11-14-2017, 06:36 AM
Join Date: Nov 2017
Noobie from the UK
... and now resident in the midwest USA. Never even seen a gun until literally a few weeks ago, being British and all that....
I went into a gun shop and browsed, amazed and breathless, at all the hardware that I would never see in the UK and, seeing as the chap behind the counter was taking pity on this Limey, took me downstairs to the range and took my virginity by letting me loose with a 1911 and 10 rounds.
Loved it - bought the 10 year old out in me, it did.
So, I had a browse, also had a chat with a few people there, and bought a Kimber Pro Carry 2. Not a totally uninformed choice, but I liked the look and I liked the rosewood grips...
I also booked myself into a day's firearms training run my a local police officer which was imperative for me.
I am not interested in self or home defence, nor could I possibly hunt, but, my god, I love punching holes in paper!
Lovely gun - have put 250 rounds of .45 through it - only issue is that the grips keep coming loose and I have to wield an Allen key to tighten it up.
I had to wait 3 days before picking it up due to the fact I'm a green card holder, not a citizen yet.
A couple of odd things... when I got it home and took it out of the case I have to admit to feeling viscerally unwell and breathtakingly anxious, like I had done something awful and irreversible...such is the imprinting that all of us have in the UK with respect to guns. That has passed but it's still a very weird thing for me to own. The other is going into a store and uttering sentences to the staff there that I never thought I'd ever utter like "What kinds of 45 ammo do you stock?".
All bizarre but enjoyable. I moved to the US to expand my horizons; this is all part of it.
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