Hi all! I am a current student at Oregon State University (Go Beavs), and reside in Portland for the summers. I am new to the site and wanted to introduce myself. I am a California native, raised in Bend, and went to high school in Portland. I like to think of myself as an Oregonian now. Anyway, I am a first generation gun owner in my (immediate) family, and look forward to sharing my love of the sport down. My current collection is small (poor college student), but I hope to build it up soon! Currently I own: Remington 870 28" super mag (Of course, who doesn't) Bushmaster XM15 w/Palmetto arms upper, magpul furniture, and a vortex strikefire II red dot Mosin Nagant 91/59 carbine Also looking for suggestions on my first handgun. I am a huge fan of 1911's, and have been looking into the best brands for these without spending too much money. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Also interested in the basics, Glocks, Berettas, etc. Thanks!