New RIA for me

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by aandabooks, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    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:

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    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.
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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

  3. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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

    MrWray New Member

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    Thats a nice looking weapon brother, congrats
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    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
     
  6. kobel1up

    kobel1up New Member

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    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?
     
  7. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    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.
     
  8. truevil1313

    truevil1313 New Member

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    Congrats on your new purchase. I know you will enjoy it.
     
  9. MLittle5

    MLittle5 New Member

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    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.
     
  10. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    :p

    Bought my 4th just a month or so ago-
    Love my 9mm RIA Tactical :cool:
     
  12. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Im happy that you regained your confidence in RIA after the bad apple that you got prior.. Congrats on your newest one brother
     
  13. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Thanks- Real glad I gave RIA anuther chance - I really wanted a 1911 in 9mm & got a good one :D
     
  14. MSgt3227

    MSgt3227 New Member

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    Congratulations on your new RIA aandabooks! As the happy owner of one as well, I think you made a good choice. I bought mine for Cowboy Action Shooting (Wild Bunch matches) about a year ago and have never had any problems with it at all. Have fun!

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  15. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Read your signature, thank you for your dedicated service to this country sir.
     
  16. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Welcome to SASS - Boss Hoss Fly #63711 :D
     
  17. neilage66

    neilage66 New Member

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    You're going to need to invest in more ammo right quick. :)

    ...and a bunch-o-mags!
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2011
  18. Fred_G

    Fred_G Active Member

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    Congrats on the new gun! Love my RIA 1911. Some nice looking stock grips on that one.
     
  19. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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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.
     
  20. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Mine LOVES the wilson Elite Tactical Mags, are you gonna be looking for traditional wood grips or synthetic?