Welcome to the Community! Please Introduce Yourself

Hello everybody. I am Chris from Michigan, I have been carrying for several years and finally decided that it was time to make sure I was covered for anything that might happen, especially with the way things are going in the world today.
I am a part time firefighter, 27 years, and a full time emergency dispatcher for a private ambulance company.

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Hello, I am a Disabled Marine and a Certified Instructor by the USCCA. I live in Washington state and I have actually grown up here. I just started my own business, Responsible CCW Training. Now I need to find a range I can train people at. That is my dilemma at this time.

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Thanks, Glad to see how busy this is getting so I guess I need to visit more often.

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I’m a retired Chief Warrant Officer 3 spent 22 years in the Army in the Field Artillery. Spent time in Vietnam and in the desert for Desert Storm / Desert Shield. After the Army I went seminary and was ordained a priest. I’ve been a long time member of the USCCA. I also am a NRA pistol instructor and Texas Concealed Carry Instructor.

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@Victor17 Welcome Victor, I was in the Army many years ago like 50ish. You will never go wrong with the USCCA membership you have and this community. Welcome and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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Anyone own a JPX 4 pepper gun ?

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Greetings!

I am a USCCA Training Councilor of 5 years. We travel the U.S. conducting USCCA Basic Handgun, Home Defense & Concealed Carry classes. We also certify “the best of the best” to become USCCA Certified Instructors.

At the time of this writing, we are the first and only Professional Firearms Training Company to become an Official Partner of the USCCA here in Atlanta, GA.

Tons of good info herein, call us if you need us … NATIONWIDE !!

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BillH here.
I’m an octogenarian who recently felt the need to carry because of a drug related shooting (not fatal) next door. I carry a S&W MP EZ 380 because that is the only one that I have tried that I can rack easily. I live in Vermont, and in spite of the fact that our state is extremely liberal and secular, you can carry concealed without any kind of permit.
Way back, I’m a nine year Army veteran, successfully completed Airborne and Ranger school, was a Combat Engineer.
Looking forward to learning, training and improving.

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Happy December Everyone! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones!

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve welcomed those who have visited the Community for the first time - so please help me give a special welcome to:

@Wendell3, @Matthew58, @Greg30, @Lost.Kayaker, @Joseph74, @Britton, @Gary80, @Aaron25, @David273, @Judah, @Aaron26, @Michael_S2, @Don31, @Nickolas, @David274, @Mike71, @David275, @Jeffrey49, @damon1, @Zachary_B, @Henry13, @Harry7, @Roosevelt, @Scot, @John273, @VU1, @James244, @Robert261, @John274, @william189, @Rocky_Mountain_Ronbo, @Alan21, @James245, @Trevor6, @Ruben5, @DanRyanPI, @Mirko, @CraigRCIS, @David276, @Robert262, @William190, @Sam4, @Rob11, @Ed118, @Jesus6, @Timothy42, @Tony16, @Neil6, @Nick15, @Jeffrey50, @Eva1, @Marinus, @Jerry40, @Gary81, @Tyler21, @Markist, @DavidBrown1200, @Timothy43, @Vadim, @Jose18, @Shaunna, @Heather5, @Sammy, @Victor17, @Jerry41, @Steven85, @Eric58, @hector3, @Pam, @Rodney12, @J11, @Kurt6, @Donnie6, @Michael326, @Don_W, @David277, @Joseph75, @Robert263, @Gary82, @Bill35, @James_Jayme_A, @Katrina1, @Lester4, @Armand2, @Ronald_C, @Eddie8, @Jeffrey51, @Dwayne7, @WALTER17, @Wallace, @Jay16, @Josiah1, @Bobby15, @Marion1, @Anne7, @Keith42, @Francis10, @SilvermaneWJ, @Dina, @Warren13, @Dawn2, @Craig19, @Nancy7, @Jim49, @Mike72, @Paul103, @Joshua33, @Paula1, @The_Grizzly, @Frederick9, @Dave26, @Jeff48, @John275, @Rafael5, @Luke5, @Dean13, @William191, @TK422, @Christian13, @Kenneth_B1, @Brad3, @Steven86, @Stephen_M, @Jeremy31, @Jered, @Andrew47, @Alvin2, @Kenneth59, @James246, @Jim50, @Patrick45, @Dbestone55, @James247, @Waylon, @Davidbennett59, @David278, @Jean3, @JACK20, @ChrisV, @James248, @Ernesto1, @CHINEDU, @Bruce29, @Scott82, @Donald58, @Craig35, @Steve63, @Richard_M, @George48, @Charles92, @John_W3, @Donald_W1, @JPark_92, @Bryan24, @Damon2, @Lance_D, @Charles_S, @Tim50, @Mark152, @Glen6, @Marshall3, @Paul_Martin, @James249, @Raul2, @Danny_J, @robert264, @George49, @James250, @Timm1060, @Thomas99, @Granvil, @Thomas100, @Elliott1, @Carey2, @Eric59, @Wade2, @Gilme, @Van1, @Leon5, @Shipwreck, @David279, @Stefano, @Dennis44, @Stevie, @Christopher67, @Vicki, @Ladislao1, @Robert265, @Michael327, @Yanier, @Jerry42, @Michael328, @JohnnyFL, @Victor18, @Robert266, @Bradley14, @Fredrick2, @Rodney13, @Donald59, @Alejandro5, @Gregory37, @Michael329, @KENNETH_MARTIN, @JOSEPH76, @Bigbear73, @Justin24, @Leo7, @Raymond21, @John276, @Jose_Manuel, @Rankhorse, @Daniel95, @Edward47, @Arthur17, @Virgil3, @Greg31, @Gary83, @Douglas39, @Rene4, @Matt17, @Gary84, @Jerry43, @Howard13, @Celon, @Rachel1, @Christopher_Brandon, @Leon6, @William192, @Ernest13, @Suzanne2, @Robert267, @Forrest2, @Carl31, @Nicholas21, @A11, @Joe32, @Christopher71, @Kenneth60, @jbuell4186, @Bradley15, @Sundaresh, @PapaScott, @Dan39, @Jeff-A1, @Rebecca3, @Eugene14, @Mark154, @Raymond_J1, @Russell13, @Bill36

I’m so glad to have you all here! Please jump in and share your knowledge and ask questions!

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@Bill36 Welcome Bill, nice having you here and I hope you enjoy the community and learn a lot, I’m very sure you will. My opinion is that USCCA is the best.

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Welcome to all the new members we are happy you’re here in the Community.

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Excellent you can give alot of pointers.

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Hello my name is John i carry a 9mm S&W i love shooting at the range. I am retired from the corrections department.

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Hello Dawn: Dawn, how do I know it my name is on your list? Donald W Flickinger

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Hi my name is Jason happy to be here

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Hello My name is Rick retired :us: U.S.Navy :anchor:Disabled Veteran. I believe in the 2nd Amendment and also believe we as a country need to stand up to these politician hypocrites who seek to infringe on our Rights to protect ourselves from evil in todays society.

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I’ve had a carry permit since 1976. I discovered USCCA a couple of years ago and promptly joined. My philosophy has always been “knowing how (and when) and not having to is better than having to and not knowing how.” I have met many people who stated that they hated guns, and used this philosophy on them. What usually followed was a “pregnant pause”, followed by a request to go to the range with me. Nearly all are now gun owners. My education in defensive firearms use is on-going, and when I learn something new, I pass it on. My safety and that of my loved ones is of too great a value to place into the hands of anyone other than myself.

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Welcome @Donald_W1 - You’re in there!

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Thanks Dawn!

Hi my name is Bill. Severed in the Army
and was a prison guard for five yrs. Then moved from doing that. Now retired. Cattle ranch behind my house and I set up a firing range with old RR ties as a backstop. Go out and shoot a cpl times a month. Started the self defense life six months ago. Carry a Beretta 92S OWB or an 81 IWB.