First post to the forum and wanted to let everyone know that I enjoy my time reading through everyones threads and posts. Very well organized site with lots of great members, information, and of course guns.
Bought my first 1911, after reading and watching many many reviews and having a budget, I settled for a compact RIA
Wasn't a fan of the wood grips from the very start, but I like to customize as you'll see
Took it to the range today for the first time
Shot - 150 rounds of Remington UMC 230 grain through it,
with the stock ACT MAG and two joes magmania 7 round magazines
Only had one hiccup with a spent shell being caught badwards in the slide
With everything else going smoothly, I chalked that one up to bad luck, but only time will tell if it happens again
The gun ran like a machine, though I did field strip it and clean up the "goop" it was packed with, well before I took it out today
The gun shoots low at 25ft (yes 25 ft cause the indoor range at the club allows no closer than that)
I hold four inchs above the mark and I hit the mark - easy
Groupings, at best, were 4-5 inches, again at 25ft and with me being not the best shot, by far
As soon as the out door range is complete (under renovations) I will try at 10ft and go from there
Also, I tend to shoot to the left, but thats with all my guns, I think it has to do with my grip or eyes or whatever.
Over all, my RIA is my new BABY... it's a dream
At first, I thought I would hate the "play" in the trigger before the first shot, but after a few rounds and knowing exactly when it will disengage the hammer and with the super short reset of the trigger - I wouldn't want it any other way, right out of the box.
The gun is "heavy", obviously compared to my Glock and Ruger SR9, but I still want to carry it lol - next will to be to find that "perfect" IWB holster and see how it goes
Well, Thank you for the read and I added some photos below, enjoy.
Cool Grips Right
One bad luck round
Hmm, pretty sure I shot 7 times