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Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:36:06 PM EDT
Springfield XD's
Ammo Whore

Glad to be here
Link Posted: 10/16/2005 12:28:32 AM EDT
Hey guys:

My name is Erick.  I live in Aurora.  Right now, I work at Sprint selling cell phones, but my dream job is law enforcement.  I'm putting that on hold for a while...but hopefully sometime in the near future I'll land my dream job.  I'm 25, and love shooting and hunting.  If you want to play sometime, hit me up!  I just added a DPMS AR-15 to my collection!  Can't wait to get my hands on it and take it for a test drive!  I've loved guns since I was a little kid, but thanks to my family being a bunch of gun haters, I wasn't able to get into it till I was in college.  While in college, I started the WIU Sportsman Club, which speicalized in camping, shooting and hunting!  It was a blast!  Besides my AR, I have an HKUSP .40, which I love, a Ruger Super Redhawk with stainless 7.5" barrel that is so sweet, Browning Buckmark .22, Remington 870 Super Magnum Deer Combo, Savage 110 varmint .223 w/oak stock and stainless fluted bull barrel (so sweet!), Remington 710 .30-06 rifle, and Ruger 10/22 rifle...but always adding to it.

Lets go play!!!

-Thanks for reading!

Link Posted: 10/16/2005 6:21:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: JoshD] [#3]

Edwards/Wabash county, in southeastern IL

prior military/vol. firefighter/student

Interests- about every type of firearm, want to learn more, and wish I had more $ for ammo

Other interests- dirtbikes, streetbikes, fishing, hunting, beer, trucks

Why go to the range when you can go out in the country?
Link Posted: 10/22/2005 3:58:26 PM EDT
Bethalto, IL (near St Louis)
Link Posted: 10/23/2005 6:18:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: X-Grunt] [#5]
X-Grunt here AKA Rich
Winthrop Harbor (Lake County)
Public Safety Department
X-SSG , Light Infantry           hug.gif
Link Posted: 10/23/2005 5:31:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: AlvinYorkII] [#6]
Link Posted: 10/28/2005 4:24:48 PM EDT
Truck driver
Anything that shoots

Looking for other shooters in the area...maybe get a rifle club going at a local range?

Link Posted: 11/2/2005 2:08:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4x4sc] [#8]
Hey All, I'm Chris
Madison County; Moro, IL

Bushmaster XM15-E2S A3 M4orgery

So Far:
Springfield-Armory XD9
Benelli 28" SBE
Mossberg 835
Browning Buckmark 5.5" Target Slabside
Lovely Wife and 2 Boys

NRA member

Link Posted: 11/7/2005 9:54:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: mikeu] [#9]
Happy to be here
I'm Mike
I live in Cook County :(
I work at a building supply company/welding
Started shooting a .22 when I was around 10
Joined USMC at 18, shot everything from .45 auto to 8 inch Howitzer
I have more guns than I need but not as many as I want :)
Link Posted: 11/13/2005 1:57:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: mrraley] [#10]
mrraley (Pat Raley)

Cambridge, Henry Co. (East of the Q.C.)

Marlin 336 (30-30)
Marlin ?? (22LR)
2 AR15 Car (1 in Tan 8" h.g. 1 w/ blk 6" H.G.)
1 custom build w/ bull barrel, sold upper, but kept the lower
1 in .50 AE,
AR10 20"
AR10 16"
AR 30 in .308,
AR 50,
Rugar 10/22,
Desert Eagle 44 Mag,
Springfield Arm. 1911A1 .45,
Taurus .357 w/ 2 1/4" bbl
North American Arms 22lr, 1" bbl  

North American Hunting Club life member
NRA Life member
VFW member

06-Pres.  Private contractor
01/03-08/03 OIF
02-04 3rd BN 7th INF, 3rd INF Div
01-02 1st BN 9th INF, 2nd INF Div
09/99-04/00 Bosnia SFOR 6
98-01 1st BN 16th INF, 1st INF Div
92-98 1st BN 52nd INF and 2/11 ACR
12/90-07/91 ODS/S
90-92 1st BN 7th INF, 3rd INF Div

[email protected]
Link Posted: 11/16/2005 11:04:12 PM EDT
S. hElgin, IL
Phone guy by day computer geek at night
Just starting my collection.
Link Posted: 11/23/2005 11:58:25 PM EDT
Peoria Heights
51yrs young
A sufficient number of guns.
Kimbers are my favorite pistols.
Want to try an electronic sight(EOTech is good?)
Want to do a carbine build, midlength or 16" varmint
NRA Life
ISIL monthly contributor
Free Minds, Free Markets
Link Posted: 11/26/2005 2:19:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: James16688] [#13]
Financial advisor

Armalite A4T Carbine
Colt LE6920
Glock 23

just like to shoot paper...

