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Shot A Rock Island 10mm Today!

DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior MemberPosts: 3,395 Senior Member
A buddy had a RIA 10mm 1911 at the range today. I should have taken a photo. The flat MSH was checkered beautifully as was the front strap (to the point where it hurt to shoot it!

Adjustable sights. Full length recoil spring.

Shooting 180 grain Sig 10mm ammo, it was freaking awesome. It was like shooting a target pistol. Accuracy was great. I shot at a 1.5 inch wide stick at 50 yards standing and hit it 3 times in 7 rounds! It would have been an easy pistol to use for deer or pig at that range.

At 10 yards it was silly. You couldn't make two holes! The bullets just kept going into the previous hole!

I've never wanted a 10mm...until now. Crap!

Oh...and the Tristar T-100 is settling down to be a target pistol too. I did a ton of dry fire and the propensity to pull to the right is gone. It was boring! 30 rounds into a 2" hole at 10 yards standing. I didn't set up a target farther as the range was busy and a cold wind was starting to blow. Winter's coming back.



RIA imports good guns.
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

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  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    I like mine. Think I'll shoot it some tomorrow. It has a slightly better trigger than my SR1911 but the Ruger is a little more accurate for me.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,602 Senior Member
    I like mine too, though I replaced the grips, removed the mag-well and put a proper ARCHED MSH on it.
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Ever since Paul got his I have been lusting for one. Too many enablers, too little money!
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,602 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    Ever since Paul got his I have been lusting for one. Too many enablers, too little money!
    $597
    http://www.gunbroker.com/item/621563021

    Take your pick, FS, Commander or wide bodied
    https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=10mm&typeid=&manufacturers_id=1042

    RIA also makes a longslide, though they're out of stock at buds
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,906 Senior Member
    A RIA 10mm is definitely on my "want" list. I just want to outfit my 6.5 first...


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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    $597
    http://www.gunbroker.com/item/621563021

    Take your pick, FS, Commander or wide bodied
    https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=10mm&typeid=&manufacturers_id=1042

    RIA also makes a longslide, though they're out of stock at buds

    Oh I'm hating you so much right now! I got to get one of these!
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    But...but... we are done buying guns Dan.... aren't we? :devil:

    You should be quiet.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,602 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    Oh I'm hating you so much right now! I got to get one of these!
    :wink:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    I've been a 10mm fan since Dornaus & Dixon first floated their prospectus, which I came damn close to investing in.

    I've owned a S&W 1006 (which I regret selling to this day), a Witness (which I don't regret selling), and now my Dan Wesson Razorback and my Glock G40. It's like the .357 of pistols; whether you like softer .40S&W-level loads, or the blazing stuff from Underwood or Buffalo Bore, you can pick your poison off the shelf. If you load your own, it's even better!

    Now if I happen across a S&W 610, I might be in trouble...
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    Welcome to the club. :up:

    The 10mm is a terrific pistol round, even in my G20. I was able to hit paper plates easily at over 50 yards, the first time I tried it. I don't think I have ever fired a round through it at less than 25 yards. The very first round I ever fired through it hit the staple in the center of the bulls eye at 25 yards and knocked the target down. Of course, I haven't been able to do it, again, but I was able to keep everything within 2-3 inches, and I'm a pretty average 'marksman.'
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,395 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    But...but... we are done buying guns Dan.... aren't we? :devil:

    The good news is...I have willpower.
    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
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,395 Senior Member
    Okay...how about this one...I am ordering another pedal kayak?
    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
  • wizard78wizard78 Senior Member Posts: 1,004 Senior Member
    The good news is...I have willpower.

    Repeat after me,,,,, I want a Smith 610, I want a Smith 610,,,,,

    spiralme.gif

    “When guns are outlawed, only patriots will have guns.”
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    wizard78 wrote: »
    Repeat after me,,,,, I want a Smith 610, I want a Smith 610,,,,,

    spiralme.gif

    :drool:
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • wizard78wizard78 Senior Member Posts: 1,004 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    :drool:


    I can fix your lust, but they aren't cheap! I have two.

    “When guns are outlawed, only patriots will have guns.”
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,022 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    :drool:
    Too bad, it is a closed fraternity. :fiddle:
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