New Shooter introduction

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by 2manyhotrods, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. 2manyhotrods

    2manyhotrods 2manyhotrods

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    After a lot of persuading over a 3 year period by my cousin Vinny, I decided to finally go for my license to carry.
    Massachusetts is challenging to get one of those at this time and I've learned that some towns will put you off indefinitely if the police chief so decides.
    I had to revisit the process 3 times in 4 months but finally got me LTC.
    I am a total newbe to firearms as I've only shot pellet gun and rifles in the past.
    I am very short on firearms knowledge but long on the desire to learn proper firearms handling.
    I presently am waiting for my cousin to take me to his gun range and tryout my pair of new RUGER Match Champions.
    I purchased a new SP101, 4", and also bought a new GP100, 6" barrel.
    I'm anxious to pour some .38 spl thru them and eventually work up to the .357 shells.
    I'm very open to your advice and tips on this new ride for me.
    Jimmy G.
     
  2. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hey Jimmy,
    I moved your introduction to your own thread, so more people will get to see it, and welcome you to the forum.

    Welcome to RugerTalk.

    You sure picked up up some good starters , that's for sure.

    Enjoy the forum.



    Jim
     

  3. havasu

    havasu In the army now..

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    Welcome Jimmy. Feel free to post some pics of the hot rods while you are at it!;)
     
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the R/T Jimmy !!
     
  5. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum and check out the post buying a new gun safety 101. Read your gun manuals thoroughly before even going to the range your first time. Safety needs be your number one consideration before firing the gun the first time.
     
  6. jmohme

    jmohme Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Texas!
     
  7. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    Welcome from the South East Texas Gulf Coast.
    We're always glad to have new shooters joining in on the sport. You picked some good guns in a very good caliber to start with.

    Here are the Four Rules of Gun Safety: (In case you haven't seen them yet).
    1) All guns are loaded at all times.
    2) Never point a gun at something you do not want to destroy.
    3) Do not put your finger on the trigger till it's time to shoot.
    4) Be sure of your target and what's behind it.
    Of course there are more but if a person follows these four at all times you can't help but be safe.

    BTW, There is a car pic thread in the off topic section that could use a jump start. Hint, Hint. :D
     
  8. vw6000

    vw6000 New Member

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    Welcome! Something I'd like to add is yes ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED AND ALL SAFETYS ARE ALWAYS BROKEN :)
     
  9. DoubleR

    DoubleR Active Member

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    Amen to that!
     
  10. mck1975

    mck1975 New Member

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    Good move Jimmy! Ohio greets you!
     
  11. LT2108

    LT2108 Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
  12. 2manyhotrods

    2manyhotrods 2manyhotrods

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    Thank you for the warm welcome everyone.
    I'm very anxous to pick up good tips and needed advice in the proper handling of firearms.
    Also i've just purchased this week a new RUGER AR556.
    haven't fired it yet but anxously looking forward to it.
     
  13. spikedriver

    spikedriver Active Member

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    Welcome to RT from the frozen midwest. Feel free to ask questions. We're pretty laid back here, and nobody gets on anybodys case for asking questions.
     
  14. Oldhand

    Oldhand AKA Rawhidekid! Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome from Tucson, Az Remember the only stupid question is the one not asked. Nobody can help a person unless they want to be helped. So ask away:D
     
  15. Tommycourt

    Tommycourt Tommycourt

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    Welcome and hope you enjoy our forum. Great bunch of guys and gals in here. Me and the Oldhand are 2 old codgers from the land of the sizzling sun of Az so we are out of the metropolis area. Outside of Az is Gothom City so we don't know much but what we know, we will gladly share with you if we can. Glad you are on board.

    Tommy