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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:41 pm 
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Barry, thanks for the background on yourself, it's nice to sorta have a sketch of the winner. Sounds like you and the guns have "found" each other!


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Thanks, Mr Christiansen.
When I called to "claim" the prizes, Mark Downing asked me to post something about myself.
I was afraid it would look like "Look at me ! Look at me! I won!", but didn't want to just take the guns and run either.

I have, however, been walking around the house and my usual gun shop saying "Look at me! I won!.

If it's not overdoing things, I plan on posting a test report after the guns arrive.


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Barry, Being "Just a Dad" is one of the most important jobs in this world..
I can't think of a more deserving person to win that raffle.
Congratulations my friend!
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Barry,

Congrats on your good fortune from a former 'stay at home Dad.' Being the primary care giver is hard but rewarding work... and I only had two to watch! :shock:

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A fine winner of a fine pistol for a fine cause.

Congrats to Barry and Kamp for Kids. I look forward to taking part next time. :D

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Congratulations. Enjoy them in good health! :D


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Congrats Barry...I know how it feels...the prize could not have gone to a finer man :D Enjoy !

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Gosh, thanks. I appreciate that.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:31 pm 
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Update:
It's now been three years since I won this raffle.
Wow.
I'm still just as proud and honored as the day I won.

Both guns see use. The pistol gets used as a house gun and as a travel gun. I had never owned a railed 1911 before, and may not have ever bought one, but it's been really handy. It's been extra nice to have on trips, so I can have gun in the hotel room with an attached light and do it more discreetly than getting a long gun into the room.
That SureFire X200 has mostly been on that gun, but has also made it's way onto two ot three others too. Nice little light.

Being a dedicated house gun, I honestly haven't carried it much. That CQC/S holster, which was already my favorite belt holster before, is ideal for that use because I may need to snap the gun on quickly. I ran this pistol through a carbine class, carried in a holster/pouch of a carbine chest rig and since then, have often kept it in that same rig as a "grab for a bump in the night" all-in-one setup.
I may not carry it much, but I DO shoot it! I admit, however, that I haven't shot it since Monday.

The 870 shotgun gets a lot of use also. It has also served as a house gun, although I do waffle back and forth between a shotgun and carbine for that use. It's also rotated with my old Ithaca 37 as a car gun. With the sights and choke tubes, it's a pretty versatile gun that can do about anything, so is great for a car/travel/get-home-in-a-disaster gun. I've surprised a couple of people (including myself) with how well it shoots slugs (I use Brenneke KOs).
I've shot it in a few three-gun matches, and used it for all of a Louis Awerbuck shotgun class last month, where it hummed right along.

Like I said, I'm proud and happy to have won. I haven't been on here much lately, but wanted to come on and ensure everyone they were not gathering any dust and were living well.
Thank you all again.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:56 am 
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Barry,
Thank you for the update.
We were all happy that the package went to someone that would actually appreciate and use it.
Be well and enjoy,
Chuck
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Congratulations from a father of twins who also relies on 1911s and an Ithaca 37 for domestic purposes! Do be sure to get a quality safe (or two or three) to secure your firearms though. It's amazing what kids will get into.


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Barry, at first I thought, "awright, who resurrected that old thread"..... but of course since it's you with such a fine report, well...... :D

Thanks for the long term update! It is indeed nice to hear the guns are serving a purpose. More than nice actually, gratifying!

Y'all keep in mind now that raffle #6 is beating down the gate and will be here very soon.


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