Gun Collector007: Nice shooting Doc. I have a RIA 9mm CS and it works perfectly with just a bit of polishing on the feed ramp.
ConquestN98858: ... i like your intro although late to the party! Thanks for this review Sir!
Ken Lupold: i have have a older and sold to a friend and it shot so good found one in a pawn shop and shot better then my springfield so now trying a 9mm the 45acp were very accurate!! hope it works out???
Harold Smith: RIA 1911s are junk. They're poorly made. One main reason they're relatively cheap is because whereas a legitimate company would inspect and reject parts that don't meet spec., RIA will try to use a defective slide to compensate for a defective frame, for example. IOW, if you look at some of their factory "GI" pistols, you'll see that the front sights are off-center, yet the gun may still shoot approximately where it's pointed. But if you take that slide off that frame and put it on a properly machined frame, that gun will not shoot where it's pointed. Basically RIA has absolutely no use for the concept of "quality control". Whereas other companies generally reject out-of-spec parts and scrap them, the unscrupulous RIA sells their bottom-of-the-barrel worst parts to Sarco, who then sells the scrap to some hapless customer for top dollar. I learned all this the hard way. If you want a 1911, go with almost any other manufacturer.
Leiz Maram: Any issues with your gun? What magazines would you recommend me for this gun? My gun has been jamming, it had some FTF, FTE, double feeds. Do you have any idea why is this happening? The feed ramps looks very polished to me.
Edwin Michael Castillo Quiboloy II: Crazy headshots! Nice shooting :)
Dale Walters: the recoil is low but good figgin luck finding the mags, ive looked into this one before buying, theirs another one that's 8 round same size.
Uniform Tango 74: Really interested in getting one. How's the recoil?
angel blade: headshots!
Buzz Clark: I purchased the compact 1911 .45acp RIA & I feel I made a mistake as I feel it would fit me all around better if it was the full size. All this was after I put new controls on it & also put in a Cylinder & Slide Trigger Group which sure smoothed out & lowered the trigger poundage to like 4.5 lbs. Sure wish I would have a full size & would be open to a trade of some sort. Thanks. Sincerely, JAMES.
doctruptwn: Most all 1911's will use the same parts. Beware of "star" brand they may look like 1911's but they are not. Otherwise most all other 1911's are the same pattern and can use the same parts. 1911's do however require that the parts are fit to each gun. so there is some work to put forward on exchanging things like the trigger hammer or sights. The officer size uses a smaller mainspring housing and shorter mag if you want it flush. That is where the x-grip extension comes into play.
James L: I have never owned a 1911, looking at this model for 1st one, so i'm assuming that all compact 1911 mags will fit it? grips and dove tail novak sites also? or do they need to be brand specific? ie. RIA Armscor?
James L: Where did you get all the extra mags? Great shooting!
doctruptwn: 9 Rounds
joash480: i know, the worst part is that it also seems hard to find an M2011 one with the full rail.
doctruptwn: Weird because you guy's have the full size in 9mm for many years before it came over here,
joash480: kinda annoying how these guns were made in the Philippines and yet we Filipinos can't even buy them coz they ain't available in the local market.
doctruptwn: Unfortunity no. they just have it in full size and compact.
SRCDLC: Is there a 1911 compact like this in 9mm with a rail? Thanks
1911: Rock Island Compact Tactical 9mm at the Range5
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