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Old 02-22-2003, 04:21 PM   #1
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Any RRA fans here?

I just picked up a used 5" Elite Commando. What a gun! It is beautiful, tight as a tick, and shoots great. Has reliably fed about 250 rounds assorted factory and handloaded ammo (ball, jhp,swc). Trigger is great and at 50 feet shoots all my handloads into one ragged hole! Winchester white box 230 gr FMJ grouped about 1.5". I am very, very pleased.

Seems all I hear about RRA is complaints about the wait. Buying used saved me the wait, but got me a great gun at great price. Anybody else love theirs?
 
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Old 02-23-2003, 04:17 PM   #2
 
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Yes--I have a Limited match.When I first received the pistol I was having some jams.After some lengthily investigation it may have been the A-merc crap brass that was my problem.The weather has been frigid for the last month,so I haven't been able to do any extensive blasting with it.Fit and finish are flawless.I still save some time every day for dry fire and fondling.I have sifted through all my brass and tossed all the A-Merc.I also just bought 1000 once fired Winchester brass,hoping to eliminate any future functioning problems.
 
Old 02-24-2003, 08:12 AM   #3
 
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I am awaiting arrival of a 5" Elite Commando. I recently handled a 4" that a fellow member of the Maumee Valley Gun Collector's Association owns. I was very impressed with the attention to detail and basic lines. I was disappointed at the Baeresque slide to frame fit. IMHO there is no need for a fit that tight--none whatsoever. That being said, I guess I'll just have to shoot the hell out of it. There is no way I could wait so long (13 months thus far) only to turn around and 4th an 10 the piece.

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Old 02-24-2003, 09:32 AM   #4
 
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Great pistols. The ones I have shot have been a blast. I think the RRA stuff walks off and leaves most of the popular semi-custom stuff. Would not trade my Jardine Valtro for one---because of the fine work John did on it, but the other semi-custom stuff? In a minute.
 
Old 03-01-2003, 09:05 AM   #5
 
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My Bullseye Wadcutter is just about perfect. I've had it since 6/02, yes 17 months is a very long time to wait but in the end it was worth it. Very accurate. 4# crisp trigger. The bushing is a very tight fit to the slide and needs to be tapped out with the barrel when being field stripped. Feeds Nosler HP's without a problem. I have about 700 rounds thru my Wadcutter and it will replace my Kimber Gold Match Series 1 (which in truth has been a nice gun as well) for this competition season. Best of all, there is very little writing on the gun, no safety warnings, or huge logos. My next one won't have front cocking serrations though.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 07:58 PM   #6
 
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I have a RRA wadcutter,got it last year after a 16 month wait! But it was worth it,shoot's great(more accurate than I am) ,really does shoot under 1.5 " @ 50 yds. I'm shooting 185 gr. swc.or 200 gr.swc. fit and finish is superb.You really get yor money's worth buying one of these.I'd buy another one but the wait is to long..
 
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