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Old 04-23-2014, 01:06 AM   #11
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I bought a RIA 1911a1 GI from Buds for $400 about six months ago. I'm quite happy with it. The fit and finish is great, it's accurate and it wasn't overpriced.

Here it is with original grips, and the "US" grips I put on recently.

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Old 04-23-2014, 01:12 AM   #12
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truly 6 of one, half dozen of the other.

for the money, they are actually pretty decent.

and, you get what you pay for.

it's a 500 dollar new 1911. expect it to behave as such. not trying to sound like a dick, just being serious. for the money, i'd be looking for a used springer mil-spec.
i have to disagree. i have owned well over 35 different 1911's in almost 30 years. many different brands. some inexpensive, some expensive. the RIA and the MetroArms are very capable of holding their own with pistols costing twice as much.

you are welcome to have your opinion, but i think you are going to find that more are probably going to disagree with you, than agree with you.
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and, they're more than welcome to. as, you are welcome to disagree. as I said, for the money, they are a good value. however, compared to a more established manufacturer, the differences in build quality start to become glaring. fit finish. those things tip scales. I've owned philipino 1911s. for the money, I had zero complaints. could they compare to a clean used colt, springer, or kimber?

and, at the full price of a citadel, ati, etc...your nearing the price of a clean used colt or springer.
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Buying new and buying used just ain't the same for me.

I have bought used guns and was quite satisfied, but buying a new gun is more fun.
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The para I think still have a $100 mail in rebate
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I would stay away from any ATI product. Nothing butt issues with 1911 and AR's. I have worked on them for friends. I do endorse the RIA pistols. I bought a Citadel, and it's my favorite 1911 I have. I favor it over my Springfield and my 70 Series Colt Combat Commander. It feels better , nice pull and a solid gun. Best deal out there for under 1k.


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For $700 You can get a Remington, Ruger, Smith, Para. Some have rebates going right now. A local LGS has a Ruger Commander for $659. Check out CDNN.

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