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I'm in Northeast Texas for the next couple of months, but I'm going back to Iraq for another tour.

Anyhow, my name is Jerry A. Goodson. I'm an instructor for a start-up company in Northeast Texas (Atlanta, Texas... about 25 miles south of Texarkana). We're still working on our course development for law enforcement/military classes, but we *SHOULD* start having them this summer. However, I'm attending more classes than I'm teaching at the moment.

I'm what most people regard as a "training junkie." I love attending courses as much as I love teaching 'em. I'm not your typical instructor, either... I don't project myself to be some kind of tactical bad-***. I teach courses so I can learn from my students as much as I'm there to share my knowlege and experience.

My life is pretty much an open book... I could type on and on about myself, but since this is only an "introduction", I'll stop right here :)
 

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Welcome, hydrashok. Is your return to Iraq due to you serving in the military?
 

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Hi, I'm Jerry Goodson, and I'm from North East Texas. I'm in Iraq for the next few months, and I can't WAIT to get back home!

I started my own company, Tri-State Tactical. I'm still involved in the training company I helped start last year, but in addition to training students, I wanted to sell firearms, ammo, and tactical accessories.

With the help of my lovely wife and the owner of the training company (who is also my gunsmith), I now have an FFL and a Texas DPS Certified firing range. I got all of that while deployed here in Iraq, and I haven't actually set foot on my new range!! I have GOT to get back home!
 

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I'm coming home from Iraq in about a month. I'm looking to have a big blowout bar-b-que at my gun range with a day of shooting followed by beer and bar-b-que in the evening.

Anybody in NE Texas/SW Arkansas wanna come out and shoot, eat, and get drunk (pretty much in that order)??
 

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Welcome to the FT forum Hydrashok. And thank you and respect you for your ongoing service and sacrifice to this country. There are lots of great people here and lots of valuable information for the asking and your input will be a very valuable asset indeed. I, personally look forward to your posts and comments, as I too, learn from inquisitive participation and observation. It sounds like you will fit in just perfect around here and BTW, here in Oklahoma, we don't shoot, eat, and get drunk in that order, We eat, shoot, eat some more, shoot, than get drunk! :)
 

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Hi, I'm Jerry Goodson, and I'm from North East Texas.
I started my own company, Tri-State Tactical. I'm still involved in the training company I helped start last year, but in addition to training students, I wanted to sell firearms, ammo, and tactical accessories.
With the help of my lovely wife and the owner of the training company (who is also my gunsmith), I now have an FFL and a Texas DPS Certified firing range. I got all of that while deployed here in Iraq, and I haven't actually set foot on my new range!!

I'm coming home from Iraq in about a month. I'm looking to have a big blowout bar-b-que at my gun range with a day of shooting followed by beer and bar-b-que in the evening.
Anybody in NE Texas/SW Arkansas wanna come out and shoot, eat, and get drunk (pretty much in that order)??
Hey Jerry, I'm glad that you're coming home safe and in one piece. Glad that you make your dream come true...
Congrats and my best wishes on your new venture.
 

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WELCOME to the FTF community hydrashok, glad to have you aboard!


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Excellent. Safe home. :)
 

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Hello from Lubbock. Would love to make your BBQ. Would be a bit of a drive to Texarkana though. Thank You for your service to the country. Let me know when your back, and I will pop a top to you.
 

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Hello from Lubbock. Would love to make your BBQ. Would be a bit of a drive to Texarkana though. Thank You for your service to the country. Let me know when your back, and I will pop a top to you.
Heck, our Battalion Headquarters (2/142IN) is out of Lubbock... you SHOULD know when I'm home... I'm sure it'll be in the Lubbock newspaper.
 

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Heck, our Battalion Headquarters (2/142IN) is out of Lubbock... you SHOULD know when I'm home... I'm sure it'll be in the Lubbock newspaper.
How long are you going to be in Houston, I kinda assumed you would be processed in Houston, since you said you would be here, oh well, that is what thoughts do to ya.:D


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How long are you going to be in Houston, I kinda assumed you would be processed in Houston, since you said you would be here, oh well, that is what thoughts do to ya.:D
Oh no... we're outprocessing in El Paso. However, I have two very dear friends in Houston, and I visit often.

That's why I was sayin'... when I come to Houston, we should meet up... first rounds on me... the rest are on you :D
 

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back to work

Hi Jerry, thank you for your service, I was wondering if you'd left again. My son is back and retiring with 20years. :)
 
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