As a young Air Force captain in the 1960s, my old man was first assigned to Randolph AFB in San Antonio, Texas, soon after General Curtis LeMay opened the doors of the USAF Marksmanship School, in an effort to dethrone the Army from the upper echelons of competitive shooting. At that time, there was a substantial recruiting campaign for the base pistol team, which drew the interest of my father, and he began shooting competitively for the Air Force. After a few years, Dad purchased this M1911 and proceeded to find a pistolsmith to have it accurized. In his quest for the perfect sidearm, he went so far as to call the home of Army pistol champion Bill Blankenship, whom he did not know, for advice. Blankenship wasn’t home, but his wife was, and she told Dad the name of the man that accurized Bill’s pistols at Fort Benning. Off to Georgia the pistol went.