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  1. Rock Island Armory
    I'm wondering if the oil/grease that the RIA guns ship from the factory in, does it turn rust color when it dries? Kind of brownish red? I'm wondering because I have a RIA A2 GI stored from several years ago. The other day I took a peek at it and it still has the original gun oil, which looks...
  2. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    Does anyone know if it's possible to convert a RIA 2011 A2 GI HC .45 ACP into a 9mm if I change the upper? Also, if I change the upper will it typically drop-in or will it definitely need fitting?
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  4. New Member Introductions
    Ladies and gents, glad to meet you. This will be my 2nd 1911 (first was stolen). Born and raised in Fort Worth, TX and Army vet. I’m here to learn as much as I can... First thing I’ll do is research mags for RIA Tac Ultra FS HC 45 ACP. Heard it can be finicky
  5. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    I recently received my CMPs 1911, Remington Rand receiver/slide. As I've begun to disassemble/clean the weapon I've discovered several markings that I need assistance identifying. 1) an illegible letter followed by a "B" in the area where the cross cannon cartouche should be. The cartouche...
  6. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    Hi all, I'm new to 1911's and this forum. I've had my RIA 1911 for about 3 months now and have only put about 100 rounds through it (pandemic ammo prices). During that first range session, I had 2-3 rounds jump in front of the extractor, preventing RTB. I've also been doing a LOT of dry...
  7. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    Excited to be apart of this forum and wanted to kick off my membership with a post. Here is my "new to me" 1911A1. Earlier last year, I acquired my first 1911A1 through the CMP, and was not impressed. It almost killed the bug in me to start hunting these things down. Luckily, I happened into...
  8. Rock Island Armory
    Hello all, I just acquired a 51679 and am looking into various out of the box upgrades to do to it. I am keeping the factory trigger so I know I will have to tune up the internals to lower the trigger pull a bit. I am looking to use it in Steel Challenge and USPSA. Anything else you all can...
  9. Rock Island Armory
    Hi all, new to the 1911 world. I just purchased a RIA Tac Ultra 9mm FS HC and was wondering what aftermarket grip options look like. I am aware that most 1911 grips do not seem to fit. Ideally the grips have decent bite as I do a bit of competition shooting. Also red and black grips would be...
  10. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    I just finished my first build using a 10MM/.40 S&W RIA kit, which unfortunately didn't include the reverse bushing and the ejector pin was faulty, so I put the gun together without the recoil spring, guide rod, and ejector just to get everything else fitted and try some function testing. Upon...
  11. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    I recently purchased a new RIA 1911 (.45) One of the first things I like to do with a new firearm is practice with a laser cartridge. Normally, when I insert the cartridge into a new gun and give it a click, the little red flash is aligned almost perfectly with the sites. Much to my surprise...
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