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Old 04-17-2017, 5:08 PM
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Hello all,

My name is Brian, originally from Whittier, recently moved to Pomona. I'm new to guns, just picked up my first firearm, a S&W M&P15 II before 2017.

I haven't had much exposure to firearms, not too many people close to me with them growing up. Seems like there's a lot to learn, I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos to learn more. So far just made some minor mods to the stock furniture. I welcome any tips!

I'm a fan of offroading, I usually wheel in Big Bear with my FJ Cruiser. Seems like wheeling and guns are a good mix!

Thanks,
Brian
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Old 04-17-2017, 9:40 PM
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Hi Brian,

Welcome to the site. I'm a newly registered member but I've been reading the forums for months. I would suggest that you gain as much knowledge about your M&P from reading your owner's manual. You would be surprised at how much good stuff is in that tiny booklet. And always follow the four rules of firearm safety. See you around.
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Old 04-17-2017, 9:50 PM
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Hey Brian,

I highly recommend attending a clinic like these guys put on:

http://www.goldenbears.org/events/index.php

I did an M1 Garand clinic with them and they also covered AR-15's. Can't beat the price for the quality of training you get and they're all really helpful.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:04 PM
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Hi Brian, welcome to Calguns.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:48 PM
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:51 PM
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Welcome! I'm sort of nearby and shoot regularly in the IE (at ranges).
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Old 04-18-2017, 5:35 AM
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welcome to the forum.
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Old 04-18-2017, 5:45 AM
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Old 04-18-2017, 6:11 AM
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Welcome.
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Old 04-18-2017, 8:46 AM
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Old 04-18-2017, 8:52 AM
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welcome in OP!

Get informed and stay involved!

Nice to have another local enthusiast.
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:23 AM
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welcome to the forum. There are a lot of great people on here with a wealth of information.
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Old 04-18-2017, 11:34 AM
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Welcome aboard, Brian!
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Old 04-18-2017, 8:00 PM
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welcome aboard...I used to live in pomona ...in covina now..right over the hill...small world!
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Old 04-19-2017, 3:44 AM
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If you're living in P-town..first order of business is to start buying more guns and`ammo. It's the Wild Wild West out there!! Above or below the 10 fwy makes a huge difference..as does being above Arrow Hwy. Welcome to Calguns!!
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Welcome. Buy food for your new toy while you can without more headaches.

(I wonder how many of us get to Pomona only twice a year - for the races)
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hi from chino!
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Old 05-10-2017, 6:44 AM
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In Ham Radio there is a concept of the "ELMER". Someone who takes the newbie under their wing...yunno?


Get to know some folks at the range. Maybe start out by finding someone with the same gun. Check the "Shoots and Range Stories" Forum.

Gunners can be helpful and friendly. Good Luck.
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