Day At The Range w/RIA.45

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    Thumbs up Day At The Range w/RIA.45

    2nd time out with my new Rock .45:
    Had great time,smooth action and fun
    to shoot,my EDC now,love it
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    What? They're not all in one ragged hole? Send it back! It needs the ramp polished, new trigger, extractor tuned, new grips, better mags, accurized barrel. Then it will shoot like a real 1911.

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    Glad you enjoy it.
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    Nice shooting! You "done good" getting that pistol.

    Those Rock Island guns are very nice in my view. My son has one as does a friend. Both are well made, with nice triggers, and give really fine accuracy. They are much better guns than only an "entry-level" 1911 and represent real value that could serve a discerning shooter for a lifetime.
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    The RIA is one of the best lower budget 1911's out there,the trigger on my RIA was smoother than my Colt Combat Commander XSE out of the box,and my CC cost 3 times as much after adding Big Dot nite sights.I got my RIA compact for 369.00
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    Hey thanks oldvet,
    Next time I'll have a more ragged hole for y'all!
    As for grips,those are just fancy ones i bought, got me some cheap hogue wrap arounds
    for $19.00,they are great for range or EDC.I also am waiting on a set of VZ Alien black grips
    w/thumb notch for EDC.Now that you mention it i am shopping for new trigger,hammer and ext. manual safety.
    I am looking at a colt lt. wgt. officers model,Price now is at $666.00,reserve still not met,don't think I can pull it off .
    Anyway my rock shoots smooth and performs very well for 1/2 the price!!!
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    Excellent choice. I have one as well and am well satisfied. Goes bang every time I pull the trigger and quite accurate. All for around $350. My EDC as well and that should tell you something.

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    I like those Esmeraldas! The contrast looks good.
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    I don't own one but everything I have read and heard points to RIA being a rock solid dependable 1911.
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    I may be selling those Esmeralda grips very soon.
    I have really got used to the hogues and like i mentioned
    I have a set of VZ Alien grips coming this week.I bought
    the celtic grips at first because they looked so good but I
    like the hogues better for fit in my hand.
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    The grips look awesome.

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    Thanks CDRGLOCK,
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    How do you like your Ruger SP101? Been thinking about either that
    or the .38. Maybe a LCR or an old speed six.
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    The SP101 is akin to a battle tank. Thick and heavy but is easily tames 357 recoil. I went with a Hogue grip for more of a contour for the fingers and it is noticeably easier to shoot. I bought a Shielded Holster for it and I carry it of I am dressing for warmer weather/golf. I will likely get the trigger polished after trying an LCR. The LCR trigger is smooth but the light weight is not as pleasant to shoot with +P, unless you use Tamer grips. You will need to decide what fits your lifestyle since a heavier gun is easier to shoot. It is not easy to conceal unless you go IWB.

    I was guiding a friend to try a Rock Island but he ended up with a Sig Sauer 1911 XO.
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    Gotcha, I'm shopping for a more concealable piece only because of climate and clothing worn.
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