The New 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by CA357, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Most of you are aware of the problems I've been having with my RIA GI model. Well, it will be back from Armscor on Monday and after I clean it, I'm listing it for sale.

    I sold some of my SHTF ammunition to gather more cash to put with whatever I get for the RIA.

    I went to the shop and they didn't have a single Colt in the store. (sorry Cane) I would have been happy with a Springfield Mil Spec, but they're scarce as hens teeth around here. So, I decided to look at Commander sized pistols, since this pistol may eventually be carried.

    I checked out the Para LTC, the SA Champion, a stainless Kimber Pro Carry II and just for grins, a used Sig P220. The Sig was by far the best deal and I like Sigs, but I really wanted a 1911. This way, I can not only share ammunition, but magazines as well.

    With our circumstances, I only have two handguns anymore, the Sistema and the RIA. I feel uncomfortable only having one handgun since one is none. Having the RIA is like having only my Sistema. I will never be able to trust the RIA. I realize that may be goofy, but I just can't feel confident that it will always operate correctly.

    So, I put the Kimber on layaway with my ammo money. Now I just have to get that RIA sold and I'll be able to pick up the new pistol. :cool:

    Since I don't have the pistol, here's a link to it on the Kimber website: Kimber America | Pro Carry II
     
  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Can't go wrong with a Kimber, Don!
     

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Nice gun. I'm sure you'll get over it not being a [​IMG]





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  4. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Can't wait ten days to see it CA!! :D
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    The Rock island was just bought by an adventurous member of this forum. I'm really glad, because it's someone who knows the history of the pistol and I am honor bound to let that history be known.
     
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  6. Samples.32

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    I could have gotten you a kimber below cost!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I am too late, I wanted to Dual Wield in a sweet shoulder rig and ankle carry my Sigma. ;)
     
  8. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Tough decision there pardner. One of the real nice thing about Sigs, especially the P220, is they just run and they don't care about ammo. I like 1911s myself but as you surely know - they can be picky. Hopefully you won't get a "Spitty" Kimber that rusts away instantly...:rolleyes:
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Nah, it won't be rusting from me, I'm Italian and I exude Olive Oil. Garlic too at times. ;)
     
  10. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I really like the pro carry 2 I had except that silly take down paper clip thing. Enjoy!
     
  11. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Maybe my .460 Rowland is not that far off now.
     
  12. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Now that seems like a very real possibility. :cool:
     
  13. beaglesam

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    Had a Para with a similar problem. After going back to North Carolina twice and finding nothing wrong I traded a buddy of mine for a Black Hawk. I've been to the range with him a couple of times and the gun performs like a million dollars. Well I like the SA so we are both happy.