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bac1023
08-05-2010, 20:32
Slightly used, but considering what people have been asking for these, its a good price. This one has the standard bluing.

The RRA Limited Match is one of my favorite 1911s of all time. There aren't many around and no more are being built. $2100 is a steal for this nice a 1911.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=182603810




There's a little bit of holster wear. The RRA bluing is very thin. Some idiot put an "idiot scratch" in it. It actually looks like a great candidate for the Black T finish. :supergrin:


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/011-3.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/014-3.jpg

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HAIL CAESAR
08-05-2010, 21:17
I saw a LNIB Government with fixed NS the other day Bac. They wanted 2,200 OTD.








To bad for you it was railed.:tongueout:
It peeked my interest although.

GlocksterPaulie
08-05-2010, 21:21
If I was still a 1911 guy I would grab it.

Paulie

samuse
08-05-2010, 21:25
That seems like a steep price for what is basically the equivalent of a Les Baer PII with a magwell and an idiot scratch.

Bac, what do you like about the Rock Rivers better than the Baers?

38 Super Fan
08-05-2010, 21:36
I saw it, but that scratch is a real turn off. He also said he's run 800 rounds through it. I suppose you could get someone to have it done in "black T" or hard chrome. I also thought all Limited Matches had that big mag release like yours, which I actually could do without. If you say it's a good deal I may take a harder look at it. I've been thinking about getting an STI, but I can do that at any time.

samuse
08-05-2010, 21:55
Dang. By the time you bought that RRA, had it shipped and transferred, then shipped it to get a refinish, you could have just bought a new Wilson. Without that hideous rear sight and front cocking serrations. And at least they still make their product.

Hokie1911
08-05-2010, 22:07
I like yours better minus the FCS.

38 Super Fan
08-05-2010, 22:10
Dang. By the time you bought that RRA, had it shipped and transferred, then shipped it to get a refinish, you could have just bought a new Wilson. Without that hideous rear sight and front cocking serrations. And at least they still make their product.

I love RRAs styling, far and away my favorite 1911s, and the fact you can't hardly find them makes it more interesting to me. Different strokes for different folks I suppose.:supergrin:

MD357
08-05-2010, 22:41
Just be warned folks..... seller has NO ratings and is in Alaska. Might be tough to track something down if something happens. Just sayin.

HAIL CAESAR
08-05-2010, 22:45
Just be warned folks..... seller has NO ratings and is in Alaska. Might be tough to track something down if something happens. Just sayin.

I'm glad somebody was thinking what I was thinking.

That and it has a stiff price.

bac1023
08-06-2010, 18:48
I saw a LNIB Government with fixed NS the other day Bac. They wanted 2,200 OTD.








To bad for you it was railed.:tongueout:
It peeked my interest although.

They're great guns Alan. :)

bac1023
08-06-2010, 18:49
Just be warned folks..... seller has NO ratings and is in Alaska. Might be tough to track something down if something happens. Just sayin.

Very good point MD.

I honestly didn't look at that. However, before bidding on something, I always examine that stuff very closely.

bac1023
08-06-2010, 18:51
I saw it, but that scratch is a real turn off. He also said he's run 800 rounds through it. I suppose you could get someone to have it done in "black T" or hard chrome. I also thought all Limited Matches had that big mag release like yours, which I actually could do without. If you say it's a good deal I may take a harder look at it. I've been thinking about getting an STI, but I can do that at any time.

The large mag release was standard on the Limited Match, but many opted out of it.

bac1023
08-06-2010, 18:53
Dang. By the time you bought that RRA, had it shipped and transferred, then shipped it to get a refinish, you could have just bought a new Wilson. Without that hideous rear sight and front cocking serrations. And at least they still make their product.

True, but for what, a CQB? :dunno:

Sorry, but I'll take my Limited Match over my CQB any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Nothing wrong with the CQB, but its no Limited Match. I'd sooner compare it to the Super Grade.

As for the rear sight, I don't find it hideous. Its just a large target sight. I have many 1911s with them.




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bac1023
08-06-2010, 18:56
That seems like a steep price for what is basically the equivalent of a Les Baer PII with a magwell and an idiot scratch.

Bac, what do you like about the Rock Rivers better than the Baers?

Where do you come up with this stuff? :dunno:

Sorry, but that's a damn joke. I like it better than my Baer SRP, let alone just a PII.

To me it retains the tightness and durability of a Baer, but with greater refinement. The builders of RRA used to work for Les Baer, in fact.







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GlocksterPaulie
08-06-2010, 18:56
I agree with bac. I would also take a LM over a CQB any day of the week.

Paulie

bac1023
08-06-2010, 18:57
I saw it, but that scratch is a real turn off.

Agreed, but I never liked RRA's bluing anyway.

That baby would go straight to Black T if I bought it.

GlocksterPaulie
08-06-2010, 18:58
I agree with bac on the finish also. I would get a Black T or ARS Metacol 3 finish.

