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KandyRedCoi
05-01-2012, 2:06 AM
finally got my RIA 38super out of jail earlier today...man this thing is shiny :cool2:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/fluxmr2spyder/my%20firearms/77e8006a.jpg

thing was covered in so much oil...so once i got home...

i proceeded to field strip and wipe off ALL the excess oil from the gun
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/fluxmr2spyder/my%20firearms/0f49947a.jpg

im actually quite surprised to see how well the machining on this gun looked, the feed ramp and bbl looked to have been polished from the factory as well
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/fluxmr2spyder/my%20firearms/28acd6be.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/fluxmr2spyder/my%20firearms/623ffcb3.jpg
im sure it still has room for improvement, but thats not too shabby from the company that makes $500 1911s :)

tbc...

KandyRedCoi
05-01-2012, 2:08 AM
prt2

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/fluxmr2spyder/my%20firearms/49d0eeb0.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/fluxmr2spyder/my%20firearms/381f8fec.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/fluxmr2spyder/my%20firearms/6bb0cf1e.jpg

after relubing and wiping her down ready for tomorrows shoot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/fluxmr2spyder/my%20firearms/e529d0e0.jpg

so far so good, only thing that looks sketchy is the 38super magazine that came with the gun, looks to be a bit cheap...but we'll see how the gun runs tomorrow, i plan on running 150rds of Armscor 38super cartridges

morrcarr67
05-01-2012, 6:01 AM
Sweet nice looking gun. Are you gonna keep her .38 Super or convert to 9MM?

antmarc217
05-01-2012, 6:42 AM
Looks sweet!!! My next 1911 will hopefully be nickel (maybe even the RIA).... if not, a stainless.

GunHo
05-01-2012, 7:04 AM
Sweet deal. Congrats. Im on a waiting list with grabagun for the tactical. 45 stainless. Cant wait. Keep that baby blinging.

Oceanbob
05-01-2012, 7:04 AM
Congrats....!...Look forward to a Range Report..

Have fun and be safe.
:D

KandyRedCoi
05-01-2012, 7:49 AM
Sweet nice looking gun. Are you gonna keep her .38 Super or convert to 9MM?
for now 38super i bought quite a few rounds from Armscor lol, but i will eventually convert to 9mm since i plan to shoot a lot to keep the cost down

Looks sweet!!! My next 1911 will hopefully be nickel (maybe even the RIA).... if not, a stainless.
get your shine on bro :cool2:

Sweet deal. Congrats. Im on a waiting list with grabagun for the tactical. 45 stainless. Cant wait. Keep that baby blinging.
u know i will :D

Congrats....!...Look forward to a Range Report..

Have fun and be safe.
:D
i will follow up with a range report later today, btw i like your sig!

Initial impression of the gun is A+, hope it runs as well as it looks

thanks everyone!

smartin
05-01-2012, 7:58 AM
I like it ! Thanks for posting !

Lead Waster
05-01-2012, 8:11 AM
Make sure to keep the .38 super brass even if you don't currently reload. You could sell it to someone who does and recover a few bucks.

h0use
05-01-2012, 8:13 AM
very nice!!

LovingTheYear1911
05-01-2012, 8:33 AM
I have the same gun. I replaced the grips with black rubber ones and put a 9mm barrel. Great gun. Accurate and reliable and it looks like a Cuban drug dealers gun!

GunHo
05-01-2012, 8:52 AM
I have the same gun. I replaced the grips with black rubber ones and put a 9mm barrel. Great gun. Accurate and reliable and it looks like a Cuban drug dealers gun!

would like to see a picture of yours with the new grips. the ones i'm waiting on already have black grips.

fighterpilot562
05-01-2012, 10:25 AM
Nice!

Fishslayer
05-01-2012, 4:43 PM
Nice set of mother o' pearl grips & yer GTG! :D

And if you could send a couple of girls over later...:D

InGrAM
05-01-2012, 4:49 PM
Looks very nice.

Anchors
05-01-2012, 5:20 PM
I really want one of those swapped to 9mm...

CAglock20c
05-01-2012, 6:31 PM
too shiny for my liking, but to each their own...more power to ya!

KandyRedCoi
05-01-2012, 6:55 PM
finished my 1st range session, only got to run 125 rounds since there were other toys to play with and time was going by fast

nothing exciting, the gun ate all the armscor ammo with no problem, no ftf fte ftrb or any other failure whAtsoever to report...next time out ill check accuracy today i just wanted to make sure it ran as good as it looks....very very impressed, of course there are a few shortcomings compared to my kimber raptor 2 but those are just upgrades i can do later if i really wanted
bottom line is the ria 38super ran absolutely flawless A+++ will report back when i get more rounds down the pipe

chrisf
05-01-2012, 7:01 PM
Nice!! You going to convert it to 9mm to go cheaper on the wallet?

Lumpia is sarap!
05-01-2012, 7:13 PM
Love that "Philippines" brand on a gun. Makes me proud!

