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Old January 06, 2013, 21:38   #1
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New From AZ

I figure it would be rude to crash ya'lls party without saying hi, so HI. My name is John, I live in AZ and I just bought my first FAL, although I have been into firearms, hunting, and shooting since I was a kid and even more so after I got out of the Marine Corps(0331). Now I am a FF/Paramedic to fund my gun and motorcycle habits....I really enjoyed this site so far, so, I hope I can contribute something helpful in the future.
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Old January 06, 2013, 21:51   #2
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Old January 06, 2013, 22:42   #3
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Welcome aboard! Good to have new folks along for the ride. Best gun site on the Web (by far)!

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Old January 06, 2013, 22:56   #4
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Welcome from another AZ Jarhead, I'm in Buckeye 0811 (arty) 74-78 What kind of FAL did you get?
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Old January 06, 2013, 23:07   #5
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Welcome from another AZ Jarhead, I'm in Buckeye 0811 (arty) 74-78 What kind of FAL did you get?
I got a century g1 sporter (yeah I read they suck, but mines been great so far), but , I'll post up a picture eventually, It's with the saw stock and t48(?) plastic furniture
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Old January 06, 2013, 23:13   #6
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fals

I have had a few and and if they run they are good guns no matter the pettigree!
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Old January 06, 2013, 23:39   #7
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I got a century g1 sporter (yeah I read they suck, but mines been great so far), but , I'll post up a picture eventually, It's with the saw stock and t48(?) plastic furniture
Century G1 was my first FAL too! It runs like a champ. Never had a problem with it. Welcome to the addiction
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Old January 07, 2013, 00:01   #8
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I just joined too, but have been lurking for a long while. I'm in Tucson, but I lived in Sierra Vista for about a year and I still go down there for work occasionally (I work for the cable company).

It must be cold down there at this time of year, a colleague sent me a photo of the snow you guys had, looked like it was in Hereford?

I don't have my FAL yet, I just committed to picking one up from a member here and I'm excited to be part of the club too
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Old January 07, 2013, 00:12   #9
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Whoa, from my hometown! I was just there a month ago.

I miss it so much.
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Old January 07, 2013, 10:06   #10
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I agree with Wildwilly, if it runs good and shoots good, it's a good FAL. Personally that M249 Type stock would get replaced with an Imbel humpback.......but that's just me, I like traditional looking FALs, I think they got the design right from the get-go, and all the new style additions detract, from it's natural beauty......but then I'm funny that way........but if it works for you, by all means run it with the 249 stock. The important thing is that it's reliable first, accurate second, and a whole lot of fun third.

Enjoy, and if you ever come up Buckeye way, drop me a PM, and maybe we can hook up and bust some caps.
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Old January 07, 2013, 11:24   #11
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Touching ,holding, firing, building , or owning a FAL, SLR or LIAI has been found to be addictive.
somebody will be along to fill ya in on the side effects--

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Old January 07, 2013, 12:59   #12
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Hello the camp! Bienvenidos, amigo. When you get around to building your own FAL, I have most, if not all, the tools.
I missed the snow on my own roof--watching for icy spots on the sidewalk. I saw several snow-capped roofs on the way to the Hereford PO to mail Blackgun Co's mags.
Just send a note via profile email when you get froggy. See ya round the campfire. mm
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Old January 07, 2013, 13:45   #13
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JohnSkiS- Welcome to the forums. Your next FAL will be a Para, so you might as well start planning for it and get it out of your system.

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Old January 07, 2013, 13:56   #14
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welcome aboard and thank for your service form another veteran. army-1st cav-vietnam '69-'70.
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Old January 08, 2013, 09:33   #15
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Century G1 was my first FAL too! It runs like a champ. Never had a problem with it. Welcome to the addiction

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Old January 08, 2013, 18:00   #16
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Old January 08, 2013, 18:48   #17
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or this?


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Old January 08, 2013, 18:55   #18
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Thanks for posting that up for me. It's the only picture I have at this time. I'll try to get some action shots or something. Plus I have to figure out how to post pics, the other forum I use I can just copy and paste them from my facebook.
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Old January 08, 2013, 19:16   #19
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Well we have some unwritten rules around here that usually include: concrete, inserted Mag (which you have), alcohol & tobacco (or toes if you don't smoke), like this.......


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Old January 13, 2013, 01:34   #20
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Thanks alot everyone...

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Hello the camp! Bienvenidos, amigo. When you get around to building your own FAL, I have most, if not all, the tools.
I missed the snow on my own roof--watching for icy spots on the sidewalk. I saw several snow-capped roofs on the way to the Hereford PO to mail Blackgun Co's mags.
Just send a note via profile email when you get froggy. See ya round the campfire. mm
That's much appreciated....being that I like working on things, usually my bikes, but I was actually thinking after shooting this one, that I kind of want to build a para FAL soon. Already looking for receivers, but these prices are crazy.
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Old January 13, 2013, 09:28   #21
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Welcome aboard and enjoy the company you are in. I for most of the time keep my pie hole closed and just listen to the advise being give here. You will love your new FAL that is for sure and it will be followed by more. Thank you for your service Marine. --------Semper fi.
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Old January 13, 2013, 09:43   #22
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First off WELCOME aboard JohnskiS
As mentioned YOU have reached your FINAL destination when dealing with the FAL rifle and the BEST DAMN FIREARM board/forum in this part of the UNIVERSE!

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Well we have some unwritten rules around here that usually include: concrete, inserted Mag (which you have), alcohol & tobacco (or toes if you don't smoke), like this.......

AngusMac.....WAIT a FLICKEN MINUTE!!! I do NOT recall a rule revision for (or toes if you don't smoke) Just because you may have finely pedicured toes and feet does NOT exclude you from the FALFILES guidelines!! Rifle, Mag, Concrete,Tobacco....TOES!

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Old January 13, 2013, 13:11   #23
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TOES????

Waidaminitwaidaminit!!!! Toes are required? Sheesh, after 20 minuts editing and cropping pics to get my manly fixture cover [paid-for barley pop repository, thankyaver'much] out of the shot, my toes are in another zip code!!! I have a hard enuf time heeding mag foul. Thanks a lot, LaC. mm
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Old January 13, 2013, 13:18   #24
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Welcome. I joined here after buying a Century G1 as well. I replaced my Saw stock with a nice wood butt stock purchased from a member here. I don't post alot, but check in about every day.
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