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Adopt a Newbie

Postby Kloutier » Fri 10 Dec 2010 8:43 pm

NOT MY IDEA was stolen from a Wisconsin Topic. - I just thought it was interesting

Adopt a first timer??

I was thinking the other day. Yes, I know that this is dangerous!!

But, we all were a bit...scared, fearful, nervous, the first time we opened carried. So, how about a list of people, by regions, who are willing to "adopt a first timer" to help lessen the fear on their "first time out"?

Just post screen name's of "seasoned carriers" so "first timers" can PM us and set up a time to talk and meet for their "first open carry".

I figured we could have a post a Mod if you where looking for this service. And a mod could match you up or something.

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Here will be a list for experienced open carriers willing to help out first timers.

Experienced open carriers, please make a post here with your area (about 50 miles from home) if not listed and the city you live in. This is so the "first timer" can see your post and PM you for help. I will make a single list in this post with all the area's and name's for each area.
People say I should not carry because it's not the Wild West. I say I carry because its much worse. Only 3 people died at the at the O.K. Corral and its a part of our nations history. If 3 people died in a 30 sec shootout today It might not make the news.
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Re: Adopt a Newbie

Postby UtahJarhead » Fri 10 Dec 2010 11:21 pm

Being that it's Utah Concealed Carry, maybe instead we should allow the newbie to pick if they want help working on OC, CC, or maybe they just want to fire a firearm without a crowd because they feel stupid? OC is a good idea, but I don't think we should limit it to just OC.

I'm throwing my hat in here to work with someone unfamiliar with guns, etc!
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Re: Adopt a Newbie

Postby cdrhoad » Fri 10 Dec 2010 11:47 pm

Kinda sounds like a mini event... in a sense. I know most people are nervous to OC the first time, especially by themselves. I'm willing to go for a quick lunch or smoothie or something if someone wanted to OC with another.

edit: I live in the Lehi area
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Re: Adopt a Newbie

Postby kccraft » Sat 11 Dec 2010 12:43 am

I think this is a great idea. I rarely OC, but one of the few times I did was when 14freedom and I OC'd to Fuddruckers to show our support for their refusal to cave to the corporate anti-gun policy. It certainly made me more comfortable and less fearful of confrontation on the issue to know I wasn't the only one OCing.
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Re: Adopt a Newbie

Postby blade55440 » Sat 11 Dec 2010 9:32 am

kccraft wrote:I think this is a great idea.

+1 to that.
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Re: Adopt a Newbie

Postby Utah_patriot » Sat 11 Dec 2010 1:35 pm

Or they could post to this site seems like a simple solution.
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Re: Adopt a Newbie

Postby SpringfieldGuy » Mon 13 Dec 2010 5:38 am

[quote="cdrhoad"]Kinda sounds like a mini event... in a sense. I know most people are nervous to OC the first time, especially by themselves. I'm willing to go for a quick lunch or smoothie or something if someone wanted to OC with another.

I'd be up for alittle OC outting.

edit: I live in the American Fork area
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Re: Adopt a Newbie

Postby thx997303 » Mon 13 Dec 2010 12:16 pm

I like this Idea.

I've been OCing for a while, anybody who wants to do this can hit me up.
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Re: Adopt a Newbie

Postby Kloutier » Mon 13 Dec 2010 2:45 pm

I liked the idea I was not sure if there are a lot of Newbies that would like that kind of help.

I am in Spanish Fork if anyone needs help.
People say I should not carry because it's not the Wild West. I say I carry because its much worse. Only 3 people died at the at the O.K. Corral and its a part of our nations history. If 3 people died in a 30 sec shootout today It might not make the news.
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Re: Adopt a Newbie

Postby huntinjunky » Mon 13 Dec 2010 4:00 pm

Sounds like a good idea to me. I'd be willing to help someone around Tooele if need be.
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Re: Adopt a Newbie

Postby rpyne » Tue 14 Dec 2010 10:22 pm

Count me as available and willing for OC outings. I live in downtown Provo and OC most of the time.
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Re: Adopt a Newbie

Postby tyxxvxl » Sat 18 Dec 2010 9:47 pm

I wouldn't mind OC ing if anyone would like to "adopt" me.
I'm in West Jordan.
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Re: Adopt a Newbie

Postby Kloutier » Tue 28 Dec 2010 7:44 pm

Anyone in west Jordan area? I could drive up there if no one else live closer.
People say I should not carry because it's not the Wild West. I say I carry because its much worse. Only 3 people died at the at the O.K. Corral and its a part of our nations history. If 3 people died in a 30 sec shootout today It might not make the news.
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Re: Adopt a Newbie

Postby Utah_patriot » Wed 29 Dec 2010 7:59 am

Sure am very close just call me.
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Re: Adopt a Newbie

Postby cdrhoad » Wed 29 Dec 2010 12:11 pm

SpringfieldGuy wrote:
cdrhoad wrote:Kinda sounds like a mini event... in a sense. I know most people are nervous to OC the first time, especially by themselves. I'm willing to go for a quick lunch or smoothie or something if someone wanted to OC with another.

I'd be up for alittle OC outting.

edit: I live in the American Fork area

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