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17th April 2005, 04:35
I've been lurking on this website for two months. I have been shooting High Powers and single action Colts for years but always wanted to try a 1911. After reading all I could on this site and particularly the RIA section of this site You guys have convinced Me to buy an RIA.
I got it today!
It's a surprisingly beautiful gun for $300. I wanted a bone stock WWII looking 1911 and bought a pair of Walnut WWII GI diamond style checkered grips awhile back just in case I got one.
Unfortunatly I won't be able to shoot it till tuesday when I can get down and pick up some ammo for it.
For the most part You all seem very happy with the RIA so I took Your word for it.
I will give a report in a couple days.
It sure is pretty!
17th April 2005, 10:18
Enjoy your new pistol, the only thing I had to do to mine was exchange the grip safety for a slightly longer GI style to get rid of the hammer bit.
19th April 2005, 02:43
I shot the new RIA yetserday afternoon. PERFECT!
No Jams, no failure to feed, no problems! It was shooting slightly to the left but it could have just been Me. I was shooting off hand at a previously shot target and was more concerned about function than accuracy at the time. I will fire it off the bench tomorrow. I am very pleased so far!
19th April 2005, 14:25
The RIA was an excellent choice. I consider them a bargain. Mine has over 2000 problem free rounds through it. You also have enjoyed another classic, the High Power. You obviously have good taste.
20th April 2005, 20:54
Congrats on the new RIA !!! Had mine about a month, shot 200 rounds to date, with no FTF issues, other than a POS used Ebay mag! Also bought a new pair of cocobolo diamond grips for it! Really dressed it up and helped with grip control! Also plan on changing the beavertail due to slight hammer bite, or replacing the the hammer with a skeletonized one. :D
22nd April 2005, 01:05
You lucky S.O.B.'s. Mine has been nothing but a headache since I got it. I finally have the feeding problem mostly solved, but I am still trying to get a decent set of sights on it.
22nd April 2005, 04:13
Sorry to hear about Your problems. That sucks.
I am extremely happy with Mine. It does shoot at the 10:00 position a little high left but I am waiting untill I find the best grouping ammo before I buy bulk and adjust the sights. I like the fixed sight but filing and moving them seems too permanent untill I find what the gun shoots best with. My neighbor gave Me some wolf steel cased ammo yesterday to test and I will try it tomorrow. So far it has run like a swiss watch with everything I have run through it.
I thank You guys for steeing Me in the direction of RIA.
My neighbor wants one now. I hope he don't get a lemon.
22nd April 2005, 08:02
Glad to hear you're happy with your purchase. I haven't fired mine in quite awhile, but I'm very happy with it.
Only thing I've done to mine is put Hogue grips on it. Sights are in the future, but I'm too busy with another project right now (restoring my '69 Ford Ranchero :)).
22nd April 2005, 19:34
...check-out this site www.sdmfabricating.com
I think they have the best looking, drop-in fixed sight in the market.
23rd April 2005, 00:47
Birds of a feather I guess! I restored a 1964 Ranchero about 8 years ago. I have since sold it.
I like the WWII styling of the RIA and I collect WWII milsurp weapons so all I did to mine was put some walnut diamond checkered grips on it and replaced the 8 shot mag with Blue 7 shot GI type mags. The 8 shot never liked to feed the first round anyway so I always used 7 shots in the 8 round mag. The GI type mags work great. I shot the Wolf steel case ammo in it today and was thrilled! The POI moved from the 10:00 position to 12:00 which makes it dead on with a 6:00 hold. The sights on them are small but I can pick them up ok and like I mentioned I really like the WWII look of the gun. The diamond grips really added to that effect. This gun has shot everything I have put through it, Cheap or expensive and has never failed to function. I am thouroughly happy with it. I'd post a pic if I knew how. It looks sweet with the diamond checkered walnut grips.
14th August 2005, 02:38
Hello there GD43
Newbie here who wants to own a 1911 but been researching for a good deal since I prefer to spend those extra money for the ammo and targets and less on the piece but not to compromise the quality. I've been reading a lot of the replies and feedbacks here, and like you, I think I'll put my money on a mil-spec 1911 Rock Island (I always loved that old war horse). Sure to find one here in the Philippines. I just hope it has the same quality as ones they send out there. Congratulations on the piece you've got. I'm proud you love a Philippine made.
14th August 2005, 08:07
I'd post a pic if I knew how. It looks sweet with the diamond checkered walnut grips.
First, in order to have your pictures shown here, you have to put them somewhere on the network, from where we can all see them. Since the Forums Site server does not allow you to put your pictures in it (my ISP would kill me if I were to allow that, due to the disk space required), there are plenty of other, free servers, which offer that just that service. Hosting your pictures. I personally use Photobucket, located at http://www.photobucket.com.
The first thing you have to do, is to register with those servers. After you register, you are allowed to upload your pictures in their computers. Photobucket has a very easy to use interface (I assume that the other similar servers have similar ways to upload your pictures. All you have to do, is to tell the server you want to add a picture to your album (or collection, or whatever they call it) and then show the picture you want to upload, in your computer. The server's software will copy that picture to the server's disk. Repeat this procedure and upload all the pictures you want to make public.
As soon as this is done, you will be able to see a thumbnail of your picture. In Photobucket, below the thumbnail, you can see the full URL (the full address) of that particular picture you uploaded. It will also show you, below the picture, two more addresses. The first is the tag, in other words the complete phrase you can use in a web page, to show that picture. Since you are not creating a web page at this moment, you can skip that. The second (or rather the third address, if we count the URL as the first) that you will see, is called "Img". Now this is what you want. Just click in that field, so it becomes selected, and then right-click in there. A menu will appear, select "Copy" (if you prefer to do your job with the keyboard, as soon as you click in the Img field, press the key named Ctrl or Control on your keyboard, and while you hold it pressed, press also the letter "C").
So, now you have the address of that picture copied. Open a new browser window (if you haven't opened it already) and come in the Forums. Either start a new thread, or go to the thread in which you want to answer and include your picture. Start a reply and when you want your picture to appear, just right-click and from the menu select "Paste" (or press Ctrl-V). The whole address you had copied, will be inserted in your message. If you want to add another picture, go back to the Photobucket window, and select the Img field of the second picture. Copy it, either with the right-click/meny or via Ctrl-C. Return to the Forums Site window and insert the address of the second picture either with right-click/menu/Paste or with Ctrl-V.
When you are done, post your message as you normally do. When the thread page appears, you should see your answer, with the pictures you wanted! Presto.
18th September 2005, 23:50
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a301/AnimalKracker1/ROCKISLAND1911A1-RIA979047RIA979008.jpg http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a301/AnimalKracker1/ROCKISLAND1911A1-4in.jpg My ROCK's
19th September 2005, 08:33
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