My early days shooting the 1911 (photo)

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Dearhunter, May 2, 2012.

  1. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    This photo was taken when I won the Maryland State Championship in the Sharp shooters class/level. Two Months later I moved into the Expert level, and the fun began. I was a member of the Naval District Washington Shooting team and a shooting instructor at the US Naval Academy at Annapolis.
    The 1911 45 you see in my hand is a magnificent match weapon built by the gun smiths at the US Naval Academy Amory. I shot this weapon and a Hi Standard Victor in all my matches. Those were great days. Guns and ammo all free!!!
    US Navy shooting champion 1974.jpg
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Very kool!

    ** respect **
     

  3. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    awesome very awesome, sounds like your a damn good shot with a 1911.
     
  4. rifleshooter474

    rifleshooter474 New Member

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    Thanks for sharing with us.
     
  5. bartwatkins

    bartwatkins Member

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    What a cool post!!! Thanks for sharing. Thank you also for your service.
    I'm guessing but from the looks of the cars across the street - early '70's?
     
  6. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    You got it, 1974
     
  7. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    My utmost respect sir. The only thing I'm trying to figure out is how being in the Navy you got to shoot a real gun? Didn't realize that you guys were allowed to play with them. Sure you weren't a Marine? LOL Thanks for your service!!!
     
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  9. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    I salute you sir.... Outstanding
     
  10. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    Funny thing, Before I moved into Expert level and shot against the Marines at Quantico, I won all my matches. They were a bit miffed and called me a "sand-bagger". Then when I beat them in the Expert level they said nothing. LOL