In case any body is interested in these pistols here are observations from my RIA 10mm that I bought less than a month ago.
Right off the bat is obvious mismatch in color of parkerizing between frame and slide.
Next up is the fiber in front sight. Muddy orange and doesnt really get any brighter. Foggy looking.
Edges of grip safety and thumb safety are rather obnoxious.
plastic msh (more on that in a bit)....
Tight fit all around
Trigger pull is nice and crisp.
Function test-no issues, thumb safety is quite firm on and off.
Cleaned all the goopy oil of and re oiled with clp.
Now the range time!
I ran 50 rds of atlanta arms 180 rnfp, 50rds bitter root valley 180 rnfp through it.
only had 1 10mm mag that it came with but brought some 8rd power mags from my 45.
Ran like a champ with factory mag, not so hot with the cmc 45 mags. Honestly I brought the cmc mags along to see if what folks had told me about running 10mm in 45acp mags worked fine. Well not for me.... Going to be ordering some Tripps for it.
Accuracy was a bit more than mediocre but workable. Came out to around 3" at 25yds. Not bad at all. One thing that I had heard prior was that these guns come with crap springs... that is absolutely correct! Ordering some 20-24# springs shortly.
Overall not a bad gun, even "for the money". Is it perfect? Nope, but it's a very good place to start in my eyes. It's got a nice bull barrel that slugged out at .401", is ramped in the para/clark pattern. Slide is cut for a bushing as well which is what peaked my interest really. My plans for this are simple really. Smooth out all the rough edges, pick up a take off barrel out of a P16, get some 40cal mags and try out some local matches in single stack.
Here are a couple things on mine that are causing it to go for a trip to NV for warranty. These are on mine and might not and hopefully dont happen to other folks guns..
First is the MSH pin holes are off a smidge. Non issue with their plastic msh but big issue when I tried to install both an Ed Brown and fusion magwell, Holes would not line up, also noticed the opening on both of them were visibly crooked to the left. This also leads me to believe the slots are crooked for it in the frame. Second issue is the lpa novak style adjustable rear sight. Mine was ham fisted down so bad that it is stuck and wont move.
Now I know that mine has problems that should not be there but this is far from normal with this company. I have seen, shot, and handled plenty of armscor's and not come across this before. Lots of folks have put aftermarket magwells on them that worked fine as well. I contacted armscor about this and they promptly sent a return label and form for it. They will make it right so i am not worried. Just had to shoot it before I sent it in. So there's my nickles worth. It will be correct when it comes back and I will be happy. Just wanted to share my experience.