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Old 10-03-2010, 10:11 PM
velvalco velvalco is offline
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new 1911 9mm RIA




Bought my frist RIA and 1911 platform today in 9mm. so far i'm very happy with it. But i have a couple of questions.

Will the same mods work for the 9mm GI version as other 1911 GI platforms? grips hammers, triggers etc.

Wheres the best place to buy mags i've always had good luck with mec gar?

And is it possible to convert the 9mm to the 38 super (future question).
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:27 PM
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Welcvome to the Forum, as for your questions PM Auto Mag he is the Local Rock Guru....... Also remember 1911's are very addicting, and only cure is to go buy more.................
Or also ask old-lefty, they are the ones I always ask my questions to...........

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Old 10-04-2010, 12:45 AM
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Welcome and Mags

Welcome velvalco to the forum, a great place to learn about the 1911 platform.
try this link for mags , great service, prices, and selection -
http://gregcotellc.com/cart/

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Old 10-04-2010, 07:16 AM
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Will the same mods work for the 9mm GI version as other 1911 GI platforms? grips hammers, triggers etc.
Most all parts are common.
besides the barrel and bushing obviously, the firing pin and extractor are different on 9mm/38 super
The frame internals and control parts are the same


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Wheres the best place to buy mags i've always had good luck with mec gar?
lots of places.
MidwayUSA, Natchez, Cabela's, Cheaper than Dirt, Brownell's, etc.
Those are good outfits too

BTW, Brownell's will have a whole gaggle of 1911 parts, from frames, to every pin and screw and every part in between .
One of the TOP suppliers for new parts.
Midway has a fair amount too

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And is it possible to convert the 9mm to the 38 super (future question).
yep. you'll need a new barrel and bushing fitted and a 38 super mag
that's about it


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Old 10-05-2010, 05:38 PM
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yep. you'll need a new barrel and bushing fitted and a 38 super mag
that's about it


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Really, can you covert it back. like are they interchangeable?

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Old 10-05-2010, 09:09 PM
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Really, can you covert it back. like are they interchangeable?

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never converted mine, but don't see why it wouldn't be interchangeable
Pull the barrel and bushing, and pop in the other.

I'd "guess" you'd probably have to re-adjust extractor tension.
cause 38 super is a semi rimmed case, and 9mm isn't .

they use the same ext'r though


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Old 10-09-2010, 06:58 PM
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Most all parts are common.
besides the barrel and bushing obviously, the firing pin and extractor are different on 9mm/38 super
The frame internals and control parts are the same




lots of places.
MidwayUSA, Natchez, Cabela's, Cheaper than Dirt, Brownell's, etc.
Those are good outfits too

BTW, Brownell's will have a whole gaggle of 1911 parts, from frames, to every pin and screw and every part in between .
One of the TOP suppliers for new parts.
Midway has a fair amount too



yep. you'll need a new barrel and bushing fitted and a 38 super mag
that's about it


..L.T.A.
Question about the RIA frame itself, is the 45 frame identical to the frame of the 9mm and 38 super? I mean are the 38 super or 9mm ramp barrel? because the 45 is not.
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:17 PM
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Check out www.cdnninvestments.com for mags. I ordered 3 from there and they had the lowest price I found anywhere.

I don't think you can just swap the barrel and bushing. It might take a little fitting and that may make it hard to switch back. Best advice tis to give Dave or Arnel a buzz at Advanced Tactical. The email address is [email protected].
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:00 PM
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thanks for the info. I have no immediate plans for caliber conversion, and i probably do not have a need for it. I'm happy so far with the 9mm, although i need to shoot it more. I was more interested in learning that the standard 1911 drop in parts work in the 9mm....although i'm broke at the moment, and mags, ammo and a good carry holster come before any modifications like hammer, triggers and beaver tail

I just purchased 2 Mecgar mags from greg cote, should be here by the end of the week.

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Old 10-09-2010, 09:10 PM
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:15 PM
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lol i'll have to snap a couple of pics now....
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:39 AM
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Question about the RIA frame itself, is the 45 frame identical to the frame of the 9mm and 38 super? I mean are the 38 super or 9mm ramp barrel? because the 45 is not.
same frame.
some of the older 38 supers have a ramped barrel .
Not sure when they dropped the ramped barrel, but my '07 year model wasn't ramped


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