hello, that's my hometown
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Brand new to CCW and firearms in general. Never shot a handgun in my life but that is about to change. Was introduced to CCW by a few guys from my church and it freaked me out at first. After the Aurora incident I was convinced that I need to be prepared to defend my family and friends. Hope to learn a lot here and eventually be able to contribute as well!
hello, that's my hometown
I would rather live my life as if there is a God,
And die to find out there isn't, than live my life
As if there isn't, and die to find out there is.
Welcome from South Carolina...
Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.
Welcome from Delaware!
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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Welcome Aboard and Greetings from Rocky Top Tennessee
When you accept mediocrity you sow the seeds for future failure.
One should never confuse good fortune with good training.
Illegitimus Non Carborundum. In God we trust.
Welcome from MD
It's better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6!!
Walther P5 / AMT AutomagII
Hello, Adam, and welcome from Missouri to a great forum with good folks and LOTS of info. Since you're new to this game, please take advantage of the wealth of info in the sub-forum threads. Also, be sure to google Massad Ayoob YouTube videos on "Use of Force" (4 videos) and "Shoot to Live" (8 videos); he also did a couple on Preparing for Home Defense and Home Invasion. If you have problems finding these, send me a PM and I'll email you the URLs. These are a very good intro to use of hanguns and concealed carry from an outstanding professional in the field.
Navy P-3 pilot; Army Huey & Blackhawk pilot (ret.)
Hello back at ya from Oklahoma.
Hey, welcome from Ankeny!
Welcome aboard Adam_SDG from the great state of Pennsylvania!
Welcome from Michigan!
*WARNING - I may or may not know what I am talking about.
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
Welcome from Virginia.
Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.
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