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RIA 1911 ??????

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I would like to know how many of ya own a Rock Island Amory 1911?? I have thought about buying one for possible carry and more for the fun of a low budget 1911 shooter...I have read great things bout this lil jewel but would like to know if anyone believes enough in them to use as a carry piece also?? My other option is an XDM9/40 but I already own a full size XD45TAC so I would like a lil 1911 and cant spend the savings on a nice SA TRP right now.....Thanks
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I am not big of sub-compacts but my XD 5' tac is too large for everyday carry IMO....I would like a slim frame 45 mainly cause I already have a nice supply of ammo but a 40 would be nice due to the availabilty of ammo... 1911's I love and am very impatient so the RIA seems to fit the bill over the Taurus pt1911 I had in mind as in my readings it seems the PT1911 has alot more issues with QC! The SA will come next spring so not too worried about wasted money jus need something now, I have the bug but not the funds at the moment.....
See now that's a nice look'n piece for a fraction of the cost some of the other even mid range 1911's...seems to me it is way underated and priced just right.... I do love name brands but I like reliable, functional get what ya paid for better.....Now I will still strive for that SA TRp but for now that looks like it'll fit the bill...
Would you trust it to carry..........my budget is shot to hell for lil while and I think this is the route I am going to take....jus like an ak simple yet highly effective and n ow where near the cost of a trendy ar.
where is the best, wait let me rephrase so as to not show favortism, where would be a good place/places to look for a nice tactical model...Philly gun and pawn only have some base lines but decent prices....3 to be exact...
That be a big negative Joe S. I will have a quite a bit of learning before I ever consider carrying it. I am a newbie and have just only now filled out the forms for my permit. Just think'n ahead, I plan religiously before spending good money. Dont want a great big ole "DAMN" later.
You are so right. I just put my eye on a damn fine SA TRP SS for 1200. SO SO FIne! New Used though. I aint asshamed....lol
That of course is after handling the SA and RIA side by side. Up till today had never done so...I will own a RIA as hell raising yard gun but I have to have that SA>>>>
That's a nice piece ya got there but it just dont hold that original 1911 look...
ya got me there......lol I just could'nt find the 1911 in that SOB for the life of me......
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