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Stickman
11-09-16, 17:48
I want to take a quick minute to say thank you to the Mods, Staff, and Admins of M4C for their support and assistance in getting this set up. I'll go over the reasons later on about why I'm posting here, instead of on another board. The reasons are ugly, but nothing most people would be shocked to hear.

I would like this little section of firearm internet heaven to cover a few different things, but to make sense of any of them, I'll give a highly condensed background about myself. I am prior military, I had a chance to do a lot of things outside of the usual, and I enjoyed it very much. After a few enlistments, I was told I was going to be deployed a minimum of half the year on real world ops, and to figure another 3 or so months for other activities. Every year. Having visions of keeping my wife, I entered into the world of being a Police Officer. Lots of excitement, lots of action, and lots of opportunity to specialize in certain areas, including firearm instruction, armorer, fto, teams, weapon testing and on and on. While this was all going on photography started becoming a larger part of the internet. Having shot pictures for a long time, the digital world was pretty enjoyable, and the jump from the weapons world into work I was already doing was pretty quick. I started shooting pictures, and writing articles, though photography was always the main focus when possible.

I focus on my nephews quite a bit. They are young men who are training at an early age, and being held to standards much higher than that of their peers. Training for them includes hand to hand combatives, ground fighting, patrolling, ambushes, cold water training, hydro endurance, log PT, and many many other things. People who follow us on FB or IG see pics of them all the time. The nephews are a special project for me, and you will see things about them through posts made here as well.

I tend to stay pretty private, but this becomes a good place for people to ask questions about a variety of subjects in the areas mentioned about. My answers to question tend to be based off real world experiences, and quite often I'm as blunt as a cranky cop often is, but I'll always be honest.

Thank you again for all the support from everyone out there. This should be fun.

Kenneth
11-09-16, 17:53
Stick, thank you for your service and you sir are responsible for so much debt around this forum. The pure awesomeness that you able to photograph and play around with is pure jealousy.


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Stickman
11-09-16, 18:08
Stick, thank you for your service and you sir are responsible for so much debt around this forum. The pure awesomeness that you able to photograph and play around with is pure jealousy.


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Thank you for your kind words. I am humbled.

TXBK
11-09-16, 18:58
Cool deal, Stick. Congrats on your own space. I must say...I've been a fan for a while. I look forward to seeing where this goes.

http://i.imgur.com/AfZlr9zl.jpg?2

Voodoochild
11-09-16, 19:02
Welcome aboard Stick glad to have you here.

Stickman
11-09-16, 19:50
Cool deal, Stick. Congrats on your own space. I must say...I've been a fan for a while. I look forward to seeing where this goes.

http://i.imgur.com/AfZlr9zl.jpg?2

No doubt the HK is for keeping the ladies off you with that shirt!

Stickman
11-09-16, 19:50
Welcome aboard Stick glad to have you here.

Thank you.

contax_shooter
11-09-16, 21:39
Did you dabble in photography whilst on active service? I always had my Leica M6 with me everywhere I went, although I still feel like I didn't shoot enough!

Stickman
11-09-16, 22:01
Did you dabble in photography whilst on active service? I always had my Leica M6 with me everywhere I went, although I still feel like I didn't shoot enough!


Yes sir I did, some of the team guys I was with at the time were able to end up with some great photos while deployed, which I think is awesome. Everyone likes good pictures of themselves, even me!

Vegas
11-09-16, 23:36
Congrats on your own spot. Aside from your admirable attributes of your service, general knowledge and photography skills; in the time I've been on this board you have always conducted yourself very well. Even in the face of provocation.

Thanks for doing what you do!

SeriousStudent
11-09-16, 23:46
Welcome aboard! I have long been a fan of your photography.

If there is anything at all I can do to be of assistance, please let me know. I'm really excited about what this subforum can bring.

militarymoron
11-09-16, 23:56
Welcome aboard, buddy :)

mark5pt56
11-10-16, 06:51
Excellent Stickman! This will be a great place to be, a big win for you and the members.

Furbyballer
11-10-16, 08:34
This is a really great idea. Looking forward to visiting this new spot frequently.

MichaelVain
11-10-16, 11:28
I've always admired your photography, and am a fan of your posts.

Smash
11-10-16, 11:41
Glad to have you on the team!

Ranger325
11-12-16, 20:08
Glad to see you have a spot here on the forum. You are responsible for my purchase of my Noveske VTAC carbine years ago. After reading your great review and pics I contacted the guys at Grants Pass and the rest is history and a few thousand rounds of 5.56. Great rifle indeed. Best wishes sir........

_Stormin_
11-12-16, 20:11
Been a big fan of your photography for years. Cool to see what you can bring to this spot!

LowSpeed_HighDrag
11-13-16, 03:26
Yes sir I did, some of the team guys I was with at the time were able to end up with some great photos while deployed, which I think is awesome. Everyone likes good pictures of themselves, even me!

I'd certainly like to see those!

Stickman
11-13-16, 15:34
I'd certainly like to see those!


No sir, opsec/ persec etc..

Stickman
11-13-16, 15:36
Thank you all for the warm greeting.

Hopefully this section can do more than just post pretty pics. The idea is for reviews, and to include training and some methodology as to why I train people the way I do, and in some cases give examples of real world events as to why things are important to me (both equipment and training concepts).

richdkim77
03-03-17, 05:44
How in the world did you convince the brain trust of m4c to give you your own forum space? ;)

I guess I can't complain, I basically stole your photo setup and got to pick your brain for the last several years.

Stickman
03-05-17, 23:48
How in the world did you convince the brain trust of m4c to give you your own forum space? ;)

I guess I can't complain, I basically stole your photo setup and got to pick your brain for the last several years.


Your thoughts, sarcasm, and opinions are always welcome, though I cringe when I say that...... :P