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Old 04-10-2013, 01:32 AM   #21
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I bought mine a couple months ago and I love it. I have had no functional problems. The only thing I didn't like was the grips but is no big deal.

I say buy it. You won't regret it.
Don't blame you on the grips
EZ fix tho
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Love my RIA, put hogue grips on it. Have had no FTF. I shot competition with mine.

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Stand a 9 next to a 45 and you'll see the difference. The 45 has an OAL of 1.275 while the 9 is 1.169. The hardball 9 is 0.106 shorter. They built the 9mm in a 45 frame so they had to put a rib inside the magazine to move the cartridge forward.
To make things worse, the Winchester Ranger +P+ HP is 1.110 OAL (0.059 shorter still). As the slide moves, it pushes the shell forward by contacting the rim at 12 O'Clock. As it moves the shell out of the feed lips, beyond the shell below it, it loses the support of that shell below it, allowing it to nose dive into the feed ramp, jamming the gun. And the front of the HP slug, due to the different curvature/ogive makes it that much harder to slide up the ramp.
Springfield redesigned the EMP to shorten the inside of the mag well so they don't have to put that rib inside the mag. Problem solved.
I have a 45 ACP COLT COMPACT Officer that feeds HP or anything else I put in it. It feeds the Keith design 255 grain semi-wadcutter very well, too. The original 1911 was designed to feed anything you could put into it.

I agree with Cane. Buy it, you'll like it. In the rare case you don't, it'll be easy to sell.

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Rogrr I did not pay attention enough to see you are talking about a 9MM!! My bad. I have no interest in the pros or cons or design issues of a 9mm in a 1911, sorry.

I am new to 1911's but not firearms and understand most of the design issues in feeding certain cartidges or bullet types. Just happens as baddly as your 9mm was a freinds RIA 9mm tactical 5" is just that great with many HP bullet designs.

Not sure where you read the 1911 was design to shoot any bullet type. Many or maybe most early GI spec 1911 was more than unreliable with HP ammo . You can still find guys today that carry some costlier 1911's with fmj because they not reliable still with HP ammo and pass it off as , the holes big enought with that big ole 45 and don't need a HP.

Anyhow it seems after a little range time this morning it will work out just fine .


Dearhunter I have a set of hogues rubber panels comeing for mine. The ones with the standard hogue dimped finish. I seem to have grown found of the soft rubber hogues years ago on my hunting revolvers.

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Dearhunter I have a set of hogues rubber panels comeing for mine. The ones with the standard hogue dimped finish. I seem to have grown found of the soft rubber hogues years ago on my hunting revolvers.
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I have to admit I misspoke on the design of the 1911. I should have said it was designed around the 230 FMJ but I've seen so many which feed anything you put in the mag. I've shot some virtual target wadcutters. No, I've never seen anyone make/sell them, I just ended up with a handful that I butchered in my sizer/luber. So I decided to try them and they all worked.
There are some guns feed anything while others are a bit finnicky.

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HOSSFLY These are the one I have comeing. Just keeping it plain and simple. http://www.midwayusa.com/Product/485302/hogue-rubber-grip-panels-with-palm-swell-1911-government-commander-black

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I picked up a rock island off of armslist about a month ago. Finally got some ammo last week and took it out this weekend. Went through 250 rounds in on sitting...whoops. It handled too good to set it down. As for grips I put pierce finger groove inserts under dome ergo xt od green panels, to match the soon to be duracoated slide.

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I have RIA pistols in 9mm, .38 super, and .45. All have run great no with glitches at all. You will not be disappointed. Buy it and shoot the hell out of it. If you have a problem they have a LIFETIME WARRANTY unlike some manufacturers.

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HOSSFLY These are the one I have comeing. Just keeping it plain and simple. http://www.midwayusa.com/Product/485302/hogue-rubber-grip-panels-with-palm-swell-1911-government-commander-black
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