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Matte nickel RIA .38 Super for $300!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by glock2740, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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  2. 16again

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    $299.99 Wonder why so inexpensive for Matte Nickel Plate. The blued version is $369.99
    I have a RIA .45 Compact and absolutely love it.
     
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  3. Vanman2004b

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    Never seen an RIA. Are they any good/
     
  4. cuba

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    Yes they are, even though they come with cast frames they are built within spec, have excellent customer service, and there are a lot of satisfied customer. At that price I'm tempted to purchase one myself.

    shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun.
     
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  5. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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    I wish I had the extra money. No need, just want.
     
  6. Vanman2004b

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    Hope you are right and that they are still in stock. I just ordered one.
     
  7. bac1023

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    Wow, great price :wow:
     
  8. bac1023

    bac1023

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    I like them.

    They're built in the Philippines by Armscor.
     
  9. Vanman2004b

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    Your Buyer's Guide pushed me over the edge. :supergrin:

    I have been wanting a Super .38 for some time.
     
  10. countrygun

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    I just talked with SWMBO (she likes shiny/silver guns). I figure 5 extra mags so I can have my minimum 3 "up", 3 "down" , and it is doable. Unfortunately it's Saturday so I will go in and bug my LGS tomorrow and confirmation bug them Monday.

    IIRC (I have messed with a LOT of 1911's in .45 but never the "lesser" cals) but I seem to think that dropping a 9mm barrel in one isn't exactly building the Space shuttle. .38 super mags migh even work
     
  11. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I've had 3 of them with no issues, other than a loose front sight on the 5" Tactical and after a call to Arnel, their head gunsmith, they paid for shipping both ways, as well as ran through it and checked and adjusted everything in it. Great guns for the money. And this matte nickel .38 Super is an extraordinary deal.
     
  12. ca survivor

    ca survivor

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    it's a return, the Mex. ordered BRIGHT Nickle :rofl:
     
  13. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    If you're going to carry a nickel plated M1911 then make sure that it's the mirror polished one. Pimpin' ain't easy.
     
  14. limbkiller

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    I got one. Can't wait to shoot it.
     
  15. Vanman2004b

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    Sold out as of today.
     
  16. Vanman2004b

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    Mine got to the LGS today. $328 delivered. Should be less than $360 out the door with the transfer and background check. If I don't like .38 Super I should be able to get most of my money back.

    Too bad it will be a couple weeks before I get home to pick it up.
     
  17. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Congrats!
     
  18. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Sweet!!!

    My LGS is having problem finding a .38 Super polished nickel plated RIA for me right now.

    BTW, if you don't like the .38 Super round then...:steamed::faint: