I am a 71-year-old conservative guy and like to read posts by my fellow old-timer members as well as the younger members here. The female members here are just awesome. I signed up on Aug 25, 2017, and I had a Glock 19.4 and now own five Glocks.
I had a 20-year career as a law enforcement officer and 25 years as an RN and enjoy reading the posts in Coptalk. I also enjoy reading posts by our medical folks here and read General Glock, Okie Corral, PI, and all the other forums here on GT.
Glock Talk suits me just fine! :waving:
I was referred here by a member that doesn't post much anymore.
I was on a few other forums that I enjoyed, like "akfiles". Man, you think this place has some characters, akfikes takes the cake.
Anyway. I found okie corral and stumbled onto the Caturday thread and the beer thread (2 of my favorite things).
Met some real cool dudes and decided I really liked it here.
I was big into the Usenet rec.guns a couple of decades ago. Traffic became lighter and lighter. Someone asked where the users were drifting off to. Glocktalk.com was one place listed. I've posted and lurked on Thehighroad, AR-15.com, the S&W forums and Rimfire. GT seemed a good longterm fit for me. Lots of good advice here.
Years ago Jim scouten featured the forum at the end of an episode of shooting USA. I have been here ever since. I lurked a while before I signed up but that’s how I found the place. Some of you I’d like to have a beer or 10 with; others we’d have a bad time if we did so. I find this place to be the coolest for general knowledge and bs of anywhere on the web.
When my wife and I decided to get our carry license, we ended up going with G26s. That gun is still my EDC, even though I now have lots of choices, well, before I lost them in the boating accident.
Found this place just looking for info about our Glocks, lurked for a while and eventually signed up. I'd say about 98% of the people on here are just good, down to earth people with a good sense of humor and always willing to help. These days I spend most of my time in the politics forum, followed by Okie, but several of the gun related forums also get a lot of time.
I have more than twice as many "likes" as posts, so I guess that means I feel like I fit in, or at least am accepted. I spend a LOT of time on here, because I enjoy damn near all of you, even if I haven't had direct conversations with you. I don't always agree with the mods, but overall they are very good at a thankless job. I really hope this upcoming software upgrade doesn't ruin the feel and usability of this place though.