New to site and CCW
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February 19th, 2013 02:02 PM
New to site and CCW
Hi all! I am new to handguns. I wanted to purchase one, learn how to use and care for it and get licensed. Tomorrow is fingerprinting and I am done. I still feel like a total amateur on the range but look forward to some continued practice. I chose a Glock 23 because it fit me. I wanted .40 and something small. I have since learned that something small can be a whole lot smaller than the 23 and I will pursue that in the future. I have read through and found loads of valuable information on the site and look forward to returning in the future. Right now I don't feel like I have a lot to add, only a lot to learn. Thanks for all the help you as a group have to offer.
CHL qualification target Glock 23
February 19th, 2013 02:12 PM
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February 19th, 2013 02:16 PM
Welcome from Wisconsin> nice shooting
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February 19th, 2013 02:19 PM
from Central Florida!
Nice choice of weapon.
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February 19th, 2013 02:25 PM
February 19th, 2013 02:48 PM
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February 19th, 2013 02:51 PM
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February 19th, 2013 02:55 PM
Welcome. There is no substitute for good training with a good instructor. It will dramatically lessen your learning curve. There's nothing like instant feedback from a good instructor to keep you from developing bad habits.
The belt and holster are just as important as the size of the handgun when it comes to comfort and concealability. Don't skimp on this stuff.
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February 19th, 2013 03:17 PM
Welcome from Michigan Chris!
(Nice shooting and photo.)
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February 19th, 2013 03:38 PM
Welcome from Wisconsin!
Good shooting for someone new to the range!
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February 19th, 2013 05:29 PM
Good shooting! Glad to hear you have opted for another form of protection for you and your family. You will learn a lot of valuable information here from many experienced people. After seeing your target results, I'm sure you will be making your own contributions here very soon.
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February 19th, 2013 05:49 PM
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February 19th, 2013 06:00 PM
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February 19th, 2013 06:35 PM
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February 19th, 2013 07:14 PM
Welcome to the forum!
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