Another satisfied RIA customer-Range report

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    With all of the 1911 talk lately, I caught the sickness and had to get one. Friday I purchased a new RIA Officer model and made it to the range today. I put 185 rounds through it. 100 Blazer (230G), 50 Orange box special(230G) and 35 winchester HP(230G). I had 3 malfunctins, 1 FTF, and 2 FTRTB all with the OBS ammo (a semi HP). All the rest fed flawlessly. I was using the magazine it came with and 2 Wilson Combat Mags, all worked well.
    It is a VERY comfortable little pistol and fun to shoot. RIA.jpgRIA RANGE.jpg

    This was my double tapping COM, you can see a few flyers, but this was me, not the gun. I was getting 5 shots in a half dollar sized space. All touching with slow fire. It didn't help that I cut my finger on my strong hand just before going to the range and it was throbbing like crazy. It will be fine, though...and so will this RIA.
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    I have fond RIA 1911s to be very good!!!!

    Their Tactical 5in model is a real winner also.

    Hope you continue to enjoy ypur new 1911 RIA.
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    I have a FS RIA M1911A1 and i love it! it has some FTRB sometimes but its a very accurate .45.
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    I like how you said it worked flawlessly right after you said it had 3 malfunctions.

    It's like sex panther cologne: 60% of the time, it works every time.

    All kidding aside, I've been looking at them.. seems like a much more reasonably priced cure for 1911 fever

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofagun View Post
    I like how you said it worked flawlessly right after you said it had 3 malfunctions.

    It's like sex panther cologne: 60% of the time, it works every time.

    All kidding aside, I've been looking at them.. seems like a much more reasonably priced cure for 1911 fever
    that seems to be the usual with 1911s :p "It worked perfectly....except...." I am interested in a Mid-Size RIA
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    that seems to be the usual with 1911s :p "It worked perfectly....except...." I am interested in a Mid-Size RIA
    A gun having issues with a specific type of ammo definitely isn't a problem only with 1911's.
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    Orange Box?
    I hear more amd more good reports about RIA firearms. Since you already have Wilson mags, all you need is a trigger job, new recoil spring, install/remove guide rod, tune the extractor, etc. that all 1911s seem to need. Oh, wait--yours worked. Go forth and blast away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    that seems to be the usual with 1911s :p "It worked perfectly....except...." I am interested in a Mid-Size RIA
    From your post, why would you be interested in a firearm that has malfunctions? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    From your post, why would you be interested in a firearm that has malfunctions? LOL
    I was just poking fun at the 1911 guys :p. I can appreciate that some fire arms just need tuning,breaking in and some are just finicky with ammo. Break you weapon and and learn what it likes to eat is all.

    I myself am in the market for a PM9, and I know how finicky those can be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    I was just poking fun at the 1911 guys :p. I can appreciate that some fire arms just need tuning,breaking in and some are just finicky with ammo. Break you weapon and and learn what it likes to eat is all.

    I myself am in the market for a PM9, and I know how finicky those can be.
    In all honesty, I am with you in regards to malfunctions. I think I am harsh because my roots are in polymer! For the money I spent on my Kimber, it had better be reliable! I never really had to break it in though, it just eat WWB all day long!
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    Congrats on the RIA. Glad you like it.


    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    From your post, why would you be interested in a firearm that has malfunctions? LOL
    The gun was brand new. Furthermore, the OP clearly states that the 3 malfunctions occurred when using the 50 rounds of Orange Box Special ammo (never heard about it before). But when using 100 rounds of Blazer and 35 rounds of Winchester HP it worked flawless. It sounds to me like it is an ammo related problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GM View Post
    Congrats on the RIA. Glad you like it.




    The gun was brand new. Furthermore, the OP clearly states that the 3 malfunctions occurred when using the 50 rounds of Orange Box Special ammo (never heard about it before). But when using 100 rounds of Blazer and 35 rounds of Winchester HP it worked flawless. It sounds to me like it is an ammo related problem.
    Are you sure it's not the the orange box Swiss RWS ammo from walmart? Nothing special about that if it is, it's pretty good stuff actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    Are you sure it's not the the orange box Swiss RWS ammo from walmart? Nothing special about that if it is, it's pretty good stuff actually.
    I really do not know what Orange Box ammo is; I have never heard about it before. It might be good stuff or it might not be good, I do not know, but since all the failures happened only when using Orange Box ammo I think that most probably it is an ammo related problem. The ammo does not necessarily need to be bad, but the pistol might not like it, or perhaps it was only because the gun was brand new and then that ammo did not work very well. That can happen to all the semi-autos, inclusive poly ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GM View Post
    I really do not know what Orange Box ammo is; I have never heard about it before. It might be good stuff or it might not be good, I do not know, but since all the failures happened only when using Orange Box ammo I think that most probably it is an ammo related problem. The ammo does not necessarily need to be bad, but the pistol might not like it, or perhaps it was only because the gun was brand new and then that ammo did not work very well. That can happen to all the semi-autos, inclusive poly ones.
    I never heard of orange box ammo either. Time to be enlightened

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super J View Post
    I never heard of orange box ammo either. Time to be enlightened
    Like I said it's good stuff for plinking. I use the orange box (target pistol) all the time. I will say that some guns can have a couple issues because these tend to have a little harder primer then something like WWB, but I find it to be a bit cleaner and more accurate.

    http://www.rws-munition.de/en/sports...n.htm?navid=28
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