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    I've owned over 150 guns in my life

    Altho almost never more than 10 at any one time, and rarely more than half that in any given time period. Many of the guns were duplicates, about 30 were some variant of the 1911, mostly govt' models, mostly Colts. I've owned a dozen Ruger .22 autopistols, 4 browning High Powers, 2 each of the Star 380's, 2 each of the star 9mm compacts, a PD.45 Star, an AMT backup (sa variant) 380, a keltec, a Kahr, 15 different revolvers (mostly Smiths) Only 3 shotguns, a dozen or so rifles (mostly AR's) I 'smithed most of them myself, cast bullets, loaded ammo, made holsters. For over 10 years, I averaged a new (to me) gun every month, and many of them cost as much as 2 ozs of gold did at the time, too. SHEESH, what a screwup. I've fired over 200 k rds, but less than 1/4 million rds, (can only estimate) and half were 22's. It would have been 4x that much, were it not for several years long hiatuses from the shooting ranks. That's really only 5k rds per year, average, when you figure i started shooting in 1968. :-) I've got a million "dry" draws and well over 100k speed swaps of mags, and many million more drysnaps. I've read 100's of gun books, 1000's of mags, shot hundreds of other''s guns, competed in a gross of combat matches over the years, won my share.

    What I found was that slowfire skills do not deteriorate much at ALL, if you dryfire and shoot airsoft, Neither do the really fast, gross skills, sub 25 yds with the rifle, sub 5 yds with the handgun. It's the "in between" ranges, trying to be as fast as the best, that take nearly all of your range time and ammo. from 10-25 yds with the pistol, and 50-200 yds with the rifle, trying to get hits in times as fast as 5 per second, that's what eats up all the resources, and unless you are a merc, you'll never need such ability.

    When I wear my glasses, I have no master eye, because I trained myself out of that handicap. I was born left handed, but learned to do most things, like throw a ball or swing a bat, right handed. I use my right hand with autopistols, my left hand with revolvers, cause when I started shooting, ambi safeties didn't exist. With the rifle, it doesn't matter which shoulder I use, but with the shotgun, the hits are faster and more sure from the left shoulder.

    I"ve smithed for a living for about 2 years, and I've coached scores of people in shooting, as well as in karate. Should have posted all this when I first came here, actually. I"m 60+, started shooting in 1968, a hair too late to get in on the tremendous guns in the mail deals! :-( The $25 1911's and $35 Lugers got away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thru View Post
    . I"m 60+, started shooting in 1968, a hair too late to get in on the tremendous guns in the mail deals! :-( The $25 1911's and $35 Lugers got away!
    I never would have guessed that. So far your posts make you sound like an adolescent teenager seeking attention.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    My knowledge and insight are so far beyond the ken of most people that it seems most just short out trying to learn from me. Those with enough background, tho, can catch it. I can't help the others. nobody can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thru View Post
    My knowledge and insight are so far beyond the ken of most people that it seems most just short out trying to learn from me.
    Well, it was very hard to see that we were honored by such greatness through all the bull*stuff*. Thank you for telling us straight up how it is.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thru View Post
    My knowledge and insight are so far beyond the ken of most people that it seems most just short out trying to learn from me. Those with enough background, tho, can catch it. I can't help the others. nobody can.
    Using punctuation and complete sentences will help everyone. You can't impart knowledge if you can't communicate clearly. Slow down and re-read what you are posting before you hit submit.

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  7. Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    I never would have guessed that. So far your posts make you sound like an adolescent teenager seeking attention.
    Hit the bulls-eye with that one..

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    Need a popcorn smilie........
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by gunnerbob View Post
    Need a popcorn smilie........
    And a front end loader to dig out from all the BS he heaped on in the op!!

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    That's pretty funny.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Deanimator View Post
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    I've owned over 150 guns in my life

    Been on the forum less than a week and has an average of 35+ posts per day. Lovely new egomaniacal addition to the forum.

    Called him out earlier in a thread in the CC forum and have yet to get a response. Can't copy links from the phone app, sorry.

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