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Old 02-06-2012, 08:34 AM
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They said 2.04 pounds? Hmmm.
Ya its not that impressive...

Average full size 1911 weights 38-40oz.
Average alloy frame full size 1911 weights 33oz.
STI 2011(non-FL dust cover, etc.) weight 33oz.
This thing would weigh 32.5oz.

My M&P weights less loaded with 17 rds than my 1911 does empty.

1911s aren't "light guns"... you can attempt to make them light... but in the end, the way they are designed, you still need a lot of metal on it... unless you redesign the ignition system(and how it attaches to the frame) and the lower lugs, you will not get in the "plastic gun" world weight.

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Old 02-06-2012, 09:30 AM
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$800 for a rra polymer .45? yes please.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:58 AM
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Ya its not that impressive...

Average full size 1911 weights 38-40oz.
Average alloy frame full size 1911 weights 33oz.
STI 2011(non-FL dust cover, etc.) weight 33oz.
This thing would weigh 32.5oz.

My M&P weights less loaded with 17 rds than my 1911 does empty.

1911s aren't "light guns"... you can attempt to make them light... but in the end, the way they are designed, you still need a lot of metal on it... unless you redesign the ignition system(and how it attaches to the frame) and the lower lugs, you will not get in the "plastic gun" world weight.

MIke.
+1, plus with a frame that light on a FS model it just doesn't seem to balance as well (for me). I like my 1911s heavy but if someone wants one of these go for it.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:38 PM
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Think I'll stick with alloy frame 1911s for carry. See no weight advantages in the RRA polymer.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:24 PM
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I want one!
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:11 PM
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The only plastic guns in my house have little orange caps on the muzzles!
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:55 PM
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On page 29, of the June issue of G&A, there is a Rock River ad for their new poly 1911.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:29 AM
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Thanks, next time I'm near a newsstand I'll have to look. I'm willing to give one a chance.
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