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#5973263 - 10/12/15 10:32 AM ArmsCor (Rock Island Armory) .380.
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Anybody own a Browning or ArmsCor 1911 style .380?
Decided against the Browning so just interested in the RIA Baby Rock .380. Brags or complaints?
Bought my wife a Glock 42 .380 & am thinking the 1911 style may be better for her.


Edited by LFD2037 (10/12/15 05:10 PM)
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#5973348 - 10/12/15 11:15 AM Re: 1911 style .380's ? [Re: LFD2037]
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Can't help with the 2 you mentioned, but do have a Colt Mustang Pocket Lite. Very nice pistol. It's digested everything I've put thru it, including the Liberty Civil Defense ammo.

Easy to carry/pleasant to shoot.
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#5973378 - 10/12/15 11:35 AM Re: 1911 style .380's ? [Re: LFD2037]
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#5973395 - 10/12/15 11:51 AM Re: 1911 style .380's ? [Re: LFD2037]
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Really wanting to stick to one that has the grip safety, specifically the RIA .380. Thanks.
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#5974277 - 10/12/15 07:37 PM Re: 1911 style .380's ? [Re: LFD2037]
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I can't say anything about their small pistols, but I've had a RIA .45 and one in 9mm and they both ran great.
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#5976400 - 10/13/15 09:27 PM Re: 1911 style .380's ? [Re: LFD2037]
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My son and I both have RIA .45 ACP's. I am pleased with them. My next handgun purchase will be their .22 WMR 1911.
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#5976503 - 10/13/15 10:31 PM Re: 1911 style .380's ? [Re: LFD2037]
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Surprised nobody here owns the RIA .380. I'm a fan of RIA but was wondering how people have been doing with the Baby Rock.
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#5976902 - 10/14/15 09:16 AM Re: 1911 style .380's ? [Re: LFD2037]
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If I was going to carry a .380 (which I wouldn't) I would choose a much more reliable (proven) and smaller option. Colt Mustang, Sig P238 or Glock 42 would be my preference.


Edited by TXGUNNER308 (10/14/15 09:17 AM)
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#5977021 - 10/14/15 10:13 AM Re: 1911 style .380's ? [Re: TXGUNNER308]
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Originally Posted By: TXGUNNER308
If I was going to carry a .380 (which I wouldn't) I would choose a much more reliable (proven) and smaller option. Colt Mustang, Sig P238 or Glock 42 would be my preference.

A .380, with XTP bullets, can consistently get 15"+ of penetration which is easily significant enough. Armscor (RIA) is one of the, if not THE, worlds largest supplier of 1911's, with yearly productions more than Colt and Springfield combined! They are reliable and very proven. Not sure where you Intel comes from but it's incorrect. Like I said in the OP, she has a G42. I love it but she doesn't care for it. She'd prefer a grip safety (which none have that you mentioned) for purse carrying concers. Thanks.
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#5977072 - 10/14/15 10:40 AM Re: 1911 style .380's ? [Re: LFD2037]
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Originally Posted By: LFD2037
Originally Posted By: TXGUNNER308
If I was going to carry a .380 (which I wouldn't) I would choose a much more reliable (proven) and smaller option. Colt Mustang, Sig P238 or Glock 42 would be my preference.

A .380, with XTP bullets, can consistently get 15"+ of penetration which is easily significant enough. Armscor (RIA) is one of the, if not THE, worlds largest supplier of 1911's, with yearly productions more than Colt and Springfield combined! They are reliable and very proven. Not sure where you Intel comes from but it's incorrect. Like I said in the OP, she has a G42. I love it but she doesn't care for it. She'd prefer a grip safety (which none have that you mentioned) for purse carrying concers.
Thanks.


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#5977562 - 10/14/15 03:55 PM Re: 1911 style .380's ? [Re: LFD2037]
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My RIA government model needed a lot of work to be reliable. The edges were so sharp, you had to be careful as to not cut yourself. I wouldn't buy another one.


Edited by Colt W. Knight (10/14/15 03:56 PM)

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#5978083 - 10/14/15 08:47 PM Re: 1911 style .380's ? [Re: Colt W. Knight]
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#5978159 - 10/14/15 09:12 PM Re: 1911 style .380's ? [Re: LFD2037]
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If the OP knew enough about what he wanted to defend his un-choice when others offered a different idea, why is this even a topic of discussion? I don't care at all what the OP chooses or that he decides a .380 is a good idea....not my choice. Why does he ask opinions if his mind is made up already? I think the opinions given were pretty informative.
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#5978238 - 10/14/15 09:55 PM Re: 1911 style .380's ? [Re: GasGuzzler]
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Originally Posted By: GasGuzzler
If the OP knew enough about what he wanted to defend his un-choice when others offered a different idea, why is this even a topic of discussion? I don't care at all what the OP chooses or that he decides a .380 is a good idea....not my choice. Why does he ask opinions if his mind is made up already? I think the opinions given were pretty informative.


"just interested in the RIA Baby Rock .380"
"Really wanting to stick to one that has the grip safety, specifically the RIA .380. Thanks."
"wondering how people have been doing with the Baby Rock"

Since you're obviously not bright enough to figure it out confused2 , & you wasted your time to mock me, I'll waste my time & spell it out for you:
I NEVER asked which .380 I should get. I asked personal experiences w/the RIA .380.
That clear enough for ya'? bang
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#5978243 - 10/14/15 10:01 PM Re: 1911 style .380's ? [Re: LFD2037]
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