-09-2008, 10:24 AM
Hi every one. Just found this site and I really like it so I dedided to register. I belong to a couple other good sites but this one is more geared to where I live(the socialist republik of kalifornia) lol. But seriously, there is a lot of good info to be had here.
A little info on me, I'm an NRA Life Member and an NRA Certified gun instructor. Let's just say that I have more than a couple of guns.lol I look forward to checking out more of this site.

thmsmgnm
01-10-2008, 4:34 PM
thmsmgnm checking in currently living in a refugee camp along the KY/TN border region.

rawcut
01-10-2008, 5:58 PM
whats up people. joining to get understandable info on the wonderful kali gun laws that are so damn confusing and maybe more defined lists of rifles that i can legally own. lookin forward to reading your interesting posts and perhaps buying some of your toys. thanks from 916.:confused:

BPLizard
01-10-2008, 8:55 PM
Hello everyone. My search for an answer to a legal issue concerning transport of handgun led me here. I'm from Alta Loma, CA, a city in the San Bernardino County. My wife and I were recent victims of a burglary. A couple of my guitars got stolen but were immediately recovered. Which led us to believe that we need a firearm (or firearms) for home defense.
Being new to firearms, I am looking forward to getting as much information and technical knowledge from the more experienced members of this community.
Regards.

mohlmasterrm
01-12-2008, 12:30 PM
Hi everyone. My name is Rob I am currently a Sgt in the Marine Corps. I enjoy shooting not only as a hobby but as a means of keeping myself alive in Iraq. LOL. Anyway i figured this would be a great place to meet like minded people who believe our 2nd amendment right has been mangled beyond all recognition and to meet people who are lawful gun owners.

kphamx
01-14-2008, 10:29 PM
Hello,
My name is Kevin. I'm pretty new in the whole firearms scene but have been fairly interested in firearms for awhile but never found a reason to buy a gun in California unless I liked it. The gun laws and restrictions have mainly cause me to stray away since the prudes ban the AR type, or so I thought they did until tonight. Tonight has become the turning point in which I am highly considering piecing together my own AR type.
As for the general setup, I haven't even scratched the surface of my soon to be intense research, but thought of following the lines of Stag Arms Upper and Lower Receiver if that is even possible (please veteran members clarify and correct me), ARMS SIR Rail system, Magpul stock, Bullet Button for starters. This will probably be my first and only rifle since it's quiet costly to continue indulging myself in this "hobby". Messages are greatly appreciated to help me get started on this daring start in building an AR type. Thank You.

A concern that i have is: is the stag arm receiver semi auto only? if not how would i just get a semi auto lower?

Kevin

Blacky
01-16-2008, 7:24 PM
Glad to be here - (not CA. so much as the forum) ;)

Hopi
01-18-2008, 11:20 AM
Wow, i just stumbled onto this thread.

Welcome to everyone!

j217
01-18-2008, 10:36 PM
Hi everyone!! Its nice to finally write in here. I've been reading for some time now and decided it was time to register.

*waves*

unityper
01-22-2008, 11:23 PM
Hello everyone. After lurking here for a week I decided it was time to register so I can ask my inevitable questions. I found this site while searching for info on the gun laws in this lovely state of ours(which actually seems to be a common theme for new members to this site, I wonder why?:90:). I've been interested in guns for many years now, but I just recently purchased my first gun and I'm sure it won't be my last.

SecondAmendmentgirl
01-25-2008, 6:15 PM
I've been lurking off and on for the last couple years but I finally decided to start an account and participate a little.

As for me, well, I'm probably the only woman in the San Francisco-Berkeley corridor who believes the 2nd amendment isn't for just for militias, the National Guard or not applicable to modern, urban, city living.

I'm really impressed by the crowd on here and just want to say thanks to everyone who's made this website so informative and friendly.

I hope everyone's new year is off to a great start.

quickcf
01-25-2008, 11:55 PM
Hello,

New to the forum. Lots of great info here. Looking forward to contributing while learning.

