New, old guy, member in PA

New, old guy, member in PA

This is a discussion on New, old guy, member in PA within the New Member Introductions forums, part of the Welcome To DefensiveCarry.com category; I'm a brand shiny new member of this forum at the age of 68. I lurked a couple gun forums before deciding that this one ...

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 25
Like Tree6Likes

Thread: New, old guy, member in PA

  1. #1
    Member Array mmb617's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    Altoona, PA
    Posts
    51

    New, old guy, member in PA

    I'm a brand shiny new member of this forum at the age of 68. I lurked a couple gun forums before deciding that this one just feels right for me.

    I recently got my CC permit mainly because I wanted to exercise my 2nd amendment rights while I still have them. I did have a carry permit for a while some 40 years ago but things have changed a tad since then and I wanted to get up to speed on new developments. First thing I noticed is not many people carry revolvers anymore.

    I haven't decided whether I'll be an everyday carry guy yet, for now I just want to get some substantial range time to get reacquainted with shooting in general. It seems from my research that indoor ranges in my neck of the woods are almost non-existent but there are a lot of sportsman's clubs that have outdoor ranges. I've toured two of them and have plans to look at two more, then decide where I want to join.

    One of the things that attracted me to this forum is that it seems to be well moderated, adult and civil. I'm a member of some car forums where the behavior of some members is very childish and that gets old fast.

    So that's my introduction. I'm now off to check out the forum in more depth.

  2. #2
    Senior Moderator
    Array Rock and Glock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    404 Page Not Found
    Posts
    22,248
    Welcome! Also look at Handgunlaw.us which is a great resource!
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ: Buy These Stickers Here



    "If we suppose them sincere, we must pity their ignorance; if insincere, we must abhor the spirit of deception which it betrays." Alexander Hamilton

  3. #3
    Member Array MisterCrabby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    SW Michigan
    Posts
    142
    Welcome! Good folks here.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    DefensiveCarry.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    VIP Member Array LimaCharlie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Northwest Oregon
    Posts
    14,200
    Welcome aboard from Northwest Oregon.
    Second Amendment: The difference between politicians and rulers.
    US Navy - US Army, Retired
    NRA Benefactor Life Member

  6. #5
    New Member Array rlggray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    618
    Welcome from south Texas.

  7. #6
    Senior Member Array ButtShot14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    587
    Glad to have you with us mmb617. You and I appear to be the same age. We also share common interests in guns and cars. Lots of good folks here, I think you'll like the forum. Welcome from the great state of Texas.

  8. #7
    Member Array usmc0811's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    pa
    Posts
    496
    Welcome from Pottstown PA.
    Been a member here for several years and looked at several other forums and let me tell you this is the best one.

  9. #8
    Member Array Encore2016's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Western Washington
    Posts
    226
    Welcome. I grew up in Bedford County. Two sisters and a niece still live there. I moved west many moons ago.

  10. #9
    VIP Member Array G26Raven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Southwest
    Posts
    7,004
    Welcome from Utah.
    Force yourself to be uncomfortable.

  11. #10
    Distinguished Member
    Array 1942bull's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    SE PA
    Posts
    1,995
    This PA gun owner welcomes our new PA member. I joined this forum for the same reasons you did, and I have not been disappointed. I dropped all other forums except for Walther since I carry a PPSM2. I am a long time every day carrier who will be renewing his PA LTCF this month. I have lived in PA all my life except for the ten years I was in the Corps. I have come to know a good bit about PA firearms laws, legislation, and Second Amendment issues. Please feel free to PM me if you want a sidebar conversation. If you care to, you might list where you are in PA. There are other PA members here. I am in 19060, SE PA 17 miles south of Philly and 3 miles N of DE. Again, Welcome.
    "You don't hurt them if you don't hit them." Lt. Gen. Lewis "Chesty" Puller, USMC Retired

    USMC 9/59 through 9/69
    Vietnam June ‘66 to February ‘68
    MOS: 4641, Combat Photographer

    Memberships:
    Gun Owners of America
    Second Amendment Foundation
    Pennsylvania Firearms Owners Against Crime

  12. #11
    VIP Member Array PhaedrusIV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    6,662
    Quote Originally Posted by mmb617 View Post
    I'm a brand shiny new member of this forum at the age of 68. I lurked a couple gun forums before deciding that this one just feels right for me.

    I recently got my CC permit mainly because I wanted to exercise my 2nd amendment rights while I still have them. I did have a carry permit for a while some 40 years ago but things have changed a tad since then and I wanted to get up to speed on new developments. First thing I noticed is not many people carry revolvers anymore.

    I haven't decided whether I'll be an everyday carry guy yet, for now I just want to get some substantial range time to get reacquainted with shooting in general. It seems from my research that indoor ranges in my neck of the woods are almost non-existent but there are a lot of sportsman's clubs that have outdoor ranges. I've toured two of them and have plans to look at two more, then decide where I want to join.

    One of the things that attracted me to this forum is that it seems to be well moderated, adult and civil. I'm a member of some car forums where the behavior of some members is very childish and that gets old fast.

    This forum is all this, and more.

    Welcome, and I hope you will stay !

    So that's my introduction. I'm now off to check out the forum in more depth.
    Thanks for your story.
    - testing was halted after a brief kinetic episode -

  13. #12
    VIP Member Array OldChap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5,573
    Welcome from the Texas Gulf Coast.
    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits."

  14. #13
    Member Array buckwheatpaul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    NE TEXAS
    Posts
    233
    Big ol' Howdy from NE Texas....you are among friends that will help you and will also help you spend your money!

  15. #14
    Senior Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    50,345

    Welcome...

    from Central Florida!


    RET
    Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member

  16. #15
    Senior Member Array viney266's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,196
    Welcome from another Pennsyltuckian :)
    Proud NRA Benefactor member
    Gun carry permits and the 2nd amendment only confirm what is a God given right to protect ones life and the lives of loved ones from evil.
    Speed is only a matter of money. How fast do you want to go?

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •