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rra polymer frame 1911?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ian Johnson, May 10, 2012.

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  1. Ian Johnson

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  2. Skylerbone

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    Heard yes, seen no. They used to make some fine 1911s and I hope someday they will again but in my mind these ain't it.
     
  3. Buck Kramer

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    Sounds like a steel framed Glock :)

    p.s. your link is broken.
     
  4. Skylerbone

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    It's a polymer frame not a steel frame thus the thread title.
     
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    I guess an emoticon for a joke going over someone's head is needed.

    I saw these recently on a mailed catalog and kinda just went.. Hmmm...
     
  6. Skylerbone

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    Guess I don't see the joke. A grown-up's Glock; now that's a joke. Finally a Glock a man can shoot! A Glock for the 20th Century: Forward Thinking at Its Best. A Fisher Price Ten Best Award Winner...

    There is no emoticon for point-counterpoint but I guess my dry humor isn't always well received. 8~€

    Back to the question at hand, there's no reason it shouldn't work it's essentially a 2011 single-stack if that does it for you. For a weight saving 1911 platform it should be well received once it ships. At the announced MSRP however I suspect many will simply continue carrying what they have be it 1911 or poly whunder gun.
     
  7. ritepath

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    So why does it still weigh in at 32oz?
     
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    Because it is still not a glock?
     
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    I seem to remember looking at the photos that it has a lot of the same steel "meat" as any other 1911 for mounting the fire control group.
     
  11. Skylerbone

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    It's 7 oz. lighter than a standard 1911-A1, likely more than a half pound under the weight of one with a beavertail. In other words it splits the difference between a 1911 and a Glock and yes it has a stainless chasis insert.

    That gives 1911 users a Govt. size pistol for reliability in a lighter weight package.
     
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    I'm not sure if you meant that as a joke or not. I don't see this being well received at all within the 1911 community and who, after all, is this marketed towards? There are better poly hybrid .45acp in a smaller package with 6-8 round capacities than a bastardized 1911. If I want a poly gun, I'll get one. If I want a 1911, I'll get a real one.
     
  13. Skylerbone

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    Perhaps you should call the Larson brothers and tell them to fire their marketing and R&D guys. You may have no personal interest but that does not preclude interest from others (hence the thread). I'm a member of the "1911 Community" who also happens to own a RRA rifle. I'd wager I'm not the only one and I can imagine many RRA owners would love to add a matching handgun. While there's little personal appeal to me what I wrote about the RRA being well received was not part of my regular schtick.

    To speed things up perhaps a list of potential market would help:
    1. Previous/current RRA 1911 owners.
    2. RRA rifle owners.
    3. 1911 bargain hunters.
    4. Poly owners interested in making the leap to a 1911.
    5. 1911 owners who carry concealed and want the benefits of a lightweight without an aluminum feed ramp.

    PS, all those "real" 1911s you may want? Are they genuine Govt. issued or just copies? Only issued 1911s are real 1911s and they haven't been manufactured in decades. Yes even the Colts rolling off the line at present are merely consumer models.
     
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    I'll take the heat treat in my newer Colts over the last GI made guns from 1945..
     
  15. Bigkrackers

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    Yes, and I'm sure Colt thought they had a good idea with the Colt 2000.

    Just because a company sinks money into R&D doesn't mean it's a good idea.

    So you want a matching set? Does that mean an AR with a Plum Crazy lower and an RRA upper to match your poly 1911?

    To each their own I suppose.

    I'll be very interested in your review of one when you get it.
     
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    What is the price point?
     
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    Bigkrackers I see you still can't read straight, here's what I said:
    . Peruse the forum rules while you're at it so you can note that we aren't here for personal attacks.

    Cyclops, you want a modern copy? Yeah, me too;-).

    G, MSRP as announced at SHOT was $800.
     
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    I'll give it a look, back in the 90's I built a few 1911's on some lightweight aluminum frames (I think the name was "Ranger") and really liked the lighter but still full size guns.
     
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    I own an FNP-45, and am fine with the concept of polymer autoloaders. This however, is an abomination IMO, and has no place in this world. I'm sure someone will buy them, but it won't be me. If you want a light SD gun, there are a lot better options than this.
     
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    It looks like a nice gun but a poly frame, eh.... JMHO but I didn't even like the Aluminum framed Colt I had because I thought it was too light. I know STI has been doing that for years but at least this on this one its played down a bit.

    Scratch that, I will probably have to buy one just to add it to my pile of 1911s. I held out from getting an external extractor model 1911 and finally purchased a S&W E-series and now I don't know why I waited. Its a great shooter. I might still get one if they are priced right. With a poly frame it might be cheaper, right?


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  21. Skylerbone

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    I've heard that in reference to the following 1911 parts:

    The beavertail grip safety, the external extractors, extended ejectors, the flat MSH, ambi-thumb safety, extended slide stop, bull barrels, ramped barrels, compensators, FLGRs, shok-buffs, Aftec extractors, dual recoil systems, polymer MSHs, extended magazine wells, ball cuts, Hi-Power cuts, front cocking serrations, French borders, the ILS, Swartz safeties, Series 80 safeties, collet bushings, hex-head screws, 1913 rails, Accu-Rails and 8-round hybrid magazines. Let's not start on what I've read and heard about Glocks!

    Shall we consider the personal affront our E-Series 1911s pose to the rest of the 1911 community or leave the nay sayers to their merry pursuits? There is a market for most anything, whether it appeals to you is your bias to live with.
     
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    The only 1911 that is an abomination in my opinion is the one below, and there will even be a buyer for this one. Everyone likes something different. I am not a Glock guy but that doesn't mean that they are junk. To each his own, and rightfully so (within reason ;)).

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    While they were fixing the frame did they fix the reliability issues?:evil:
     
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    I'd get one, why not.
     
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    See!

    +1 one to you and I hope you get it and post a range report.

    Personally, I am terrified to see the pricetag on one. It has to be north of $5,000 (if you were talking about the arsenal double 1911 that is).
     
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