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Welcome from across the pond in Milwaukee, WI!
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Welcome from Delaware!
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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Welcome to the forum!
"If you make something idiot proof, someone will make a better idiot."
Welcome from Southwest Florida
"As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation's existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books."
Welcome, from the SE part of the mitten!
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 Alabama
A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.
Welcome from Lansing!
If you have never broken your gun or bled on your gun in training, you're doing it wrong!
Train hard, live easy.
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 to the forum from SW Ohio.
Live to ride, ride to live. Harley Road King And keep a .45 handy Kimber Custom TLE II
Greetings and welcome to the forum from the Space Coast of Central Florida.
Hello, MJClark, and welcome from Missouri to a great forum. Good people and info here! If you are going to concealed carry, consider the size and caliber you want to use. I like 9mm - cheaper ammo than others, and at least used to be relatively easy to get. There is a thread under the CCW subforum here about recommendations for small carry guns that you can check out. I personally use a Taurus 709 slim and Kahr K9 as my CCWs. Also considered Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm and CZ RAMI alloy version.
Since you are new to this handgun, self defense arena, consider taking some good self defense classes once you get your handgun. I also recommend you check out the many free YouTube videos made by Massad Ayoob, a world-class instructor in handgun use and self defense, who has recorded training sessions in Judicious Use of Force, Shoot to Live, Home Invasion, Preparation for Home Defense, and What to Do After a Shooting. Just Google his name and these topics and the YouTubes should show up. Very good instructional information from an expert, and free.
Here is a very good technical review of self defense ammo, for when you are ready to consider this:
This is an informative review by a doctor of different gunshot wounds effects; we all need to be aware of this real-life information:
Doctor Talks About Gunshot Wounds
Take care, and best wishes to you and yours!
Navy P-3 pilot; Army Huey & Blackhawk pilot (ret.)
Welcome aboard from the great state of Pennsylvania!