Hello all! New member here. A little about me. I grew up in a military family. Dad retired from the navy after 24 years. So I think I know why I'm drawn to the 1911 platform. I have shot in the past, but never owned my own gun. I've been doing research for my first gun finally, I'm 25, and have pretty much decided on a 1911 in 9mm. I know its not the purest but hey, first gun and cheap ammo to let me go more often. I'm super excited about this, and believe it will go well with my knife and paintball hobbies. Its nice living in Tampa where there are a few close places to go shoot fairly easily. Any who lots more reading for me and hopefully I'll find a nicely priced one eventually that I can pick up!