RIA 1911 guestions

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by hardluk1, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    I have avoided buying a 1911 for many years. Spent time shooting other guys pistols and enjoy them as well as any "new" pistol.

    460+tax for a RIA Tacitcal FS for a new in stock pistol made in 2012 January according to armscor. Been just hang-in out at local general store.

    Pro or cons on the make and model??
     
  2. HOSSFLY

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    Had my Tactical for about two years & plan on being buried with it ;)


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  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    buy it! shoot it! and enjoy it!

    Pros: inexspensive, but very well made. decently accurate. Mil-Spec, so aftermarket parts will work in it. reliable.

    Cons: some come with very cheap looking grips and the finish isn't Colt standards. both of these are easy fixes though!

    IMO, for a first 1911, it's a good choice because it's affordable, well made and decently accurate. Yes, buy the RIA 1911!
     
  4. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  5. urquidez

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    Just shot my ria tactical cs compact 45 acp for the first time on sat and Im loved it here is a pic shot from 10 yards i need more practice
     

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  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Looks like ya kilt it! :)
     
  7. gearhead396

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    I had a friend that had one and he suffered none of the problems the other lower prices 1911 if say go for it good price to.
     
  8. hardluk1

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    Picked up my tactical fs and have it cleaned up and ready to roll. Hopefully.

    Nice to find I can use my Comp-Tac/ Kahr holster too. No extra rig needed.

    I picked up a 100 rounds of FMJ to try out.

    Also see our general store is getting there handgun stocks built back upp, except of m&p's it seems.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    cool! we need pictures! you know we need our gun porn!:D

    my LGS hasn't had any of the M & P's either in some time.
     
  10. RoGrrr

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    Hardluk1
    I bought a 9mm RIA 1911 a couple years ago and have put about 10,000 rounds thru it. I'm happy with ALMOST everything about it.
    What bothered me about it was that it would not feed hollow points reliably, even after Rock Island polished and tuned it so that it "would".
    I now understand the design is incapable of handling HPs bcuz of frame size vs cartridge OAL. Consequently, I bought a Springfield EMP for CCW since it was designed around the 9mm length.
    I do a lot of target shooting with my RIA 9mm and it serves me quite well. I have recommended it to people who were not ready to spend a $GRAND$ on another brand of 1911.
    AXXE complains about cheap looking grips. I'd say that maybe he forgot about the $400 price point of the guns. It's a CHEAP GUN ! What can you expect ? At least it has a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. THAT was what prompted me to buy it.
    Non-Colt standards for finish ? I'm wondering what that's supposed to mean. I have plenty of holster wear from my kydex holster but I do lots of draw-shoot so I understand the wear. Again, it's a CHEAP GUN !
    But it more than satisfies me.
    Even my flat black Colt Compact Officer shows plenty of holster wear from that same kydex holster so I don't follow him on that one.


    There are four things we can never have enough of
    sex
    money
    guns
    ammo

    Not necessarily in that order....
     
  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i think you are taking my words out of context. i never said it was cheap and the term i used was inexpensive IIRC. my comments about the grips and the finish are my opinions and i have looked a few of the RIA's side by side with Colt 1911's. there is a definate difference in the finishes. these are personal observations of mine. not complaints in the least. grips are an easy change and most people do.

    BTW, i have an MetroArms American Classic Commander and had a ACII Government model, which are in the same price point as the RIA's. i do recommend the RIA's as very good 1911 in their price range and wouldn't hesitate in buying one at all myself. my next 1911 is probably going to be a RIA 1911 in 38 Super.

    in the future i would appreciate it if you didn't try to infer things i didn't mean or say. i can speak my own mind and usually do.
     
  12. hardluk1

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    rogrr Interesting yours would not feed HP ammo. And frame size to cartridge, what??!! I stepped out back before dark and a ran a few mags of mixed HP ammo threw it thanks to a friend . Some left over 185gr pmc hp and some 230gr XTP and GD bullet ammo he had . Not many rounds I know and maybe the first time I have ever started off a new pistol with HP ammo. No issues so far. Now finish. I really could careless how prudy it is or shinny a firearm is. IF it strips to bare metal do to normal wear that's fine. Only colts I own are my huntsman I bought around 1969 or 70. No other interest in owning any thing with colt logo on it. No bbq queens ether in this house. HA.

    I have been carry'n kahrs for a few years, so I am use to reading about guys say'n my gun won't cycle with this or that ammo and my 3 run like a scalded dogs with any ammo tried. My first kahr came from a guy like that. Ran great for me !!! So I bought a few more.

    I am not a newbe and will figure you what this one likes and dislikes and adjust for it but most times I can tune one to work if needed. Time will till. Thanks for your view.
     
  13. hardluk1

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    delete....
     
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    For what ever reason thats beyound me understanding i can not transfer photos in a large enough format to be useable. Guess I will get my youngest daughter over here to help!!
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    And My lastest carry pistol with the 1911. Kahr tp40
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  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    it works! i just clicked on the picture and it showed it much bigger.
     
  16. hardluk1

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    Werd. Two more photo added . Only shows as a 1 1/8" by 1 5/8" photo on my end?? Thanks.
     
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  17. HOSSFLY

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    Photobucket is weird at times-
    Then they change it up & it gets weirder :confused:
     
  18. Gatoragn

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    The 9mm's are pickier regarding hollow point ammo, Rogrr was referring to a 9mm RIA tactical. But mine does love steel case Russian ball ammo.
     
  19. canebrake

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    Buy it.......if you don't like it, it'll be easy to sell.

    My money is on you liking it.
     
  20. superman8428

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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.
     

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