Got my RIA Tactical Today

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  1. jh45gun

    jh45gun New Member

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    Very nice I am impressed with it. I searched all over and every where I checked was out of them. I got this one (NIB) from a family owned gun shop in California. I had my dealer fax his FFL I paid for it with my Credit Card and he mailed it off on Mon Parcel Post and It came today to WI. A bit faster then I thought it would be. I do not care for the factory grips though and I went to a gun show tonite and found a GI pair of the Plastic checkered grips for ten bucks. That will do until I find some exotic wood ones OR I may make a set myself if I find the right wood. I am also happy that it was the old style writing and logo on the slide not the newer style.
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    Congrats on the newest addition.
    Let us know how it shoots.
  3. jh45gun

    jh45gun New Member

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    Yea might be a while before I get out and shoot it. I like the sights and from what I have seen from others posting these shoot well.
  4. Hawg

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    Once you shoot it you're really going to love it.
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    Congrats!
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    cool man. post some pictures and a range report.
  7. jh45gun

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    Won't be shooting it for a while unless I can find it tomorrow. i field stripped it and cleaned it and when putting it back together my thumb slipped off the plug at it went sailing. where who knows. gonna vacuum and hope I suck it up in the vacuum. I have looked all over today. If I do not find it I will order TWO on Mon.
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    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Where are those pictures?

    I took one of my 1911s apart last week and had one heck of a time getting it back together, could not figure out where one little part went. Thank the Lord for you-tube videos though.
  9. Hawg

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    Mine ended up in the second bowl of a stack of three way up on top of the kitchen cabinet.:D
  10. jh45gun

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    God only knows where this one went Hawg. Glad to know I am not the only one that has done it. But darn the first time field stripping. I had a 1911 Norinco years ago when they were not banned and I never had an issue with that one. This open ended plug is tougher. GDMoody gonna put some better grips on it and when I get the plug and its all together I will post some pics.
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  11. Hawg

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    I like flush mount mags with no bumpers so now I just use the toe of one of them. It's a lot easier to control than using your thumb.
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    I have seen guys use a bushing tool to remove the plug and spring...you put the wrench on and turn and it stays over the plug. I have barely 500 rounds through mine and the spring is already loose enough to hold the plug with my thumb. I sent the plug and spring flying the first time I took it apart too.....
  14. Hawg

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    Yeah they should work fine but why would RIA not have any?

    I've got a bushing wrench I used on my last 1911 but it doesn't work on this one.
  15. jh45gun

    jh45gun New Member

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    I am sure they probably will have but just in case they don't I am covering all the bases. :)
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    Why doesn't the bushing wrench fit? I was thinking of getting one.
  17. Hawg

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    Maybe because it's a Wilson Combat wrench. My last 1911 had a WC bushing.
  18. jh45gun

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    OK I called Nevada they are sending me two plugs. I also ordered my grips today from Raasco Exotic wood Bubinga plain no checkering.
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    OH? Not familiar with our own gripmaker Carl? See his work at cwgrips.com or just visit his storefront here at TFF.
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    Carl does great work! When I save up enough for a 1911, I will be calling on him for sure!
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