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Old 04-11-2014, 12:13 AM   #11
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Whenever I buy a gun, I always check with Ruger first. Then I'll compare it with Remington and Smith&Wesson.

If the Ruger quality matches the others, then I will get the Ruger.

Ruger always gives you a break on the price -- not sure how they do that being American made.

And the Smiths and the Remingtons are normally more expensive.

I have heard of some problems with RIA and Springfield, so I would be wary of those two -- preferring a used one I could try out and test first to make sure there are no flaws -- not new out of the box.

Good luck with your decision, and I hope you love your classic 1911A1.
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Whenever I buy a gun, I always check with Ruger first. Then I'll compare it with Remington and Smith&Wesson.

If the Ruger quality matches the others, then I will get the Ruger.

Ruger always gives you a break on the price -- not sure how they do that being American made.

And the Smiths and the Remingtons are normally more expensive.

I have heard of some problems with RIA and Springfield, so I would be wary of those two -- preferring a used one I could try out and test first to make sure there are no flaws -- not new out of the box.

Good luck with your decision, and I hope you love your classic 1911A1.
please link some credible sources of links proving that there are problems with the RIA and the Springfield Armory pistols. did you think we are simply just going to accept something you say as a fact?

i'm calling BS on that one simply because, if anything reviews by owners and writers in the magazines tends to say those comments of yours to be false.
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please link some credible sources of links proving that there are problems with the RIA and the Springfield Armory pistols. did you think we are simply just going to accept something you say as a fact?

i'm calling BS on that one simply because, if anything reviews by owners and writers in the magazines tends to say those comments of yours to be false.
You make the call. Axxe is correct, my RIA 1911 9mm has never failed to function, eats lowest cost, steel case ammo like pouring hot butter through a sieve.
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I got the Ruger sr1911! Paid 700 out the door


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Here's my opinion. Not like it matters since most ignore it anyway. Buy either the Ruger or the Remington. I owned the Remington R1 Enhanced for a while and loved it. Accurate (it comes with a match grade barrel and bushing) and zero functioning issues. 1911's should be made in the USA and shoot 45 ACP. Sure the Remington has parts that aren't 100% American but more so than the RIA. I think a 1911 should be made in the USA and shoot .45 caliber bullets not 9mm, not .40, not .38 Super, not 10mm.
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Nice looking pistol!

Digging the black slide stop, safety and mag release.

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Nice looking pistol!

Digging the black slide stop, safety and mag release.

Thanks! Can't wait to shoot it 😅


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Congratulations. Great look.

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Here's my opinion. Not like it matters since most ignore it anyway. Buy either the Ruger or the Remington. I owned the Remington R1 Enhanced for a while and loved it. Accurate (it comes with a match grade barrel and bushing) and zero functioning issues. 1911's should be made in the USA and shoot 45 ACP. Sure the Remington has parts that aren't 100% American but more so than the RIA. I think a 1911 should be made in the USA and shoot .45 caliber bullets not 9mm, not .40, not .38 Super, not 10mm.

Respect your opinion but respectfully Disagree. As I've gotten older, I've Adapted to the 9MM, and got my first 1911 in that chambering. For an overseas made gun, the RIA shoots well. I still love my Colts....they are all 45ACPs. If I could Afford a Commander in 9MM I'd have bought it( if I could afford it).


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