This is a discussion on Hi All within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; My name is Josh Smith. I'm from Wabash IN.
After seeing my state pass a lifetime CCW permit (for $100 for current holders, and $125 ...
March 22nd, 2006 10:44 AM
My name is Josh Smith. I'm from Wabash IN.
After seeing my state pass a lifetime CCW permit (for $100 for current holders, and $125 for non-licensed people!) and a define, in law, that we do not have a duty to retreat from a threat so "why didn't he just run away?" type arguments can't be used against us in court, I figured I better get involved in politics again.
Speaking of politics, they do leave a bad taste in my mouth, but I reckon it's a necessary evil.
I have to get some sleep right now (a problem with me the regular posters will notice ) but I look forward to participating.
I'll likely lurk before I do much posting.
Thanks for having me.
March 22nd, 2006 10:54 AM
Welcome to the club. Jump right in whenever you want. Sixgun
March 22nd, 2006 10:56 AM
Welcome Josh, feel free to jump in and start posting. It's great to get several different opinions on a subject.
March 22nd, 2006 11:33 AM
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March 22nd, 2006 12:24 PM
Welcome to the forum, Josh.
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March 22nd, 2006 01:08 PM
Hi Josh and welcome
Sounds like you are working nights! Look forward to reading some of your thoughts over time. Let us know your carry preferences.
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March 22nd, 2006 01:14 PM
Hi yourself, and welcome to the forum.
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March 22nd, 2006 03:15 PM
March 22nd, 2006 03:21 PM
seems we've gotten a few hoosiers in the last week or so.
March 22nd, 2006 03:33 PM
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March 22nd, 2006 06:55 PM
Welcome the lifetime thing sounds cool
March 22nd, 2006 06:55 PM
Glad to have you with us.
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March 22nd, 2006 06:56 PM
Howdy from TX... and welcome
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the same as another, and that he is best
who is trained in the severest school."
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March 22nd, 2006 09:19 PM
Hi Gents, Ladies,
I'm well rested now and believe I can put together a coherent post :)
My carry preferences tend toward the larger end, to wit, a Taurus 92 pre-decock model customized by yours truly. The baddies around here roam in packs and I prefer the extra firepower. I am, however, looking around at snubbies and mini-pistols for deep concealment. Right now I just wear the thing on my belt and toss on a cover garment.
I carry two spare magazines, giving my a total of 45 rounds. Before you bust my chops on this one, it's not the round count, but the number of mags. I would carry two with a 1911 as well (and plan to. I'm waiting to see an example of the Taurus version before I make any buying plans). The reason is simple: malfunction clearance. Sure, that extra firepower is comforting but I don't realistically expect I'd survive long enough to accurately place even 15 rounds if a confrontation found me. (Remember the IPSC champ who was shot down as he double tapped his way down a row of three baddies? I don't think I'm that fast.) Malf clearance only.
My ammo preference varies. It's usually Cor®Bon 125gr, Black Hills 124gr, and right now it's Federal EFMJ 124gr +P. I believe in placement over power, but that's me.
March 22nd, 2006 09:21 PM
Josh, welcome from Texas. Great forum here, great members! Jump right in!
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."