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    New website for senior shooters

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    Having become a senior citizen some years ago and a recent ccw license holder I noticed that there were no gun related website dedicated exclusively to senior citizens. I had to search to find articles about dealing with the problems us older guys face. Forums are fine but are mostly populated by young bucks who can shoot and carry anything, except those who were members of the wedgie crowd in school. :) I cannot even carry a wallet in my back pocket without pain and the mere running of a finger over my hip feels like a red hot poker. I have nerve damage and arthritis in my hands so recoil is more of a physical problem than mental. When I was looking on the internet for advice or information about senior shooters I found articles scattered here and there but no website devoted to senior shooters. There were website for female shooters but none for seniors. So I started one. I have maintained websites since before they were graphical and enjoy writing and sharing my 42 years of experience with others who may be new to guns. A lot of people buy their first gun when they realize that they are too old to fight or run away any longer.

    Please visit my new website at The Old Gunhand. I have some content on there and will be adding more over the next few weeks. I welcome feedback on my website as to what you would like to see there. I will have original content and lots of links to some very good articles about the needs of seniors. Join me in making this new, non commercial venture (no ads) something truly useful to us senior citizens who shoot and carry guns.
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    Interesting, but why just older citizens? Why not people with disabilities and medical conditions such as severe arthritis, especially the hands, knees, hips...the basic motor function areas needed to move and survive.

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    Looks good, bookmarked.
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    Just went and took a look around your site. I will be checking in with you regularly, along with this site. Thanks!
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    great idea...I've already passed your site on to my 80 yr old dad.
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    So where does one register for the site? I see where to log out and log in but how does an old guy register there?
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    You know, I think that is a hell of a good idea. I'm 48, and am just now starting to feel a few pains from the knocks and bangs I took in my younger days.

    The 40's are the years a man begins to reflect on life, have regrets and second guess his self. But it's also a time we get comfortable in our own skin, stop following the status quo, and really settle in.

    Now, as I approach 50, it's not as bad a thought as it was 8 years ago. I am looking forward to retirement, and starting a new life in Texas, doing something different besides carrying a badge and gun.

    I think a forum like yours is a very welcome addition to people who are more mature and have completely different needs and issues.
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    I can't remember if I'm old enough to qualify....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Dog View Post
    Having become a senior citizen some years ago and a recent ccw license holder I noticed that there were no gun related website dedicated exclusively to senior citizens. I had to search to find articles about dealing with the problems us older guys face. Forums are fine but are mostly populated by young bucks who can shoot and carry anything, except those who were members of the wedgie crowd in school. :) I cannot even carry a wallet in my back pocket without pain and the mere running of a finger over my hip feels like a red hot poker. I have nerve damage and arthritis in my hands so recoil is more of a physical problem than mental. When I was looking on the internet for advice or information about senior shooters I found articles scattered here and there but no website devoted to senior shooters. There were website for female shooters but none for seniors. So I started one. I have maintained websites since before they were graphical and enjoy writing and sharing my 42 years of experience with others who may be new to guns. A lot of people buy their first gun when they realize that they are too old to fight or run away any longer.

    Please visit my new website at The Old Gunhand. I have some content on there and will be adding more over the next few weeks. I welcome feedback on my website as to what you would like to see there. I will have original content and lots of links to some very good articles about the needs of seniors. Join me in making this new, non commercial venture (no ads) something truly useful to us senior citizens who shoot and carry guns.
    Thanks for creating this, I am sure many will appreciate its arrival. I will be a regular!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldman45 View Post
    So where does one register for the site? I see where to log out and log in but how does an old guy register there?
    +1 on the registering issue.
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    Already bookmarked it!

    Thank you for your initiative; I honestly had not given the "senior citizen" aspect too much thought but I can see that this appears to be an unmet need.

    I'll be a regular visitor. Best wishes for success with this new site.

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    I also appreciate the new site. At 57, I suspect I'll find the new site increasingly helpful.
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    Nice.

    Looks a bit like the CorneredCat.com web site, which is designed for ladies' issues.

    As you get really rolling, I'm sure there are plenty of good topics you could add. Check out the various articles written at US Concealed Carry, and at Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network, for some ideas.
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    +1 on the registering thingy. I could not find it either.
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    Your new site for Seniors sounds like a Great Idea Old Dog. I would seriously consider joining it. Sometimes I get some serious consternation from young bucks here too.
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