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What is your opinion of these pistols? :confused:
I find them to be a very good firearm. I like the cost & the way they lend themselves to modification. You can build a great pistol from a allready good one. I find mine to be accurate & preform well out of the box.:biggrin:
 

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I'm a OLD firend of kansas45, he talked me into getting an RIA 38 Super. A great pistol, very accurate, and after a little work, very dependable. Thanks kansas45.
 

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Your welcome, Old Guy! :biggrin:
 

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I have had one for about three years now. Great pistol. Have done a little to mine, polished the ramp, new sights, new trigger, new grips (yesterday), and a .22 conversion kit. :biglaugh:
 

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I think the ria's are absolutely one of the best deals out here. They make an amazingly good pistol for the price.

Since you mention modification I have on my list to get a tactical and put a cylinder and slide ignition kit, greider trigger and egw bushing. I bet for between 5-600.00 (parts + pistol) that would be a VERY sweet shooting gun.
 

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The Armscor/RIA pistols are fantastic!!! The Customer Service that the company provides is second to no one!!! Ivan and Ray at Armscor in Nevada will take care of just about anything that you could imagine with your pistol.:smile::smile:
 

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i only have one a Super 38 so far been flawless im thinking on converting it to a 9mm
 

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May I say that Pistolero stated exactly what I do even to a tea to almost all my pistols.
As was stated for the money I think they make a great 1911 with a little work to them.
 

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I think the ria's are absolutely one of the best deals out here. They make an amazingly good pistol for the price.

Since you mention modification I have on my list to get a tactical and put a cylinder and slide ignition kit, greider trigger and egw bushing. I bet for between 5-600.00 (parts + pistol) that would be a VERY sweet shooting gun.
I think you could tune it for even less than that

Even with them tiny tiny GI Sights the Super 38 i have is extremely accurate
 

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Actually the .38 Super had a bit more power and is more accurate then a 9mm. Most Match shooters will tell you that it is much easier to control the a 9mm. Also I reload them and found them to be more of a tackdriver then a 9mm which I have a few of.
 

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Is it easy to convert a 38 super to 9mm?

Big difference between 9mm and .38 super, the cartridges are not interchangable.

Since the case rim diameter of the 9mm is .394" vs. .406" for the super it MAY be possible to simply swap out barrels, but I will defer to the experts on that one. Even if you can use the same slide you might have to use a different extractor
 

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We are lucky to have the pistols we have with madmen running around shooting up malls. That puts a bad light on all sport shooters. Hopefully one day it will get better.
 

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What is it about the Super that you like over the 9mm.?
I find the 38 Super to be a bit more powerful, yet easier to shoot than the 9mm. I have a pretty good load worked up, but need to fine tune it a little & work on a few more before I decide what works better.
 

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If you start out with a 38 super a Barrel, Extractor , And Mags

One thing about the super is its closer to the size of the 45 acp to run in a 1911 with less problems
 

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Well said guys i agree with both Bud and Kansas 45. A 38 super you see in many Matches now a days, because it handle like a .45 and if you reload they are really great!
 
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