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Ria/armscor tac ultra fs hc 9mm 1911
Double stack 9mm 17+1, though I can easily fit 18+1 in the factory magazine and it still feeds reliably, more on that in the full review
Full length guide rod
Full length dust cover with tactical rail
4-6lb trigger pull
Adjustable rear sight
Bright red fiber optic front sight
Weighs in at 3lbs unloaded (holy cow)
And 3.62lbs when it’s full of beans
But look at this thing. yup. It just looks flipping cool.
Out of the box the slide fit the frame perfectly: no slop, no rough burrs, no break in necessary.
The factory 17rd mag loaded up easy enough with 18 rounds surprisingly, and functioned flawlessly with a steady diet of round nose, hollow point, brass cased, steel cased, 115gr 124 gr and 147gr ammo…come to think of it…there was nothing steady about that diet. But it fed and shot everything I gave it…like…really well. Not only was it reliable (no failures of any kind), it was accurate, and with low recoil (probably because it weighs as much as a B-17 Flying fortress! I hear those have low recoil too).
This thing can be found for as low as $659 for the 9mm only version, or $766 for the 9mm/22TCM combo (at the time of this filming). But lets be honest, there is no practical use for a 22TCM handgun, so don’t bother with it. You can always buy a .22 TCM barrel directly from Armscor later if you REALLY feel like you’re missing out.
Things that are cool:
Not ammo picky
Things that are normally upgrades included as standard equipment
Things that suck/stink:
This gun is very heavy
Very large grip, not friendly for smaller hands
Mags are not in surplus (more on that in the full review)
If you’re in the market for a high capacity 9mm full size hand gun, be it for home defense, sporting, or competition, the Rock Island Tac Ultra is a solid tool that will serve you well no matter what kind of ammo you shoot through it. Are there cheaper options out there? sure. Are there better options out there? probably. Are there lighter weight options out there? Probably every option is lighter weight than this guy. But if you’re a 1911 guy then this is probably your best buy…
How do I know if I’m a 1911 guy?
If you’re asking that question…YOURE NOT A 1911 GUY!!!
Sorry…I had too much coffee…my blood pressure.
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