Hello from central Illinois (NO NOT CHICAGO)

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by cb56, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. cb56

    cb56 Active Member

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    Although I was born there (chicago) I've lived most of my life downstate. Feel more comfortable in southern Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and anywhere south of those places than up north.
    Turning 60 in about two weeks and just bought my first gun yesterday. Since I've already posted a few times on this form I thought I'd do a formal intro.
    Not much to say just a regular guy I guess. I'm retired from my job at SIU med school. Worked at the warehouse and in communications. Happily married to my wonderful wife who is also going to start shooting soon as her FOID card shows up. Love my daughter, son in law and grandson. Born again Christian, Go to church on sunday. Love playing banjo out on my patio when the weather is nice. Love my pets, 2 cats and a Beagle. Love my country. Now I got a new hobby that I can share with my wife. One that helps keep us safe.
     
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  2. One Shot

    One Shot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to TFF from Colorado. I think you will like it here.
     
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  3. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I think that I welcomed you in one of your other threads but I will make this my official welcome to The Firearms Forum, from down here in Georgia!!
     
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  4. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hello and welcome from Tennessee.
     
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  5. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

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    Another welcome aboard! You'll fit right in here.
     
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  6. crystalphoto

    crystalphoto Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome aboard, from SC! You'll enjoy it here.
     
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    flboots Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Florida. I also was born and raised in Chicago (south side). Went into the Navy and never wanted to go back there. See you worked at the State Party School. LOL.
     
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  8. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome from Texas.
     
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  9. rebel61021

    rebel61021 Member

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    Welcome, I am also in Illinois and congrats again on your First firearm!! I am south of Rockford about an hour. You will like it here alot of great people here.
     
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  10. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome from up north. Far Northwestern Chicago suburban area.
     
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  11. Joe Hohmann

    Joe Hohmann New Member

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    Welcome! Are you joining a gun club? Guns, especially .22s, get lonely sitting in a closet.
     
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  12. cb56

    cb56 Active Member

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    My buddy has a range out in his back yard out in the country. He's invited me to come by a least once a week.
    As far as gun clubs I'm keeping an eye out for one that is close by with reasonable dues.
    The gun shop that sold me my gun has a range that they rent but that's $10 1/2hr. $14 hour.
     
  13. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

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    its nice to have a range on private property. You don't have to wait on ten other people to go down range and check targets
     
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    joe45c Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from NY.
     
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    bumblebee Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! I graduated from SIU Carbondale, Go Salukis!
     
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