I am a shooter and accumulator of various firearms, falling short of collecting. I favor postwar Swiss and French, pre-war American, and Imperial German firearms. I like blued steel and oiled walnut, and dislike stampings, moldings, and castings of any kind. My favorite Colts are the first generation SAA, the royal blue Python, and the pre-war M1911A1 National Match, not necessarily in that order. I was born in Moscow, and live in the Hollywood Hills. I am always eager to join my fellow enthusiasts at the range or in the field.