Les Baer Met a Fellow 1911 Fan

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by WhoIsJohnGalt?, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    Had a nice interaction with a fellow 1911 fan recently.

    I’d been running errands the better part of the day for my elderly father and was about to head home. I’d stopped at a drive-thru and grabbed a quick bite while sitting in their parking lot.

    I’d been wearing one of those fabled photojournalist vests - I know, I know - sorry, but I’m a vest-nerd and wear one from time to time. Not often but, sometimes, the mood just strikes. I’ve taken to calling mine a “Walter Sobchak Tribute Garment” haha. And, while wearing it through my Dad’s doctor’s appointment, shopping for him, and refueling my vehicle, how many people cared about what I was wearing? Zero as far as I know. Just like it ought to be. But, I digress...

    I’d shed the vest for the drive home and now needed to throw away my garbage from my late lunch. I left the vest in the truck and crossed the lot to a garbage can, open-carrying for all of about 35 seconds. My state allows it, so I figured it was okay.

    Back at my truck and applying a fresh coat of hand sanitizer to my chapped palms and fingers, I saw a vehicle pass behind me and heard a voice: “Hey, is that a 1911?”

    A fellow motorist also doing a little in-car dining had spotted my Baer on brief display. For a couple of minutes, the gentleman and I compared notes and expressed our mutual appreciation of our favorite sidearm. We bid each other a “stay safe” and headed our separate ways.

    It was nice cap-off to an otherwise busy day.

  2. Texduramax

    Texduramax Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2013

  3. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    You meet the nicest people when you carry a Baer.:)
  4. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    You know, my regret from the conversation I had was that I didn’t ask if he was a member here haha!
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  5. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    Agreed haha!
  6. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Always extend the olive branch...

    “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.”
  7. jcc7x7

    jcc7x7 Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2019
    Yes and Amen to all the above!
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