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RIA: How Do I Tell One Model from the Other?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by wavetrain75, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. wavetrain75

    wavetrain75 Useless Member

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    There's the full size with the 8 round mag and useless sights, there's a compact. I always assumed that was GI and officers', respectively. Thought I should actually ask.

    And then "tactical" gets thrown in there sometimes.
     
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    bluelineman Infidel كافر

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  3. wavetrain75

    wavetrain75 Useless Member

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    Thanks. What does "GI," etc refer to?
     
  4. jrs93accord

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    They do offer a Commander size now, as well as a 9mm Gov't and Tactical.
     
  5. bac1023

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    Its all about frame size, barrel length, and features.
     
  6. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    Government Issue model (GI) = 5" Full size

    Commander model = 4 1/4" mid size

    Officer's model = 3 1/2" compact size

    "Tactical" added to any of these RIA versions means the BTGS, Commander hammer, Skeletonized trigger, and usuable Novak "style" sights.

    so far the Commander size/mid size is NOT offered in "Tactical".
     
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  7. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Fixed it for ya. Their midsize isn't a true commander. It has a 4" bull barrel. Armscor used to offer a midsize that had the "Tactical" options. I haven't seen one for sale anywhere in awhile though.
     
  8. wavetrain75

    wavetrain75 Useless Member

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    Perfect, thanks.