New Member Introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kent Williams, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Kent Williams

    Kent Williams Member

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    Nov 23, 2018
    Howdy,
    Glad I found this forum. I have been a fan of the 1911 since I was in the navy 1960-1968. I entered on duty (EOD) into the U.S. Border Patrol in January 1969. At that time a 1911 could be authorized by a Sector Chief, but in ~1972 there was a shooting in Buffalo where a subject drew an ice pick on two Border Patrol Plain Clothes Agents who had just identified themselves. Subject went after the two Agents. (One Agent was armed with an issue S&W Model-49 (5 shot .38 Special) and the other with a S&W Model-39 9mm. Both were using ball ammo and both emptied their guns into the subject. Someone who did not like semi-automatics in our Central Office was able to convince the Chief of the Patrol that semi-autos were bad and they were banned. (Makes no sense obviously)

    I served as an Academy Firearms Instructor from 1877 - 1987. The quarterly qualification scores were all sent to the Academy and filed by me for each USBP sector. Early on I noticed that one supervisor in AZ had a handgun with a Series Seventy serial number. I had to smile because no one had caught on or challenged him carrying a 1911. :)
     
  2. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Welcome from the coast of South Carolina

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  3. azguy1911

    azguy1911 Screw it, I'm buying more 1911's

    Oct 22, 2015
    Welcome from beautiful Scottsdale, AZ ;)

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    removed Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2015
    Welcome from Spring Hill, TN and thank you for your service Kent!

    Also, you have been a Firearms Instructor for a 110 years, most impressive! :)
    I served as an Academy Firearms Instructor from 1877 - 1987.
     
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  5. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    Welcome to the forum from Nevada, we're glad you're here. We appreciate your service.

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  6. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    That’s funny. :roflmaro::roflmaro:
     
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  7. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Glad I wasn't the only one that noticed. :p
     
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    removed Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2015
    Thanks @tac45, I have to rib the FNG as a welcome (of course)!
    Being an USAF Fly Boy, we have to rib our USN Squid brethren when we can.
    It's all good Kent, I obviously mean this is the best of terms of comradery!
     
  9. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Welcome to addicts home of good people good fun and of course good guns......
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  10. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
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    Greetings from the Greater Philadelphia area.
     
  11. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Greetings from inside my think tank...
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    ETA:
    drink tank stupid auto correct. :p
     
  12. mikemac

    mikemac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Apr 22, 2017
    Kent you got a really good start here. These guys are great and caught the 110 years. Tell them you have big fingers, when typing. Welcome
     
  13. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    Welcome aboard from Alabama!

    I’m reading a great book about the Border Patrol now, “Desert Duty” by Bill Broyles and Mark Haynes, focusing primarily on the Tacna Station - good read!


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  14. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Welcome aboard from east Missouri!

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  15. Noel

    Noel Well-Known Member

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    Sep 9, 2018
    Welcome from New Hampshire! IMG_20180818_0021.jpg
     
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  16. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    welcome and thanks for your service

    enjoy
     
  17. WC145

    WC145 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Welcome from Maine and congrats on your incredibly long and no doubt distinguished career.

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  18. budroe

    budroe Well-Known Member

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    Apr 22, 2014
    Welcome from Texas!!! These guys are quick to make a new guy feel welcome, and it gets much better as you go along.

    My youngest son is a Border Patrol agent, assigned down in South Texas. Business is still booming!!!
     
  19. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    Welcome from Michigan !
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  20. john_anch_ak

    john_anch_ak Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 7, 2017
    Welcome from Alaska and thanks for your service! 20181117_123038.jpg
     
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