My first 1911

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    That is one good looking RIA. I've been thinking about getting my first 1911 and been thinking about a RIA.. that is tempting.
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    Nice choice, I have a compact tactical and its become my favorite handgun. Around 1400 rounds through it so far no malfunctions, I did replace the recoil spring with a #22 pound Wolff after 1000 rounds but I do that with any officer size 1911 just to insure reliability since I carry this one daily.

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    Here are some range pics. This is the first time firing a .45 and a 1911. This is definatley different than my XDSC-9 so it will take some practice to get to know her. It has been almost a year and a half since I have been to the range. The last few months of the wifes pregnancy and then the first year of taking care of my son didnt allow range time. But Im getting back in the saddle.

    First few mags..... not too shabby. The first two aimed at the head, next aimed for bull and last I aimed for the 8.


    Then something changed, either my grip or the way I was using the sights or maybe I was anticipating the recoil but I started shooting low and right.



    I had a lot of fun at the range with this gun. It shoots way nicer than my XD. The trigger pull was great, the weight of the full size helps reduce recoil. I actually think that my Sub Compact 9 has more recoil than this thing. I dont know what took me so long to get into this platform.

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    the 1911 will have less percived recoil because it has a much lower bore axis. Gotta love the 1911's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Good choice, I've often said that if I were to look for a less costly 1911 it would be RIA Tactical, sometimes I want to buy one just to beat on it and see what it will take or be decent test bed for parts fitting etc.
    I think you should, you will be very surprised at what the ROCKS will handle. My compact went thru a dynamic course without any issues at all.

    To the OP nice choice...Hope its brings you many years of good service.
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    I bought a used RIA 1911 from a member here as my first (and only) 1911. I've been thoroughly impressed with mine. It's a plain jane GI model. I think the RIAs make a great entry level weapon into this platform. Let us know what you think after a trip to the range. That's a nice looking firearm.
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    Excellent choice for a first 1911

    I certainly wouldn't pass up a RIA 1911


    Then something changed, either my grip or the way I was using the sights or maybe I was anticipating the recoil but I started shooting low and right.
    This is usually the case, especially with right-handed shooters. Try some dry fire practice and that ought to help a lot.

    Have fun!
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