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2 years 37 weeks ago, 10:12 AM

MattyTheJet

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Hi, I'm new from Florida. My name is Matt and I'm a professional corrections officer, a former manager of a gun shop, and a firearms enthusiast from the age of 3. I look forward to getting to know all of you and talk guns with you.

2 years 37 weeks ago, 10:47 AM

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Matt

Welcome to the site!

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
2 years 37 weeks ago, 11:01 AM

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Matty

Welcome to the site, from North West Florida.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
2 years 37 weeks ago, 11:54 PM

MattyTheJet

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Panhandle!

LLE wrote:
Welcome to the site, from North West Florida.

Nice! I would LOVE to work in the panhandle, they don't play with inmates there.

2 years 37 weeks ago, 12:01 AM

LLE

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we are a very conservative bunch, up here in the "corner"

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
2 years 37 weeks ago, 11:39 AM

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howdy from the opposite coast matty

CRY HAVOC and let slip the dogs of war!
2 years 37 weeks ago, 3:57 PM

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How do Matt?

you getting ready for the Race? Brother is heading over this year as he does every year, but I'm missing it once again :p

Welcome and happy shooting.

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!!
2 years 37 weeks ago, 11:56 PM

MattyTheJet

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Race Ready

Ishootdaily wrote:
you getting ready for the Race? Brother is heading over this year as he does every year, but I'm missing it once again :p

Welcome and happy shooting.

I actually live right in front of the Sebring race track. I can put my tv on Speedvision and open my back porch door and here the track announcer call the race. Love it!

2 years 37 weeks ago, 4:48 PM

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2 years 37 weeks ago, 11:55 PM

MattyTheJet

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Thanks

Thank you all for such a warm welcome! Glad to know I've found a friendly bunch. Lot of people from Florida here, also nice. Gotta love living in the "Stand your ground" state.

2 years 37 weeks ago, 10:39 PM

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Not to sure about FL.. between Snakes, retired geezers, and the media reports on crime, you guys don't need the sun to keep you heated up..

Glad your here.. Join in on any subject.. See an old thread that you have a thought or comment on, then lets hear it.. enjoy and welcome..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
2 years 37 weeks ago, 10:44 PM

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2 years 37 weeks ago, 10:52 PM

greg az

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since there sorta opposite i just take them and let them fight it out in the stomach.. Hey thanks again for the coupon on the depends... Don't need the one for the poly dent. did you try using the preparation H instead of the poly dent when you ran out ....braaaaahhhhaaaa..

Matty's going what sorta weird ass group have i got mixed up with.. wait till he meets ebear..

get this.. were driving down to the PO today.. 2 pm.. and 3 or 4 HD's come thru Yarnell the other way.. i could swear that one of them was Lean'r.. guess not as pretty sure she would have posted on it if she did.. but a white sporty and sure looked like her.. thats all the news i've got..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
2 years 37 weeks ago, 7:28 AM

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Greg, I passed a truck this morning on my way to work, in the back of the truck was 2 little rascal power chairs...... I thought of you. You could mount a gun rack on them you know.

2 years 37 weeks ago, 8:55 AM

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thanks for the morning smile Doc and good to see ya on.. Hey everything's looking great in the health area so yeah im ready for one of those puppys when the time comes.. Guessing hamp can figure out a way to put a turbo intercooler on it, so i can be the first geez in line for that early bird breakfast..

Hows the new home, did ya get the garden in.. guess that ideas catching G wants one as well.. Any competition with the M1 yet.. whats the latest from TN besides you guys moving into tornado alley..

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2 years 37 weeks ago, 10:56 PM

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Yeah, Matt needs to meet Ebear, gotta get the true flavor of this lashup :<)

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2 years 37 weeks ago, 10:54 AM

MattyTheJet

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A rascal

With a gun rack. NICE! Now I do hope I survive to old age!

2 years 37 weeks ago, 7:47 PM

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Welcome!

Welcome to the site!

2 years 37 weeks ago, 8:27 AM

MattyTheJet

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leanneshu

leanneshu wrote:
Welcome to the site!

Thank you, ma'am.

2 years 37 weeks ago, 10:47 AM

daisycutter

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gentleman. Leanne's gonna want us all to start actin' polite. :<))

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2 years 37 weeks ago, 4:26 PM

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DC

You don't have to on my account...but polite is good..lol

2 years 37 weeks ago, 5:20 PM

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:<))

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2 years 37 weeks ago, 11:55 AM

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Reminds me of a game we play with the Gkids when they visit..This is usually in the middle of "go fish", and of course the little snots (5 & 8) are better at it than we are. So to distract them we play "politeness boy and girl".. The whole point it to be disgustingly over the top.. Gets pretty funny cause their smart enough to come up with some winners.. eg.. from the older one.. "your so very, very, welcome my much loved, and caring grandmother" The most sickening wins the game, neat thing is that when they see an over the top scene on TV they call out "politeness boy and girl"

