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00Glazz 04-27-2011 08:31

New 1911 Owner!
 
Hey guys and gals,

So I am crazy excited because my first ever 1911 should be coming in today!
I have had many polymer pistols, but have always wanted a 1911. Never thought I would get one anytime soon between all the schooling I have to pay for and everyday bills etc. Well that changed when I bought a RIA earlier this week, for $387.00 brand new, shipped,and FFL transferred.:wow: It was an amazing deal that I just knew I had to have.

So I am now jumping headfirst into this whole new information pool about the 1911. I just recently joined Glock talk and have been learning and reading tons about the glock pistols. Now I have even more information overload haha.:rofl:

My main questions are, and I am sure these have been asked by many new owners, (I have used google etc to search for some but wanted your guys opinions) #1. What grips look very good on these? I am debating between punisher grips, or some nice looking tactical grips. #2. I am getting into reloading with my girlfriends brother. Him and I both have RIA's and are wondering what a decent standard target reload recipe is. Possibly wanting a reliable defensive recipe as well if you have any. #3 Are there any things I should immediately do to my RIA to make it more reliable etc, I am wanting to carry this sometimes as well as take it to the range A LOT.

I will search more for the other questions I have rather than posting them all here since there would be hundreds :tongueout::tongueout: Thanks a ton ahead of time guys! I love this forum, and everyones insight is much appreciated.

Hokie1911 04-27-2011 08:41

Congrats on a great first 1911. That's a great price.

#1 - No Punisher grips. That is forbidden here. :thumbsup: Hello Kitty is a better choice.
#2 - Get a couple of reloading guides. Lyman is a good start. Do a LOT of reading first. I would focus on loading target ammo starting out.
#3 - Clean, load, shoot, clean, load, shoot...keep repeating.

:welcome:

snowcrash75 04-27-2011 08:44

Recommendation for grips--google VZ grips, i'm guessing you will find something you like.

Recommendation for increasing reliability--dont cook your own self defense reloads as a beginner ;-)

Nickpisp 04-27-2011 08:55

Congrats!

Spats McGee 04-27-2011 08:58

Congratulations!

knedrgr 04-27-2011 09:07

grips are all personal preference, so what might look good to one could be puke to another. I say, get what you want.

But I will say this, if it's going to be a possible defense gun, then stay away from the Punisher grips. Don't give them any sign to add to the case for the state. But that's just my opinion.

bac1023 04-27-2011 10:05

Congrats! :cool:

That's a very good 1911 at a great price.

bac1023 04-27-2011 10:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by hokieshooterG23 (Post 17277651)
#1 - No Punisher grips. That is forbidden here. :thumbsup: Hello Kitty is a better choice.

:rofl:

38 Super Fan 04-27-2011 10:21

Congrats!

midliferally 04-27-2011 10:26

Congrats!!
 
Be prepared to get sucked in, hide your credit cards, limit your visits here.
Like crack.....bad mojo.......

Hey Moe 04-27-2011 10:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by midliferally (Post 17278244)
Be prepared to get sucked in, hide your credit cards, limit your visits here.
Like crack.....bad mojo.......

:supergrin: Yup. Welcome to the addiction.

polizei1 04-27-2011 10:31

Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Credit Cards, Hide Yo Monies! Bac is rapin' Erabody's bank Account!!!!

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GioaJack 04-27-2011 10:55

If you have no experience in loading and do not have unlimited access to a very experienced loader may I suggest you pick up a copy of The ABC's of Loading.

This will answer many of the questions you already have about loading and provide you fodder for questions that you may never have thought of otherwise. It will not only give you an excellent overview of loading in general but also introduce you to the different loading equipment available in the market place. While equipment recommendations from friends and other loaders are always well meaning they are often solicited from people whose experience might be questionable or don't take into consideration your current monthly round expenditure and foreseeable increase, number of calibers that will be loaded, available space for construction of loading bench(s), and the inevitable input but the household domestic engineer... if applicable.

By far the most common range/target load is the 200 grain LSWC. They are the least expensive projectile when bought commercially and a very simple projectile to cast.

Because the .45 is a low pressure round it is a very easy round to load for and depending on your intended use you have a plethora of powders to choose from.


Jack

jrs93accord 04-27-2011 15:56

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...010/004-13.jpg

I used some nice Rosewood double-checkered grips on RIA Gov't. (top right)

44terryberry 04-27-2011 16:03

i had a few Glocks, and then got a Kimber CDP.I thought I would like the 1911.Wrong!I sold it before I even fired it. I`m used to Glocks.Sorry if I offend the 1911 guys.

Hokie1911 04-27-2011 16:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by 44terryberry (Post 17279961)
i had a few Glocks, and then got a Kimber CDP.I thought I would like the 1911.Wrong!I sold it before I even fired it. I`m used to Glocks.Sorry if I offend the 1911 guys.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/nUMSZq4JY...8MOCaL_500.jpg

Cerebrus 04-27-2011 16:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by 44terryberry (Post 17279961)
i had a few Glocks, and then got a Kimber CDP.I thought I would like the 1911.Wrong!I sold it before I even fired it. I`m used to Glocks.Sorry if I offend the 1911 guys.

So you sold it before you even shot it?.. granted it is a Kimber.. but how would you know that you that you don't like it if you never shot it? :upeyes:
no offense taken..

Cerebrus 04-27-2011 16:15

Damn you Hokie... =P

Scamp 04-27-2011 17:19

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...RIAVZGrips.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...1/RIAHogue.jpg

glock2740 04-27-2011 18:01

Congrats! I like my RIA's alot. Great bang for the buck in the 1911 format.


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