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WTK info on the RIA/Armscor polymer MAPP1

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by nalioth, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. nalioth

    nalioth Well-Known Member


    Anyone know the deal with these pistols? They're supposedly the product of a licensing deal between Armscor and Tangfolio due to Armscor manufacturing some of the Tangfolio components. They are sold here under the Rock Island Armory name and the MAPP1 has a polymer frame (the MAP1 has a steel frame). I am interested in hearing about the polymer framed MAPP1.

    These are copies of the small frame Tangfolio Witness P.

    Does anyone have any experience with these? Heard about them? Durability, etc? Are they up to the Tangfolio standard?


    Manufacturer homepage: http://www.armscor.com.ph/newprod.htm
  2. Disaster

    Disaster Well-Known Member

    Looks just like the one sold by EAA in the states. Does it have a price advantage and who carries it?
  3. nalioth

    nalioth Well-Known Member

    Not sure about a price advantage. I was looking at it due to the lifetime warranty and good customer service I hear about with RIA (as opposed to the bad CS I hear about with EAA). Another reason I am interested in this one is that I've not seen an EAA with the slabsided slide with forward cocking serrations ( all the EAA polys I've seen have rounded slides at the front ).

    Here it is on sale at Centerfire Systems
  4. mgregg85

    mgregg85 Well-Known Member

    My LGS has one sitting in the case, I am interested as well.
  5. Min

    Min Well-Known Member

    Nice looking pistol. But for a little more you can get the FNP-9 which is a terrific gun. (I know, I have one)
  6. nalioth

    nalioth Well-Known Member

    Among my reasons for wanting one of these is the veritable cornucopia of compatible magazines.

    Any CZ75 magazine and almost any CZ75 clone magazine will work in them.

    I passed up a polymer EAA Witness P in .45 at the gun show t'other day (it was priced very nicely) because I don't fancy paying high dollar for spare mags.
  7. Disaster

    Disaster Well-Known Member

    One of the other reasons, to want these, as opposed to say, the FNP, is they can be carried cocked and locked. They are one of few polymers, that have that feature.
  8. chupacabrah

    chupacabrah Well-Known Member

    has anyone on here bought one, or have hands on experience with them? (yet)
  9. nalioth

    nalioth Well-Known Member

    Anyone own an EAA Witness-P S/A Polymer Compact Pistol?


    Same pistol, different markings and marketer.

    I figure the Witness and the RIA/Armscor are all made in the same place, anyway (and seem to be the same price ).

    Still looking for reviews.
  10. HankC

    HankC Well-Known Member

    I have the MAP1 steel frame version. Excellent gun and like it even better with trigger breaking in. Not to say RIA excellent customer service and life time warranty, they use the common small frame mags while EAA switched to large frame couple years ago.

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