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Old 11-13-2012, 12:35   #1
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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
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:48   #2
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Old 11-15-2012, 14:12   #8
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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!

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...(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!

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.
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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
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Old 11-17-2012, 20:25   #12
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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.
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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.
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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...
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