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RIA, M1911 A2, Pro Match Tac Ultra, 10MM
Model: 52,000
HC Mag: 16 + 1 Round-
Fit and Finish is excellent
Average Trigger pull: 4.5lbs
6" stainless bull barrel and guide rod
AMBI SAFETY


From Armscor's site:


The PRO Match Ultra HC 6" is a target grade pistol ready for competition right out of the box. Built by the master gunsmiths in the Rock Island Armory Medallion, it's chambered in 10mm with a 16-round capacity and adjustable LPA rear sight and high visibility fiber optic front sight. It also includes a skeletonized hammer and factory 4- to 6-pound trigger with adjustable over travel stop. Comes in a fully parkerized finish with G10 grips. Add a full length picatinny tactical rail and the Pro Match Ultra HC is ready for any anything.









She can definitely out shoot me.


But I'm happy considering the following:


1. Hornady 180grain XTP bullets average velocity 1360FPS
2. Focused on not shooting my chrony
3. Not use to a brass catcher mounted on a picatinny rail, but it caught all but one piece of brass.
4. I. kept engaging the enlarged safety with my thumb, I started resting my thumb on top of the safety while trying to avoid the slide.


On my next range trip, I'm going to take some sand bags and bench rest her to see what my (and the pistol) limitations are from 25 yards and beyond for hunting. I'm taking my Primos shooting sticks too.


All excuses aside, here are the first ten shots:





As time went on she got a little heavy (3.6lbs loaded, not counting brass catcher) and I got sloppy with trying double taps:





My hunting load data:


Light swipes and minor flatting of primers.


Bullet: Hornady 180 gr XTP HP
Case: Remington .985"
Primer: WLP
Powder: AA# 9 - 14.5 grains
O.A.L: 1.260"
Velocities: Average 1360fps
 

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That's one big pistol you got there, how thick are those grips?.............very nice. Just me but I would move to the 200 grainers if you decide to hunt with it.....wonder how/if it cycles the hard cast gas checks?? Send more range reports, there's always folks looking at the RIA offerings, including me at one time.
 

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You mention the thumb safety as a rest. My 1911 is the same. I am having a discomfort with the ambi safety digging into my right hand index finger. I do not like the big safety levers. Also I would like a adjustable rear site for elevation for the way I site in. Other then this I am happy with my RI choice. What is the weight of the 10m empty??
 

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I've ran 200gr XTP's and hard cast in a G20, G4 with KKM barrel. I prefer the 180gr over all performance.

She weighs 2.7lbs unloaded. Even shooting hotter loads, this pistol basically has very little
recoil.....similar to shooting a GP100 .357 6".

Between work and other activities, I just haven't had the time to spend to master the pistol.

PS: the two dot LPA adjustable rear sight is nice, but I'm going to change it out to Dawson's tritrium LPA adjustable rear and front sight.
 

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Picked up some 200 grain TC cast with a BHN of 16 sized at .401 from ACME and seeing some potential.


Pistol: RIA Pro Match, Model 52,000
Benchrest: 25 yds


Bullet: 200 grain TC PB cast, .401"
Lube: 45-45-10
Case: Starline .985"
Primer: WLP
Powder: 8gr of Longshot
COL: 1.250"
Velocity: 1227 fps ES: 10 SD: 3


30 shots at 25yds off the bench:


 

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Went to the range yesterday to test the 200gr cast TC with AA# 9. I forgot to take a picture of my target before I left or remove it from the stand before placing it in my truck bed so it blew away.

Needless to say, after 10 shoots in the same ragged hole the next 25 did not appear on paper due to going through the same hole......yep, you'll have to take my word.

Bullet: 200 grain TC PB cast, .401"
Lube: 45-45-10
Case: Starline .985"
Primer: WLP
Powder: 12.5 gr of AA# 9
COL: 1.250"
Velocity: 1270 fps ES: 11 SD: 04

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Bullet: 200 grain TC PB cast, .401"
Lube: 45-45-10
Case: Starline .985"
Primer: WLP
Powder: 13gr of AA# 9
COL: 1.250"
Velocity: 1308 fps ES: 16 SD: 06

Ordered a custom mold from Arsenal, 403-200 WFN- PC designed for podwer coated cast bullets. Jared was awesome to work with!
 

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I've really been looking at this pistol hard lately, unfortunately it holds 16 rounds in the mag and due to CO's stupid 15 round mag law I can't buy one here---only other double stack option I can find is the Glock40 (15 round but I'm not super fond of the grip angle) and the STI perfect 10 that they discontinued 2 years ago (used ones are $2000 but only hold 14 rounds so they can be bought here) --I contacted RIA to see if they could block the mag to 15 or sell one without the mag and they told me no on both accounts
 

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Until I receive my new Arsenal mold, I have about 20lbs of Lee 401-175 TC casts to work with:


 

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I couldn't resist, I've been eyeballing 10mm's for a while and this range report/ accuracy made me do it :a08:

I found a place that will change the base plate on the mags so they only accept 15 rounds, so I can buy in Colorado---got 1 on the way as we speak

it may take me a while to add any input as I'l need to get some brass and some #9 before I start playing (plus I have 40 other irons in the fire right now I need to take care of first)
 

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Even though most already know this, I must add my

Disclaimer:

The information listed is for my pistol, for my use only and is intended for information only. If you decide to buy, use, follow, etc based on the information I have provided than you are doing so at your own risk.



 

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anyone else interested in one of these, there is one on gunbroker (factory new condition) , right now the bid is $560 and it's penny reserve- so no need to worry about hitting a reserve price --- great price if it goes for $625-750--- maybe even a little more as cheapest one I found was $1000+

here is the link--- not mine or anyone I know, wish i would have seen this before I ordered one

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/661589077
 

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got my 52000 to the range last weekend ---love it !!! shoots accurate, less recoil than I imagined ( it is a heavy gun though, but I expected that) -- shot it with SIG 180gr FMJ ammo, fed fine, accurate ammo at 10 yards, 1250fps from factory 180

also shot some berry's plated reloads, just testing to find the speed so i don't "over speed" the plated ammo

shot some reloaded 180xtp--- got those up to 1400fps and maybe could have gone just a tick faster, my primers were flattening but still had rounded edges, but on the top end started to extrude the FP strike just a little, no "smile" on the brass though -- just testing speeds not accuracy yet.

nice tight gun, not a huge fan of the park finish but it will do me just fine

happy with the speeds and factory ammo accuracy from this gun, now just gotta fine tune my reloads for accuracy--- 10mm is really nice

 

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got some 200 grain hardcast (bhn 22) WFN's from Montana bullet works --- since they don't have a GC I had him hi-tek coat them for me ----man what a WFN--meplat measures .330" --should be a hard hitter
 

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I've really been looking at this pistol hard lately, unfortunately it holds 16 rounds in the mag and due to CO's stupid 15 round mag law I can't buy one here---only other double stack option I can find is the Glock40 (15 round but I'm not super fond of the grip angle) and the STI perfect 10 that they discontinued 2 years ago (used ones are $2000 but only hold 14 rounds so they can be bought here) --I contacted RIA to see if they could block the mag to 15 or sell one without the mag and they told me no on both accounts
dude what’s wrong with the single stack that’s what i got 6 inch pro match but holds 8 rounds like standard 45 you can even fit the steal 45 mags to work in the 10 mm
 
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