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  1. #11
    I have built my custom 1911 from the beginning base of a RIA 1911 for $425
    Out of the box with a middle of the line trigger for 23 dollars it was shooting as well as my friends Kimber, and a plus it is all steel
    which means a great base that gun is what made me want to be a gun smith.

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  3. #12
    I love my PT1911 AR, comes with Heinie Straight 8 sights and it shoots great! $615.00 out the door. It was a lot less than the Kimber Target II I got my mom, but I'm just as impressed with it




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    BIG +1 on the RIA

    My gripe with Taurus 1911s is that they aren't mil-spec parts. You must buy Taurus parts for Taurus guns.

    I've heard a lot of negative comments concerning the overall reliability of Taurus'.

    Also, most agree that their CS is horrendous.

  5. #14
    Wow, I've never had an issue... and everyone I know, or have ever talked to, who has had to send a gun back to Taurus has told me that they happy with how it all went. I have a PT145 as wel,l and I carry it...I've never had a jam in either Taurus or a problem, I'd buy another in a sec...

  6. #15
    the only thing i suggest about the taurus being that they are series 80's, i would remove the firing pin stop and the rest of that garbage that can and may cause malfunctions. thats just my two cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankt897 View Post
    Wow, I've never had an issue... and everyone I know, or have ever talked to, who has had to send a gun back to Taurus has told me that they happy with how it all went. I have a PT145 as wel,l and I carry it...I've never had a jam in either Taurus or a problem, I'd buy another in a sec...
    Well, I guess you're one of the lucky ones. A guy either here or on another forum was talking about having to wait 6 months before Taurus told him that he'd need a new gun. And that was after spending a fortune shipping it to Brazil.

    Another guy in that thread said that whenever he buys a Taurus, he just considers the inevitable repair to be part of the Taurus experience.

    So congrats on getting a good one!

  8. #17

    my 1911

    I started with this
    <a href="http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e354/infntrysuicdekng/?action=view&current=armscor.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e354/infntrysuicdekng/armscor.jpg" border="0" alt="ria 1911"></a>

    And I made it into this,
    <a href="http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e354/infntrysuicdekng/?action=view&current=100_0063.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e354/infntrysuicdekng/100_0063.jpg" border="0" alt="my 1911"></a>

    <a href="http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e354/infntrysuicdekng/?action=view&current=100_0064.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e354/infntrysuicdekng/100_0064.jpg" border="0" alt="my 1911 2"></a>

    What do you guys think, see what a RIA 1911 can become

  9. #18

    my 1911

    I started with this


    And I made it into this,




    What do you guys think, see what a RIA 1911 can become

  10. #19
    very nice! How would you feel about coaching someone thru a build like that. I've never fooled with pistols very much. Rifles are more to my taste.

  11. #20
    I was in the same boat as you about 5 months ago, Rugerfan. I bit the proverbial bullet and bought a no frills Kimber Custom II and have not regretted it! It was indeed expensive, especially because I got it from a local shop instead of online but I have had NO problems out of it. I broke it in properly (the guys at the range were ridiculing me, but hey, I do things by the book when it comes to a $699 piece of hardware) by taking down the slide, wiping it, re-oiling it, and cleaning the barrel every 50 rounds for 500 rounds. I have put maybe 2,000 through it and I was impressed with the very first shot. I just can't say enough about my Kimber! Also it has the firing pin block and all that "malfunctioning" stuff. I can't really see the problem with it but it is all very easily removed if it ever becomes one... its just a spring fed bar under the slide with a small metal rod that pushes it up with the grip safety. Detail stripping a 1911 is so easy I learned how to do it in 10 minutes from watching a video on YouTube. It will really get you into 1911's as well as modifying them!

    I am also one of those who were gipped by Taurus, both with a horrible factory out of the box pistol AND the nasty customer service. I will never stand by or recommend them again.

    As for the RIA, my cousin recently got an officer's RIA and despite not shooting it, I did break it down and play with it and it seems to be a very solid 1911!
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