Rock Island .45

Wilson Combat and Mec Gar have both been reliable for me, same for my Citadel 1911(RI)

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This is the one I purchased M1911 A1 compact size Tact 2.

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Still smells new!

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I don’t know if I’m overstating or out of line. Guys if you’re going to carry and someday God forbid you have to depend on your firearm for your life or the life of your loved ones invest in the time and ammo to put many many rounds downrange before putting it on your hip. The investment and ammo in time is worth knowing your firearm is as dependable as you are.

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True, but not everyone can afford a $5k gold plated pistol, 10,000k rounds of ammo, a month on the range, and expert coaches.

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That is a good looking pistol. Is that a 4" barrel?

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Never meant to suggest someone needed a gold-plated pistol in 10,000 rounds of ammo. A ria of which I own two are just fine once broke in and running well. I would suggest a minimum of 500 rounds without a failure and if you can afford a thousand rounds all the better. Doesn’t have to be done all at once but what is your life worth? Once you prove the dependability of your firearm it is just something in the equation you don’t have to think about.

Do I carry my ria? No they’re both full size pistols and at my age I’m more comfortable carrying something lighter so I carry a 9mm hellcat. Find what you’re comfortable with and shoot well and is dependable and I don’t care if that’s a r i a or a custom Kimber or whatever.

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I am going to carry it as soon as I possibly can. I am familiar with the 1911 format and have had one before. It’s all steel so it’s heavier but nothing I can’t handle. @ShooterRick you are correct about not just strapping it on before you are sure the gun will function. I am not going to put 500 rounds through it before I do so. I will be satisfied with 100 rounds with no hiccups. Everyone and every case is different.

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Did you have any particular brand of ammo the RI didn’t like

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Armscor ammo seem to be a bit inconsistent in my ria 45 Cal. My ria 9 mm 1911 ate everything. The 22 TCM set up is problematic and I need to work on it but it’s mostly just a range toy. The 22 TCM setup ammo is pretty much exclusive to armscore. For the most part now I only shoot Federal ammo and my own reloads.

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Are you reloading for the tcm?

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@Jamey1
It is the 3.6" barrell

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I have 2 RIA 1911s. A 45 I’ve had for years and a recently purchased 10mm. Can not beat Rock Island for the quality at a reasonable price. If you are going into bear country, get the 10mm.

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Not at this time I’m not reloading for the TCM haven’t got the dies yet.

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Really like the bevel on the front of the slide, was that custom or standard?
Seems like it would make for a smooth re-holstering!
If I’m right, you used to carry a 9mm, what made you change?

Hope you feel better!
Take two of these and call me!

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@Scott52
I will alternate between both. Thought I would give it a try with a 45 RIA. If I feel comfortable I will carry it for a while and if not will be a range gun. I also wanted to add a 1911 to my collection. Besides it’s a nice gun. Once I get out and fire it I will see how I feel towards it. It’s the compact so it is easily concealable. Has a little weight to it so the recoil will be manageable.

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IMHO nothing more comfortable than a .45 on my hip. The recoil should be more of a “thud” than a “snap”.
It’s the reason I’ll never give this up!
Tried all my grandkids 9mm’s, very snappy on the wrist, I prefer recoil of the whole arm to my shoulder. Real solid, feels like an extension.

FYI BREAKING NEWS, Supreme Court pauses end to title 42. I had a bad feeling some of our guys might get hurt when overrun!

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That is a nice piece of hardware brother @Scott52

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That’s a sexy little piece… very nice

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10mm is considered bit I have weakened strength in my support hand and i not sure about handling the recoil

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