This is a discussion on Trying to Decide on Which 1911 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by jake1 You may want to checkout metro arms American classic. A great quality inexpensive 1911. Should be able to pick one up ...
Thanks for all the information everyone. It'll be something to think about while I'm in LA for the next five days.
I have the RIA (GI .45 ACP) and it's a solid gun, while I have never had an issue with it, the customer service is second to none according to the 1911 forums . A lifetime warranty (even when bought used ) .
I looked at several others before buying the RIA, and honestly I couldn't justify the extra cost (for myself) the RIA IS a 1911, it works, it's very accurate I love mine FWIW Some of the higher priced may not have a very long warranty , which seems odd IF they're "so much better".
The RIA have increased in price due to their stellar reputation (and I'm sure the mad dash for guns has a role as well the old supply and demand thing yet again) . I would buy another and likely will , though I have never owned the 9mm , those who have them love them also.