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Old 05-16-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 05-16-2011, 10:43 PM   #2
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Well...............

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/ria-cs-tactical-42552/

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My experience:
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/problematic-ria-41228/

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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.

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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".

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I hear all over they have great service - Lord knows thats a good thing
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
Personally I've owned 2 - Wont be a 3rd ------

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

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

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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.

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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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