RIA 1911s?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by article2, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. article2

    article2 New Member

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    I'm looking at getting my first 1911 but I'm kinda on a budget. I've had my eyes on a Rock Island Armory at the local shop for a while. Does anyone own one or has anyone shot one and if so are they descent firearms?
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    yes they are. very well made and virtually no one complains or has any regrets in buying one. they make a good choice for a first 1911 if on a budget.

    now if you buy one and are expecting Colt or Nighthawk or Les Baer quality and accuracy, then yes you might be disappointed. but if what you expect is a well made and decently accurate 1911 at a decent price, then you won't be.
     

  3. article2

    article2 New Member

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    Thanks axxe55. I greatly appriciate your input.
     
  4. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Spend the extra $50 - $60 and get a Tactical RIA, better sights, trigger, beaver tail grip safety. Add some Hogue wrap around grips and have fun.
     
  5. article2

    article2 New Member

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    I was actually looking at the compact because I'm looking to replace my SR9 with something with a slightly smaller frame.
     
  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    ^^YUP^^^

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  7. sc00ts

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    +1

    I've had my RI for 3 years and absolutely love it. You won't be disappointed.
     
  8. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    I am disappointed with my RIA. I recently bought a 22 TCM Micro Mag 9mm. The grips screws are not normal size and the grips are not replaceable. I bought a set of VZ Grips that are made for the Para P14. I was told they would fit but they don't even come close. I have tried for a week to get a hold of Armscor. But no luck.

    I advise you to save a tad bit more money and get a Springfield, Colt, Ruger, Taurus, STI, Kimber, Smith & Wesson, etc.

    Rock Island Armory is not a bad gun. But I've just not had the experience I was hoping for with mine. As the saying goes. You get what you pay for.
     
  9. article2

    article2 New Member

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    This is the one Ive had my eye on.



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  10. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    Nice looking. How much?

    As I said, you get what you pay for.
     
  11. article2

    article2 New Member

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    $499. The price is the reason I'm asking advice. Not looking to spend more than I can afford but looking to pick up something I can carry and depend on.
     
  12. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    The price is right. My LGS has them for $529.99.

    Just remember. You get what you pay for.
     
  13. mag318

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    These Philippines produced 1911s are surprisingly good quality pistols. Two of my friends bought the basic 1911 and they were both very accurate and functioned perfectly. I highly recommend these, for the money they can't be beat.
     
  14. misterballistic

    misterballistic New Member

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    STI sources Armscor/RIA components for their economy line (but still excellent) guns like the Spartan V although final assembly and tuning is done by STI.

    I doubt STI would use RIA even for cost measures if it compromised their reputation.
     
  15. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Great guns as I own 3. Not a single problem from any. I have the nickel plated .38 super, 9mm tac, and the cs in .45. Love all of them. Really good guns for the money as far as I am concerned. Here's my cs and has been with me everyday for two years now as far as CC. Buy with confidence. Great CS too.

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