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Posted: 9/14/2004 11:27:50 AM EST
Was just thinking today about how much time I spend here and remembered how I heard about this website.....wen't shopping for my first AR...had tons of noob questions...guy at Harry's Army Navy in NJ said to check out this site and I would get tons of feedback....so I did...and a year and change later...I'm still here...like every day.

What turned you onto the site?
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:28:57 AM EST
google
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:29:09 AM EST
YEars ago, after my first purchase, I typed in AR15.com in my browser for the hell of it. A few weeks ago I stopped lurking and joined.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:30:40 AM EST
Ummmm, I think I was Googling AR15 or M4 and this site popped up. Lurked for a while and then paid for a membership late last year. I'm glad I did...it's a great resource.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:30:46 AM EST
steve, you are a good man! become a team member!!!!!!!!!!!!!



meat
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:31:24 AM EST
Heard someone mention it at a gun lover get together in NH
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:31:27 AM EST
Five years ago I typed in "Room Clearing Tactics" in Yahoo (I was a member on the old board)
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:31:33 AM EST
A freind sent me a copy of the old newsletter.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:31:42 AM EST
Long about August/September 2001, I was interested in building an AR from a stripped lower, so I think I just typed in ar15.com, and BAM. I found the BEST site on the internet EVAR!!

I learned how to completely assemble an AR from a parts kit and a stripped lower.

The addiction grew from there...
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:32:32 AM EST
This site was hot-linked to AR15.COM from HK91.com, and I've been here ever since.

I also like to invite all of the new folks to spend the extra $20 and become a bronze member, you will get the search function, which is worth it right there. Click on the link below to find out the particulars

www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=2
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:34:20 AM EST
[H]ardOCP firearms forum about 5 years ago.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:35:02 AM EST
About a year ago I started working at my new job.. and my boss pointed this place out to me. Sooner or later my interest in guns was revived and ..well.. the rest is history... along with my checking account.

I just did the bronze membership last night.. awaiting.. whatever is supposed to happen when you do that.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:35:40 AM EST
i kinda fell into er'
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:35:56 AM EST
Ak-47.net, the old one. I noticed the people at arfkom were sanctimonious and cliqueish and tended to dogpile people mercilessly if they disagreed with you, but they were a lot higher class and smarter than most of the people at AK-47.net.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:36:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By Spitfire75:
Ummmm, I think I was Googling AR15 or M4 and this site popped up.



+1
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:36:22 AM EST
Google as well.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:38:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:39:41 AM EST

From a German ZDF TV documentary on "sniper camps" in Arizona.


Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:42:01 AM EST
From ByteTheBullet......
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:42:20 AM EST
Yahoo'ed AR15 back in 98.

Anyone remember the AR majordomo list?

The Yahoo groups AR15-L list?

And the general discussion list - MISC-L.....
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:43:40 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:45:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By WI_Rifleman:
google





+1
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:47:41 AM EST
About six years ago...uh...I don't rightly recall....it could have been a number of culprits that let me know about it...
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:48:13 AM EST
It's been a few years, but I think I learned about ar15.com from a friend.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:50:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Yahoo'ed AR15 back in 98.

Anyone remember the AR majordomo list?

The Yahoo groups AR15-L list?

And the general discussion list - MISC-L.....



...or the semi-hidden threads of GoatBoy's favorite non-gun pictures?
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:55:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/14/2004 11:56:50 AM EST by THEMURPH]
a friend showed me the site and the rest is history

thanks to helldog for the star
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:57:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By WI_Rifleman:
google

Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:59:30 AM EST
i wanted one of those evil black plastic furnitured indiscriminant bullet hoses so i ordered a bushmaster catalog

wanted to know more about them so i typed in "ar15" into aol search engine and here i am now

joined as a bronze member after about 70 posts..............."my active topics" is my favorite membership benefit
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 12:10:41 PM EST
I thought the first rule of ARFCOM was that we can't talk about hearing about ARFCOM.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 12:15:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Yahoo'ed AR15 back in 98.

Anyone remember the AR majordomo list?

The Yahoo groups AR15-L list?

And the general discussion list - MISC-L.....



+1
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 12:21:17 PM EST
from a guy at the range. i wish i knew who it was , because i think he is member. i 'd like to thank him for informing me about this wondeful site. much happier, but a lil more broke beacuase i have this diesease that's terminal. i have got a case of BRD. AND IT'S BAD.



meat
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 12:22:53 PM EST
Through my truck.

"What", you say? In 2001 I purchased an 02 Dakota Quad Cab and wanted to spiff the performance up a bit. Found a website (dodgedakotas.com) that our very own Hawkeye was part of. I read a couple of threads he'd been active in (I think the "Gun Control" thread is still going strong there, years later) and he'd mentioned that he was "into" ARs. At that time I had been looking into having a CMP legal AR built up and I stopped by here around November of 02.

So if I haven't said it before and you're reading this Hawk, Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 12:25:42 PM EST
Wondered if there was a site called AR15.com, so I typed it in the address bar,
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 12:26:16 PM EST
Googled AR15 and it popped up.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 12:31:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By knightsar:

Originally Posted By WI_Rifleman:
google


+1

Hmmm... that avatar looks awfully familiar...
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 12:32:41 PM EST
I was actually doing a search on Yahoo! for a G36 and some one had one for sale in the Equip Exchange.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 12:36:00 PM EST
google
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 12:44:18 PM EST
Friend at my former place of employment. I don't remember what started the conversation - I only had a G3 (with civilian receiver) at the time so I'm not sure what guided us to AR-15s. I don't know what his user name is so I e-mailed him to find out.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 12:45:03 PM EST
google
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 12:48:15 PM EST


biggerhammer.net
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 12:50:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By macro:
How did you hear about ARFCOM ?



Google on "AR15"
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 12:51:11 PM EST
I bought an AR then decided I needed to learn more about them. Found this site shortly after googling "AR15"
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 12:56:39 PM EST
It was written on the side of a bathroom stall in Amarillo, TX - the gas station opposite the visitor's center on Hwy. 287.


Link Posted: 9/14/2004 1:01:20 PM EST
i googled AR15
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 1:02:11 PM EST
dad
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 1:03:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Yahoo'ed AR15 back in 98.

Anyone remember the AR majordomo list?

The Yahoo groups AR15-L list?

And the general discussion list - MISC-L.....



That's how I found this place too. IIRC, there some very knowledgable people on the AR15-L.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 1:20:09 PM EST
I came across it while online researching for an AR15 purchase. I spent $20 + tax for a USA mag when I bought the gun. After I tried to use it and found out it was junk I came back here to research mags. I really started using it to buy NIW USGI mags from the EE. $20 to $25 each/shipped is what I paid. I wish I didn't buy so many.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 1:22:02 PM EST
Web Crawler.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 1:39:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By raven:
Ak-47.net, the old one. I noticed the people at arfkom were sanctimonious and cliqueish and tended to dogpile people mercilessly if they disagreed with you, but they were a lot higher class and smarter than most of the people at AK-47.net.




+1


.....plus, I came to realize how fantastic the AR system was after purchasing one back then.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 1:49:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Yahoo'ed AR15 back in 98.

Anyone remember the AR majordomo list?

The Yahoo groups AR15-L list?

And the general discussion list - MISC-L.....



usenet rec.guns -> majordomo list -> AR15.com
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 1:50:48 PM EST
google
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