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Link Posted: 4/7/2012 10:05:24 AM EDT
[#1]
Scott Knoll
Mchenry
Broadband technician
Just got into ARs and am building my first. I also have an XD40 4".
Link Posted: 4/20/2012 3:29:13 PM EDT
[#2]
hello

mike
downers grove il
bus mechanic

i really enjoy shooting my guns
Link Posted: 4/20/2012 6:23:34 PM EDT
[#3]
Jon
Champaign
Car dealer
Danial Defense M4, RRA operator 2, Glock 34, Beretta px4
been driving to bloomington to often.... central Illinois desperatly needs a quality range
Link Posted: 4/26/2012 1:35:50 PM EDT
[#4]
Josh
Naperville
I am a mechanical engineer.
Just finished my first AR build but also have a Glock 17.  I am waiting for my dad to pass on his collection including a Winchester lever action and a British 303.
Link Posted: 6/12/2012 11:08:27 PM EDT
[#5]
Eric
Mokena
Heavy machine mechanic for the RR
Just purchased my first firearm an AR DPMS lite 16 a3
Link Posted: 6/13/2012 4:18:00 PM EDT
[#6]
Hello!

Brett
Elkville
Sales and Marketing
AR pistol
Link Posted: 6/18/2012 10:32:23 PM EDT
[#7]
Hello, Bimmer here from crook county chicago...
Link Posted: 7/11/2012 1:44:57 AM EDT
[#8]
Northern Will,  near Joliet

eX - USN, USNR, IL NG,  USAR,  ( usar mtu )   WILL CTY EMA S A R,


present - NRA life,  ISRA   range member from 1970

Military bolts,  Colts

reloading

prepper   (Just starting)
Link Posted: 7/11/2012 1:50:23 AM EDT
[#9]
used to live in naperville on Oswego Rd  around 1980 - 85

now near Joliet, still go to naperville often to rub elbows with the upper crust. he he
Link Posted: 7/15/2012 12:19:03 PM EDT
[#10]
From northern LaSalle county equidistant between DeKalb and Ottawa. Retired cop and retired soldier. Just built my third and fourth PSA lowers. Have mounted a CMMG A2 on the first (my son's) and I mounted a MOE-PSA mid length on the second. Waiting for a mock -dissapator for the third (PSA) and saving bucks to buy a fourth upper probably  a light weight carbine length.

Definitely a prepper now, the global economy is beginning to look a little strained
Link Posted: 8/6/2012 1:38:31 PM EDT
[#11]
Hello,

Ryan
Originally from Montgomery County but now reside in Normal. (Considering a move to STL)
Rail Transit and Locomotive Equipment Sales Manager
Own several various firearms. Patiently awaiting the arrival of my first AR. Rock River Arms LAR-15 Elite Operator LEF-T.
Link Posted: 8/14/2012 11:50:38 AM EDT
[#12]
David
Southern Lake County
Engineering Student
Hoping to get into the industry on graduation.
Building my first AR-15.

Depending on the time of year, I am either in Wisconsin or Illinois
Link Posted: 9/15/2012 4:48:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Alphafox24] [#13]
-Ren
Lake County
Electro-Mechanical Engineer
3Gun/Multi-gun, IDPA, USPSA/IPSC Competitor
NRA Life Member

I like things that go, "pew pew!"
Link Posted: 9/21/2012 12:08:39 PM EDT
[#14]
I've been in the forums forever, but this is my first time venturing into the "hometown" section.

Name:  My name is Michael, but I'm typically referred to as "Leo Atrox" in any online forum (bullitin boards, YouTube, Xbox, etc.). My friends call me "Leo" for short ... Even some of the ones that I know in person.
Location:  I'm currently residing in McHenry County. I made my way to Illinois after marrying a resident while I was serving in the Marine Corps. In my opinion, Illinois basically sucks; but McHenry country is alright.
What  I do:  I'm a technology engineer developing and maintaining endpoint management solutions. (I make sure more than 20,000 computers can be upgraded and maintained effectively and efficiently.)
My shooting interests:  I guess you'd call it "tactical" or "practical" shooting. I love shooting, but I really don't have time to be a recreational shooter.

