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Old April 23rd, 2013, 06:03 AM   #1
 
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"HardShell" from Slapout, AL, checking in!

In case you're not familiar with Slapout, Alabama, it's exactly half-way between Flea Hop and Possum Trot (IOW, just as rural as it sounds... and no, none of that is made up).

I am brand new to this forum but far from new to firearms, Rugers, or gun discussion forums. Some of you here might be familiar with me from one or more of the other boards, same name and avatar everywhere. For good or bad, yes, I am "that" HardShell.

For those of you who know nothing about me (the vast majority of you, I would assume), I am a happily married 46yo father of three wonderful children -- a son (9yo) and twin girls (6yo), never a dull moment!!! I work in state government in the field of maternal and child health and my wife is senior staff attorney for a Justice on our State Supreme Court. We have a small farm surrounded by larger farms, most belonging to relatives of my wife. (And that affords us the luxury of a private 100 yard range with a permanent shooting house within walking distance from the front door. )

I am a lifelong gun enthusiast (raised in a military family) and have an extensive firearms collection. I have CCW'd daily since I was licensed (way back at 18) and train/practice/take classes mostly in defensive shooting, but I do still enjoy hunting (mostly whitetail, and more for the meat than anything else) and informal plinking. I am a Benefactor Life Member of the NRA and my wife and all three children are LMs as well. I have chaired the local FoNRA banquets here off and on for years, and we tend to be very politically involved in general.

We have more than twenty Ruger firearms in the family collection, most 10/22 variants, and a Bearcat was my son's very first handgun. Heck, even two of my NFA goodies are Rugers (two 10/22 SBRs). And even though I am a diehard AR-15 guy, I have owned several Minis over the years. All things considered, I should probably be ashamed that I never joined this forum before now.


That's enough for now, just wanted to say "Hi, y'all!"




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Welcome! What County?
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 06:23 AM   #5
 
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Slapout is in Elmore County, about ten miles north of Wetumpka.

Farm country, very pretty, very rural.
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Welcome, I love that name Slapout AL. This is the first time I ever heard of it and we hunted not far from there.

I hunted just west of Montgomery for a few years. Over by Hayneville and
Mount Willing.
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Howdy from TEXAS, where the west begins. Welcome to the forum. Glad to hear from you.
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Thank you both! I am a Burleson and my family comes from Texas. In fact, I am a direct descendant of Rufus C. Burleson -- Baylor founder, namesake of Burleson, Texas, and the man who baptized Sam Houston.
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