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So as I mentioned in the forum glock vs. 1911 the 1911 is awesome. I am looking to get my first 1911 and as well as most people's my budget is tight. I came across a Rock Island Armory 1911 and was wondering for the price is it a good deal or just a low quality company trying to compete. Even I can't to get my first 1911 I'd rather save a little longer instead of having a over priced boat anchor. Any feedback would be great
 

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There are a few threads on the RIA, but the simple version is they are a great 1911 for the price.
 

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I own the Charles Daly version which is just another Armscor variant.
 

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Dude, go ahead. Also look at high standard if you can find one, its another Filipino maker nowadays. I've only handled them in gun stores, but was very impressed with them.
 

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the RIA, the Hi-Standard and the MetroArms are built in the Philipine Islands. they are good, basic 1911's that shoot well, function well, fit and finish isn't quite as nice as Colt or a Dan Wesson. i looked at another one last week, it's decent pistol with a decent price. IMO, a good basic 1911 for someone wanting one that's on a budget. would i buy one? after what i have heard from others, having owned the MetroArms American Classic II, and having looked at them and handled them, yes i would buy one without hesitation. i recently owned the AC II in 45, excellent pistol, accurate well made, and decently priced, i traded it to a close friend then bought the Remington R1 Enhanced. but i have my eye on a RIA Commander that might find it's way to my collection!
 

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Nothing wrong with the RIA's. Should you get a bad one, they have a great customer service reputation.

Listen to these guys. ^^ They've been there, and they have listened to the feed-back here on the FTF.
 

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Nothing wrong with the RIA's. Should you get a bad one, they have a great customer service reputation.

Listen to these guys. ^^ They've been there, and they have listened to the feed-back here on the FTF.
+1 on CS from what i hear as Cane said--
FWIW i have owned 4 Ria's - ONE was a "POS" & I swore off them for a couple yrs till i found a new 9mm Tactical at my local dealers last year & just had to try it after he told me he had had zero returns in over a yr - VERY glad i did :cool:
 

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I added the armadillo bottle opener in there for your viewing pleasure.

Not really, it was accidental. But enjoy none the less, lol
 

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So as I mentioned in the forum glock vs. 1911 the 1911 is awesome. I am looking to get my first 1911 and as well as most people's my budget is tight. I came across a Rock Island Armory 1911 and was wondering for the price is it a good deal or just a low quality company trying to compete. Even I can't to get my first 1911 I'd rather save a little longer instead of having a over priced boat anchor. Any feedback would be great
There are other much better choices than a glock or a strict 1911A1.

Here is one:
 

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My officers, love it to death. No malfunction, over 1000 rounds. FMJ and JHP with deep cuts.
 

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In my humble opinion, taking out the part about the manufacturer of the pistol in the 1911`s, I don`t think a 1911 is superior or or Glock or a CZ.

All pistols are very good and mostly more accurate in terms of selfprecision, then the shooter himself is.
In the end, it is alway the question, wich firearm suits me and fit me better. It`s no real use, in buying a Glock, if you can`t hit an open barn door with it and it`s no use in getting a 1911, if it just dosn`t feel right for you.

I bought a CZ75 Pre B and Sig P226 Classic. Where I coult hit with the CZ, I couldn`t with the P226. The trigger on the Sig just wasn`t mine, so I sold it and got a Colt 1911 Series 70 in 9mm and it feels really sweet and shoots very nice.
 

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In my humble opinion, taking out the part about the manufacturer of the pistol in the 1911`s, I don`t think a 1911 is superior or or Glock or a CZ.

All pistols are very good and mostly more accurate in terms of selfprecision, then the shooter himself is.
In the end, it is alway the question, wich firearm suits me and fit me better. It`s no real use, in buying a Glock, if you can`t hit an open barn door with it and it`s no use in getting a 1911, if it just dosn`t feel right for you.

I bought a CZ75 Pre B and Sig P226 Classic. Where I coult hit with the CZ, I couldn`t with the P226. The trigger on the Sig just wasn`t mine, so I sold it and got a Colt 1911 Series 70 in 9mm and it feels really sweet and shoots very nice.
I agree as I stated in 1911 vs. Glock if you can't shoot you just can't shoot period. I only lightly brag about three things and shooting is one of them. I carry a glock 22 now before that h&k usp compact. 40 but I just like everything about a 1911 and for my size its still not hard to conceal if need be.
 
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