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Re: RIA reliability upgrades
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2013, 07:51:37 PM »
Thanks for the help, cmemiss. The tracking number shows my stops arriving sometime next Monday, which means I'm going to be busy Monday night. I'm definitely going to take my time, and do it right.
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Re: RIA reliability upgrades
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2013, 06:23:03 AM »
I'll be all ears for your report. I'm thinking of getting one to save wear and tear on my Dan Wesson Razorback and Fusion Firearms Long Slide 10mm pistols, since they both cost WAY more than the RIA. You got a good one, I just may do it.
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Re: RIA reliability upgrades
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2013, 11:40:38 AM »
Hey gandog, let me know if there are any specific loads that you want me to try. Right now, I've got about 400 rounds of some Hornady and American Eagle 155gr on hand, and maybe another 100 of the Buffalo Bore 180gr.
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Re: RIA reliability upgrades
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2013, 12:36:16 PM »
For 10mm I have my standard 185 grain reloads which are capable of this at 21 feet.



I have some Underwood 180 TMJ and some Ted Nugent 180 grain HP I haven't tried out yet. I'm pretty much going to use 180-185 grain loads, since my Razorback seems to like them better.

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Re: RIA reliability upgrades
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2013, 12:32:53 PM »
I plan on putting just about every type of ammo known to man through my RIA over the next week or two. If there are going to be any problems, I want to know about them now, not when my life may depend on it.
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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2013, 02:53:10 PM »
You reload them? I could send you a few projectiles and my recipe.
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« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2013, 05:18:04 PM »
Thanks gandog, I really appreciate the offer, but I should have said 'every factory load known to man.' I used to reload, and once I get back on my feet, I will become an ammunition manufacturing force of nature! :D
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« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2013, 07:28:22 AM »
Well, like I siad, I have Underwood 180 grain TMJ, and Ted Nugent 180 grain HP's.
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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2013, 11:29:05 AM »
Hey gandog, have you had much experience with Underwood products? I just looked at their website, and if their ammo livesup to the hype, it's a good deal, especially at those prices.
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Re: RIA reliability upgrades
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2013, 11:42:37 AM »
Hey gandog, have you had much experience with Underwood products? I just looked at their website, and if their ammo livesup to the hype, it's a good deal, especially at those prices.

Nope, first time after somebody here posted that they were in stock. At the same time, I ordered the Ted Nugent 180 HP's to compare them with, as I shoot my own reloads like 99% of the time.
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Re: RIA reliability upgrades
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2013, 07:08:25 AM »
How much heavier on the mainspring would you recommend?
I would get the heaviest one I could find!

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« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2013, 07:46:40 AM »
Why?? Too HEAVY a spring could be bad, too.
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Re: RIA reliability upgrades
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2013, 08:59:32 AM »
as i understand it, in a 1911 its much better to try to slow the slide down with the mainspring rather than the recoil spring

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Re: RIA reliability upgrades
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2013, 02:15:43 PM »
As per the RIA gunsmith, I'm installing a 20# recoil spring, and a 23# mainspring. That, plus my EGW fbfp stop, should get my me where I need to be. BTW, it's a good thing that I ordered three fp stops from EGW, because the first two that I modified were a little loose. Third time's the charm!
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« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2013, 06:50:22 PM »
I hope EGW didn't claim it was a "drop in" part, then!
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