What's to mess up? Unless your going to go through combat traning I don't see what your going to mess up on one. In fact the one your going to carry is the one you ought to learn how to shoot. And the only way to shoot one good is to shoot it a lot.Timothy658 said:Id rather not buy something NIB as I dont want to mess it up.
I agree DE!DesertEagleCal5 said:What's to mess up? Unless your going to go through combat traning I don't see what your going to mess up on one. In fact the one your going to carry is the one you ought to learn how to shoot. And the only way to shoot one good is to shoot it a lot.
DK,dsk said:I don't know about Richard, but my definition of "clunker" can just as easily include a $1200 factory custom pistol that still manages to choke out of the box. I know, because I recently bought one!
Jim Keenan is particularly fond of his $250-ish Norincos which have never failed him, so don't ever say you get what you pay for when it comes to 1911s.
I agree TOMAC! I have owned them all. I recently aquired an RIA and I can tell all who read this that it is a well made 45 auto fighter. It works and is all steel. The officers size is my personal favorite. My experience (and hands on knowledge) is when you are lookin at true 1911 guns, via parts interchangeability(hellava word), is the manufactures assured quality of the pistol out the door. Example: I recently bought a Kimber Ultra carry. This gun had a mussy safety(no click either way). I was told Kimber will make that right. OK, I felt well its a Kimber right? I ran the gun. One magazine and It started a hammer follow thing!!! I darn near blew my leg off as I was inspecting why the gun would not stay cocked. Grip safety was pinching trigger parts and the sear was remaining active allowing the hammer to follow the slide. Long story short.I as many fighters do..expect that when buying a "name brand" over a clone, that you are really buying reliablity and assurance that the guns has been checked and approved out of the shop. Especially Kimber!! I traded the Kimber for a Glock and purchased a RIA 45. I am disappointed in Kimber for allowing a sloppy pistol to ship. That is really what you pay for when you buy Name brands. RIA is a good fighting handgun.!!!!Tomac said:Do a search here for both "Rock Island" and "RIA" and check out the reports from people who actually own one. My RIA milspec has been 100% with over 500rds so far, fit/finish/trigger are good right out of the box, reliable & accurate, hard chromed bbl and no MIM/plastic parts or 2-piece bbls. What's not to like for less than $300?
I think someone was wrong. Who told you that?robertbank said:I tried to get my Norinco down to the States for some custom work. Not a chance. Nor could I bring a Norinco into the States to attend a shoot I am told. Don't know why either would be a problem to George & Crew if the gun was returning to Canada but that is what I was told, no exceptions.
Hi Bob,robertbank said:ATF indicated to me that ban extends to "Aliens", Canadians are "Aliens" in your contry from "Importing", which is what I would be doing, the Norinco handgun into the States. If you know this to be wrong sure would like to here moe as I would like to take the guns down to Thunder Ranch next year.
Yesterday at the show here in Houston, I saw several SA WW2's both with new "US" grips and the other grips. All were around $369-$389. (well with the occasional nut that tried for like $450)fxntime said:Ilooked at the local dealer on his springfields and the blockey frame had black grips while the regular looking frame had brown grips. At the show today I saw ww2 reps for 449 stainless for 499. So they are going up. I bought a ww2 colt govt instead.