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This is going to be my next gun.
DanChamberlain Posts: 3,395 Senior Member
RIA, GI, Nickel
Love the slo-mo
RIA, GI, Nickel
Love the slo-mo
It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
There is a polished one available locally now but will have to drop more before I indulge since I won't carry it.
I enjoy the RIA's and I'm sure you will too.
“When guns are outlawed, only patriots will have guns.”
I need the same sort of gun. Ya know, since open carry is legal in TX as of today
I just decide if I like the two tone more. I am thinking some really dark checkered wood grips.
I've had similar thoughts. I don't really intend to open carry, but I am thinking that I might start carrying OWB more often, with a jacket, after folks become more used to the idea of law abiding citizens carrying weapons. Less worries about printing or exposing it accidentally.
I would probably go with the plain-jane 'Government' model, though. I could have bought one for $250 a few years ago, but I was too stupid. Now, they are $424 at Bud's Gun Shop.
I have a 249 dollar 1911 I bought 30 years ago brand new and I have no problem putting it on my hip and I can hit well with it. It shoots as well as any Glock I have ever seen. Fist sized groups at 25, and it is reliable even though I have worn out parts and had to replace some.The one the wife got was not so great. It took some playing with and a trio the then gunsmith to polish the feed ramp to get it to feed reliably.
The 600.00 Kimber I bought used is a lot better pistol. I can get funky with it and run a modified backyard El Presidente when I get bored, or I have put 4 out of 5 bullets into the same ragged hole at 25 resting forearms on a bench.
Nothing much beats Good Ol' U.S.A. made products, IMHO. But the Philippines makes some very good products and is several companies "ace in the hole" for getting around having things made in China. I've been there a lot. I can tell you the Filipinos as a group are very conscientious and have a great deal of pride in their work. Of course, I may be just a TAD biased here,
Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
I really want a long slide, just not in the chamberings they offer.
Yep those are Philadelphia regs. You cant OC without a permit, only in Philly.
Is it just the 10MM? My friends Delta Elite did the same thing, but, it would almost drop all the brass in a 5 gallon pail if he did his part.
Yeah. Baby steps. OC has been illegal a long time here. Gotta get the pearl-clutching ninnies here in Austin used for seeing guns before we get constitutional carry
:tooth: Its New Years! Can you tell that I've had another snort of Buffalo Trace? And, by the way, I too like this 1911. My hands aren't big enough for one comfort wise, but I carried one for years in the Navy, and I want another now! I'll probably end up with one in the next few months!
Size ... full size, commander or compact?
Sights ... GI, fixed or adjustable?
Grip safety ... regular GI or beaver tail?
Finish ... blued, parkerized, stainless?
Sometimes it might be cheaper in the long run to pay a little more to get what you want first. I just traded a coworker for a 1911 he thought he wanted for carry ... a Springfield Champion and for the money it is nice but I just ordered a new Ed Brown mainspring housing setup I like best but otherwise it is pretty much what I want in everything else. No matter if it is a Rock Island or Wilson I'd say look for the model that offers the options you like to start to save money in the long run.
- George Orwell
There can be small pits in the nickel wash, exposing the copper wash underneath. If anything with a copper removing component, even Hoppes #9, gets in there, it ruins the "nickel".
Happened to me.
I sure don't want to buy a cheap one offhand I want a full size it wont be for carry just a shooter I do have a Ruger P90 10 years old that I know of & fired it for the 1st time the other day & I liked it so now I want a 1911 the beavertail & safty I will have to study. Is one better than the other? Should I just stay with the P90 & forget the 1911 & buy something else I can't live without like another AR or AK maybe add a 10th deer rifle to the safe
I don't think you are biased, many of my best freinds were Filipino, and they were very good to me always, it was alway nice to have them over at family gatherings since they were close freinds with mom and dad, always there during tough times helping with funerals and other difficult problems.
Edited to add; they were more like extended family to me growing up, we all spoke Spanish mostly, so the Filipinos were just like another chapter of the Spanish ( from Spain ) side of my family.
I have a P90DC. Completely different than a 1911. The big Ruger P series handles like a brick. Its a well made reliable pistol but its trigger accuracy and ergonomics are crude. Comparatively the 1911 is a high performance machine. It points naturally, the trigger is crisp and consistent. It's thin, fits the hand and is more accurate. All the moving parts are contained in steel and in general its a better machine.
The 1911 I have is almost 30 years old. From reading this thread it seems RIA has happy customers. Get sights you can see. Take your time making a purchase so you get what you want. Read what folks here say. What they like or I like might not be for you, but there is good sound advice here.
Since you've never shot one if you have range that rents guns go try one. To me a 1911 is really like no other because of the trigger ... straight pull, short pull & reset, no slop breaks clean. If people want a car comparison I'd almost say it is like a vintage Cobra, it can do a lot if you practice and know how to handle it but if you don't it will bite you in the ass real quick if you don't respect it. To me a 1911 is a commitment to practice and for 30some years of practice and carry I love it and think it is near perfect. You really need to experience it because there are people who don't like 1911s ... it is personal taste. Heck, I just traded a coworker for the first 1911 he bought because he didn't like it as much as he thought, but he only tried for a couple months and maybe 200 rounds.
- George Orwell
Just like the folks that get a CCW then are convinced they do not need to carry.