Greetings from Central Virginia

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Greetings from Central Virginia

#1 Post by SouthpawB » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:51 pm

Intros: Hello, I'm new to the forum. New to forums in general. New LGC member as well.

I am former military, out ten years now. I served as range safety officer for several years and gave instruction to soldiers on the M16 variant weapons as well as the M249 squad automatic weapon.

War made me realize that I had other things to do. Went back to school and became an architect.

I have no interest in the joining the NRA. Their fear mongering is repulsive and divisive but, I still like shooting. I felt crazy. Or more like someone with a dirty secret. Guns AND a Democrat?! It can't be!

Then I found LGC and here I am.

I live in Charlottesville, and am looking for a range somewhat close where I can put holes in paper, and improve.


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#2 Post by Hiker » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:53 pm

Sounds like you will fit in real well here. Welcome from Lexington KY
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#3 Post by googolovich » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:55 pm

Greetings southpaw! New here myself. This is a great group with wildly divergent viewpoints and backgrounds. Your concern is mine as well. Extremely disappointed in the NRA and trying to figure out how to get my membership dues refunded.

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#4 Post by googolovich » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:55 pm

As if...

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#5 Post by bigbass4me » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:24 pm

welcome from blue dot welcome from NC


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#6 Post by senorgrand » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:42 pm

Welcome!

Now that you'te out, what do you shoot?
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#7 Post by whitey » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:04 pm

:welcome: I think there was a place around Louisa. Try http://www.wheretoshoot.org/
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#8 Post by lurker » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:16 pm

:welcome:
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#9 Post by HuckleberryFun » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:20 pm

:welcome:
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#10 Post by SouthpawB » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:23 pm

senorgrand wrote:Welcome!

Now that you'te out, what do you shoot?
I am finishing an AR15 build. That and my dads old Winchester 30/30


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#11 Post by SwampGrouch » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:18 am

:welcome:
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#12 Post by lurker » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:26 am

SouthpawB wrote:New to forums in general.
how does this happen? it's 2017, not y2k. been living under a rock?
covfefe!

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#13 Post by SouthpawB » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:06 am

lurker wrote:
SouthpawB wrote:New to forums in general.
how does this happen? it's 2017, not y2k. been living under a rock?
haha pretty much. Instagram and the Facebook have been my understanding of social media. Don't get me wrong, I've read forums on various topics, headspace, 6061 v 7075 aluminum etc. , just never stepped into the conversation prior.


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#14 Post by highdesert » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:05 pm

:welcome:
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#15 Post by senorgrand » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:02 pm

SouthpawB wrote:
senorgrand wrote:Welcome!

Now that you'te out, what do you shoot?
I am finishing an AR15 build. That and my dads old Winchester 30/30


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#16 Post by Bang » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:37 pm

Hello from Utah!

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#17 Post by SailDesign » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:11 pm

Hi from RI! :welcome:
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#18 Post by zagone » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:27 pm

Welcome neighbour from Baltimore Maryland.

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#19 Post by Mohead » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:06 pm

:welcome: from Alabama. Would love to hear more about your build.
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#20 Post by SouthpawB » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:22 pm

Mohead wrote::welcome: from Alabama. Would love to hear more about your build.
Good to be here. Thanks for having me. Anderson upper and lower. Ergo grip. 18" .223 Wylde barrel, rifle length gas system. Alpha nitride BCG. Magpul SL-S stock. ADE pro 17" mlok handguard. Still in the market for sights and muzzle device. I'll probably upgrade the charging handle and safety selector to ambidextrous versions soon. For now, mil spec is where I'm at.


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#21 Post by Mohead » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:53 pm

SouthpawB wrote:
Mohead wrote::welcome: from Alabama. Would love to hear more about your build.
Good to be here. Thanks for having me. Anderson upper and lower. Ergo grip. 18" .223 Wylde barrel, rifle length gas system. Alpha nitride BCG. Magpul SL-S stock. ADE pro 17" mlok handguard. Still in the market for sights and muzzle device. I'll probably upgrade the charging handle and safety selector to ambidextrous versions soon. For now, mil spec is where I'm at.


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Sounds like a nice build. I think the ambidextrous charging handle was one of my favorite upgrades.
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#22 Post by Frogger » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:56 pm

:welcome: from Southern Utah!
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#23 Post by 321FLSurfer » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:10 pm

Welcome from FL! I put a Nordic comp on my 18" .223 Wylde. I've also been really impressed with an Omega comp I just put on an AR10 build. Does wonders for the recoil, sure pisses off the neighbors (in the adjacent lanes).
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#24 Post by sikacz » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:35 pm

Welcome from another fellow architect!
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#25 Post by tommythedrummer » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:40 pm

Is there a local chapter near Charlottesville??
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