Originally Posted by ParhfinderAFW
Just got a chance to test fire my "new" (to me) RIA Compact! Ate everything I gave it except through the ACT mag that came with it and had one fail to feed from that. Cycled flawlessly with the Chip McCormick match grade mags. Now to replace grips and mainspring housing! Anyone here tried Hogue's G10 piranha grips?
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buy some qaulity mags to replace the crappy OEM mags that came with the pistol. this is the only place where some of the lesser expensive 1911's cheap out at, the mags. but it's a simple fix, and most of us buy more mags anyways. i like the Chip McCormack mags and the Wilson Combat mags and use both as my go to mags for a 1911. have yet to have a problem with either brand. another brnd that gets high marks from those who use them are the Tripp Research mags. one day i hope to try them out as well. Tripp Research mags are made by the gentleman who originally founded STI who makes really nice 1911's. he should know a few things about 1911's!
just curious as to why you want to change out the MSH. any particular reason?
personally i have never used Hogue grips on any 1911, but have used them for years on other pistols and revolvers. i give them high marks as well for being a quality product.
also Google "custom 1911 grips" and you will get a few thousand hits to digest through. check out Brown's Custom Grips. he is a member here on the forum under the username Olympus and he shows off some of his custom grips on thread about 1911 grips. his work is amazing with making some really beautiful grips.