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Rock Island Armory RIA M1911 1A-FS - POLISHED Nickel
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[SIZE=7]My first 1911!!!

Rock Island Armory RIA M1911 A1FS Polished Nickel .45ACP
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Just picked it up tonight (Thurs) after waiting 1 hour 45 minutes to get through to PICS!

Like new. (one faint idiot scratch)

Included:
Factory case
Manual
2 bagged fired brass casings from factory
Original mag
One Chip McCormick mag
One 50 rd box PMC Bronze FMJ minus 4 rds

One handgun and roughly $50 of extras - $350
[SIZE=3]No shipping - just paid $25 transfer.

This kind of thing never happens to me.

[SIZE=4]It's a Christmas miracle[SIZE=4]!
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Too shiny for my tastes, but good for you.
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Nice... But you have to do some thing with the grips.
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#4
Nice looks good, although I agree the grips just don't "fit" the look.

I've been wanting a 1911 for a while now, I like the look of the new Ruger 1911, just can't afford one yet.
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That is a fantastic deal. I will admit though. Those grips just aren't doing it for me.

What I would suggest, for a stainless 1911, if you want a more classic look to it, white. Like a faux ivory. It gives it that classy look in my opinion. I myself prefer wood grips. And with that finish, something darker. Cocobolo would work. Maybe a nice cherry? To be honest, with a few tools you can make them yourself out of any wood and just stain them.
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Look on ebay. There are pages of grips.
These are sharp.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1911-Standard-Pr...20ce13f0ab
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Nice! I like stainless a lot...but I LOVE nickel plated! Did you order online or purchase local?
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topsykretts;57281 Wrote:Too shiny for my tastes, but good for you.

Thanks!
Shiny, indeed! Cool

It's highly impractical, but once in a while it's good to step outside of your comfort zone. I'm absolutely not the type who needs a "look at ME", pimp-gun - I generally prefer "traditional" to "different", but I've always wanted to have one "shiny" handgun. I just assumed it would end up being a wheel gun.

A few years back, at a group shoot, I got to handle, and fire a CZ75 in polished stainless (?), and fell in love with the idea of a "shiny auto", but while CZs are relatively affordable, the "shiny" bumps up the price considerably, so I figured I'd probably never get what I wanted.



Normanvin;57288 Wrote:Nice... But you have to do some thing with the grips.

Agreed. They aren't bad looking, but not a good compliment to that finish in my opinion.
Before I even picked it up I scoured the net looking for sample pics of other RIAs with various grips just to get a better idea of what would look best.
(My wife said "NO" to black, "Punisher" grips, BTW -LOL!)




soberbyker;57290 Wrote:Nice looks good, although I agree the grips just don't "fit" the look.

I've been wanting a 1911 for a while now, I like the look of the new Ruger 1911, just can't afford one yet.

Thanks!
I know what you mean. I've been "wanting" one for several years myself. Any and every time someone would put a 1911 in my hands to shoot at the range I'd shake my head afterwards thinking about how much more I like THAT than my Glock. I just never thought I could afford one.




Connal;57292 Wrote:That is a fantastic deal. I will admit though. Those grips just aren't doing it for me.

What I would suggest, for a stainless 1911, if you want a more classic look to it, white. Like a faux ivory. It gives it that classy look in my opinion. I myself prefer wood grips. And with that finish, something darker. Cocobolo would work. Maybe a nice cherry? To be honest, with a few tools you can make them yourself out of any wood and just stain them.

Deal indeed.

$350 was a good price for the gun alone, without the ammo, or extra mag.
When I heard about it being for sale, I didn't know it was a polished model - he just said "nickel". (They make a brushed/matte nickel model)

I did a frantic Google search to check out what the RIAs were selling for, and plain, "black" ones seem to sell for $400/$450 new, while the nickel runs about $60+ extra, with many being priced at around $550. I found very few polished nickel models at all.




Normanvin;57294 Wrote:Look on ebay. There are pages of grips.
These are sharp.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1911-Standard-Pr...20ce13f0ab

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I'll be back later to explain how I came into this unexpected gem.

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#9
350 for that? Beautiful gun at an amazing price.

Very well done!!
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Didnt I tell you it was a beautiful pistol Empty? Almost chrome finish.

I still say go with pearl or ivory grips, that pistol demands to be a gussied up BBQ gun.

Now she's a Rock Island, which means you get a lifetime warranty with it. Also, they seem to like Kimber magazines better than CMC magazines, and Kimber mags are $16 around me. You should get one before hitting the range. Also, polishing the feed ramp on them is also recommended. RIA are the 1911 of the Everyman. They shoot great too out of the box. Win-win.

Have fun with it!
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