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wavetrain75
11-09-2010, 22:20
There's the full size with the 8 round mag and useless sights, there's a compact. I always assumed that was GI and officers', respectively. Thought I should actually ask.

And then "tactical" gets thrown in there sometimes.

bluelineman
11-09-2010, 22:51
These descriptions might help. Basically the Tactical has the usual bells & whistles, the other one doesn't. I believe the offer full size & officers. I don't think they offer a Commander length.

Non-Tactical
http://www.centerfiresystems.com/AC-RI1911.aspx

Tactical
http://www.centerfiresystems.com/AC-RI1911TACA.aspx

wavetrain75
11-09-2010, 23:25
Thanks. What does "GI," etc refer to?

jrs93accord
11-10-2010, 03:27
They do offer a Commander size now, as well as a 9mm Gov't and Tactical.

bac1023
11-10-2010, 05:00
Its all about frame size, barrel length, and features.

cowboywannabe
11-10-2010, 06:04
Government Issue model (GI) = 5" Full size

Commander model = 4 1/4" mid size

Officer's model = 3 1/2" compact size

"Tactical" added to any of these RIA versions means the BTGS, Commander hammer, Skeletonized trigger, and usuable Novak "style" sights.

so far the Commander size/mid size is NOT offered in "Tactical".

glock2740
11-10-2010, 06:28
Government Issue model (GI) = 5" Full size

Commander model = 4" mid size

Officer's model = 3 1/2" compact size

"Tactical" added to any of these RIA versions means the BTGS, Commander hammer, Skeletonized trigger, and usuable Novak "style" sights.

so far the Commander size/mid size is NOT offered in "Tactical".
Fixed it for ya. Their midsize isn't a true commander. It has a 4" bull barrel. Armscor used to offer a midsize that had the "Tactical" options. I haven't seen one for sale anywhere in awhile though.

wavetrain75
11-10-2010, 18:38
Government Issue model (GI) = 5" Full size

Commander model = 4 1/4" mid size

Officer's model = 3 1/2" compact size

"Tactical" added to any of these RIA versions means the BTGS, Commander hammer, Skeletonized trigger, and usuable Novak "style" sights.

so far the Commander size/mid size is NOT offered in "Tactical".

Perfect, thanks.