I never shot a firearm until the Marine Corps put a rifle in my hands. Now I own several AR's of various varieties and calibers. I like to assemble them myself, but I do have an original model Barrett Rec7 and a POF-308 that are basically factory guns. My current go-to gun is a direct-impingement 5.56 NATO AR carbine built with forged receivers and FailZero EXO coated internals (and upper receiver). In addition to several AR's, I also own a Sig Sauer P226 SCT, a Smith & Wesson M&P-9 VTAC, Benelli M4 Tactical, and a basic Ruger 10/22. My "practical shooting" interests inform my purchasing decisions. Once I'm satisifed with "tactical capabilities" I'll likely move on to more "fun guns" ... I love historic arms, so I'll probably buy a lot of early 20th century war guns, as well as reproductions of pre-20th century firearms. I have a particular desire to get an 1860 Henry and a Smith & Wesson Model 3 (Schofield) revolver, which both hold special places in firearms history. I doubt I'd be able to get them both in .44 Henry rimfire since the ammo is not available, but I think Uberti makes reproductions of both in .44-40 and .45 Colt.

I am a member at Aurora Sportsman's Club, although I don't get out there often because of the distance between my home and the Club.
Link Posted: 10/9/2012 3:57:39 PM EDT
[#15]
Thomas
Naperville Area
Security and Loss Prevention
In the final stages of building an AR (need a gun smith and I'm done lol) Restoring a Mossberg 835 Ultimag, and Have a Marlin Model 60 that is about as old as I am
Love projects esp. mechanical ones  (guns, cars, bikes etc) also a weather nerd, I hang out with people who stand in front of tornados
Link Posted: 10/10/2012 8:16:09 PM EDT
[#16]
Howdy!
Student from the Collinsville/Edwardsville area here. not planning on sticking around here for long though.
Been shooting since age six, and I just finished building my first AR-15. Thanks for all the help with the build AR-15.com
Link Posted: 10/13/2012 12:28:24 PM EDT
[#17]
Rob

Rockton, IL

If it goes 'bang', I'm interested! Did competitive shooting in high school and enlisted in the Marine Corps after graduation. 4th award Rifle Expert during my tour.

Since then, been a deputy sheriff, police officer and firefighter/paramedic.

The family really loves self-sufficiency and shooting
Link Posted: 10/18/2012 12:26:41 PM EDT
[#18]
Name's Jim I live  in the Joliet area, Was a graphic designer till employer moved (and went belly up), so had to get back into banking:( Miss my old gig A LOT. anyway, recent firearms addict (last year or so) also  love motorcycles, Ducati's in particar, but obession with firearms dwarfed that obsession! Now I'm in LOVE my RRA TacOps 2, (want to get a "Fail Zero' nickel BCG though) Also love my PT1911, 92FS and FNP-9. looking for a good outdoor range, or some farmland that allows shooting, (not a hunter, but MAYBE coyotes) and possibly some sort of club. Prerty mechanically inclined, self taught noviice gunsmith. (replaced hammer, D spring, trigger, guide rod etc on Beretta 92FS, other mods on some other guns too. One big problem, wife HATES guns, thinks I'm OBSESSED cause of how much I read and know about them,  and doesn't REALLY know how much I've spent on firearms, ammo and range time. Yikes!
Link Posted: 10/18/2012 5:45:48 PM EDT
[#19]
Originally Posted By Jimcord1:
Name's Jim I live  in the Joliet area, Was a graphic designer till employer moved (and went belly up), so had to get back into banking:( Miss my old gig A LOT. anyway, recent firearms addict (last year or so) also  love motorcycles, Ducati's in particar, but obession with firearms dwarfed that obsession! Now I'm in LOVE my RRA TacOps 2, (want to get a "Fail Zero' nickel BCG though) Also love my PT1911, 92FS and FNP-9. looking for a good outdoor range, or some farmland that allows shooting, (not a hunter, but MAYBE coyotes) and possibly some sort of club. Prerty mechanically inclined, self taught noviice gunsmith. (replaced hammer, D spring, trigger, guide rod etc on Beretta 92FS, other mods on some other guns too. One big problem, wife HATES guns, thinks I'm OBSESSED cause of how much I read and know about them,  and doesn't REALLY know how much I've spent on firearms, ammo and range time. Yikes!


Welcome...it just gets worse.

Check out the ISRA range in Bonfield. Great outdoor range and a membership price that can't be beat
Link Posted: 10/18/2012 6:02:43 PM EDT
[#20]
My name is Brad
I live in Randolph County (been through all 21 pages and have seen a couple other Randolph Countians) on the banks of the Kaskaskia River.
I have several guns but as of now none of the AR type.  I will remedy that soon, right now I am stuck between hard to get and expensive.

I am here to learn all I can.
Link Posted: 10/25/2012 1:56:46 AM EDT
[#21]
Kevin

Across the Mig Muddy from St. Louis

Security Operations Specialist

Getting ready to pull the trigger on my first AR purchase.
Link Posted: 11/3/2012 9:36:09 PM EDT
[#22]
Bryan, 28

Woodstock

UPS driver and tow truck dispatch on weekends.

