Hello from Sandy, Oregon. Sandy is a town at the foot of Mount Hood and is about an hour from downtown Portland. After a lot of research, I decided to purchase a G19 for home defense and a Fort Knox Pistol Box to keep my children from harming themselves. I have always thought it was a good idea to have a gun to protect my family, but it was a ride along with a local cop that really convinved me. He said "I would encourage you to get a firearm. There are real monsters out there and law abiding citizen need the means to defend themselves." I have always believed that, but somehow hearing a cop say it really hit me. Last week, my wife and I took a firearms safety class. Yesterday, we joined a local gun club. My wife is very supportive of the whole thing and told the instuctor that she wants the means to defend her family. Anyway, I am glad to be here and look forward to learning all that I can. See you at the range. 19sandyman Wanna kill these ads? We can help!