I came on-board during the American Backyard version, too. Found it via Dean Spears Gun Zone. Lurked for a long time 'cause I was so intimidated by the knowledge of the folks on board (and was roundly put in my place, deservedly, by Dean on a couple of occasions - non critical thinking and anecdotal stuff).
Love this forum, though. The folks are smart, friendly know more and know more about guns and shooting then any number of so-called experts I could name.
Besides, where else do you get to interact with Charlie Petty, Masaad Ayoob, Patrick Sweeney and other prominent gun guys?
Ah, Dean; I miss 'im. He actually complimented me once, when I used an apostrophe correctly. I caught a little of his acid keyboard a time or two, though.
Im registered over on the Long Island Firearms board, but it's just not the same.