Welcome to the Community! Please Introduce Yourself

Hello @MarkSoCal in Southern CA welcome to the community

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I am Gary Jackson, a US Army Veteran Officer, USCCA Instructor and Counselor, a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, NRA Instructor, an Attorney, a Law of Self Defense Instructor, a professional golfer, and finally the owner of Waterfountains.com, Inc., an international sculpture company. I have founded the American Firearms College recently and have a Federal Firearms License. I am now essentially in retirement from many of the things that I do, but always available for consultation and discussion. You can reach me most times at my email, jackson@shotsfired.pro

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Hello. My name is Bob and I live in Illinois. I’ve been interested in guns from a very young age, but never really had one until Obama got elected. at that point I figured it was time to actually exercise my 2nd Amendment rights and bought a Ruger 10/22. I also agree with the poster who said that it is really more of a responsibility. When CC FINALLY became available I decided it was time to take that plunge and have had my license for about 5 years now. I found out about the USCCA from my CC instructor and was a “lurker” (getting Into the Fray and other information) for quite some time before I actually joined. I do carry almost everywhere I go, and feel very vulnerable when I have to leave my pistol in the car (or whatever…).

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Welcome @MrBagworm from a fellow Illinoisan.

Hi my name is Bruce. My wife Nancy and I are new members. I started shooting at 5 years old and haven’t slowed down yet. I even remember when the NRA came to my school and taught marksmanship with pellet guns. I have hunted, fished and trapped all my life. I lived most of my life in Da UP of Michigan and moved to WI. after I met Nancy. I joined the MiANG at age 24 and stayed for 20 years. I was on an all volunteer Search and Rescue Team for 15 years and a Volunteer Fireman for 6 years in between. I am currently employed as a Corrections Officer for the last 16 years, I have worked for and with Law Enforcement since 1996. It is a pleasure to meet and talk with everyone. I will get Nancy to post soon.

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Hi, To all of the Veterans thank each and everyone of you for your service. I am retired from the USMC I miss the camaraderie with my fellow Brothers and Sisters. There is nothing like putting your life in your Brothers hands and his in yours it’s a bond that will never be broken. Thank you USCCA for a great program that allows those of us to carry without worrying what will happen if we ever have to use deadly force.
I wish everyone a wonderful Veterans Day,
MgySgt Shirel USMC MARSOC Raider Battalion

Thanks for the welcome.

Hi everyone, I’m Scott Harper. I was previously in law enforcement, now a pastor and principal, still use some of the training and skills to protect the flock. Proud father of 11 and grand-papi to 3.

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:flushed: That’s an entire practice squad.

Greetings! :blush:

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Hey everyone. Joe Faletra here from St Augustine Florida (for the time being anyway!) . I have been an NRA instructor for many years and decided to go for the USCCA certifications because I took a class (It’s always smart to continue training) and I loved the program so Much I just received my USCCA Training Counselor certification and Defensive Shooting Level I instructor certifications.

Happy to help anyone out there including instructors.

Stay safe & Train Hard!

Joe

Joe Faletra
joe@jtffirearms.com
https://jtffirearmns.com

Hey ya’ll.

Where to start? I joined USCCA in 2011 first for the financial protection which led to the training and education opportunities and now a big family room discussion area. I shoot cowboy action matches at least once a month which gives me the opportunity after the match to send a few rounds down range from my carry gun which at the moment is an M&P Shield in 9mm. I followed a few other discussions about down sizing over the years and yes I’ve gone from a 1911 to .40 and now I favor a 9mm. Not so much for reduced recoil but now there are effective loads for the 9mm. This has all happened over the 20 something years that I have been licensed to carry here in Texas. I look forward to sharing thoughts with you.

Hello from Texas. I’ve had my CHL since 2012 and have had the pleasure of introducing people who’ve never held a gun to shooting. I’m an Air Force vet and Assistant Fire Chief in the DoD.

Hello again @Dawn! Nice to have met you earlier, and also it’s a great joy to be here and surrounded by folks of the same like mind. I’m sure we differ on some topics, but just please remember one thing: I am always right, but in knowing this I definitely give other people the benefit of the doubt if their views don’t line up with my Facts :ok_hand::slightly_smiling_face:

Seriously, it’s great to know all of you. I’m in the Atlanta GA area, so where my ATLiens at?? Whoop Whoop!!

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Hi, I’m Nancy and I just joined USCCA because as they say, better safe than sorry. I’m a former Deputy Sheriff, State Investigator and County Department Administrator. Now luckily, I’m retired. My first date with my husband (Bruce 26) was to a gun range. Since then he has broadened my gun skills and I obtained my concealed carry license. We live in a small town in Wisconsin so relatively safe, but now we’re armed, and feeling more secure. Nice to meet like minded people and share ideas.

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Happy Tuesday Everyone - Sorry I’m a bit late with the welcome this week!

Here are the awesome people who came into the Community this last week - please make them feel at home when you see them!

@William186, @Lewis_E, @John270, @Anthony55, @Randal_E, @Brandon23, @Yusuf, @Micah_J, @John271, @BAC767, @Larry59, @Gerald21, @Jose_R, @JO1, @Skyla, @Juliano, @Johnny7, @Leslie7, @Jackie2, @Bosox0009, @Emmanuelle, @Dr_Harrison, @Paul100, @Derek6, @Telicia, @Betsy, @MAJJR007, @Steve60, @Leone, @J_C, @Ryan36, @2AmustProtect, @Steve61, @Anthony56, @Gunnar, @Fay, @Judson1, @Gary79, @Mark153, @Jackie3, @Steve62, @Leslie_W, @Chris59, @111, @Kevin83, @Craig33, @Kenneth58, @Wayne29, @Richard155, @Glenn20, @Anthony57, @David271, @Wilbert1, @Becki, @Peter36, @Joshua32, @Kennyy, @Wali, @nathan22, @James243, @William187, @LolaKinks, @Janice2, @Matthew57, @Paul101, @Robert252, @Edward46, @Jason65, @Brett11, @Joseph73, @Keith41, @william188, @Paul102, @Sherry_L, @Chris60, @Susan8, @Harold12, @Danno, @Leslie8, @Justin23, @Betty1, @Serena, @ricks777, @Henry12, @Richard156, @Michael324, @Rus, @TIMOTHY40, @Karl7, @David272, @JayeB, @Debra2, @Gary5, @Danny17, @Craig34, @Donald58, @Justin.Martyr, @Solomon, @Brian89, @Benjamin21, @Laura4, @Austin12, @Michael325, @Bill34, @Fred14, @_carionix, @Susan9, @Joseph_A1, @Victor16, @Stanley_L, @Melvin9, @John272, @Kelly10

I’m so glad to have you all here! Please let me know if you need anything!

Hello community!!! I’m grateful and honored to be part of this family.

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Hey everybody I recently got my foid and my first handgun Taurus G3 I’m all about safety and defense I do plan on getting my CCL, I just want to protect my family and my amazing 3yr old son, thank you for the welcome in here to stay. Feels good to be apart of something big

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@Kennyy
Welcome to The Community !
Please be sure to visit this thread and give us your opinion !

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Thank you, and you got it.

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Hi Kenneth46 !
I have people buy a Blue Gun (or any color) that is the replica of the gun they carry.
They can practice drawing or concealing it. Since the Blue Gun is inert it gives a person the chance to see how it feels and where to carry it.
My first Blue Gun was a Walther PPS and it has proved very useful for training and checking holster fit etc.

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Welcome to the Community Victor

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