I'm not really in the market for one of these, but I saw Grabagun has the Remington R1 on sale for $469. At that price it's almost tempting as a truck gun/beater. I know the frame is cast but so are Caspians and Rugers and cast frames don't seem to spook people like they used to. Assuming you are familiar with the 1911, and have some mechanical aptitude, would you favor the Remington over a RIA purely as a goofing around pistol? Price difference is about 30 dollars.