New guy from Georgia

New guy from Georgia

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    Greetings everyone. I kind of jumped in on a couple other forums and have already talked to a couple of you but thought I'd do a little into.

    I am a small business owner of a family run band instrument repair shop. I am the head repairman, I have a very sharp freshman college girl apprenticing with me, several instructors teaching various instrument lessons and some front end help.

    I was born in Maryland and my father was a federal investigator for OPM. He was transferred to Georgia when I was in first grade but I always went back every summer to stay on my grandparents farm which is where I got the majority of my exposure to guns.

    Started of course with a pellet gun and then I graduated to a Remington .22 that I used to control the squirrels. I then moved onto a Winchester pump 16 gauge that I used for groundhogs. My most valuable lesson learned with that 16 gauge was for some reason there was a 20 gauge shell mixed in with the 16's even though my grandfather didn't have a 20. When that thing went off I was nearly knocked over. Fortunately there was no damage to the shotgun or myself but it reinforced just how careful I had to be in every aspect of handling guns. I still have that split shell casing as a reminder.

    My mother has always been anti-gun but at the same time the word of my grandfather was beyond reproach so if he said it was okay, then it just had to be okay. Without him I probably would have never even gotten to use the pellet gun.

    In my teens I shot a lot with my uncle who had a decent collection. His Super Redhawk .44 wound up being my favorite. I was knocking light bulbs out of trees at 50 feet with it with the stock sights. He had to use the scope to do so. And speaking of scopes, my uncle didn't bother to tell me "Hey, don't put your eye flush on the scope" when I fired his .30-06 the first time. Yeah, that was a great black eye.

    After I moved out and was in college, starting my handgun collection was always on my list but I just never got around to it. Being broke was the main factor of course.

    Fast forward about 15 years and I found myself a proud business owner in my fifth year. Unfortunately, the area has deteriorated and many of the surrounding business have been robbed. It was time to properly defend myself and my employees. After a bunch of research and talking to the LEO on patrol here, I went with the Glock 27 and applied for my firearms license. I broke it in at the range over a couple weeks because I wanted to be confident in my ability to use it if needed. I eventually got a Crossbreed Supertuck and it is working out quite well. I now carry as often as possible and feel confident and at ease knowing i can defend myself. It has also been immensely comforting since I often work until 3am or later this time of year.

    In the near future I plan on getting a Walther P22 for a plinker and will be getting a full size Glock too. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to stay with the .40 or upsize to the .45 for that. In all likelihood, I will get a Glock 22 for my fullsize and some sort of 1911 for my .45

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