Rock Island Armory 1911

Rock Island Armory 1911

This is a discussion on Rock Island Armory 1911 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have found a FNGS who can get me a RIA 1911 in 3.5 for about $425. Does anyone out there own one? Have you ...

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    Rock Island Armory 1911

    I have found a FNGS who can get me a RIA 1911 in 3.5 for about $425. Does anyone out there own one? Have you had issues/problems with it. Only Reason for consideration is budget.
    Thanks.


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    All I can tell you is that if for some reason your RIA isn't right, they will make it right. Check over on the 1911.org site under RIA. The factory reps hang out there.

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    good price ! better jump !
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    You know---I'd seriously consider one of those babies myself in the carry option. I ran across them recently in the pages of Shotgun News. They have them every now and then. Looks like a 'hot seller' right now. For the price, it might move up my list over the future G19!
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    Buy it, then run like you stole it.

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    Classic Arms has them for $359.95. Scroll towards the bottom of the page...

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    not the same gun.

    that is the full size not the compact he is talking about.


    steve

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    I don't know about the 3.5s but I have two of the full size and they eat anything I feed them.
    When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.

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    I got the 5" RIA and then the Commander size with the 4" barrel. Great price on both--around $400.00--and no problem since 500 rounds on either of them. I carry the 5" every day. They are great guns and as stated by others the customer service is awesome. Do visit the RIA area of m1911.org. Lots of good info and the factory reps hang out there and are very helpful. I had a problem with the mag release on the 5" and they sent me a new one FREE. I did pay the postage on the return of the old one and I got an email from the rep that explained what was wrong with it along with an invitation to contact him at his office phone if I had any questions or other issues with his gun. I had never owned or shot a .45 before I purchased the RIA. I am sold on RIA products. I feel a new one coming on soon....
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    I have the High Standard 1911 made by Armscor, the same people who make the RIA. Great gun, and super relieble. It isn't a gun to be stuck on a shelf, this is a do all carry gun. The only thing I need to change on mine is the sites, as it came with the stock GI sights, which aren't that great, but not horrible either.
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    I bought my RIA used and I put King sights on it. I have about $475 in mine and I could not be happier. Regards, Richard


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    Thanks to all.
    I'm going to order mine on Thursday.

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    I bought a RIA full size 45 maybe 2-3 years ago - $290.00 brand new. I liked it so much I bought another last year for $320. They shoot real well and are a great bargain.

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    I plan on getting the Compact Tactical pretty soon for my EDC, perfect for my needs and will fit my Crossbreed perfectly!

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    I was playing with the lettering of mine today. The logo and "Rock Island Armory" seems to be very shallow which makes it hard to keep the white in. Have to give it a second shot. All the other text seems to look fine. Gun is nice though, a great buy at the price. Not blessed in the aesthetic department though. The matte finish makes me cry a little inside. A nice gloss would really make this gun stand out and by far one of the best buys at $300. Perhaps that will be my next gunsmishing project












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