Shot my first one in Vietnam at age 24 (thing bit my hand bad!), but bought my first 1911 when I was 67. Now I have three; a big 'un (.45 ACP 5"), a little 'un (.45 ACP 3.5"), and a fat 'un (.22TCM/9mm doublestack 5") and I love 'em all!
"History teaches that war begins when nations believe that the price of aggression is cheap." - Ronald Reagan