Welcome to the Community! Please Introduce Yourself

Welcome, @PGRSteve Thank you for your service - and the service of your family members! We are honored to have you in the USCCA Online Community!

I love your view of training! I’m looking forward to seeing the great conversations to come!

Hello everyone! My name is Ben. I’m just an average guy who loves everything about Firearms & self-defense. I’ve been a USCCA member for just over a year and a half. Thank you @Dawn for inviting me to the Community.

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Welcome dude!! Jump in and get it stirred up!! We’re here to exchange ideas and challenge each other!! Glad to have you

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Welcome @MrDJ!

@Tankrachet86 is right, jump on in!

I’m excited to have you both here - can’t wait to hear from everyone!

Hi Everyone! My name is Heather and I am one of our Salesforce Administrators here at the USCCA. I am also a senior training counselor here at the USCCA. I work part time at a local gun range and I am one of the lead instructors. I have been carrying and teaching for just about 5 years. I currently carry my Springfield XDS but looking at purchasing the SIG P365. I am excited to be part of the community here!

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Welcome @Heather! Love the video you shared on the training for extreme weather thread! My hands hurt watching it. :cold_face:

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Hi my name is David. I started my firearm journey as a youth in cub scouts. My military training gave me some good habits but some bad. I have experience in different law enforcement agencies from being a volunteer firefighter arson investigator. A volunteer in my county emergency management agency working and training with my County Sheriff’s department. I have worked with friends and family for several years now on scenario training. I try to learn something new everyday that will help me protect myself and others from harm. I can’t wait to work with what I feel are some of the most responsible armed citizens. Thanks for the honor!

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Welcome to the Community David! I’m so glad you’re here! Looks like you’re jumping in and commenting on a couple of different topics already! That’s awesome!

Welcome @Heather. I heard and read reviews on the Springfield XDS. One of the many I’ve been looking into on my next purchase.

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I love my XDS. It’s a good gun. Just haven’t carried it much due to lack of proficiency.

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Is it something you could use as a secondary? I think I’m going to go to the gun store I shop from and try it out.

I have an XDS 4.0 and since they don’t have ankle holsters for it specifically made (but they don’t make them anymore so you don’t have to worry about that). Since you’d be getting a 3.3" model I would say it’ll make a fine secondary. I just got the 4" model because that’s what I shot and wasn’t sure if I got a 3.3" model if I’d be as pleased so I went with what I shot.
Thinking about replacing my Security 9 with a G19 since I shot them and like 'em.

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Yeah I want a secondary, I’m having a hard time choosing. Too many choices out there.

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I have one for my gym shorts and t shirt carry… super nice platform

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Hi @ShawnT. I love the gun just ready to move to something new. The XDS has been good. I wont get rid of it just looking for something a little smaller to conceal especially in the summertime.

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Nothing wrong with that. I thought when I got mine it was the only one I was getting. That don’t happen, it becomes a hobby, and there’s an extremely large market, which makes it hard to choose.

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@ Heather have you looked at a Sig 938??

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Greetings everyone from Janesville, WI. I’m Scott, and I shot my first long gun when I was maybe 8 yrs. old and it was my dad’s shotgun, which he held with me. After that, I shot when ever I could, but infrequent, through kids camp, scouts and scout explorers, and currently, which is at least six times a year.
I started carrying a few years ago, after someone just showed up in our alley at night, after I got home from work, which my choice of carry is the Springfield XD 9 in the 4" barrel and the Mod.2 sub compact. As a hobby photographer, I make it a point to carry, just in case, especially in the woods.
I’m a member of USCCA, Wisconsin Carry, Inc., a local start up gun group, and an NRA life member.
I look forward to helping those who need advice, and to learn from everyone.

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Welcome my fellow Cheesehead! It’s great to have you here, Scott!

Hello everyone. Originally from SoCal, been a Toledo, OH resident for about 11 years now. Grew up in mixed company, my dad hated firearms but my grandfather taught me to shoot anyway. Ever since it’s been a hobby. I started getting serious about carrying for defense around the time my kids were born. Unfortunately Toledo is a central hub for trafficking and largely affected by crime, so you can never be too careful. I’m currently pursuing a position with my church’s security team and do have some EMS training in my background. I’m hoping to find a local club nearby to get into 3 gun in the future.

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