Bowser
01-26-2008, 10:57 AM
New member here also. Been reading up on OLLs and stuff learning my way up so I can finally build an AR15.

scfast
01-27-2008, 3:38 PM
Long time listener first time caller . A rainy sunday surfing the net finally got me to sign up. I'm 27yr I currently have a mini 14 and an Ar (stag lower,cmmg upper, magpul ctr stock and grip,mi ers and a few other goodies) I shoot for fun but not as often as id like since the nearest range is anywhere from 30 to 40 mi away, except for a members only range in scotts valley i keep hearing about (if your a member drop me a line) i have got so much from this site over the last year and things can only go up....not in the case of gun laws though....

SnoopDoug
01-28-2008, 8:47 AM
Hello, been a big fan of the site for a while now. Building my first CA legal AR and I figured it was time to become a member. Thanks for everyone's extremely informative posts and I look forward to continuing to read and hopefully doing some contributing myself. Thanks.

calirc51
01-28-2008, 2:49 PM
Hello everyone,
I just wanted to say Hi! I think this is a great forum. I live in the bay area and I'v been invovled with firearms for nearly 13 years now. Yeah, I know Cali gun laws puts a hamper on things, but I grew up in New York City where guns are not allowed at all. So living in Cali is not all that bad. Be safe and see you at the range.

Fuzzy5
01-28-2008, 3:34 PM
Hey all,

I think I stumbled onto this site when trying to figure out what the heck an "OLL" was. Anyway, I saw all the valuable information and I was hooked. Had to break my general rule of not joining forums and now I browse this thing every day. I think my wife's not too happy about it, but she may get a nice priced 9mm out of it to take to Front Sight :cool:

bproffer
01-28-2008, 7:01 PM
Just bought my first OLL so I figured I would register since I know I'll have questions about the build. Great Site.


Bryan

spectr17
01-29-2008, 5:24 PM
Been a lurker for awhile, lots of valuable info here. I'm the owner/publisher of Jesse's Hunting & Outdoors, an online hunting and fishing website. Love to shoot .45s and squeaks. Originally from Mizzurah but ended up in Kali-fornya while in the USAF.

razorx
01-30-2008, 6:59 PM
Am surprised as to the number of Bay area people that have joined up. I guess when I travel to San Jose, San Mateo, SF, etc., I don't seem to run into many firearm enthusiasts at my techno-geek work meetings :)

Recent transplant from Texas to california, learning all about gun laws which honestly, never knew we had any growing up in NE Texas other than no automatics allowed and no hunting with an unplugged shotgun. That was it, age thing didn't really matter that much either, since always hunted as a kid with whatever was available. Maybe kids are more stupid nowadays.

Just now starting to get back into the hobby with recent purchase of .17 Remington Fireball, Marlin 45-70, and FN 5-7. Soon to be an AR like thing and an FN SLP if Hector helps me out at CWS :)

Great lurking here with all of the great info and diverse crowd. I am part of the crowd that believes scuba gear or inflatable raft might be more helpful for WTSHF rather than a well stocked armory.

j

deleted by PC police
02-01-2008, 2:07 PM
Hello. I imported from the free state of Utah almost 8 years ago(filled out less paper work to buy my first gun there than I did my first Keg here go figure). I have not been into shooting much since I moved here cause I didn't know anyone that was into shooting. A friend recently started getting back into and I got the bug again. Love your site, been looking around for the last few days. You have alot of good info.

AnimalMother
02-01-2008, 4:01 PM
Hello. I am new here and really like this site and I am looking forward to gaining some valuable knowledge from here.

Son of Norway
02-02-2008, 7:58 AM
Hello! Noob here.

The low-down:
Santa Rosa resident, 47 yrs old, male, married, 3 kids.

The hardware:
Remington 511 .22 Bolt action rifle
Henry Survival .22 rifle
Ruger SP101 .38 revolver
Springfield XD40
Couple of airguns

Looking forward to sharing info with the good people of calguns.net!

