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Link Posted: 5/13/2005 7:27:26 AM EDT

goin' on 34yoa
I love 1911's, Glock's, and especially the AR15 platform!!!
LEO (11 years and runnin')

Stay safe!

Link Posted: 5/13/2005 2:27:14 PM EDT
Adam Johnson
Aurora Illinois
Real Estate based Finance Attorney (Chicago)
Interested in just about everything firearm related.  Shoot IDPA as well as local matches (pins / urban cowboy / steel).
LFI - Advanced Handgun
DTI - (Farnam) - Intermediate Defensive Pistol
TRI - Defensive Shotgun
Hackathorn - Advanced Pistol
Coming Soon - Pat Rogers - Tactical Carbine
Link Posted: 5/13/2005 11:24:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: dot_bob] [#3]
Mike from Springfield. Nice to see some others in and around town. I'm a PC parts store manager. Two of my employees are AR owners and lurkers around here.

Link Posted: 5/14/2005 12:26:35 AM EDT
Ron...43 y/o
Fireman in Chicago
1st gun 5 years ago...
Can't stop... got it bad
Thought I had it all with my M1A
Then I got an AR15...was born again
I need help...as in "Help me carry this ammo!"
Spend way too much time in house naked w/rifle slung over shoulder peekin' out windows  
Can't say much here...
Think they're watchin' me
SSHHHH, what was that!!??
Gotta go...............

Link Posted: 5/17/2005 9:44:53 AM EDT
Greg, Elmhurst, Colt SP1, Bushy AK carbine, 1919a4,P-38, Ruger 44, 22's,380's, Beretta .25
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 3:20:31 PM EDT

Truck Driver
Wheel Guns
Lots of ammo
NRA Member
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 10:11:03 PM EDT
Hi guys,
Thought I'd say hi, names John and I'm from Rochelle.
A few AKs,ARs,HKs,Deawoos, M1As and an FAL.
Link Posted: 5/30/2005 2:35:32 AM EDT
I'm another from the southern part of the state, near Carbondale.

I'm a full time Service Manager at a car dealership and also part-time firearms instructor.

ARs, Glocks, and 1911s
Link Posted: 5/30/2005 2:53:58 PM EDT
  I work for a very small shop that custom fabricates countertops
Link Posted: 5/31/2005 10:27:16 PM EDT
The name is Dave.

I live in Oakbrook - that's the western suburbs.

I work in medicine

A newbie in the world of firearms - this site was recommended by a friend as a good 'first source'.  

I haven't purchased a weapon quite yet - just got my Firearms Card from the state the other day.
Link Posted: 5/31/2005 10:39:16 PM EDT
Rick is my name
Retired Military (24years)
Own ar's, hk.870's,1911's
Resistered Nurse
Up in Gurnee
Link Posted: 6/2/2005 1:54:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Not_so_Clever] [#12]
Victor here.

I am from the land that brings you Blago, Daley, Obama, Gutierrez, Schakowsky, Jackson, ad nauseum.

I can hear Wrigley during home games, and walk my dog by the lake.

I was around when Kennedy was shot.

Audio video coporate stagehand type. In a union, but very ambivalent about it. It's a living.

I do like guns, but do not like CAGE units.

I hope to meet some of you, and help this forum become a force in the pro-gun movement to take back our rights in this state.

Thanks to you guys that post to keep the rest of us informed.

Link Posted: 6/7/2005 10:55:03 PM EDT
Farmersville (25 miles south of Springfield)
Corrections Lt.
Just got my first AR (DPMS  a2 STANDARD) LOVE IT>

Also WASR AK several hand guns Clock 22 And 1911 45

Link Posted: 6/8/2005 6:38:07 PM EDT
Nathan from a farm north of Peoria.  
Currently a student.
Interests in any gun, some experience with AK and AR, as well as 1911 and Glock.
Also some long range stuff.  
Link Posted: 6/10/2005 11:31:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: jpusk] [#15]
Peoria (area)
Shoot @ Midwest Gun Collector's Assn - Washburn/Lacon
Have: rifles, pistols, shotguns, bow
Had: different rifles, pistols, shotguns, and bow
Hoping to compete, AR and IDPA.

