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Old 05-05-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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Never thought I would give a 3rd try to another Armscor gun, but it looks like I am. I should be getting in a new RIA CS Tactical in 9mm on Monday or Tuesday of this week. I've been trying to find an affordable compact 1911 in 9mm and it seems that they don't exist. Came really close to buying a Colt Defender, but decided to give RIA another chance. I'll try to get a review of the gun and a range report as soon as the rain decides to move out. So far, the Citadel Compact and RIA 10mm have both been problematic and ended up getting sold rather quickly. I"m hoping that the 3rd time is the charm when it comes to getting one of these amazingly reliable RIA guns that I keep reading about elsewhere.

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I have 3 and all are great shooters. The top one is 9mm, next is .38 super and the CS is .45acp. I carry the CS everyday. Never missed a beat with anything I have shot in them.

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I have 3 and all are great shooters. The top one is 9mm, next is .38 super and the CS is .45acp. I carry the CS everyday. Never missed a beat with anything I have shot in them.
That's good. But my experience so far is 0 for 2. Hoping to break that streak.
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My RIA tactical 9mm runs steel case like pouring pee out of your boot. That is what I bought it for.

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My RIA tactical 9mm runs steel case like pouring pee out of your boot. That is what I bought it for.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this little compact 9mm will do the same. Tracking shows it getting here on Tuesday so we'll see.
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I really hope it works for ya. Buds has them right now.

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I've heard that 9mm 1911s often require tuning to get them running right. And RIAs have a 500 round break in period. So don't shoot it once and throw it at a wall if it isn't perfect haha.

My RIA GI is my baby -.- I love the damned thing and the only jams I've ever had have been ****ty JHP I bought on accident when I was even less educated than I am now haha.

Good luck man I hope it goes well for you

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Not broke in yet but still have yet to have a single issue. I love my ria 1911 .45

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I'll be picking it up today. Probably won't get to shoot it until this weekend.

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Looks like I may have finally found a keeper this time. I have more goods things to say about it than bad. However, the two bad things are still kinda big in my book.

First bad part is that they cut the back side of the slide too short. It does not fit flush with the back of the frame. There's a good chunk of the frame rail visible on the back of the gun that should be covered by the slide.

Second bad part is that the underside of the slide already came with the finish worn off the bottom of the slide rails as well as a well worn track down the center channel of the slide where the disconnector slides. The underside of the slide is worn like you'd see on a gun having shot 1000 rounds. Not something you'd see on a brand new gun.

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