I hate to admit, I have until recently looked down on Rock Island Armory. Even though there are many reviews out there touting how great they are. So, when I came across a ROCK Ultra FS at the LGS the other day...I took a look, and was more than a little impressed with the overall fit, it was literally Rock solid. So, I took the plunge and brought it home. After, spending a good hour cleaning out all the shipping lube/oil from every nook and cranny...honestly I have never seen a pistol caked in so much oil. I swapped out the oil soaked fiber pipe for a fresh one, added some lube, and took her out to the range Sunday for a quick 100rds. Zero issues, a little sluggish, however she shot very well...I was impressed. RIA states a 500rd break in required... However, being the tinkerer I am, I decided to upgrade all the springs with Wilson Combat. I also installed some VZ Operator Magwell grips, as I didn't really care for the standard grips that came with the pistol. View attachment 265117 Being that the rest of the week is going to be a whole crap-fest of nasty weather... I decided to take her out the range again today, and see how she liked the upgrades. Target: 16rds of S&B 230gr @10yds I may want to polish up a few things, though even with just a spring change, she is much smoother. All-in-all, I should have given Rock Island a chance before now. Yes they are plain Jane Parkerized, have MIM parts, and yes it is a "budget" 1911...but I have to say, I kind of like it. I think I will call her "the sleeper" Well, Thank you for taking the time to read my brief report on the RIA - ROCK Ultra FS. Have a swell day!