I have converted someone!

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    I have converted someone!

    Yesterday, me and one of my friends were hanging out, and all of sudden he says "I'm thinking about buying a revolver". My heart skipped several beats when I heard him say that. I had to ask him 3 or 4 times if I had heard him right, and sure enough, I did hear him right. So he wanted to go to a gun shop here in Los Anchorage, and we looked at several wheel guns, like Smith & Wesson, Colt, and Ruger. He told me he likes the Ruger Redhawk .44 Magnum 4" barrel, the new one for 2007. I asked him what exactly he wanted it for, he told me he just wants to have it for home defense, and a fun range gun. He has no interest in CCW, which is coo, but I'm just glad I'll finally have a range buddy. This will be his first actual handgun, but he tells me his Dad has taught him the basics of firearm safety, and has shot guns with his Dad, so I guess we'll see how things go. I have no idea how I converted him, but my best guess is, I keep sharing my passion for guns with him, so I guess I have him wanting one too!

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    "[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
    They are left in full possession of them."

    Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." ~Alexander Hamilton

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    Good for you, Always nice to add one to the fold.
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    Yahoo! Congratulations!
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    One down, so many more to go.....
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    Thumbs up Nice!

    Good news for sure...

    It won't take him long to start packin'...

    Stay armed...stay safe!

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    NICE!! Congratulations on new range Buddy!

    Make shure he gets some good leather holster even if he is not ccw
    for the hikes into the woods & range
    Have a great weekend!!

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    Way to go Spyderdude!!!

    I bet he just wanted to have as much fun at the range as you.

    Congrats on the convert.

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    This a great step for your friend and a giant step for pro 2nd Amendment rights....I commend you on being a good example that can influence a individual to buy a firearm...give it time, I have a feeling he will get closer to concealed carry but each of us knows its a serious decision and requires training/practice and knowing the laws in our state of residence and common sense.

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    999 sheep on the wall, 999 sheep, take one down and give it a gun, 998 sheep on the wall.

    Sorry that was a lame attempt at humor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a_kayaker View Post
    999 sheep on the wall, 999 sheep, take one down and give it a gun, 998 sheep on the wall.

    Sorry that was a lame attempt at humor.
    But it's a good attempt!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by a_kayaker View Post
    999 sheep on the wall, 999 sheep, take one down and give it a gun, 998 sheep on the wall.

    Sorry that was a lame attempt at humor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a_kayaker View Post
    999 sheep on the wall, 999 sheep, take one down and give it a gun, 998 sheep on the wall.

    Sorry that was a lame attempt at humor.
    Only if said sheep shoots himself in the foot ...
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    Kinda like the black dude who shot himself in the foot with a Glock!?

    "I am the only one professional enough to handle this gun." BANG!

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    Congrats! hat is always a great thing. Always good to hear of someone joining us.
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