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    hello

    Well, I've been lurking and posting for a little while but decided it was time to formally introduce myself. My name is John and I am 45 years old, married for 14 years, have a son, 11, and a daughter 9.
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    I live in Allen Texas, a growing town north of Dallas in Collin County. I've lived in the Metroplex since 1988 and am a recent resident of Allen. I am originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, which, I'm pleased to report, the family home survived Hurricane Rita with no damage to the dwelling.
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    I've worked 17 years in the insurance industry in the personal claims department but find my self unemployed after SF told me to find a new neighbor and my temp position dried up after the hurricane damage became workable by regular staff. With insurance storm work it is feast of famine.
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    I'm currently attempting to retool without loosing my shirt and am not sure where I will land. I've applied at the Dallas Police Department but also am considering working toward a tech position, possibly in medical x-ray. I've not totally ruled out continuing in personal lines insurance claims but the big companies are not what I went to work for in 1988, but what is.
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    I enjoy handguns and am able to shoot them fairly well. I am not able to shoot a shotgun worth a flip, which, being from south Louisiana is a surprise, and yes I did my share of duck hunting. I'm better at a rifle but no longer hunt so I get no practice or incentive from rifles.
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    I do have my CCL and have carried it since the inception of the program here in Texas. I enjoy family, motorcycling when time allows, history programs and internet gun forums, reading, cooking, walking with my wife and kids.
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    I am currently introducing my son to pistols. He and I spent some time and about 200+ rounds of 22 long rifle down at the Bullet Trap in Plano. We used a Wather and thank god I had two clips because I could not load them fast enough. He had a time as did I and he really is a pretty good shot.
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    I currently own the following:
    Smith & Wesson M&P 40s&w
    Smith & Wesson 1911PD Gunsite 45acp (commander size)
    Smith & Wesson 686P 4" 357
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    These guns are a pleasure to shoot. The semi's are easy to carry.
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    Holster selection includes:
    Sparks VM-2 for the 1911
    High Noon IWB for the M&P
    Sparks VM-2 for the M&P on order
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    My regular carry ammunition is the following:
    Remington Golden Saber 230grain 45acp
    Remington Golden Saber 180grain 40s&w
    As you can tell, I lean toward the larger, meatier loads, not spending a lot of time on ballistics and/or statistics.
    I've also appreciated Federal EFMJ reduced recoil in each of these calibers.
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    I've enjoyed introducing myself to the forum. I look forward to getting to know the group and sharing interests.
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    Welcome, thats the best intro. I have ever seen here. Thanks for sharing. Congrats on getting your son into shooting. Hey if possible would you post some pics of the M&P? Good Luck with the job hunt, glad to have you here!
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    Another North Texas folk! Welcome! Appreciate the full sized introduction and info. Best of luck in your career endeavors too - lots of demand in the medical industry if you go that direction. We lived in <cough> Plano for six years and finally escaped further north - kind of close to the Red River, east of Sherman.

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    Glad to get to know you, John.
    eschew obfuscation

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    Welcome from Virginia.
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    Welcome to the forum John. We couldn't ask for a better intro. Have fun, learn, and contribute when we can.
    The power of the future is in its ability to inspire the present.

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    Welcome John

    And yeah - that was some intro and thank you.
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    Welcome John, and thanks for posting the intro.
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    jclif1995 - How Do, To You..!

    Glad you've joined us!
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    Great to have you here.
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    Welcome to the forum.
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    Hello John and welcome to the forum!
    RKBA

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    Welcome
    We are the same age. 45 and holding.
    Good luck with the LEO job.
    I started my LEO career late in life,but it is a satisfying and sometimes
    thankless job.
    Sounds like you will be good at it.

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    Welcome from NC! Great intro, best of luck on the job search!
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    Welcome from Arizona -
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