My name is Herbie. Lived in Wa State all my life. Grew up in Spokane but have lived here in Seattle since 1976. Just purchased my first sidearm(s). Colt 1911 Anniversary III. I have been looking for this model for about a month and finally found one Last Wednesday. The dealer, very friendly fellow in NC, had a few of them. He offered to sell me 2 with consecutive serial numbers so I jumped on it! I now have 2! One to shoot, one to put in the safe. The Series III is a pretty plain looking pistol, but it's just like the one that my grandpa carried as a MP in Paris during WWI. Anyway, nice to be here. Looking forward to exchanging info and Happy Holidays!