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Renting for Baby Boomers and Empty Nesters – Designing Spacess


(MUSIC)
THEY’RE QUITE, CONVENIENT AND ENERGY EFFICIENT. THE GOLF CART
IS COMING OF AGE AND PROVEN A VALUABLE FORM OF TRANSPORTATION
IN COMMUNITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY WHERE RESIDENCE THINK
GREEN. WE GO TO AUGUSTA, GEORGIA TO SEE THE LATEST IN ELECTRIC
VEHICLES. BABY BOOMERS AND RETIREES, CHECK THIS OUT. NEW
APARTMENT STYLE COMMUNITIES OFFERING SWEET AMENITIES. COULD
THIS BE IN YOUR FUTURE? DO YOU OWN A FIREARM? ARE YOU THINKING
ABOUT GETTING ONE? TODAY WE GET WITH AN EXPERT TO SEE WHAT YOU
SHOULD DO TO SELECT A FIREARM AND KEEP IT SAFELY IN YOUR HOME.
THIS IS THE SHOW ALL ABOUT YOU AND YOUR SPACE. YOUR HOME AND
SURROUNDINGS. WE ARE DESIGNING SPACES.
(MUSIC) A QUICK RUN TO THE
NEIGHBORS A FW BLOCKS OVER. DROP THE KIDS OFF AT SCHOOL. A TRIP
TO THE LOCAL SHOPPING CENTER TO TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS. ELECTRIC
VEHICLES WE COMMONLY CALL GOLF CARS ARE COMING INTO THEIR OWN.
THEY MAKE FOR AN IDEAL QUITE MODE OF TRANSPORTATION AROUND
THE COMMUNITY AND YOU CAN FORGET ABOUT TRIPS TO THE GAS STATION.
ELECTRIC VEHICLES THAT ARE OPEN AIR GIVE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO VISIT WITH NEIGHBORS TO REALLY BE A PART OF THEIR
COMMUNITY. WE CALL THEM FREEDOM VEHICLES.
(MUSIC) NICK MOORE, SENIOR PRODUCT
MANAGER, IS HERE TO TELL US MORE.
SO A BRIEF HISTORY OF E-Z-GO, UHH IT WAS FOUNDED BY TWO
BROTHERS IN 1954 IN A SINGLE ROOM MACHINE SHOP. THEIR SINGLE
GOAL WAS TO BUILD THE BEST GOLF CART THAT WOULD BEST MEET THE
NEEDS OF THE CUSTOMERS IN THE INDUSTRY.
WITH A LONG HISTORY OF MANUFACTURING, THE GOLF CAR IDEA
HAS BROADENED CONSIDERABLY BEYOND EIGHTEEN HOLES.
UHH FROM THERE IN 1960 E-Z-GO WAS ACQUIRED BY TECH TRON WHICH
IS A MUCH LARGER COMPANY UH THAT OWNS BRANDS LIKE SESNA, AIR
PLANES, BEACH CRAFT, BELL HELICOPTER UH GREEN LEE TOOLS
AND MANY OTHER COMPANIES ACROSS MULTIPLE INDUSTRIES.
E-Z-GO BUILDS DIFFERENT TYPES OF VEHICLES FOR CONSUMER
APPLICATIONS. MOST PEOPLE KNOW E-Z-GO AS A
GOLF CART MANUFACTURER SO WE BUILD THINGS THAT LOOK ALOT LIKE
GOLF CARS. LIKE THE VEHICLE I’M SITTING IN TODAY, UH THIS IS AN
E-Z-GO RXV FREEDOM AND THIS IS THE MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY
ADVANCED GOLF CAR AVAILABLE ON THE MARKET.
ONE ASPECT THAT MAKES THIS E-Z-GO UNIQUE IS IT’S AC
TECHNOLOGY. EVERYTHING ELSE THAT YOU CAN
PURCHASE IS TYPICALLY DC POWERED. UMM THE BIG ADVANTAGE
WITH AC IS THAT IT’S 25% MORE EFFICIENT THEN DC AND SO FOR
PEOPLE THAT DRIVE ELECTRIC VEHICLES, ALOT OF TIMES THEIR
BIGGEST CONCERN IS AROUND RANGE. SO THE AC TECHNOLOGY GIVES THEM
A SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGE. ANOTHER RATHER CONVENIENT
FEATURE IS IT’S BREAK. WITH THE RXV UH IT’S GOT A PARK
BREAK THAT IS BUILT INTO THE MOTOR SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY
ABOUT ANY KIND OF MECHANISM BUILT INTO THE BREAK PEDAL, IT
WILL JUST PARK AND HOLD WHEN THE VEHICLE COMES TO A STOP.
(MUSIC) SOME OF THE ELECTRIC VEHICLES
ARE BUILT SPECIFICALLY FOR NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMUNITY USE.
DESIGNING SPACES HAS VISITED ONE COMMUNITY TO SEE HOW OWNERS
TYPICALLY USE THEIR VEHICLES. UHH WE ACTUALLY HAVE AN E-Z-GO
GOLF CAR. WE’VE HAD IT FOR ABOUT NINE YEARS.
MEET THE GREENWAY FAMILY. THEY USE THEIR GOLF CAR ALL THE TIME
FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES. (MUSIC)
WE USE IT FOR HUNTING, WE HUSE IT FOR YARD WORK, WE USE IT FOR
RECREATION RIDING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD, TOTTIN KIDS
AROUND, VISITING FRIENDS, UH YOU NAME IT WE PROBABLY USE IT FOR
IT. THE BENEFITS OF USING AN
ELECTRIC VEHICLE IN PLACE OF TRADITIONAL AUTOMOBILES INCLUDE
A REDUCTION CARBON FOOTPRINT, CONVENIENCE FOR SHORT DRIVES AND
RUNNING ERRANDS, BUT THAT’S NOT ALL.
EVERY SO OFTEN WE’LL GET IN THE GOLF CART, TAKE OUR FAMILY JUST
THAVE A GOOD FAMILY NIGHT WHERE WE CAN JUST HANG OUT. IT’S AN
OPEN CONCEPT, YOU KNOW YOU FEEL THE WIND IN YOUR HAIR AND YOU GO
AROUND AND FEEL GOOD AND VISIT THE NEIGHBORS AND VISIT WITH THE
OTHER CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
(MUSIC) THESE ARE NOT THE SAME VEHICLES
YOU’D SEE ON A GOLF COURSE. THESE ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE
CREATED FOR PERSONAL USE AND NEIGHBORHOODS AND GOLF CAR
FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES. THIS IS THE E-Z-GO PLANT OF AUGUSTA,
GEORGIA NAMED ONE OF THE TOP TEN MANUFACTURING FACILITIES IN
NORTH AMERICA BY INDUSTRY WEEK MAGAZINE IN 2009. IT’S HERE THE
VARIOUS MODLES AND STYLES OF GOLF CARS, UTILITY AND PERSONAL
TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES ARE MADE.
WELL HERE WE HAVE ABOUT 750,000 SQUARE FEET IN FOUR DIFFERENT
BUILDINGS WITH FOUR MAJOR ASSEMBLY LINES. AND WE ALSO HAVE
OUR OWN FABRICATION DEPARTMENT SO THAT FABRICATION DEPARTMENT
BILLS THE PARTS AND THE PIECES THAT GO INTO THE ASSEMBLY OF THE
GOLF CARS. PLANT MANAGER, HEATHER MEYER, IS
HERE TO TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE GOLF CART
MANUFACTURING PROCESS. SO WE HAVE MULTIPLE STATIONS ON
EACH ASSEMBLY LINE. OK? AND EACH ONE OF THESE IS THRU A CONVEYER
BELT IN THE FLOOR THAT MOVES. HOW EFFICIENT IS THE WORK FLOW
HERE? LET’S JUST SAY THEAT BUILDING A GOLF CAR FROM THE
BEGINNING TO THE END TAKES ONLY ABOUT AN HOUR.
WE START WITH A CHASSY, WHICH IS THE FRAME SO GOLF CARS SIT LOWER
THEN REGULAR CARS. BUT WE DO CALL THEM CARS HERE UM BECAUSE
THE HAVE A LOW CENTER OF GRAVITY THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO ADJUST
TO THE TERRAIN. SO WE START WITH A CHASSY FRAME AND FROM THAT WE
START TO ADD IN AND WE BUILD KIND OF FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
(MUSIC) IN THIS POSITION WE ARE
INSTALLING THE WIRE HARNESS BUNDLES UM THIS IS WHAT CONNECTS
THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IN THE VEHICLE.
(MUSIC) SO IN THIS POSITION WE ARE DOING
THE BATTERY INSTALLATIONS SO OUR MODLES TAKE ANYWHERE FROM A FOUR
BATTERIES TO SIX BATTERIES. SO IN THIS STATION THE CAR STARTS
TO LOOK MORE LIKE A CAR BECAUSE WE’RE INSTALLING THE VALLINGS
AND THE BODY WHICH THE COLOR IS CUSTOMIZED BY THE CUSTOMER. SO
WE’RE HERE IN OUR 2-5 LINE WICH IS ONE OF OUR STREET LEGAL
VERSIONS OF THE GOLF CAR WHRE E’RE TAKING THE WINDSHIELD AND
MAKING A SUB ASSEMBLY SO THAT WE CAN PUT THAT IN IN THE LAST
STAGE WITH THE CANOPY. (MUSIC)
AT THE END OF THE DAY, GOLF CARS ARE FUN TO DRIVE BECAUSE OF THE
SENSE OF FREEDOM THEY CAN PROVIDE.
I THINK IT TAKES ALOT OF US BACK TO OUR CHILDHOOD AND OU KNOW
KINDA THE SENSE OF RIDIN A BIKE OR RIDING A GO CART OR SOMETHING
TAHT WAS JUST OPEN AIR. PROBABLY THE SAME REASON ALOT OF PEOPLE
LIKE TO RIDE AND DRIVE IN CONVERTIBLES. THERE CONVENIENT,
QUITE, REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT AND FUN. HOW DOES
SOMEONE OBTAIN ONE OF THESE E-Z-GO ELECTRIC VEHICLES?
WE HAVE A SERIES OF INDEPENDENT DEALERS THAT ARE THROUGHOUT THE
UNITED STATES AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD EVEN. UH WHERE YOU CAN GO
AND PURCHASE NEW OR USED VEHICLES.
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT EZGO.COM. TO SEE THIS PORTION OF
THE SHOW AGAIN, VISIT DESIGNINGSPACES.TV AND CLICK ON
THE E-Z-GO VIDEO. YOU’LL ALSO FIND A LINK TO THEIR WEBSITE.
NEXT ON DESIGNING SPACES WE DISCOVER HOW A NEW APARTMENT
LIFESTYLE IS TAKING BABY BOOMERS BY STORM. IS DOWNSIZING RIGHT
FOR YOU? YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED. (MUSIC)
MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE PURSUING THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM
BY RENTING INSTEAD OF BUYING A HOME. ESPECIALLY BABY BOOMERS
AND EMPTY NESTERS WHO HAVE BEEN THERE DONE THAT, ARE LOOKING TO
DOWN SIZE AND SIMPLIFY THEIR LIVES BY SHEDDING THE BURDEN OF
RESPONSIBILITY OF HOME OWNERSHIP AND RENTING INSTEAD.
I THINK WHAT MANY BABY BOOMERS ARE FINDING, MYSELF INCLUDED, IS
THAT AS OUR CHILDREN MOVE OUT OF OUR HOMES WE NO LONGER NEED ALL
THE SPACE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY LIVING IN AND MOST OF ALL WE
DON’T NEED THE MAINTENANCE OF KEEPING THAT HOME ATTRACTIVE.
WHAT WE REALLY WANT IS AN ALL INCLUSIVE EVERYTHING IS TAKEN
CARE OF WITH OUR MONTHLY RENT. WE LOVE FREEDOM, WE LOVE THE
FLEXIBILITY, WE’RE A VITAL GENERATION AND WE WANT TO BE
COMFORTABLE IN DOING WHAT WE’RE DOING AND HAPPY WHERE WE ARE
LIVING. MANY BABY BOOMERS DON’T WANT TO
TRAVEL FAR TO GET TO PLACES THEY FREQUENT ON A DAILY OR WEEKLY
BASIS. SOME APARTMENT COMMUNITIES OFFER CONVENIENCE AS
A MAJOR SELLING POINT. WELL I THINK WHAT IT REALLY IS
IS WE ARE GOING BACK TO OUR ROOTS. WE STARTED OUT IN THE
CITIES WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER, WE MOVED TO THE SUBURBS WHEN WE HAD
FAMILIES, NOW THAT WE ARE EMPTY NESTERS WE WANT TO BE BACK WHERE
THE ACTION IS. WE WANT TO BE CLOSE TO MUSEUMS, WE WANT TO BE
CLOSE TO WHERE WE ARE WORKING, WE WANT TO BE CLOSE TO THE
CENTER OF THE CITY. SO WETHER IT’S A BIG CITY OR A
SMALL TOWN BOOMERS WANT TO BE WHERE THE ACTION IS.
AFTER THEIR DAUGHTER WENT OF TO COLLEGE, JULIE THOMPSON AND HER
HUSBAND DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO SELL THE BIG HOUSE AND
TRANSITION INTO APARTMENT LIVING.
MY HUSBAND AND I BECAME EMPTY NESTERS LAST YEAR SO WE WERE
LOOKING FOR A PLACE THAT WE COULD UM ENJOY OUR LIFE WITHOUT
HAVING TO MAINTAIN THINGS SO COMING HERE TO THE METROPOLITAN
HAS BEEN WONDERFUL. WE HAVE A NICE BALCONY THAT OVER LOOKS THE
CENTER AND PROVIDES LOTS OF ENTERTAINMENT. ANYTIME YOU HAVE
AN ISSUE WITH YOUR APARTMENT YOU JUST CALL SOMEBODY UP AND
THEY’LL COME AND TAKE CARE OF IT RIGHT AWAY FOR YOU AND AH IT’S
JUST BEEN WONDERFUL NOT TO HAVE TO MAINTAIN ANYTHING. WE PRETTY
MUCH HAVE A CARE FREE LIFE WHERE WE CAN EAT OUT WHENEVER WE WANT,
WALK DOWN TO THE MOVIE THEATER AND IT’S ACTUALLY QUIT ROMANTIC
AT TIMES. LOCATED IN LOUDON COUNTY
VIRGINIA, THE METROPOLITAN AT VILLAGE AT LEESBURG IS A MIXED
USED COMMUNITY THAT SITS RIGHT AT THE HEART OF THE VIBRANT NEW
VILLAGE AT LEESBURG TOWN CENTER. RESIDENCE ENJOY BEAUTIFUL OPEN
FLOOR PLANS AND TOP NOTCH FINISHES. OUTSIDE THEIR FRONT
DOORS A WHOLE WORLD OF SHOPPING, DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT AWAITS.
ALL OF THIER COUNTLESS AMENITIES AND PERKS MAKE THE METROPOLITAN
AT VILLAGE AT LEESBURG UNLIKE ANY OTHER APARTMENT COMMUNITY IN
THE AREA. (MUSIC)
SOME OF THE AMENITIES THAT WE OFFER HERE TO OUR METROPOLITAN
RESIDENCE ARE A 24 HOUR BUSINESS CENTER. WE ALSO HAVE PATIO WITH
GRILLS. WE HAVE OUR POOL WITH CABANA STYLE SEATING. WE ALSO
HAVE A MEDIA ROOM, GAME ROOM, 24 HOUR FITNESS CENTER AS WELL AS
THE WELLNESS ROOM FEATURING A MASSAGE TABLE.
THE CONVENIENCE IS YOU HAVE ONE PAYMENT THAT TAKES CARE OF ALL
OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT YOU USED TO DO BEFORE. MORTGAGES,
MAINTENANCE, TAXES, HOUSE CLEANING. NOW YOU HAVE ONE
MONTHLY PAYMENT AND IT IS ALL INCLUSIVE. IT’S A GREAT BENEFIT
FOR US. LIVING AT THE METROPOLITAN AT
VILLAGE AT LESSBURG GIVES THE RESIDENCE A REAL SENSE OF
COMMUNITY BECAUSE OF EVERYTHING THE PROPERTY HAS TO OFFER.
THE METROPOLITAN IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE. YOU HAVE GREAT
AMENITIES, GREAT STAFF, UM IT’S WONDERFUL TO BE ABLE TO WALK
DOWNSTAIRS AND HAVE DINNER OR GO TO A MOVIE OR IF YOU NEED
SOMETHING AT THE GROCERY STORE IT’S RIGHT THERE. DRY CLEANING.
IT’S ALL THE AMENITIES YOU NEED ARE RIGHT HERE WITHIN WALKING
DISTANCE. ALL OF OUR APARTMENTS FEATURE
GRANITE COUNTER TOPS IN THE KITCHENS, MAPLEWOOD CABINETRY,
BLACK APPLIANCES. SOME OF OUR APARTMENTS FEATURE WOOD FLOORING
AND ALSO HIGH CEILINGS. THEY’RE VERY OPEN FLOOR PLANS. THE
MAJORITY OF OUR FLOOR PLANS WILL HAVE BALCONIES WITH A FRENCH
DOOR LEADING OUT. SELECT FLOOR PLANS FEATURE BUILT IN GRANITE
COUNTERTOP DESKS. OUR BATHROOMS FEATURE CERAMIC FLOORING AS WELL
AS IN THE SHOWER AREA. WE HAVE WALK THRU CLOSETS LEADING TO THE
MAIN BEDROOMS. ARE BEDROOMS WILL ACCOMMODATE KING SIZE FURNITURE.
WE ALSO FEATURE STACKABLE FULL SIZE WASHERS AND DRYERS.
CUTLER MANAGES 25,000 APARTMENTS IN SEVENT STATES AND THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. MANY OF THEM LIKE THE METROPOLITAN AT
VILLAGES OF LEESBURG THAT ARE MIXED USE ARE IN URBAN LOCATIONS
SO WE SEE ALOT OF BABY BOOMERS PLUS MILLENIALS RENTING IN THOSE
AREAS. THE DEMOGRAPHIC HERE STARTED OUT
AS YOUNGER PROFESSIONALS, SINGLES AND SOME MARRIED COUPLES
AND OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS IT HAS SHIFTED TO ALOT MORE BABY
BOOMERS AND PEOPLE THAT ARE EMPTY NESTERS THAT ARE DOWN
SIZING FROM THEIR HOMES INTO APARTMENT COMMUNITIES.
(PHONE RINGING) GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU FOR
CALLING THE NATIONAL APARTMENT ASSOCIATION. HOW MAY I HELP YOU?
THE NATIONAL APARTMENT ASSOCIATION IS THE NATIONS
LEADING ADVOCATE FOR QUALITY RENTAL HOUSING. IT IS A
FEDERATION OF 170 STATE AND LOCAL AFFILIATES REPRESENTING
68,000 MEMBERS IN 7.6 MILLION HOMES THRU OUT THE UNITED
STATES. FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS, MARRIED
COUPLES WITHOUT CHILDREN AND BABY BOOMERS AND EMPTY NESTERS
IN PARTICULAR THE FREEDOM, FLEXIBILITY, AND DIVERSE SET OF
OPTIONS MAKE RENTING AN APARTMENT OUT A LIFE CHOICE FOR
THEIR DESIRED LIFESTYLE. (MUSIC)
TO SEE THIS PORTION OF DESIGNING SPACES AGAIN, GO TO
DESIGNINGSPACES.TV AND CLICK ON THE NATIONAL APARTMENT
ASSOCIATION VIDEO. YOU’LL ALSO FIND A LINK TO THE NATIONAL
APARTMENT ASSOCIATION WEBSITE. (MUSIC)
WE TAKE A LOOK AT FIREARMS IN THE HOME AND GET TIPS ON FIREARM
SAFETY COMING UP SO DON’T GO AWAY. NEXT, HERE ON DESIGNING
SPACES. (MUSIC)
WITH ME IS CHAD ENOS FROM KEL-TEC CNC INDUSTRIES TO TALK
ABOUT HAVING A FIRE ARM IN YOUR HOME TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND
YOUR FAMILY. HOPEFULLY YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO USE IT BEYOND
TARGET PRACTICE BUT WE’RE GOING TO LEARN ALL THE GOOD AND BAD
THAT WE NEED TO KNOW. CHAD WELCOME TO DESIGNING SPACES.
THANKS FOR HAVING ME. I APPRECIATE IT.
OK, SO I’VE HEARD THE OLD ADDAGE THAT A MAN HAS THE RIGHT TO
PROTECT HIS CASTLE BUT TODAY WOMEN ARE TAKING ON THAT ROLL AS
WELL. ABSOLUTELY. AND NOT ONLY THAT
BUT IN THE COMPETITION REALM AS WELL. THE COMPETITION WORLD WITH
WOMEN IS EXPANDING LIKE CRAZY. BUT AT THE HOME YOU CAN DIAL 911
BUT IT CAN TAKE ANYWHERE FROM 30 SECOND TO 30 MINUTES FOR LAW
ENFORCEMENT TO SHOW UP. SO WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY ADULT IN THE
HOUSEHOLD SHOULD BE ABLE TO USE AND HANDLE A FIREARM SAFELY AND
EFFECTIVELY. RIGHT, ESPECIALLY IF THERE’S CHILDREN IN THE HOME.
YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN.
YES. ABSOLUTELY FOR SURE. AND FOR SAFETY FOR THE KIDS UM WE
ALWAYS RECOMMEND A BIOMETRIC SAFE WHICH IS A PROGRAMMABLE
SAFE UM THAT THE ADULTS CAN PROGRAM THEIR FINGER PRINTS
ONTO. OK.
AND THEN THAT WAY THE KIDS CAN’T GET INTO IT.
CAUSE IT ONLY WORKS OFF OF THAT PERSONS HAND.
RIGHT EXACTLY. AND IT’S QUICK TO DEPLOY SO IF YOU HAVE TO GET
THAT THING IN LIKE FAST ACTION AND YOU GET THAT THING INTO USE
YOU PUT YOUR HAND ON IT, IT POPS OPEN, YOU CAN GRAB IT AND GO
AHEAD AND DEFEND THE HOUSE. I SEE YOU BROUGHT A FEW FIREARMS
HRE TODAY. WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND FOR US IN OUR HOME FOR
PROTECTION? WELL IT DEPENDS I MEAN
EVERYONE’S DIFFERENT. I AHVE A PF9 HERE AND ALSO THE KEL-TEC
P32. BOTH THESE ARE A GREAT OPTION UM YOU KNOW DEPENDING ON
WHERE YOU LIVE. IF YOU LIVE IN AN APARTMENT YOUR PROBABLY GOING
TO WANT TO USE SOMETHING THAT’S NOT GOING TO PENETRATE THRU
WALLS. RIGHT.
AND POTENTIALLY HURT SOMEONE ON THE OTHER SIDE.
OK GOOD POINT. HAND GUNS ARE ALWAYS A GREAT
OPTION. UM YOU JUST HAVE TO SORT OF TRAIN AND FIGURE OUT IF
THAT’S GOING TO BE GOOD FOR YOU IN YOUR PARTICULAR ENVIRONMENT.
NOW A SHOT GUN MAY BE ANOTHER GOOD OPTION CAUSE IF YOUR USING
SOMETHING LIKE BIRD SHOT THAT DOESN’T GO VERY FAR AND
PENETRATE, THAT’S A REALLY GREAT OPTION BECAUSE AT CLOSE DISTANCE
IT’S GOING TO BE VERRY EFFECTIVE BUT IT’S NOT GOING TO GO ACROSS
THE STREET AND POTENTIALLY HURT SOMEONE ELSE.
NOW YOU SAID TRAIN. DO YOU RECOMMEND TRAINING BEFORE BUYING
ANY KIND OF HAND GUN. ABSOLUTELY. GO DOWN TO YOUR
LOCAL RANGE. TYPICALLY THEY HAVE FIREARMS YOU CAN RENT.
REALLY? YEA, THAT WAY YOU CAN FIND OUT
THE SIZE, THE CALIBER, YOU KNOW..
WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU. RIGHT EXACTLY. AND AH AND TALK
TO THE RANGE OFFICERS THERE. THEY’RE MORE THEN WILLING TO
HELP YOU AND TRAIN YOU AND I CAN’T EMPHASIZE TRAINING ENOUGH.
IT’S VERY VERY IMPORTANT. OK. HOW OFTEN WOULD YOU THINK TO
TRAIN? I TRAIN ABOUT THREE DAYS A WEEK.
DO YOU? I KNOW THAT’S ALOT, YEA. UM BUT
IF YOU CAN GET THERE ONCE A WEEK IF YOU CAN GET THERE EVEN ONCE A
MONTH, GET DOWN THERE. GET SOME TRAINING. TALK TO THESE GUYS.
THEY’LL HELP YOU. YOU KNOW? PRACTICE DOES MAKE PERFECT SO
AND YOU WANT THAT SKILL. ABSOLUTELY ABSOLUTELY OK. SO
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE ONCE WE ALREADY HAVE OUR HANDGUN AND
WE’RE GOING TO TAKE SOME TRAINING CLASSES HOW DO WE
TRANSPORT IT? TRANSPORTING A FIREARM IS
SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO LOOK INTO AH. FIRST LOOK INTO YOUR LOCAL
LAWS AND FIND OUT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU CAN
AND CAN’T DO AS FAR AS TRANSPORTING FROM YOUR HOUSE TO
YOUR VEHICLE. FROM YOUR VEHICLE TO SOMEWHERE ELSE. YOU KNOW
MAYBE YOUR FRIENDS GHOUSE. GOT IT.
BUT ONE IMPORTANT THING IS ALWAYS KEEP IT CONCEALED. YOU
DON’T WANT TO SCARE ANYBODY AND YOU CERTAINLY DON’T WANT ANYONE
ELSE TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A FIREARM IN YOUR VEHICLE BECAUSE
THEN YOUR AUTOMATICALLY AH A TARGET FOR THEFT. SO.
AND THAT WAS GOING TO BE MY NEXT QUESTION. IS THAT DIFFERENT THEN
HAVING A CONCEALED WEAPON ON YOU. THOSE ARE TWO SEPARATE
THINGS, RIGHT? IT IS. IT IS. YEA YOU DEFINITELY
HAVE TO GET A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT
YOU WANT TO GO AND FIND OUT FROM YOUR LOCAL FLL IF THEY GIVE
THOSE CLASSES. THEY’LL ALSO BE ABLE TO TELL YOU ALL THE LOCAL
LAWS ON THAT BECAUSE FROM COUNTY TO COUNTY AND ESPECIALLY FROM
STATE TO STATE IT CHANGES. OK.
EVERY STATE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT AND
ONCE YOU GET THAT PERMIT THAN YOU CAN CARRY YOUR FIREARM ON
YOUR PERSON. BUT AGAIN TRAIN FOR THAT FIRST. YOU DON’T WANT TO
JUST GO OUT AND BUY A GUN, GET YOUR PERMIT AND STICK IT IN YOUR
HOLSTER AND GO WALK AROUND. YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW TO USE THAT
THING EFFICIENTLY AND SAFELY. OK. AND TALKING ABOUT SAFETY.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR TOP SAFETY TIPS FOR OWNING A HAND GUN?
CONSIDER EVERY FIREARM LOADED. THAT’S NUMBER ONE. NUMBER TWO,
NEVER POINT THE MUZZLE OF THE GUN AT SOMETHING YOU DON’T
INTEND TO DESTROY. SO AND THE OTHER THING IS DON’T EVER PUT
YOUR FINGER ON THE TRIGGER AND KEEP IT OUTSIDE OF THE TRIGGER
GUARD UNTIL YOUR READY TO SHOOT. AND NUMBER FOUR, MAKE SURE YOU
KNOW WHAT’S IN FRONT OF YOUR TARGET AND WHAT’S BEYOND YOUR
TARGET. SO YOU DON’T WANT TO ACCIDENTLY SHOOT SOMETHING THAT
YOU DIDN’T INTEND TO SHOOT. OK. CHAD WHERE CAN OUR VIEWERS
GO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAFETY TIPS WE SPOKE ABOUT BUT
ALSO THE HAND GUNS. AT KELTECWEAPONS.COM YOU CAN SEE
ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS THERE AND ALOT MORE.
WONDERFUL, CHAD THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING US SUCH GREAT
TIPS ON KEEPING OURSELVES AND OUR FAMILY SAFE. WE REALLY DO
APPRECIATE IT. WELL THAT’S NO PROBLEM. THANKS
FOR HAVING ME. THANK YOU.
LOOK TO SEE THIS PORTION OF DESIGNING SPACES AGAIN PLEASE GO
TO OUR WEBSITE, AT DESIGNINGSPACES.TV AND CLICK ON
THE KEL-TEC VIDEO. YOU WILL ALSO SEE A LINK TO THE KEL-TEC
WEBSITE AS WELL. FOR DESIGNING SPACES, I’M DEBI MARIE.
(MUSIC) A SAFE AND EFFICIENT HOME AND
LIFE IS BASIC TO ALL OF US FROM CONVENIENT AND EASY
TRANSPORTATION OR DOWN SIZING YOUR HOME TO ENJOY THE GOOD
LIFE. TO PROTECTING YOUR HOME AND FAMILY SAFELY. WE WANT YOUR
HOME AND LIFESTYLE TO FIT YOUR NEEDS AND DESIRES. WE ARE
DESIGNING SPACES. (MUSIC)
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANYTHING YOU’VE SEEN ON TODAYS
SHOW OR TO FIND OUT HOW TO BE PART OF THE SHOW LOG ONTO
DESIGNINGSPACES.TV. YOU CAN VISIT THESE WEBSITES TO LEARN
MORE ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS ON THIS EDITION OF DESIGNING
SPACES. (MUSIC)

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