Jim Lochard a.k.a. 82Luft, German for 82nd. Airborne

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 82Luft, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. 82Luft

    82Luft Member

    Jul 15, 2017
    Greeting members, glad to be aboard 1911 Addicts. I'm expecting my first Dan Wesson 1911A2 at the end of this month (7/17), and I can't wait for it to arrive. Back in the day I fought with the M1911A1 in Southeast Asia, and it's been a love affair ever since.

    "Fear is the mother of courage." me
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  2. 82Luft

    82Luft Member

    Jul 15, 2017
    Fear is the mother of courage Myself

  3. 82Luft

    82Luft Member

    Jul 15, 2017


    May 12, 2015
    Welcome to addicts.....
    Jump on in the pool...!!!
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  5. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    Welcome to the forum from Nevada, glad you joined. All the way RA. Nice gun your getting!
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  6. 82Luft

    82Luft Member

    Jul 15, 2017
    Yes it is. It's odd that the Dan Wesson 1911A2 hasn't much publicity. You can't even find a review on YouTube! I came across the A2 by accident, and it was love at first sight.
  7. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    You can search the A2 on this site, a few members have meaningful relationships with that gun, or it's cousins.
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    May 12, 2015
    Did you get the full size or the Commander?
  9. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire Supporting Addict

    Apr 12, 2016
  10. 82Luft

    82Luft Member

    Jul 15, 2017
    Sorry to respond so late, 1911wheelsnomore. I'm having a little difficulty learning how to navigate this site. I was searching for your message, and it took all this time to find it. To answer your question, I opted for the full size A2.
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  11. Apollo12

    Apollo12 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Apr 4, 2017
    Welcome aboard!

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  12. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . . Supporting Addict

    Dec 4, 2014
    One of you need to warn him about Curly . . . . .

    Oh yeah, welcome.gif . . . .
  13. 82Luft

    82Luft Member

    Jul 15, 2017
    Thank you, Kip. Glad to be a new member. I'm still learning my way around the site. Difficult for a neophyte computer guy, but hopefully not impossible.
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  14. wcanterbury

    wcanterbury NRA Life Member, GOA Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    Welcome from Western Colorado. Thanks for your service next to our troops!
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  15. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Welcome aboard from east Missouri!

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  16. 82Luft

    82Luft Member

    Jul 15, 2017
    Thank you, 41Charlie. I'm glad to be aboard. Love 1911s.
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  17. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 3, 2015
    welcome from CT

    you will love that A2. nice DW to get
  18. Pennywise827

    Pennywise827 I keeed I keeed..... Supporting Addict

    Jan 23, 2017
  19. colt45acp

    colt45acp Active Member

    Apr 12, 2015
    Welcome to our forum from Northern Italy.

    Classic collectible "USGI 1911s", full size "SIG Sauers" and "CZ" sport pistols have always been among my favourite guns.
    For the range I have mainly owned 1911s, CZs, and half a dozen SIG Sauers; great guns especially older German-proofed ones, the SIG Sauer P226 to me is probably the most reliable pistol that I have owned in over 38 years of shooting handguns, and I've seen enough makes and models, in all service calibers, to know what to trust and what not to.
    I collected for years, then I realized that an ever-taller pile of guns made my life no happier, so I decided to take a hiatus from it, I started to thin my collection and decided to enjoy the too many guns that I already had in my safe.
    So no more new guns for a while, but since I'm still a big 1911 enthusiast I decided to keep my small collection of 1911s, and reserve mainly my P226s and the Shadow 2 for the range.
    With guns I love learning with enthusiasm something new every day.
    After more than 38 years of guns-ownership and reloading, I still enjoy shooting steel plates and going to the range at least twice a week.
    JMO this is one of the best gun forums among the several I belong to, to me it's quite a learning experience, I hope you'll enjoy your time here.

    Life is good.
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  20. Howe45acp

    Howe45acp Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2017
    Welcome from another FNG in Kentucky.

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