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Nakanokalronin
11-19-2012, 01:50
Just thought I'd throw some pictures out of my new RIA2011 with rail. The stock grips are nice, but I liked the way my C&S grips looked on it better. The MSH on this and other RIA 1911s are plastic now so that had to go. In it's place is a Nighthawk Custom MSH w/magwell I had laying around. The trigger was okay but I like the solid look a lot better so that got replaced. I replaced the ambi safety with a single sided. I had a spare rear Novak 2 dot sight in my bin so I fit it to the slide and drilled the front for a third dot. The FLGR was also replaced with a standard GI plug and guide.

Yea, I replaced these parts before I've even shot it yet, but it's set-up the way I want it with parts I already had on hand. It has also been cleaned and re-lubed inside and out and I'll be shooting it sometime this week.

http://imageshack.us/a/img651/1469/ria20114.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img69/8785/ria20113.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img211/7496/ria20115.jpg

S.Dewey
11-19-2012, 01:59
That looks like Robo-Cops gun right there!

faawrenchbndr
11-19-2012, 06:09
Cool...........

alwaysshootin
11-19-2012, 07:51
Hope it shoots as good as it looks!

Nakanokalronin
11-19-2012, 12:16
That looks like Robo-Cops gun right there!

I've heard that said about the RIA and Springfield full rail 1911s before. No real use for a full length rail but it does give it quite a different look. :cool:

B.Reid
11-19-2012, 14:22
Very nice.

Nakanokalronin
11-19-2012, 14:39
I'll defiantly update after a range trip. So far the slide to frame fit is very tight and it chambers empty brass like it's feeding nothing at all.

skeeter1959
11-19-2012, 20:52
Holy cow that's nice!!!

Ruggles
11-19-2012, 21:29
Love the look of the full length dust cover on a 1911 :)

Congrats

glock2740
11-19-2012, 21:33
Congrats!

Hugo R
11-20-2012, 16:37
Congrats, enjoy!

HR:cool:

Wetrudgeon
11-20-2012, 18:05
Nice piece. Kindly provide a range report when you can.

We also own a RIA 2011 rail job and have found to be a very nice shooter through the first 500 rounds.

We trudge on.

Nakanokalronin
11-20-2012, 22:18
Nice piece. Kindly provide a range report when you can.

We also own a RIA 2011 rail job and have found to be a very nice shooter through the first 500 rounds.

We trudge on.

I'm heading to the range tomorrow so range report will be posted soon. :cool:

steve1911
11-20-2012, 23:29
Nice!




1911club#410

bac1023
11-21-2012, 21:33
Very nice indeed

Ruggles
11-21-2012, 22:05
That thing has to be the best hand gun to pistol whip a bad guy whip, you could really do some damage swinging that upside the head of some scumbag robber. :)

ithaca_deerslayer
11-21-2012, 22:17
Yea, I replaced these parts before I've even shot it yet, but it's set-up the way I want it with parts I already had on hand.

-- scrolls up to see if this is a post by Frank --

Nakanokalronin
11-21-2012, 23:17
-- scrolls up to see if this is a post by Frank --

Frank is gone man :rofl:

I don't like ambi safties, FLGRs, plastic MSHs and I like dots on my sights and solid triggers. All the parts were on hand so why not since they just sat in my bins instead. :cool:

Nakanokalronin
11-21-2012, 23:36
So here's the range report....

Ammo brought
Federal American Eagle 230gr. Ball
Winchester White Box 230gr. Ball
Winchester PDX-1 230gr standard pressure HP
Federal HST 230gr. standard pressure HP

Total rounds brought: 300

Magazines used
Kimpro Tac 8rd.
Chip McCormick 8rd.
Wilson Combat 47D 8rd.
Supplied ACT 8rd.
Wolff branded ACT 8rd.
Colt 7rd.
Cheap Colt knock off 7rd.

The reliability was 100% with all ammo and every magazine. Each round fed, fired and ejected nicely and brass landed in the same spot every shot. Each mag locked in like they're suppose to and pushed up on the slide stop locking the slide open when empty.

Accuracy was pretty good. I could tell the front end was a tad heavier but since I took out the FLGR, it's not as heavy as you would think. The sights never moved and were right on when I adjusted the rear Novak with my laser bore sighter at home. Below is a target at 15 yards rapid fire. Not bad for a budget 1911 and I'd defiantly recommend it to anyone looking for a full rail 1911 that dosn't want to spend the money on the higher end brands.

http://imageshack.us/a/img829/7576/targete.jpg

wk9k
11-22-2012, 00:10
Thats a nice 1911, like the squared off end. Good choice.

ca survivor
11-22-2012, 13:48
Congrats!

rainman33
11-23-2012, 09:49
How's the fit and finish? I've been eyeing the tactical version as my only 1911, but have seen a few, on the Internet only, that have some very rough tool marks and eneven machining. For instance is the rail straight and even? I'm hoping those are the ones that are few and far between :)

Nakanokalronin
11-24-2012, 03:12
How's the fit and finish? I've been eyeing the tactical version as my only 1911, but have seen a few, on the Internet only, that have some very rough tool marks and eneven machining. For instance is the rail straight and even? I'm hoping those are the ones that are few and far between :)

This is my third RIA 1911. First was a Compact/Officer, second a GI and third the 2011 Tactical. All of them them have had a good fit and the parts have been rather well fit too. I'm not sure how many models have the plastic MSH but this is the first RIA I bought with one. The rail is as straight as they come and the slide to frame fit has very little play, meaning you really got to wiggle the two halves to find any.

The plastic MSH and ambi safety are the only 2 things I don't like. I could live with everything else although I changed out a few other parts, but why not if I don't have to. You'll see some tool mark inside but nothing that effects function. It's a good 1st 1911 because of the cost or even a 10th, 20th,etc 1911.

It's not going to be like my Valor or a Wilson Combat in terms of fitment and parts quality, but it's plenty nice in it's own right.

rainman33
11-24-2012, 14:43
Thanks for the quick reply. I don't mind a gun that's a little rough around the edges, but for near $600 it should be quality materials and not be a sloppy finish. Sounds like RIAs are GTG. Looks great BTW.

Veedubklown
11-25-2012, 07:49
I've heard that said about the RIA and Springfield full rail 1911s before. No real use for a full length rail but it does give it quite a different look. :cool:

Adds weight, reduces felt recoil. Puts your tactical pistol bayonet closer to the threat.