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FaTmAn 05-16-2011 09:41 PM

Rock island 1911
Hey been thinking about getting another pistol and was looking at the Rock Island 1911. So my question is it worth the 400.00 bucks? Is it a piece of crap? I need opinions please.

Gojubrian 05-16-2011 09:43 PM


danf_fl 05-16-2011 09:46 PM

My experience:

Shihan 05-16-2011 09:58 PM

I have two RIA 1911's one full size and one compact. I like them both. They have both been solid never an issue with either.
It is only my opinion but I don't think it is a bad $400 spent.
Again here is my 13 y/o daughter shooting the compact with stock mag.

danf_fl 05-16-2011 10:35 PM

I believe that there are a lot of RIA's that have worked out for people.
And, as with everything else, you get what you pay for and there will always be a couple with problems. Those are the ones that one hears about.

One "ah,sh$t" wipes out 1,000 "atta-boys".

HOSSFLY 05-16-2011 11:33 PM

I hear all over they have great service - Lord knows thats a good thing :rolleyes:
I'm sure Colt, Springfield, others on & on & on have great service too-
You just dont hear about it as much? I'm sure theres a reason :cool:
Personally I've owned 2 - Wont be a 3rd ------

CA357 05-16-2011 11:37 PM

I've had two and both were pieces of garbage. Are all RIA's garbage? Apparently not, but both of mine were.

FaTmAn 05-17-2011 01:32 AM

that pretty much makes up my mind that i prolly dont want to waste my money on a RIA

Neophyte1 05-17-2011 10:25 AM

FaTmAn: Sir, I have one, and would probably have another had Ruger not came out with the SR1911
We took my RIA, first day; blasted 200 rds without issue. Sights are my only issue. Which I'm working on a ''good'' simple cheap ''up-grade'' fix.

Olympus 05-17-2011 01:51 PM

I had a Citadel Compact which is made by the same manufacturer of RIA, Armscor. It was poor quality in my opinion as well.

In the past I would have suggested American Classic as an alternative, but I just bought one and it went straight back to the warranty center as soon as I got it out of the box. My experience echoes others, you typically get what you pay for.

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