Originally Posted by TheNYResistance
I ran across a very inexpensive 1911 online and I know that Rock Island used to be one of the manufacturers of the 1911 during WWII, but I'm not sure if it is a good reliable gun.
I just want something for the range as I want a stock old fashioned 1911 GI style like my dad used to have in the war. It'll basically be a recreational firearm, but I still want it to function. And by inexpensive I mean under $400.
Not sure RIA produced 1911s for the US military. The companies that made the US 1911 and 1911 A1 as I understand are Colt, Ithaca, Singer, Springfield, Remington Rand, and Union Switch and Signal. Other companies had contracts to build pistols but were not fulfilled for one reason or another.