KandyRedCoi
05-01-2012, 7:17 PM
Nice!! You going to convert it to 9mm to go cheaper on the wallet?
yes i am, the sarco bbls are currently back ordered
Love that "Philippines" brand on a gun. Makes me proud!
now if they can get kuya pacman to endorse RIA, thing would fly off the shelves even faster ;)

antmarc217
05-01-2012, 9:45 PM
now if they can get kuya pacman to endorse RIA, thing would fly off the shelves even faster ;)

That would be bad as5! I'd get all color schemes in each cal if that were the case.

mrbalbowski
05-01-2012, 10:07 PM
badass

Yugo
05-01-2012, 10:10 PM
did you get this from turners reseda?

KandyRedCoi
05-01-2012, 11:14 PM
That would be bad as5! I'd get all color schemes in each cal if that were the case.
i know right, im eyeing the midsize 45acp now...hehehe

badass
thanks!

did you get this from turners reseda?
nope from corona, it was THE last one, even from the warehouse, so i jumped on it asap

:)

KandyRedCoi
05-02-2012, 11:07 AM
in action
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/fluxmr2spyder/e4dfd940.jpg

quick grip change...just to black doublediamond rubber...havent decided which direction to go with yet...but the majority of the house like this look
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/fluxmr2spyder/my%20firearms/b973498a.jpg

LovingTheYear1911
05-02-2012, 12:19 PM
That's exactly what mine looks like. Even same grips.

InGrAM
05-02-2012, 12:23 PM
in action
quick grip change...just to black doublediamond rubber...havent decided which direction to go with yet...but the majority of the house like this look
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/fluxmr2spyder/my%20firearms/b973498a.jpg

I think these would look quite sexy.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=9765/Product/COMBAT-GRIPS

GunHo
05-02-2012, 12:38 PM
Love that "Philippines" brand on a gun. Makes me proud!

Lol. That's why I'm getting one. We don't make much in the PI, but at least we make guns. Tonay nang Pinoy...

KandyRedCoi
05-15-2012, 8:02 PM
OK i went to the range today and ran another 50rounds thru the gun...nothing bad to report except that i got to get used to the GI sights

anyone have any idea how much it would cost (parts and labor) to throw some NOVAK 3 dots on this bad boy?

MrExel17
05-15-2012, 9:00 PM
Niice, congrats!

Fishslayer
05-15-2012, 9:12 PM
Love that "Philippines" brand on a gun. Makes me proud!

Some great things come out of the Phillipines. The RIA 1911 is one...


...and lumpia is another! :drool5:

lowprofile
05-16-2012, 7:53 AM
Don't need a mirror when you have that around. How are the sights when shooting outdoors?

KandyRedCoi
05-16-2012, 10:37 AM
Don't need a mirror when you have that around. How are the sights when shooting outdoors?

not bad to be honest, it bothers me more that i have to aim above poi cus it has the GI sights

KandyRedCoi
05-16-2012, 10:37 AM
Some great things come out of the Phillipines. The RIA 1911 is one...


...and lumpia is another! :drool5:

true story :D

shooting4life
05-16-2012, 10:49 AM
Keep your pimp hand stronge!!! Nice 1911

KandyRedCoi
05-16-2012, 11:29 AM
Keep your pimp hand stronge!!! Nice 1911

fosho :D

JNunez23
05-16-2012, 12:36 PM
Looks good man, congrats.

hkdad
05-16-2012, 12:54 PM
Some great things come out of the Phillipines. The RIA 1911 is one...


...and lumpia is another! :drool5:

Don't forget the adobo and lechon!!

To the OP, ganda yan!

KandyRedCoi
05-16-2012, 1:48 PM
Looks good man, congrats.

Don't forget the adobo and lechon!!

To the OP, ganda yan!

salamat

NewbieDave
05-16-2012, 2:19 PM
2nad2vjqlIg

Couldn't resist....

KandyRedCoi
05-16-2012, 3:15 PM
2nad2vjqlIg

Couldn't resist....

"nickel plated sissy pistol" LOL he doesnt know that he's IronMan yet :p

drifter2be
05-16-2012, 3:53 PM
Nice. I've been tempted to get one, although I am not big on flashy/shiny pistols. I love my RIA officer model, and it has been a huge debate between getting a full-size 38 super or .45, almost grabbed a shiny 38 super at a store in Riverside last week. Great looking gun with the black grips.

KandyRedCoi
05-16-2012, 3:58 PM
Nice. I've been tempted to get one, although I am not big on flashy/shiny pistols. I love my RIA officer model, and it has been a huge debate between getting a full-size 38 super or .45, almost grabbed a shiny 38 super at a store in Riverside last week. Great looking gun with the black grips.

Annies has the nickel 38super like mine in stock :D get one u need at least ONE pimp gun lol

how do you like the officers model? is it a 45?

i really want the 9mm tactical version, since i decided to keep this a dedicated 38super

maybe in about 30days ill have another 1911 of some sort :43:

GKO
05-16-2012, 11:21 PM
I like! I'd probably want mother-of-pearl grips if I had that.

KandyRedCoi
05-16-2012, 11:49 PM
I like! I'd probably want mother-of-pearl grips if I had that.

coming soon...

Kodachrome
05-17-2012, 8:54 PM
I thought about changing my grips also, but like Patton I will stick will Ivory.