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!!!