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Greetings to fellow Floridians & Concealed Carry License holders. I've been chastised for not entering this forum the "proper" way. So. please allow me to make amends and properly introduce myself.

My name is Lance. I'm a certifiable "old guy". I've been shooting both long and hand guns since 1951. I'm a former Marine who, on Sunday, November 10, celebrated both the Marine Corps and my birthday. (I'm 166 years younger than the Corps.)
(And on Monday, November 11, I posted on another forum, to all veterans, of each military branch, thank you!)

I completed boot camp at Parris Island in Sept. 1958, served six years on active and reserve duty, including 14 months as the radio operator for a small Naval Gunfire Forward Observer team based on Okinawa. I was honorably discharged from Quantico, Virginia in 1964.

My professional career has taken my family and me to many cities and states in the northeast, midwest and Virginia and Georgia. In 2000, my talented and beautiful wife and I retired to southwest Florida and I've been a Florida CCL holder since arriving.

One of my pastimes is my modest collection of original, numbers matching, non import marked, WWI and WWII military handguns. Also some WWI and WWII military memorabilia. I also have a modest assortment of "modern" pistols and revolvers, in most calibers and enjoy my weekly range visits.

I hope this "introduction" satisfies the "powers-that-be" and look forward to participating in this excellent forum.
 

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Welcome aboard. Altho I don’t know the specifics but, I’m jealous of your collection.


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Welcome from Jacksonville. Another collector here.
 

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Welcome from Lakeland, I have a nazi proof FN Highpower if you need a last minute Xmas gift. Have a happy holidays PM me if your interested.
 

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Welcome again to FCC from Palm Beach County, Big Bore 44! :wave

Great introduction and sorry you felt chastised. That was not the intent but we do like to get to know the new members here. With your vast experience, especially with collecting handguns from the World Wars, I predict you'll be asked for advice from members here, particularly from those whom also love collectable firearms. You might like to check out some of AFJuvat's threads on his exquisite restorations of historical firearms in the Firearms Chat section. Finally, thank you for your service, Marine! Once a Marine, always a Marine and of course, there are lots of Marines on this forum. Again welcome to FCC! :beers
 

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Welcome from Tampa Bay.
 

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Very cool. I hope you'll share photos of some of your collection here.... "gun porn!" Welcome.
 

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Welcome aboard!
 

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Welcome aboard, from Southwest Florida also. That's an impressive and unique background. And THANK YOU for your service! Freedom isn't free...
 

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Welcome! Remember, no former Marines only old, salty, not as lean, not as mean (YMMV) Marines! SEMPER FI Brother.:grin:thumsup
 

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Welcome from South Florida
 

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Great thanks to each of you for your warm welcome. I genuinely appreciate each response.

I'm chagrined over the OP's rambling wordiness. This morning, after rereading what I'd posted last night, I was going to delete it but instead opted for a slight edit, and as mentioned in the edit's "Reason", I wrote & posted it after consuming several adult beverages during the course of the evening.

BeerHunter, and, Barry45ACP, if I came across as rude, I apologize. I was attempting to express mild pique, not snarkiness or sarcasm. If it read that way . . . . . . . . the Knob Creek whiskey made-me-do-it and that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. :)

Again, thank you all for the warm welcome!
Regards, Lance
 

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Corn likker fixes all. Welcome
 

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No offense taken here and as was mentioned by others, we get a lot of passers by so it's really nice to have a new member that is here to really contribute to the forum. Nice choice of whiskey, too! :drinks
 

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No offense taken here and as was mentioned by others, we get a lot of passers by so it's really nice to have a new member that is here to really contribute to the forum. Nice choice of whiskey, too! :drinks
Thank you, mon ami. I readily admit to being a "passer by" on many fads, trends and dogma of the "woke" folks. But, it's great to be a part of this wonderful forum. I will try to participate and contribute. :drinks
 
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