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aandabooks 11-28-2011 01:34 AM

New RIA for me
 
Went to the gunshow today and the wife told me to go ahead and spend my Christmas/B-day money if I found something that I wanted. I took a 20 gauge shotgun with me as trade bait and this is what I came home with:

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/g...s/100_1793.jpg

I've been reading a lot of good things here about the RIA 1911's and decided to take a chance. I haven't ever shot a centerfire pistol but am enjoying the Colt/Walther 1911 in .22 I picked up last month. Bought a 50 round box of Federals and hope to get out this week to shoot it.

danf_fl 11-28-2011 01:37 AM

Congrats! And I see it fits the stand nicely (raspberries to the others who thought it held only .22's) :)

towboater 11-28-2011 01:44 AM

Nice!!!!! Let us know how it does at the range.

MrWray 11-28-2011 04:14 AM

Thats a nice looking weapon brother, congrats

Axxe55 11-28-2011 04:26 AM

allright! way to go. congrats on your new handgun. now you have start saving up for the next one, and the next one..... well you see where this is going don't you? they're addictive!:D

kobel1up 11-28-2011 04:54 AM

Great looking gun. I have to ask where you got the stand though. Did you make it or bought somewhere? Anther question, does the RIA seem to have a lot of ruff edges, or is it pretty smooth?

aandabooks 11-28-2011 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by kobel1up (Post 637875)
Great looking gun. I have to ask where you got the stand though. Did you make it or bought somewhere? Anther question, does the RIA seem to have a lot of ruff edges, or is it pretty smooth?

I made the stand. It is pretty smooth, very stiff out of the box and the slide release is tight. I filed it a little last night to take any burr off of it. There is no slop in the way everything fits together. I haven't taken a caliper to it but the mating surfaces don't have nicely.

truevil1313 11-28-2011 12:52 PM

Congrats on your new purchase. I know you will enjoy it.

MLittle5 11-28-2011 10:22 PM

I have a RIA commander. Several people poo-poed me for buying it. I felt it was a good gun for the price. It shoot well but bits my hand. After a couple of years of shooting I decided to do a alittle customizing. I added Wison Combat Hammer, Sheer, an Beaver tail Safety. I added Crimson Trace laser grips and boy what a gun it is now. I am thinking of buying another one the 38 Super and customize it. I feel it is a great starting platform and a good gun for a 1st 1911. I am up to 8 1911s now and wanting more.
Enjoy your gun.

MrWray 11-28-2011 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MLittle5
I have a RIA commander. Several people poo-poed me for buying it. I felt it was a good gun for the price. It shoot well but bits my hand. After a couple of years of shooting I decided to do a alittle customizing. I added Wison Combat Hammer, Sheer, an Beaver tail Safety. I added Crimson Trace laser grips and boy what a gun it is now. I am thinking of buying another one the 38 Super and customize it. I feel it is a great starting platform and a good gun for a 1st 1911. I am up to 8 1911s now and wanting more.
Enjoy your gun.

Looks like now that the poo poo is on the ones that sassed you for buying it :-)


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