Paulie

38 Super Fan
08-06-2010, 19:09
I like it better than my Baer SRP, let alone just a PII.

To me it retains the tightness and durability of a Baer, but with greater refinement. The builders of RRA used to work for Les Baer, in fact.
You're killing me Bac, when I first saw this gun I wasn't taking it into much consideration, now you've got me thinking.:upeyes:

bac1023
08-06-2010, 19:13
Guys, the price is steep, if you take into consideration that RRA used to sell blued Limited Matches for $2300. However, that was a BARGAIN. Plus, you can't get them anymore.

I can all but guarentee you that in the highly unlikely event RRA starts building 1911s again, prices will be quite a bit higher.

bac1023
08-06-2010, 19:16
I like yours better minus the FCS.

Me too, but I don't think the FCS kill it either.

Its still a very clean 1911, especially finished in Black T. :supergrin:

CaptCave
08-06-2010, 22:07
I msg'd the seller, but he hasn't replied...

I know where there is a limited match in 38 super......

MD357
08-06-2010, 22:44
I don't think that was such a great price IMO but then again I think RRAs are no better than Baers or Wilsons. They used to be good deals before the hype. I passed up a Black T, diamond checkered, .40 RRA with a weld-on heine magwell ($400+ option) for $2400 last year.

Cobra64
08-06-2010, 23:00
Dang. By the time you bought that RRA, had it shipped and transferred, then shipped it to get a refinish, you could have just bought a new Wilson. Without that hideous rear sight and front cocking serrations. And at least they still make their product.

That "hideous rear sight" is an adjustable sight similar to this, found on the Wilson Hunter. model


http://www.wilsoncombat.com/handguns/460/large/5.jpg




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bac1023
08-07-2010, 16:28
That "hideous rear sight" is an adjustable sight similar to this, found on the Wilson Hunter. model



Yeah, I'm not sure why he thinks they're hideous. They're just Bo-mar target sights. :dunno:

samuse
08-07-2010, 17:00
Where do you come up with this stuff? :dunno:

Sorry, but that's a damn joke. I like it better than my Baer SRP, let alone just a PII.

To me it retains the tightness and durability of a Baer, but with greater refinement. The builders of RRA used to work for Les Baer, in fact.
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They must have really built the match guns to a whole 'nuther standard than their carry model.

My carry model was the only RRA I've ever seen, and it was somewhere between Springfield Loaded and TRP. I feel like it was really comparable to an STI Trojan, but it was looser and you could see the recoil spring. My L.B. Custom Carry was built much better(and tighter) than that RRA.

My PII is built just as well as the CC, but didn't come with nightsights and a carry bevel.

I'm gonna have to find some RRA 1911s and check 'em out to see if I just had a trashy one.

samuse
08-07-2010, 17:15
Yeah, I'm not sure why he thinks they're hideous. They're just Bo-mar target sights. :dunno:

I just think that Bo-Mars and any sight that looks like 'em are ugly. Kinda like the old Hardball guns. If you like shooting off a bench, I guess they'd be useful.

bac1023
08-07-2010, 18:21
I just think that Bo-Mars and any sight that looks like 'em are ugly. Kinda like the old Hardball guns. If you like shooting off a bench, I guess they'd be useful.

Well, I like the streamlined looks of combat sights better overall, but the tsrget sights have a nice style as well.

Its just different.

bac1023
08-07-2010, 18:23
They must have really built the match guns to a whole 'nuther standard than their carry model.



I never handled the carry model, so you may be right as odd as that sounds. :dunno:

I only ever recommend the Limited Match, because its the one I own.

Cobra64
08-07-2010, 18:33
I just think that Bo-Mars and any sight that looks like 'em are ugly. Kinda like the old Hardball guns. If you like shooting off a bench, I guess they'd be useful.

So you're proposing that adjustable sights are primarily for bench rest shooters?

airflyer
08-07-2010, 18:38
Agreed, but I never liked RRA's bluing anyway.

That baby would go straight to Black T if I bought it.

I always thought their blueing looked purple , Black T would be great choice or hard chrome or could just get it and wear the finish off first .
They are nicely built guns , i wont get rid of mine it is so smooth and runs circles around my Les Baer as far as fit and finish

bac1023
08-07-2010, 18:43
I always thought their blueing looked purple , Black T would be great choice or hard chrome or could just get it and wear the finish off first .
They are nicely built guns , i wont get rid of mine it is so smooth and runs circles around my Les Baer as far as fit and finish

Its very thin bluing and certainly not something they took a lot of pride in.

RRA was all about the optional finishes.

