I'm new to this board but have posted before on the 1911 forum. I'm a member of the Palmetto Gun Club (NRA 2006 Club of the Year) (www.palmettogunclub.org) here in Charleston, SC. The name is Bob White aka "High Power Bob" since I'm an ardent supporter of of NRA High Power(200/300/600 yrds) and HP Long Range(600/1000 and Palma 800/900/1000Yrds). Shoulder surgery has turned me to the "F" Class and the short guns. I shoot anthing that goes bang! I shoot IDPA and IPSC as well as a local indoor combat match. I seem to have a prefernce for mid level priced guns and other than Taurus (multipule) I own Colt, Kimber, Springfield Armory and Smith and Wesson. My caliber of choice is .45acp. The Taurus video on their web site on the 24/7 PRO made me believer in plastic guns. To each his own Glocks just don't fit my hand and I will not own a pistol without an external manual safety. I've been at the the shooting competition game for anumber of years, do my own reloading and I retired from the Dept of Navy as a communications project engineer. Seen alot of the world and in most cases been there, done that. Grateful to the Good Lord for allowing me to live and do what I want. For those that haven't read the newspaper we are at war, not on the other side of the world and in our own streets. The old adage of give it up and let the police handle it does not work for me. I will fight to keep what is mine! There is always a firearm on me or within arms reach. Enough of me. Thank you for allowing me to participate and share info.