B.C.
02-02-2008, 12:37 PM
Hello everyone. My name is Bryan, I live in the East Bay. I have been around guns my whole life. My father was a hunter early on in his life, and shared his love of guns and the outdoors with me and my brother. I inherited all his guns and very much enjoy shooting them, although I don't get out to the range often enough.

I current own/take care of 2 Springfield 30-06 rifles, a Browning Lightning O/U 12 Ga. shotgun, a couple of .22 rifles, a 9mm German Luger, and a Ruger Bearcat .22lr pistol. I'm in the market for a semi-auto Springfield Armory pistol of some sort. Came here looking to do some research and do some reading about the recent law changes.

Anyway, great site you guys got here with some really good information.

Toten Kopf
02-02-2008, 5:04 PM
Howdy All,
I'm new to Calguns, but not to firearms or other forums. Some of you might have seen my "username" on various firearm forms.

My specialities are building AK-47 type rifles and providing helpful information (to others) on this subject as well as other firearms.

As I live in a "FREE" state, I always think about those who don't and applaud those who "Fight the Good Fight". Perhaps someday, equal rule under the Constitution will apply to "ALL" states.

God Bless You All...

ivanimal
02-03-2008, 12:32 PM
I would like to come over and shake your hand. Hopefully that would be when we are sitting in a 4 WD looking for elk.:D

Welcome to the forum. I look forward to your contributions and hope we do the same.

diving dave
02-03-2008, 1:20 PM
Hi, just joined this forum. Live in the south bay, Have collected firearms since my first pellet gun..:) Have worked in law enforcement for about 18 years now. Not a huge fan of Cali gun laws, but I have to follow them too..Looks like a nice site here.

hangman7
02-03-2008, 2:26 PM
Greetings, I recently signed up after finding this forum looking for OLL info. Thanks to all who figured this out. I knew those GD politicians weren't that smart. Creative thinking always wins out.

Nemo
02-04-2008, 4:11 PM
Hi y'all, I'm another NorCal person (East Bay, specifically). I was raised on a ranch, and went shooting with my dad a great deal as a kid; when I went away to college, however, I lost touch with the shooting world.

Now, years later, I live in a city, but am rediscovering the joy of shooting. My dad passed away last year, unfortunately, but I inherited several of his guns: handguns include a S&W 686 .357 mag in stainless, a Colt Python (blued) .357 mag, a beat up old Herters single-action .22 (in poor shape and headed for the Oakland gun buyback this weekend). In long guns: a Marlin .35 lever action, a Winchester .30-30 commemorative Wells Fargo carbine, and a beat up old break-action Stevens-Savage 12 ga.

I've also just bought a Browning Buckmark .22, since I'd like to get back into shooting and figure I should start with the basics. I'm fortunate that my girlfriend just completed her NRA basic pistol course (she took it from her mom, an NRA life member, in CT!), and taught me the basics of grip, stance, sight picture, etc.

I'd eventually like to incorporate firearms training into my women's self-defense group. Lots of the women in our classes are interested in discovering and demystifying shooting. We did a group "day at the range" at Jackson Arms recently, and I think we have some budding shooters after that experience.

Fitz87
02-05-2008, 7:33 PM
Hi all, iv been lurking around for a long time but this is my first post, just wanted to introduce myself, I currently own 3 guns and am fairly new to shooting, i plan to start working on my first OLL soon as money permits, im glad to be a part of this great community!

scfast
02-06-2008, 1:29 PM
Welcome....

RTF81
02-08-2008, 3:53 PM
Hello everyone! Just recently build my first AR love it and hook on it! thanks to Melvin. Nice to be on board gents.......:)

762cavalier
02-08-2008, 4:31 PM
Welcome to the madhouse:D

jakjakman
02-08-2008, 9:23 PM
I have one month left to live in a free state. Then I must move to the heart of the left coast, San Jose. Woe is me. :( So now I must find out about all the socialist laws regarding firearms so that I can bring as many of my toys with me as I can.

jdberger
02-08-2008, 10:16 PM
I have one month left to live in a free state. Then I must move to the heart of the left coast, San Jose. Woe is me. :( So now I must find out about all the socialist laws regarding firearms so that I can bring as many of my toys with me as I can.

