I purchased a Rock Island Armory Officers model a while back. Out of the box it had most of the options that you will find on more expensive pistols, but at a reasonable price. I paid $519.00 for the gun as is shown. The fit and finish is as good as a lot of factory 1911 pistols, and better than some. A safety check showed that everything was in working order.I had not done a "fluff & buff" on this one before taking it to the range, but because of the amount of oil in the gun I completely disassembled it for cleaning and inspection.
The range ammo I used was Winchester Ranger, and some 230gr fmj reloads of my own making. The gun fed both cartridges well with no FTF, of FTE. The picture speaks for itself, I think that the little pistol will hold a better group, once it is broken in a bit, but it was good for a 3 1/2 inch defensive pistol at 25 ft.
I really can't think of many upgrades to this pistol, it came from the factory with a solid guide rod, beavertail safety and lightweight trigger. Overall I would give it a 9 out of 10, and would gladly purchase another.