December 26th, 2006 07:59 PM
Another hello from FL
I'm not exactly sure why I didn't post a "hello" before, since I've been around for a bit now, either way...
I'm new to guns (< 1 year), although my dad had an old shotgun around the house that he used for hunting as a boy, so I was never against them, just wasn't sure I needed one.
My wife said we needed a gun around the house in case of a disaster. I still wasn't sure, that's until I saw the mess in New Orleans after the hurricane. I went out and bought a SIG P229 .40, and shortly after got my CWL. My wife then went and got her CWL, and a new Glock G19.
Well long story short, I loved that G19 so I went out and bought one too! I now carry as much as possible (not at work, I'm a teacher), and wonder why I ever had a doubt about it all.
We use a safe at home, and I am teaching my son (5 years old) to respect firearms. Interesting that my dad simply said, "don't mess with the shotgun" and it was just sitting in the closet. Of course when he wasn't at home I once took it out of it's case, but oh boy was I careful and didn't do anything but look.
He has since passed away and I now have that old Remington 11-48. I took it out once and shot a few shells through it, but it's basically stored away at this point.
I want a Remington 870 (or Mossy 500) and a Marlin 336 lever action rifle to complete my collection for if/when the SHTF.
Well, that's enough ramblin'...
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December 26th, 2006 08:01 PM
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December 26th, 2006 08:24 PM
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December 26th, 2006 08:28 PM
A late greeting then
Glad you like it here.
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December 26th, 2006 08:37 PM
December 26th, 2006 08:51 PM
Welcome from Middle Tennessee! There are a number of teachers here, BTW.
December 26th, 2006 09:02 PM
Welcome from SE Missouri.
When I outgrew the .410 starter shotgun, my second shotgun was a new 12 guage Remington 11-48. I hunted ducks, rabbits, squirells and quail at that time. I used it so much it got worn to the point of not being dependable but a lot of ammo went through it. I liked the gun a lot.
December 26th, 2006 09:10 PM
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December 26th, 2006 09:38 PM
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December 26th, 2006 10:00 PM
Welcome to the Forum - another Floridian here :)
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December 26th, 2006 11:36 PM
December 26th, 2006 11:47 PM
welcome and a happy new years.
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December 27th, 2006 12:04 AM
from Central Florida!
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