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    Someone came to see me

    One of our new surgeons made an appointment to come see me at work today. When the time came, he came in and shut the door and looked very serious. Then he said he attended my Firearm Safety CME presentation and wants my help.

    He had never touched a gun in his life until he shot one in June of this year before he moved to FL. One range trip with a buddy and shot a few mags. He wants me to teach him how to shoot, help him choose a gun(s), get his CWL, etc. He even said he would be glad to pay me as a consultant.

    So, first I told him I would be glad to help him and no payment was necessary. We discussed SD and HD philosophies, types of handguns and pros/cons, calibers, types of rounds, manners of carry, a few particulars on carrying in FL, and I gave him some links and phone numbers to take a class to get his certificate of training and to make an appointment at the regional office to get a CWL. In the end, I told him I have quite a variety of handguns and the best way to tell is to shoot them for himself.

    So, tomorrow after work we are going to the range. He wants a dedicated HD pistol and then something to carry in his car that could also be carried concealed on his person later. He said he would buy all of the ammo and pay the range fees for my helping him. Sounds like a deal to me.

    He's a relatively young man with a young family and has been in Florida less than 2 months and has already seen the light. I'll let you know how it goes. Looks like we're adding a new member to the ranks!!!
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    Shootin' buddies with a surgeon............win, win.


    Good on ya!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoveman View Post
    Shootin' buddies with a surgeon............win, win.


    Good on ya!
    Brain surgeon too...perhaps he can help me. My wife says I'm nuttier than a squirrel turd.
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    Outstanding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    Brain surgeon too...perhaps he can help me. My wife says I'm nuttier than a squirrel turd.
    That's... pretty nutty.

    Good job! Now make sure the first thing he shoots is a scandium j-frame in .357, and tell him it's the lightest-recoiling gun you have, and you always recommend it to elderly ladies.

    (I hope I don't have to say "I'm kidding.")
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    If you met a surgeon who admitted there is information that he does not have, or something he does not know, then he must be the most brilliant doctor to ever draw a breath!

    ...there are quite a few doctors in my family (including my Dad), so I'm allowed to poke fun...
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    Wow! I am very pleased to see that a doctor has joined the ranks.

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    This presintation you did made quite an impression good for you and him down the road .

    Congrats Big BugDude
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    Well done. Always good to have another one of "the good guys", plus its nice that you are so willing to help. As a guy who had to really start and learn on my own, I can tell you he will greatly appreciate it.
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    So tell us, when are you getting business cards printed with the DC website on them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    So tell us, when are you getting business cards printed with the DC website on them?
    When I can stop this financial executive nonsense and teach people about guns full time for a living. I tell a lot of people about this site and how much I've learned here, but so far not many jumping in.
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    Thanks, BugDude, for guiding him through these first critical steps, and Kudos to him for asking for help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    Brain surgeon too...perhaps he can help me. My wife says I'm nuttier than a squirrel turd.
    Anyone can see that. You have all those guns and shoot 'em too! :)
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