Welcome to the Community! Please Introduce Yourself

Well, I’ve actually been a member since 2011. I just don’t online very often nor do I come to this site very often. Vietnam combat vet, 1st Marines, 1st Recon. Many, many, many years ago. Hard to believe it’s been over 50 years now.
My name is Darrell. Married for 42 years now. I’m now 71, retired, and have 2 great-grandchildren. In addition to 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters. Dang, talk about feeling old.
I’ve been reloading since 1983 and gunsmithing since 1988. Journeyman machinist. Used to build 1911’s for the USPSA crowd. Now it’s just for myself and family.
I live in northern California - TRUE northern California - 300 miles north of the city called San Francisco.
They are NOT northern California.
I have CCW’s for California, Oregon, Arizona, and Florida. Kinda handy when we travel.
My normal carry gun is, of course, a custom 1911.
I am a certified NRA instructor. I’ve taught the CCW course for California for a number of years, but I’ve stopped.
Anyway, that’s about it in a nutshell. Per my wife, emphasis on NUT.

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Yikes @Chief glad you made it through that!! :grimacing:

@Sheryl I’m an engineer, nice to meet another woman in that kind of a discipline! Have you ever thought about learning some gunsmithing? I’m considering it as a retirement stay-engaged option. And I’m also from MO, about 3 hours south of you.

So many new people on here with interesting backgrounds and stories and interests!! Nice to meet you all!

Welcome, Lacy! Ft. Campbell is only about an hour south of me. I used to visit the pawn shops and surplus stores down in Clarks-Vegas from time to time. Keep an eye on th is community; a lot of good people and good information here.

Regards.

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Thank you for your service @Lacy and @OnyxTiger! I’m so glad to have both of you here!

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Welcome @gunslingingbassist , @Onyxtiger, and @Lacy.

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Hello, My name Dondi and I live in Kentucky. I am a new USCCA member and I am very happy to be here !!!

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Welcome to the group @Dondi! Find a thread you’re interested in and jump right in :smiley:

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Welcome, Dondi! Glad to see a fellow Kentuckian.
Check in often; lots of good info and good people here.

Regards.

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Welcome @Dondi from a neighbor to the North.

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Hi All, I’m Grumpy, Like in the seven dwarfs. A nickname picked up long long ago in the AF and then in law enforcement. I’m a little over 70, been carrying since 18. EDC is S&W Mod 2 9MM. Thanks for all the info and help. Looking forward to adding something when appropriate. Thanks

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@Grumpy glad to have you here :smile:
Lots of military and LEO folks here as well, you’re going to find yourself in good company.

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!

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:

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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Licensed by the National Christian Counselors Association
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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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