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Hi everyone,

I'm pretty new to this site and also fairly new to shooting. I've wanted to get in to guns and shooting for some time, but I have 2 boys and I (and the wife) was a little uneasy about owning guns while they were still very young. My boys are 9 and 6 now, so I felt it was a good time to jump in. I took my first shooting class and CWL class about 2 months ago. I've purchased a Glock 26 and a dare I say it Colt .45 1911 Rail Gun. I am totally hooked and love my Glock and learning as much as I can about shooting, guns, carry laws, etc. This site has been very helpful. I am still waiting on my CWL after about 5-6 weeks. Thanks for all the useful information!
 

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How u like the talon grips. I have them on my 27. Makes it a lot easier to hold on to while shooting off mag after mag of .40cal. Nice 1911 BTW and welcome to your new addiction. Hahahaha. Just make sure u teach the boys the right ways. Curiosity killed the .......u know what I mean. Take care. Oh and unfortunately, in IL all we have is illegal carry so can't really talk too much about carry subjects. :(
 

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How u like the talon grips. I have them on my 27. Makes it a lot easier to hold on to while shooting off mag after mag of .40cal. Nice 1911 BTW and welcome to your new addiction. Hahahaha. Just make sure u teach the boys the right ways. Curiosity killed the .......u know what I mean. Take care. Oh and unfortunately, in IL all we have is illegal carry so can't really talk too much about carry subjects. :(
Thanks for the welcome! I really like the Talon grips so far. I just put them on about a week ago so I don't have a lot of rounds with them yet and haven't CC with it until my license arrives, but so far it was a good upgrade. I completely hear you regarding the kids. I've talked to them before the purchase about what I was doing and what the "ground rules" are. I've since show them my guns and and have a good safe for secure storage. Too bad about the IL laws. I used to live in Oak Park and Aurora, IL for several years right after college. Great state, but the winters drove me crazy. happily live in Central Florida now.
 

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That's a really nice Colt. My Series 80 is almost to the point of a complete refurbishing. So it's in reserve right now. My G 21 Gen 4, & XDM 4.5 are getting plenty of workouts though. I do like my .45's I'm sure you'll enjoy yours too.
 

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Hello, dbrady0993, and WELCOME to the Forum!

Nice looking pistols there !

(I have the G26, among other things, and love it!)

I have 2 girls, and when they were little I took them out shooting in the desert....loaded one round in the magazine, charged the weapon, and had them fire the one round without hearing protection on. Ever since, they understood what it was like for a gun to discharge, and recognize the importance of hearing protection, but more importantly, they learned that guns are not playthings.

Again, WELCOME!
 

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Hello, dbrady0993, and WELCOME to the Forum!

Nice looking pistols there !

(I have the G26, among other things, and love it!)

I have 2 girls, and when they were little I took them out shooting in the desert....loaded one round in the magazine, charged the weapon, and had them fire the one round without hearing protection on. Ever since, they understood what it was like for a gun to discharge, and recognize the importance of hearing protection, but more importantly, they learned that guns are not playthings.

Again, WELCOME!
I would be very careful about a child shooting with no ear protection, believe me I know, just one shot can destroy a portion of their hearing and they'll never get it back.
I lost a big portion of my hearing at 14, working at a service station, fixing truck flats. This was in the fifties, we didn't have the machines to change the tires, we beat them off with a sledge hammer, steel on steel would ring like a bell. My ears would ring too. Today I can't hear the higher frequencies without hearing aids.
Be very careful about hearing protection with kids. Just my 2 cents worth.
 

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I would be very careful about a child shooting with no ear protection, believe me I know, just one shot can destroy a portion of their hearing and they'll never get it back.
I lost a big portion of my hearing at 14, working at a service station, fixing truck flats. This was in the fifties, we didn't have the machines to change the tires, we beat them off with a sledge hammer, steel on steel would ring like a bell. My ears would ring too. Today I can't hear the higher frequencies without hearing aids.
Be very careful about hearing protection with kids. Just my 2 cents worth.
Thanks bamp! That's good feedback. I think i can achieve the desired effect with a trip to the range with me even with ear plugs. All the best!
 

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Thanks bamp! That's good feedback. I think i can achieve the desired effect with a trip to the range with me even with ear plugs. All the best!
Welcome dbrady! Im fairly new back to shooting to and glad to be back. Youll love it here great comaraderie! Welcome
 
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