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By dungheap
#13213 Ethiopia -- now that sounds like a real fun place to spend a tour of duty (sarc off).

I also shot IHMSA -- '79 through around '94, was Wisconsin State Director for most of those years. I loved the discipline, made a whole lot of friends, and am glad for doing it when I did, 'cause I sure couldn't afford to do it given today's cost for components.

Any chance you may have been at the Internationals in Fortville, IN, early eighties?
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By smoke23
#13299 My trade is assembly machine tech but for the last 10 years working at a facility that builds mechanical seals. I work the lapping room running a machine that gets the seal faces flat to around 11 millionths of an inch. Measured with a monochromatic light source. Semi retired working 2 days a week. Enjoy reloading/handloading lots of different calibers and shooting lots of different firearms. The TCM is one of my favs. Its the target version and was custom built by Fred Craig. 3 didget SN.
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By 1911SHOOTER
#13947
keystoneweaponBill wrote:So what is your occupation when you're not terrorizing the range with big loud fireballs?

I'm from Bloomsburg PA and work in the Coal and Nuclear Power industry… I'm currently at the Montour SES - Coal Plant…. I get dirty, very ,very dirty slow

What do you guys do?



Bill,
Retired U.S. Navy CPO. Retired second time from offshore exploration and monitoring with ROVs.
Had my own place in the country, in Texas till it got too much for an old fart to handle.
Now, I have to go to gun ranges to shoot. I shoot mostly 9MM due to cost, but still occasionally
What ever else in in my gun safe and range bag. Closest things I have to my TCM are my Yugo Tokarevs.
I fire off the tokes, and when that draws a crowd, I light off the TCM. Made many new friends this way.
Happiness is a warm gun.
Blackie
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By 1911SHOOTER
#13948
Mgammon wrote:Retired ... First 21 years I was a Radioman in the US Navy and did both surface and submarine duty ..
2 In-country tours in Vietnam, 1 tour in Ethiopia and 1 shore tour in Pensacola FL .. Rest of the 21 years
were on ships or subs ..

Next 23 years, did Contract work for the US Navy in the Radio Communications field as a Field Engineer,
Communications trainer and Quality Assurance Specialist, and traveled all over the world supporting
my Navy ...

Retired completely in 2011, got a 40' Class A motor home and and we spend our time seeing the USA.

Been shooting since I was a teen, used to shoot IHMSA competition for about 15 years .. Love to hunt, fish,
motorcycle and tour ...

So much for my life ... Overall, no complaints ..


Marshall,
You know we are dinosaurs now. There is no more RM rating. People nag at me because I only know one
language, but I ask them, do you know Morse?
J. Black RMC, USN, RET.
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By earlwb
#14044 I am retired now. I used to be many things in the past though. USMC, electronics tech, network engineer, computer programmer, software analyst, even a police officer for a while.
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By dred
#14054 I am a Pool Sanitation Engineer. This is post several careers, but my brother started a pool business 10 years ago; I joined him last year to help him grow it bigger.
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By Rangemaster1
#14441 I retired as a Sgt. with a big city PD. Had my own auto shop for about five years. Sold that and started a small engine repair shop out of my house. Had bad feet, so I sold all the small engine stuff and went to work for a local Sheriffs dept as a dispatcher. Eight months later, my feet were better, so I was drafted as their Rangemaster, armorer, gunsmith and jack of all trades. Couldn't seem to get away from LE. When I retired from there, I continued my gunsmithing from my home shop. To this day I'm still doing a lot of work for local LE personnel as well as various agencies. 30 plus years and I still love doing it.

Seems like I've been carrying a gun most of my adult life. Love to load and shoot, but I'm getting so old I'm not as good a shot as I once was. Really enjoy playing with the TCM. Great little squirrel gun.

Happy shooting and may all your fliers go in.
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By 1911SHOOTER
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Rangemaster1 wrote:I retired as a Sgt. with a big city PD. Had my own auto shop for about five years. Sold that and started a small engine repair shop out of my house. Had bad feet, so I sold all the small engine stuff and went to work for a local Sheriffs dept as a dispatcher. Eight months later, my feet were better, so I was drafted as their Rangemaster, armorer, gunsmith and jack of all trades. Couldn't seem to get away from LE. When I retired from there, I continued my gunsmithing from my home shop. To this day I'm still doing a lot of work for local LE personnel as well as various agencies. 30 plus years and I still love doing it.

Seems like I've been carrying a gun most of my adult life. Love to load and shoot, but I'm getting so old I'm not as good a shot as I once was. Really enjoy playing with the TCM. Great little squirrel gun.

Happy shooting and may all your fliers go in.



Rangemaster1
Know what you mean. When I retired from the service, I felt lost.
Blackie