Introduce yourself

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Re: Introduce yourself

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Post by Thunderbolt_47 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:41 pm

Oh crap, I missed the introduction thread ; sorry!

So, I'm Paul, 39, from Corpus Christi, and as you may have guessed, I'm a proud gun owner. I started shooting 31 years ago when my father taught me to shoot his 10/22, and then came the first shotgun (some kind of ancient dinosaur chambered in .20 gauge, single shot) at age 14, and when I turned 18, he gifted me an M1 Garand that his father had bought to hunt hogs and coyotes after coming back from Korea.

Since I got a lot of exposure, I developed a strong case of gunnitis and it has remained one of my main hobbies since then. Now, I own, apart from that Garand, a S&W 1917 revolver, a 1895 Nagant, a CZ-75, a Hungarian High Power clone, a Glock 19, a Ruger Mk.1 a Polish P64, a WASR-10, an Arsenal AK-74, a Mossberg 500, a Mosin Nagant, a 10/22 a Yugo M48 Mauser, a M1 Carbine and a PTR-91 ; I could have had issues with my wife, if the AK-74, P64, High Power and M1 carbine weren't hers! I met her when I was in college (the GI Bill was one of the best things to happen in my life!), she was a foreign exchange student, and I quickly converted her to my favorite hobby ; and now, my 11 year old daughter and 8 year old son have both become quite proficient with the .22 guns.

As you have guessed, guns are one big deal in the life of my family and in my own history, and that's why I joined this forum : I want to see what I could do, at my scale, to prevent liberals from taking our rights away.

Sorry for the long blog rant, and I hope we'll be able to enjoy our guns for another couple centuries... at least!

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Re: Introduce yourself

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Post by TexasFlash » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:21 pm

welcome! :txflag:

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Re: Introduce yourself

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Post by LimaCharlie3 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:56 pm

Welcome, Paul. I too am in Corpus Christi.

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Re: Introduce yourself

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Post by Grumpy1993 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:33 pm

Hi, I'm Jacob, and I'm a pewpewholic.

Male, 24, voting for Cruz and Crenshaw

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Re: Introduce yourself

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Post by Kalistis » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:02 am

Hi y’all. New to the Great State of Texas and the forum. Moved here in July from a state I rather not mention. Despite not being born here, I think I’ve been a Texan since birth.

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Married to Active Duty Sailor!
I’m playing waiting game for my LTC, print pending
Carry guns/equipment- I haven’t decided on my primary but it is between my SIG p365 & Kimber micro 9. I just purchased an HK VP9- it’s great at the range but a little too big to carry. As far as equipment I’m in trial mode. I can’t decide what is going to be more comfortable. I’ll report back once I know more.

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Re: Introduce yourself

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Post by Liberty » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:17 am

Kalistis wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:02 am
Hi y’all. New to the Great State of Texas and the forum. Moved here in July from a state I rather not mention. Despite not being born here, I think I’ve been a Texan since birth.

35
Female
Veterinary Hospital Manager/Masters Degree in Business
Married to Active Duty Sailor!
I’m playing waiting game for my LTC, print pending
Carry guns/equipment- I haven’t decided on my primary but it is between my SIG p365 & Kimber micro 9. I just purchased an HK VP9- it’s great at the range but a little too big to carry. As far as equipment I’m in trial mode. I can’t decide what is going to be more comfortable. I’ll report back once I know more.
Welcome to the forum, I hope you gain as much from it as I have. I am also a transplant to Texas, but have been proud to call Texas my home for 30 years.
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Re: Introduce yourself

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Post by Jusme » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:13 am

Kalistis wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:02 am
Hi y’all. New to the Great State of Texas and the forum. Moved here in July from a state I rather not mention. Despite not being born here, I think I’ve been a Texan since birth.

35
Female
Veterinary Hospital Manager/Masters Degree in Business
Married to Active Duty Sailor!
I’m playing waiting game for my LTC, print pending
Carry guns/equipment- I haven’t decided on my primary but it is between my SIG p365 & Kimber micro 9. I just purchased an HK VP9- it’s great at the range but a little too big to carry. As far as equipment I’m in trial mode. I can’t decide what is going to be more comfortable. I’ll report back once I know more.
Welcome to the forum! :tiphat:

Always good to welcome more women here. Thank your husband for his service from the forum. :patriot:

You have great taste in guns, any of those would be good EDC options. JMHO
Take away the Second first, and the First is gone in a second :rules: :patriot:


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Re: Introduce yourself

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Post by Kalistis » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:45 am

Thanks all for the warm reception. My husband is a bit bitter that I’ll have my LTC before him. He took the class with me but has a pending Texas ID in the works, so he can’t proceed to the next step just yet.

