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New Guy, First Gun!

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by wchaza67, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. wchaza67

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    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!
    -Chaz
     
  2. TheExplorer

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    Welcome. And thank you for your service.:wavey:

    Get yourself the Glock disassemble tool. These are my favorite cleaning vids.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZf4mUM10Vc&feature=plcp"]Glock Cleaning Basics - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VTIqAMPOco&feature=plcp"]Glock Cleaning 2 (Slide Disassembly) - YouTube[/ame]
     

  3. JerryVO

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    Be careful... there like potato chips... you can't just have one.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Tapatalk 2
     
  4. Glock40man

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    Welcome to GT and, thank you for your service!
     
  5. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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    Welcome to the group. Nice to have new people that believe in self protection.
     
  6. bac1023

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  7. DaBurna

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    Good Luck.. Congrats on your new Glock!!
     
  8. CanMan

    CanMan Silver Member

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  9. Noles26

    Noles26 Made in Texas

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    Welcome and thank you
     
  10. Jack23

    Jack23 I. B. Glockin'

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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" ;)
     
  11. jph02

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    :welcome: and thanks for your service! :)
     
  12. brokenprism

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    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.
     
  13. oily_oink

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