My first 1911

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    Hello All

    I just purchased my first 1911 in the Rock Island Armory Bi-Tone Tactical flavor.

    I have been shooting for quite a while and always wanted a 1911 but funds usually kept them out of my reach. Low and behold I visit the local shop and they had a few Rock Island's and the prices looked attractive but I was skeptical. After doing some research I decided to go ahead and give them a try. The ones in the display case were a bit scratched up but I liked them anyway and thought that if they had one in the back that was untouched I would do it.

    They did and so I brough her home.

    Here she is......



    All cleaned up





    I am very excited to take it to the range to break it in. I am also happy that I have moved to the .45 caliber :D

    Just thought I would share.
    Shaun

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    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.

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    Congrats. I've really enjoyed adding some 1911's to the stable. If you ever get bored with it or find something that you don't like, they also make wonderful project guns. There are so many after-market goodies...
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    Good looking piece. Enjoy !
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    Nice choice, RIAs are great since if you want to customize it there are a boatload of parts available for it.
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    My first 1911 was that exact gun.

    Now I've tinkered with it, replaced this, polished that, and it's still my favorite gun to carry.

    Congrats!

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    Can't go wrong,I have a compact I got about 4 years ago,replaced a few things,mine didn't have an ambi-safety,shot great at SD ranges and eats everything I feed it,the trigger is better than my Colt XSE and it cost 3 times as much
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    Beautiful gun.
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    Good looking Rosco!
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    Very nice . Congrats on your first but not your last 1911
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    Good looking gun. Congrats and welcome to the 1911 gun. Now get ready for the addiction.
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    Congrats, I got my first one back in December, I'm already plotting on how to add a lightweight commander to the fold.
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    Oh me likey. Congratulations that is a sharp looking 1911.

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    Congratulations on your new 1911!!! I am really diggin' it!!!!

    I too want to buy my first 1911 this year and I am looking at the Smith & Wesson 1911TA...what a beauty!!!

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    Congrats on the new 1911...sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
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