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Old 02-12-2013, 01:19 AM   #21
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OK- Enlighten us with your experience with both-
Now im not claiming to be an expert or anything even close. Imho from the time I've had with both shooting and stripping them, they are both fine pistols. The fit and finish on the girsan is slightly better in my eyes, and the ria has better features.
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I agree...the Girsan's have a better fit/finish from what I've experienced...and the Gen 2's that are available right now look to be even BETTER...feature's wise....with the following things added to them for 2013:

Novak Style Sites-Black Front & White Dot Rear
Sites are Dovetailed Front & Rear
Full Length Guide Rod
Comp Sear Spring with improved/lightened trigger pull
Extended thumb safety
Comp Hammer
speed bump on grip safety (I'm not sure if that's new or if they added it in late or only on certain models in the previous years...but I like it either way)

and with the Rail..it's just what I'd like to have in an economy priced 45.

I'd like to have one like that..with a nice matte finish and I may get one and cerakote it in FDE or desert Tan or something of that nature.


My next new econo-45 will probably be a Girsan gen2 with the rail:




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I agree...the Girsan's have a better fit/finish from what I've experienced...and the Gen 2's that are available right now look to be even BETTER...feature's wise....with the following things added to them for 2013:

Novak Style Sites-Black Front & White Dot Rear
Sites are Dovetailed Front & Rear
Full Length Guide Rod
Comp Sear Spring with improved/lightened trigger pull
Extended thumb safety
Comp Hammer
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speed bump on grip safety
(I'm not sure if that's new or if they added it in late or only on certain models in the previous years...but I like it either way)

and with the Rail..it's just what I'd like to have in an economy priced 45.

I'd like to have one like that..with a nice matte finish and I may get one and cerakote it in FDE or desert Tan or something of that nature.


My next new econo-45 will probably be a Girsan gen2 with the rail:

Uhh, thats a arched MSH--Been around for many yrs-
And all you listed is on my two yr old RIA Tactical---
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Uhh, thats a arched MSH--
And all you listed is on my two yr old RIA Tactical---
I think he's talking about the memory pad on the beavetail
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I think he's talking about the memory pad on the beavetail
Whatever--love the "speed bump" thing-

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Uhh, thats a arched MSH--Been around for many yrs-
And all you listed is on my two yr old RIA Tactical---

Ya. .I meant memory bump.

A few quick questions:

Does it have a rail?
Does your RIA have a 3.5lb trigger... stock?
How much is it ?
Is it in stock anywhere?

Thanks. .. I'd appreciate having more choices if it's also in the $439 shipped-$469 shipped price range. ... like the G2 Girsan is.
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Ya. .I meant memory bump.

A few quick questions:

Does it have a rail?
Does your RIA have a 3.5lb trigger... stock?
How much is it ?
Is it in stock anywhere?

Thanks. .. I'd appreciate having more choices if it's also in the $439 shipped-$469 shipped price range. ... like the G2 Girsan is.
The ria tactical fs has a 4-5lb trigger, I'm not sure if you can get a railed version in a 1911, you can get their 2011 railed which are nice, my LGS has one in stock and there are a few on gun broker and gunsamerica
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RIA, MetroArms, STI, Girsan, Tisas an some others are all good choices for someone on a budget and wanting a 1911. some have some features that others don't have.

i have had two Metroarms American Classic's. the first one a 5" Government Model AC II that performed very well and ate anything i fed it. the second one a AC Commander which i ordered to do a custom build on. totally love ths pistol! here is a link to the thread i started on the custom work performed to it.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/american-classic-commander-modified-75656/

best suggestion is to decide what features you wnat in your 1911 and then how much you want to spend, and then narrow your choices down. IMO, i don't think any one of them would be a bad choice.

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I agree...the Girsan's have a better fit/finish from what I've experienced...and the Gen 2's that are available right now look to be even BETTER...feature's wise....with the following things added to them for 2013:

Novak Style Sites-Black Front & White Dot Rear
Sites are Dovetailed Front & Rear
Full Length Guide Rod
Comp Sear Spring with improved/lightened trigger pull
Extended thumb safety
Comp Hammer
speed bump on grip safety (I'm not sure if that's new or if they added it in late or only on certain models in the previous years...but I like it either way)

and with the Rail..it's just what I'd like to have in an economy priced 45.

I'd like to have one like that..with a nice matte finish and I may get one and cerakote it in FDE or desert Tan or something of that nature.


My next new econo-45 will probably be a Girsan gen2 with the rail:




But how do they shoot?

If POA isn't POI price/fit is of little consequence.
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But how do they shoot?

If POA isn't POI price/fit is of little consequence.
I haven't got to shoot the G2 Girsan yet. .. But from the reviews I've seen & read. . They're very accurate

I'll let you know soon. ..I just ordered one today.


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RIA, MetroArms, STI, Girsan, Tisas an some others are all good choices for someone on a budget and wanting a 1911. some have some features that others don't have.

i have had two Metroarms American Classic's. the first one a 5" Government Model AC II that performed very well and ate anything i fed it. the second one a AC Commander which i ordered to do a custom build on. totally love ths pistol! here is a link to the thread i started on the custom work performed to it.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/american-classic-commander-modified-75656/

best suggestion is to decide what features you wnat in your 1911 and then how much you want to spend, and then narrow your choices down. IMO, i don't think any one of them would be a bad choice.

I agree. ..I was looking for a rail gun with these features. .. And nobody else's prices are anywhere near the Girsan Gen II's price of $439 shipped!

I think the RIA rail guns are quite a bit more money. .. From what I've seen. .. And very difficult to find in stock around me.

I'll check your build out. .. It sounds like something I'd like.

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