Originally Posted by hardluk1
I have avoided buying a 1911 for many years. Spent time shooting other guys pistols and enjoy them as well as any "new" pistol.
460+tax for a RIA Tacitcal FS for a new in stock pistol made in 2012 January according to armscor. Been just hang-in out at local general store.
Pro or cons on the make and model??
buy it! shoot it! and enjoy it!
Pros: inexspensive, but very well made. decently accurate. Mil-Spec, so aftermarket parts will work in it. reliable.
Cons: some come with very cheap looking grips and the finish isn't Colt standards. both of these are easy fixes though!
IMO, for a first 1911, it's a good choice because it's affordable, well made and decently accurate. Yes, buy the RIA 1911!