Originally Posted by Boris
It's official, you actually really don't know anything or demonstrate anything close to humour...... Rarely has there been on this or for that any other related forum an individual as opinionated as you, with so little knowledge on the subject.
You have absolutely no idea who I am or who I associate with, or indeed my level and competence in shooting. I doubt we have ever met at Bisley, or the Spring and Autumn meetings in Switzerland, or indeed the police and military matches in Sennelager.
However if you insist that you want to change my name just call me Kissmyarse!.............................
Now, now, Boris. Calm down. Remember your (alleged) sense of humor.
It appears you can dish it out, but you can't take it. The smilies in my previous post would indicate that I was poking a little fun at you, just like you poked a little fun at me first.
All in jest, or at least so I thought. But your true colors have come shining through.
And I can say the very same thing to you that you said to me---you have NO idea who I am or who I associate with, nor MY level and competence in shooting.
The fact that you've never even fired a Kimber 1911, the world's largest manufacturer of 1911's---and the fact that you were impressed with a mediocre quality 1911 like Taurus---doesn't give one the impression that you're some renown authority on handguns.
However, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, and ask you to provide your credentials. Here are mine:
NRA-certified Pistol Instructor
NRA-certified Range Safety Officer
Former State-certified Armed Security Officer, handgun & shotgun
Concealed Carry Permit Holder, certified with both semi-auto & revolver
Member of one of the largest private outdoor ranges in my region of the U.S.
32 years shooting experience with handguns
41 years shooting experience with long arms
Gun Book Dealer, with over 20 years on the gun show circuit in my region
Personal gun book collection of over 1000 volumes
Worked as an armorer in multiple U.S. Army units, performing preventive maintenance on U.S. Army issued handguns, rifles, machine guns and shotguns.
Provided armed physical security for multiple U.S. Army installations.
Served as a U.S. Army Squad Leader
U.S. Army Expert-----M1911A1 Pistol
U.S. Army Expert-----M16A1 Rifle
U.S. Army Expert-----M33 Hand Grenade
U.S. Army Qualified---M14 Rifle
U.S. Army Qualified---12 Gauge Pump Shotgun
U.S. Army Qualified---M60 Machine Gun
U.S. Army Qualified---M203 Grenade Launcher
U.S. Army Qualified---M79 Grenade Launcher
U.S. Army Qualified---M72 Light Anti-Tank Weapon
U.S. Army Qualified---M18 Claymore Mine