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Old 01-29-2017, 01:51 PM   #1
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Hello from Brookfield, Illinois

Hello forum members,

I kind of skipped this section when I jumped on the forum so I felt I should back track and introduce myself.

My first Kimber was a Government 82 .22lr purchased from the CMP about 15 years ago for the kids in our club to use. A friend of mine started our local CMP club and needed more volunteers to instruct and double as safety officer. As you can imagine the gun culture in the Chicago suburb area was scarce so we were always hyper vigilant to never have an issue and we pulled it off. (sorry, I tend to drift)
That rifle shot so well that Kimber was now on my radar, so after some research I purchased an original 1911 Gold Match and still have it today.

Anyway, glad to have found this forum, I tend to be more of a reader than poster but have found many of you to be very friendly and seem to have a great forum culture here...glad to be here.


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Old 01-29-2017, 02:16 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum from GA. There is plenty to read on here, but all opinions are welcome, same with gun photos and range reports!
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Old 01-29-2017, 02:32 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois carman.
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Old 01-29-2017, 02:47 PM   #5
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Again welcome to the site from Tennessee.

There are still Government 82 rifles for sale on Gunbroker, I've thought about buying one.
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Carman, Again, welcome to the forum.
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Old 01-29-2017, 03:55 PM   #7
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2sharp, I wouldn't hesitate to get one, they are really accurate. We shot at 50 feet and the kids (mostly the girls) would hit x-ring often.
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