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    I think it's pretty cool myself. I wonder how the weight compares to current alloy models. I've had alloy framed 1911's crack at the slide stop. The polymer should be more durable than aluminum.
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    It's been a while since I've seen anything, but if I recall correctly I remember their reputation being stellar. Also a pricey pistol at the time.

    Interesting development nontheless.

    LHS

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    I saw it at SHOT. Looked good to me, slide/frame fit seemed good and smooth. I thought it was nicely appointed and finished. I'd compare it to a mainstream $6-800 gun, but nothing fancy.

    Here's what the RRA literature says:

    5 inch, 1:16 twist SS barrel, polymer frame w/ optional interchangeable colors, polymer main spring housing w/ optional colors, 4140 steel billet frame insert, 4140 steel billet slide, rubber overmolded grips, beavertail grip safety, commander hammer, 4.5 lb trigger pull, polymer shoed trigger, RRA dovetail front and rear sights, parkerized finish, includes one 7-round magazine, weight 2.04 lbs.
    Check www.rockriverarms.com for additional information.

    As far as "why polymer" I'll "ask why not?"

    I sure wish they'd bring their original line of 1911s back. I have one like it a lot.

    Jim

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    once they offer a railed version i am in.

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    Has anyone heard if the June introduction is still holding?

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    End of June is what their PR people told me a week ago. We'll see.
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    I received an email from Amy at RRA stating they do not have pricing nor a production date set for the poly.

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    I could see this pistol in Commander size as a possible carry weapon.

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    Why is pretty easy to answer. Its lighter, polymer is easier and cheaper to produce, its durable, and its shock absorbing so recoil should be better than an equal weight pistol of metal construction. There are so many polymer guns now that work just fine, there is no reason the 1911 can't be adopted to do the same. Also, if they offer a commander length I would say it could be an easy thing to buy an officers length grip frame and you could easily switch between the two for much less than buying two pistols. All of the benefits of JMB design remain intact even if evil polymer is used.

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    Question update???

    Would really be interested in checking one out. Any updated time frames on production?
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