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Old November 19, 2012, 02:53 AM   #1
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Some pics of my RIA2011 with rail....RANGE REPORT

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.




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Old November 19, 2012, 03:20 AM   #2
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Looking good... and mean
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Old November 19, 2012, 02:37 PM   #3
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Thanks. The full rail 1911s from RIA, Springfield and the like have been called a "Robocop gun" and although the full rail is not exactly necessary for anything, the different look in the frame and slide makes for a unique look.

ETA: I also wanted to mention that it feeds empty brass like it's feeding nothing at all. The slide to frame fit is also nice and tight.

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Old November 20, 2012, 05:43 AM   #4
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I initially thought that the rail was a bit excessive... but I've made holsters for a few LEO's that carry the full rail 1911's. One police captain and one DSF agent... they both mentioned that they liked having the full rail in the event that they needed to break out a car window or something along those lines.

It's not something I had ever considered... but then again, I've never needed to smash stuff with my guns
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Old November 20, 2012, 01:08 PM   #5
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That's a very mean looking gun. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get it and how much did you pay for it?
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Old November 20, 2012, 11:19 PM   #6
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I got it from Gunbroker for $550.
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Old November 21, 2012, 01:44 AM   #7
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Is it just the camera angle, or does it look like a 10" barrel.
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Old November 21, 2012, 12:04 PM   #8
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Is it just the camera angle, or does it look like a 10" barrel.
I like taking dramatic pictures of my guns.
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Old November 21, 2012, 12:07 PM   #9
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I'm regretting paying premium for my Kimber now when I could have bought this. Good looking gun!
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Old November 21, 2012, 04:43 PM   #10
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I really like the RIA 1911s, but damn, that new slide billboard they use is UGLY.

I'll still probably pick one up someday, though.
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Old November 22, 2012, 12:38 AM   #11
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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.

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