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    Arrow New Hobby

    I've always loved guns, and I've been old enough to own a gun for a few years now.. I've always told myself I would buy a gun once I'm old enough but the money was a big issue.. My boss was the one who got me to finally seal the deal and go buy a gun.. I fell in love with the Sig Sauer P220 .45 caliber black on black


    Now the next step is to get a concealed weapons permit. I live in Florida if thats important.
    Does anyone have any information that I should know being a newbie and all?
    btw
    I bought the pistol for the following reasons mainly:
    a. home protection
    b. work- I work graveyard shift, as far as I'm concerned at least 3/4 of crime is commited between the hours of 2 and 4am and or once they stop serving alcohol... there are alot of shady people walking around at 3am and I'm very vulnerable walking to and from my work truck .. if your wondering I deliver bread
    c. for a new hobby.. I've always liked shooting bb and air pistols when I was a teen.. my mom always had to take them away from me cause I would shoot them in the house at boxes and the air pistol I had was a lot stronger than my old one and it would penetrate the box both through and through and into the wall..
    so the love for guns has always been a part of me

    Feel free to let me in on any information that you wish someone would have told you when you first picked up this hobby/gun fetish
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    Welcome!

    fixed your photo link, might want to check out the info in the "how to" section here also...
    http://www.handgunforum.net/forum-how-s/
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce333 View Post
    Welcome!

    fixed your photo link, might want to check out the info in the "how to" section here also...
    http://www.handgunforum.net/forumdisplay.php?f=194
    Thanks Bruce... I figured out how to use the link option a few minutes after I posted this

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerThat View Post
    .. I've always told myself I would buy a guy once I'm old enough but the money was a big issue...
    I suppose that could get a little pricey!

    Welcome to the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdeere9750 View Post
    I suppose that could get a little pricey!

    Welcome to the forum.
    wow didn't notice that.. thanks for being a trooper

    thanks for the welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdeere9750 View Post
    I suppose that could get a little pricey!

    Welcome to the forum.

    That's pretty funny.

    Welcome to the forum by the way RogerThat Nice Sig.Welcome to the wonderful world of addiction. You'll understand after you get your 4th-5th weapon

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    welcome to the forum

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    Welcome

    I live in Florida. Buy, read, memorize the contents of this book. It is used to teach the CWP course at most gun shows, private classes and is suposedly used by "80 Law Enforement Agencies,and Seven Florida Police Acadamies". (thier words)
    It was written by a Florida lawyer. It's available at most gun shops.
    Florida Fireaems: Law, Use, & Ownership. By Jon H. Gutmacher, Esq. It will probably be about $24.
    btw Welcome aboard from Pinellas County.

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    Florida is a state that is very gun relaxed, except for no open carry. I plan on applying for my CCW very soon.

    welcome to the forum.

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    Welcome aboard and enjoy your new little friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummin man 627 View Post
    I live in Florida. Buy, read, memorize the contents of this book. It is used to teach the CWP course at most gun shows, private classes and is suposedly used by "80 Law Enforement Agencies,and Seven Florida Police Acadamies". (thier words)
    It was written by a Florida lawyer. It's available at most gun shops.
    Florida Fireaems: Law, Use, & Ownership. By Jon H. Gutmacher, Esq. It will probably be about $24.
    btw Welcome aboard from Pinellas County.
    Hey, you live in Pinellas county? I was born in Pinellas county.. but currently I live in Pasco County
    I saw that book at the gun shop today, but I was too busy getting all the things straight for the weapons carry permit class that I'm going to take.. which firing range do you usually shoot at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheReaper View Post
    Welcome aboard and enjoy your new little friend.
    haha thanks... I certainly am ! I like how much there is to learn about the genre of weapons/shooting.. a lot to learn, and its keeping me busy

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsJohnson View Post
    That's pretty funny.

    Welcome to the forum by the way RogerThat Nice Sig.Welcome to the wonderful world of addiction. You'll understand after you get your 4th-5th weapon
    LOL, yeah I think I've already been biten by the bug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent05Redfire View Post
    Florida is a state that is very gun relaxed, except for no open carry. I plan on applying for my CCW very soon.

    welcome to the forum.
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    welcome to the forum
    Quote Originally Posted by banjar View Post
    Welcome from North Carolina.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Goat View Post
    Hi from Maryland
    Quote Originally Posted by tekhead1219 View Post
    Welcome from southeast Texas.
    Thanks guys

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    Nice Gun..and welcome to the forum..Just be careful, the SIG P220 is not your toy air pistol any more. this will punch a hole side to side in the box, your wall and your neighbors wall as well... just kidding..I know you are all grown up now and responsible.

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