Newb From Florida
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I've been searching and lurking for for a few weeks. OK here's how I got here. About a month and half ago my wife ...
September 6th, 2007 08:36 PM
Newb From Florida
I've been searching and lurking for for a few weeks. OK here's how I got here. About a month and half ago my wife traded her car in on a brand new Acura MDX and picked it up from the dealership after they installed all the aftermarket goodies that my wife wanted. Well she proudly picked up her and brought it home to show off around 6pm... I played with all the electronic goodies of course :) It was about 9:00 when we closed the garage and settled in for the night. Around 3:15am my wife was awaken by the Dog and she proceeded to check things out (Yes, I'm a heavy sleeper) she open the door to the garage an saw that someone had stolen her brand new car that had 54 Miles on it and freaked out.... which woke me.... The police said they entered by using a wire to hook on to the handle on your garage door opener that releases it when your power goes out.
Needless to say this opened our eyes on how comfortable we had become and it invoked tremendous change in our personal and home security. We both now have our CCW's and have taken tactical training classes and go the local range every week to shoot. The house has and alarm system and recorded video surveillance. Anyway, along with never shooting a handgun until about 6 weeks ago we have purchased a Glock 26 (Mine), 642 J S&W (Hers) and a Kel Tec P3AT (Ours) I'm also looking into HK .40 P2000SK for carry and home defense. My buddy is an ex LEO and has me hooked on the whole handgun thing.
BTW; They did find the car 3 weeks later wrecked, trashed and it had been used to transport drugs and they also found 9mm ammo in it.....
You can never be too safe and I appreciate the wonderful info that this site has to offer.
September 6th, 2007 08:59 PM
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Greetings from PA
I am saddened by the scale of your wake-up call - which goes I guess to show that the ''anytime, anywhere'' maxim is alive and well. My local TV news reminds me most nights of just this - gas station robbery, 7/11 hold-up .... vandalism, theft and burglary ....... it gets monotonous!!
Glad the site content may have helped you in your decision-making.
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September 6th, 2007 09:00 PM
At least neither of you were hurt! Welcome from Ft Worth TX!
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September 6th, 2007 09:07 PM
September 6th, 2007 09:08 PM
Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Now that you seem to have your home more secured, perhaps you won't have to go through that again. At any rate, welcome to the forum from NE Florida.
"Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual change; but this change is not [an improvement]. For everything that is given, something is taken."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
September 6th, 2007 09:52 PM
Welcome from South Florida. Goods can be replaced, life never!
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
September 6th, 2007 10:06 PM
Welcome from California! You lived through a hard lesson, and you will be ready next time.
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September 6th, 2007 10:47 PM
from Central Florida!
Sorry to hear of such an invasion of privacy...bad feeling, I know!
Where in C. FL?...let me guess, Orlando?
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September 6th, 2007 10:50 PM
Welcome from the Space Coast.
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September 6th, 2007 10:51 PM
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September 6th, 2007 11:33 PM
Welcome from Eastern Idaho
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September 6th, 2007 11:41 PM
Wakeup calls can be a real pain, but not paying attention can lead to a bigger pain. Sorry about the trouble, but welcome from Alabama.
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September 6th, 2007 11:48 PM
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Welcome from Washington State.
September 7th, 2007 06:31 AM
Welcome from southern Louisiana!
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