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Old 03-01-2017, 09:01 AM   #1
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New to Kimber from Western North Carolina

Hi folks, guess like on talk radio, long time listener, first time caller. Got my Desert Tan/Crimson Trace Micro 9 yesterday. Joined and posted a couple of times last night. It is a sweet pistol. Hope to shoot some today after the little rain we had last night dries up a little.

The first handgun I purchased was a H&R .32 revolver for wife when I went back to RVN for second "visit, all expense paid tour" in 71. Inherited a Colt Agent .38 Snubby Dad got for Mom when he went on extended overseas business trip. More recent history bought Ruger LCP/CT for carry, then decided to go bigger with Bersa UC Pro 9mm (ended up with more than I want to admit) as well as a couple of them in .45acp, then got some Bersa Thunder 380's, got High Standard Officer 1911 as well as A1, Remington 1911R1 (their replacement for first gen R51), Springfield A1, another R51 gen 2, and a Taurus 85. Mossberg 500, Ruger AR556, Winchester M1 Carbine, and a few .22's. Spent 20 years in Army 67-87, retired as Major, Aviation Branch. Worked in Aviation industry, Fixed Base Operation in Kansas then manufacturers' rep selling to Cessna, Boeing, Learjet, Beech, etc. Moved back home to help aging parents and did a mom & pop home/commercial repair/remodeling operation, since retired. First pistol I carried can be seen in this picture which I tried to make profile pic but keeps saying it failed. Less than 100x100 and only 25kb. Cheers, Bob
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:37 AM   #2
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Well that is quite the background! Welcome to the forum from Iowa and thank you very much for your service! I look forward to hearing more from someone with such a background and good luck with your Micro 9.
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Bob, Thank You for your service to our great country. Welcome to the site from Tennessee, we are almost neighbors.
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:28 AM   #4
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Thank you for your service Bob and welcome to the forum.
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Welcome for Mid Michigan. Thank you for your service sir.

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Welcome to the forum from Ohio and thank you for your service!


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Welcome from Southern Cali. Thanks for your sacrifice and service! I have a son currently serving with 173rd.
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Thank you for your service Sir. And welcome from Durham in the piedmont.
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Welcome from Northeast, Pa Bob, another thanks for your service.
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