Welcome from Michigan!
This is a discussion on Thanks for having me. Austin, TX within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; I've only owned a firearm since March of 2015 and had no previous experience shooting or being around them. To be honest, they made me ...
I've only owned a firearm since March of 2015 and had no previous experience shooting or being around them. To be honest, they made me incredibly uncomfortable due to ignorance and friends who I've now identified as uneducated gun owners. My wife and I recently moved into our first house and decided we should take a class on firearm safety and learn more about them. The class was priceless as our 1st day of moving into our brand new house, we woke up to a burglar shattering the glass on our door to get inside. We decided to never be defenseless again and purchased a Glock17 Gen4 that same day.
I first heard about Defensive Carry while researching IWB holsters and a variety of other CC topics. We've also purchased a Glock19 Gen4 for my EDC when my CHL arrives.
Again, thanks for having me and I look forward to participating.
Welcome from Michigan!
*WARNING - I may or may not know what I am talking about.
Welcome from Tennessee
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When the zombies come I'll carry carry my Colt .357 on an old Sam Browne belt like Rick Grimes Loaded with Black Talons!
Welcome to the forum from Maryland ........................glad to have you on board .
Member of the NRA
Keep your booger hook off the bang switch until you want to destroy something .
Welcome from Virginia.
Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.
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Welcome from Memphis. (Mogadishu on the Mississippi)
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1950 Colt .38 Police Positive Special
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You're from Texas and had never been around guns? Oh, I see you are from Austen. Welcome to the forum!
"...a rifle behind every blade of grass."
Welcome from Buda Texas (just south of weird). A bunch of good guys and gals on this site with a lot of great information.
Welcome to the site, and the good side of the tracks, when it comes to the firearm debate!!
Welcome to the forum. I hope you and your wife will be able to get more good professional training to help you build good shooting habits and proficiency- and lots of practice training as much as you can.
Congratulations on selecting a Glock for your your first gun!
OK - I'm a Glock person. They really are fantastic, accurate and reliable guns. And fun to shoot - and even better, easy to clean. NOTE: Despite what you read (in jest) from "some of the guys" here, you actually do need to clean them from time to time.
Getting old was not on my list of "things to do" in the Golden Years!
Talking to each other here is good, but taking action is better.
Welcome Aboard and Greetings from Rocky Top Tennessee.
Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident. Psalm 27.3 New Living Translation.
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 in from the cold. Glad to have you.
Greetings from Richmond/Rosenberg, TX
Don't let the Liberal attitudes of Austin deter you. There are ranges and good instructors all over the Hill Country area.
I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey. But, I turned myself around
Welcome from East Texas. Glad to know there us at least 2 people in Austin who don't hate guns
"There are some ideas that are so wrong, only a very intelligent person could believe them." - George Orwell
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