Link Posted: 11/29/2005 1:55:27 PM EDT
normal/ urbana
glock, 1911s/gerand/ar/ak/8mm/sks
Link Posted: 12/1/2005 4:42:48 PM EDT
Orland Park
NRA Life Member
White Sox Fan
30 years firearms experience
My father purchased a Glenfield/Marlin .22 for me when I was 8, and the rest is history!
Link Posted: 12/1/2005 7:38:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Nate7out] [#16]
Industrial Engineer
I have the good fortune of working for a company where occasionally my boss asks us to bring our collections to work and we take half the day off and go blast stuff.
Bushy M4gery
Colt NRM 1991
2 x Browning Hi Powers, a few misc. others, and an M1 Garand on the way!  

My other interests are building computers, gaming and outdoors.

Link Posted: 12/7/2005 10:21:43 AM EDT
Hey anybody from down south? Names Kirby and Im a fiefighter paramedic in Charleston. Marine vet 90-94. Belong too the Effingham county sportsmans club. Dont shoot nearly as often as I would like. Would really like too try 3 gun. Any around here? Have a happy and safe holiday.
Link Posted: 12/8/2005 3:09:02 AM EDT
I don't think I checked in so I better.

Tim Nuccio, 22 years old, ex Army mech, current mechanic for the US Postal Service

shoot IDPA with cody/larry and howell's a few times, and hoping to start shooting with Mchenry now that I moved to crook county (Mount Prospect).

AR/M1903A3/1911/Glock/Sig/HK/Benelli/Remington or whatever, anything that goes bang and isn't complete junk.

Hoping to shoot 3 gun in '06

Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:31:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: AS40] [#19]
Hey Fellas,

My name is Eric.
Served 4 hot years a a Boiler Technician in the Navy
Quad Cities
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 3:31:32 PM EDT
46 year old kid shooting since 9
Live in knox county east side
Pipefitter/ welder 26 years
married/w children
love things that go bang
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:53:22 PM EDT
Matt aka M590man here,

I live in Bartlett
I am a Mechanical Engineer working for an automotive component supplier
I like AR-15s, my Cetme .308, my Dan Wesson 1911, and my Mossberg 590 (hence my tagline)
I am also a drinker with a running problem but that's for another forum....
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 10:02:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: AR-15User] [#22]
Dave W.

Live in Mchenry, ILL, 45 miles NW of Chicago

39 years old

Have owned multiple AR's since the late '80s

Forever looking for a place nearby to shoot ARs

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:56:48 AM EDT

Jackson county (way down south)

Full time service departent manager at a new car dealership and part-time Instructor with Tactical Response.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:23:25 PM EDT
Mining Engineer

live in Urbana
grew up in DuQuoin
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:47:52 AM EDT
Hello... name is Josh
Live near Decatur, IL.

Just built my 1st AR15 RRA LOWER/A2 WITH A3 FLATTOP 16"C.A.R

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 4:19:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Twiitch] [#26]
Twiitch AKA Brett
Live in Dupage CO
Recent LEO looking for new PD
Love RRA, Colt, Sig, HK, Winchester
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 2:11:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:41:59 AM EDT
My name is Mike.  
I live in Lockport.
I work as a Research Technician (aka Lab Rat) for a large petrochemical company.

Dad taught me how to shoot and had me take the Hunter Safety course.  Close to 30yrs ago.. been shootin' ever since.  Mostly target but, I do enjoy duck & goose hunting.

Other questions just ask.

Mike (Automatic)
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 10:15:34 PM EDT
Up in the Lake Villa area
Moved here from North Carolina so Im one lost country boy
LEO in Lake County area.
Bushmaster AR-15
Springfield M1a
Glock 21 and 19
Colt 1911
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 3:19:36 PM EDT
N/E Illinois

Link Posted: 2/6/2006 11:45:17 PM EDT
patrick here....

Arcola during the summer
Champaign right now...doing internship with champaign p.d.
Macomb for the past 3 and 1/2 years....student at WIU...will be back there in the fall to get my master's

noticed a lot from the dupage co. area...my g/f is in the plainfield/naperville area....maybe you guys will have to show me ur many shootin spots the next time i'm in the area

okay here's the other info

a couple remington shotties...one winchester rifle (they're oooooooooolder than my house which is really old lol).....jap style m1 from WWII (my grandpa gave it to me.)

other interests include my '69 mustang.....my bass guitar/music....dogs....umm drag racing...computer stuff....i.e. racing games and first person shooters such as america's army, counter-strike, etc.  my g/f....she's wonderful to me and approves of my expensive habbits...oh and did i mention she cooks lol.....lets see i think that's about it...........

btw for you central IL guys since i'm in champaign...is oakwood by rantoul the closest place to shoot??? rifles that is...i live out in the country back around arcola and have made a backstop but that just doesn't make me feel real comfortable.....would hate to be the first person to murder an amish person lol....especially with a semi auto......i'd surely go to hell for that lol
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:19:46 PM EDT
Hey guys, I am brand new here and thought I would check in.

