I am back after my extended absence from the forum.
It has been a long year. I haven't had a chance to do anything firearm related in quite some time, but it looks like things on other fronts may be settling down.
Updates: I am engaged, with the date to be set for this year. I no longer drink, due to an aggressive onset of gout at the ripe old age of 34. I just bought my first Colt SA. I am going through my parts box, and will be trying to clean up and sell unneeded parts, including finally getting some of those front sights out that I promised everyone last year (My apologies for all the delays).
You're a glutton for punishment...back to the forum, getting hitched and quit drinking all at once!
ol' Bushy In the Cottonwoods
"How many of us really need all the big bores we have? The need is not physical, the need is mental, emotional, spiritual, or whatever tag one wishes to apply. Dreams make life bearable. And hopefully for some of us, the dreams become reality".
Welcome back. You know the type of group we are when you say "I just got engaged and bought a Colt SA" and we say "show us a picture of that Colt!"
You can always tell when a man has lost his soul to flying. The poor [fool] is hopelessly committed to stopping whatever he is doing long enough to look up and make sure the aircraft purring overhead continues on course and does not suddenly fall out of the sky. It is also his bound duty to watch every aircraft within view take off and land.