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Gonna have to say goodbye to an old friend soon...

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Ridgerunner665, Aug 22, 2011.

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  1. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Member

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    My Baer 1911...

    My oldest son went to boot camp a while back, he graduates Sept. 9...before he left I told him if he qualified expert on the range I'd give him my Baer. I never doubted he could qualify expert because the young man can shoot. I had him busting clay pigeons at 600 yards by the time he was 10, he shot a nice buck last year at 300 yards...offhand...with the deer running full tilt at a 90 degree angle...one shot, bang flop!

    It was at that point I realized he just might be a better shot than me ;)....I was a very proud papa, and still am!

    He hasn't said yet how he qualified...they just did the Table 2 qualifying this past Friday and it takes a few days to get the letters, sometimes it takes him a few days to find time to write the letters...but he did mention in his last letter that the first 3 rounds he fired during grass week made a nice small cloverleaf...and at 200 yards 10 rounds made 1 ragged hole...that was just practice though.

    Table 1 qualifications were done a week or so ago, Table 1 is the easy stuff...Table 2 is harder.

    http://thesupermarine.com/RifleQual.aspx

    I'm gonna give him the Baer no matter how he qualifies...he has wanted if for a long time. I just had to pout about it a little bit, LOL.
     
  2. Spartan Gladiator

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    Good job pops you should be very proud, and feel free to tell your boy people do appreciate his service.
     
  3. Brian Williams

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    Tell Him an old Dog says SemperFi.
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  4. Wishoot

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    Congratulations to you and your son. Sounds like he'll make a fine Marine to say the least.
     
  5. Fergy35

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    You have every right to be a proud papa. Tell him thank you for his service and congratulations on his Les Baer.
     
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    My son missed Expert by 1 point. We have corrected his deficiencies...LOL
     
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    Looks like your son will be a proud owner of a fine 1911 and a fine Marine
     
  8. Jim Watson

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    Pity the Pentagon won't let him wear it on duty.
    I like the old British model. An officer might carry whatever sidearm he liked, so long as it took the issued cartridges.
     
  9. Ridgerunner665

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    Thank You gentlemen...Thank You very much....

    Here is his prize by the way...it comes complete with a (well worn) Milt Sparks Versa Max II holster, 3 Tripp Gen II CobraMags, 2 Wilson mags, and 4 Baer mags...and 2 Buck knife belt cases for mag carriers (they work great, I carried them for years)

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  10. tekarra

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    You won't be losing an old friend, you will be passing on a token of bond that both of you will hold in high esteem for years to come. Congrats to you and your son.
     
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    Good for you dad and my best to your son, may he be safe.
     
  13. Der Stro

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    Good deal, wish I would have had a 1911 waiting for me.

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    Congrats, Ridge. Nothing better than a proud Dad.
     
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    Many of us are not fortunate enough to have sons, or daughters for that matter. You are a lucky man. I wish your family the very best.
     
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    shoulda said distinguished
     
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    DPRICE3844444 said

    If he can put 10 rounds in a ragged hole off hand with a Boot Camp veteran M-16 at 200 meters, "distinguished" shouldn't be a problem either! Congradulations, I'm sure you are very proud. I know my old man was when it was my turn.

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    10 rounds in 1 hole with a boot camp rifle. I dont want him shooting at me. Thank god we are on the same side. After barly qualing in January 02 my rifle was checked for servicability. The "no go" gauge slid down the barrel and landed on the deck twice. And mine was one of the better rifles. My hat or should I say my cover is off to him. Semper Fi!!!
     
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    I wondered about the "health" of the rifles too...Something some of you may not know yet...his platoon was the first to use the ACOG sight during qualifying. (if I understood his letter right)

    Maybe that had something to do with it...or maybe he just got lucky on the rifle he got.
     
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    If you're real lucky he'll post a similar thread about your grandchild. As a CIVI, I say "THANK YOU" to all our fighting men and women. If you'd given him a car, he probably wouldnt love it as much.
     
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    It's really for the best, it's how it would have wanted it. :D
     
  22. Ridgerunner665

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    My son earned the title of United States Marine today...finished The Crucible this morning and was given the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor emblem.

    He has recruit liberty tomorrow, I'm hoping for a phone call...
     
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    Congratulations dad, and good on you for donating the 1911. I know how you feel, my grandson is likewise becoming a Marine. I and my son look forward to seeing him in uniform.
     
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    Conratulations to your son, he is among the best in the world now and will be respected with awe everywhere he walks. You should be proud.
     
  25. SnowBlaZeR2

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    Congrats to your son from a fellow Marine. What MOS did he enlist for?
     
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