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Hello From Indiana


Josh Smith

Hi Folks,

I'm Josh Smith.

Recently my computer suffered a Java exploit attack. While no info was accessed (I store important stuff remotely) it did do a number on my hard drive. I ultimately had to wipe the disk and reinstall the OS from scratch.

I found my internet bookmarks were sorely out-of-date in the backup files, though, and so I set out to find all my old bookmarks via Google, and I also decided to take advantage of the situation to sign up for one firearms forum from each state I could find. This is in response to the national focus on firearms recently.

So, here I am.

As mentioned, I'm Josh Smith. Call me Josh, please. I'm the owner and sole slave of Smith-Sights LLC. I enjoy milsurp firearms and gunsmithing (though I only do my own firearms at this point; the current business is keeping me very busy, but I do eventually want my FFL and a larger shop.)

The NRA wasn't doing it for me, so I joined JPFO. I'm not Jewish, but I've heard they're pretty rabid in protecting gun rights. If I like them, I'll buy a lifetime membership; if not, I'll try GOA.

I got married on Jan 1st, 2013, to a lady I've known for most of my life -- since I was 10, so I've known her for 25 years. I'm 35.

Lessee... I'm left-handed, love the Mosin-Nagant rifle due to its simplicity and ruggedness; I love the 1911 and carry one that began life as a Rock Island, now extensively reworked by yours truly; and have taken up archery again after flirting with it as a teenager. I'm finding lots of innovation in that field! Funny, being a beginner again.

This is an intro going up on all the state gun boards I joined, and I apologize for that. I simply don't have the "handpower" to type out an individual introduction for each one!

If I've left anything out that you'd like to know, please ask. I'm not shy, but neither am I used to talking about myself and may have left some stuff out.




Site Owner
October 7, 2011
Welcome to the Community Josh. I hope you find a nice home here on the OHGO boards. Anything I can do to help please do not hesitate to let me know.

I have to tell you that is perhaps the best intro I've ever seen as well. :)



September 5, 2012
Ditto to what Wolf said.

As to the Mosin I have one and like the rugged 80 yr old beast that I have 1943, looks new.


GOA Member
January 26, 2012
Hello Josh, welcome aboard. I'm sure your knowledge will be quite usefull here. Anything you don't know, one or the other of these fine people will.:flag: