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Posted: 12/21/2005 2:43:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 10:42:31 AM EDT by stangleonthedangle]
About 5 months ago I proposed to my now fiance. She told me that she would buy me a nice watch to match her very nice ring. I told her that I don't particularly like watches and that a new handgun would mean more to me.

Well, she made good on the deal and supplied the funds for my new handgun. I have been looking for a compact .45 for some time and decided on the Springfield Ultra Compact. I have a Springer G.I and love it, so that swayed me a bit.

This handgun was my first gunbroker.com purchase so I was a bit nervous, but the gun turned out to be far nicer than I could have imagined. The gun is mint, no scratches or wear of any kind. I bought some checkered cocobolo grips, but the ones that are on it now look so nice I'm not sure if I want to take them off. By the way, thanks "Lonestarmike" if you are reading this.

This is my first attempt at an artful firearm photo so please feel free to critique my picture. I didn't have a tripod and my light source was a 60 watt desk lamp, but I think it came out pretty good. If you can zoom in on the photo a bit it looks better.

On a final note....I think I found the right girl!!!

Range report and more pics to follow. Hopefully this weekend.

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:45:25 PM EDT
Yeah, how much for the pistola? Sell it to me!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:58:22 PM EDT
There can be only one Range Report
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:59:03 PM EDT
pretty cool!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:59:41 PM EDT
Yeah, yeah heard that shit before. Spare me
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:02:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:58:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 8:31:57 PM EDT by stangleonthedangle]
Thanks, when I get home from work I'll change the attributes.

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Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:09:06 PM EDT
Geez, 300 views and almost no photography advice?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:57:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:06:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:08:53 AM EDT
Let me know how your arm feels after 300 rounds.
My Kimber Ultra can sting a bit with +p loads and I dont like to shoot more than a couple hundred rounds at a time with it. It's a pretty light gun for .45 loads.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:18:32 AM EDT
need to include pie in the picture
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:25:57 AM EDT
Very nice pistols!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:15:42 AM EDT
My camera is a Fuji Finepix S5000.

As for +P rounds. The owners manual that came with the pistol said no +P rounds.

My buddy has a Kimber Tactical Ultra, and I think my pistol outweighs it a bit. His has an aluminum frame whereas mine has steel. I think this should help with recoil.

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