Discussion in 'Firearms' started by E.L., Jan 6, 2007.
GB? What are they running?
I found one at J&G, but they want almost $500 for it. I remember when they were about $350. I think for $500 the Taurus 1911 is a better buy.
The RIA Tactical is running $430ish, the Taurus 1911's are running $500+ range.
Now the GI copy RIA's where $299 when they came on the scene but have went up. At $369-399 I don't see why someone wouldn't get the Tactical upgrade.
For me the extended beavertail is worth extra, and the better sights also. Just not sure how much better. The Taurus 1911's shoot very well, I like them but do not like their stock grips.
Unfortunately I have not handled either pistol, but from what I could tell from the pics is that each had the extended beaver tail.
No, just the Tactical model had the extended beavertail. The standard model is basically a GI model, with no beavertail and standard sights.
Yeah, that is what I am saying $430 for the tacticool model with extended beaver for a lot less than the Taurus.
I am a new owner of RIA 1911A1. I am wondering if I have a problem or not. I chambered a round, and then decocked the hammer. I can pull the hammer back manually but cannot move the slide to eject the chambered round. Is this a jam or the decocker safety's normal operation?
First off, congrats on the 1911, second off, WHY would you lower the hammer on a LIVE ROUND?
To my knowledge 1911's do not have a "decocker", are you holding the hammer and pulling the trigger to "decock" your gun?
If you can lower the hammer, then the safety is not engaged. If the safety is engaged and you can lower the hammer you have a defective gun.
With the hammer in either position, safety off, the slide should come back.
Got any pics of your problem?
I couldn't find a reference to a decocker either, must have let the hammer down by hand. You sure you aren't in the "half cock" notch? Very unsafe. Take the mag out, thumb the hammer back (pointed in a safe direction) push the safety DOWN then cycle the slide. If that doesn't work, set the safety (UP position) and go to a range and discharge it, or to a knowledgeable smith forthwith; there is a problem.
Can you walk thru the steps you took by the numbers? We might get to the bottom of it that way.
Edit to add: K-drag is right (never doubt him) something is amiss. Neither the slide nor the hammer moves if the safety is engaged. Safety off, hammer down, half cock or full cock, the slide will move. Something ain't right with the piece.
Here ya go E.L. http://www.centerfiresystems.com/1911.aspx
1911 45 ACP Tactical Handgun Rock Island Part #AC-RI1911TAC
Of course you're gonna have shipping and whatever a local dealer hit you with for a transfer fee on top of that but it should all come to around say $450-475 if you can find a reasonable dealer .
You can always look at Gunbrokers "For buyers" section and find and call any dealers you have in your area that work out of their homes .
I did this a few years ago and found a dealer that only charges me $25 for a transfer fee for the first gun and it drops to $15 for any aditional guns I buy at the same time .
It was a lucky guess, or it was my 3 years training as a "gun store commando"
Thanks. The last suggestion worked. I slid the hammer back and was able to eject the round.
In the RIA 1911A1 manual there is a listing of safety devices there is a thing called the disconnector safety. I was incorrect by calling a decocker safety. Anyway it did not make a difference once I tried pulling the hammer back and pushing the safety down. Thanks again
Just paid $440 for mine and picked up a Blackhawk Serpa for her as well.
Oh, I freaking LOVE that new gun smell! Gotta take her out soon - warm weather where are YOU!!!???????
Looked at a commander too for $490.
I can't wait for the range report, you are going to like this .45. I know some Special Agents that carry in the Serpas they really like them.
I own a RIA Mil Spec and it out shoots my brother's expensive Kimber, or is it me!
I use a Serpa for single-stack competition. I heated the release and bent it outward a bit to make it easier to index. It locks very positively and by altering the release, is really quick to draw.
I'm wanting one. My local gun dealer can't keep them. I told him to hold me one, hopefully, it will be in soon. it's around $420.00 and the kings tax.
Centerfire has a few at $379
1911 45 ACP Handgun Rock Island Part #AC-RI1911
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