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I'm a newbie to the 1911addicts forum. I've been on other forums and when I recently ran into a problem with a gun shop/manufacturer, I tired to discuss my problem and get some help, but the mods locked the thread. Sheesh, I wasn't even bitch'n. Just explaining the problem. :frusty:

Well, two of the guys on that forum suggested I come over here, so here I am! :thumb:

Like many others, I learned to shoot courtesy of Uncle Sam in 1966. Much to my surprise, I seemed to fit in the military, so I stuck around in the reserves for 26+ years - Army National Guard for ~7 & Coast Guard for 20. My Coastie job involved law enforcement, so I maintained weapons quals in the 1911, M16 & shotgun. Between being a lot younger and very simple COF's, making Expert in those days wasn't much of a challenge. I retired shortly after the switch to the Beretta. Funny how back then I thought it was positively crazy carrying the Beretta with a round in the chamber! :rofl2:

I bought the wife her first gun early this year and in the process of getting her involved, I got bit with the IDPA bug. Which led to owning something other than just Sig's for home defense and Kahr's for carry. I love the P226's but they just aren't very competitive. Naturally, that meant a 1911 for CDP - Springfield Trophy Match. So far, the SA is stock but that's going to change soon as I want to do a bobtail job on it.

I've only just started doing my own work on my own guns. For example, I've been working on my wife's Sig P6 to reduce the DA trigger pull, install a short trigger, etc. My next project is to bobtail my SA. Followed by action work on the S&W 686.

More recently, I added a Dan Wesson CCO to my carry gun collection.

And that's the gun that got me hear - more on that later. Hopefully after the dust settles on the SNAFU. I was hoping that would be today, but it seems I'm still waiting. Maybe tomorrow. Oh well, I'll be training a newbie at the range tomorrow and that's a ton more fun than :frusty:

Someday, I'd love to get a top drawer 1911 like an Ed Brown Executive Elite, but mundane real life stuff keeps bumping it lower on the list.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. :biggrin1:
 

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Welcome sir. You won't have any problems here. Lots of great folk to help and have some fun with. This place is varied as you have places to post knives, food, guns, and a host of other things. Enjoy.
 

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Greetings from SW Ohio! :wave:

This is a great forum,and as evidenced by my friend from KY,limbkiller,the members here have a sense of humor!

DAT85
 

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Eddie Van Halen
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Welcome from SC. Bitch, I mean share your experiences, all you want about a brand or service here.
 

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:welcometo:

Feel free to start a thread about your issues,......many here will be
willing to offer suggestions and help!
 

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Its always more satisfying when you can mod or fix your own firearm. I guess its similar to customizing our cars and we have been doing that for decades.
Thank you for your service to our Country. Welcome to a great forum. Regards
 

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Welcome Sir. I missed your post here yesterday glad you came. Sorry to hear that you have not got the parcel yet and hope the issue will be resolved to your satisfaction. This forum is one great place to be. I hope you will enjoy it.
 

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Sharpening Ockham's Razor
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Welcome aboard! It sounds like you've had a long and appropriate appreciation for small arms in general, and the 1911 specifically. I think you'll enjoy some great discussion here; it's good to have you on board. :thumb:

Andy
 

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What a great intro! Photo and post those mods! I looks like we're getting a great deal on an abused Dan Wesson owner! Welcome.
 

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Great...... Another titty whiner.


Just kidding man. Welcome!!!
 
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