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Old 08-08-2012, 12:54   #1
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New Guy, First Gun!

Hello all, I'm Chaz. Retired from the US Air Force 5 years ago. Never owned a gun of my own because I didn't feel like dealing with the hassles of moving around the globe, from base to base & country to country with one.

Now I finally retired, own a home on 5 acres in rural Virginia outside of DC, I got a Glock 23 for my 25th Wedding Anniversary... sad thing is that there are only a couple of ranges nearby which are quite costly...

SO! I'll be asking a lot of questions about concealed carry, home shooting ranges(made out of stacks of dirt-filled tires?), gun care, gun accessories, NRA, etc.

I don't foresee myself as becoming sportshooter or hunter, but do intend to become fairly proficient with my weapon & want my wife to own her own gun as well, and become proficient, so I'd like to start with a practice range in my yard... there is much for me to discuss and read about in these threads.

I look forward to learning from you all!
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Old 08-08-2012, 13:03   #2
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Old 08-08-2012, 13:05   #3
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:15   #13
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Welcome to GT! The 23 was my first Glock as well. But, as may happen to you, I got the bug and now I have 4 of them. Thanks for your service and congratulations on your retirement and status as a "country gentleman"
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sad thing is that there are only a couple of ranges nearby which are quite costly...
I don't think you're missing anything Chaz. You have land of your own, which is perfect. The only things you'll 'miss' by not going to a range are these questionable benefits: your actions being controlled by the rangemaster; the inability (in some places) to set your own target distance; and the 'pleasure' of being surrounded by dozens of strangers with guns. You have a shooting partner, full control of your activities, and as much safety as you're capable of. Win win. Welcome.
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