*DuPage County
*LEO (Detective) 15 years (long enough to know I have not seen it all)
*Interested in weapons and tactics, own a few handguns, rifles, shotguns, basically anything I can use for my job.
*Father of 3  
*Also into bikes and rods, have an old 67 GTO and an 83 Shovel
*Just want to soak up some of the knowledge posted on these boards.

Stay safe and watch your six!

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 9:55:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Lando12] [#33]
name: Landon
guns I love:ak's, mosin nagants ,the orignal m16a1.....and thats the only ar I like
where I live: Rock Falls
work: LG seed company (during the summer)

o did I say I love AK'S
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:06:36 PM EDT

quad city area

maintenance tech.
rra car a4
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:49:54 PM EDT
Hey, Mark here. Small-town, central Illinois, Hopedale. 44 years old, married, one son (16). Chemical worker. Love AR's, FAL's, and just got an AK underfolder. Midwest Gun Club member, NRA member. Need more range time. Gotta go. Keep 'em in the black!
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 4:58:38 PM EDT
Hi guys !

My name is Bill and I am from Franklin County in Southern Ill.  
Recently retired as Chief of a small PD after 24 years.  Been as firearms instructor for the past
23 years and run a small LE Training Corp and range in So. Ill.

Been shooting and collecting rifles/pistols for 30 plus years and shoot mostly ISPC.

Currently work under a security contract for one of those Govt. agencies.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 4:47:09 PM EDT
Name: Dave
Location: Romeoville
Been shooting rifles for about 18 years, handguns for 4.
Fan of Glock, Beretta and RRA.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 11:11:36 PM EDT
My 1st post thought I would make it here

Factory worker
Been shooting my brother's guns but hope to be getting some of my own soon
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:40:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: leanandfit1] [#39]
tazewell county
m1a-ar-1911-rem 700
custom builder
any locals looking to get together for a shoot let me know!
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 9:50:33 PM EDT
1911 parts gun
Glock 21
RRA & Colt AR-15 w/2 builds on hold
TC Classic .22
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:01:08 PM EDT
Dupage County
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 10:06:41 PM EDT
Name is mcbenavidez (Mario)
Live in South Holland
Network Administrator by trade...
HK enthusiast the rest of the time
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 10:35:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: SmittysWife59] [#43]
46 yrs old
NW burbs
Just starting business with hubby/massage therapist as well
Went hunting when I was 18 using a 16 gauge, was fun.  Then bought hubby a 9mm when we were 27 yrs old. We went to the shooting range within 2 hours of him opening his gift with a friend of his.
Started shooting at those paper figures and even though I was close around the chest area, I wasn't happy.
Hubby started talking about the "sights" I replied "What do you mean sightS?" I was shooting a 357 only looking at the end sight thinking it was the same as the 16 gauge. Once I knew I had to look through both, I had a nice tight pattern in the center. My hubby's friend turned towards him and said "Man, don't EVER piss her off!"
Hubby now has an AR-15. I want to try that!
Mom of 7, grandmom of 5, will be 6 come June.  
My wonderful hubby and I have been friends since we were 13 years old.

I bowl ALOT. I am usually in tournaments every weekend.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 1:40:26 PM EDT

NW Chicago Burbs.
Work in the metal stamping business.
2 AR15s (20" A3 and an M4gery)
Dan Wesson .357 pistol pack
Smith and Wesson 469 9MM
12 Ga. shotgun (Just to rack and scare off criminals)
Started shooting in my late teens, took a detour for several years and got back into it a few years ago.

Married to the lovely Smittyswife59 (above)
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 3:49:35 AM EDT
chicago south burbs
sig 220 and sig 245 for on and off duty
1 preban colt sporter and 1 multiple company 20" bull barrel ar and a mostly dpms 16" build on the way and a variety of other pistols and hunting rifles
btw this site is great
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:19:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: JoseyWales] [#46]

Kendall County


I have fired too many guns to list here.  

Love M1A, Garand, HK USP/SOCOM, Beretta, 1911s, Cowboy guns..   Aw hell... I love all guns.

Own AK, SKS, M1A, several ARs, HK SOCOM, beretta, 45 SAAs, winchesters, shotguns, 1911, Garand, and hope to get a 50 before any ban sets in.

And yes, I am still single, never married....So if you know any gun-lovin' single girls...
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:32:59 AM EDT
NE Kendall County
LEO in DuPage County
just built my first ar
member ITOA
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 1:32:19 PM EDT
SW lake county
Student/ part-time dockworker
Revolvers .38/.357, walthers p22/p38/p5,  mausers, ak/sks

1st post here
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:07:32 PM EDT
Hks and M1As
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 3:46:21 PM EDT
Hi.  I'm John Boch from Champaign.

I'm Vice-President of Guns Save Life and a practicing NRA Personal Protection instructor.

When I'm not working on GSL business or reading arfcom, I'm vice-president of a resource development and public relations firm.


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