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Posted: 1/20/2006 12:41:12 AM EST
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1972 traded a 1967 nova for one , I'd like to have that car back too, but only had $ 150.00 in it back then
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1980, sold a Ruger Security Six to pull together funds. (now I wish I had that one back )
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:14:40 AM EST
I'm a relatively recent convert as I didn't buy my first 1911 until 2 years ago +/-. Up until then it had been Glocks since I bought my first one at 21 ten years ago. I still like the Glock and think that it was probably the best purchase for me at the time, but as wants and needs change I find that the 1911 fits my needs better now. I'm sure one day it will change again.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:22:59 AM EST
Age 7, in 1955. My Dad let me shoot one round in his issue pistol during his USAF training session. I have been hooked since that time. Charles the Gunsmith.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 5:24:53 AM EST
I think I got my first in 2002 or 2003. The 1911 has been my favorite since I was a kid in the 80's, never got to shoot one until I bought my first though (Kimber TLE II). Now I have a Kimber Tactical and a S&W 1911sc Commander.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:20:09 AM EST
I had my first symptoms in 1976....it became a chronic condition in 1978. Been downhill since then....

Oddly, I rarely own more than one 1911 at a time....I did have two for a while but sold it recently....
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:26:54 AM EST
It started as a kid, seeing the 1911 in war movies, as part of the green plastic army men, etc. Just always new it was the pistol I wanted.
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The rest of you are all old farts!

Hell, SGB was into 1911's before my father got the twinkle in his eye that became me.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:00:59 AM EST
'04. I'm a late bloomer.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:08:37 AM EST

of course, the follow up question should be---what year did you buy the most 1911s?
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First gun I bought!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:23:21 AM EST
Traded for mine last year. Still a rookie I guess!


Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:37:55 AM EST
I'm gonna say the year I was born (1984) because I've loved 'em as long as I can remember.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:00:37 AM EST
around 1990 when I turned 21. The 1911 was my 1st handgun I bought
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:06:44 AM EST
1980 when I was issued one
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:27:29 AM EST
Late 1997, the "new" Kimbers had just come out and were all the rage. I couldn't find any dealer that could get one. One day, i jusut happened to be in North Charleston on libbo and went into Sports Authority. Inside their gun cabinet was brand new, plain jane Kimber Custom Classic. I wrote a check right on the spot! Had to ditch my fairly new Glock 23, but oh well!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:34:08 AM EST
1991, bought my first 1911, series 80 gold cup.
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1958, I was born with it!
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in 1982 at Fort McClellan on the sidearm qualification range.

It was love at first bang.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 9:26:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By cheaptrickfan:
It started as a kid, seeing the 1911 in war movies, as part of the green plastic army men, etc. Just always new it was the pistol I wanted.


Don't know the exact year but it started with my Dad's and the movies. I got my very own first one in Nov 2005. Wearing it now at work . 4in
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 9:56:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By racer934:
'04. I'm a late bloomer.


But I've made up for lost time.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 10:49:09 AM EST
2001 was my first one that I bought. but qualified in USMC in 1991. Got rid of the first one and now ive gotten back into it again. Im pretty sure ill be hanging on to this one.
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[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 11:37:28 AM EST by TBoneDetroit]
Actually wanted one since about 1977 (I was under 21). 1980 I bought my first, a new, brushed nickle Combat Commander. Put it on layaway at a local dealer, picked it up a couple weeks later. I think it was $400 back then. Kept it untill finances forced it's sale around 1998. A year ago, I turned down the opportunity to buy it back (hits self repeatedly...) but currently have two SA Loaded, with a Kimber Desert Warrior on layaway... with plans for a Wilson CQB later this year

T Bone, Detroit.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 11:54:10 AM EST
My father would always talk about the 1911 he carried in WWII, and how it was the best thing since sliced bread and cold beer. I found out he was right!
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Last weekend I got my first, wanted one for a few years though. Para Ord. Tac Four
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1959 - JD
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My first, a Norinco, was back in '01 about 6 weeks after I got my first decent paying job. I've loved'em since I was a kid though. I remember the first one I ever handled as well: a beautiful old Colt Gold Cup belonging to my college pistol team coach. That only finalized the sickness for me. I'll get one just like it someday.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:50:29 PM EST
1990. I don't know what the hell took me so long. That was the same year I also succumbed to AR disease & HK disease.
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About a year ago. I must have more
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:46:43 PM EST
2003 - the day of my 21st birthday I bough a Glock 17. A week later I traded it in at a pawn shop for a 1911. Been happy ever since.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:59:43 PM EST
I also grew up watching WWII movies and always wanted a one.In 1987,a coworker borrowed his father's nickel plated series 70 gov't for me to shoot.It was love at first sight and i wanted one badly,but we just had a first baby and little money.In 1989 my wife (Bless her) gave me a SS gov't model for my bithday!I was overjoyed!
Many say that it is an old relic past it's time.To me a beatifully finished 1911 is a work of art!I hope they stick around for another 100 years.JMB was a man of genius.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:16:30 PM EST
2002, a friend of mine bought a Springfield Milspec. It was a sweet assed shooter, and he was scary good with it too. I knew that they were more than "just another pistol" from then on.

Currently I'm saving for my first one. Either a YoBo, Wilson, Kimber Warrior....who knows?

+1 on VG's comment, some of you dudes are old!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:28:35 PM EST
1978 , Well worn Colt and a box of rusty mags
for $90 at a pawn shop .

It was the first handgun I bought for myself with
hard earned minimum wage .
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[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 7:09:16 AM EST by wetidlerjr]
I never owned one till three years ago (Kimber Ultra Carry II) but I first fired one in 1966 and I carried one in Vietnam in 1968.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 4:28:20 AM EST
1978,my friend's Colt Gold Cup.
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2004 (right after I turned 21)
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[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 3:13:55 AM EST by Colt_SBR]
January 2006. I'm a


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1980. I was twelve. My dad let me shoot his accurized Colt. As soon as I turned 21 I bought myself a used Springfield. I have had several different 1911's through the yars. I have tried alot of other types of pistols. But nothing ever felt better in my hand than the 1911. I currently own a Gold Cup Trophy and a Springfield G.I. Champion.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:43:18 AM EST
1977 originally

actually took until 2000 to really apreciate them for what they are

Used to be "just a gun"
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