38 Super Fan
08-07-2010, 19:12
I could talk about RRAs all day. :supergrin: It still surprises me to hear people talk about how much more they like their RRAs than their Les Baers, Wilsons etc. I know theres lots of money to be made in the AR game, but I'm still surprised they just quit making such great 1911s.:crying:

bac1023
08-07-2010, 19:13
I could talk about RRAs all day. :supergrin: It still surprises me to hear people talk about how much more they like their RRAs than their Les Baers, Wilsons etc. I know theres lots of money to be made in the AR game, but I'm still surprised they just quit making such great 1911s.:crying:

Yeah, what a shame. :sad:

MD357
08-07-2010, 19:35
I could talk about RRAs all day. :supergrin: It still surprises me to hear people talk about how much more they like their RRAs than their Les Baers, Wilsons etc. I know theres lots of money to be made in the AR game, but I'm still surprised they just quit making such great 1911s.:crying:

Although one can tell anecdotal stories here or there, Wilson and Les Baer seem to be better 1911 companies. Obviously, they can make other products aswell as high quality 1911s and stay afloat. :supergrin:

Just sayin.

bac1023
08-07-2010, 19:38
Although one can tell anecdotal stories here or there, Wilson and Les Baer seem to be better 1911 companies. Obviously, they can make other products aswell as high quality 1911s and stay afloat. :supergrin:

Just sayin.

They're healthier, much more established companies for sure.

That said, I'll also prefer my RRA to my Wilsons or Baers. Just my opinion.

Maybe I got a really good one. :dunno:







That's certainly not to say I don't love my Baers or Wilsons.

Its just that I'm very partial to my Limited Match. I have some sort of connection with that 1911, as silly as it sounds. :)





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MD357
08-07-2010, 19:51
Its just that I'm very partial to my Limited Match. I have some sort of connection with that 1911, as silly as it sounds.

Nope I get it, some 1911s just point better for people. :cool: It's just telling that I can still go out and buy a LB frame and slide or Wilson BP parts. I really wished RRA still put out frames and slides as I got one of the last railed ones and I'd like to have a commander built on one aswell.

Carrots
08-07-2010, 20:01
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bac1023
08-08-2010, 02:54
Nope I get it, some 1911s just point better for people. :cool: It's just telling that I can still go out and buy a LB frame and slide or Wilson BP parts. I really wished RRA still put out frames and slides as I got one of the last railed ones and I'd like to have a commander built on one aswell.

MD, I always thought RRA frames were built by somebody else, but its hard to keep up with that stuff. :dunno:

HAIL CAESAR
08-08-2010, 03:20
MD, I always thought RRA frames were built by somebody else, but its hard to keep up with that stuff. :dunno:

I thought they were also.

bac1023
08-08-2010, 04:50
I thought they were also.

I read once that they were outsourced to a machine shop who only built them for RRA.

Of course, who knows if what I was reading was correct. :dunno:

motorcopm4
08-12-2010, 03:33
RRA makes a great 1911, wish I could get another one

bac1023
08-12-2010, 06:02
Well, a couple people bid on it.

The auction ends in 3 days.

glock2740
08-12-2010, 07:42
:hearts:

Rinspeed
08-12-2010, 07:52
MD, I always thought RRA frames were built by somebody else, but its hard to keep up with that stuff. :dunno:



LMT was doing the frames and slides for them if I remember right.

bac1023
08-12-2010, 08:03
LMT was doing the frames and slides for them if I remember right.

Cool Jeff.

I wasn't sure who it was.

MD357
08-12-2010, 08:22
I had no idea. Kinda irks me even more then, LMT should be putting out frame and slide sets. :supergrin:

bac1023
08-12-2010, 10:14
I had no idea. Kinda irks me even more then, LMT should be putting out frame and slide sets. :supergrin:

Does LMT supply frames and slides to anyone else?

I since found the article I was referring to.

The article I read was in G&A's "Complete Book of the 1911" 2009. It was on the RRA Limited Match and it was stated that "The slide and frame are not built by Rock River Arms per se; rather, they're outsourced to a machine shop that manufacturers only for Rock River Arms, specifically to Chuck Larson's print."

Now that RRA is done with the 1911, I'm sure LMT supplies others. Maybe they were suppling others all along. The article could have been wrong, for all I know. :dunno:

Its a great article, by the way. It was solely on the Limited Match. :cool:





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glock2740
08-12-2010, 11:36
I like yours better minus the FCS.
Ditto that. But, it's still a RRA LM. They ain't makin'em anymore.

den888
08-12-2010, 19:12
That is a nice 1911, but a bit high for my blood.

bac1023
08-12-2010, 19:23
Ditto that. But, it's still a RRA LM. They ain't makin'em anymore.

Very true :)

38 Super Fan
08-18-2010, 12:00
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=184101545

Just saw this NM Hardball on there, not an LM, but not a bad gun. Price seems pretty fair, and its in great shape. The auction is closing fairly soon though.

samuse
08-18-2010, 12:26
Mm. That hardballer would be gorgeous with the frame hard chromed or nickeled. Especially with the nekkid slide.

bac1023
08-18-2010, 17:49
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=184101545

Just saw this NM Hardball on there, not an LM, but not a bad gun. Price seems pretty fair, and its in great shape. The auction is closing fairly soon though.

Yeah, I saw that before as well.

Nice looking gun. :)