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RIA Commander Finished (Now Tactical)

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by jstanfield103, Oct 20, 2012.


  1. jstanfield103

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    I bought the RIA Commander because I was hooked and still am on the 1911 platform but I wanted the smaller size to carry. Taurus, Remington did not make the commander size. I held the RIA once when I bought my Taurus PT1911, but bought the Taurus over the RIA. When I was looking for the Commander size I read and read and watched everything on the RIA that I could. Very very few complaints if any, the sights were the biggest complaint. I was not going to buy one but I walked into my LGS and there set a brand new Commander on the shelf. Bought it right up. I Loved the feel of the pistol but did not care for two things, sights and the fact that it did not have a flush magazine. After reading on how to change the sights and a couple of YouTube videos I order some sights from Fusion (http://www.fusionfirearms.com/servlet/the-746/1911-Colt-white-dot/Detail). I also ordered a Magwell Mainspring housing (but in blued http://www.fusionfirearms.com/servlet/the-779/1911-Colt-Officer-Mainspring/Detail) Replaced the trigger with a short trigger one that I took off my Remington R1. and Fusion commander size MagWell grips. The only problem I had was the Fusion Magwell the mainspring part was a little long and I had to fit it, but it works very well now ( it would not let the grip safety move ). I then used Perma Blue from Wal-Mart on the big roll mark on the slide to blue it out (thanks to every body that I read their posts on sights and the bluing idea for the roll marks on this site. It's an awesome place here ). Well here is the final product of witch I am very happy. I just wish the front sight was dove tailed instead of staked.
    Let me know what you think, for me the sights are a let better for my 50 year old eye's to pick up, even in an emergancy situation you probably will barely use them.
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  2. TXGlock21Man

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    Looks nice, let us know how she shoots. I really like my fullsize RIA Tactical and have been looking at the commander size as well.
     

  3. ca survivor

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    Congrats.
     
  4. faawrenchbndr

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    Looks good to me!
     
  5. jstanfield103

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    Thanks guy's appreciate the comments.
     
  6. bac1023

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    Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  7. firefighter4215

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    It's hard to beat a RIA for the price. Nice!