Hello from the Great Pacific Northwest!

Hello from the Great Pacific Northwest!

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    Hello from the Great Pacific Northwest!

    Hello all! I joined last year, but haven't been back for a while and just 'rediscovered' this place, so to speak, so thought I'd introduce myself. I'm a newer gun owner and CPL holder. I decided to carry (and purchase my first handgun) not long ago and have been doing so every day for the past year where I live in Washington state. I had been considering it for a while, but the main factor that pushed me to finally do it was the birth of my daughter. Certain stories coming out at the time also made me further realize, it doesn't matter where you live or who you are, sometimes there is no predicting or preventing trouble from finding you. I now consider it my duty to protect my loved ones, and myself as well. I'm grateful for such a great resource and active community and look forward to learning more from this place to better my daily discipline and hopefully help convince my wife to get her CPL as well. :) I plan to take some additional defensive courses soon and possibly join IDPA (thoughts?) at my local range on top of my regular trips.

    I haven't found the EDC thread yet, so here's mine... I might consider upgrading from the Kel-Tec soon, but so far it's been very dependable for the price. I carry it mostly IWB with a Remora holster and occasionally with a OWB Fobus when deep conceal isn't necessary.



    I plan to get a G19 soon for the home, range and possibly OC down the line, but am not sure yet about CC with the larger frame. Thanks for listening!


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    First post and a pocket dump, well done!


    Welcome from the PRM! Good choice on getting the 19.

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    Oh, and I've been a Mariners fan since I was 4 and am extremely proud of our Hawks!!! :D


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    Well, welcome back and congrats on the birth of your child.
    Carry on!

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    Welcome! Very nice first post. You could give lessons in how to introduce yourself to fellow CC folks! And congratulations on the birth of your daughter - assume she already has Daddy totally wrapped around her little finger..........
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    Welcome from west of the Sound!
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    Howdy from Ohio...good to have you in the house!
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    Welcome from Ghost Ridge.

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    Welcome from the PNW as well. Former Washington resident turned Oregon resident hoping to move out of Oregon sometime soon. Just remember, that it is better to have a gun when you need it than not have one when you do so I carry even while at home, especially since 100% of Home Invasions happen at home and I'd rather not have to waste time trying to get to my gun and use that time productively by sending lead immediately towards the threat. I hope that I will never ever need to do so, but I also hope (and plan to) I am always prepared. And with your little one, it is much safer to have it on you in a good holster than to have it elsewhere where they might get at it.
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    welcome from Wisconsin>
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