The old man is on here, he has all the fun stuff, I have a Mosin 91/30 at my place and thats it so far

Grew up shooting, starting with BB's, then .22's, and have since shot a well rounded mix of old and new pistols and rifles.

I have a soft spot for Grandpa's .38 special, but really want a new Springfield XDm, Love the M1 Garand, but want an AK.

Link Posted: 11/4/2012 8:57:58 PM EDT
[#23]
Tommy, Age 23
Bloomington
Cubicle life
Shoot @ Darnall's when I can. Would like to find a private place to shoot and someone to shoot with.
Into anything that puts holes in what you point it at.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 4:29:21 AM EDT
[#24]
Hi, my name is Mike and I currently live in Springfield. I'm originally from Raymond. I'm interested in about anything that goes bang. But I enjoy older military rifles the most. I own a number of guns, but my pride and joy is my tricked out Rock River AR. I also enjoy amateur refinishing and restoration. Sometimes it takes months, but good work doesn't happen overnight.
Link Posted: 11/16/2012 12:31:43 PM EDT
[#25]
Josh - Springfield
I'm into the tacticool stuff.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:07:45 AM EDT
[#26]
James
Born in Olney, grew up in Bloomington, lived in Champaign for 10 years.
Currently I live in Normal and work in Peoria.

Plumbing Estimator

RRA
Springfield Armory
Savage
Smith & Wesson
Link Posted: 11/24/2012 1:24:42 AM EDT
[#27]
Justin
South 'Burbs,eastern Will in Crete
Grounds Keeper
Shooting, fishing, hunting, anything outside
Link Posted: 11/25/2012 7:54:40 AM EDT
[#28]
Shane
Ogle County
Couple of Shotguns and Pistols
Bowhunting is my obsession (currently)

Wanting to build an AR and a buddy reccomended this site for info.  Reading all I can and then it's head first into the water..
Link Posted: 11/25/2012 10:28:04 PM EDT
[#29]
John
LaSalle County
Owner of 3PL/Warehousing Company
USPSA,IDPA,3Gun, Hunting
Link Posted: 12/15/2012 6:02:57 AM EDT
[#30]
Gary
Lena
Model 70 Lover
Retired from telecommunications
Do Parkerizing and Dura-Coating
Just started playing with AR's. I see this is going to become ADDICTIVE

Link Posted: 12/15/2012 7:57:38 PM EDT
[#31]
Hi all, new to site.

Matt
Champaign
AR with 20"
AV tech.
Hunting- birds/coyotes
Fishing- Mostly bass

Link Posted: 1/1/2013 1:49:16 AM EDT
[#32]
Lyle
Westville
Aviation Safety Inspector
AR-15s, 1911's, S&W Revolvers, Pre 64 Winchesters (M-12, M-70) Ithaca 37's, M-1 Garands.

Other than firearms, I am into Jeeps, Mopars, fishing/hunting.

If anyone lives in this area, and needs a place to shoot on occasion, hit me up. I live on a farm outside of city limits, and have a 250 yd range with a bench. Once I get to know you a little, I always like the company. Unless the corn is too high, then the range is closed.
Link Posted: 1/1/2013 4:38:35 PM EDT
[#33]
Mark
Edwardsville
NRA Member

Just joined ARFCOM after lurking for the last month. Planning my first AR build.
Link Posted: 1/2/2013 7:55:37 AM EDT
[#34]
Howdy....I'm new here...

used to have a couple of ARs...got rid of them about 13 years ago during divorce (along with an AK, tec-9s, calico, etc,,, :( ) now trying to get back in...

I'm from McHenry County...enjoying the information here....

I'm a network engineer (computer geek) and work downtown Chicago
Link Posted: 1/2/2013 8:51:42 AM EDT
[#35]
Tell us your name…
Adam
Where you live…
Will Co.
What you do...
Firefighter/EMT and ATT
What your firearms interest and/or experience is...
Any firearms. former Self Defense and Mixed Martial arts and weapons and personal self defense instructor Learned most of my firearms training from my dad who is retired ISP, martial arts instructor and Navy Seal (Nam)
Link Posted: 1/4/2013 4:27:47 PM EDT
[#36]
Rural JoDaviess County
EX Mil, 1st Cav, ex part time Sheriff Deputy 20 years
Retired/disabled now
into everything.
Hunting, fishing, Harleys
But hate those damn guns!!
Link Posted: 1/10/2013 2:01:39 PM EDT
[#37]
Currently living in the Western suburbs (Naperville-Bolingbrook-Aurora area)

I’m a former USAF Security Policeman and carried an M-16 daily as my duty weapon when I was active duty. Carried a S&W .38 (model 10) as a bank security guard for a while after that.