I went to the range last night to help me settle on which of the three would be my primary, but I’m struggling with making a decision. I’m probably the most accurate with the HK VP9. I have small hands but the larger grip affords a better grip. Additionally, the gun is heavier than the other two which certainly helps. However, I can’t see how I’ll comfortably wear this gun. It might be a good option as my secondary, holstered in the car?

I’m most comfortable with the Sig, but only because I’ve had it the longest out of the 3. I like the larger capacity mags and the ease of loading the mags. The Kimber fits my hand perfectly. I love the site. I have a feeling I’ll be more accurate with it than the Sig down the line. The 7 round mag is a bit of a bummer but that only matters at the range. It’s not like I’ll be unloading it on the daily. The mag is also annoying to load. I have a thing that assists me in loading it but the bottom of the mag doesn’t rest on a surface evenly. So it’s a bit more work to load. Both are small and easy to conceal. I’ll probably head to Cabela’s today to see if I can find a holster.


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Re: Introduce yourself

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Post by longtooth » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:56 pm

Not really new here. Joined very shortly after it was born. Been out for quit some LONG time. Probably not one of my best decisions in life. I am back. Hope I have the discipline to stay aaaahh, til death do us part this time, or there bouts.

Age - 68
Gender - Male
Profession/school status - Pastor Pine Grove Baptist Church, outta Diboll. Small town little over 5,000 125 miles North of Houston on Hiway 59.
Marital status - Yes. 50 yrs this coming Jan 30th.
Years CHL - 20 yr Veteran
Carry guns/equipment - Springfield Armory XD-45. Safariland 6378 level 2 retention. Open Carry all the time unless 30.07 or church.
Folks in clan that carry. Wife, son, daughter In Law, daughter, several couzins from Texas to Kentucky.
Taught the LTC class for 8yrs.
See some of the old hands still around. Lotta new names to get acquainted with.
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Re: Introduce yourself

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Post by Liberty » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:07 pm

Missed you, Welcome back.
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Re: Introduce yourself

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Post by crazy2medic » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:37 pm

Kalistis wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:45 am
Thanks all for the warm reception. My husband is a bit bitter that I’ll have my LTC before him. He took the class with me but has a pending Texas ID in the works, so he can’t proceed to the next step just yet.

I went to the range last night to help me settle on which of the three would be my primary, but I’m struggling with making a decision. I’m probably the most accurate with the HK VP9. I have small hands but the larger grip affords a better grip. Additionally, the gun is heavier than the other two which certainly helps. However, I can’t see how I’ll comfortably wear this gun. It might be a good option as my secondary, holstered in the car?

I’m most comfortable with the Sig, but only because I’ve had it the longest out of the 3. I like the larger capacity mags and the ease of loading the mags. The Kimber fits my hand perfectly. I love the site. I have a feeling I’ll be more accurate with it than the Sig down the line. The 7 round mag is a bit of a bummer but that only matters at the range. It’s not like I’ll be unloading it on the daily. The mag is also annoying to load. I have a thing that assists me in loading it but the bottom of the mag doesn’t rest on a surface evenly. So it’s a bit more work to load. Both are small and easy to conceal. I’ll probably head to Cabela’s today to see if I can find a holster.
A good gun belt goes along way in the comfort dept, I carry a full size 1911 with double stack mag of .45acp, the belt makes all the difference!
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Re: Introduce yourself

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Post by Pawpaw » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:07 pm

Welcome back, LT!!!
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Re: Introduce yourself

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Post by longtooth » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:58 pm

Pawpaw wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:07 pm
Welcome back, LT!!!
Thank you. :tiphat: :tiphat:
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Re: Introduce yourself

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Post by longtooth » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:58 pm

Liberty wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:07 pm
Missed you, Welcome back.
Thank you Liberty.
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Hello All

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Post by agers20 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:45 am

hello everyone,
Justin
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Single Dad
S&W S/P Shield 40
Glock 22-40

I live in Deep East Texas (Lufkin). I am fairly new to handguns, definitely new to the whole CHL process. I'm wanting to get a handgun for my dad, then he,my brother and I can all get our CHL's together.

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