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Posted: 12/26/2002 10:23:00 AM EDT
I decided I wanted an AR after shooting a friend's gun. Did a search on MSN and I've been a happy member for over two years.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 10:25:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 10:44:29 AM EDT
From ArmaLite.com after getting my postban ArmaLites.  It was all downhill from there, with the addiction to prebans especially.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 10:48:20 AM EDT
I just guessed there was a web site out there.  My first attempt (www.ar-15.com) landed me at Wilson Combat.  
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 10:59:21 AM EDT
found it by accident. typed in yahoo search for "ARE YOU 15". because i was drunk, i only got in AR15.

...been visiting here ever since. still haven't a frickin clue what an "AR 15" is. but whatever. [:)][BD][whacko]
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 11:03:06 AM EDT
I was surfin' for some parts sources when I hit the 'Mother Load'.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 11:05:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 11:07:51 AM EDT
I saw the address written in a bathroom stall [;)]
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 11:09:45 AM EDT
I stumbled upon it while looking for new toys to add to the list.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 11:30:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hanz:
I saw the address written in a bathroom stall [;)]
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Link Posted: 12/26/2002 11:31:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2002 11:31:55 AM EDT by AimSmall]
Heck if I remember...
Can't remember what I ate for breakfast...

My FFL actually told me about it...
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 11:33:50 AM EDT
AOL GunTalk
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 11:35:18 AM EDT
I bought an HBar about 4 yrs ago.  Went out shopping for accessories and stumbled across this page.

Didn't buy anything for it other than ammo and decided to come back - lurked for a while and registered this past summer.

Been downhill since.  Bought another AR (Bushy) and need lots more.

Of the ARFCom members I have met, all have been great people.  I like this forum a lot.  Gun people are good people.

Link Posted: 12/26/2002 11:37:18 AM EDT
Found it doing a search for something AR related that I was looking for.

It's Great!

Link Posted: 12/26/2002 11:40:40 AM EDT
From the troll MarkM.[:K]
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 12:09:50 PM EDT
I bought my first AR as a parts kit and went looking on the 'net for instructions on putting it together. The search led here, and I've been here ever since.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 12:18:54 PM EDT
I personally hold Grock responsible for this.  I used to come home, watch TV, and then go to bed.  Now, I go to work, come home, sit on here for hours, watch tv, walk the dog, sit on here, sleep for a bit and wake up do it all over again.

thanks grock.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 12:21:17 PM EDT
I actually heard about it from SniperWolfe. He was on the site all the time so I thought  it was one of those cult sites where people are all crazy. Then I got a Mauser and it had a bolt problem so I came here and haven't looked back since. I'm now saving money for my first AR. Bushmaster XM15 A2 20".
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 12:38:09 PM EDT
From the GlockTalk.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 12:45:47 PM EDT
Found it in 99 I believe. Someone posted a link from tu-tu-tu-tuuuung ak-47.net
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 12:53:32 PM EDT
I don't remember exactly. I think it started when I was on rec.gun, followed some links, and would up here. I quickly got addicted to the huge variety of intelligent people (rec.guns didn't have as many people, but they were still intelligent) and the ability to access the forums from any computer anywhere.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 12:57:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2002 12:58:23 PM EDT by USNJoe_Retired]
I found AR15.com while doing a web search the day AFTER I had shot the Colt MT 6731 I bought.
I wish I had found it before I had shot it.
A turned down a preban Colt Sporter (don't remember the model number, it had all the goodies) as it was more expensive and my wife had given me strict orders "to only buy the rifle you showed me".
I walked into California Police Equipment in El Cajon, Ca and saw they had 4 brand new Colt AR15's on the counter. The two postban AR15's were going for $745 each, the two prebans were going for [b]$945[/b] each in 1997.
The owner offered me one of the prebans for $925 if I bought it right then.

Link Posted: 12/26/2002 12:57:33 PM EDT
Either Glock Talk or The Firing Line, can't remember which.  Finally saved enough $ ('bout a year) and got my first AR and joined.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 12:59:05 PM EDT
My job. I work for the government and was assigned to monitor this site. I really don't like guns or people that own guns. But just to try and fit in I ocasionally start a post or comment on someone elses post.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 1:04:30 PM EDT
I'm on a recon mission funded by HCI, AGS, VPC, Brady Campaign, Million Mom March, DNC, and Hillary Clinton.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 1:10:48 PM EDT
...off the D block...
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 1:13:24 PM EDT
I had a question about my SKS, and a friend of mine told me to ask it here.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 1:22:19 PM EDT
From a Federal Agent back in Feb. He still lurks here.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 1:42:23 PM EDT
Back in 97 or 98 when I started playing on the net. My old shift partner is big into computers and helped me along. He first told be about Sniper Country and then AR15.com. At the time I had owned two AR's and thought I knew a thing or two about the rifle. Boy was I wrong. Been coming here just about every day since. Learn something new all the time. I do not remember what happened but I had to reregister after one of the updates.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 1:47:51 PM EDT
Goatboy was out canvassing the neighborhood, knocking on doors and asking people to try out his new forum. I thought I'd be polite and give it a chance, and I've been here ever since [:)]
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 1:51:53 PM EDT
My neighbors dog told about it.

