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Old 11-03-2007, 07:20 AM
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Shooters arms?/RIA




I got a flyer from Century Int'l and they are selling 1911s under the name Shooters Arms, they look like RIAs to me. Any info on these.

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Old 11-04-2007, 09:10 PM
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I got a flyer from Century Int'l and they are selling 1911s under the name Shooters Arms, they look like RIAs to me. Any info on these.

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Saw a used one recently. I was not impressed. Rattled allot!! Fella wanted the about as much as a RIA. No comparison.
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Old 11-04-2007, 11:16 PM
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I got a flyer from Century Int'l and they are selling 1911s under the name Shooters Arms, they look like RIAs to me. Any info on these.

sfvet
They're made in the Phillipines, but not by Armscor/RIA, it's a different company. I haven't heard a lot of good things about them, but I have no personal experience. I'm an RIA fan, it'll be hard to drag me off that bandwagon for a lateral move to another budget brand. Now, if I found a good deal on a Colt or Springer........
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Old 11-04-2007, 11:31 PM
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Now, if I found a good deal on a Colt or Springer........
I have a Series 70 Gove model Colt, A pre 80 Series Colt Combat Commander and a XSE Lt Colt commander, and a 1930 GI Colt (Shooter grade)

HOWEVER it my RIA Govt model that get the most use and the most CCW carrying.
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:25 PM
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i have one that i got about 5 years ago. looks good inside and out, tight, goes bang every time. the supplied magazine and a Gi mag work well.

it has been 100% reliable, and a joy to use. i do not understand why CAI does not advertise these, i happened to find them browsing Century's web site. most people and dealers do not know about them.

so sfvet, if you can get it for a good price go ahead.
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Old 02-16-2008, 06:56 PM
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I just bought one to learn how to smith a 1911 on.

Shoots great, feels great. Well worth the money. No rattles at all.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:24 PM
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They are made by Sports Armament Manufactory S.A.M.
I have one and had to replace the recoil spring, mags & the front sight (it fell off). It now shoots pretty good with CM & ed Brown mags. Still jams now & then. Its just a range gun now.
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:20 PM
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I have the Commodore version--a commander clone. Very tight in every respect, accurate, and has not jammed with any of the several different mags I have.
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:50 PM
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SAM ( http://www.shootersarms.com.ph/ ), Armscor ( http://www.armscor.com.ph/ )and Metro Arms Corporation ( ??? ) are the 3 Filipino manufacturers that I know of. Armscor manufacturers RIA, CD, HS, etc. SAM has the lower quality of workmanship and Metro Arms is new to the American market in that it will manufacturer FireStorm "Government" 1911's.
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:45 PM
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I've seen the FireStorm "Government" 1911's at the local gunshop. It comes with all the bells & whisles(extended slide release,ect. It looks good & grips/parts fit it unlike the "older" Firestorms. price was 399.00
It just came out in Jan.
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:47 PM
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They are made by Sports Armament Manufactory S.A.M.
I have one and had to replace the recoil spring, mags & the front sight (it fell off). It now shoots pretty good with CM & ed Brown mags. Still jams now & then. Its just a range gun now.
Found out today at the range that the jamming was due to a bad mag, threw the mag in the trash, now it shoots fine.
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:29 PM
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I have been wondering about these cheap 1911's. I want to get two for the cars(they will be in safes) but am not certain what to get
SAM commander $339x2=678
http://www.centerfiresystems.com/ind...OD&ProdID=1369
RIA Tactical $379x2=$758
http://www.centerfiresystems.com/ind...OD&ProdID=1082
SAM full size $349x2=$699.00
http://www.jgsales.com/product_info....oducts_id/1746

So from top to bottom there is $80 difference(enough for the safes). I don't care how these things look on the inside or outside they just need to work with Federal HST 230g+p and go bang every time.
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:39 AM
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Here's my SAM commodore (commander model) with a kimber clone grip (locally manufacture by Tony Pascual)

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Old 03-16-2008, 02:39 AM
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I have been wondering about these cheap 1911's. I want to get two for the cars(they will be in safes) but am not certain what to get
SAM commander $339x2=678
http://www.centerfiresystems.com/ind...OD&ProdID=1369
RIA Tactical $379x2=$758
http://www.centerfiresystems.com/ind...OD&ProdID=1082
SAM full size $349x2=$699.00
http://www.jgsales.com/product_info....oducts_id/1746

So from top to bottom there is $80 difference(enough for the safes). I don't care how these things look on the inside or outside they just need to work with Federal HST 230g+p and go bang every time.
' choice is easy, pick the one that has an actual warranty.
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:07 PM
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Here's my SAM commodore (commander model) with a kimber clone grip (locally manufacture by Tony Pascual)

Did he copied the Kimber logo on the slide too? That's just wrong.
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Old 03-16-2008, 06:07 PM
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i have the new firestorm deluxe 1911 great pistol fit finish and reliability are top notch try one youll love it!!!
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:17 PM
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i have the new firestorm deluxe 1911 great pistol fit finish and reliability are top notch try one youll love it!!!
Hope to add one to my collection in about two weeks.
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:45 PM
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I keep hearing the Filipino guns are great copies...that Kimber rollmark had me fooled! I think it was a Freudian slip.
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:15 AM
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Did he copied the Kimber logo on the slide too? That's just wrong.
Custom markings of slides is common practice here among gunsmiths. They told us, however, that they don't alter the frames. As long as it is not "commercially" sold and done according to owner's specs...i see nothing wrong with it..
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:08 PM
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Custom markings of slides is common practice here among gunsmiths. They told us, however, that they don't alter the frames. As long as it is not "commercially" sold and done according to owner's specs...i see nothing wrong with it..
That's still copyright infringement in my book. I think that practice should be discouraged.
Most of the works of Filipino smith's I've seen here in the forum(s) are very nicely done. With that so much artistic abilities, I don't understand why there is still a need to copy someones else's logo.
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