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Old 07-17-2018, 02:32 PM   #1
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Hello from Northeast Ohio

My name is Cary, I currently live in Akron, Ohio. Moved here from Birmingham Alabama 23yrs ago. I own a business called German Auto Pros where we service exclusively German cars. I started out working by myself with no lifts just Jack's and stands, now we have a 14k square foot shop, 6 lifts and an alignment rack, and 9 employees. Business has been expanding for years and there is never enough time to get everything done lol.
I am happily married for almost 29 years now. One kid, a son who is now 27 and is a tech in our shop. He tried college for 3 years on a partial scholarship, and realized that digital arts was just not for him. Kind of like his old man--I went to college for two years in the mid 80s for Computer Science. But my love for everything automobile swayed me away.
All my life I have been around firearms. From an early age my dad and uncles taught us about guns, allowed to shoot, and DRILLED into our heads gun safety above all else. Today we are blessed enough to own several pistols, rifles and shotguns. We carry 24/7 everywhere we are legally allowed to. What good is having a firearm for self defense if it is at home or locked up in your glovebox? I have had just about every type of pistol on the market, however these days I am pretty much 1911 only. I really only prefer pistols with a hammer. I have owned dozens of striker-fire guns, and there is nothing wrong with them but I just love the way a 1911 feels and operates.
My business is extremely pro-2A, and all of our employees have their concealed weapons permits. We all carry on the job as well. We have seen some incidents here in the northeast even at car repair shops and dealerships, and we want to stay prepared--especially since some nights we may be working all hours of the night on personal projects. Also, due to my policy of offering discounts for cash payments, I sometimes have large deposits to make. However, we do not advertise to our customers that we are pro-gun. In today's climate, you can actually hurt your business since not everyone is in support of our freedoms. We just keep it low-key, and only engage gun discussions when our customers bring it up. A pretty sizable portion of customers are actually pro-2A though, which is awesome.
Looking forward to reading the forum threads on this site and hopefully contributing as well!
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:44 PM   #2
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Cool Hey Ya'll!!

Welcome to the forum from beautiful downtown Monroe, Georgia!!!
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What kind of Kimbers do you own? How about some pictures? We like pictures!!! We need to see!!!

Glad to have you with us. Feel free to jump in at any time. We value new voices, thoughts and experiences.

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois Cary. I'm glad that you found our forum and look forward to you becoming an active member.
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Old 07-17-2018, 04:25 PM   #6
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Thanks for the welcome everyone! I will post up soon about my personal Kimbers. Prob this weekend as my wife is undergoing a medical procedure tomorrow..
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