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Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by hogger129, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. hogger129

    hogger129 Active Member

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    Didn't see a new members area or maybe I missed it. I'm Mike from Wisconsin. I love to shoot guns and own a Rock Island Armory 1911 .45.

    This is my 1911 ---

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    This is my first firearm. I always liked the 1911 design. I decided right from the get-go that I wanted something all stripped-down, Plain-Jane. I was looking at a Springfield Mil-Spec but decided against it because this was $100 less and the Mil-Spec did something to the used casings that I didn't want. But it seems like a nice pistol. From what I have heard they are pretty decent. Hope to get out and shoot it soon.
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  2. red14

    red14 Active Member

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    Hi, welcome to the forum.
  3. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

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    Welcome to The Firearms Forum.

    Don't forget to give us a report once you have shot it.
  4. Keystone

    Keystone New Member

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    Hi and welcome. I have the same one. I love mine. Keep on shooting.
  5. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hello hogger and welcome. Good choice for your first pistol. Also provides a good base for customizing if you so wish. Glad to have ya around and like already mentioned keep us up to date on your progress. If you feel like being abused you can join us in the pumphouse....
  6. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum you will have fun and the people here will help you
  7. 40CalJoe

    40CalJoe New Member

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    Welcome to the forum Mike. The RIA is a good entry level 1911. Had a Mil-Spec for years and loved it. Recently gave it to my son and upgraded to a Springer Loaded. Be forewarned though, 1911-ism will get ya, if you ain't careful.:D
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