Hello from Des Moines IA

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    Hello from Des Moines IA

    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!

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    hello, that's my hometown
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    Welcome from South Carolina...
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    Welcome Aboard and Greetings from Rocky Top Tennessee
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam_SDG View Post
    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!
    Welcome from over near Marshalltown!

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    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.
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    Hello back at ya from Oklahoma.

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    Hey, welcome from Ankeny!

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    Welcome aboard Adam_SDG from the great state of Pennsylvania!

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