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Ria 1911 ms

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    Picked up my new RIA 1911 MS today. Wow was that complicated for a non 1911 guy. I am used to assembling/disassembling Kahrs, Glocks, Springfield Arms and my little Seecamp. I think I have it under control now, but it was not easy. I am happy to say the RIA is tight and well put together, but challenging to work with. I would bet it is my own inexperiance for sure. Tomorrow, hopefully a range report. Any assistance would be appreciated. By the way, the RIA youtube site made all of the difference.
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    RIA's are great guns. You will be satisfied. What assistance exactly do you need?
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    Very difficult to dissassemble at first. Paperclip thing. Is there a tool or easy way to deal with the spring bushing? my hands are sore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matdicdad View Post
    I would bet it is my own inexperiance for sure.
    I'd bet you are correct.

    The 1911 platform is dead simple to detail strip and reassemble, once you get to know them.
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    You may need a bushing wrench.
    CAN'T MAR? 1911 AUTO BUSHING WRENCH | Brownells

    Check out the instructional video.
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    Yes it looks like that would be an assist.
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    It seems like every time I've logged on here the last few weeks I've found another thread praising the RIA 1911's. I may need to make one my first 1911 down the road!
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    So these are good guns? One of our LGSs has them at a really good price. So good I assumed they couldn't be that great actually.
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    The slide spring is heavy duty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm66 View Post
    So these are good guns? One of our LGSs has them at a really good price. So good I assumed they couldn't be that great actually.
    Excellent pistol for the money.
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    Macdicdad, it will get easier after you dissassemble a few times. Both because you will gain experience, and because after your gun breaks in a while the parts will get easier to manipulate.
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    And yes Guys, these are great guns for the money. They would be great guns at a higher price even. I have been extremely satisfied with my RIA. It is my favorite 1911 by far, and I have/had several others. Most reviews I have seen have been very positive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nmuskier View Post
    You may need a bushing wrench.
    CAN'T MAR? 1911 AUTO BUSHING WRENCH | Brownells

    Check out the instructional video.
    I believe he would want the tool that compresses the guide rod spring and allows the paperclip to be removed and reinserted. It's round with a slot in it that just fits over the guide rod. I just looked at mine, but there's no name on it and I don't remember where I got it. Even though I have the tool I haven't taken apart a guide rod yet. It's a just in case, too. I probably threw it in with something I was ordering.
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    Any ideas for a holster after I become proficient!
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    I have an Armscor as well - citadel 1911 9mm compact. It was my first 1911. It definitely gets easier to break down and reassemble after you do it a few times.

    I just took mine to the range tonight as a matter of fact. Its so accurate its sick. Helen Keller could make a big ragged hole in the paper with a .45 - its like shooting a Hotchkiss haha!

    Now don't get me wrong, I love my .45 too, but when you can make a big ragged hole with your 9mm - its pretty doggone accurate. And I'm no Bill Hickok I assure you.

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a 1911 from the Philippines. IMHO they have several manufacturers making some of the best bang for your buck 1911s on the market.

    EDIT - I ordered a recoil spring assembly for my ATI Titan from Kimber and it came with the little breakdown tool. I'm sure you can get one from them.
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