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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dave T, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Dave T

    Dave T New Member

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    Aug 27, 2011
    New here but I've been posting on other forums for a number of years. Been shooting and carrying 1911s for a number of years too.

    The first one was in 1970 when my OIC in Vietnam handed me his issue 1911A1 in it's holster and said to take care of it for him. He didn't like handguns and didn't want to be bothered with it. I got an NCO to show me how to take it apart and carried it for 6 months, until the Captain was transfered.

    My next one came when I got off probation after the academy. My department decided to authorize semi automatics if you could qualify with one. That was in April of 1974. I had recently bought a MK IV Series 70 GM and carried one model or other of Colt 45 ACP for the rest of my LEO career.

    My first duty gun, in the academy and immediately after, was a Model 28-2 357 Magnum. I still have an affinity for N-frame S&Ws too but when I pick up a Government Model it's like shaking hands with an old, trusted friend.

    Hope to pick up some bits of knowledge and maybe pass on a thing or two I've learned over the years.

    Dave
     
  2. Chris

    Chris YOU ****!!!! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    Welcome Dave from the northwest side of the valley in Glendale. :wave:
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011

  3. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Welcome Dave.........

    Also,....I thank you for your Service!
     
  4. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Tank you for your years of service!!!

    :welcometo:
     
  5. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

    570
    Aug 16, 2011
    Welcome Dave. Your service is greatly appreciated.
     
  6. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
  7. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Welcome aboard, Dave. :thumb:
     
  8. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    welcome! Thanks for the service!
     
  9. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Snicker. Yes tank you very much for your service and welcome aboard!
     
  10. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Welcome aboard, Dave. That's a good story for how you got into 1911s! :thumb:

    Andy
     
  11. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011
    Welcome aboard!
     
  12. jst1tym

    jst1tym What No Delete Button? Supporting Addict

    349
    Aug 23, 2011
    Welcome aboard Dave! Kick back and enjoy the fun and humor..
     
  13. Gunshine

    Gunshine New Member

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    Aug 29, 2011
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