Proud to be a new member of Northwest Firearms and hope learn much from the member community. I am retired from Nike living in Beaverton and hope to use my membership to learn more about what makes a quality 1911. I have an AR15 that I bought new 11/08 that has never been fired. I plan to list it in the classified section in order to help fund my future 1911 purchase. I am a member of the Clackamas County Public Safety Training Center and do most of my handgun shooting there. I also volunteer at the Washington County Sheriff's Office as a means of giving back to the community. My son-in-law and grandson are my shooting buddies. Thanks again for the opportunity to be a member of this forum.