Nice to see a national and global presence here! I grew up an Army brat as my father is a retired combat helicopter pilot, veteran of two years in Vietnam (only shot down once!). The military is in my blood all the way back to the Revolution (but I didn't serve, myself). As such I've inherited a few nice early/mid 20th century pieces, one of which is the inspiration for my screen name. My first "new" firearm purchase was a Ruger SR1911, which I switch up with my Glock 36 for daily carry. More recently, I picked up an SR-22 to save some money at the range and give the newbies something a little more "first-time-friendly" to shoot. I like to shoot trap with my great-grandfather's Winchester Model 12, and steel plates with the SR1911, and I'm currently waiting for delivery of my first CMP rifle, a service grade Springfield M1 Garand. When I'm not at the range or agitating on behalf of 2nd Amendment rights, I ride a Triumph Tiger 1050, play fingerstyle acoustic guitar, play basketball, smoke cigars and travel globally. I lived in Germany and Japan in the past, and am reasonably fluent in both languages as well. Go Sturm, Ruger!!