Nice i just picked up a s&w m&p 9mm today got a great deal on it -used for 295.00 how could i turn that down havent got to shoot it yet though as i was on my way into work it does feel really good though (even if it isnt a 1911 :wink: )not military. Carry S&W M&P9C most of the time, Kel-Tec P-11 the remainder.
Hey man there is nothing wrong with rock island arms they are still pretty good 1911's and it is a mill spec so the possiblitys are endless i would like to pick one up just to play with and see what kind of sick and twisted things i could do to it. :lol:I am a cheap bastid: RIA 1911. Only custom thing done was ad a pachmyr rubber wrap around grip to it. I plan on Wolf recoil spring, bobbed hammer and matching grip safety till I decide to change weapons.
Ohh, I didnt mean to say that my RIA was less than what it is, by far it is more than I expect! I agree wholeheartedly what you said. I bought mine, because it was the timing: I had the cash, had a source of a GI style parked 1911...and that RIA 1911 was it. I remember handling my fathers GI issue 1911 in Germany, and that stuck with me. Seeing it in all the old war movies also kept up my interest in a 1911 as well. Others may have had problems with RIA 1911's, but since I figured out which of the many 1911 mags I have that feeds reliably, NO problems whatsoever with it. It is my carry gun.Hey man there is nothing wrong with rock island arms they are still pretty good 1911's and it is a mill spec so the possiblitys are endless i would like to pick one up just to play with and see what kind of sick and twisted things i could do to it. :lol:
On a different tangent, others may declare the metallurgy differences between a RIA vs Springfiled GI pistols, etc etc. I have to tell you of a story, shooting next to another shooter, who had a GI Springer. He watched how it functioned flawlessly round after round...and gathering brass, I got to talking with him. He bought his Springer direct from them, for an absurdly low price of $300 :shock: And yet, he had to "tune" his pistol to eject like it should, instead of back into his face. He made mention that "I like how your Springfield ejects..." I didnt have the heart to tell him mine was a RIA 1911, with no mods aside of finding the right magazines that fed well.
I have other stories, like my "lowly" JHP vs a vaunted XD40...but thats for later times. Dang, I miss the old thread, for it is there still :wink:
No problem with a Hi-Point: I only have a JHP, and if you held/fired seen one, its a pretty bulky firearm. That, and I dont have a decent carry holster for it. It functions just fine, and it is doing Nightstand duty for me.Hopfully a hi-point as long as there isn't a problem with me carrying one