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mrstrau 11-13-2012 12:35

New-ish Guy from New York..
 
Hello all,

I've been lurking these boards for about a month, but just got around to posting in the "New Members" thread. So I figured I'd stop in, introduce myself and wish the rest of Glocktalkers the best, you guys run a great board here, I've learned so much already.

I am a 23 year old student, in my last month of my Bachelor's in History program from good old SUNY New Paltz, located about 80 miles north of NYC. I originally wanted to study history to teach, but because of how much history relates to economics, politics and other social issues, I have become very aware that teachers are not doing the best in this country right now, so in all probability I will go for a Masters in Business Administration..I know how tough it is in this economy, my loving parents kicked me out to fend for myself when I was just 17. Contrary to their beliefs, however, I've kept my **** together and will soon be graduating, on top of working full time.

I am a gun enthusiast, and although I grew up around guns, I didn't own any until the past few years. I picked up my first rifle in 2010, a Romanian AK variant, which is now tacticool'ed out.

I recently paid for my first handgun, a gen4 G23, but alas, I still do not possess it, due to the ridiculousness of NYS's CCW laws. I applied in January of this year, only got fingerprinted in September, and now am in the midst of a 4 to 6 month waiting process. Optimistically, I should have my permit by next month or January, although it could take the pistol bureau up to March of next year to issue a permit.

Jealous of all you folks who can walk into a gun shop and walk out with a handgun after a background test. Will soon be moving west, hopefully to Colorado, Utah or the like.

Anyway, best wishes to all, and thanks for running such a great forum.

-mrstrau

janice6 11-13-2012 12:48

Congratulations. Welcome to GT.

ca survivor 11-13-2012 18:25

:welcome:

bac1023 11-13-2012 18:55

:welcome:

Keyhole 11-13-2012 19:19

:welcome: aboard!

mymini40 11-14-2012 01:28

Welcome to the forum!

skeeter7 11-14-2012 03:10

:welcome:

ADK_40GLKr 11-15-2012 14:12

Fellow GLKr from FAR, NORTHERN, Upstate...
 
...(Near Montreal.)

When NY State Govt had more training funds than they do now, I spent a couple weeks in training at Mohonk Mt. House. Beautiful place!

But then I wouldnt trade you MY neck of the woods for it!

:welcome:

mrstrau 11-15-2012 15:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by ADK_40GLKr (Post 19634957)
...(Near Montreal.)

When NY State Govt had more training funds than they do now, I spent a couple weeks in training at Mohonk Mt. House. Beautiful place!

But then I wouldnt trade you MY neck of the woods for it!

:welcome:

I live right across the bridge from Mohonk Mountain house. It is a beautiful place to live, the laws just suck and everything costs way too much. I've got my sights set on Colorado once I'm done with school.

ithaca_deerslayer 11-16-2012 21:58

One of the profs at your school is an NRA trainer (higher than instructor) in pistol, self defense outside the home, and a few others certifications :)

CanMan 11-16-2012 22:32

:welcome:

mrstrau 11-17-2012 20:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by ithaca_deerslayer (Post 19639887)
One of the profs at your school is an NRA trainer (higher than instructor) in pistol, self defense outside the home, and a few others certifications :)

Get the hell out. Really? Who is it? I may have taken a class with him.

ithaca_deerslayer 11-17-2012 21:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrstrau (Post 19642586)
Get the hell out. Really? Who is it? I may have taken a class with him.

Computer science and math, I'll PM the name to you.

jph02 11-20-2012 19:58

:welcome:

oily_oink 12-01-2012 10:33

:welcome: From Michigan!

RetailNinjitsu 12-01-2012 11:33

Welcome! I live on the other side of the Hudson and a bit south. I often visit New Paltz. PM me if you are ever looking for someone to shoot with...or a wingman for happy hour at 'Cuddy's...

LASTRESORT20 12-01-2012 11:39

Welcome here! :)


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