RIA 1911's

chevydeerhunter

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Since last night when I visited the 1911 thread, I started doing some searching on Rock Islans Arms 1911's and I've seen comments from cheap 1911 to a better version of a cheap 1911. My first question is where do you order these? Second, could you RIA owners post some in-depth reviews of your 1911's in the Articles section under the Gun Talk section?

Basically, if I can get a hold of a 1911 that can shoot as well and is as reliable as a Kimber or Para for a fraction of the cost, I'm there!

Edit: I see Armscor makes Charles Daly 1911's if anyone was wondering.
 

mac79912

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I order from centerfiresystems.com and Southern Ohio Gun(SOG).I have five so far and all have run 100 percent except for the widebody model.The prices are starting to go up on these.I got a basic gi for $299 last year and they are running $359 now.I customized my first gi and was angry when they brought out the tactical a month later.The compact tactical was the most expensive RIA 1911 at $525.I am shooting 1.75 inch groups at 25 yards with my tactical and 2 inch groups with my gi.I am going to put some better sights on my gi as the standard sights are not great for fast aquisition.The customer service that comes with the guns is awesome.Ivan and Ray are good guys and will take care of you if anything is wrong with the gun.
 

mac79912

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My friend Pete owns a gunshop and my other buddy Endre has a FFL.If you look on gunbroker.com you can find a ffl guy near you.You pay for your gun and when it arrives you only pay the transfer fee(unless you buy the gun in Texas) and no tax.My 1911 GIs have been $399 with the transfer fee and shipping.
 

chevydeerhunter

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My friend Pete owns a gunshop and my other buddy Endre has a FFL.If you look on gunbroker.com you can find a ffl guy near you.You pay for your gun and when it arrives you only pay the transfer fee(unless you buy the gun in Texas) and no tax.My 1911 GIs have been $399 with the transfer fee and shipping.
A guy I work with has a FFL, so it shouldn't be a problem having him transfer it. I'm really stoked about the 1911A1-CS PS. If it's reliable, that will be a carry gun.

 

Madhouse

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I like my RIA, the only problem is the beavertail isn't long enough and the hammer bites me when I shoot it. Simple fix, just haven't done it yet.
 

machinisttx

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I like my RIA, the only problem is the beavertail isn't long enough and the hammer bites me when I shoot it. Simple fix, just haven't done it yet.

I had a standard mil spec type RIA and had the same problem. The only function problems I had with that gun I traced to one bad magazine and faulty reloads.
 

Army 1911

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Mar 17, 2008
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Since last night when I visited the 1911 thread, I started doing some searching on Rock Islans Arms 1911's and I've seen comments from cheap 1911 to a better version of a cheap 1911. My first question is where do you order these? Second, could you RIA owners post some in-depth reviews of your 1911's in the Articles section under the Gun Talk section?

Basically, if I can get a hold of a 1911 that can shoot as well and is as reliable as a Kimber or Para for a fraction of the cost, I'm there!

Edit: I see Armscor makes Charles Daly 1911's if anyone was wondering.
Actually Armscor makes the RIA too and Daley is dropping Armscor but is going to have another maker (probably BUL but just my guess) make them in the near future. CD's come with a lifetime warrantee and they honor it from what I've read on the 1911 forum
 

idleprocess

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Everything I've heard and read about RIA 1911's leads me to believe that they are reliable and durable, but being patterned after the "GI" 1911, they're not going to produce 1.5" groups at 50 yards nor is the entire action going to be smooth as glass.
 

stockFD3S

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Leon Valley, TX
Anyone in the SA area with a RIA 1911? I'd love to try one out before actually buying one.
 

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