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3 years 32 weeks ago, 7:49 PM

G.A.Custer

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A life long love of the beauty in engineering of firearms and the fun I've had with them. Always thought gun folks were some of the nicest people I've ever met and I'm glad I stumbled upon this site.

I grew up in Massachusetts, I got a gun permit for $2.00 when I was 16 and I didn't even own a gun. It has changed since then, it's hard to get a carry permit.
Left there, joined the Army and settled in New Hampshire when I returned. Was able to shoot in my backyard, just needed 400 feet between homes. Had an FFL for about 7 years until Clinton put a lot of pressure on non-stocking dealers and gave the BATF the right to kick in your doors 24/7 to check your books. I never really made any money doing it but loved being able to handle the new firearms my friends and co-workers would buy from me at $10 over my cost.

Started to get political in the 80's and helped elect Neal Knox as President of NRA to stop giving away our 2nd Amendment rights. Still political today and work hard to get people to respect the unique right we have in this country and to fight to preserve it. I try to take new shooters to the range any chance I get, I start them off with a .22 and they usually fall in love with plinking and that sometimes converts them for life.

Presently live in the Gunshine State!

Anyways......

From oldest to newest:
Inherited an early 1900's Savage 22lr pump with octagon barrel
My wife bought me my first handgun in 1983, Colt .45 Blue Commander 70 Series
Colt Peacemaker .45
Colt Peacemaker .22
S&W MP AR15
S&W MP 15-22
GSG-5 22
Colt Blackpower 1860 (copies they made in Brooklyn for a few years)
S&W 1911
Springfield Armory EMP 9
S&W MP 9C that I try to carry everyday

Thanks for letting me ramble......

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3 years 32 weeks ago, 8:22 PM

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Mr. Custer

Welcome to the site. Its sounds like you'll fit right in.

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3 years 32 weeks ago, 8:46 PM

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How do, Custer?

greets!

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 32 weeks ago, 5:58 AM

Saint J.M. Browning

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Custer

Welcome. Nice collection. The S&W 1911, that's pretty new isn't it?

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3 years 32 weeks ago, 11:20 AM

G.A.Custer

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About 2 years old. Got the stainless one because it looked pretty! I was able to find a "reasonable" Crimson Trace Laser for it on Ebay.

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3 years 32 weeks ago, 11:23 AM

Saint J.M. Browning

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S&W 1911

Oh, I thought they had just started making them for the Centennial.

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3 years 32 weeks ago, 11:38 AM

G.A.Custer

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S&W 1911

Mine was purchased when they just started putting out the 1911. Not sure if Smith ever had them before... the price was around $800 and it shoots well for me

I think I know the one you are talking about. I think it was an E series with a lot of tuning done to it, fancy fish scaled grips, night sites, etc.

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3 years 32 weeks ago, 9:47 AM

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CUSTER

welcome to the family we are a lot I had FFL same thing here plus I got family up in MA natick was home to them before they all moved.What part of Florida you in? ISD & ME are in stpete........TY

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3 years 32 weeks ago, 11:26 AM

G.A.Custer

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My extended family still resides on the North Shore in Beverly MA. I have brothers in NH.

My family lives in Fort Lauderdale. If you know the area, there is a nice place to shoot on the edge of the Everglades called Markam Park. It has bike trails, camping, RC Plane area. It's right off Alligator Alley in Sunrise.

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3 years 32 weeks ago, 2:09 PM

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sweet

am on the west cost west of tampa

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3 years 32 weeks ago, 3:08 PM

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welcome custer

so your an NRA member then,good deal.enjoy the site,feel free to chime in.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
3 years 32 weeks ago, 6:48 PM

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Started producing them in 2004 for production...

The new E series is nice without question. But not new by any means. There isn't much you could really do to a 1911 which hasn't been done in the past excluding a Polymer Frame version.

I dunno, just like every Pistol there are people who love them and those who pee on the every chance they get.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 32 weeks ago, 5:38 AM

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You think the glock 1911 is any good?How many rounds it got do you know? If it holds15 or more kool but not why buy it? TY

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3 years 31 weeks ago, 10:12 AM

Saint J.M. Browning

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TG

The Glock 1911 was a joke. There isn't one.

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3 years 31 weeks ago, 11:16 AM

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I PIMPED FOR 5 DAYS TO BUY ONE FOR MY BIRTHDAY AUG 6 AT THE TAMPA GUN SHOW FOR NOTHING? GRRRRRRRRRR ALL THOSE GRANDMA'S SAGGY SKIN AND OTHER THINGS EEEWWWW 2 AM NOT SURE WERE BORN GIRLS!!!! WAAAAAAAAA

Saint J.M. Browning wrote:
The Glock 1911 was a joke. There isn't one.

P.S. it's a great idea tho..........TY

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3 years 31 weeks ago, 11:28 AM

Saint J.M. Browning

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Gunshow pimping

lol
You're a sick bastard.

The photoshop glock 1911 looked awesome. That's a Glock I would buy.

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3 years 31 weeks ago, 12:42 PM

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wow u to?

Saint J.M. Browning wrote:
lol
You're a sick bastard.The photoshop grandma from 1911 looked awesome. That's a grandma I would buy and do all night.

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3 years 32 weeks ago, 8:13 AM

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If you are talking about the original plastic that came ut , I don't know 30-some years ago, and was limited to the states of how many you could have in a clip etc. My brother was a motorcycle cop then nd we bought one each together. It was a itch to get used too. It was light and of course no safety, in them days was weird, and when you pulled the trigger it took a while for the un to settle down and get a good aim again. I traded mine back in, he had to keep his, untill he went to K-9 and then graded up himself. But that was jersey law, and they were and still are the strictest state for Guns. I am probaably leading you down the wrong path. So wait for somebody like reaper, LBC ISD ETC. John

3 years 23 weeks ago, 7:38 PM

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