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Old 02-01-2012, 03:18 AM   #1
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Default Taurus 1911 or Rock Island 1911??

I have been looking around and am looking at either the Taurus or the RIA? I am working with a budget of about $550. At that price the Taurus has the extended beaver tail, skeletonizes trigger, and extended safety. The RAI is just the GI model. What do you guys think? Is there any other makes I should look at in that price range?

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Old 02-01-2012, 03:28 AM   #2
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You need to consider high standard too. Mr. Wray has one he swears by, I've handled one in a store and was quite impressed with it. It's another filipino gun, in around the same price range.

It's also a mill spec.
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I never fired a Taurus 1911 but I had another model and absolutely hated it (Millenium). I currently have a RIA 1911a2 double stack 45 and love this one. It's a GI model so the sights are smaller than I wanted but definitely accurate. I paid $550 for it. My brother paid a little less for his RIA and it has the extended beaver tail, Novak sights, skeletonized trigger, and ambi safety (single stack). I have other 1911s that cost up to triple my RIA but it is still one of my favorites...it used to be my carry but now sleeps next to me as my home defense. Big and bulky...about 3 lbs but even my wife loves firing it.
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You need to consider high standard too. Mr. Wray has one he swears by, I've handled one in a store and was quite impressed with it. It's another filipino gun, in around the same price range.

It's also a mill spec.
Thanks for the mention trip, and my High Standard is still flawless. Its also made by Armscor,ive been nothing but happy with mine.. I bought mine brand new for $499,and have added to it. I have a good friend that wanted to shoot it so i let him, then he made me go to the LGS with him and he put one on layaway.
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Thank you all for your help.
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I have the Taurus, had zero problems out of it. Not to say its a great gun or a piece of junk but I am very happy with mine.
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I have owned a Taurus 1911 and an Armscor-made 1911. Sold the Armscor and still have the Taurus. I've got about 5500 rounds through my Taurus and have yet to have a problem with it. Taurus gives you a lot more features than the RIA. And you can also get a stainless version, which RIA does not offer.
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Heres a hell of a deal on the RIA 1911 for $419 , if thats what your looking for
http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/featured/rock-island-tactical-1911.html
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Heres a hell of a deal on the RIA 1911 for $419 , if thats what your looking for
http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/featured/rock-island-tactical-1911.html
That is a good deal thanks.
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Wow. Great deal.
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