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Old 01-29-2009, 11:26 PM   #11
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I guess it shows here that when you are only paying 400 dollars or under for a 1911, it can be "touch-and-go" as far as quality goes.

CA357 got a lemon RIA 1911, but in contrast, I got a really good specimen. My RIA works just fine. There is no abnormal wear and tear (i.e. peening, bent parts, etc...) on my 1911. I have no issues using it to defend my home at this point (at least until I get my XD and my Sigma broken in with the recommended 250-500 rounds).

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Old 01-29-2009, 11:28 PM   #12
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Crappy situation. Take solace in the fact that you wouldn't be in a better situation with the Springfield. I think the axiom "You get what you pay for" applies here.

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Crappy situation. Take solace in the fact that you wouldn't be in a better situation with the Springfield. I think the axiom "You get what you pay for" applies here.
+1 to that, just spend (or save up until you can) the bucks and get a quality gun.

You know get something a little closer to your idea of what your life is worth.



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I just called Armscor. I couldn`t hardly understand what the gunsmith was saying there, he had an oriental accent, He offered to send me another ejector and pin. I am not a gunsmith, so,.. I am glad I made the decision to take it to my gunsmith and have American parts installed in it.

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Shannon,

As a proud RIA compact owner I'm really sorry you've had such problems. Did you contact these people:
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You can email Ivan directly or call them and let them know. They are good folks and want their customers satisfied. Good luck.

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No, I never heard of them. Thanks, I will see what they have to say. However, I already have my RIA in my gunsmith`s shop since RiA never did contact me. I will try these people, are they associated with RIA?

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No, I never heard of them. Thanks, I will see what they have to say. However, I already have my RIA in my gunsmith`s shop since RiA never did contact me. I will try these people, are they associated with RIA?
NOTE TO MODS: THIS IS NOT A THREAD HIJACKING!

All members, here is a classic example of the value of our forum! (Intelligent database system)

Shannon, I mean no disrespect but this type of information would have been a sh1tload more valuable to you had you had this phone # before you went to the gunsmith, hell before you bought the weapon.

When I buy a gun, whether new or new to me, I call the manufacture (prior to exchanging cash) and describe the purchase, including S/N. I then ask this question; “Does (Colt) know of any defects with this specific firearm? Do you know any reason that would cause (Colt) to recommend/inform me not to buy this firearm? (and) How do you spell your name?”

I suggest we (FTF) add an additional Sub-Forum titled Manufactures and list specific contact information, names and numbers and even recommendations of people within the manufactures that make life easier. A-hole avoidance system.
We should assign a member (I would be glad to offer my time) to contact said manufactures and invite them to liaison with us by assigning a designated MFG/FTF contact person/number to handle gun/product specific issues.

JD, matt g, notdku, bkt, anyone else, this could give us a big leg up on the creditability ladder.

I came to the FTF for help, got it and would like to respond in kind.

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I see what you are saying Cane. I read the forums on this gun and alot of people said it was a good gun. I took their words for it and didn`t bother to go any further. This is the only handgun ''out of the 10 - 12 that i have'' that I ever had a problem with. My Colts, Glocks, and Berettas never gave a hint of a problem. You are right, next time I venture into the unknown, I will get all of the contact and warranty information first.

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I have a Rock Island Armory 1911 in Gov't style (pictured in my avatar) with the 5 inch barrel and I have never had that problem. I bought it used, it was only a year old, the previous owner was moving and needed the money. I bought it for $300 with two mags and a case and extra grips. I use FMJ's for target practice but I carry it with hollow points in it. I've used different brands from Federal Hydra-Shok, Georgia Arms, Remington, Blazzer (which is what's in my mags now). You name it, my 1911 has fired it and fired it flawlessly. I've had it for 3 years now and it has NEVER jammed, not once. It has digested every brand of hollow points and FMJ's that I've loaded it with.

Sorry to hear about your bad luck--I guess I just go a good specimen like SGT. MILLER.

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No response from these people either.

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