Sell cars for a living

Besides being a dangerous gun freak, I fish and act.
Link Posted: 6/14/2005 10:11:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: JD226] [#16]
I'm Jack
Western Suburbs (Naperville)
Got back into shooting after retiring
Like shooting anything that works, especially 45ACP and AR-15
Link Posted: 6/15/2005 9:29:35 PM EDT
BSP1 here
Near Peoria
'bout 20, including ARs, AKs, 1911s, and wheelies
Did HVAC work for 30 years, now looking for something new to do -  would really like to open my own range....Peoria area folks comments are invited

Link Posted: 6/17/2005 7:57:41 AM EDT
efxguy here.

I work in motion picture (live) special effects.
I live in Kane County near GAT Guns.
I'd like to be a special effects armorer but have to get an FFL.
I've been handy with a weapon since I was a kid.
Ex- LEO. (Knee blowout!)
Krav Maga  kicks ass.

Rifle, pistol, shotgun, Hummer!

Link Posted: 6/18/2005 11:08:40 PM EDT
Mark here

Bloomington, IL

RRA Entry Tactical, 1911a1, M1 Garand, HK USP .45, 1919 .30 cal mg

Looking for shooters in the area and looking for a decent range.
Link Posted: 7/4/2005 2:31:21 PM EDT
name: Jake

hometown: Edinburg, Il.  commonly referred to as "God's Country"

hobby: guns, hunting, fishing, handling my snake (not that you sicko-i have a ball python-jeesh what a pervert)

job: i work in a lime quarry-normally i run a bobcat and clean under conveyors, but i also run pit trucks and articulating trucks and once in a great while i help load the shot-BIG boom-now that's fun.

guns i own: i own everything from twelve gauge shotguns to .22 pistols.  my ar is an RRA entry tac that i'm slowly but surley turning into a government model.  total i own a dozen firearms which my wife thinks is enough.......oh she has a lot to learn.

Link Posted: 7/8/2005 9:05:42 AM EDT
I'm going to steal the format posted by deerkillindad21 because it looks nice. ;)

name: Andrew

hometown: Carol Stream, IL

hobby: modifying/breaking stuff like cars and guns

job: computer networking

guns i own: Little bit of everything. Mostly I like my H&K pistol and the AR rifle system. The rifle is currently under "project" status.
Link Posted: 7/16/2005 10:13:46 AM EDT
Name: Tom
Place: Walnut Illinois, just south of Sterling Rock Falls
Occupation: Police Chief also a Fireman/EMT
Guns: Many and growing
Married: yes hildren:have

Link Posted: 7/17/2005 1:45:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: silascobb] [#23]
I done gone from Illannoys.
Link Posted: 7/17/2005 5:39:16 PM EDT
Hey Boy's

Name's Randy from the cornfield's of Lasalle County....Mendota to be exact, and about 15-20 minutes from the range.hug.gif
Work for the City of as a Firefighter / Paramedic

Grew up shooting guns...all kinds....Got my first AR about three years ago and have been hooked on them since.
Link Posted: 7/20/2005 8:31:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 45Ron] [#25]

Dupage County


1911's,  Springfield & Colt

ISRA member

NRA member

I shoot at Midwest in Lyons,  Rinks in Lockport and Buffalo Range in Ottawa.


The High Road

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:41:21 PM EDT
down south, a world away from the people's republic.

Half ass cop

Glocks, AR's and the soon to be proud owner of a benelli 121 m1

Anyone else down state, around STL?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 11:57:42 AM EDT
Tango7 here.

Lake County, IL

Work as Firefighter / Paramedic for a small city north of Chicago.

Been around guns most of my life, although we didnl;t own any at home - learned to shoot from my uncle in Decatur, and the PD in the town where I grew up (Jr. Rifle Club 7th & 8th grades)

Currently rebuilding my collection d/t thefts.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 10:15:15 PM EDT

Frank  from Joliet IL
3/3/33 ARMOR
1/1/34 ARMOR
                                                               Ayers Kaserne- The ROCK                    
Service Disabled Veteran                          



Link Posted: 8/7/2005 2:48:30 PM EDT
info for Mack Bolan....

McHenry County, NW burbs of Chicago
gun nut enthusisast.  I have a couple of Ar's, AK's,HK 91, some bolt action rifles and a few handguns. I have no time but when I do, I go and shoot.   I am interested in building my own AK from a parts kit.  I am glad to see this is an active forum.

