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Posted: 12/9/2013 6:01:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/9/2013 6:14:44 PM EDT by SouthernPike]
Alright so my dad offered to get me a Rock Island 1911-A1 (from Buds) for Christmas or I could use the $330 towards a new optic for my modified Remington 700 AAC-SD.

I don't currently have any 1911s (or any pistol chambered in .45) so obviously I'd have to drop some $$$ on ammo and some mags.

Do you think I should break into the 1911 game and if so is the RIA 1911-A1 a good quality pistol?
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 6:06:20 PM EDT
Go for the 1911 IMHO.

Put up a poll and I think you'd figure out ARFCOM's opinion pretty quick.
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 6:14:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Bruins:
Go for the 1911 IMHO.

Put up a poll and I think you'd figure out ARFCOM's opinion pretty quick.
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Pole added. Mainly I'm just trying to find out if the RIA is a quality 1911 since it's so cheap.
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 6:14:31 PM EDT
I'd buy the optic
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 6:50:06 PM EDT
I went out on a limb two years age and bought a citadel 1911 ..4 in compact. It came with flared ejection port , extended beaver tail, skeletonized trigger and hammer. ( made by armscorps whom produces rock island line) it is my every daycarry gun fires and operates flawlessly. I put pierce wraparound rubber grips and I love them. The gun has some weight to it but is a solid carry gun that I trust with my life. Armscorp makes some awesome products as of late. Just my 2 cents.. hope it helps
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 6:59:18 PM EDT
get the 1911 the price is a very good deal. I have one very nice gun at a good price. you can always find a good deal on optics later.
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 9:02:41 PM EDT
The Rock Island pistols are a lot of value for their price.  It won't be a finely finished match gun, but it'll do what a 1911 was designed to do.  They are a great way to break into 1911's on a budget.
Buy good mags and learn to lube it.  You'll have a blast!
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 9:38:15 PM EDT
So I just read that you cannot swap the sights on the A1 for modern type dovetail sights without a lot of hasle...looks like I'm going to just take the $ and put it towards a new optic.

I'll hold out on a 1911 and hopefully the "Tactical" model is put up on sale for $349.99 again.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 7:19:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SouthernPike:
So I just read that you cannot swap the sights on the A1 for modern type dovetail sights without a lot of hasle...looks like I'm going to just take the $ and put it towards a new optic.

I'll hold out on a 1911 and hopefully the "Tactical" model is put up on sale for $349.99 again.
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Kentucky Gun had tacticals for $350

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Link Posted: 12/10/2013 7:29:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2013 7:39:33 PM EDT by SouthernPike]
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Kentucky Gun had tacticals for $350

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Originally Posted By SouthernPike:
So I just read that you cannot swap the sights on the A1 for modern type dovetail sights without a lot of hasle...looks like I'm going to just take the $ and put it towards a new optic.

I'll hold out on a 1911 and hopefully the "Tactical" model is put up on sale for $349.99 again.


Kentucky Gun had tacticals for $350

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Link?

EDIT: I saw that, the pic is the Tactical but the description says 'GI'...?
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 9:56:56 PM EDT
My second handgun was a RIA Tactical in 9mm. I put about 1000 rounds including Tula, Wolf, reloads, from all weights to all bullet types. Never had a malfunction and it became my first CCW. Sold it for a Remington 700 AAC.

I miss it and if I could buy a 1911 again I would have no problem with the RIA.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 10:54:35 AM EDT
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Kentucky Gun had tacticals for $350

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Originally Posted By SouthernPike:
So I just read that you cannot swap the sights on the A1 for modern type dovetail sights without a lot of hasle...looks like I'm going to just take the $ and put it towards a new optic.

I'll hold out on a 1911 and hopefully the "Tactical" model is put up on sale for $349.99 again.


Kentucky Gun had tacticals for $350

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OOS now
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:08:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 1:09:57 PM EDT by les_strat]
Get the optic.

Here's my theory: It's easier to get GAS and walk out of a gun store with a new weapon on impulse than it is with an optic. It just happens. A lot. For me anyway. Not so much with glass. So you end up with both. Problem solved.

Get the optic as a present cause you know if you know you want the 1911, you'll get it anyway down the road. If you are like me that is.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:09:11 PM EDT
Ill take a $300 RIA 1911 over a $300 optic any day.   My RIA is a great shooter.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:38:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SouthernPike:
Alright so my dad offered to get me a Rock Island 1911-A1 (from Buds) for Christmas or I could use the $330 towards a new optic for my modified Remington 700 AAC-SD.

I don't currently have any 1911s (or any pistol chambered in .45) so obviously I'd have to drop some $$$ on ammo and some mags.

Do you think I should break into the 1911 game and if so is the RIA 1911-A1 a good quality pistol?
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Get the gun...get a few of these....wilson 47 Mags...get some ammo...enjoy
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 5:45:38 PM EDT
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Ill take a $300 RIA 1911 over a $300 optic any day.   My RIA is a great shooter.
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It wouldn't be a $300 optic...it would be $300 towards a $1,500 SWFA 5-20 HD

And I wanted the tactical RIA but kygunco.com sold out today so I'm still on the hunt.
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