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Old 02-03-2012, 12:00 AM   #11
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I'm not a huge 45 guy, but I have two RIA's. I love them both. For the money you can't beat them. Personally, to me,
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there is not a lot of difference in a RIA and a Kimber.
Especially for the extra cash you have to throw down for a Bigger name weapon.
Sure there is-
RIA has a good warranty
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I certainly was not bashing Kimber, Colt, Brown or any other manf. I have a few different models of differently made weapons. Personally, to me, I don't see a big difference in the weapons. Just a opinion. I have a few AR's. The latest one is a bushmaster car15. I also have a colt and a stag. It's the same platform, just a different flavor. The stag and colt are certainly not worth the 300-400 more than the bushy cost. To me.

I was just saying that for the price of a RIA, you were getting as good of a weapon as you would for spending the extra cash on a " better built" weapon.

Ive never had a issue with my RIA or my para, or my Springfield. Clean it, oil it, put a round in it and fire it. I've never had a issue with paying for what I wanted at the time. But, why pay extra???

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I certainly was not bashing Kimber, Colt, Brown or any other manf. I have a few different models of differently made weapons. Personally, to me, I don't see a big difference in the weapons. Just a opinion. I have a few AR's. The latest one is a bushmaster car15. I also have a colt and a stag. It's the same platform, just a different flavor. The stag and colt are certainly not worth the 300-400 more than the bushy cost. To me.

I was just saying that for the price of a RIA, you were getting as good of a weapon as you would for spending the extra cash on a " better built" weapon.

Ive never had a issue with my RIA or my para, or my Springfield. Clean it, oil it, put a round in it and fire it. I've never had a issue with paying for what I wanted at the time. But, why pay extra???
I personally did NOT think you were bashing Kimber
I WAS
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I personally did NOT think you were bashing Kimber
I WAS
I got that.........lol
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Thanks guys for the info.

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You guys make me laugh. But you are right on 2 accounts about RIA. They are a nice handgun for the price and they do have a great service department.

When I bought my RIA Compact 1911-A1CS it would not feed anything. Not even ball ammo. Sent it back and 3 wks later they sent me a totally rebuilt pistol. You can not beat that.
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So far so good with the one I bought last month. $425 OTD at a local gunshow.



200 rds of ball and 40 rds of JHP without any problems. The smooth factory grips had to go, very slippery.

On new 1911's I like to use white lithium on all wear surfaces, seems to help when they are extra tight.

Pretty darn heavy for it's size, probably best though with the caliber used.

Try one! you'll like it

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Somebody bashed Kimber in a Rock Island thread?? Who dared??

I'll have you know I have a Kimber & got no complaints about it!!

Sorry guys, just couldn't help myself!

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Yes, I have one too. Mine has had just a little over 500 rounds through it with not one, I repeat not one stoppage yet. I can also keep all the shots in the black of a 25' NRA slow fire pistol target at 25 yards. Mine has the smallish GI sights on it too.

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Anybody that lives in las vegas know a gun store that sells one? So far the one I found is at lock n load for $459. most of the online sites are sold out.

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