Does anyone here shoot IDPA in McHenry?  I think that I will be up there and be shamed into practice this fall.

McHenry IDPA

Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:57:50 PM EDT

Former USAF K-9 handler.

Waiting for Daley to get off his ass and hire more cops.

I have a couple Sigs and my Bushy.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 9:21:55 AM EDT
Name is Blake

Live in the north east corner up here by the lake

Run a public service program for a living, Watching the criminals cut grass, paint, pick up garbage, etc.......
aka: shakin 'da bush boss

Hobbies are Guns, old cars and strippers
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 8:33:07 AM EDT
Law Enforcement/CSO 15+ years /Firearms Instructor about 4 years/SIG/AR15/M16 armorer
Love my SIG P226 89'
Just getting back into building AR15's
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 11:38:10 PM EDT
Mark here
Student at WIU looking for an engineering job.
So far only a few guns CZ 75B and a Savage 10 in .223.  
Hopefully an AR after I gradate and get some money.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 4:00:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Redneck41] [#34]
I live about 65 miles SW of Chicago
26 y/o , married, no kids

Bushmaster  Shorty
Remington 870 Express 12
Kimber Gold Match
Kimber Ultra Carry
S&W 99 .45acp
Beretta 96G Elite 1A
S&W Pre-27 3.5" (circa 1956)
Colt Detectives Special .38
... and a few others ...

I am a Security Officer for a large hospital in Will County
I am a member of Braidwood Lodge #704 AF&AM
I build computers on the side, and shoot trap pretty often
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 4:46:46 PM EDT

Far northeast corner.

Electrical contractor.

I've had ARs in various configurations for 22 years.

When I'm bored I shoot in my basement.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 9:29:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: LawdogRD10] [#36]
Eric from Randolph County, Illinois. We're on the Mississippi River somewhere between the Metro East and Carbondale areas. I'm a Deputy Sheriff and firearms instructor. Hoping to find some others from the area with cool toys I can try out...using your ammo.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:46:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: AKRay] [#37]

Montgomery Co.


Hobbies: Turkey hunting, knife collecting,shooting,RKBA IllinoisCarry.com A website dedicated to advancing concealed carry in Illinois.

Norinco 84s (.223)
Glock 23

Working on  first AR build.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 3:02:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: mack69] [#38]
mack here:
NW burbs, 50yrs old, had guns on and off most my life. Reloader, FFL03 licensee, shoot handguns mostly, never even had a rifle till '03.
Built my first AR15....
Been kicking around building an AR but with the upcoming (September 8th, 2005 crook county board meeting regarding a county wide AWB...I'm sitting tight to see what happens. I'll be damned if I give up my freshly built AR to the jack booted thugs who are bound to bang on my door in the middle of the night to confiscate my newly built AR...along with all my other guns....It ain't gonna happen....I'm thinkin it would put me on the verge of an Unintentional Consequences thing......
Been in the puter biz for near 25 yrs, have 4 kids 18, 16, 5 and 3.
shoot at either GAT or Gun World, but would much rather shoot outdoors, not an easy thing in this god forsaken county/state....up north anyways...
Active in Illinois Carry: www.Illinoiscarry.com
Stop by and join up to help us get concealed carry for Illinois!
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 12:17:04 AM EDT
Mike- TJustice                                                                                                                                                       LOCATION- SO. IL On the border with IN. About 3 hours from S.L. MO and about 3 hours from the Machine Gun Shoot  in KY. Formerly from the N.W. suburbs of the State of Chicago.(Elgin) The farther I am from the craziness, the happier I am!                                                                                                                                                               CURRENTLY OWN- SAR-1, Rock Island 1911, Maverick 88, 10-22, Herritage Arms .22-.22MAG and AMMO-AMMO-AMMO.                                                                                                                                                         EMPLOYMENT- Automotive industry for the last 12 years.                                                                                                                                                           HOBBIES- Hunting(what I can -When I can) Fishing(when I'm in the mood)Watching T.V. and messing on the computer(most of the time) AND DON'T FORGET DRINKING BEER! FUCK NASCAR!                                                                                                                                                     LOOKING FOR- Always looking for a SAFE place to shoot!                                                                                                                                                           I VOTE!-AND I FORCE MY WIFE TO ALSO!
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 1:14:52 PM EDT
I am an Eagle Scout.
Lived in DuPage
Went to college at WIU for Law Enforcement Justice Addministration
Finnishing college up a SIUE, and then transferring the last credits to Western
Living in St. Louis arean now with G/F.
My G/F is going for her masters degree.
Working Surveilence at a casino currently.
Want to move up to DuPage when the G/F and I are done with school.
I want to open a surveilence company, or go into VIP protection.
I love guns, and I want to be rich.

