Welcome to the forum, sir.
This is a discussion on M1911A1 from Northwest Washington State within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; I'm reasonably knowledgeable about guns and shooting, and I know a lot about leatherwork and holsters. I was moderately successful at competition, in both practical ...
I'm reasonably knowledgeable about guns and shooting, and I know a lot about leatherwork and holsters.
I was moderately successful at competition, in both practical pistol and practical rifle matches, events, and exercises, but that was a long time ago.
My mentor, and very dear friend, was Mike Harries (of the flashlight technique). He was the finest natural teacher I've ever met. Whatever shooting success I've had, I owe to him—and to a whole lot of constant practice, practice, practice.
I admit to being opinionated and outspoken, but I will never publish information here unless I truly know what I'm writing about. I always try to be polite, but on occasion I have been known to seem to be a curmudgeon. (I'm really not.)
I normally carry either my AMT .45 Backup, or a Semmerling LM-4 (inherited, in a roundabout way, from Mike) in my pocket, all day, every day. For more serious occasions, I use either a Officers'-Model-size .45 custom-made by Master Gunsmith Chuck Ries, or one of two full-size Government Models which also were built by Chuck.
I'm sure that I'll enjoy participating in this forum.
Retired Leathersmith and Practical Shooter
"Qui desiderat pacem, præparet bellum."
Welcome to the forum, sir.
USAF: Loving Our Obscene Amenities Since 1947
I believe in gun control...... Thats why I use TWO hands.
Welcome from central Mississippi.
Howdy from No Dak
"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
They are left in full possession of them."
Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." ~Alexander Hamilton
Welcome from Montana.
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
You've obviously found a new home.
Greetings from Rocky Top Tennessee
When you accept mediocrity you sow the seeds for future failure.
One should never confuse good fortune with good training.
Illegitimus Non Carborundum. In God we trust.
Welcome from Mass.
While people are saying "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, ... and they will not escape. 1Th 5:3
Welcome from the East side of the State.
The only thing that stops bad guys with guns is good guys with guns. SgtD
Welcome from South Carolina.
Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.