Greetings from an old ex-cop.

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    Greetings from an old ex-cop.

    This being my first post, I will try and present myself as primly and well-scrubbed as I can. Hair combed, teeth brushed, fresh and minty breath... Oh, yeah, and clean skivvies.
    Now. I'm retired from the military, and an ex-Texas lawman (Advanced Certification). In my various careers I've carried a model 1911A1 for half a century; so much so that it has
    grown to me as another appendage. Since I can no longer wear a tight belt (Age difficulties and all), I carry it in a shoulder holster and practice regularly drawing and firing on my
    own pistol range. I also collect a variety of other weapons, mostly WWII vintage and practice on my rifle range. (I've not yet learned a comfortable manner of carrying a rifle concealed.)
    I have a Missouri CCW license, and carry the 1911 when I go to town, which is rarely. I live at the place I would pay to go to if I didn't live here.

    That's about all I can think of to tell y'all about myself at the moment. Once I get used to the fit of the place, however, I will get so wordy y'all have to smack me to shut me up.

    Oh, and Soba Losa is Chickasaw for "Black Horse"; a name that carries the same sort of flavor as "Black sheep" does in English. I use it because the ranch I had in Oklahoma was
    called Soba Losa Ranch. I am not, however, Chickasaw, nor to my mind any other native American stock, though I do have a great grandfather who was of some questionalble
    morals and habits in the old days.
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    A warm welcome to you from the Eastern Seaboard.
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    Welcome from Florida! and Thank you Sir, for your service to our Country.
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    There is a small police presence here, both young and old, I think you'll enjoy it.

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    Welcome to the forum neighbor! (raises hand in anticipation of new member starting to run his mouth)

    It's always nice to have current and former military and LEO on here.
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    Welcome from Central California! You'll fit right in here.
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    Welcome from Michigan. Settle in, get comfortable and enjoy your retirement. You're among friends.

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    hello old ex-cop.

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    Welcome,have you tried wearing suspenders to support the weight of your 1911 on your belt,several members swear by them
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    Thank you for your suggestion. Actually I wear suspenders to support the weight of my pants on my belt. But that's not the problem. My back is shot from riding motorcycles and then horses too long. (Was never a motorcycle patrolman, but did go through horseback
    mounted patrol school.) I've found the shoulder holster to be both more comfortable and more convenient, allowing for faster access to the forty-five.

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    Sobo L wrote: "Once I get used to the fit of the place, however, I will get so wordy y'all have to smack me to shut me up."

    Looking forward to lots of words from you. Welcome.

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