I am a stuanch Libertarian, and you should be too.

I am not proud to live in this state in the state it's in.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 3:48:52 PM EDT
Hi names Andrew I'm new here.
Currently Live in Bartlett (dreaded Cook County)hilePart time executive protection.
Trained in:
TEMS (Tactical Emegency Medical Support)
and also gunsmith as a hobby.
I own:
AR15, S&W686, 1911, and a Beretta 92FS
I shoot USPSA and plink.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:44:51 PM EDT
Hi Fellow Gunners,

Reloading (Chris)
N. Cook/S. Lake county area
If it's Big Ugly, Evil hug.gif AR, AK, FAL and 50 Cal.
I perfer large cal. rifles and pistols (Make My Day - You Know!)
I Fight for your 2nd Amd. rights - Daley Hobbie
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:24:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: usa-1963] [#43]
i live in van down by the river
American-Registered Voter-

Link Posted: 9/12/2005 2:31:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: ops144] [#44]


kendall county "montgomery"

firefighter/emt Franklin park"HI Mike "

wife 3kid 2 dogs big mortage lol

just got my 1st armalite m15-a2 cb"waitin 22 yrs"
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 11:13:36 PM EDT
Shaun - 20

Used to own a small business, but shut down so back in college now.

Much interest in guns the past few years.  Training courses, lifetime NRA member, member of local pistol club (Pine Tree), have some pistols, working on getting some rifles ($$)

Recently started an Illinois 2nd Amendment organization called ICarry.org.  Working to see CCW happen in our state.  Requesting any and all help from Illinois residents.  Everything is free, we don't charge for membership or take donations, sell stuff, etc.  We're a community dedicated to seeing the restoration of the 2nd Amendment to include a concealed carry provision!  Join the fight Illinoians!

Other than that, maybe if I start working more and saving money I'll be able to build one of those beautiful ARs I keep seeing everywhere on this forum!
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 3:18:34 PM EDT
Libertyville (Lake County)
Run a product development group at Motorola (product managers, program managers, engineers)
Been shooting, hunting, competing, reloading since I was 12 (that was 28 years ago)
Almost have same number of guns as years I am old
Handguns - range from single actions to 1911's
Shotguns - 1 of each action type
Rifles - everything from Trapdoors and Sharps to tons of C&Rs, hunting rifles, Cold War rifles (e.g,. FAL, M1A, AK) to modern black rifles
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 2:27:00 AM EDT

Ford County, 30 miles from both Champaign and Bloomington

family owned NAPA guy, machinist, and proud to be a vollie Firefighter

Glock 17C, 870, and preparing to build my first black rifle
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 11:05:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: P08] [#48]
FFL dealer and Class 3 machine gun dealer
I mainly collect Lugers and other WWI & WWII German guns
Run a family owned Burglar Alarm company
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 10:46:33 AM EDT
My first post on AR15 so thought it should be here:

Vinosaur (Nickname from my years in the Navy)
Real Name: Matt
Kane County, Saint Charles
Looking to get my first BR.  Have a heavily modified Ruger 10/22 for target shooting.
S&W 629 Classic (Stainless), Taurus 9mm, Beretta VERTEC .40
NRA member
Engineering (now), Spent 9 years in Navy (Submarines) prior to that.
I spend my free time hiking, camping, cooking, learning about survival (short and long term) shooting and working on my house.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 2:08:15 PM EDT
Brian-33.From NW Burbs.Carpenter.Avid Firearm collector.Hopeing to start a Defensive carbine club.Looking for carbine buffs who share a common interest in any and all defensive type carbines for outings at Gun World or Buffalo Rock.
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