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    twin pines

    Hi I was just at MC Sports where I saw a ria 1911 the tag said twin pines. whats the deal with the name? I know armscor makes it. but why the twin pines name? is it the same as the rest or am i missing something?

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    dirty harry,
    probably you got confused with the markings on RIA, my answer is that, yes its true RIA are made by armscor, but it is not owned by armscor...its is owned by another person/party who owns the Twin pines branches of gun stores here in the philippines. Categorically speaking RIA are owned by twin pine co., but are manufactured by arms corporation of the philippines under an exsisting contract.....hope i was was able to answer your question...

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    Let's see is this the way it goes? Armscor produces guns and parts, RIA produces pistols with Armscor parts,Twin Pines sells RIA pistols.

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    Not quite

    RIA is just a brand-name.
    Twin Pines is a company that owns that brandname, among others.
    Armscor won the manufacturing subcontract for Twin Pines' RIA.
    Armscor also later won the US distibution contract for Twin Pines' RIA.

    Twin Pines had initially gone to IMBEL for manufacture, but there were problems.
    Not IMBEL's fault, BTW ....and not Twin Pines'.
    Twin Pines had also earlier tested SARCO for US distrib...
    but there were problems as well.


    Twin Pines is controlled by the Topacio family of the Philippines, and their core business
    is pistol retail. They are the Philippine reps for S&W and a few other 'foreign' brands.
    Last edited by horge; 11th October 2005 at 09:49.


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    To Horge:That's quite informative! Thanks alot. I was inquiring that same info. I guess Rock Island and Armscor labeled products are more of the same quality... .

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    Thanks for the information. I knew the parts were produced by Armscor, just was not sure how they all tied together.

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