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Just patiently waiting for my new gun to arrive. It hasn't even been 2 months, yet I feel like I ordered it in May of '82.

Trust me, when it arrives, there will be a flurry of new posts as I feverishly attempt to dump my enthusiasm on this board. Until then, I will stare blankly into the Fusion-less space surrounding me. --Andy
 

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...AhEM...breaks silence...So what do you guys do? Where y'all from?

I own a marketing/graphic design company in Tallahassee, Florida. Married, two kids, white picket fence, yada, yada, yada.

My dad was a gun guy and I inherited the gene (and some guns) from him. Surprisingly, however, this will be my first 1911. He was a big wheel gun guy.

I cant wait for my kids to get old enough to enjoy this hobby with me. Some of my greatest memories are shooting with my dad. Would love to be able to pass those memories on to his grandkids.

By the time my Fusion actually arrives, my two year old may be old enough to shoot it. LOL.

What's your story? --Andy
 

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Andy,

I'm in Portland Oregon. I am fortunate enough to have been able to introduce my son to shooting. He is 12 now but I started taking him out to the range when he was 8 or 9. Unfortunately, with the price of ammo I don't get out nearly as much as I would like. One day when my living arrangement allows, I will start loadin' my own. What do you have on order from Fusion? I myself am waiting to sell a toy or two so I can send Bob a check to start my build. We already have the build all planned out, I just need the darn funds. This will be my only 1911 currently as well. I had one that I loved, but it never ran reliably (not even after 2 trips back to the mothership). I sold it to buy a Sig P220 Super Match. Funny thing is, now I'm trying to sell that to get a Fusion. The Super Match is an awesome gun, but it just isn't a 1911. I fell in love with the ergonomics and trigger of the 1911. My Sig is actually mechanically more accurate, but I can't shoot it as well. However, it has been 100% reliable so far, and I can shoot it better than most of my other handguns. I wish I didn't have to sell the Sig to get a Fusion, but 1911 is my favorite platform.

Brian
 

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I just wanted to clarify that when I said that my Super Match is mechanicaly more accurate than the 1911, I meant the 1911 that I used to own. I certainly did not mean all 1911s. The Sig however, does rival the accuracy of some of the most accurate 1911s out there. Unfortunately, I don't shoot it as well. Sorry for rambling.
 

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I am from Tampa FL, Married, 1 child. I have a few guns nothing to fancy but they are mine. I shoot when ever I can (about once a week) I go through about 150 rounds of pistol ammo each outing and around the same in rifle. I am in sales and always seem to be busy but find a way to go to about 3 gunshows a month. Below you will find my collection, small but mine

Pistol
Polish P64
cz 52
Baretta Neos DLX
HK P7 (squeeze cocker)
Fusion 1911 stainless tactical
Mauser S/42 "G" (1935) Luger original and matching

Rifle
Ruger 10/22
Saiga AK
Russian parade issue SKS
Rock River AR-15 (223)
DPMS AP4 in .308
HK 91 IB Date code
HK 93 IC Date Code

I also have a built out AR lower with the ACE socom stock I have been trying to think of some thing to do with for the last 2 years.
 

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I am also married. I work in education. As I mentioned above, I have 1 son. Buff, I would say you have a fine collection. To us "enthusiasts" our collections always seem small because we always have more waiting on "the list." My list is always growing. For now I have:

Handguns-

Sig p220 Super Match .45acp
H&K USP Compact .45acp
Taurus Millennium Pro 9mm
Sig/Hammerli Trailside .22lr
Thompson Contender .44mag

Long Guns-

RRA entry tactical w/ dominator rail & eotech
Romanian SAR1 AK
Remington 597
Ruger 10/22 only thing left stock is the receiver & bolt
Benelli Nova Pump Tactical w/ ghost ring sight & magazine extension tube

Those that have moved on to new homes-

Glock 22
Desert Eagle .44mag
S&W P99 9mm
Ruger Super Redhawk .454 Casull
STI Trojan .45acp w/ lots o' options
 

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Thanks Donkey, I am bidding on an HK 94 right now but they seem a little over priced. I will have to see how that goes other then that and maybe an AUG I am not sure what I want next. I like Fusions Bobtail pistols and I am thinking about getting one down the road but in the current climate I feel heavy weapons are the way to go for me. I have a deposit down on a SCAR light and I am thinking about setting up a trust and getting an HK auto sear. I just think a non high cap 1911 pistol is going to be low on the hit list of who ever gets into office but an AR, FAL, HK 9x or AK will have a big old target on them(pardon the pun). Short of a Krieghoff Luger or an SP89 I feel my next pistol will be a Fusion Bobtail
 

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Nice to meet you fellas!

I'll toss my collection out there for your perusal:

Handguns:

NAA Arms 22lr
Navy Arms 4 barrel derringer .22
Sig 229 .40
Glock 29 10mm
Glock 27 .40 Cal
Colt Single Action Army .357
Colt New Frontier .22
Ruger Blackhawk .44 mag
Smith Model 63 .22
Smith Model 629 .44 mag
Smith Model 36 .38
Smith Model 642 .38
Smith Model 686 .357

Long Guns

Sabre Defense AR-15 national match
Colt SP-1 AR (Old school, no deflector, triangular hand guard, pristine)
Beretta Urika 2 Gold 12ga
Remington 1100 Bicentennial 12ga
Remington 870 XCS 12ga
Browning Model 92 .44 mag
Ruger 10/22
Winchester Model ?? 30/06

I think that is pretty close to it. Wait...I have a tactical commander in 10mm (bobtailed) on the way from Fusion!
 

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Married with 2 boys, a mortgage, and a truck payment. I have a few handguns, all 1911's.
 

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A meet and greet....what an idea!

I am in Arizona, Mesa (phoenix) area, pushing 50 with 4 kids, oldest 24, youngest 3. Oldest was a Marine who came back from Iraq after taking Fallujah with a Silver Star and a Purple Heart, and a souviner bullet in his thigh. (sorry, proud dad moment). :biggrin: I work in the entertainment industry. And, I have recently completed the 8 year conversion of my wife who grew up in England and New Zealand and was very anti-gun. Last month she got her own carry .40 for her birthday and goes for her CCW next week!:dancingbananna:
 

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...sorry, proud dad moment...:dancingbananna:
No need to apologize for that! Slap your eldest on the rear for a job well done and send him my most earnest thanks for his service. I would be VERY proud of my son if he chose the same path as yours. Right now I am just proud of him if he holds off pooping long enough for me to leave for work, thereby forcing mom into diaper duty.

And good work on converting the wife. My wife is anti, not for philosophical reasons, but because she may chip a nail while shooting. She recently said that her going to the range would be commensurate with me getting a pedicure. So, without skipping a beat, I agreed to get a pedicure if she will go to the range. I'll let y'all know how that works out. LOL.
 

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I am in Arizona, Mesa (phoenix) area, pushing 50 with 4 kids, oldest 24, youngest 3. Oldest was a Marine who came back from Iraq after taking Fallujah with a Silver Star and a Purple Heart, and a souviner bullet in his thigh. (sorry, proud dad moment). :biggrin: I work in the entertainment industry. And, I have recently completed the 8 year conversion of my wife who grew up in England and New Zealand and was very anti-gun. Last month she got her own carry .40 for her birthday and goes for her CCW next week!:dancingbananna:
Tell him another grandfather says thanks. Because of him & all like him:
I & my family sleep safe & well each night.
My grandchildren get on a bus safely to go to school.
We shop w/ no worry, yet, of suicide bomers. (only street thugs & muggers right now.:hairpull:)

Thank you sir for raising an American.
 

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My wife is kind of a half convert. She is a big supporter of 2nd amendment rights, but has no interest in guns. She just believes that people should be allowed the maximum amount of rights and freedoms that they can reasonably handle. I'd have to say that I tend to agree with her. I have gotten her out shooting a couple times, but now if she happens to go with me, she usually sits and reads a magazine while I shoot. Add me to the list of people thanking all of the fine men and women in the military and law enforcement. I may not always agree with every law or military action, but I have the deepest respect for the people involved in the enforcement of said laws and military actions. Often times those who are puting themselves in harms way have thankless jobs. Well I thank you dearly!
 

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That will be a fun one. Ever since Fusion started offering the bobtail option, it seems that everyone wants one. It is a great idea for concealed carry. I have never fired or handled a bobtail, is the handling any different?
 

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I have shot one & really love it. there is no great difference in the feel, to me anyway.
I think under a pretty tight shirt it would make a real difference in concealability.
 

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Longtooth,
I would think that the concealability would be the biggest benefit as that area is the hardest part of a gun to conceal. However, I'm sure that some like it just for the sweet custom look. Does anyone know if any smiths were bobtailin' before Ed Brown?
 
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