I honestly don’t own any firearms right now and I haven’t been shooting since the late 90’s, though I used to regularly. I’ve wanted an AR-15 since I got out, but never bought due to financial reasons. Same for handguns, other than the .38 I needed for work.

Now that all hell is breaking loose with pending anti-gun legislation, I figured its now or never and I have been researching what I want and what I can actually afford. Looking for a reliable AR-15 (something like the S&W M&P15) and a handgun - 9mm, .40, or .45 (considering S&W, Glock, Springfield, RIA, Beretta, Colt). Need to get to a local range and start some hands-on research.

Also joined the NRA and GOA for good measure.
Link Posted: 1/10/2013 2:10:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: gander2912] [#38]
Greg
Kendall County
I am a LEO
Mohawk Arms AR15, Glock 19, S & W .357
Just joined forum, looks like a lot of great info......
Link Posted: 1/14/2013 2:47:06 PM EDT
[#39]
Hey all,


I'm Paul

I Grew up in Anna, currently live in Centralia
Small Trucking company owner/driver/mechanic
I've been shooting and collecting guns all my life, Mostly handguns of all varieties and a couple 10/22's, but recently bought 2 Windham Weaponry AR's for my wife and I.  Always been a fan of Ruger firearms, and own more of them than anything else.  Anything American made is a plus in my book.
NRA Life member, dirtbiker, classic car nut,

Link Posted: 1/15/2013 10:43:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: kostman_04] [#40]
Patrick
Dixon, IL
IDOC and ILARNG
AR AK XDM and some hunting shotguns.
Link Posted: 1/15/2013 10:56:28 PM EDT
[#41]
Hello

Jeff, split between rural McHenry County and Twin Lakes,Wisconsin

56 yo, been in sales last 27 years

I like guns,guitars,archery(traditional),gardening and fishing.

No Ar, but I built a bunch of FALs
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 9:09:03 PM EDT
[#42]
Damon
Greene & Macoupin county area

I'm a Service Mgr at a Ford dealer, and oddly, a Jeep fanatic.

Been a gun guy since I was old enough to pull the trigger. I hunt (firearm & archery), have a couple 'built' AR's and one that was bought complete, and lots of other toys. I have lurked here and read/learned a lot, but don't post much.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 9:23:56 PM EDT
[#43]
Hey Fellow Illinoisan!

My name is Than...been around since late 2011, finally bought the membership.
West burbs, Naperville and Champaign
Software engineer
experienced in handguns; looking to get into AR/AK and long guns
also enjoy cigars

love to meet up at a range and shoot!  Its never fun to go at it alone.
Link Posted: 1/24/2013 9:33:39 PM EDT
[#44]
Casey
Hoffman Estates
Assorted firearms
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 11:02:21 PM EDT
[#45]
Matt
Rock Island Co.
Hunter 6 months out of the Year
Fishing other 6 months
Father, Musician, Shooter, and Last but not Least...Patriot of The United States of America!
Link Posted: 1/27/2013 1:36:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: wmjlar15] [#46]
Jeff
Lockport, IL
Garbage Man at Waste Management
Interest in AR custom builds and all sorts of pistols!
Love driving to Indiana to shoot Machine Guns at Midwest Gun and Range cause Illinois is a sucky shitty state.
Own multiple AR's and pistols.
Link Posted: 1/28/2013 2:22:04 PM EDT
[#47]
Andrew.
Cary, Mchenry county.
trying to get into wildlife wardens, and or DNR law enforcement.
cant count how many bolt actions i got. also have a wide variety of everything else and enjoy them all.
Link Posted: 1/30/2013 10:05:06 AM EDT
[#48]
From White County (deep South East part of state below I64
Very active in gun rights and getting concealed carry for IL
On the board of IllinoisCarry.com
Wife is spokesperson for this group.
Helped author main carry bills for IL.
Link Posted: 1/30/2013 4:06:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: turningfinal] [#49]
J
Northern Illinois
Current interest is anything firearms related, like most. 2 completed AR builds and a third underway.
Link Posted: 1/31/2013 12:39:16 AM EDT
[#50]
Dee is my nick.
Rockford, born and lived.
Live-in caregiver for the disabled
Belong to the local pistol club(Pine Tree). NRA, ISRA member
I own a couple pistols, and a couple ARs.
I like reloading for them.
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