I just picked mine up on tues of last week. I change out the ambi saety for a GI standard and same with the guide rod. I put in a 18.5 lb recoil spring and a 23 lb mainspring and switched out the mainspring housing with a stainless steel one. I got 4 CM mags and put all WC pins in the gun. I shot out the center of 3 targets on Saturday at 25 yards. I have a Colt 1911 from WWII, a LLama 1911 and a have shot WC, Kimbers and the springer. They do not have anything on the RIA 1911 Tactical except the finish. It is a great gun with great customer service and a lifetime warranty. No one has that except S&W and they all cost 3 times more. If you want a RIA or a 1911 as a starter 1911 this is the way to go IMO. If you want to do some upgrades, you can customize the heck out of the gun to make it look like any of the other more expensive ones out there including a refinishing job anf still, save yourself about $500. If the gun ever has an issue send it in and the fix it or replace it for free. If you do that with a Kimber after 1 year its going to cost you big money.
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