He is a retired firefighter/paramedic from Florida that spent the last 7 years of his career in an Administrative Chief position with SJCFR. Preparing for retirement 10 years ago he joined a local gun club, and has been the President/CEO of the club for 5 years now. He became enamored with the 1911 the first time one was put into his hands. You know that feel when you grip a gun that just fits. That Kimber commander was shot at many IDPA matches state wide, and still has a special spot in the safe as the first of many 1911's to follow. The most recent addition to the stable is a custom government model that was built on a Nighthawk frame and slide - through a program from Deep River Custom Guns in NC. He attended a 7 day class that taught the design and techniques used to build a custom 1911. On day 7, the custom gun was fired from a ransom rest at 50 yards at the Montgomery County Community College (one of a handful of colleges offering a gun- smithing degree). The gun passed muster, producing a 1.56" 5 shot group. There is nothing like hand-fitting your own 1911 and having it end up being the best one you own. So he is a 1911 guy for sure, but shoots Glocks, CZ's, and an occasional revolver. He still competes in IDPA, 3-gun and other action matches, but these days at the local level only. And yes, the newest 1911 can shoot way better than he can. btw this is the first 'thread' he has ever created, so please forgive any errors or faux paws.