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    If you take your wife to the range with you and she shoots the 1911 you may have to buy another for yourself cause she may just decide her gun is the 1911.

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    Me thinks the misses needs her own house gun. I see a nice Commander length 1911 her future.
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    Glad to see you finally came to your senses Doc!

    All kidding aside, I like my Springer so much more than my P-226 that I think I want another one! Hope you enjoy it at least half as much if not even more!
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    Welcome to the club, we will be sending the secret handshake later.
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    Nothing like having a good women behind you with a gun. Congrats on your new Springer, and give that lady a hug when you get home.
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    Very nice. I find I carry and shoot my SA champ more than the HK USP anymore.
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    Photos

    Here are some photos. I took five and was unable to choose between them, so here they all are.









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    Just dropping in quickly George.

    Nice!!! ........... I can only claim my one 1911 these days but - having done a bit of trigger work, love the gun (apart from silly front sight!).

    You have a real classic there!


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    Interesting grips George. Never seen the likes of them before. (Beat you on the qual by a couple years though. )
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    Pretty nice, if your not going to keep it stock the first thing I'd suggest is a beavertail safety. But definatley a good looking piece.

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    Do NOT, I repeat Do NOT allow the wife to so much as touch your 1911.
    I lost one to my wife and one to my daughter. Females understand the 1911 as we men never can. We look for understanding and knowledge but it seems to elude us. It's why we buy so many. Thinking more can bring us to enlightenment.
    Welcome to the eternal search for fulfillment and wisdom that owning tupperware and other non 1911's never bring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle View Post
    Interesting grips George. Never seen the likes of them before. (Beat you on the qual by a couple years though. )
    I got mine last month, A real beauty to shoot and I like the grips also...



    (The Barrel bushing on mine was to loose for my liking so I put in a NM SS bushing to tighten it up a bit)

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    Respect the classic look man LOL!

    Congrats on the GI45, I love mine too.

    Why is it that on some of the GI45s, the grip colors seem lighter than others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_cmg View Post
    I was using a 1911 before some of you were born. I qualified with the M1911-A1 in July 1969 at ROTC summer camp, Fort Bragg, NC. I carried one at least 2 or 3 days a month from June 1971 through December 1972 as pay officer at Fort Ord, CA. I was allowed to fire some very fine ones as Range Safety Officer for the 6th Army Pistol Team, Fort Ord, CA during 1971 and 1972.
    George,

    Your information is interesting..... I was in 'Nam when you were first learning to use a 45, left Ft. Bragg with the 82nd Abn in '68 to head across the pond.

    I was also at Fort Ord while you were there, I was a Drill Sergeant at B-1-3 from 1970 to the end of 1972 before I left for Recruiting duty in Kansas City.

    Small world !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveT View Post
    George,

    Your information is interesting..... I was in 'Nam when you were first learning to use a 45, left Ft. Bragg with the 82nd Abn in '68 to head across the pond.

    I was also at Fort Ord while you were there, I was a Drill Sergeant at B-1-3 from 1970 to the end of 1972 before I left for Recruiting duty in Kansas City.

    Small world !!

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    Dave, I was a training officer in A-5-1, D-5-1, and H-5-1 during 71 & 72. Then went to be the property book officer in Training Command (Provisional) January 73-March 74. Got caught in the RIF, but because General Moore was the Fort Ord commander I was able to actually spend 1 month and 27 days beyond my original release date. My wife was pregnant when the RIF orders came and in the letter that General Moore sent with the orders he stated a number of reasons why someone could be extended beyond the RIF separation date. One was pregnancy. If you wife was pregnant he could extend you until 6 weeks past birth. My RIF ETS would have been July 73 and my original ETS date was January 15, 74. Angie was born on January 20. Not all commanders did that, but General Moore was a fine man and used every loophole he could fine to allow those of us who wanted to complete our obligation to do so. I really enjoy most of my time in the military and probably would have made a career of it except that there were way too many 1st LTs for them to keep.

    Glad to know that I was not the only one on CC who was there when I was.
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