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Posted: 12/14/2005 8:19:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 8:19:45 AM EDT by in_burrito]
Which would you pick? And before everyone starts, it's not about what am I using it for, what is it's intended purspose, etc. since both guns are intended for similar uses. It's about which one YOU personally would pick. It would be nice if you'd include an explanation of why as well.

Yost-Bonitz 1* Enhanced $1445

or

Rock River Arms Basic Carry $1525
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:10:17 PM EDT
I am thinking about selling my Kimber TLE/RL II to fund a *1 or a Berryhill MEU(SOC) replica.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:50:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 12:52:34 PM EDT by Combat_Jack]
burrito, you know how much I love Yost-Bonitz, but I am going to have to recommend the RRA here. It comes with a new barrel and checkering, and some have Heinie sights. If you want that on a YoBo gun, you will pay a little more and wait 4 months or so.


ETA: If you are willing to do some adding and subtracting, the YoBo might be a better deal. I am ordering another, I'll post pics in a few months. Delete the lanyard loop and add serrations and a new barrel, the YoBo will cost a little more but be a hell of a pistol.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 1:30:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 1:33:36 PM EDT by Sigurd]
I compared almost exactly the same two pistols a while back.

I ended up going with the Adco RRA. Not necessarily because I thought was better, but because it was available right now, it was the last run of Adco RRAs, and I could always get a 1* later.

I'm glad I bought it. Very well put together, runs flawlessly, and if the test targets from the other Adco 1911s are any indication, much more accurate than I can make use of.

I'm not sure what all the differences between the Basic Carry and the Adco are...no front serrations, Brown grip safety, maybe fitted a little looser.

ETA This pistol is at RRA now to get Heinies and an ambi-safety installed. Once it gets back it will be just about perfect.

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 1:33:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sigurd:
I'm not sure what all the differences between the Basic Carry and the Adco are...no front serrations, Brown grip safety, maybe fitted a little looser.


I think you're pretty much on target there.

I would have bought an ADCO RRA if they just didn't have that damn checkered front strap. Otherwise it was exactly what I wanted.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 2:10:07 PM EDT
If I was picking between those exact two I'd pick the RRA, but realistically I'd choose the Yost because you can tell them exactly what you want. Though by the time you got done with that it might not be a 1*. (For example my next 1911 won't have a beavertail.)
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 2:25:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 3:07:40 PM EDT by ChrisGene]
I would do the 1* on a Colt. Just because I like Colts.



Link Posted: 12/14/2005 2:51:41 PM EDT
Never had either one but the Rock River Looks Sweet,
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:38:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By in_burrito:

I would have bought an ADCO RRA if they just didn't have that damn checkered front strap. Otherwise it was exactly what I wanted.



Thats just it with the Yo-Bo. You can have exactly what you want. I love my Yo-Bo Colt. I also like the idea of one person working on the gun from start to finish.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 2:09:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NateM4:

Originally Posted By in_burrito:
I would have bought an ADCO RRA if they just didn't have that damn checkered front strap. Otherwise it was exactly what I wanted.


Thats just it with the Yo-Bo. You can have exactly what you want. I love my Yo-Bo Colt. I also like the idea of one person working on the gun from start to finish.


and you can have whatever you want with Rock River Arms as well, just not on the Basic Carry. They brought out the Basic Carry in order to have something at a lower price point and to do that they don't allow modification. However if you order an Elite Commando from them they will do just about anything you want them to.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:22:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 2:51:40 PM EDT by in_burrito]
15 votes for the 1* and nobody only one that actually owns one posts why?
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 2:47:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By in_burrito:
15 votes for the 1* and nobody that actually owns one posts why?



That is my gun in the pics above.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 2:51:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ChrisGene:

Originally Posted By in_burrito:
15 votes for the 1* and nobody that actually owns one posts why?


That is my gun in the pics above.


See edit above.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 2:59:20 PM EDT
I can't speak for the 1* Enhanced, but I have two 1* Elites built on SA GIs and they are awesome, both in form and function. When you compare them to other 1911s in the same price range they are a true "bargain".
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 3:02:11 PM EDT
The RRA is a beautiful gun anyone would be proud to own. However, Ive never handled an RRA that wasnt fitted too tightly for my tastes. Id go Yost.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 4:26:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
The RRA is a beautiful gun anyone would be proud to own. However, Ive never handled an RRA that wasnt fitted too tightly for my tastes. Id go Yost.



Les Baer frames and slides

The ADCO pistols were ordered with a looser fit, BTW.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 4:39:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
The RRA is a beautiful gun anyone would be proud to own. However, Ive never handled an RRA that wasnt fitted too tightly for my tastes. Id go Yost.


Les Baer frames and slides


Nope.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 5:08:53 PM EDT
Whose are they using? Last I heard they were subcontracting frames and slids from LB.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 5:14:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Whose are they using? Last I heard they were subcontracting frames and slids from LB.


the closest they ever came was getting them from the same place.
There is a reason they (the RRA guys) don't work there anymore, and I doubt they would be welcome to use the LB parts directly. In fact, IIRC, when LB bought the company that was manufacturing the frames & slides, it forced RRA to begin producing their own (at least on paper, likely they just found their own proprietary outside vendor).
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