Ive been reading instead of commenting for awhile now.. (self improvement 101 huh) ok..Stop laughing.. Odd how a little adversity brings out the best in people.. It did here..
I "REALLY" don't want to bring up what should be (and is) a pretty much closed subject.. The air has cleared and were all in consensus about how M & Q, and Sam and Reap feel.. and all's well with our little world of gunslot..
What i am saying, is that the events of this morning were great, they cleared the air, and for me have just reinforced why i enjoy the site and all of your companionship.. I can pretty much guarantee that had the same thing happened on other sites, the end result would not have been anywhere as positive as they were here..
one of the major differences in our little "club" and other sites i have seen is we have a good balance of interaction.. Not to much social stuff.. No "chat room" type thing.. all our comments are out in the open.. When we do use the pm thing its unusual.. least i think for most of us, but still there if we need it..
Were a lot more complex than just the normal stereotyping thing we play around with.. We all kid Greasy, and he kids himself about being a "red neck". Yet we've all read posts by Greasy that are were as insightful as our resident MENSA member and guessing reaps definitive wine and cheese type, our demented but brilliant brother Schuyler.
Obviously there's only a couple of you guys on his level in terms of the written word.. Yet i know damn well we enjoy and respect our resident "rednecks" posts just as much.. and not just because of the gunsmith "skill set" either..
Think about the individuals we have.. Take a look at the membership roll at the bottom and consider this.. Everyone on here who is a regular is a winner (ebear..so damn glad your back... God love ya pervmeister) I want to hit on just a couple of things while im being "open".. or as my good friend Ecaman says.. "shit'n a bit close to the house". yep i am Bob..For a reason.
Snake..you were in need of "reassurance" earlier.. Young man you have progressed from a smart ass (less than straight forward) kid.. To an honest young man that we all admire.. You stepped up.. Took your lumps.. apologized.. and are now just as valued as anyone here. You have matured into a young man were all proud to know..
I'm not going to get carried away here. (or shit any closer to the house) I could list all of you, and why im proud to know you, and how much i enjoy your posts. Matter of fact im really making an effort NOT to. No way i can mention one of you guys and not slight anyone else..
I don't want to sound like a suck up, and I hope you guys have enough respect for me to know that i might ramble or run on (ya think), but the NO BS thing is an absolute with me.. I told bub when he joined that if we had an unwritten rule that was it. So that being said.. I think if you could find one reason this place works.. Its Sam.. Old fart will get a swelled head if i go on, but for those of us who spend a lot of time here...and from that same group.. Thanks Sam..
I'm telling you guys.. Something special has happened on this site.. Don't know how, or why it works for us regulars.. But no way in Gods green earth should a group of guys all "click" and appreciate each other the way we do..
Fact..There is not one current member who i don't look forward to opening and reading... NOT ONE...That's an honest to God fact.. and that's pretty amazing when you think about it.. I don't know how this has all happened.. But i sure as hell am glad it did..
Now the only problem is I do NOT want this to turn into some limp wrist.. gosh you to, pat each other on the back, group hug, love ya bro, type of thing.. The reason it works is cause we all feel the same way with OUT that crap..so gentleman's agreement on how to close the issue..
Lyle said.. (Vaq.. Lord help me im using brother Lyle for guidance).. i really am laughing again at that whole sick wonderful bit of life CD caused.. OK.. Lyle said in his goofy ass but on the money way.. are ya are arent ya.... So bottom line.. when the comment line comes up.. Lets skip the group hug and...
If you love and enjoy this place.. all the monitors.. especially our benevolent dictator for life, all the odd and strange. (ok REALLY strange) members.. The normal types like Hamp, and Clint, the weird and wonderful like CW, and Daisy. Those who serve like has the runs and pkato.. no ALL those who serve..
All the AK fiends, the AR fiends the glock fiends, the dinasours like Ecaman and self, the wonderful posts of LLE, The vets, and those who honor them like Bud.. All the members who make this site what it is.. Raff, Shak, Built tough, both our luckys, (God bless ya TBH) cali Mike, bigshot, brad, photobear, ozze, cool breeze, kinclald the RX, Nitris, sytasyn-syn, warner, dollpatz, nobile, metcalf, armysgt, aimstr8, jay, azarm,.. all ive mentioned earlier,..and all ive forgotten (sorry) and especially again the two dudes who stay out of the joint and just laugh at us..M&Q.
If my friends these guys, and this place matter.. Then rather than acting like a bunch a wazz's.. (seems Im doing that well enough by myself).. a simple YEP.. is all that's needed to show you're in agreement..
a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
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