Howdy from Oregon

Moderators: admin, Inquisitor, ForumModerator, WebsiteContent

Post Reply
User avatar
hotelkilo
Helpful Contributor
Posts: 19
Joined: Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:00 pm
Contact:

Howdy from Oregon

Post by hotelkilo »

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!

User avatar
TEXGunny
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 75
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:33 pm
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by TEXGunny »

Welcome!

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

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

User avatar
highdesert
Carpal Tunnel
Posts: 16211
Joined: Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:54 pm
Location: Biggest state on the Left Coast
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by highdesert »

:welcome:
"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

User avatar
lurker
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 14262
Joined: Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:00 pm
Location: spencer, nc.
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by lurker »

:welcome:

User avatar
senorgrand
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 20879
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:05 am
Location: LGC MEMBER: Calif Central Coast
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by senorgrand »

Welcome from a former Oregon resident!
Image

Grand Poobah and Bass Player for the Conspiracy of Weenies.

User avatar
YankeeTarheel
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 11100
Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:01 pm
Location: The Jughandle State
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by YankeeTarheel »

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.
""If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you." -- LBJ

User avatar
hotelkilo
Helpful Contributor
Posts: 19
Joined: Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:00 pm
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by hotelkilo »

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.

User avatar
geno
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 535
Joined: Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:53 pm
Location: SW Washington
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by geno »

Welcome from a former Portland resident; now across the river!
"its a goddamn impossible way of life"

User avatar
hotelkilo
Helpful Contributor
Posts: 19
Joined: Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:00 pm
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by hotelkilo »

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.... :)

User avatar
CDFingers
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 20994
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:09 pm
Location: Member LGC: norCal
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by CDFingers »

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

CDFingers
ImageImage
Turn on channel six, the President comes on the news,
Says, "I get no satisfaction, that's why I sing the blues."

User avatar
Maccabee
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 630
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:05 pm
Location: Portland OR
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by Maccabee »

Welcome from Portland as well!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar
max129
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 1206
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:35 pm
Location: Utah
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by max129 »

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.
Image

User avatar
Bisbee
Carpal Tunnel
Posts: 6943
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:38 pm
Location: On The Border with no need of The Wall.
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by Bisbee »

:welcome:
"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence. There is hope for a violent man to become non-violent. There is no such hope for the impotent." -Gandhi

User avatar
lurker
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 14262
Joined: Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:00 pm
Location: spencer, nc.
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by lurker »

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.

User avatar
Bucolic
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 7988
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 5:51 am
Location: Southern PA.
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by Bucolic »

Welcome from Gettysburg.

They may be a little out of your price range but check out the Ruger SR1911. Lots of value there.
Image

User avatar
senorgrand
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 20879
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:05 am
Location: LGC MEMBER: Calif Central Coast
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by senorgrand »

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

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

Beaver Fever!
Image

Grand Poobah and Bass Player for the Conspiracy of Weenies.

User avatar
K9s
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 11048
Joined: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:18 pm
Location: LGC Member: Georgia
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by K9s »

Welcome!
The border between civilization and savagery is porous and patrolled by opportunists. Resist fascism. Vote like your democracy depends on it.

User avatar
lurker
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 14262
Joined: Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:00 pm
Location: spencer, nc.
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by lurker »

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.

User avatar
kronkmusic
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 1661
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:34 pm
Location: South Florida
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by kronkmusic »

Welcome from sunny South Florida!

User avatar
HuckleberryFun
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 4065
Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:21 pm
Location: Portland, Oregon
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by HuckleberryFun »

:welcome:
ImageImage
I’m not your Sherpa, so find your own way and carry your own baggage.

User avatar
featureless
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 5974
Joined: Tue May 23, 2017 6:11 pm
Location: California
Contact:

Re: Howdy from Oregon

Post by featureless »

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

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests