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Greetings from Illinois

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JaPes, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. JaPes

    JaPes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 27, 2011
    Hello from Lake Zurich, IL!

    I'm a newbie in the world of 1911's, but not new to firearms in general. I own a few firearms. My semi-auto's are mostly chambered for 9mm. My single revolver is chambered for .357 Mag. I have a couple .22lr rifles & pistols. I also have the obligatory home defense shotgun.

    I have a Glock 21SF, and it's my only pistol chambered for .45ACP. I like it, but don't love it. It is a good pistol, but doesn't feel like it has any soul.

    I'm beginning my research into the 1911 world. I'm trying to get all the variants, accessories, parts, construction differences, manufacturer reputations, etc... all straight. I plan to add only one 1911 to my collection (famous last words eh?).

    Being a newb, I'm slightly price sensitive. The Ruger SR1911 & SA RO are the two that are on top of my list. Seems like these two offer the best price/value to quality ratio.

    I'll be poking around this forum doing research, and mostly keeping my newb mouth shut.

    Thanks for allowing me to join your community.

    John
     
  2. claire

    claire Anger Management Graduate

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    Sep 22, 2011
    Hi Hi John! Welcome! You have perfect timing. There is already a thread going on the RO and SR1911. Time to jump in with both feet.

    claire
     

  3. Quack

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

    Aug 15, 2011
    Howdy!!!!

    :welcometo:

    of the 2 that you listed, i would personally go with the SA RO, but that's just me.
     
  4. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    You have come to the right place. But you need to ask questions to get answers. Welcome by the way. great place.
     
  5. Kazan

    Kazan FUBAR

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    Sep 2, 2011
    Welcome from another IL inmate, south west of you in St Charles
     
  6. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2011
    Welcome Mega. You don't to keep your mouth shut around here. Ask any question you want we are all here to help each other out.
     
  7. JaPes

    JaPes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 27, 2011
    I appreciate the warm welcomes.

    I feel that it's my responsibility to gather up all the basic information as I can, do my homework so to speak, before I can ask well thought, intelligent questions.

    I also realize that I have 0% 1911 knowledge, and really have nothing useful to contribute right now. I have to gather credible information, soak up all the info I can find, and get some trigger time with the 1911 platform before I can make any useful contribution to this forum.

    Cheers!

    John
     
  8. Chris

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

    Aug 17, 2011
    Welcome :wave:

    There are other areas here that are not 1911 specific to join in on while you learn.
     
  9. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Welcome aboard. :thumb:
     
  10. jst1tym

    jst1tym What No Delete Button? Supporting Addict

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    Aug 23, 2011
    Hey John, and welcome! I wouldn't worry too much about intelligent questions because I've practically cornered the market on questions, and I'm new to 1911's also. Most all questions get answered quickly and I haven't been banned yet so ask away :lol:
     
  11. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Welcome comrad.
    Oops sorry, Its the socialist Illinoisian in me comming out'

    Welcome.
     
  12. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Welcome aboard, John. :smilie:

    The only stupid question is the one not asked.

    Andy
     
  13. LBC45

    LBC45 In Therapy, no hope Supporting Addict

    Sep 8, 2011
    Welcome to a great forum. Regards.
     
  14. deadguy

    deadguy Mel Tillis Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Welcome from SC

    Don't be afraid to open your mouth.
     
  15. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011
  16. Gunshine

    Gunshine New Member

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    Aug 29, 2011

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