My First Rock!!!

This is a discussion on My First Rock!!! within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am and have been a 1911 guy for over 30 years, but I haven't had a 5" for quite some time. I was in ...

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    My First Rock!!!

    I am and have been a 1911 guy for over 30 years, but I haven't had a 5" for quite some time. I was in a gunstore that I usually don't buy from, due to price and lack of selection, looking for a new carrying case for my two AR15's, and as I passed the guncase I saw something interesting....an RIA Tactical. I have never even given RIA the time of day until I saw this gun, I picked it up and asked the clerk if I could inspect it. He said yes and I field stripped it and was impressed with fit and finish. He handed me a dummy round to try the trigger and again I was impressed, not the best trigger pull, but surely not the worst I had ever felt. I asked if he had a pull gage and I tested it.....4lbs and just a little creep!!! Just where I wanted it.

    I asked him how much he could come off the retail of $510.00 and I laid $450.00 cash in front of him and he took it without even blinking. That is the least I have ever spent on a new 1911, that I have bought for myself. I am looking forward to getting it cleaned up and to the range this weekend.


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    Well, as I always do with a new gun, I detail stripped the RIA Tac, cleaned and relubed every part. Everything was good and tight, the way it should be. Took it to the range and fired 50 rounds to test the reliability...perfect. Sent the empty brass in a nice pile just over my right shoulder and never missed a beat. I use the factory mag and two of my Wilson 47D's. All three locked back the slide on empty. All three mags dropped freely when empty. Slide locked into battery fully after each round.

    Accuracy and point of impact seems to follow what I have read here and elsewhere. 1"-2" low and 1"-2" left of point of aim. Grouping was fair but not anything to rave about. I shot 8 rounds from the factory mag at 15yards and 25 yards. The ammo was Remington 230gr. FMJ. No wind blowing at all.

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    Looks nice good find. Let us know how She runs.

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    I guess You left Us know.

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    Nice!
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    Good deal you got there, looks like it shot well too.
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    Beautiful, congrats!
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    Nice looking gun, appears to group fairly well even if a little low and left.

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    Rocks are one of the best value deals going today. Welcome to the club. But now you will start suffering from Rockitis, so don't waste your money going to see the doc there is no cure.

    Glad you found one and like it. Looks like you and the rock shoot very well together.

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    The more I read, the more I want one
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    Beautiful weapon congratz on the deal. I've only had my compact 1911 a short time and I'm already looking for a full size now.
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    Congratulations, you got a good deal. Have fun shooting it!

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    Lookd to be a shooter.

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    Congrats, 1911's you gotta love 'em. Sounds like you got a good 1.
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    Well I finally got back to the range yesterday after having the front sight pushed 1/16" to the left to get the grouping to at least hit center of point of aim. It is still hitting about 1"-1.5" low at 15 & 25yards. The next trip to the range I will take my file with me and hopefully get the point of impact and point of aim to be the same, or I might look for a replacement sight slightly shorter that either has a tritium insert in it or go the fiber optic route. I might even order a front sight from TruGlo that is the combination of both. I have the TFO's on my XD45 and they are the most amaxing sights I have ever had on a gun.
    I also put another 150 rounds through the gun. That makes a total of 250 rounds of 230gr. through it without any malfunctions whatsoever. I am growing more and more fond of and confident in this guns function and dependability.
    I will keep you apprised of the progress with this, what looks to be an unsung hero!!!

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