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RIA Commander Finished (Now Tactical)

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

  1. jstanfield103


    Jul 25, 2012
    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 ( I also ordered a Magwell Mainspring housing (but in blued 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.




  2. 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. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
  4. jstanfield103


    Jul 25, 2012
    Thanks guy's appreciate the comments.
  5. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
  6. firefighter4215


    Nov 2, 2009
    It's hard to beat a RIA for the price. Nice!