I almost bought an RIA last week. It was down to a Remington R1, an RIA, a no name Philippine 1911 & a Springer Range Officer. I took the RO. It has a forged frame. The others are cast. That was justification enough for the added price for me. But if I had a need for a less expensive 1911, I would buy an RIA & not regret it. I think...
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