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Hi all, looks like a great community to be part of. Like some other folks that I saw intraduce themselves, I’m an old Army guy that first learned to love the 1911 in Basic Training (1985, if you’re keeping score). I was a Tank Crewman, serving in 11th ACR, 1st AD, 9th ID, I Corps, and 24th ID over the years. Our primary personal weapon was the M1911A1, which was eventually replaced by the M9 (basically a Beretta 92FS).

Ever since then, I’ve owned at least one 1911, including a Colt and a Ruger. Love the Ruger SR1911. About 6 months ago, I bought my first Kimber. My wife has decided to adopt her own pistol, a Sig P320 X-Carry RXP (essentially the same as the setup adopted by a couple different special ops units). Between that event and ammo prices, I decided to see if I could get us both shooting 9mm for our primary defensive guns. After a bunch of looking, I settled on a Kimber Custom LW “Night Patrol” chambered in 9mm.

I gotta say, this is a truly beautiful 1911. And I love shooting a 9mm 1911. The trigger is even better than the Ruger (that’s saying something). In the 1700 rounds I have so far put through it, I have not a fail to feed, fail to fire, or fail to eject. No stovepipes, no mis-chambers, nothing. Last trip to the range was yesterday And everything was in the X ring. For carry, I have Wilson Combat mags and Norma’s MHP.

Other hobbies include grilling and smoking, traveling with my wife and kids, hanging out in the backyard, and reading …. Especially political/military thrillers (currently hooked on Jack Carr’s stuff), Science Fiction (especially military sci fi), and Fantasy (preferably older stuff like Tolkien wrote).

Figured I’d thrown in a couple pics of the Kimber

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Kimber and my Sig P365XL (just picked it up) …. Plus a couple of the holsters I’ve played with
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My wife’s P320, my P365XL and my Kimber, all managing to hang out peacefully, not shooting anyone.
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Man she’s pretty
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Welcome from VA! Great to have you aboard! My son is an ultra trail runner and has a 200 miler at Mt. St Helen’s scheduled in August, so we will be visiting your state to crew for him! I too have a Sig 365xl, along with my Kimbers. Nice collection buddy! And thank you for your service, sir!
 
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