Hello all! Been lurking for a couple months now, wanted to chime in and update you/thank you for your helpful advice that I gleaned from various posts.
*Took my CCW training class Nov '07 with Reese Dalton. Excellent instructor, give him some business at his shop in Grandview.
*In Oct '08, started seriously considering purchasing a firearm if Bobama got elected. I knew I would be joining a huge community doing the same thing. I wanted to be part of that voice.
*Found out my wife and I are expecting our first child in June, so there's a life changer for ya. (And another reason to carry).
*Purchased an XDm 9mm from Reese Dalton, payed a bit for it, but I don't mind giving him my business. Also got my Supertuck shortly after. BTW, since it's made in Croatia, I decided it needed an appropriate name. Kressimir = Peacemaker in Croatian!
*Flew down to FL for Christmas with family. A bit nervous flying with the gun, no problems. Stayed in Orlando, carried for a week at the hotel.
*Just purchased some 5.11 Covert Khaki Pants, they fit great; pockets, elastic waist, durable fabric (kinda feel like Dickies).
All in all, this has been a fun couple of months! Thanks to all for the advice (even though it wasn't directed at me). I will be coming here regularly for new ideas and whatnots.
Also, looking for a good place to go shooting. I know about the local ranges in KC, wondering if anyone has some rural land they wouldn't mind me using. my gun and me are itching!!
Thanks and God Bless,