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Lifeon2whls
08-31-2012, 9:16 AM
So this little bugger followed me home today. RIA Tactical 2011. Purchased in SSE config and its now back to its full glory. I have yet to shoot it but the pistol is very smooth, solid and no wiggle in it whatsoever. I also have a Glock 17 and the trigger on this is much more crisp and predictable. I'll be interested to see how the whole pistol breaks in after 1000 rds or so. The sights are VERY clear and I had read some reviews about how the grip safety had hard edges and would hurt peoples hands. Not on mine, but I do have some around the trigger guard that may or may not bother me...but something I wont know until I shoot it. If nothing else I can file it down slightly.

Anyway what good is this without pics, I'll update as soon as I hit the range!

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/wopspice/RIA.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/wopspice/D4469254-3C6E-4608-95EB-C3C0609CB514-16179-000016A92ADFBD73.jpg

mikestesting
08-31-2012, 9:19 AM
Congrats. I just purchased my first 1911 a month or so ago, a Sig SS Rail model. I absolutely love it. I'm sure you'll love shooting that one. I'm considering buying a RIA 1911. The price is excellent.

1911's are one of the best looking firearms, in my opinion.

Exposed
08-31-2012, 9:20 AM
Very nice. RIA is a very underrated company. Good choice for your first 1911. And that full rail is very awesome.

ChaneRZ
08-31-2012, 9:29 AM
Dang that's nice!

someR1
08-31-2012, 10:28 AM
I love my rock island....pure sex for the money !! you will LOVE it :D

acolytes
08-31-2012, 10:43 AM
Very nice! Mind if I ask what is cost ya, and where you got it?

someR1
08-31-2012, 10:46 AM
Very nice! Mind if I ask what is cost ya, and where you got it?

similar, but no rails $445 :

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/411539799/Rock+Island+Armory+1911+Tactical+45+ACP+5%22+Parke rized

or the GI model $409 :
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/411539079/Rock+Island+Armory+GI+M1911A1+Mil+Spec+.45

acolytes
08-31-2012, 10:52 AM
I jumped on the tactical when Turner's had them on sale for $459.00. Just curious what the railed ones run.

jvpark
08-31-2012, 12:07 PM
looks like something out of Starship Troopers... I really like the look of a Full Rail.

jvpark
08-31-2012, 12:08 PM
is the rail attached to the frame or milled into the frame?

t0kie
08-31-2012, 12:28 PM
Congrats!

JackRydden224
08-31-2012, 12:30 PM
Awesome and congrats on your new purchase!

Any idea what you are going to attach to the rail?

Ducman
08-31-2012, 12:31 PM
Nice

223556
08-31-2012, 12:36 PM
Now that is a sexy 1911...
I pick up my RIA 1911 Tactical 9mm in a few days, which was SSE also.

jonathanvictory
08-31-2012, 1:15 PM
I love my RIA 1911 Tactical! Oh, and my KA-BAR Cutlass!

http://pic60.picturetrail.com/VOL1684/11397887/20193834/403808035.jpg

SGGear
08-31-2012, 2:00 PM
Congrats! very nice.. did you find a good holster for the full rail yet?

Lifeon2whls
08-31-2012, 4:41 PM
Very nice! Mind if I ask what is cost ya, and where you got it?

$599 for mine through EBR works. Pricier than what you can find them for online but keep in mind this has to be SSE'd which adds to the cost.

No holster yet but I have seen a few that work with the rail.

skosh69
08-31-2012, 4:54 PM
Congrats on the Rock! Nice pics too.

Crysknife1013
08-31-2012, 4:56 PM
Hella jealous! Congrats!

acolytes
08-31-2012, 6:23 PM
$599 for mine through EBR works. Pricier than what you can find them for online but keep in mind this is an off roster pistol and has to be SSE'd which adds to the cost.

No holster yet but I have seen a few that work with the rail.

DOH!!!!:svengo:

Kelster1574
08-31-2012, 6:24 PM
Very Nice, Just put my Rock Island Armory M1911-A1 CSP (3.5") in jail. It's my first RIA but my second 1911. Should go nice with my full size Kimber Stainless II that's already in the safe.

mlevans66
08-31-2012, 10:06 PM
Not a fan of the full rail but it looks good for you. :thumbsup:

chozenfew805
08-31-2012, 10:15 PM
Sweet RIA 1911 bro!