Welcome to the Community! Please Introduce Yourself

Hi everyone, I am Kathleen and although my husband has been shooting for his entire life however; I am relatively new.

I am here to learn and be a responsibly armed American. I have always been prepared in other areas of life and now is the time for me to be responsible carrying a firearm and learning all I can on how to be. I shoot at the property that we own often as well as the range once in a while but no official training, which I want. My husband is a gem but he starts at step 4 instead of 1 because he learned so long ago and it comes natural and easy to him. That is why I took a motorcycle training class with an instructor instead of letting him teach me.

My immediate family & friends are anti gun and we talk about ownership but they seem not to be willing to change so I do not push. Everyone’s opinions are their own.

My husband is also a member in the USCCA and we are excited to learn more.

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Hi @Iamkathleen you’re going to like it here I think :grin:
There are a pretty good number of women here, both new and with lots of experience, so feel free to ask questions that fall into the ‘women shooter’ category, as well as all the other stuff everyone is interested in. You can get lots of your ‘new shooter’ questions answered as well, so jump in with whatever you want to know!

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Hiya! I’m Hailey. I’m a disabled Vet, Navy. I’m 37. I’ve been apprenticing as a blacksmith for 4 years, I’m a member of CBA, California Blacksmith Association. I have an amazing 13 year old who my husband and I are incredibly proud of, he amazes us every day. My husband is amazing and sweet, and I love him dearly. We have two dogs, One full husky, my service dog Mara Jade, and our husky mix rescue, Loki. A cat, Vanilla, two snakes, a 7ft Red Tail Boa, Flash, and a 4ft Ball Python, Squeezy. Happy to meet you all!

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Nice to meet you @Hailey! I think we might have a lot in common :grin: I used to have Columbian and red tail boas, and a ball python… love the name Squeezy :laughing: Had a horse named Loki. I took some blacksmithing classes but didn’t love it enough to do the hard work. You have my respect!
I spent a long time living in CA, What part of CA are you in?
Thank you for serving and welcome to the community!

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WOW! What a huge week for new people joining the conversations! Please help me welcome those who visited the Community for the first time in the last week:

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Glad to have you all here!

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If you’d like to change your username, you can do so pretty easily:

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I’d like to welcome everyone individually but … WOW. Welcome all y’all!

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Great to see so many newcomers of which I am one. As citizens we need to come together in like minds to secure freedoms and protect life, liberty our families and all that we stand for as true patriots and Americans here in USA.

Dr. Tom Miller, C.Ph.D.

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Substance Abuse and Addiction; Crisis and Abuse and APS Therapist
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“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40: 8, NASB)

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Hey my name is Mike, I have an extensive security background. Currently work Executive Protection. Also was an FPO for the USAF Security Forces Special Operations Wing for over two years. I have been a long time member and continue to train and try and understand all the rules that separate what I do and the average citizen.

Thanks and look forward to making new friends.

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Hello,
My name is Brandee. I’m looking forward to all the insight and wisdom the group will provide! I’m rather new to this so the more information I can obtain the better…never stop learning…and always strive to be better.

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Hello all. My name is Albert I’m from Southern California. I’ve been shooting for a little over six years but in the past two years I have gotten more serious about firearms training education and competition. I own two Gen3 glocks G17 and G19. I’m a member of Glock Sports Shooting Foundation which is a great organization. I just recently joined my local outdoor gun club and they offer a load of great classes and training. I have sign up for inside the home and outside the home defensive pistol course and the NRA instructors course because I want to train and educate family and friends. I’ve been a member of USCCA for a fee months and I’m here to soak up as much knowledge as I can and share what I have learned.

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Hello Brandee. There are plenty of articles and training materials to glean from. Glad to hear from you, keep up and press on:)

Dr. Tom Miller, C.Ph.D.

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Hello my name is Kevin and i have been a happy uscca community member for 2 years.

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Thank you for the welcome !!!

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welcome to the family

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Welcome to everyone. As we are growing I know in the past I have felt a little intimidated joining a larger group and seeing some of the same people commenting on almost everything.

I tend to be one of those people that comments a lot and I can assure those that are new here you are welcome to jump in and ask questions or add your knowledge/opinions on any subject.

This community has taught me you can teach an old dog (me) new things.

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Welcome to the Community, @Dr_Tom! To help protect your personal information, I took your phone number out of your post. We’ve got awesome people in the Community, but it is open to everyone and I want to make sure you’re private info stays private. :slight_smile:

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Wow @Dawn, that list was huge! Welcome all you newbies.

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Will be in your area next week, Sevierville. Very impressive military background, Thanks for your service, LTC Bill Moore USA Ret.

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^^ yep, me too :smiley:
and HOLY COW! welcome to all y’all :smiley: !!

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