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Old 04-03-2013, 04:32   #1
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Hooyah!

Hello, my name is Doug. I Just purchased my first gun and, after considerable research, decided Glock was the only way to go. I'm going through my background checks at the moment and dear lord I cannot think of anything else but holding my gun. I ended up purchasing a Gen 4 Glock 22 after debating between the 21, 22, an 23. Somewhat related note: I saw the military support section here and Id like to say how proud I am knowing that there are current and past servicemen here on GT. Im currently an MA3 with 5 years in, now working off my second command. I was stationed in Naples, Italy from '08-'12 and from then 'til now in Bangor, Washington (state). Looking forward to my new gun and e-family. Semper Fortis ladies and gents.

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Old 04-03-2013, 04:42   #2
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Welcome brethren. Enjoy your 22 when you get it. Switch the sights out too
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:42   #3
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:43   #4
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Sights will be the first thing to go. Apparently I'm not the only one who doesn't like the stock ones.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:51   #6
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Sights will be the first thing to go. Apparently I'm not the only one who doesn't like the stock ones.
Yeah, I see so many people stick with those crap sights. They don't know what they're missing. Out of curiousity, which sights do you plan on getting?
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Yeah, I see so many people stick with those crap sights. They don't know what they're missing. Out of curiousity, which sights do you plan on getting?
Honestly Im not sure yet. My buddy recommended some Trijicon ones that I kinda liked, I might look at those a bit more.
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Old 04-03-2013, 16:42   #12
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Welcome Doug. Spent a few years in Bangor myself attached to SDS 5. Enjoy the area and the new pistol!

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Old 04-03-2013, 16:56   #13
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Welcome Doug. Spent a few years in Bangor myself attached to SDS 5. Enjoy the area and the new pistol!

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I can't stand this place! Haha. I can't wait to get my 22... And reading the forums isn't making the wait feel any shorter :P Thanks chief!
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I can't stand this place! Haha. I can't wait to get my 22... And reading the forums isn't making the wait feel any shorter :P Thanks chief!
I forgot, its still rainy/dreary season there! It gets better. There's lots to do. I lived in Port Orchard. Pretty much anything was easily within a couple hour drive. Hiking, camping, skiing, the ocean, the lake. Excellent hunting too!

Plan on staying in or getting out? Where do you want to go next?

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I forgot, its still rainy/dreary season there! It gets better. There's lots to do. I lived in Port Orchard. Pretty much anything was easily within a couple hour drive. Hiking, camping, skiing, the ocean, the lake. Excellent hunting too!

Plan on staying in or getting out? Where do you want to go next?

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Port Orchard is nice, that's where my wife used to live.

I've got 38 days until my contract is expired (including 60 days terminal) and then Im calling it quits. The USN isn't what Id expected it to be when I enlisted and although I've had some great times with amazing friends, I think it's time to find another career path.
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Good luck in the future. No harm in getting out if you don't like it. Never tried to talk anyone in to staying in even after I made Chief. It's their decision, I just gave advice when asked, what they did with it was up to them. Have you started looking for a job?

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Yea, Ive already got a couple lined up actually. That was the one thing I did before deciding if I wanted to get out, was have another job set up.
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Welcome, from another former USN brother. East coaster myself, Groton & K. Bay. MM3(SS) A gang type
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Yea, Ive already got a couple lined up actually. That was the one thing I did before deciding if I wanted to get out, was have another job set up.
Smart choice. Good luck!

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Hooyah!

Hello, my name is Doug. I Just purchased my first gun and, after considerable research, decided Glock was the only way to go. I'm going through my background checks at the moment and dear lord I cannot think of anything else but holding my gun. I ended up purchasing a Gen 4 Glock 22 after debating between the 21, 22, an 23. Somewhat related note: I saw the military support section here and Id like to say how proud I am knowing that there are current and past servicemen here on GT. Im currently an MA3 with 5 years in, now working off my second command. I was stationed in Naples, Italy from '08-'12 and from then 'til now in Bangor, Washington (state). Looking forward to my new gun and e-family. Semper Fortis ladies and gents.

-Doug
Hi, Doug.

Just saw this. I was in Bremerton Naval Shipyard with the USS Enterprise back in the day. I fell in love with WA, and actually retired there in '92. (BM1, Aug. '71-Mar '92) A career in the "canoe club" isn't for everyone.....glad you made the right choice for you. I was an "old school" .45 guy for a long time. I'm a bit older, now, and MUCH wiser!. LOL. I chose the G23, 3rd Gen. It works for me. Is your wife into the shooting sports? I just got my wife a Kel-Tec PF9. I hold concealed carry classes, and we have many more ladies getting their CCW than ever before. Welcome to GT.
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