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Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by ArrowJ, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. ArrowJ


    Jun 2, 2004

    I posted this introduction on the Ammosmith forum as well as the Cast Boolits forums so members of those communities please excuse the repeated information.

    I joined GT several years ago, but dropped out of the firearms world for health reasons. I never got around to getting a Glock last time around, and still do not own one. It is in my wish list. I loaded 357 Magnum rounds for a Ruger GP100 that has sadly passed into another's hands (with the added insult that it was a pre-Houge grip model). As my health has been improving I have decided not only to replace the reloading equipment I sold, but also to cast my own bullets this time. I own only one firearm at present, my first rifle, a Marlin 22 LR bolt action.

    As my budget is very tight right now it will be some time before I can acquire everything I need, but I have been reading and researching as well as keeping an eye out for cheap and free lead. Because of my current situation of no equipment or firearms in a reloadable caliber I will not be able to add as much to the forum as I would like for some time, but I will be reading and contributing what I can.

    I am a follower of Christ, a husband of a fantastic beautiful woman, a father of three boys and one girl ranging in age from four to thirteen, a graduate of Lincoln Christian College (now University), a libertarian with anarchist tendencies, a semi-avid reader, a smoker of premium cigars (when I can afford them), a fan of any technology that does not suck (read Microsoft), a big fan of Abbott and Costello, The Three Stooges, and old time radio, I have recently become interested in becoming a "prepper", and I am a native of the worst state in the union: Illinoguns. I am currently unemployed and hope to remedy that situation as my health improves.

    I blog occasionally at I am getting ready to start a podcast with a buddy of mine at (named after a Three Stooges short). You can follow me on Facebook at and on Twitter as @arrowj. You can email me at

    A few of my favorite blog posts are:
    The Magic Prayer:
    Why Do We Pray:
    Choosing A Worldview:
    Firearms Wish List:
    Finding Good Non Cuban Cigars:

    I access these forums using the Tapatalk app ( on my iPad 2 or iPhone 4. I occasionally use my 2008 MacBook Pro that is getting long in the tooth, but still performs admirably.

    I am also a member of the forum using the same user name so I may duplicate posts from time to time in order to get answers from both communities. I apologize for any extra posts this creates for others that are members of both groups.

  2. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
  3. jdl2


    Feb 21, 2011
    Welcome from Central NY!
  4. oily_oink

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    Jun 23, 2006
    Metro. Detroit