I got mine when I was 22. Sold it a few years ago and now on a mission to get another one.
34 with a Kimber TLE II. First qualed on one of the last ones in general issue in the Military when I was 17.
Got my first one when I was 32. I wasn't sold them until I spent some time with an IPSC shooter. Now I wouldn't own anything else.
I'm now 52, bought my first civilian model when I was 23. Carried one in the Army from 1974-78. My current 1911 is the Para-Ordnance P14.45.
Big Gay Al
coordinator, Michigan Pink Pistols
"Of course I carry a gun, you would too if you were called Big Gay Al"
I was 22 when I bought my 1911 back in 1971 (Colt Model 70).
I still own it and like to shoot it. Over the years, I've put on a flat main spring housing, a recoil buffer and adjustable sights.