I made a typo in the last post, I meant to say we shot HFT in the mid 90s (not mid 80s). Just a brain fade, my mistake. I looked through the AA archives but they only go back to 1998 and did not see anything listed, but it would have been before that anyway.
We would disagree on the forum issue. I found that forum obnoxious and damaging to the sport of FT and shooting in general. The divisive/ derogatory comments posted, that IMO should have been moderated out, caused lots of unnecessary angst and hostility in the FT community at the time. I would discourage new shooters from going to that forum as I was embarrassed for the FT community to have a new shooter read the bickering / B.S. being posted there. Of course everyone sees things differently and so is the case here, that's life..