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Hello from St. Louis, Missouri

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Amsdorf, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Amsdorf

    Amsdorf Banned

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    Sep 24, 2011
    I'm pretty new to the 1911 platform. I bought my first 1911 last March, a Sringfield Loaded, and have been enjoying it enormously. I had a trigger job done on in to get the weight down to 3 pounds from how it came from the factory, a whopping 5.75 pounds. It is my most accurate pistol, by far, or, I should say, this is the pistol I can shoot most accurately.

    Here's a picture of it, with an explanation of what the symbol on the grip means.

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    Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum

    VDMA

    The Word of the Lord Endures Forever is the motto of the Lutheran Reformation, a confident expression of the enduring power and authority of God’s Word. The motto is based on Isaiah 40:6-8 quoted by 1 Peter 1:24-25. It first appeared in the court of Frederick the Wise in 1522. He had it sewn onto the right sleeve of the court’s official clothing, which was worn by prince and servant alike. It was used by Frederick’s successors, his brother John the Steadfast, and his nephew John Frederick the Magnanimous. It became the official motto of the Smalcaldic League and was used on flags, banners, swords, and uniforms as a symbol of the unity of the Lutheran laity who struggled to defend their beliefs, communities, families and lives against those who were intent on destroying them.*

    *From Concordia The Lutheran Confessions, by Concordia Publishing House. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
     
  2. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Welcome sir to a great place to hang out.
     

  3. claire

    claire Anger Management Graduate

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    Sep 22, 2011
    [​IMG] Hi Hi Amsdorf! Welcome!

    claire
     
  4. jst1tym

    jst1tym What No Delete Button? Supporting Addict

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    Aug 23, 2011
    Hello and welcome to a great forum, lots of good folks here with a volume of knowledge of 1911's, Enjoy!
     
  5. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Those grips (and corresponding explanation) are familiar. If you are who I think you are, welcome aboard sir. :thumb:

    ...if you aren't the Rev, welcome aboard anyway. :rofl2:
     
  6. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    :welcometo:

    hope it's a good fresh start.
     
  7. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2011
  8. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    I agree, welcome. Hope we're going to start off with a fresh page and and leave the temper at the door...
     
  9. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    He is AOK in my book. That misunderstanding is water under the bridge as far as I'm concerned and he is more than welcome here. :thumb:
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2011
  10. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011
  11. Chris

    Chris YOU ****!!!! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    Hey, I know you! :wave:

    I gave you plenty of crap on another site but have much more respect for you for these days after one of your posts there. Welcome, and let us all start again with a clean slate.
     
  12. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Aug 28, 2011
    Defender Of The Faith. "Where two or more Lutherans are gathered, there's usually a fifth." There's one here anyway, bourbon. A toast to a fine and powerful set a grips Armsdorf. Missouri Synod?
     
  13. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    I must be lutheran then as I love bourbon. LOL
     
  14. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Aug 28, 2011
    Limb, if you it leave out on the counter you might be. If you hide the bottle under the sink behind the dish washing detergent you might be a Baptist.

    EDIT: No offense to either. I have walked both those roads. :>)
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011
  15. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Why do you take two Baptists fishing? If you only take one they drink all of you're beer.:rofl2:
     
  16. deadguy

    deadguy Tom Petty Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Welcome from SC. I prefer rum.
     
  17. LBC45

    LBC45 In Therapy, no hope Supporting Addict

    Sep 8, 2011
    Thank you for the pics of your 1911. and the history, cool.
    Welcome to a great forum. Regards.
     
  18. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Welcome aboard! I'm not that far from you. I like the grips. :smilie:

    Andy
     
  19. Gunshine

    Gunshine New Member

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    Aug 29, 2011
  20. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    :welcometo: Glad to have you here!
     
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