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New 10mm

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by RooK, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. RooK

    RooK 10mm

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    Little story first...

    Ever since I wanted a 10mm, I've wanted a 1911. Funds forced me into a Witness. It never really suited my tastes and I ended up selling it earlier this year. Looking for something to replace it, I couldn't find any 10mms in my area, so I grabbed a Glock 21 with plans to do a barrel swap and such.

    Fast forward two weeks, I was out of town and window shopping a gun store and there it was... Rock Island 1911 in 10mm! I drooled and asked about layaway, but they didn't do it since the frenzy following the shootings cause things sold too quick. I made a promise to myself to come back.

    Fast forward a month later, cash in hand, I made a call and they had it in stock. So, I left early this morning and bought my baby. Without further adieu...

    Rock Island Tactical II FS in 10mm.
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    Also, saw some HPR ammo. Knew nothing about it, but price was decent. However, everything I've found online shows 180gr, even their website. These are 200gr XTPs. Very odd and no idea what the velocities are supposed to be (guessing 1100~ from their 180gr velocities).

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  2. _The_Shadow

    _The_Shadow Ret. Fireman

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  3. countrygun

    countrygun

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    Congrats.

    I find that 200 gns, at around 1,000-1,100 is my "comfort zone for most .40+ caliber rounds that will reach it without strain.
     
  4. djdavis75

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  6. oceanbob

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    Good....very good.. She sure looks nice!

    Congrats and be safe

    Bob
     
  7. G29SFWTF

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    Nice. How's the trigger pull?
     
  8. RooK

    RooK 10mm

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    Trigger pull is on the heavier side of the specified range (5-6lbs). It's got a bit of take-up, then a nice clean break. Overtravel is adjustable, but as it comes, it's got just a hair I need to get rid of. It's pleasant, if heavy.

    I guess I need to bite the bullet and grab a jig and some stones. I've always wanted to try doing a trigger job. On my old RIA GI, I made a custom jig and fitted a beavertail, which turned out quite well. This couldn't be that bad of a job.
     
  9. bac1023

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    Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  10. Bongo Boy

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    Congratulations!!! Nice to see you've found a 1911 in the Right Caliber. Enjoy putzing with the trigger, I'm sure it'll work out just fine.
     
  11. r3dot

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    Very nice. I saw one for sale and was very tempted to get it.
     
  12. 10 fan

    10 fan 10 fan

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    Please post range report
     
  13. RooK

    RooK 10mm

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    Sure thing, after I get some time to do that. I also need more ammo. Until I get a heavier recoil spring, EGW FPS, and mainspring, it looks like I'm going to have issues finding brass launched into the stratosphere for handloading.
     
  14. Green Mountain Boy

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    Just when I thought I had bought the last gun I would ever buy!
     
  15. ca survivor

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    Congrats and please post range report.
     
  16. cigarman454

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    Congrats. I've had my eye on these and am about to pull the trigger.
     
  17. chevy01234

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    Very interested in range report..was looking at one the other day and it was tempting, just don't know anything about it!
     
  18. HiVel

    HiVel HiVel

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    Is it a fully supported chamber??
     
  19. RooK

    RooK 10mm

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    I probably won't get a formal report until a week or so from now. Busy with work and some other things until then. However, I can still share pics of it and various things...

    Polished the barrel hood to make it nicer looking.

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    Someone ask about head support?

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    This is the ramp with the slide back.

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  20. C6vetter

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    Thats gonna leave a mark ...

    Congrats on a bad-ass 1911!!! :cool: