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First 1911, New RIA Tac

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Hurricanes, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Hurricanes

    Hurricanes

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    Picked up my first 1911 today, and I love it. Rented a Sig GSR 1911 about 5 years ago, and thought it was fantastic. I knew I had to have a 1911, and now I do. My Wilson Combat lube is on its way, so shooting it will have to wait till then.
    -Joel

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  2. TKR Reptiles

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    Congrats... RIA are some damn fine guns for the price... I had one and it never had a single issue...
     


  3. don't wait man, lube it up and blast away!

    5 yrs? now that's patience.
     
  4. TKR Reptiles

    TKR Reptiles Thread Killer

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    TBH those things will run pretty dry... Mine came SOAKED in oil... I took it apart at the range wiped it all off, and ran it...

    Take that thing out and blast away... You won't be disappointed...
     
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  5. Hokie1911

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    Nice pickup! RIA makes a great gun for the chedda. :thumbsup:
     
  6. KB2MBC

    KB2MBC NRA Life Member

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  7. Hurricanes

    Hurricanes

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    Thanks guys. I may just add some Hoppes gun oil I have here, and take it out this weekend.

    Was wondering what you guys recommended other than wiping it down with a silicone rag? I was considering wiping it with a rag with some break free, letting it sit for a while, then just wiping off the excess, and putting it away. Thanks
    -Joel
     
  8. Big_Grumpy

    Big_Grumpy Go Cheese!

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    Rem-Oil wipes do a pretty good job of keeping parkerizing looking good, and they're not messy. Otherwise I just dab a little Mobil 1 (or oil of preference) on a rag and wipe it down.

    Congrats on the RI!
     
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  9. Congrats on the new pistol.

    You've been wanting one for five years? TN.Frank, that you?
     
  10. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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    LOL, NO, it ain't me. :rofl:
    I've had 9 different 1911a1's over the years. Can't wait to get back into one. Figure if I'm going to get something I might as well get a Classic design in a "real" ctg. like the good ol' 45acp. Plus I'm a cast bullet junkie and 45acps just love cast bullets if you set em' up right.
    Congrats on the new pistol. You might want to pick up some Ballistol to lube it up with. I've been using it for years on everything from my black powder guns(kills corrosive salts) to the modern stuff and it's an awesome lube.
    Here's a link:
    http://www.ballistol.com/
     
  11. Hurricanes

    Hurricanes

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    Thanks

    I already got two cans of Ballistol on the way. Should be arriving around mid day/early afternoon on Monday. TN, you think the ballistol is enough to keep the parkerizing in good condition?
    -Joel
     
  12. simulatedjim

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  13. Shortimer

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    Congrats I have the RIA compact & you're gonna like it. Clean her up dab a little oil on her & hit the ground running.
     
  14. Only thing I hate about RIA is they come with those solid smooth wood grips.

    Only one I've ever seen come with checkerd grips is the RIA Match I baught.


    Alex