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Finally! My first 1911 New RIA compact tactical

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by glockfan9, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. glockfan9

    glockfan9 1911Fan9 :)

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    :cheerleader: YYYAAAAAYYYYYY Its finally here im so happy lol ive converted to the dark side:rofl:but it made it today. I got the RIA compact tactical cs. includes novak sights, skeletonized hammer and trigger, extened beavertail..
    Its exactly what I was looking for, great size and shape. i wieghed it and it comes in at 32.5oz with an empty mag. not too shabby for a full steel 1911, great profile and well balanced. included one 7rd mag with rubber baseplate, looks pretty good. Im ordering some black kimber rubber grips this week.
    -posting some crappy iphone pics now but will have some nice ones up soon.
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  2. Hokie1911

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    Congrats. Now change your avatar bro. :thumbsup:
     

  3. glockfan9

    glockfan9 1911Fan9 :)

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    ^ lol avatar and sig need to change. ill change the avatar this week when i take some nice pics with my nikon
    - quick question, I was at local walmart and all the .45 ammo they had was JHP? is that normal.. all the remington and WWB were JHP instead of the usual FMJ. but a box of 100rds WWB 230gr JHP is $31. that good? is that good for range use?
     
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  4. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Lifetime Newb

    Congrats on a fine weapon!

    The JHP ammo you saw is probably only what they had in stock. The Wal-Marts around me have been getting plenty of 230 gr. ball, as well at the WWB 100 packs and HP ammo.

    This is going to make you sick to your stomach...But I can reload .45 practice ammo for about $7/50. It will be even less than that after I start casting my own bullets. :supergrin:
     
  5. GAFinch

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    Last year, regular FMJ was running up to $22/50rds.
     
  6. glockfan9

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    well if the JHP is the same price as the FMJ i might as well just shoot that, ill prob grab a box this week if they have any in stock.
     
  7. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Lifetime Newb

    The factory FMJ is a little cheaper around here. I know the Federal stuff in the red and black box is about $16/50. This is just my opinion, but I would suggest running 3-4 boxes of ball through the gun before trying to cycle any HP ammo. On some guns, the parts mating together take a little while out of the box, and the gun not cycling SD ammo will do nothing but screw with your head. Of course, YMMV.
     
  8. glockfan9

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    ^ well i expect some form of a break in period but will it mess anything up if i just use the WWB JHP?
    - also have another question if anyone can help, The "barrel hood"( think thats what its called) is polished silver.. can i polish the rest of the barrel to match? I polished the barrel on my G19 with no problem but wondered if I could do it with this and the parkerizing???
     
  9. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Lifetime Newb

    It will not mess the gun up at all to shoot HP ammo through it first. :wavey:
     
  10. glockfan9

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    Thank you!
     
  11. KiloBravo

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    No problem. ;)
     
  12. thejellster05

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    Glad to see you got a 1911 man! I've been following your other thread as I'm in the market for my first 1911. Seriously thinking about the RIA Tactical full size. Looks good man, now we need a range report!
     
  13. glockfan9

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    Ya ill post one for sure. So far it feels great tight fit and finish
     
  14. Nice RIA sir. Let me know how ya make out at the range.
     
  15. glockfan9

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    Will do, anyone know if i can polish the rest of my barrel?
     
  16. GunFighter45ACP

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    Nice RIA! You could polish the barrel, but you may want to wait awhile to see how your barrel responds to frequent shooting. Not that there's anything wrong w/your barrel, but you may want to go another route instead of frequent polishings, etc.
     
  17. samuse

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    You could, but why? It's parkerized. It would be like putting chrome wheels on a car that's just primered.

    Hollowpoints will either feed or they won't. It just depends on how the gun is set up. (or not)
     
  18. Tactical black

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    Congrats it looks nice now you need to find some new grips for it. :cool:
     
  19. glock2740

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  20. DaverZ

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    been thinking of maybe getting one.does it take a reg 1911 mag or one made for it's size?