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    New handgun (first one)

    Well I finally bit the bullet and added my first handgun to the armory, odds are this is the only one I will ever buy. It is a RIA 1911 .45acp, nice build quality, has been very reliable in the 200 rounds I have put through it so far, accuracy is POA (I have only tested it out to 25 yards) and the price was right at only $400.




    Only one problem, 45 is not cheap and I went through 40$ of it in 15 minutes at the range. ouch.
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    Re: New handgun (first one)

    Nice, that's a good looking pistol.

    Yeah, I've had the same issues with ammo though. One of the shops here had a good deal on some decent brass cased stuff a while back at $13.95 / box. I should have bought all they had, but when I went back I bought their last box and they haven't gotten any more in.



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    Re: New handgun (first one)

    My future father-in-law got a RIA Tactical .45 for his birthday last year. I was very surprised with the quality of it especially for the price tag ($435.00). Congrats on your first handgun. May it not be your last!

    If you don't plan on buying another pistol (like a 9mm) that's cheaper to shoot and you don't reload, you might consider looking into one of the numerous .22LR conversion kits available for 1911's.
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    Re: New handgun (first one)

    The other pistol calbers have mostly rebounded and come back down in price, hopefully .45 is just lagging behind a little.



    That guy, he said I should be oblong and have my knees removed. But I don't trust him, he plays the banjo.

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    Looks like an old design...
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    Re: New handgun (first one)

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinRiggs View Post

    Looks like an old design...
    Yes I do believe the design is over 100 years old...
    "For some reason beyond all rational and logical thought, an arcane belief continues to exist. That the actions of one somehow warrants the limitation, or even the revocation, of the unalienable liberties of another. While the intentions behind this rationale could be considered noble, it is unexcusably naive, and must be resisted at all costs."

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    Re: New handgun (first one)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreiger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MartinRiggs View Post

    Looks like an old design...
    Yes I do believe the design is over 100 years old...
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    Re: New handgun (first one)

    Although I know it existed for testing before being adopted, do you know of any plans for the 100 year anniversary? I'm kinda "meh" on the 1911 myself (I don't like manual safeties much) but I might be convinced to get an anniversary model.
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    Everyone needs at least one 1911. That'll be a part of my campaign when I run for president in a few years.
    When have any of our plans ever actually worked? We plan, we get there, all hell breaks loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m118sb View Post
    Everyone needs at least one 1911. That'll be a part of my campaign when I run for president in a few years.
    A 1911 in every home and a liberal in every pot (ah, the irony.)



    That guy, he said I should be oblong and have my knees removed. But I don't trust him, he plays the banjo.

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