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Tried out my RIA today...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by KB2MBC, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. KB2MBC

    KB2MBC NRA Life Member

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    Beautiful day with the temp kissing the 50 degree mark, so I thought I'd try my new Rock Island Armory 1911A1. Here's a sample from my outing:

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    Really shot well, I was suprised & pleased. It shot better than my out of the box SA Mil-Spec.
    Target was at 50ft. Ammo of choice was 5.5gr W231 pushing a 230gr Berry's Plated RN, 100 rounds without a hiccup. Then I tried Winchester SXZ45 Personal Protection 230gr JHP, failed to feed right out of the starting gate. Oh well, not suprised. It's a fine gun for the money.
     
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  2. I believe RIA recommends running regular ammo through it first. At least 500 rounds I think then try running JHP. Mine shoots anything I feed it. Congrats on your RIA by the way.
     
  3. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    If it is truly 'mil spec' it will not like ammo other than 230g ball.
     
  4. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    My god you have huge hands! :rofl: My EMP looks bigger in my hands than that!
     
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  5. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    Congrats!!!


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  6. mesteve2

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    :wow:You got a good gun.:wow:
    It will out shoot some or most of those high dollar guns!
    It will loose your friends when you out shoot them against the $2,500.00 and up so called good guns.:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  7. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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  8. KB2MBC

    KB2MBC NRA Life Member

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  9. youngAR

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    That's the first thing I thought!

    OP, good shooting!
     
  10. bac1023

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    :agree:

    :wow::wow:
     
  11. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    Kinda disagree with that,I've got old Systemas that will shoot HP ammo all day.'08.
     
  12. I baught the RIA MAtch as my First 1911 and I absolutely love it!!!!


    Alex
     
  13. rsxr22

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    Congrats on the range day! RIA makes a good quality gun for a good price