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RIA (Armscor) Tactical

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by floydster, Dec 8, 2008.

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  1. floydster

    floydster Member

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    Need info on where the best place to find and order the RIA Tactical 1911.
    Any input sure would be appreciated.
    Floydster:)
     
  2. DWhitehorne

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    I ordered one from Bellshire on Gunbroker last week. I hope to have it by Friday. Mine is satin nickel and he had three more listed when I placed the order. David
     
  3. BlindJustice

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    So, DWhitehorne waht was the price + S&H & Transfer?

    FYI - I saw one in Lewiston ID, for $489.50 & another
    shop about 2 blocks east had the same for $100 more but it
    may have been a 'Match" model.
    since that same shop had a RIA Compact at $369.

    Randall
     
  4. FoMoGo

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    Bellshire has the parkerized tactical for $440 and the 2 tone for $465.
    Says that actual shipping costs will be charged, so probably $20ish bucks... Then your FFL fee I pay $20.
    Close to $600 sounds about right on the match... I picked my RIA Match up for $499, because the seller saw a cheap rock someone had tossed some options on. :D


    Jim
     
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    CenterFire Systems

    CenterFire sells the RIA 5" Tactical everyday for $399.99
     
  6. floydster

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    :)cjw3cma,
    Thanks for the heads up on CenterFire Sysytems.
    Now I am interested in the 1911 match RIA.
     
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    not to hijack the thread, but what other relatively inexpensive 1911 models are there?
     
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    i like this model and if i was to get one that is the model that i would get. i don't know where on line to gte them, my locak shop has em, as well as i see them alot at the gun shows.
     
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    I paid the 475 shipped price to Bellshire hardware by money order and 20 dollars transfer fee to my FFL Virginia Arms. Mine is a nickel coated tactical. I think the nickel version is about 30 to 40 dollars more than the park version. I will try to post some pictures of it in a few days.

    indoorsoccer: I had a Charles Daly EFS which is very similar to the RIA tactical. Got rid of it like an idiot when I bought a Kimber. Charles Daly doesn't make these anymore but some are around.

    I was looking at a Taurus 1911 since they have a 75 dollar rebate going on now. Buds gunshop had the base PT1911 for $519. The Taurus frame is forged and the RIA is cast which doesn't matter to me. RIA seems to have a better customer comments on line about customer service than Taurus. The Taurus has some kind of lock in the hammer and Colt 80 series type safety which I did not care for.

    I Decided on the RIA because I wanted the nickel finish. I did not like the base Taurus finish. The nickel tactical has a GI guide rod. The tactical does not have front serrations (which I hate) and there is no type of ILS or Swartz safeties to wonder about. David
     
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    I looked long and hard at the Taurus, and bought the RIA tactical. And even though it had some teething problems when new I still recommend this gun. Very accurate, good sights, super trigger. Best bang for... and all that.
     
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    Here is the nickel tactical that Bellshire currently has. I ordered it last Tuesday and picked it up last night. I changed the grips and will be shooting it tomorrow. :D David

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  12. floydster

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    DWhitehorn, that is one fine looking 1911, I am trying to find out if they make the Match in the nickel finish.
    Floydster
     
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    I've been thinking hard about a RIA Tactical. The local Cabelas has one for $440 (although its labeled High Standard, its made in the same factory and identical features, just different name).

    The only thing I dont like about it are the sights and ambi safety. I like that it already has Novaks, but I wish that they were white dots instead of plain black. I'd hate to spend money on a new gun and immediately have to replace the sights and swap in a normal left-side extended thumb safety.
     
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