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    I'm one of the old guys. When I was born, Truman was President.

    As a kid, I grew up with guns but never had much use for them myself. Then about three years ago, something in my brain clicked on and I decided to take a pistol class.

    Since then I have fired a minimum of 10,000 rounds per year (and have the empty wallet to prove it).

    My main carry gun is a S&W640 snubbie loaded with Speer Gold Dot JHP 135gr 38special +p. Sometimes I carry my Kimber Custom TLE II loaded with Speer Gold Dot 230Gr JHP. On rare occasion, I will carry my S&W620.

    I compete frequently in USPSA competitions, go to the range weekly and get additional training as often as the finance minister (she who must be obeyed) will let me.

    I believe in the 2nd Amendment as originally intended by our Founding Fathers.

    I use the same user name on every forum I frequent because I lack imagination. Heck, at my age I'm happy to remember my real name.

    I consider myself an activist, so I open carry frequently just to let the people know that good guys DO carry guns, but mostly I carry concealed.

    Finally, (as you have already noted, perhaps) I suffer from oral diariha.

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    welcome Paul! New member here also.

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    Welcome Paul!

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    PaulG you sound like a man after my own heart. I was in grade school when Truman was president.

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    "Finance Minister"....that's priceless! Welcome from RI.
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    Hey Paul - another ''quite oldie'' here!

    Chris - P95
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    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."


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    Excellent, another Senior Citizen! Welcome, PaulG.

    Got ya beat by a few years, FDR was the Prez when I came into this world.


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    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    Paul welcome to the forum.

    BTW: You're not the only one on this forum that can remember Truman!
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    Welcome to CC! Glad to have you with us!
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    Welcome Paul....back when I was a USAF butter bar, we used to call the spouse "Higher Headquarters."
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    My 'Higher Headquarters' and I got married in 1974 and after 32 years she still refers to our relationship as 'our 5 wonderful years of marriage'

    I look forward to being a regular here.

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    I too am at the half century mark, but you're as old as you feel and my lady and I feel younger everyday, she is debm1911 here, and welcome to the group. I think you will like it here, lots of friendly folks and good info too, such a deal for a little typing.
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    Welcome, Paul. I was born in Janurary of the year the Chicago Tribune declared "Dewey Wins!" So I too have been around a while. Glad you found us and look forward to your participation in CC.
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