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03-03-2012, 13:58
Hello from Sandy, Oregon. Sandy is a town at the foot of Mount Hood and is about an hour from downtown Portland.

After a lot of research, I decided to purchase a G19 for home defense and a Fort Knox Pistol Box to keep my children from harming themselves.

I have always thought it was a good idea to have a gun to protect my family, but it was a ride along with a local cop that really convinved me. He said "I would encourage you to get a firearm. There are real monsters out there and law abiding citizen need the means to defend themselves." I have always believed that, but somehow hearing a cop say it really hit me.

Last week, my wife and I took a firearms safety class. Yesterday, we joined a local gun club. My wife is very supportive of the whole thing and told the instuctor that she wants the means to defend her family.

Anyway, I am glad to be here and look forward to learning all that I can.

See you at the range.


03-03-2012, 14:15
Good choice, I grew up in Clackamas & the area just isn't what it used to be.You might consider a good 12 ga shotgun also. Lots of good info here, have fun.

03-03-2012, 14:22
Welcome Sandyman, I'm down in Klamath county. You've made an excellent choice. Nowhere is what it used to be anymore. Stay safe & practice practice. Get a concealed carry license of you haven't already. In Oregon it's a simple process and it sounds like you're already 1/2 way there with the Firearms safety class.

Atomic Punk
03-03-2012, 14:47
welcome. i was just in sandy last week for a job interview.

enjoy the new purchase, and stay safe. always more to learn.

FL Airedale
03-03-2012, 17:53
Welcome from an ex Oregonian.

I went to high school in Central Point then spent two years at Mt Hood Community College in Gresham.

I lived in Boring. No joke. The town was actually named Boring.

03-03-2012, 18:05
Welcome to GT and, congrats on your G19!

03-03-2012, 18:14
Welcome and good call on the G19!

03-03-2012, 19:15
:welcome: to GT.

03-05-2012, 01:45

03-05-2012, 02:27
Welcome and great choice on your new G19!

03-05-2012, 16:41
Welcome, I love Oregon
been out there 13...14 times or so.

got a brother in Sandy
good place to be


Bow Commander
03-05-2012, 17:28
Hello from Springfield :wavey:

03-05-2012, 17:37
Welcome from sunny New Jersey.

Oregon is great. Visited relatives in Bend a couple of times and loved it there. Saw Mt Hood, Mt Bachelor and some lakes out that way. Also went to some hot springs in a National Forest near Eugene

Good decision about protecting the family.

I just joined GlockTalk and am gettin a G19 soon also. I don't think we will be disappointed.

03-10-2012, 09:29
:welcome: From Michigan!

ca survivor
03-14-2012, 17:38

03-25-2012, 04:18
Motored through yer town many a time on my way to Bend from the Pdx terminal in Clackytown. I'm down south of ya in Spuntucky across the river from Moscow on the Willamette.

Nineteen, nice pick! :wavey: