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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by NikatKimber, Oct 1, 2008.
Welcome Ronald from Canada..
Just recently joined after meetining some nice people while waiting in line for ammo at academy. Nice family organization here i like it
Hello everyone i"m new to forum,born and raised in tulsa except for short stint in USMC 1971-80 , and i enjoy shooting had my first gun at age 12 my dad gave me i"ve been hooked ever since, looking forward to some get together"s if the forum has them.
Another newbie here. Looking forward to stealing some good ideas from the membership here.
Hello all, this is my first post and am new to OKShooters. I have use other sites before (gunbrokers, armslist, ect.) but was introduced to this site a couple weeks ago I can't believe I didn't know about this way before. Avid hunter and golfer. Enjoy dove, quail, duck, deer, pigs, and all type of varmint.
I joined this site not only for the classifieds but for the community and the knowledge that comes with it. I always have tons of questions before buying a firearm or accessories and it seems as if this site would help answer questions through experience and first hand use.
Please be patient with me while I learn all the terminology and abbreviations. If any of you have some general advise for a new comer, all thoughts are welcomed!
I'm J.R. I'm a transplant from Los Angeles, living here a little over a year and a half. First time I shot a gun was the early March, this year. I've always been curious, but never committed to exploring gun culture. The tipping point was actually Newtown, CT. Something clicked in my head when I asked myself, "How would I be able to defend myself and those who I love if someone attempted a mass shooting in front of me?". I know this is the total opposite that liberals wanted as a public reaction, but I have to believe that I wasn't alone back then, nor now with the Boston bombings.
So when I commit to something, I commit deep. In this short time, I've gone to classes, have aspirations to compete in IDPA and marksmanship competitions, and have amassed a fairly good collection in the past two months. I'm currently waiting for my CCW license, which I turned in the middle of March. I have two pistols and two rifles, and a good amount of ammo to keep me busy on weekends. I bought a lifetime membership to the NRA for $300, got a years membership to H&H's range, and also got the SIRT Training Pistol so I can dry fire to my hearts content at home. My coworkers have told me that I sure picked a hell of a time to start buying, but I rationalized that I would rather start now and just pay MSRP than wait until the panic is over for some deals.
In a short time, I've become a very excited gun enthusiast, and I hope that joining OSA and actually interacting (instead of lurking, like what I did before today) will enrich my learning experience from this day forward. I'm glad to be here. Thanks for having me.
Hello JR and welcome to OSA. Glad you finally got of that place on the left coast. I lived there once for three years and it was two years too long.
Just keep up the training and remember that dry fire is a great training tool. Just be sure to use a safe wall as a backdrop, always triple check to be sure your gun is dry and keep all ammo out of the dry fire room.
Also, after you finish practicing, go have a coke or something for 15 or 20 minutes before you reload your gun you were using to dry fire. That break will keep you from repeating what you have been doing for 20 minutes, pulling the trigger.
Thanks for the advice. The SIRT is a laser training tool that emulates a Glock 17. Can't put real ammo in it, so totally safe to fire away. Just got to watch out for people's eyes. Great tool and let's me get uses to the weight of a pistol.
I have considered purchasing the SIRT for use in my pistol classes, but just am not ready to buy one. I would really need more than one and they are not cheap.
Hello, I am John.
Anyway been on a few other firearm related forums and they are pretty much dwindling into a slow death so figured I would come over here.
I am a geek of all trades so to speak. I build my own computers host a few websites have done engine swaps and remodeled houses. I like to hit the range when ever I have the money and time. Actually going to head out to H&H on the 3rd to practice up for the SDA classes on the 20th and 22nd.
I was around firearms for a while as a child and started to get back into them in the last couple years as an adult. My wife on the other hand was NEVER around firearms until she met me and has fallen in love with them. I bought a 12 gauge shotty for home defense about a year after we were married and about a year after that bought a .40, ended up having to get another so she could have one as well and picked up a .45 for me and a .22 pistol for some fun.
Hopefully get to know the regulars here a bit and drop my two cents in when I can.