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Just got my first 1911.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by 1985 4Runner, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. 1985 4Runner

    1985 4Runner Agitator

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    Just got my first 1911.

    It's a RIA Tactical:

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    Any recommendation on mags, ammo, cleaning etc?
     
  2. Ruggles

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    Congrats :wavey: Nice looking 1911.

    Ammo: Just stay with a name brand and you will be fine. Winchester, Federal, Remington, Hornady Etc....

    Mags: Wilson Combat, Ed Brown, Tripps, Mecgar, Chip McCormick are just some of the good ones

    Cleaning: Just watch a few of the videos on yourtube for how to and just basic cleaning supplies as with all other firearms.

    :)
     
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  3. thecableguy

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    Congrats. Looks good. I second what Ruggles suggested.
     
  4. GeorgiaRedfish

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    Congrats. My first 1911 was a RIA as well.
     
  5. bac1023

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    Looks very nice :)

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  6. 1985 4Runner

    1985 4Runner Agitator

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    Already looking for a set of US Marine Corps grips that I like.

    Thanks all.
     
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  7. Ruggles

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    Ah yes the great grip collection, no 1911 guy is truly a 1911 guy unless they own 6 sets of grips for every 1911 they own. :rofl:

    Not sure if you know but make sure any grips you buy are cut for the ambi safety your gun has.
     
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  8. bac1023

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    Actually, with that style ambi, he doesn't need the slot underneath the grip. In fact, I was just looking at my Daly EFS, which is basically the same 1911, and it doesn't even have a cut out on the top of the grip.

    Its just a standard right side 1911 grip.


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  9. 1985 4Runner

    1985 4Runner Agitator

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    So these will fit?

    http://www.kimberamerica.com/shop/product.php?xProd=336&xSec=18
     
  10. FLIPPER 348

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    oh great!!

    ......now I'm buying a new set of grips!! (the Army version)




    BTW- yes, the grips will fit
     
  11. bluelineman

    bluelineman Infidel كافر

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    I'm not usually a fan of larger sized rollmarks, but I think that looks fantastic. Nice piece!
     
  13. tx787

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    congrats, enjoy it! it's your first 1911, but it won't be your last!
     
  14. reminiz

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    Aint that the truth. And sometimes just as many holsters.

    congrats on your purchase 1985 4Runner.
     
  15. GAFinch

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    Congrats!

    When you're cleaning it, check the firing pin channel for packing grease.
     
  16. FLIPPER 348

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    sexy 1911




    .....but how is a stainless 1911 tactical??
     
  17. Alcoy

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    congrats. have fun with it.
     
  18. 1985 4Runner

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    Nickel finish I believe.

    Tactical Nickel... :tongueout:
     
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    Tac Nic..that's funny. Yep new grips as that funky cut out bothers me.
     
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    nice and congrats.I didnt know they made it in nickel finish