Originally Posted by RoGrrr
I bought a 9mm RIA 1911 a couple years ago and have put about 10,000 rounds thru it. I'm happy with ALMOST everything about it.
What bothered me about it was that it would not feed hollow points reliably, even after Rock Island polished and tuned it so that it "would".
I now understand the design is incapable of handling HPs bcuz of frame size vs cartridge OAL. Consequently, I bought a Springfield EMP for CCW since it was designed around the 9mm length.
I do a lot of target shooting with my RIA 9mm and it serves me quite well. I have recommended it to people who were not ready to spend a $GRAND$ on another brand of 1911.
AXXE complains about cheap looking grips. I'd say that maybe he forgot about the $400 price point of the guns. It's a CHEAP GUN ! What can you expect ? At least it has a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. THAT was what prompted me to buy it.
Non-Colt standards for finish ? I'm wondering what that's supposed to mean. I have plenty of holster wear from my kydex holster but I do lots of draw-shoot so I understand the wear. Again, it's a CHEAP GUN !
But it more than satisfies me.
Even my flat black Colt Compact Officer shows plenty of holster wear from that same kydex holster so I don't follow him on that one.
There are four things we can never have enough of
Not necessarily in that order....
i think you are taking my words out of context. i never said it was cheap and the term i used was inexpensive IIRC. my comments about the grips and the finish are my opinions and i have looked a few of the RIA's side by side with Colt 1911's. there is a definate difference in the finishes. these are personal observations of mine. not complaints in the least. grips are an easy change and most people do.
BTW, i have an MetroArms American Classic Commander and had a ACII Government model, which are in the same price point as the RIA's. i do recommend the RIA's as very good 1911 in their price range and wouldn't hesitate in buying one at all myself. my next 1911 is probably going to be a RIA 1911 in 38 Super.
in the future i would appreciate it if you didn't try to infer things i didn't mean or say. i can speak my own mind and usually do.