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Hello from Sandy, Oregon

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by 19sandyman, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. 19sandyman

    19sandyman

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    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
     
  2. dragbike

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    Good choice, I grew up in Clackamas & the area just isn't what it used to be.You might consider a good 12 ga shotgun also. Lots of good info here, have fun.
     
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  3. nrabnf

    nrabnf NRA Benefactor

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    Welcome Sandyman, I'm down in Klamath county. You've made an excellent choice. Nowhere is what it used to be anymore. Stay safe & practice practice. Get a concealed carry license of you haven't already. In Oregon it's a simple process and it sounds like you're already 1/2 way there with the Firearms safety class.
     
  4. Atomic Punk

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    welcome. i was just in sandy last week for a job interview.

    enjoy the new purchase, and stay safe. always more to learn.
     
  5. FL Airedale

    FL Airedale Dog Breath

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    Welcome from an ex Oregonian.

    I went to high school in Central Point then spent two years at Mt Hood Community College in Gresham.

    I lived in Boring. No joke. The town was actually named Boring.
     
  6. Glock40man

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    Welcome to GT and, congrats on your G19!
     
  7. Keyhole

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    Welcome and good call on the G19!
     
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    Welcome and great choice on your new G19!
     
  11. frostamp

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    Welcome, I love Oregon
    been out there 13...14 times or so.

    got a brother in Sandy
    good place to be

    welcome!
     
  12. Bow Commander

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    Hello from Springfield :wavey:
     
  13. jorj

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    Welcome from sunny New Jersey.

    Oregon is great. Visited relatives in Bend a couple of times and loved it there. Saw Mt Hood, Mt Bachelor and some lakes out that way. Also went to some hot springs in a National Forest near Eugene

    Good decision about protecting the family.

    I just joined GlockTalk and am gettin a G19 soon also. I don't think we will be disappointed.
     
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    Motored through yer town many a time on my way to Bend from the Pdx terminal in Clackytown. I'm down south of ya in Spuntucky across the river from Moscow on the Willamette.

    Nineteen, nice pick! :wavey: