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Old 04-07-2010, 11:05 PM
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Anybody got one of these?

Was looking on Centerfire Systems' web site last evening and saw this for sale and was wondering if any of you RIA forum folks had one and could tell me how you like it?

http://www.centerfiresystems.com/191...11taca-tt.aspx

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Old 04-07-2010, 11:15 PM
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Tune in next week

I ordered one today that I found on GunBroker (about $5 less with shipping). If no one pipes up I'll post something after I get to the range and give it a try.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:29 AM
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Was looking on Centerfire Systems' web site last evening and saw this for sale and was wondering if any of you RIA forum folks had one and could tell me how you like it?

http://www.centerfiresystems.com/191...11taca-tt.aspx

Thanks!

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I dont know about the two tones,but alot of us have the all black tactical and love it. My only complaint is that I dont like the magazine (act) that came with mine,but that was easily remedied. I paid that much for my black one. I wish I could have found one of those for the price.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:31 AM
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Nice looking pistol

I hope they make this in an "Officers" size down the road, I'll get one.
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:05 PM
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Was looking on Centerfire Systems' web site last evening and saw this for sale and was wondering if any of you RIA forum folks had one and could tell me how you like it?

http://www.centerfiresystems.com/191...11taca-tt.aspx

Thanks!

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Ironically, that is one of two tabs I have open and have been staring hard at lately. The other is the black Tactical that mallen mentioned.

I'm still wondering where caveat emptor is going to come in and bite me on the butt.


Along the topic, I'd like to know how accurate these are out of the box.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:58 PM
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Lunie,

Like you I've had the tab open in Firefox for several days, just staring at what appears to be aan incredible value in 1911s. Guess you could call it 'virtual drooling....'

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Old 04-09-2010, 10:30 AM
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I waited too long for one of these two tone models locally, I really regret it as I love how it looks. I ended up buying a matte nickel from Bud's two weeks ago. I only have about 200 rounds through it, but no problems so far. I've shot with the factory ACT mag and two 7 rounders from Midway that were labeled as springfields on the website, but have no actual markings on the mags.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:26 PM
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I don't have the two tone, but the standard all black parkerized tactical. It's a solid gun for the price. Actually it is my favorite in the collection. GI parts compatibility is nice, price is hard to beat.

As far as accuracy goes.... shooting standing (not rested) and firing 2 handed, I can blast the bull out of a target at 15 feet, and can shoot about 2.7" at 40- 50 feet. That's the length of the range where I go, so I cannot help you in terms of longer distance (say 25 yard) accuracy. I am sure the gun is far more accurate than I am.
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:35 PM
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I've had one of these for about 3 weeks, and already had it to the range twice. Other than the grips that come with it, I really like mine. Just to give you an idea of other 1911s I have. I have a Colt 70 series Government model, a Colt Defender, and a Taurus pt145.

The RIA tactical shoots as well or better than the Government model, The Defender is a little better at closer distances but, all of them are strong.

Considering the price of the RIA, you can't lose. Strong performer, and full 1911 compliant, so you can modify it anyway you like.

What's not to like?
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:55 PM
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Ironically, that is one of two tabs I have open and have been staring hard at lately. The other is the black Tactical that mallen mentioned.

I'm still wondering where caveat emptor is going to come in and bite me on the butt.


Along the topic, I'd like to know how accurate these are out of the box.
I found mine to be remarkably accurate,when Im carefull and concentrate on technique. I cant say in any absolute terms,but its much more accurate than I can shoot.
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:54 PM
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I swear I just posted this, but how much should a Tactical go for, out the door? Before tax?
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:54 PM
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Said I would post

I said I would post something when this came in.

