Nice to hear you finally got the 1911.
My wife and I went to visit that new gun store down in Franktown, run by a couple of the most OC friendly shop owners you'll ever hope to meet. We hoped to meet up with Keens while there, but he ended up with a change of plans so we missed getting with him today. We'll want to make that up soon!
Anyhow, I had been to the Franktown Firearms store awhile back, right after they first opened for business, and I saw a beautiful 1911 for a reasonable price. I don't know much about Rock Island Armory, but that surely is a handsome handgun. So I paid the balance of what I owned on the pistol and did the whole background check thingy. While waiting for it to pass (a given, BTW), wife and I headed up to Parker to have a brunch at McDonalds. Hey, I remember that place. Part of the reason for my desire to visit that specific location was the last time I ate there, somebody called in a MWAG to the local Parker constabulary. Guess a MWAG is NOT a given. And my guess is you were not caught smoking in public. Likely on your best behavior cuz of your wife being there with you.That resulted in the nicest pair of cops you'd ever hope pulled you over and we had a pleasant visit with them. They seemed almost embarassed to be dropping by, but we had a great time with them. Anyhow, I digress.
We got word my background passed (a given, BTW), and we returned to Franktown to pick up my handgun.
Now I had a new problem. The good men of Franktown Firearms don't have much in the way of holsters yet. So we headed up to Gander Mountain to see if I could score a serpa holster for my new 1911. They didn't have any, so I settled for a Fobus for the time being. We will be heading to Oklahoma for a metal detecting competition next weekend, and I didn't want to run all over town when we are on budgeted time right now. Hope you get your coil back in time for the OK event?
So I got the new pistol home and took some photos to show you what a beauty it is. Now, of course, I can't hardly wait to fire the thing. I know a place but you have to bring fresh bottles to shoot. Nice looking. I can see why it caught your eye.
The whole time we were out and about, I was carrying my XDm-.40 compact in a serpa holster. Of course I was open carrying (a given, BTW!!!)