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Old 01-09-2012, 12:46 AM   #11
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I just got mine in January 2011, so age 30
How come? .......
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39, because there are some crazy people out and about.

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I just got mine in January 2011, so age 30
Dang you old sucker you!! :-)
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I was 50. A lot of my friends were getting their permits. And it was still pretty new here so I took the class and got my card. I kind of felt like it was the thing to do. I also had a crazy azz niece running around at the time and I didn't really know what she would do. She would get on her "pharmaceuticals" and it was a whole 'nother story. Now, I believe my wife is real close to going and getting her's.

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Got mine at age 27, no real reason why i waited i have been shooting forever just seemed like the right thing to do

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I was 24 and joined the local Sheriff's dept. At that time I did not have a small side arm - - - got a S&W SS model 60 5 shot 38 with 1 5/8" barrel in 1975 and carried that either on my ankle or under my left arm untill mid year last year - - - still a good weapon but I got a Bodyguard 380 that is a little lighter and easier to carry.

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I was a 24 YO grunt stationed at Ft Lewis WA living "on the economy" with a with a wife and 2 small children. Rough neighborhood combined with having my spine fused made the decision for me.

16 years of daily carry later and I've still not had to pull the trigger. Sure hope my luck continues to hold!

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I've always enjoyed shooting but i didn't really get the "itch" until late November 2010 when i bought my first 9mm. And when my wife and I decided to have a baby, I had the sense of protection. It's now more important than ever to me. I take it very seriously and try to practice every day w/my ccw draws and gonna try for competition this spring. I have the fever bad...bought, traded and sold 9 guns since...
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Dang you old sucker you!! :-)
Thanks bro! Er wait......I'm sad to say I've got the gray to prove it.
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I was 68 & ready to retire. I expected to be making a few sight seeing trips, shopping at night in hot weather, etc. & wanted to be armed. Before that, I worked for a company which wasn't anti-gun, but because of some employee problems in one of it's branches, adopted a no weapons policy. Being a salesman & spending 12-14 hrs. per day in/on company property, plus illegal to carry at the chemical & power plants I called on, couldn't justify a CHL or I'd had it sooner.

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