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Transforming an RIA

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by gunsmoke92, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. gunsmoke92

    gunsmoke92

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    Just wanted to show the transformation of my RIA GI FS. This has been an interesting project. I bought it used, and the previous owner had started, so I decided to pick up where he left off. As I got it, the hammer, barrel bushing, and grip safety had already been replaced.

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    I started by replacing the FLGR with a Wilson GI set-up, and a Fusion trigger.

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    The Fusion trigger worked well, but had more vertical play than I liked, so I installed a Wilson Combat flat trigger which fit more to my liking.

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    The GI sights were a little to small for my old eyes, so a set of Fusion sights filled that bill.

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    And finally, something "Tacticool", I replaced the smooth wood grips, which looked nice but were a little slick, with a set of Skingripz TacII grips.

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    This has become a real shooter that looks good, but I'm not afraid to carry for fear of dinging it up. There are still some other changes I want to make, but for now this will do just fine. :supergrin:
     
  2. mj9mm

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    I like it, nothing like having fun with your gun
     

  3. steve1911

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    Nice re-do.




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  4. jdw174

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    Yup....me likee.....
     
  5. 20South

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    Nice! Looks great!
     
  6. LuckyNemo

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    very nice.....good job
     
  7. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Cool deal. I had that same plan on reworking a RIA a few years back.
     
  8. deathpriest

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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Looks outstanding............hell of a difference!
     
  10. Redstate

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    Very nice. You made an inexpensive 1911 look like an expensive 1911. Nice to hear that it is a "real shooter" as well. What else do you plan to do to it?
     
  11. gunsmoke92

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    Hey, Redstate
    I plan on installing a Wilson Combat fitted beavertail and a checkered mainspring housing. From there, probably upgrade all the springs and add a set of VZ grips.
     
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