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redrex
04-30-2012, 6:04 PM
So is there a compact or even midsize 1911 w/a lightweight, say aluminum, frame that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? CA legal or not?

I was looking at the RIA but they arent shipping right now and I don't think they are aluminum.

Any thought appreciated.

drifter2be
04-30-2012, 6:08 PM
Right, the RIA is not aluminum.

If you don't NEED it to be ultra-lightweight

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/876/products_id/411539804/Handguns/Rock+Island+Armory/Rock%20Island%20Armory%20Officers%201911%2045acp/

$424 shipped + your FFL fee + dros + tax and it is available.

It is a bit heavy though. With the hogue finger groove rubber grip and 7 rounds of 230 gr FMJ loaded it weighs in at 40 oz. (2.5lbs) on my digital scale.

pdq_wizzard
04-30-2012, 6:31 PM
Right, the RIA is not aluminum.

If you don't NEED it to be ultra-lightweight

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/876/products_id/411539804/Handguns/Rock+Island+Armory/Rock%20Island%20Armory%20Officers%201911%2045acp/

$424 shipped + your FFL fee + dros + tax and it is available.

It is a bit heavy though. With the hogue finger groove rubber grip and 7 rounds of 230 gr FMJ loaded it weighs in at 40 oz. (2.5lbs) on my digital scale.

I have that same gun, it is heavy but with a good belt and an ITWB holster it seems to carry fine. It also shoots GREAT! I was only one down for my CCW class with it. (it still hit the board just out side and that was the first shot after a reload at 15 yard)

redrex
04-30-2012, 7:36 PM
Yeah the RIA's great, in fact I just picked up a full size tactical. But I really want something lighter. I had been looking at the FNP 9. I'd like to have something my wife and I could both shoot.