New Guy from NC

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Charles1955, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Charles1955

    Charles1955 New Member

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    I started shooting on my own at age 15. Over 45 years ago. I have owned many guns both long, shot and hand but until about 4 years ago I never owned a 1911 of any kind. I purchased a RIA full sized in 9mm to test the waters.

    I was quite satisfied. Really good smooth trigger with about a 4lb pull.
    Then I made a mistake. I let the wife shoot it. I no longer owned a 1911 but I could possibly shoot hers.

    In her defense she did fairly quickly replace it with a Ruger SR1911 cmd in .45ACP and once again I was satisfied........Almost.

    I still wanted a full sized 1911 in 9mm.

    FF a couple of years and I started seriously searching for something I could afford.
    I finally settled on a SA RO Elite Target in 9mm.

    I am really satisfied with this purchase. Trigger was smooth but slightly heavy to me at almost 5lbs.
    Dropped in a Cylinder & Slide reduced weight sear spring and it settled at 3.5lbs. I will eventually knock off some of that for my personal pleasure.

    After about 1000 rounds through it in about 2 weeks I'm enjoying the heck out of it. Very accurate and little recoil.

    The wife keeps looking at it but I keep me between it and her mostly.
    She has shot it but so far she still likes her RIA.

    Boy am I glad!
     
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  2. ThreeTango

    ThreeTango Moderator Staff Member

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    Good write up Charles and welcome to the forum.
     

  3. Charles1955

    Charles1955 New Member

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    Thanks! Got a lot of catching up here to do.
     
  4. CPTKILLER

    CPTKILLER Senior Member

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    Howdy from Central Texas!
     
  5. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Moderator Staff Member

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    Howdy from the Hoosier State :D
     
  6. tazo2503

    tazo2503 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Welcome Charles. Good to have you with us!
     
  7. unclebob

    unclebob Member

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    Welcome from Northern Illinois..
     
  8. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the SPRINGFIELD Forum !!

    Enjoy our community...
     
  9. Charles1955

    Charles1955 New Member

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    Thanks again everyone for the warm welcome.
     
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