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    Discussion on RIA's Tactical 1911 review

    Please use this thread to discuss our RIA Tactical .45 ACP 1911 review, as published in our E-zine at http://ezine.m1911.org/RIATactical_frame.htm.

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    Another good and honest review Steve, Keep up the good work!

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    Not sure if I just missed it. But what is the MSRP on one?

    I know prices will varry but a ballpark figure would be nice.
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    I am sure that either Ivan or Martin will jump in with the answer to this, even though you will be able to check their distributors prices very shortly.
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    Thumbs up Now you've done it!

    Now you have done it... I just read the review and looked at the Photo's of the new Rock. My wifes going to kill me. I just got to have one.

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    I was able to handle one over the weekend and my only complaint was the fit of the sights. The rear sight does not look like it belongs. I may pick one up anyway and blent the sight a bit myself.

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    Excellent job Slim!
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    Sounds to me that fit and finish of this pistol leaves something to be desired.

    This must be the first 1911 pistol that says not to use hollow point bullets in the gun. I have not heard anyone report that kind of warning before. Did you case gauge the offending cartridges? Eleven failures out of 300 seems to me to be rather high to me, what was wrong with the Remington ammo?

    Is the barrel throated or is something the new owner might want to do for himself?

    Thank-you for the report.

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    Great report Slim. I appreciate you pointing out the faults. What's that about hollowpoints voiding the warranty on RIA pistols? I must've missed that in my documentaion - now I'll have to check again.

    BTW - I'm in agreement on the full-length guide rod being an "undesirable", but am aware that many folks want that feature. Can't fault RIA for responding to those desires if they percieve a demand (miguided though it may be).

    Bob -

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    You mentioned in your review the front sight was blended into the slide but your picture clearly shows that not to be the case.
    I think you misread the report. Here's a quote from directly under the front sight photo...

    "The edges of this sight are not "blended" into the slide profile."

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertbank
    You mentioned in your review the front sight was blended into the slide but your picture clearly shows that not to be the case.
    Read the report again Bob, Rio says "The front sight is a higher profile design, without serrations or colored dots. The edges of this sight are not "blended" into the slide profile.".
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