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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by lsbbigdog, Jul 1, 2011.


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  1. lsbbigdog

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    Pick myself up a 9mm Tactical as a beater for the range. I shoot 3-500 rounds a weeks and don't have the time to keep up with reloading 45acp.I'm sure I will do a few odds & ends to it when I get it and read a bunch of positive reviews on it .Curious to see how durable & dependable it will be out of the box.
     

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  2. Mayhem like Me

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    I am thinking of one as well pretty good value IMHO
     

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    My 9mm Tactical was a POS even after a return trip to the factory. Other people seem to have really good luck with theirs though.
     
  4. lsbbigdog

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    That sucks ...

    I hear mostly positive things so we see...
     
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    Congrats,

    Let us know if you get a good one, or something else. :cool:
     
  7. lsbbigdog

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    It should be Monday or Tuesday so see how it goes..
     
  8. HotRoderX

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    I love mine only problem I had with it was the ambi safety needed to be fitted a tad better. Little filing and ambi safety was perfect even thought it was ditched for Colt GI safety. Personal thing I am not left handed and I find the ambi to be unsightly other then that Love my RIA 9mm.
     
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    I've had good luck with Rock Island 1911's. The 5" Tactical did have to go back to them for a loose front sight, but that's been the only issue. The 3.5" GI and the 5" Match model have been perfect. I'd like to see a Rock Island done up with some custom work. I started to have Ron Phillips spruce one of mine up before he went back to Wilson. But drug my feet on getting it to him. :crying:Would have been a really cool gun too. :cool:
     
  10. lsbbigdog

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    Well hopefully if it runs good I have a few plans for it when I have the time.

    Checker the front strap ,ball cut the slide and Cerakote it.
     
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    Ive thought about picking up a 9mm RIA Tactical just because their so damn cheap. Id like a 9mm 1911 but I don't want to even spend as much as a S.A. loaded costs.
     
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    Sounds like someone trying to justify a new RIA 9mm 1911 to me...:whistling:

    :rofl:
     
  13. brisk21

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    You got me!!:supergrin:
     
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    My 9mm tactical has been a tack driver since day one; no issues at all with any ammo
     
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    My first 1911 was the RIA Tactical in 9mm I kinda went back and forth about 45 vs 9mm then it dawned on me.

    9.79 for a box of 9mm ammo (brass case)
    17.95 fora box of 45ACP ammo (brass case)

    them are the two cheapest prices for brass case ammo on ammotogo.com

    That is almost a 2-1 ratio so that means I get get to shoot 2x's more if I am shooting 9mm. That was the deciding factor when i got to the range I go to enjoy my self not worry if I gonna have enough ammo.
     
  16. lsbbigdog

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    That is exactly why I bought it. No time to reload and I can buy blazer 9mm ammo for what it cost me to reload 45acp per box.
     
  17. brisk21

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    Exactly. I have plenty of handguns, but every time I go shoot my TRP it is like $0.35 a shot. Basically, Id like to go to the range and shoot a 1911 and have it cost me around $60 rather than well over $100.
     
  18. lsbbigdog

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    It hit the shop today. I swapped out the rear sight with Heinie slatpros that I cut to ledge style. I also removed the barrel bushing and fitted a SA GI I had around the shop.
    For a $400 gun the fit was pretty tight with no side to side play with a little vertical play.Barrel bushing was a bit loose (reason it was replaced). No barrel movement while in battery.

    RIA also polished the feed ramp.

    I gonna try to hit the range with it tomorrow.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. lsbbigdog

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    Shot it today. All I can say is wow! $425 ?? Shot just as good as SW Pro series 9mm 1911. 150rds with out an issue.
    Shoots a bit low for me so I was gonna swap out the front sight with a FO anyways.
     
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    Congrats! :cool:
     
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