I think that one of the best ways to introduce yourself to new people is to insult the place that they live....:mad:

Most of us actually like California. We don't particularly care for the gun laws, but we're working to change that.

So, welcome, help us and become part of the solution, instead of a member of the whining many who are just part of the problem.

ivanimal
02-09-2008, 9:07 PM
We have a good following of people that get together in the San Francisco bay area. Get to know us and lose the attitude it might just be fun. I dont know about anyone else but I always seem to get what I want here legally. But then again I only want legal stuff.

futureExpat
02-10-2008, 6:41 AM
A mod suggested I introduce myself. I posted an article "fbi/hermosa beach" and been trying aid people in seeing that were headed for a communist country.

Whats even more interesting is when i did a search on L.A. times website for this story, nothing came up!!!!!!??

I am applying for a gun permit to get into rifle range shooting & eventually competitions.

I also will do some handgun comps also. My home defense gun will probably be a springfield XD .45 whats your thoughts on that gun?

thanx for the welcome

FE

Kestryll
02-10-2008, 12:33 PM
A mod suggested I introduce myself. I posted an article "fbi/hermosa beach" and been trying aid people in seeing that were headed for a communist country.


This is a firearms forum, not a general political forum.
If you want to discuss firearms or the political and legal issues concerning the 2nd Amendment you are more than welcome and we look forward to hearing more from you.

If you are looking for a soap box for your chosen agenda then you may want to look elsewhere. There are plenty of forums out there dedicated to general politics and views, I'm sure they would be better suited for what you mentioned above.

jordeezy
02-11-2008, 1:21 AM
Hello to everyone here on Calguns. My first post here!! My current guns are listed in my sig. I'm finding this place to be a melting pot of California gun knowlege! Glad to be part of it.

sepp44
02-11-2008, 2:39 PM
Greetings to all, time to sign in at the home front. Been obsessed with guns and their history since my dad took me to Golden State Arms in Pasadena in 1954. Anyone remember them? Anyhow, I remember when to be a Californian was to be the envy of all, now I go to the Reno Show and other collectors tell me how sorry they are at the state of affairs here, and why do I stay? I've been really pi**ed off since '89, when I had to send off my SP-1, HK-93, AK, because registration was NOT an option. This is f***ing America fer Christ's sake! Sorry for the rant, it just bothers me, "cause I remember how it used to be. Hope we can do some good.

68fastback
02-11-2008, 4:16 PM
I actually live in Arizona but found this site out of necessity on Ca. funky laws and just cruising around the site today I can see a wealth of info for even non-cali people.

BG383579mm
02-12-2008, 7:46 AM
Hi, from a CA native. Like your board.

See
02-12-2008, 5:01 PM
Hi,Just checking out all the info on Cali laws and ars.

MedSpec65
02-12-2008, 5:12 PM
Welcome aboard See! You'll find a wealth of practical tips on building and maintaining legally configuered AR's on this site, among other topics. It's well-regulated and flamers are usuallly dealt with promptly, so go ahead and speak your mind. Happy trails.

minxstm
02-12-2008, 10:35 PM
Eeeekk I think I'm officially addicted now, the wiffee is starting the hate this place.

FallingDown
02-13-2008, 12:17 AM
New to posting on Calguns but I've been a fan for awhile. Appreciate the environment and all the effort, collaboration and information shared on the boards.

WhiteDingo
02-13-2008, 12:46 AM
Been reading calguns for about 4 months now, working on building up some CA legal not-assault rifles. Fine site, got turned onto it by a fellow shooter.

aRgus
02-15-2008, 9:52 AM
Hi, I've been lurking via the RSS feed for a while now and I figured I should introduce myself.

I've been shooting since I was a scout and enjoy hunting and tracking. I've been almost exclusively a long gun guy for most of my life, but recently I've started making an effort to improve on my pistol skills.

mehfisto
02-16-2008, 11:24 AM
Hi, I've been lurking via the RSS feed for a while now and I figured I should introduce myself.

I've been shooting since I was a scout and enjoy hunting and tracking. I've been almost exclusively a long gun guy for most of my life, but recently I've started making an effort to improve on my pistol skills.

New here as well. I can hit the paper though. =]

Rocko
02-16-2008, 12:33 PM
Just found out about this site. Just wanted to say that I think that this seems like a great place to get and share information. I have been shooting for some time now and currently work as a marksmanship instructor for the military.

Raiden51
02-17-2008, 7:07 AM
Name's John. I am an active Marine. 0351 by trade (whatever that means).

rkt88edmo
02-17-2008, 8:39 AM
Welcome! to all you new folks.

waffenkampfer
02-17-2008, 4:37 PM
Hi there to every one. New guy hear looking to learn a little and bs a little.

deepsquatter
02-17-2008, 7:43 PM
Hi everyone,
The sight was recommended by a friend and I've already learned a couple of things I didn't know after reading a couple of threads.

As a kid I used to spend hours shooting cans on strings with my BB gun. As a young adult, I used to go to local ranges fairly often with my best friend but somewhere along the line we fell out of the habit for about a decade.

Recently, we decided, along with another buddy, to set up some range nights and get shooting again.

I've always shot revolvers but always said I was going to buy a Glock 21. Bought ammo, a holster, a cleaning kit etc over a decade ago but never actually bought the gun. LOL

Rented one out at Bullseye about a month ago. Loved it and plan on buying one in the next couple of weeks.

That's my story.

Jason

bruceflinch
02-18-2008, 8:56 PM
Hi Cal-Gunners,
I've done more lurking than posting, but I like your website. It is a lot like The Firearms Forum, where I used to post alot. ( I do like their dedicated jokes forum ) But it is nice to hang w/ the locals. (TFF) is mostly South Easterners.
I like to shoot IPSC & IDPA. When I have time, I like Bullseye & High Power Sihlouettes. I do shoot in an Airgun League.
My "home" range is USI in Concord. When I have time & money I like to shoot @ Richmond & Ione. Reloading is my favorite non-shooting pastime. I have an understanding wife & a teenage daughter. :)

Soap
02-19-2008, 11:25 AM
Hi Everyone,

Long time Lurker, but I finally decided to register since I finally decided to "pull the trigger" and make my first gun purchase this week. I really like how everyone hear is very friendly towards each other and that's one of the reasons I decided to sign up. I'll more than likely be hanging out at the Chabot Range, since it's only 10 minutes away.

SecondAmendmentgirl
02-20-2008, 11:49 AM
Have tried 10 times to search for that thread I saw awhile ago on how to post pictures and cannot find it. Have tried just pasting the img and img/ thing and also clicking on the photo function at the top of the post but my photo keeps showing as a link instead of as a picture. What am I doing wrong?

Kestryll
02-20-2008, 12:08 PM
Here is the link to the post on how to post a picture:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=86685

I fixed your photo in the GwG thread, it looks like it had coding to be both a link and an image.

the dom
02-20-2008, 3:00 PM
I figured my first post here should be to say hello to everybody and give a brief run down of how I got here.

1. The wife and I recently took a gun saftey class. She was there to learn about guns and not to shoot them....she ended up shooting one of the guns.

2. She really liked shooting and she tried out a few guns ...Ruger revolver.22,S&W revolver .22, CZ 75 9mm, Sig Mosquito .22, Sig 226 9mm, Sig 229 9mm, Kimber .45 and well a few others I can not remmber. She really liked the Sig Mosquito and now she uses up about 150 -350 rounds per week on her own Sig Mosquito. She has already picked out her next gun.....Sig 229.

3. I then got to go out and buy my fist gun a CZ SP-01. It fit me very well and have about 350 rounds down the pipe in two weeks.

4. In a matter of just over 60+ days we went from curious and unsure about having guns to thrilled and excited about going to the range.

5. We are now California gun owners and we are here to stay...

I plan on cruzing these boards to help me understand more about our new found interest....GUNS....