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Old 12-13-2018, 10:08 AM   #1
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Hello from Minnesota!

New guy here.
Spent 8 years in the Navy. Shot the 1911 .22lr conversion in boot camp (1978), the only firearm we handled. Fire hoses got far more attention.
First shot the 45 version of the 1911 down in Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, my first duty station. I didn't do well with the pistol, but I qualified expert with the M-14. Couldn't miss with that rifle.

Same bad shooting with the 45 when I got to the fleet. Had to go to remedial pistol class just to qualify with the 1911 so I could stand quarterdeck watch.

After I got out of the Navy I bought myself a Kimber 45, don't remember the model, but it didn't like hollowpoints, so I sold it.
Now years later after going through many different autos, I decided to give the 1911 another run.

I've had my buddy's Springer GI 1911 on loan for the past year or so, and I'm shooting it better than my revolver or my HK45 auto, so to cure the envy I ordered a Kimber stainless target 2 in 9mm.
Should be here next week!

Merry Christmas to all.
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Old 12-13-2018, 11:05 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from southeast Nebraska and merry Christmas to you.

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Old 12-13-2018, 11:32 AM   #3
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Welcome from Northeast Georgia and thank you for your service!

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Old 12-13-2018, 12:13 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois.
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Old 12-13-2018, 04:53 PM   #8
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Hey, welcome to the Forum from a Middle Tennessean. I have been to Rosy a few times in my last career. On the 45....I had to qualify when I was in the Army while assigned to an M P unit. I don't know who was watching me...but I did it. It worked out later when I was in Vietnam and flying as a crew chief, I carried a 45. Bought me one back in the 70's, it is a little different to shoot than our Kimber Micro Carry 380 though.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:14 PM   #10
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Welcome from buckeye state.Memories of Minnesota.Cold,snow and mounds of iron ore pellets.
10mm.Because I can see a .45 bullet in flight.
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