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New-ish Guy from New York..

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by mrstrau, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. 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
     
  2. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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    Congratulations. Welcome to GT.
     

  3. Welcome to the forum!
     
  4. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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  5. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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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!

    :welcome:
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. 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 :)
     
  8. CanMan

    CanMan Silver Member

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  9. Get the hell out. Really? Who is it? I may have taken a class with him.
     
  10. Computer science and math, I'll PM the name to you.
     
  11. oily_oink

    oily_oink ###########

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  12. RetailNinjitsu

    RetailNinjitsu

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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...
     
  13. LASTRESORT20

    LASTRESORT20 LongTerm-Guy

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