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mrslippery
12-04-2010, 14:41
Sold off my last Glock today, 6 in the last year after making the decision to switch over to the 1911 platform. Had no intentions of picking up another 1911 at this time, as I've gotten back into my old long range shooting hobby. I'll admit I've got several 1911's on my wish list, Remington R1, Desert Eagle, and a Kimber TLE II. Any ways, I stop into my small local gun shop to eye ball a .338 Laupua, as I'm looking at the rifles I look down and view 5/6 1911's through the case. This pass year I've read alot of positive threads about these Armscor 1911's, I see this RIA compact in the case. I should have stayed focused, but no, I had my friend pull it out. The weight and balance felt nice for a all steel gun. The sights are small,a small amount of creep in the trigger,I'm thinking at the time, a great 7 yard gun. I'll admit it feels better in the hand than my Ultra Carry II, and it gives me the same great feeling in the hand as my Colt Commander 1991. Now this one was used, but I could not tell in any way that it had been fired, and yea I took it home. I gave 400.00 OTD door for it, some of you may chime in and say it was to high, maybe, but I have to support my local shop and don't mind paying a little more to the local shop. I should get some range time next weekend when the deer gun season goes out. I'm hoping it shoot's as well as other's have indicated here with RIA's. Don't blast me with picture's. I don't have a clue as how to post them here, or I'd share. Will post some range information as soon as I get it out.

samuse
12-04-2010, 14:46
I love 1911s, but I usually carry a Glock 19 just because it's good for it.

Why would you want to have a Desert Eagle, Remington, Kimber and Rock Island? I would rather have one Springer Custom or built Colt than all of that...

okie
12-04-2010, 14:51
Congrats on the new 1911 mrslippery:thumbsup:

brzusa.1911
12-04-2010, 14:54
Congrats! You will miss the Glock though, I like them both.

woodrowNC
12-04-2010, 14:57
I love 1911s, but I usually carry a Glock 19 just because it's good for it.

Why would you want to have a Desert Eagle, Remington, Kimber and Rock Island? I would rather have one Springer Custom or built Colt than all of that...

agreed. i love 1911's but have a g30sf with a lite on my nitestand. in the middle of the nite, awoke by a noise, there's about a 2 second window in which i don't know who, where, or what world i'm in. rather just pull a trigger.

bac1023
12-04-2010, 15:01
Congrats on the RIA.

I find them great 1911s for the money. :)

bac1023
12-04-2010, 15:05
Why would you want to have a Desert Eagle, Remington, Kimber and Rock Island? I would rather have one Springer Custom or built Colt than all of that...


I agree with quality over quantity, but those are still all good 1911s and some don't like spending big bucks on one gun.

woodrowNC
12-04-2010, 15:13
I agree with quality over quantity, but those are still all good 1911s and some don't like spending big bucks on one gun.

i agree with quality over quantity, i just can't afford quality. good thing about a 1911 is you can spend a minimal amount (trigger job, sites, throat and polish) and have a very nice, dependable firearm. and a beautiful one at that. :cool:

bac1023
12-04-2010, 15:17
i agree with quality over quantity, i just can't afford quality. good thing about a 1911 is you can spend a minimal amount (trigger job, sites, throat and polish) and have a very nice, dependable firearm. and a beautiful one at that. :cool:

Absolutely. :)

mrslippery
12-04-2010, 15:23
I love 1911s, but I usually carry a Glock 19 just because it's good for it.

Why would you want to have a Desert Eagle, Remington, Kimber and Rock Island? I would rather have one Springer Custom or built Colt than all of that...

Why, cause I can. Over the last 30+years I've been fortunate to own many firearms, S&W, Colt, Kimber, Glock, Springfield, Ruger, and many I don't recall at the moment. More than most, and not as many as other's. Handguns to me fall far behind my other hobbies, a custom 1911 is something that don't fit my needs or desires at the moment. If I get than itch for a custom, I'll order one, but not at this time, I'd spend that $$ on a new optics for a LR outfit, or something else.

The Glock 19 is a great handgun, but I find my S&W J frame does a great job for me. Had a G23, loved it, but it was just a tool. There are many tools in my toolbox, some not for other's, some just fine for me. Ya just gotta love this country.

mrslippery
12-04-2010, 15:32
agreed. i love 1911's but have a g30sf with a lite on my nitestand. in the middle of the nite, awoke by a noise, there's about a 2 second window in which i don't know who, where, or what world i'm in. rather just pull a trigger.

Had a 30sf, and CC'd it for over a year, another great gun. I certainly hope you never are put it that situation in the middle of the night, Woodrow. I practice stress training with my weapons CC/HD weapons as much as possible, I can't just "pull the trigger".

mrslippery
12-04-2010, 15:36
I agree with quality over quantity, but those are still all good 1911s and some don't like spending big bucks on one gun.

I don't have a issue not spending the $$ on a custom, it's down the list with my other hobbies.

woodrowNC
12-04-2010, 15:41
Had a 30sf, and CC'd it for over a year, another great gun. I certainly hope you never are put it that situation in the middle of the night, Woodrow. I practice stress training with my weapons CC/HD weapons as much as possible, I can't just "pull the trigger".

my wife and i have no children. at two in the morning, i hear someone in my house, trust me. i CAN just pull the trigger.

mrslippery
12-04-2010, 15:54
my wife and i have no children. at two in the morning, i hear someone in my house, trust me. i CAN just pull the trigger.
Understood, and I would given the facts to your situation, and was by in no means critical to your post. I was thinking of my situation, and my reaction plan to that situation. My apology to you, nothing negative was implied.

woodrowNC
12-04-2010, 16:00
Understood, and I would given the facts to your situation, and was by in no means critical to your post. I was thinking of my situation, and my reaction plan to that situation. My apology to you, nothing negative was implied.

right. i figured you had children. that does add complications. still, the lite on my glock is just for that. identification. here's hoping we never find out. :wavey:

mrslippery
12-04-2010, 16:12
right. i figured you had children. that does add complications. still, the lite on my glock is just for that. identification. here's hoping we never find out. :wavey:
Both of mind have been out for about 10 years, just me and the "old crone". But if one was to wake me up in the middle of the night is why I've practiced several mechanical things I have/trained myself to do in those several seconds.

bac1023
12-04-2010, 16:13
I don't have a issue not spending the $$ on a custom, it's down the list with my other hobbies.

No problem with that. :wavey:

woodrowNC
12-04-2010, 16:31
since this post is partially about a glock, for some real fireworks, you should post it in the glock forum. :rofl::rofl:

bac1023
12-04-2010, 16:33
since this post is partially about a glock, for some real fireworks, you should post it in the glock forum. :rofl::rofl:

It would probably get locked in a matter of minutes.

:animlol:

woodrowNC
12-04-2010, 16:36
It would probably get locked in a matter of minutes.

:animlol:


hehehe

rsxr22
12-04-2010, 17:07
Im glad your happy! 1911's are great weapons as are glocks! I still keep room for two glocks, 1 34 for competition and 1 19(it is my primary carry gun).

But the real discussion should be .338?? Why not just do a .50? There actually cheaper to shoot!

PhotoFeller
12-04-2010, 17:42
Not so long ago I got fired up to own a 1911 after years of being a staunch revolver guy. I bought a Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special before realizing that ongoing maintenance is a little more complex for 1911s than revolvers. To avoid putting "idiot marks" on my Les Baer and to prevent other issues that can come up with 1911 disassembly and reassembly, I bought a RIA 1911 to use as a learning piece, a practice pistol for detail cleaning. I paid about $400 for the 1911 GI.

Much to my surprise and pleasure my RIA 1911 is a handsome piece, nicely finished and a good performer. No failures to feed or failures to eject in two trips to the range. Rock Island is a great way to experience the 1911 platform.

mrsurfboard
12-04-2010, 17:49
I would have kept at least one Glock for you know, an end of the world, kind of weapon. One that you wouldn't have to worry about cleaning all the time. I bought an M&P 45 for that reason. Aside from that, I agree 1911s are great, just recently got the bug, and will be expanding my collection over the next few years.

mrslippery
12-04-2010, 17:59
Im glad your happy! 1911's are great weapons as are glocks! I still keep room for two glocks, 1 34 for competition and 1 19(it is my primary carry gun).

But the real discussion should be .338?? Why not just do a .50? There actually cheaper to shoot!

I picked up a Savage 10 BA several months ago, wanted a 110 BA in .300 but didn't care to wait. My local dealer has one in .338, and a turnkey .50 package, but I'll actually end up going .300 win.. To keep things on track, I'm wondering if the RIA would make a good range partner.

glock2740
12-04-2010, 18:07
The 1911 and the Glock are my 2 favorite pistol platforms. I usually CC a Glock most of the time, but the 1911 is my second choice. The 1911 is my favorite pistol style of all though.

samuse
12-04-2010, 18:29
The 1911 and the Glock are my 2 favorite pistol platforms. I usually CC a Glock most of the time, but the 1911 is my second choice. The 1911 is my favorite pistol style of all though.


Glocks and 1911s are my favorites too, but 1911s are just a little too big and heavy for me (I'm a small guy).

When I want to carry 1911 but want less weight and more capacity, I reach for my Hi Powers. Hi Powers are perfection, not Glocks. :wavey:

mrslippery
12-04-2010, 18:53
Glocks and 1911s are my favorites too, but 1911s are just a little too big and heavy for me (I'm a small guy).

When I want to carry 1911 but want less weight and more capacity, I reach for my Hi Powers. Hi Powers are perfection, not Glocks. :wavey:
I remember 30 years ago having the itch real bad for a Hi Power and a S&W 19 6". When the 686 came out around 82/83 if I recall, I got one of them. Today while I was holding the RIA I looked down in the case and saw a Hi Power, I remembered and smiled. One day maybe?

Magus
12-04-2010, 19:03
Sorta in the same boat. Just traded out one Glock last weekend for another 1911. Up to 4 different 1911's now, and down to just two Glocks. One more Glock may get traded out yet(not necessarily for another 1911 though). CZ97 is calling me.

Nothing wrong with most of the "polymer" pistols. I've never had issue with any I've owned. I'm just finding the older I get, the less I like them...prefer all steel....or as close to all steel as they make anymore anyways...corners being cut there too sadly.

Will never part with my G19 though, I've had it too long and been through to many "adventures" with it, just can't part ways with that one...too much history.

More proficient with a 1911 in the end though. Gotta carry what you're comfortable with despite what any of the cynics might say.

bac1023
12-04-2010, 19:39
I remember 30 years ago having the itch real bad for a Hi Power and a S&W 19 6". When the 686 came out around 82/83 if I recall, I got one of them. Today while I was holding the RIA I looked down in the case and saw a Hi Power, I remembered and smiled. One day maybe?

The Hi-Power is a true classic among classics. :cool:


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1736.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1738.jpg

mrsurfboard
12-04-2010, 20:01
Glocks and 1911s are my favorites too, but 1911s are just a little too big and heavy for me (I'm a small guy).

When I want to carry 1911 but want less weight and more capacity, I reach for my Hi Powers. Hi Powers are perfection, not Glocks. :wavey:

I don't believe in perfection. Just varying degrees of excellence.

mrslippery
12-04-2010, 20:03
The Hi-Power is a true classic among classics. :cool:


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1736.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1738.jpg

Bac, you don't play nice. That's a thing of beauty, elegance and engineering. Now, that's the reason for no gray carpet in my house.

.45Super-Man
12-04-2010, 20:33
Congrats! If you find yourself missing your Glocks THAT badly, just pick up a couple new ice cube trays next time you're at the store.:supergrin:

bac1023
12-04-2010, 21:27
Congrats! If you find yourself missing your Glocks THAT badly, just pick up a couple new ice cube trays next time you're at the store.:supergrin:

:animlol:

Cobra64
12-04-2010, 22:34
It would probably get locked in a matter of minutes.

:animlol:

Or worse...


http://www.juliansanchez.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/exploding_head.jpg

"Aaaak... someone said 1911!!!"

bac1023
12-05-2010, 05:49
Or worse...


http://www.juliansanchez.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/exploding_head.jpg

"Aaaak... someone said 1911!!!"


:animlol:

woodrowNC
12-05-2010, 06:23
The Hi-Power is a true classic among classics. :cool:


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1736.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1738.jpg

the man was way, way ahead of his time. true genius. if he could have lived another 60 yrs, HE would have invented a polymer pistol. he was on the cutting edge of everything firearms. and it would have been beautiful. and TRULY PERFECT.

cole
12-05-2010, 13:19
I would have kept at least one Glock for you know, an end of the world, kind of weapon. ...

I agree with this. Have the G17 for that because Glocks can't be beat IMO in this role (and many others actually). That said, I CCW a 4" 1911 most of the time. Glocks and the 1911 are all I own now. No reason to bother with anything else unless I wanted a wheelgun again.