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Greetings from the Smoky Mountains of WNC

#1 Post by WrinKtontaf » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:06 pm

Greetings all.

Just joined the club after reading through the forums a little. It's refreshing to find like minded, left-leaning folks who want to discuss our hobby and not politicize it... I like guns because guns are fun.

A little about myself: I'm 36 years old, born in the foothills of North Carolina, but I've called the mountains home since coming to college in 1999. I'm not a hunter (I've never hunted in fact), but I'm a hobby shooter, avid camper and hiker. I'm a long hair, Subaru driving hippie.

I've always had an interest in firearms and shooting but until the last ten years or so I was a hardcore pocket knife guy, but I settled on a first generation Spyderco Paramilitary and haven't bought more than a few knives since... so I stated spending my money on guns. I'm mostly a long gun shooter, and only own one handgun, but I'm planning to change that pretty soon.

In fact, this afternoon, I just finished the 10/22 build I started last fall... I'm like a little kid that can't wait to play with his new toy, but I gotta wait until range day on Thursday. It's a thing of beauty... Magpul stock, stainless Green Mountain barrel... I haven't been able to stop smiling since I tightened that action screw.

Aside from the outdoors, my other hobbies are video games, guitars and, living in WNC you can't escape it, craft beer... I'm a beer snob and proud of it.

I'm looking forward to hanging around here, reading, learning and discussing what makes our hobby great and how we can expand interest and maybe break the political divide.

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#2 Post by sikacz » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:33 pm

Welcome from Houston!
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#3 Post by ncbluedot » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:39 pm

Greetings from the Piedmont of NC

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#4 Post by lurker » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:42 pm

:welcome:
we have a NC chapter (more active on facebook), but the most of us are centered in the charlotte/greensboro corridor. you're more than welcome to come out and play with us, but it's a long drive. long skinny states kind of suck that way.
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#5 Post by YankeeTarheel » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:43 pm

Welcome from NJ!
I moved to NC in 1978, 40 years ago, in May. I left in Oct 1983 5 1/2 years later. My brother still lives there and, despite everything, I'm still a hard-core Tar Heel fan.

North Carolina was the FIRST place I ever move SOLELY because I wanted to live there. Despite Art Pope and the rest of the shit, I STILL love North Carolina!
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#6 Post by DavidMS » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:01 pm

Welcome from Montgomery County, MD.

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#7 Post by SubRosa » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:41 pm

Welcome home from AZ!

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#8 Post by Bucolic » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:48 am

Welcome from Gettysburg. Love those 10/22s!
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#9 Post by Uplander » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:52 am

Long haired Subaru driving folks have a high quality rating around here. Welcome!

Maybe you'll join me in constantly badgering Subaru to bring back the manual Outback?
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#10 Post by FlyGuy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:06 am

Howdy From Houston! :welcome:

Nice intro, you must have read the hand book.

I took the opposite path from you, I have bought all the guns a guy could want, now I am moving on the other types of weapons. I think I own stock in Cold Steel by now. Anyone else own a shillelagh, a Boomerang, Halberd, and Samburu Spear?

I almost sent this, but I had to laugh. "All the guns a guy could want", Who am I kidding? 8-)
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#11 Post by highdesert » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:57 pm

:welcome:
I'm a long hair, Subaru driving hippie.
Sounds very Californian.
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#12 Post by senorgrand » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:06 pm

Welcome! Pics of your 10/22 build if you please!
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#13 Post by lurker » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:10 pm

highdesert wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:57 pm
:welcome:
I'm a long hair, Subaru driving hippie.
Sounds very Californian.
asheville nc is just a little hotbed of pot-smokin', craft-beerin', coexist-stickerin', subaru-drivin', trump-bashin'.... you get the idea. drive thru on i-40 and the air just changes.
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#14 Post by WrinKtontaf » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:11 pm

lurker wrote:
highdesert wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:57 pm
:welcome:
I'm a long hair, Subaru driving hippie.
Sounds very Californian.
asheville nc is just a little hotbed of pot-smokin', craft-beerin', coexist-stickerin', subaru-drivin', trump-bashin'.... you get the idea. drive thru on i-40 and the air just changes.
I live about 45 minutes west of Asheville and I spend a lot of time there. Headed to Asheville Wednesday in fact to pick up new glasses and I'll probably hang out downtown a while.

As for pictures of my 10/22 build, I'll definitely get some at the range on Thursday. Can't wait to get a few rounds through it, and I just put new Magpul furniture on my Mossberg 590 this afternoon so I'm looking forward to trying it out too.

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#15 Post by Woodsman » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:53 pm

Welcome from NE Georgia! We have a Subie and I used to have long hair back in the day when I had enough hair to matter :D Wife and I have spent many happy days at the Pisgah Inn west of Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hard to beat 5000 ft asl for escaping the relentless summer heat of the GA piedmont.
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#16 Post by Rickoshay » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:08 pm

Welcome from north central GA

Another Scooby-Do driving liberal in the mountains. Shocking.


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#17 Post by YankeeTarheel » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:51 pm

My nephew in NC has LONG blond hair, a beard, stands 6'1"/6'2" and has to weigh between 230 and 250--works as a landscaper and landscape designer and drives a full size pickup
Pretty sure he like guns, is Liberal, but is still a good old boy.

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#18 Post by Mohead » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:05 pm

Welcome from Alabama. :welcome:

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#19 Post by WrinKtontaf » Fri May 04, 2018 11:10 pm

10/22 build pics from the range today... life's been hectic, but finally had a nice day, drove about an hour to try a new range in the national forest. Dirty John range I the wilds of WNC, absolutely beautiful place.
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