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Old 11-29-2011, 04:07 AM   #21
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Congratulations Books.

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Old 11-29-2011, 08:06 AM   #22
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Have several friends with ria 1911 and the only problem is with the beaver tail binding. It seems like the pin holes are not straight across. If I buy another 1911 ria is at the top of my list. As for grips when it comes to function and comfort I like the houge rap around. I shoot more accurate with them. Nine times out if ten I will go with function over looks.



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Mine LOVES the wilson Elite Tactical Mags, are you gonna be looking for traditional wood grips or synthetic?
Leaning towards a nice set of wood grips. The Hogue wrap-arounds might be an option. They look like they have a nice grip to them.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:06 PM   #24
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I was thinking about getting one and now after reading this post I will probably get myself one for Christmas!

I love the stand - - - what would you charge for about 5 of them?

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My kimber came with the rosewood panels and 30 lpi checkering on the front strap. Replaced / covered by houge.

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I have an RIA GI and it is a very nice weapon. I put a set of VZ Aliens in black G10 on it. I am also considering doing Cerakote or Wilson Tuff Armor refinish and adding some better sights.

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Leaning towards a nice set of wood grips. The Hogue wrap-arounds might be an option. They look like they have a nice grip to them.
You might check out VZ grips, they have alot of different cool styles
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I've read that the mags that came with it might not be the best. What brand should I be looking for? This gun might just push me into finally getting a reloading setup going.



The wood on the grips is nice but I am thinking that I might replace them with a set of checkered grips. The stock ones are real slick.
To be honest I thought I had made a mistake when I impulse bought the same RIA (price was too good to pass up). I had nothing but feed problems and stovepipes at first. After about 2-300 everything is working flawlessly. I have about 3k rounds down the pipe since the initial breakin without a single chamber issue or FTF. Any misgivings I had about the purchase are way in the past. This is now my favorite gun I own. I will say RIA's do seem to be hit or miss depending on who you talk to. I was fortunate enough to get a good one as were others on this forum, and I know of a few that ended up with bad ones. Put a couple hundred rounds through it and let us know how she does.
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Best gun I bought! RIA 1911 nickel plated 2008 model....shoots everything! Had a Kimber and all it did was jam; TOO tight!

Also have a Arcus dac98 9mm which gave me fits with FTE issues but I sent her in and Century Arms fixed it in 3 weeks { under warrenty} ; fired her today and she is smooth as silk, a great piece. $321 from bud's guns. Happy as a clam and I know you will be too with the 1911!

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Leaning towards a nice set of wood grips. The Hogue wrap-arounds might be an option. They look like they have a nice grip to them.
books, check out the pachmyer grips for the 1911, they have some that are a combnation of rubber wrap around and wood. would be the best of both types of grips, better grip, and some wood for looks.
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