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    Glad to be a part of this great site!

    Hello Everyone,

    We wanted to take a minute an introduce ourselves as the proud new
    owners of DefensiveCarry.com. First off, my name is Brandon and I am
    one of the new owners of the site. For most of my life I've been an
    avid gun guru, collector, and general outdoors enthusiast. I've now
    had my CCW for three years now.

    Last week the site was moved to a brand new, state of the art server
    and hosting facility that should keep things running smooth for years
    to come. We are very knowledgeable with vBulletin and have plans on
    adding several custom features that the community will enjoy. Our main
    goal is to carry out the vision of DefensiveCarry.com that Randy had
    when he launched the forum 7 years ago.

    Probably the number one question from everyone is "What will Change?"
    Well, to be honest not much will change here. We will mainly be
    taking over the day to day operations of the forum (Support Emails,
    Software Upgrades, Hardware Upgrades, Technical Support, Vendors,
    etc). We will be working side by side with the current moderation team
    and Randy to ensure the site maintains it's current polices, look and
    feel.

    We are very excited and honored to become a part of this community. If any of you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact me. We look forward to getting to know you all and making many friends here.
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    Welcome & thanks for the upgrades to the site

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    Awesome....

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    Hi Brandon,

    Don't change DC.Com too much!

    Most of us like it pretty much just the way it is!

    BTW, welcome from Victoria, B.C.

    I have in-laws in Las Cruces.
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    Welcome aboard! It ain't too broke so it don't need much fixin'.
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    Welcome aboard Brandon. Great site here and hopefully you'll find not much tweaking needs to be done.
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    Welcome Brandon! I believe DefensiveCarry.com to be both unique and head & shoulders above any other gun forum (for lack of better words). All credit is due to the admins and owner(s) here in attracting and retaining members that have a lot to offer. I'd love to hear more about your background, interests and plans for this site.
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    As Brandon alluded to, there's not plans to make any major changes. Over the past few years, as the forum has gotten larger and larger, I found it difficult to keep up with the latest tools that are really needed to keep a board this large running optimally. I had to consider long and hard about selling it and turning it over to someone else but after several conversations with them I was convinced that they would, in fact, not make a lot of sweeping changes in what has become our trademark. Brandon and his crew very much want to continue the success this forum has enjoyed in the past and are investing the time, energy and financial support that is needed to keep it running the way it should.

    All that being said, I want to thank every one of you that have worked to make the forum what it is today. That includes our staff and our members alike. I have had some of the greatest people to work with to manage the forum. Each and every one of them have gone above and beyond what I expected of them. The time they have invested here is really unbelievable. On those occasions where I have been away on vacation or during my move across country this past summer I could always count on them to be here taking care of the place and keeping it running smoothly. When a problem did occur I would receive emails and telephone calls letting me know. They are, in my opinion, the best I could have had to help me. Our members, too, have been awesome about letting us know when something was going on we needed to know about. Spammers, trolls, performance problems, the forum being down, etc was always reported quickly by more than one member. Together we really have created a very much alive community. A home. And, while many have said that this forum was "Bumper's house", it was really all of ours all along. And I hope it will continue to be. Different owner, same great place to hang out and learn from the experiences of others and to get answers to questions you may have. I hope you will all support Brandon as you have supported me.

    If all of this sounds like I am getting ready to go somewhere, that's not really what it is. I'm going to be right here continuing to support the forum and the new owners. The only difference is that I now have a boss.

    And, again, thanks for all all of you have done over the years to make this what I believe is the best forum on the Internet....
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    Welcome to the DC Forum from Delaware! This is a great forum, and even if we disagree with each other once and awhile, it sure beats any other Site. We are after all FAMILY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumper View Post
    As Brandon alluded to, there's not plans to make any major changes. Over the past few years, as the forum has gotten larger and larger, I found it difficult to keep up with the latest tools that are really needed to keep a board this large running optimally. I had to consider long and hard about selling it and turning it over to someone else but after several conversations with them I was convinced that they would, in fact, not make a lot of sweeping changes in what has become our trademark. Brandon and his crew very much want to continue the success this forum has enjoyed in the past and are investing the time, energy and financial support that is needed to keep it running the way it should.

    All that being said, I want to thank every one of you that have worked to make the forum what it is today. That includes our staff and our members alike. I have had some of the greatest people to work with to manage the forum. Each and every one of them have gone above and beyond what I expected of them. The time they have invested here is really unbelievable. On those occasions where I have been away on vacation or during my move across country this past summer I could always count on them to be here taking care of the place and keeping it running smoothly. When a problem did occur I would receive emails and telephone calls letting me know. They are, in my opinion, the best I could have had to help me. Our members, too, have been awesome about letting us know when something was going on we needed to know about. Spammers, trolls, performance problems, the forum being down, etc was always reported quickly by more than one member. Together we really have created a very much alive community. A home. And, while many have said that this forum was "Bumper's house", it was really all of ours all along. And I hope it will continue to be. Different owner, same great place to hang out and learn from the experiences of others and to get answers to questions you may have. I hope you will all support Brandon as you have supported me.

    If all of this sounds like I am getting ready to go somewhere, that's not really what it is. I'm going to be right here continuing to support the forum and the new owners. The only difference is that I now have a boss.

    And, again, thanks for all all of you have done over the years to make this what I believe is the best forum on the Internet....
    Glad to hear you're sticking around Bumper!!

    The place wouldn't have been the same without you!!
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    Thanks for all the warm welcomes everyone. This is a great site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bman505 View Post
    We are very excited and honored to become a part of this community. If any of you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact me. We look forward to getting to know you all and making many friends here.
    WOW, an Administrator with 22 posts ......that'll be changing fast.

    Seriously, welcome to your DC community here. Bumper has done a great job, and a good guy to work with. I bet you'll do the same.
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    I've been really glad for the day I kinda wandered into this forum website!!! Evreyone has been so friendly and it's nice to have that kind of fellowship!! Keep up the good work and as Larry, the Cable guy says, "Getter done"
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