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    Hi folks,

    Have been reading through lots of fantastic info. here on the forums, and thought I should introduce myself a bit, since I'm sure I'll be asking questions later.

    I've only been shooting for about a year. Used to shoot some back on the farm when younger, but then moved around a lot as I got older and was always in cities. Shooting just didn't come up.

    I'm an artist--none of my 'art' friends shoot, carry, or even think shooting's ok. They all love me, but secretly wonder if I'm a crazed gun nut. I don't know why the minute someone takes an interest in shooting, improving accuracy etc, this makes you a 'gun nut.' But there it is.

    As a youngster I shot mostly revolvers. As an adult I've totally gone over into semi-auto land. I own two pistols--a Walther P22 & a CZ 75B (blued) 9mm. It is a beautiful and well-made pistol.

    I've never had any formal training--but did just sign up for a basic gun safety class next week, & want to take more classes like this. I'm a good natural shot, but am sure I can learn a lot and keep on improving as I learn.

    I'm just starting to seriously research 9mm pistols for concealed carry, holsters, etc. One of the main problems I run into is difficulty in trying out a pistol before I commit to buying it. I've got a few ideas for what I'd like, but would prefer to shoot before purchase. After my safety class, I'm going to apply for my CC permit. In Atlanta, the process takes a while. Figure the sooner the better, and while I'm waiting, I can take a CC class, etc.

    That's about it. Happy to be here and learn from so many folk.


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    LOL. I've been to "Warner Bubba." Chuck's gun/pawn shop.

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    Chuck's probably has the best selection in Macon and WR...now if you're willing to drive to Reynolds or Butler, where the gun store/tire place is.
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    Welcome from NW Georgia. Also have a CZ 75B; great pistol.
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