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Picked it up at lunch from my FFL guy. Stopped at the house on the way to the range to do a quick field strip. Seems the RIA folks donít want any of their product to rust. They shipped this one soaked in oil and it required a quick wipe down all over including the firing pin and spring. Dry firing gave you a mist of oil. I greased the rails with some RIG, did a wipe down, gathered up all the 1911 mags. I had and headed out to the range with a double box of WWB and some really old, out of spec reloads.
My first impressions, after cleaning the oil off and dry firing a few times were of a relatively tight weapon with some rough places that could be cleaned up without too much fuss. The trigger pull initially was pretty heavy, but using extra finger pressure on the hammer while pulling the trigger helped take some of the weight off the pull. It eventually seemed to fall into the 4-5 lb. range based on the Kimber PCII I took along to use as a comparison gun.
Of 150 rounds fired, 70% went through the Rock. The first 100 were the WWB and after the first two mags. there were no FTFs until I got into the crappy reloads (all my fault, LOA of the copper plated SWCs was just way over spec) and one really off the wall mil surplus mag. I used a Kimber 7 round, a couple of Kimber 8 round, a Wilson 8, and two very old Shooting stars. With the good ammo I had 2 FTFs (both guns) with the Wilson and one FTF with one of the Shooting Stars. Including the reloads would really skew the numbers so I wonít.
Iíve only recently started back shooting, so my accuracy is not what it once was (thatís what all the old guys say) but found that at 7 yds. I could hold a 1 ĹĒ group pretty easy and keep most of my shots near the black at 15 yds.. I would say the accuracy is plenty good for Sunday club IDPA matches after a little work. I feel like this weapon will loosen up after a few hundred rounds and be pretty much bullet proof as far as reliability. There are a couple of things I think it needs. A good trigger job just over the lightest allowed by whoever sets those things (maybe 3 Ĺ lbs.) with a really good crisp break with a trigger with an over travel stop. The factory supplied sights are okay but being wider (the Kimber look like they are at least 1/64 wider) would help. Other than that a good cleaning up of the rough metal areas seems to be all it needs. It is not a Gold Cup, I had one of those, but value for the bucks it may be unbeatable. Got this one through Gunbroker for $470/inc shipping and they said they had a bunch more.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:15 PM
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They have the two-tone and the nickel plated tactical both at EDIT http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/a...ds=Rock+Island I originally had JGsales basic website by accident...I do however think that Buds is a little high on the gun (just my opinion)
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:55 PM
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Bought one and liked it so much I got another, both parkerized not the 2 tone but that dont make any difference. Sound pistols for sure!
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:04 PM
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Bought one and liked it so much I got another, both parkerized not the 2 tone but that dont make any difference. Sound pistols for sure!
I like the look of the all nickel model and I think it'd look some awesome with some nice dark grips or wraparound pachmayrs but I wonder about the quality of the finish...to be fair the parkerized models seem to hold up well for what they cost.
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:28 PM
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I like the look of the all nickel model and I think it'd look some awesome with some nice dark grips or wraparound pachmayrs but I wonder about the quality of the finish...to be fair the parkerized models seem to hold up well for what they cost.
Im thinking about getting one of the more compact ones. (THen another and another...)
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:22 AM
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I like the look of the all nickel model and I think it'd look some awesome with some nice dark grips or wraparound pachmayrs but I wonder about the quality of the finish...to be fair the parkerized models seem to hold up well for what they cost.
Only had this about a 18 months. I don't carry it, but it seems to be holding up well.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:41 PM
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Only had this about a 18 months. I don't carry it, but it seems to be holding up well.
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That is just damn pretty, thanks for the intel.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:56 AM
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I waited too long for one of these two tone models locally, I really regret it as I love how it looks. I ended up buying a matte nickel from Bud's two weeks ago. I only have about 200 rounds through it, but no problems so far. I've shot with the factory ACT mag and two 7 rounders from Midway that were labeled as springfields on the website, but have no actual markings on the mags.
I just purchased a Matte Nickel today. Waiting for shipping and the Fed to approve (they ALWAYS delay me the 3 days! My FFL guy says once the delay you, you will always be delayed. Something about my ID info is sticky. I think it's because I had a Top Secret Clearance as a Civil Servant for 34 years).
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I paid 450 + 25 ship + 20 for my FFL guy. I DON'T feel ripped, just excited.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:56 AM
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Only had this about a 18 months. I don't carry it, but it seems to be holding up well.
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Just bought one of those, today.
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:42 AM
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I just purchased a Matte Nickel today. Waiting for shipping and the Fed to approve (they ALWAYS delay me the 3 days! My FFL guy says once the delay you, you will always be delayed. Something about my ID info is sticky. I think it's because I had a Top Secret Clearance as a Civil Servant for 34 years).
Here is a pic.

I paid 450 + 25 ship + 20 for my FFL guy. I DON'T feel ripped, just excited.
I don't know where you are, but why don't you get a CHL (if offered) or whatever is offered in your state to waive the federal check? I love having a CHL when buying a gun - in and out without having to worry about getting delayed!
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:08 AM
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To those who questioned the quality of the finish on the matte nickel, I spilled some soda (coke) on the way to work yesterday and got a little inside of my holster, but didn't realize it. After 3 hours the coke discolored the slide on my matte nickel gun. I was shocked and nothing seemed to remove the discoloration. I took it to a gunsmith and he tried a couple different things, finally polished it out with some flitz.

This doesn't say anything about the durability or quality of RIA's matte nickel finish, just them I'm an idiot.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:24 AM
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I don't know where you are, but why don't you get a CHL (if offered) or whatever is offered in your state to waive the federal check? I love having a CHL when buying a gun - in and out without having to worry about getting delayed!
I took an extra form last week and I have been meaning to find out how to and where to get that ID. My FFL guy didn't know where to get it.
Considering I get delayed 3 working days every time, I will get serious about getting the ID.
Where did you go to get it? Don't you have to get fingerprints and stuff for it?
Yeah, sounds like a plan.
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