RIA 1911 C vs G 23

RIA 1911 C vs G 23

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    RIA 1911 C vs G 23

    Alright, I must have some sort of disease because I can't seem to be satisfied one gun for very long.

    I am currently using a Rock Island Armory 1911 compact as my EDC. I can shoot it pretty well. (about 85-90% center mass shots @ 21 feet-static). It's very comfortable to carry. However, it only holds 7 in the mag and 1 in the pipe.

    I am now looking at a Glock 23. (yes I know that it is not a 45. I'm in the process of buying a M&P 45-but that won't be my EDC). I'm contemplating the 23 because of some range time that I had with my little bro's G23. I was on the mark 100%. Static and dynamic. Not much difference in size. I can get another CBH Super Tuk for that. Holds more ammo. In fact I can shoot 180 gr out of that just as I can with a 45.

    My thought is that I would rather be accurate 100% with 2 shots than miss with one.

    What do you think.
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    I don't see anything wrong with your theory. The .40 is a pretty powerful round and if you can pack a few more rounds in the same size package, why not? Like you said, one small round on target is a lot better than 2-3 big ones that missed.

    The G23 is a great pistol and also allows conversion to 9mm and .357 Sig if you want to increase your ammo inventory.
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    No brainer you are on target with the glock. I bet you will get 100% center mass at 25 yds with that ...definately better than 80% at 21 ft... 21 ft is 7yds, IMHO you should have around 1-2" groups static fire and all high center mass dynamic, anything less is life threatening to you...smart decision to buy a new firearm that will hit what you point at and a 185 gr 40 is also nothing to laugh at..good choice all around
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    Nothing against the RIA, but mine isn't nearly as comfy to carry as my G23. I think it is a great gun for the money though.

    I come from the school of thought that I don't want manual safeties on my carry guns either. I just want a simple point and shoot gun.

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    LOVE the 23...and you will too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntermedic View Post
    Alright, I must have some sort of disease because I can't seem to be satisfied one gun for very long.

    I am currently using a Rock Island Armory 1911 compact as my EDC. I can shoot it pretty well. (about 85-90% center mass shots @ 21 feet-static). It's very comfortable to carry. However, it only holds 7 in the mag and 1 in the pipe.
    I'd worry more about only getting 85-90% on a center of mass target at 21 feet before I'd worry about raising capacity.

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    I've owned both. I like the G23 better.

    Having more rounds is a good thing, and there's nothing wrong with a .40. Also, the lighter weight of the G23 is a good thing for all day carry.

    As much as I liked the RIA, I found the G23 to be more reliable at the range, and that counts more than anything.

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