hello from Minnesota!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rukwikenuf, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. rukwikenuf

    rukwikenuf Member

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    Oct 16, 2011
    hey guys (and gals, hopefully)
    my name is Erik. i'm new to the 1911 game, but i decided to start off with a different choice than some. when shopping for my first 1911 this spring, i decided there are too many choices, i needed to research. i found the M1911.org site, and there's a TON of info there, but it's a boring forum! new posts weekly
    i concluded that i needed to get a good quality gun, and i wasn't going to drop over $1,000 on it (hell, i can buy another motorcycle for that $$). being a believer in "function over form", and a fan of my late grandfather's Sig P226 (W German production), i picked up a Sig1911. the Tac Ops in a TacPac (hey, it came with 3 mags and a kydex holster)
    i had been carrying my FN Herstal FNP-40 for around a year, and it was too bulky, surprisingly the Sig1911 a LOT nicer to carry. also, i had never shot a 1911, or ANY .45acp for that matter. imagine my surprise when i took it on it's maiden voyage to the range, and the recoil was MINIMAL! to top that, my Sig1911 shoots better than I do!
    Here's my Sig, with some grips i made out of Spalted Tamarind
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    and with the factory Ergo Grips (and my cheap-o Tagua holster)
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    yeah, i like it. i like it a lot. my next 1911 is going to be either a commander in .45 or a custom in 10mm (i've been kickin around the thought of a Titanium frame from Caspian, and porting the barrel and slide at work on the EDM)

    other than guns, i'm a nutcase for motorcycles. custom bikes of all kinds, but like many, i lean toward Harleys. specifically, the venerable Sportster line. they're the underdog of the Harley world, but they are also some of the easiest to customize! that's right, baby, CHOPPERS!
    here's a few shots of my bike, 1974 HD Sportster
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    that's all i got for now. glad to be here!
     
  2. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Welcome,.........lookslike you have a FEW addictions! :thumb:
     

  3. carljc72

    carljc72 1911's & Gunleather Supporting Addict

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    Sep 27, 2011
    Welcome...you will like it here.

    Carl
     
  4. claire

    claire Anger Management Graduate

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    Sep 22, 2011
    Hi Hi Erik! :wave: Welcome!

    claire
     
  5. GM*

    GM* ~

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    Oct 15, 2011
    Congrats on the new SIG and welcome to the forum. BTW, nice bike.
     
  6. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Welcome aboard man. :thumb:
     
  7. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2011
    Welcome aboard Eric. Nice toys you got there.
     
  8. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    :wave: welcome!
     
  9. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    Welcome Erik. I will be thinking about you in the winter time when I am warm and you northern guys are fighting the cold.
    Nice job on those grips. I will have to take another look at the Sig 1911 pistol's...
     
  10. deadguy

    deadguy Charlie Daniels Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    sweet grips...and welcome from SC
     
  11. jst1tym

    jst1tym What No Delete Button? Supporting Addict

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    Aug 23, 2011
    Welcome Erik! Looks like the two addictions can go hand in hand. Nice job on your grips btw!
     
  12. LBC45

    LBC45 In Therapy, no hope

    Sep 8, 2011
    Wow guns and choppers. Nice. Welcome to a great forum. Regards.
     
  13. mike.h

    mike.h New Member

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    Aug 20, 2011
    welcome from the left coast
     
  14. rukwikenuf

    rukwikenuf Member

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    Oct 16, 2011
    thanks for the kind words! the grips were actually my first set made. i was tired of the plastic ones, and a friend offered me some woods. he gave me a few pieces, and i've made grips from the following: Spalted Tamarind, Mahogany, Maple, Cocobolo, and Walnut. i've got some Black Rosewood, E Indian Rosewood, more Cocobolo, and more Walnut. i'm going to try my hand at running a hobby-type buisness in the future, but before i sell ANY, i have to make sure they are PERFECT in my eyes.
     
  15. Joe C

    Joe C Custom Pistolsmith Sponsor

    Sep 11, 2011
    Welcome, and from one chopper lover to another I have to say that is a super sick ride...makes me wish I didn't sell mine now...
     
  16. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Aug 28, 2011
    Good job on the grips. Welcome.
     
  17. Chris

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

    Aug 17, 2011
    Welcome Erik :wave:
     
  18. Combat Commander

    Combat Commander Custom Kydex

    166
    Sep 19, 2011
    :welcometo: and I like my Sig too.
     
  19. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    :welcometo:

    Howdy do from Ohio!

    Glad to have you on board! :thumb:

    DAT85
     
  20. Quack

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

    Aug 15, 2011

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