Another convert.

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by txpossum, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. txpossum

    txpossum New Member

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    Cin and I had some of the cigar shop crowd over to the house yesterday. Barbecued ribs, corn on the cob, and pinto beans. A good Texas feed. Plus beer and cigars.

    Anyway, while all of us guys were doing the guy thing of standing around the grill drinking beer and smoking cigars, Joe, the owner of the cigar store, made the offhand remark that he'd like to try my 1911 sometime, as several of his regulars had them and always maintained that they were their favorites.

    So, after everybody ate, I dug out my favorite 1911, and four of us went down to my "range" and I let them take turns shooting it for about 30 minutes until it got too dark to be safe. Walking back to the house he told me "My wife's going to be mad at you again -- I want one" and he remarked several times that evening how he like the gun.

    Now, he's a semi--gun person. He owns two or three 9mms, two or three rifles, and a shotgun or two. But most of his handguns are more modern, polymer framed pistols, and he doesn't have much experience shooting older designs. After shooting the 1911 he said, "that's what a pistol should feel like".

    Knowing Joe, I suspect there'll be one at his house in a couple of weeks. And his wife will mention again that I shouldn't be allowed to talk to Joe.

    The group enjoyed our spur of the moment range time so much that we've decided to pick an afternoon when we have more daylight and get together for an afternoon of shooting. And cigars, of course.
     
  2. grandpubba

    grandpubba New Member

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    Ha, that's funny, my cigar buddies and I got together last night for grilling, beer and cigars, a little gun talk.

    Was a good evening.
     

  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I've seen two types of 1911 converts so far...

    Those that immediately switch to it, and never look back.

    And those that immediately buy one, but still carry their regular gun for whatever reason.

    It seems I've never heard of a person who shoots or handles one without wanting one.
     
  4. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    That 1911 Kool-Aides mighty strong :D
     
  5. txpossum

    txpossum New Member

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    Update: So, was at cigar shop today, and Joe says that he still wants a 1911. He then tells me that Dave was in earlier and has a 1911 he wants to sell, but wouldn't sell it to him because it wasn't a good gun, and Joe wouldn't be happy with it. Apparently it had problems. I asked what kind. He said Tarus. I asked how much. He said $250. I said I'll buy it now. I told him as long as you have a frame and a slide everything else can be upgraded, modified, or tuned, and if I couldn't tweek it I had a gunsmith who could. He pm'd Dave right then that he'd take the gun.
     
  6. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Ah, Tobacco, Alcohol, fatty foods and pistols. Damn the world is safe after all. And I thought the Obamas and Bloombergs were wining. Sounds like fun.:)
     
  7. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool New Member

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    You spelled "whining" wrong. :p
     
  8. txpossum

    txpossum New Member

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    As I am the only one in the group that voted for Obama, I was even given the blame for the Steelers losing Monday night.
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    You coulda kept that crap to yourself man...
     
  10. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher

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    Geez... admitting you have an STD would be more appropriate conversation. :eek:
     
  11. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Why would anyone confess to a felony?:D
     
  12. towboater

    towboater New Member

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    Another convert.
    Dang, I thought maybe we had finally converted you to being anything but a liberal democrat. :D
     
  13. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Please leave your Mancard at the door as you leave.
    We'll discuss your voting proclivities at a later date.
     
  14. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Glad you converted Joe to the 1911. I'll be getting my first eventually, probably from my wife as a birthday present.

    You know, possum, you're a contradiction.

    I want to tell you the same thing I say every-time I see an Obama bumper sticker - "you represent everything that's wrong with the world."

    But on the other hand you're a serious gun person, so I also want to tell you that you're the only kind if liberal I can stand.

    So since YOU'RE the contradiction, I'll let you pick.
     
  15. txpossum

    txpossum New Member

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    I am socially liberal but more financially conservative -- socially liberal in the old school sense of individual freedom. Marry who you want, carry what you want, pro-choice, decriminalize drugs, etc. On the other hand, the government can't keep spending more than it has. Clinton balanced the budget, and then we blew it. Cut back on some social programs - they should be a safety net, not a way of life.
    Just like all conservatives are not nazis, all liberals are not socialists.
     
  16. txpossum

    txpossum New Member

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    I am who I am.
     
  17. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Sounds more like you should investigate the libertarian party. You pretty much just described it to a "T".
     
  18. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Please tell me you only made that mistake once.

    As trip said, your beliefs (that you listed) line up with those of Libertarians almost perfectly.

    Here's their platform. http://www.lp.org/platform
     
  19. txpossum

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    The practical choice in the last election was between Obama and Romney. I would make the same choice again. But this has nothing to do with 1911's.
     
  20. simpkinst

    simpkinst New Member

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    So how in the hell does "individual freedom" and a gun lover vote for obamamama?

    That makes as much sense as paying Michael Vick to watch your dogs.