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General rules. ***Please read before posting***
« on: January 13, 2016, 05:45:50 pm »
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A few search tips:
shok buff ... Will find threads with both "shok" & "buff" anywhere in the thread's title.
"shok buff" ... (with " ") Will only find threads with the words "shok" & "buff" next to each other, and in that order, in the thread's Title.[/b]

Welcome to The Benton Gun Club's Forums!

We’ve found the following guidelines indispensable in keeping the Forum enjoyable, informational, and just a fun place to hang out.

Posting Guidelines

Please be polite. Or if not polite, at least respectful.
No bickering. Regardless of the subject matter.
Antagonistic, offensive, or quarrelsome tones are not acceptable.

This Forum is for Club informational updates, firearm, technique, and conceptual discussions pertaining to training and competition. (And various unrelated topics.)

Thread Titles
When starting a new thread, please use descriptive words in the thread’s Title and Description. For example: Use –
"Failure To Extract" (Title)
"In .40 cal Single Stack" (Description)
Instead of –
"Has anyone seen this?" (Title)

Topic Search
Especially if you're new, please do a search before starting a new thread. (I searched the entire Forum for "shok buff" - it quickly found over 30 matches from various forums.) For detailed search tips, see the "Search Tips & General New Member Info" forum at the top of the forum's home page. Also check the FAQ’s, which are pinned at the top of their respective forums.

Restricted Content

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Offensive Material
Please do not post offensive material. If you wouldn't want your 10 year-old to read it, please don't post it. This also applies to links in posts. If what's in a link (text or video) would not be appropriate if it was typed in a post, it is not acceptable. If in doubt about your post's content, please PM a Moderator before posting.

Pictures are not different from posts. If it's even borderline offensive, or could be construed to be offensive, please do not post it or use it as an Avatar.
•   Please do not post images of any sort in your signature.

The general forums are not for any advertising whatsoever.
Please do not advertise products or services for yourself or for others in your posts or your Signature, either with text, links, Avatars or images.
WTB (Want To Buy) Posts are only permitted in the Classified Forum.

Classifieds Forum

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Please contact a Moderator before posting a raffle. In general, raffles to benefit non-charitable organizations are not acceptable. Charity case raffles will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

If in doubt about your post’s content, please "PM" a moderator before posting.
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* Show general statistics for this member.  (This is pretty cool   )
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