New SA Forum member from Oregon

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by PDX1953, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. PDX1953

    PDX1953 Junior Member

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    Greetings from the southern suburbs of Portland. In December I bought a 9mm Compact Range Officer with CT Master Series Laser sights so I thought I'd join a group dedicated to SA.

    Not new to guns at all - traded a 12" b & w TV for my first gun (High Standard Sport King) in 1971. Owned countless handguns since but usually only one at a time because I had a wife & two little boys a couple of years later.

    Fast forward to 2009 when, after 37 years of promotions & relatively faithful service my company decided to eliminate my position. I wasn't alone - hundreds of us over age 55 with 25 or more years service got the axe because we were under a pension plan that had to be funded by the company.

    I was born in Portland & worked here for the first 10 years, was promoted to Sacramento where I stayed for 11 years & then on to CT. I was there from May '93 - Dec 2012 & decided I'd rather be back here. Now it's no wife, great-grandchildren & I have disposable income so I've been disposing of a lot of it by buying guns & a big safe. Started mid 2013 & so far have bought around 40 firearms, mostly handguns. Got bit hard by the 1911 bug after I couldn't get a decent trigger for my Glock 26 EDC gun no matter how much I spent. Love my CRO & within the past two weeks bought a 9mm Colt Defender & a 9mm Nighthawk Ladyhawk w/o any markings on the slide (macho thing you know). It's a 2009 model & will be the the FFL tomorrow. A new one is $3700 & of course mine was considerably less but I never thought I'd spend that much on one gun!! I've bought a lot of the same model pistols I owned at one time or another but from here on it'll be quality over quantity although I'm looking hard at a RIA 22TCM. Rumor is they're introducing a new compact 1911 version at the SHOT show. I've seen photos of one that's being tested by another forum member & I'll probably buy one.
     
  2. DoubleR

    DoubleR Supporting Member Supporter

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    Welcome! We're happy you've joined us!
     

  3. DudeLove

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  4. SA_Shooter

    SA_Shooter Uno Ab Alto

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    Welcome to the forum from another Oregon Native! I'm out in Hillsboro.
     
  5. CPTKILLER

    CPTKILLER Senior Member

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    Howdy from Austin, Texas.
     
  6. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard. I was born and raised in Portland too,Portland Indiana though not Oregon. :D
     
  7. PDX1953

    PDX1953 Junior Member

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    Been to Portland Maine a few times. Becky's Diner - best place in town for lobster rolls.
     
  8. PDX1953

    PDX1953 Junior Member

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    In Tualatin - too close to Cabela's. :D
     
  9. SA_Shooter

    SA_Shooter Uno Ab Alto

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    We have similar problems. I live too close to Sportsman's Warehouse. :p
     
  10. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member

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    I've never been there,never been to Maine for that matter.
     
  11. CPTKILLER

    CPTKILLER Senior Member

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    Howdy from Austin, Texas.
     
  12. PDX1953

    PDX1953 Junior Member

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    Cabela's Gun Library is like the TV show 'Cheers'.
    When I walk in they all yell, "Al!"
     
  13. SA_Shooter

    SA_Shooter Uno Ab Alto

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    LMAO!

    Gotta love that man.