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Getting aquainted with the M1911

This is a different sort of blog post for me.  No code snippets or anything like that.   I have recently become the owner of a handgun, a M1911-A1 CS, .45 cal.  It is the short barrel, 3.5″, version of the classic M1911-A1.  While I have had other types of firearms all my life:  shotguns and riffles, this is the first time I have owned a handgun.   I guess I was waiting for the kids to grow up and basically be out of the house?  Not sure if that was really the reason, but I do know that I really like this gun!  It feels great in my hand and is a size that will simplify concealed carry capabilities.  Today I went out shooting with friends who who are quite a bit more experienced with handguns than I am, one of which is a veteran with combat experience.  I sure appreciated the opportunity to learn and improve my shooting.   It was also a lot of fun!  I am going to have to do more of this.