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Old 05-14-2020, 03:45 PM
OldRed OldRed is offline
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Just Bought my first 1911 Yesterday

I've been hunting and shooting on my since I was 10 in 1952 I miss all the Jack rabbits we had then. The only better way to learn to shoot is hunting for what your family will eat that night.

I have been hanging around for a while trying to decide what I wanted in 1911. I stopped by a pawn shop yesterday and an RIA A1 FS Tactical with an 8 year old fired casing Followed me home. It is pretty clean with ambidextrous safeties, no rail, skeleton trigger and hammer. It hasn't been shot much.

I should have mail ordered on when surplus 1911's were $19.95 with 2 magazines.
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Old 05-14-2020, 04:43 PM
Nork1911A1 Nork1911A1 is offline
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Location: Kentucky, near Ft Knox
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Welcome to the forum. From Kentucky here.

I've got 2 Rock Island 1911's both compacts, been happy with both, though I think I'm going to tinker with the GI model I have, new trigger, sear, discon, springs, safeties, etc.

And if you hang around here long enough, you'll end up with more than one 1911's.

Anyway, welcome.

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MY 1911's - Norinco 5", Rock Island CS GI, Springfield Loaded Parkerized.
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Old 05-14-2020, 05:10 PM
Matt_J Matt_J is offline
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My first 1911 was a RIA CS Tactical, and I was surprised how smooth everything operated, and also how well the fitment was. They really are a great value. I added a Wilson Combat slide stop and magazine release because I can't leave well enough alone, and they fit just fine.
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Old 05-15-2020, 04:23 AM
Sergio Natali Sergio Natali is offline
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Welcome to this 1911 forum from Italy.
Anything with a FLGR is fluff, if JMB didn't put it on the 1911 you don't need it.
If you're going to collect, be careful not to get drawn to a piece that is not original, make sure it is a very good example and buy the gun not the story.
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Old 05-15-2020, 06:40 AM
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Welcome to the forums from Virginia.
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Old 05-15-2020, 06:56 AM
VIS35 VIS35 is offline
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Hi from North Dakota
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