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Post by COAST GUARD MIKE 10/20/2021, 12:11 pm

Hello Bullseye shooters. I have been lurking here since about 2012.  I finally decided to register because I wanted to thank you all for all of the knowledge I picked by checking this website on a regular basis.  This is the friendliest, most knowledgeable group I have encountered. I like my shooting experience with no drama.  A little about myself.  I am 75 years old and live on a barrier beach island off the coast of Long Island, New Yorkistan.  I shot small bore rifle on a high school rifle team and I learned to shoot pistol in the US Coast Guard. I served on a Coast Guard gunboat in the Mekong Delta area of South Vietnam, back in 1967. 
I joined a local club about eight or nine years ago and they convinced me that the best way to learn Bullseye shooting was to enter a match.  My very first match was a 2700. I shot a Ruger Mark III with CCI minimags and a light weight Colt Commander .45, with a 4” barrel and military ball ammo. Both with iron sights.  It turns out later, that the Ruger had a broken follower and was spraying shots all over the target.  I did OK with the aluminum frame .45 because I did not know any better. I did not finish last, but I was close.  A Master shooter who was observing me, told me that I had the wrong guns, and the wrong ammo, but, at least I showed up and finished the match.   
That is why I found me way here.  I learned to reload, I learned about Dave Salyer who built my Range Officer that now shoots a ragged hole from sand bags, with my own reloads.  I bought some items from Alex at Photo Escape, and I purchased items from other vendors that I found here. This week I found through this site, the Bullseye App for my smart ‘phone which I can Bluetooth to my hearing aids for practice.  I have shot on a local center fire indoor bullseye team and a local center fire “Duello” team (International center fire?).  I like to shoot my S&W model 14 revolver in Duello, and I can shoot it in precision.  But, I have to work hard in rapid fire LOL.  After the Covid range shutdowns we had here, I started shooting mostly for my own amusement. I enjoy reloading my own ammo, and I enjoy shooting my own homemade ammo accurately. I set out to become a Master shooter.  I have become a pretty decent reloader, but my shooting skills are somewhat limited by my age and personal health.   Again, I want to thank you people for showing me the way.
Mike
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Post by LenV 10/20/2021, 1:52 pm

Welcome Mike. Enjoy the chase and have fun.
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Post by dieselguy624 10/21/2021, 5:30 am

From one old Coastie to another, Welcome aboard!

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Post by COAST GUARD MIKE 10/21/2021, 6:58 am

dieselguy624 wrote:From one old Coastie to another, Welcome aboard!
WOW. Two Coasties in the same room.  Would you also be an Engineman?
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Post by BE Mike 10/21/2021, 7:33 am

Welcome to the forum and welcome home! Thanks for your service.
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Post by dieselguy624 10/22/2021, 5:04 am

Yes although we're called Machinery Technicians now.

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Post by CrankyThunder 10/22/2021, 7:15 am

Welcome home Mike!  Thank you for your service.
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Post by Avalanche 11/21/2021, 8:08 am

The admin should create a subforum for new member to introduce themselves . 

Welcome to the forum

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Post by CR10X 11/21/2021, 8:23 am

There's a Sticky topic for New Member intros right at the top of the General Discussion page.  Over 7 pages long now.

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