Link Posted: 12/26/2002 2:09:42 PM EDT
My left-leaning mother mentioned it as "one of those" web sites for "gun whackos"...

She would eat her heart out if she only knew that she had turned me on to my favorite site ever...

She turned 60 yesterday by the way...

Happy Birthday Mom [<]:)]
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 8:31:45 PM EDT
When I was a true newbie, when I had absolutely no knowledge of ARs at all, I happened to stumble upon this site while searching for info on ARs.

This is the BEST gun site I've ever seen, and I'm glad to be a part of this community.  

Link Posted: 12/29/2002 8:39:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 9:06:13 PM EDT
What, noone going to admit that they were hired to read it by the BATF or some other government organization in an attempt to keep tabs on us??

What are you scared of?
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 9:23:59 PM EDT
Got bored at work one night and happened to guess the site's address!
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:56:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2002 5:00:03 AM EDT by skipperJ]
If I remember correctly, I believe I found this site while at The Firing Line where I was mostly involved in handgun discussions. I checked in here and immediately became interested in getting another AR-15 (I had owned a Colt which I bought in the late seventies, with collapible stock and no forward assist.) It was a hell of a good shooter and like a dumbass I traded it off. After lurking here and asking a few questions I bought a Bushmaster w/AK47 type muzzlebrake, then added a Jewell trigger and installed it with help from some members here and a Trijicon ACOG 3x24. It never ends! Then bought two flattop uppers, a DPMS and a RRA both with heavy bbls.
Both of these uppers will shoot under 1" @ 100 yds. with reloads. Today I am posting for the first time as a Gold Member.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:23:40 AM EDT
Miss_Magnum turned me on.......To the site [:)]
Been hanging around ever since.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:33:35 AM EDT
just guessed and typed in "ar15.com" and voila.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:37:01 AM EDT
I was interested in buying my first AR.  I just figured that there had to be a site www.ar15.com and here is where I ended up.  Been addicted ever since.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:38:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:39:00 AM EDT
Did a google search at work one night when bored in '97.  As you can see from the post count I lurk WAY more than I post!  ETH, you've nothing to worry about from me in regard to post counts!
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:42:25 AM EDT
I remember doing a search and finding the old board quite some time ago.  I browsed but never really returned.  Then my Dad (WX) would bring up a thread every now and then so I decided to get back on.  I've been here just about every day since.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:55:19 AM EDT
Asked a question about AR's over at Predator Masters and some one was kind enough to tell me about this site. Got all the information I needed and am still learning new things everyday. Somewhere in the process I was smitten with the AR purchasing disease and after extensive researh have come to the realization-[b]THERE IS NO CURE[/b].

Damn you, damn you all!!! [:D]
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 6:43:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2002 6:45:25 AM EDT by J_Smith]
....its nice to still get my weekly $500 check from the ATF as an informant.. errrr ... snitch...plus AR-15.com is both entertaining and informative. I've been lurking here since 1998 or 1999 and have brought about 50 firearms related convictions since first posting here!! My efforts have been so successful that I once went to dinner with Janet Reno and Louis Freeh..........

But seriously - I first starting posting in 1998 on the old board if I remember right - I think a friend told me about the website or I found it surfing the net- probably a google search of "chicks with guns". And no I am not from the government......

Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:58:42 PM EDT
At the Maryland AR-15 Shooter Site...Way to go Forest!!
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:18:49 PM EDT
i found the old ar15.com through free republic.com a long time ago. it took me a while to get used to the "new board"--i liked the old one better.  but like most things, you get used to it and the format is not nearly important as those who use it.
that's why i still make this site must viewing every single day.

Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:28:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sociopath:
What, noone going to admit that they were hired to read it by the BATF or some other government organization in an attempt to keep tabs on us??

What are you scared of?
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Try reading.

[b]My job. I work for the government and was assigned to monitor this site. I really don't like guns or people that own guns. But just to try and fit in I ocasionally start a post or comment on someone elses post.[/b]

[b]I'm on a recon mission funded by HCI, AGS, VPC, Brady Campaign, Million Mom March, DNC, and Hillary Clinton.[/b]


[b]I was trading weapons secrets with the Chinese and this is what I got.[/b]

Link Posted: 12/30/2002 6:12:14 PM EDT
Got the AR bug after seeing a friend's for the first time in '99.  Did a yahoo search, which brought me here.  I've been learning ever since!
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 6:18:02 PM EDT

Link Posted: 12/30/2002 6:32:08 PM EDT
Typed in "www.ar15.com" to see what would happen. Lurked for a while and finally registered to post a reply to something that I couldn't let go at the moment.
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