Hello From NYC

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    Hello From NYC

    7677 told me about this place.
    I have been involved with unarmed and armed WW2 combatives since the age of 9, when I discovered that my dad had been a Ranger and hand to hand combat instructor during WW2.
    I spent 20 years as a NYC Court Officer and have been working as a court clerk since 1999.
    I have many interests, but armed and unarmed self defense rate right up there.
    Looking forward to interacting with some like minded folks here.

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    Hello Matt and Welcome.
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    Welcome -
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    Welcome Matthew, I'm a former City dweller myself. I shared quite a few cups of coffee and conversations with Court Officers. Are you able to carry on your retired tin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatGonzo
    Welcome Matthew, I'm a former City dweller myself. I shared quite a few cups of coffee and conversations with Court Officers. Are you able to carry on your retired tin?
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    Actually court clerk is a promotion from court officer, and since I am still a peace officer I still carry on my shield.
    I never did go to the Glock and my carry gun is a S&W 642.
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    Welcome to the forum Matt. I spent my early years in Washington Heights.
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    Welcome from a former NYCer. East side.
    Now I'm in Fla the Gunshine State. What a difference.

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    Welcome from a Coloradioan who would not go to NYC if you put him at gunpoint lol
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    Welcome from MA! Hope you enjoy it here. This is the best CC forum out there, lots of good folks.

    Lots of LE acquaintances in/around NYC due to my past involvement with the Shomrim Society of Mass (still a member, org here is rather "dormant").

    I successfully stayed out of NYC from 1979 to 2003 when I had to attend a 1-day business meeting (stayed in CT, commuter rail into NYC and pickup by NYPD friend). Sorry, just don't like the City, never did!

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    Thanks for the welcome guys.
    Yes, NYC is not very gun friendly, that is for sure, and I do not see any positve changes for the future.
    I can retire in a few years, and I am looking to eventually move to a friendlier and warmer climate.

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