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Old 02-17-2012, 01:26 AM   #1
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I'm going to buy a RIA 1911 45 two tone tactical and just wondering if this a good purchase or not
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:35 AM   #2
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I'm going to buy a RIA 1911 45 two tone tactical and just wondering if this a good purchase or not
Some on here like the RIA very much, others not so much. I don't have experience with one.

Be careful how much you spend on a RIA, as with any gun purchase.
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A lot of people talk smack about budget guns. I, however, do not. I got the SA mil spec because that's what I wanted.

High standard, made by the same company as RIA I believe, is very nice.

RIA has been getting a lot of love lately by owners, many of them seem to be very happy with their guns.

Advice- check out some online auction sites to see the going rate and make sure your getting it at a good price.

You should be pretty happy with it, but I'm no expert, this is my opinion.

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Thanks, I'll check and make sure I get a good deal
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Some of the older RIA's seemed to have reliability issues.
It appears that lately they have been getting better.
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Looks like Bud's has a Rock Island Armory GI M1911A1 Mil Spec .45 for $379.00...

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/shopping_cart.php/sort/6a
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Looks like Bud's has a Rock Island Armory GI M1911A1 Mil Spec .45 for $379.00...

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/shopping_cart.php/sort/6a
Is that a bidding price or is it a "buy now"?
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Is that a bidding price or is it a "buy now"?
I looked at it yesterday, that's their buy now price in a new GI. Makes me want to get one bad timing though.
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I looked at it yesterday, that's their buy now price in a new GI. Makes me want to get one bad timing though.
Ya,thats a damn good price
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http://centerfiresystems.com/1911.aspx
These guys are the way to go. Rias for the money are great pistols. ATI and Metro Arms are also Filipino guns that are great guns for the money.
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