Matt I think you'd be surprised at how accurate and reliable they are .
On 1911.org guys claim they are just as reliable and sometimes more accurate than Colts and Kimbers they own .
I owned two Charles Daly's made by Armscor who makes the RIAs and I sold the full size due to financial reasons only my 4 inch Midsized ain't going no where .
They are very accurate and dependable my midsized hasn't had a fail to fire yet and after replacing the weak factory supplied recoil spring in my full size with a new Wolf 16# one it only stopped when I shot handloaded 200 grain lead semiwadcutters and that was at about a 1% rate .
If you know anything about 1911's and handloading you should know that the 200 grain lead semiwadcutter design is the hardest to get to feed in a gun with 100% reliability .
kenko214 I would consider those SAM's I spoke of in the other thread they are reported to be like the RIA's in quality but they just haven't established themselves in America yet due to limited numbers that have been imported .
I have inspected but not shot about 3-4 of them and they look like a solid weapon . Reports on 1911.org seem to bear this out even with the Commodore I mentioned .
The Taurus 1911 is getting rave reviews but they seem to have an inferior finish on them "The Blue Ones" and they run close to $600 , I would hold out for a stainless one if I bought a Taurus .
Here's a pic of my midsized Daly with my bedside flashlight .