Besides giving you all an example of the high stress exciting life we live, this goes to show... uh nothing.. Just goofy grandad talk with Daisy.. In the less goofy realm.. Lou you have to take it easy with my boy Matt.. A he's a fellow corrections pro..B. he lives in Sebring.. (daisy and i are old sports car nuts matt) back in the fifties and sixties their were two main sports car races..Le mans and Sebring.. Were talking back in the skinny tire day, and i think that at the time it was still an airstrip when they weren't racing.. To complete my ramble we did a trip to PHX yesterday.. all the NASCAR trucks were heading towards us out of town for Vegas.. Neat to watch the race, amazing to count the big trucks.. Seemed most of NASCAR sprint traveled together.. we saw 7 maybe 8 of these big rigs, real neat tractors.. Couldn't catch what they were..all chrome grills ..mac maybe.. don't know but didn't look like the usual Peter/Ken/Volvo.. Then the team trucks all of which had spotless trailers.. Besides being interesting, it made the trip fun.. Course there was the parade of circuit following RV's to.. Suggest to Gloria that maybe we could get an RV (were driving a big 3/4 diesel right) and try that out for part of the year.. Got a look like i'd just suggested we build a spaceship in the garage.

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
2 years 37 weeks ago, 1:02 PM

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greg,when my puppy grows up to an age where he or she can grasp the idea ill play with him/her.seems a good way to practice being nice to people,and I'm hoping to have a child that all other parents say i wish my kid was that well behaved!thanks for the idea.

CRY HAVOC and let slip the dogs of war!
2 years 37 weeks ago, 1:12 PM

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That wasn't the point of it.. Just one of those goofy things that happened after hours of play.. Daughter is a school teacher, and the kids have a good vocabulary (yeah im bragging..their normal kids) anyway "mom" likes to challenge them so they jumped all over the game.. but whats cool is that now when they see something "over the top" on tv or what ever thats what they call it, so really is a lesson in sincerity.. Their at that age when kids (least little girls) get sorta manipulative, so a good check on that as well..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
2 years 37 weeks ago, 7:29 AM

MattyTheJet

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In my defense

I come from a Southern family full of military and police, so good manners were sort of expected. Also it was something they really drilled into our heads in the academy. So, I'm just that way now.

Sebring is an amazing race, an amazing track, too.

2 years 37 weeks ago, 10:16 AM

greg az

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Understand Matty..

The south has always placed high value on edicate.. One of the things that irritates me is how the media displays the "southern" value system.. For well over a hundred years the Citadel has prepared young men (& now women) for the Military academies better than any other school.. Most of us in the older generation were raised with that same respect for manners.. I knew that calling either Mom or Dads friends by their first name would pretty much bring about the end of the world.

I don't think we've ever asked you what you shoot Matt. What area of our sport do you like the most practical pistol, pistol target, rifle target, beer can mayhem, and whats on the "acquire" list..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
2 years 37 weeks ago, 11:27 AM

MattyTheJet

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Any kind of shooting!

greg az wrote:
The south has always placed high value on edicate.. One of the things that irritates me is how the media displays the "southern" value system.. For well over a hundred years the Citadel has prepared young men (& now women) for the Military academies better than any other school.. Most of us in the older generation were raised with that same respect for manners.. I knew that calling either Mom or Dads friends by their first name would pretty much bring about the end of the world.

I don't think we've ever asked you what you shoot Matt. What area of our sport do you like the most practical pistol, pistol target, rifle target, beer can mayhem, and whats on the "acquire" list..

There is no kind of shooting I don't like. I especially like my handguns though. Right now my collection includes: Springfield XDM 9mm 3.8, Sistema Colt 1911 .45, Springfield Armory Ultra Compact .45, Charter Arms Undercover .38, Colt Detective's Special .38, Taurus TCP .380, Bersa .380, Rossi Custom .357 magnum 6" stainless steel, Ruger 10-22, High Standard 20 gauge automatic, Arisaka 7.7 rifle (Japanese WWII rifle, awesome gun!) and a couple of ,25 autos my dad used to carry when he carried insurance.

The wish list: Walther PPK, Walther P-99, Smith and Wesson model 29 .44 Magnum, Colt Python .357, Colt SAA .45, AR-15 (any make), AK-47 (Russian preferred)....

LOL, and the list goes on and on and one.....

2 years 34 weeks ago, 8:32 AM

MattyTheJet

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Facebook

Anyone who wants to can friend me on facebook:

My name is Matt Clark, you could probably also find me under MattytheJet.

2 years 32 weeks ago, 9:10 PM

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Matty

sorry for the belated welcome, but welcome aboard, you are in good hands here.......

Change you can truly believe in comes from the barrel of a gun---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ron Paul 2012----Vote the bastards out!---------------------------------
2 years 21 weeks ago, 9:16 AM

MattyTheJet

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Whoo-hoo!

After months of trying I finally managed to upload an image for myself!

2 years 21 weeks ago, 9:34 AM

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matty

what was the problem?do you know?ive had problems in the past with i phone/i mac pics needing to be re formatted to work here.if you have this or similar type problem,try my cheat,i upload to Facebook,then save image on my flash drive from Facebook,then load from that to gunslot.takes a few extra,but it works

CRY HAVOC and let slip the dogs of war!
2 years 21 weeks ago, 9:46 AM

MattyTheJet

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Jay

Not really sure what the problem was, for months it didn't work, now it does. Not looking the gift horse in the mouth, lol.

2 years 21 weeks ago, 2:51 PM

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LOL
Naw, just messin' with ya. Good to SEE ya!

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1 year 36 weeks ago, 12:16 PM

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Greetings

Welcome glad to have on board.

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