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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!!
 

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Definitely will, thanks! I'll run over there an post my Broomhandle, too.
 

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Nice....always wanted to add a Broomhandle to my collection....

...and a Springfield 1903....and a Luger....
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum from Colorado
 

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Welcome to the Forum! I hope you enjoy the community.
 

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Thanks, everyone! Seems like a terrific bunch here... Much of the northeast, as you may know, is not particularly 2A friendly, so it's good to see how NORMAL much of the rest of the US is about firearms!
 

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Welcome from the Left coast. With all your travel and guns - why are you living in Massachusetts? My 'bride' is from Dorchester and I'm originally from NH (wouldn't that be a better choice - NH).
 

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Welcome from the 'Left Coast'. But, nothing like MA (my part of the Left coast). With your travel and guns, why do you live in MA?
My 'bride' is from Dorchester and I'm from NH (wouldn't NH be a better choice?).
 

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Welcome from the 'Left Coast'. But, nothing like MA (my part of the Left coast). With your travel and guns, why do you live in MA?
My 'bride' is from Dorchester and I'm from NH (wouldn't NH be a better choice?).
50/50 custody of the kids means I'm tied to this town for a few more years at least, and once you get an unrestricted license here, there are few places off-limits. My family's originally from NH, too, so I do spend as much time as possible on Winnipesaukee in the summer.

Hello, I have a Glock27, those 26 and 27s are nice pistols to carry arent they?
Haven't actually shot those, but I've heard good things. I love my 36!
 

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I grew up in Plymouth and worked at 'Channel Marine' (the Weirs) one summer and the next was a 'cop' on Lake Winnipesaukee.
When I was growing up you seldom saw or heard the shore patrol in our corner of the lake (Melvin Bay)... these days on summer weekends they're thick like flies!
 
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