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3 years 27 weeks ago, 8:10 PM

fixxer72

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hello

Hello everyone. Just joined a couple days ago. Cold here in Illinois tonight and waiting for the snow to fall.
Just became a great grandpa and only 56 years old. Damn where has the time gone. Do need some help though. How do I add a picture to my profile so it will show up when I blog instead of just a blank hole being there. Thanks

3 years 27 weeks ago, 8:32 PM

mattitude

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Welcome fixxer, and congrats on becoming a great grandpa!

At the very top of the site in the right corner you will see your name, hover over it and click on Edit Profile. From the new page click on Upload right under the title "My Account" and you can browse to the picture you want so you can upload.

Let me know if you have any trouble finding it.

"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas
3 years 26 weeks ago, 10:48 PM

fixxer72

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Don't think it worked still no photo.

3 years 26 weeks ago, 11:43 PM

mattitude

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My instructions might not be so great. Here is a forum post on uploading photos and video. The number three item is how to create your profile pic http://www.gunslot.com/forum/fng-guide-uploads-updated

Hopefully that helps.

"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas
3 years 26 weeks ago, 11:08 AM

Ebear

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fixxer

welcome, my fellow Illinazi!!!!

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3 years 26 weeks ago, 7:12 PM

fixxer72

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hey Ebear
What part of the state are you from?

3 years 26 weeks ago, 7:27 PM

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Hiya fixxer2

Congrat's on the GDaddy status!

good to have you

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 26 weeks ago, 8:02 PM

Ebear

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fixer

i live in Elgin, but born and raised in Chicago

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3 years 26 weeks ago, 8:48 AM

fixxer72

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You have a range close by you use regularly.

3 years 26 weeks ago, 8:40 PM

fixxer72

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Just a few miles west of you. I live about 12 miles south of Rockford.

3 years 26 weeks ago, 9:18 PM

mattitude

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My wife grew up in North Lake, her parents live in Addison, and her brother lives in Huntley. I live visiting illinois but don't think I would want tonlive there. I prefer the desert.

"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas
3 years 26 weeks ago, 10:41 PM

luckybychoice

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Jumers new Casino?

any of you frequent that establishment? right outside Rockford.

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3 years 26 weeks ago, 11:14 PM

Ishootdaily

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One of the shooters

One of the guy that shoots with us at the Tuesday match is from Rockford. He comes down each winter and heads back after a couple of months. My tech school was at Canute AFB in Rantoul (spelling) back in 1979....

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 26 weeks ago, 7:58 AM

fixxer72

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Jummers is a couple hours from Rockford, over on the Mississippi River.

3 years 26 weeks ago, 3:12 PM

luckybychoice

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oh yeah

Quad cities

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
3 years 26 weeks ago, 3:25 PM

fixxer72

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Can you tell me how you were able to post the picture that comes up to the left side of your post. Have tried but been unable to do it.

3 years 26 weeks ago, 6:34 PM

Ebear

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fixxer

i shoot at Gatts guns in Dundee, but don't you have a place calle The Pines that supposed to be awsome.They are opening a new range in Carpentersville with a rifle range in March.Can't wait...i wanna shoot my AK!!!!!

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3 years 26 weeks ago, 7:08 PM

fixxer72

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Ebear

Yes it's called Pine Tree Pistol Club. In the $250 to $300 a year range for membership. You also have to take the gun course that they teach for an additional charge. I belong to Rochelle Wildlife Conservation Club located near Chana, IL. They have an outdoor range, fishing lake and archery range. The rifle/pistol/shotgun range is small but serves the purpose. They just built a range house this past summer so you can shoot if it is raining and not get wet other than putting targets out. They have 15, 25, 50 and 100 yard ranges. Best of all it is $45 a year for a family membership. And no daily range fee. If you would like more information let me know. I know of several guys that come out from the suburbs to shot there.

3 years 26 weeks ago, 6:38 PM

Snake

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Fixxer

Sorry I am a little late but in any case welcome to the site. Enjoy friend.

Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.-Ronald Reagan
3 years 26 weeks ago, 4:44 PM

luckybychoice

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hello fixxer 72

posting an avatar picture to your profile: first have the picture you want to use as your avatar saved on your desktop or computer somewhere you can browse for it again,next click on your avatar box right under your name,that will open your profile screen,click on "settings",scroll down until you see "picture" and the box to "browse" for the picture you have saved on your computer,click on the "browse" button,that should put you where you can now find your picture you have saved for your profile,click on your picture and it should install on that "browse"line,scroll down,click on save and you should see your avatar picture appear,you might have to log completely out of gunslot and log back in to get the change to take affect.Hope this helps.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
3 years 26 weeks ago, 6:54 PM

Ebear

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fixxer

yes please send me the information....im always looking for a good range...and 45 bucks a year for the family sound very reasonable.

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3 years 26 weeks ago, 8:33 PM

fixxer72

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gun range

About all you need is a valid FOID card and your check for $45. The phone number for the club is 815-732-2808. There is not a waiting period or initiation of any type. As long as someone is at the proprietors house on grounds all you have to do is stop by the house fill out your paperwork give them a check and you can go right down to the range. If you would like maybe we could meet someplace near by here and we could go down to the range together sometime. When it warms up a little. The range is about 15 minutes from my house.

3 years 25 weeks ago, 9:41 AM

fixxer72

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Ebear

Hey buddy have you been able to call down to the range. Let me know and we can work out something about going out there and give our AK's a workout.

3 years 26 weeks ago, 1:36 AM

button5560

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welcome

see you got your pics to work. it looks good. welcome to the site, hope you enjoy it as much as i do.

just another day in paradise
3 years 25 weeks ago, 6:46 PM

Ebear

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fixxer

im with ya bud, just wanna wait until the thaw and we'll hook up....im all about SuperBowl squares right now.But i will call and then get with you.

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