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Howdy from Oregon

#1 Post by hotelkilo » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:54 am

I'd first heard of LGC from a friend who attended a range day and was pleasantly surprised to find a non-NRA firearms community. Someone on this forum described LGC as "a sane and reasonable group of free radicals," to which I say, "sign me up!"

I reside in the part of Oregon better (or for worse) known for its downtown knucklehead skirmishes, for which I have very little tolerance. I grew up in Texas, moved to the PNW fairly recently, and love the variety of nature in this part of our nation. On one hand, the left/right "divide" here gets a lot of press, but on the other hand, I've met a lot of sane and reasonable Oregonians in the wide spectrum of the middle.

I recently caught the gun bug, starting with some training classes offered through a local sheriff's department, and am currently working on becoming a less awful shooter with a Shield 9mm and an M&P9 2.0 Compact. I've started the application process for a CHL, and eventually I may switch to a P365 (maybe the SAS?) for concealed carry, but honestly I'm in no hurry. I'm fairly content working on improving the sight & trigger habits (a fair amount of dry fire practice at home) and reinforcing those habits at the range. Occasionally I'll go for a fun plinking day with my M&P15-22 (not a S&W fanboy; largely drawn to the lower pricetags...).

Looking forward to lurking and occasionally contributing to dialogue here. Cheers!

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#2 Post by TEXGunny » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:58 am

Welcome!

the p365 is a ferrari of CCW pistols. 1911-esque trigger.

Do you only shoot pistols or are you also into long guns

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#3 Post by highdesert » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:10 pm

:welcome:
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#4 Post by lurker » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:48 pm

:welcome:
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#5 Post by senorgrand » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:52 pm

Welcome from a former Oregon resident!
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#6 Post by YankeeTarheel » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:59 pm

Hi from NJ. If you're willing to look at the Sig P365, you may want to also look at the H-K VP9 SK in comparison. I have the full size VP9 and from what I've seen the sub-compact version ("SK") gets rave reviews. I also have a P320 that can be set up in S-C mode--a bit bigger than the P365.
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#7 Post by hotelkilo » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:06 pm

TEXGunny wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:58 am
the p365 is a ferrari of CCW pistols. 1911-esque trigger.

Do you only shoot pistols or are you also into long guns
I've only got to dry fire a P365 recently, and now I'm interested in trying out a 1911 when I get the chance. There's a plethora of options for 1911s - what would you recommend in the ~$500 region?

The range to which I have a membership is almost all pistol caliber only, but they do have a "rifle night" once a week which became the impetus for ordering a PSA AR15 (they definitely market to their core customer demographic, which doesn't offend me as much as amuses me). I don't shoot it all that often, but it's a lot of very noisy fun. The range lanes only go to 25 yards, so it's really not the most optimal place to practice a rifle, but I appreciate being able to get my 5.56 ya-ya's out in a comfy spot.

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#8 Post by geno » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:17 pm

Welcome from a former Portland resident; now across the river!

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#9 Post by hotelkilo » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:19 pm

Thanks for the welcomes, and thank you for the VP9 recommendation! Definitely no shortage of options with regards to CCW hardware! Now, if only my budget were so accommodating.... :)

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#10 Post by CDFingers » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:56 pm

Welcome from the Golden State below you. Any friend of Gumby's is a friend of mine.

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#11 Post by Maccabee » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:30 pm

Welcome from Portland as well!


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#12 Post by max129 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:51 pm

Welcome from Utah.

Lot's of mighty ducks on the forum.
currently working on becoming a less awful shooter
and that just about sums it up for me.
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#13 Post by Bisbee » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:00 pm

:welcome:
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#14 Post by lurker » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:31 pm

max129 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:51 pm
Welcome from Utah.

Lot's of mighty ducks on the forum.
currently working on becoming a less awful shooter
and that just about sums it up for me.
i shoot pistols so that hopefully, i don't get worse.
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#15 Post by Bucolic » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:34 pm

Welcome from Gettysburg.

They may be a little out of your price range but check out the Ruger SR1911. Lots of value there.
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#16 Post by senorgrand » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:49 pm

:sick:
max129 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:51 pm

Lot's of mighty ducks on the forum.
Yuk!

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#17 Post by K9s » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:02 pm

Welcome!
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#18 Post by lurker » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:34 pm

senorgrand wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:49 pm
:sick:
max129 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:51 pm

Lot's of mighty ducks on the forum.
Yuk!

Beaver Fever!
i get that now and... uh, wait, not PC, never mind.
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#19 Post by kronkmusic » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:40 pm

Welcome from sunny South Florida!

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#20 Post by HuckleberryFun » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:09 am

:welcome:
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#21 Post by featureless » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:35 am

Howdy from the darkness in the far northern Bay Area. Was up in Portland last summer. Beautiful place.

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