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Old August 23, 2010, 02:23 PM   #1
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Recomendations On Officer Frame 1911s

I ran across an RIA officer frame 1911 at a gun show earlier this month. Ever since that happened I have been haunted by a desire for one of these smaller framed beautys.

Can anybody recomend another 1911 in the officer frame size for less than $500. I honestly never knew these small(er) 1911s existed untill this month.

I had seen the EMP and some Para Ordance small frames. I just thought those were more a novelty thing. Now that I know that it isn't some novelty trick I'm nearly obsessed.

I've even got a few cosmetic changes in mind that I am excited about. It'll be a long term project, but I can't afford a large initial outlay of cash.

Any help is appreciated.
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Old August 23, 2010, 04:25 PM   #2
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The only Officer's size 1911s that you are going to find for under $500 are those made by Armscor i.e. RIA, Citadel, High Standard etc.
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Old August 24, 2010, 05:37 AM   #3
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I can highly recommend the RIA Officer's CS model!

Mine was $450. OTD, shoots like a dream, very nice trigger, and I've had no failures of any sort in 500 rds. fired, now.

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Old August 24, 2010, 12:46 PM   #4
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I also own an RIA CS. I had a few bobbles the first time out but since then--I'm at about 500 rounds fired--everything's copasetic. It's a great pistol for the money (I paid $439 plus DROS and tax). The all-steel construction dampens recoil.
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Old August 24, 2010, 01:28 PM   #5
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I dont think there is going to be anything else in your price range. The RIA's are a decent gun for the money. The EMP's however are extremely good guns but carry a much heftier price tag as you know.
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