RIAs answer to Ruger?

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by limbkiller, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
  2. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    Does sort-a look like the Ruger don't it.. Ron

  3. 3Baers

    3Baers 1911 oldie

    Oct 9, 2011
    Nickel Plated.......be good base for pimp gun. Think I'd just spent another $200 or so and get the Ruger.
  4. GM*

    GM* ~

    Oct 15, 2011
    Not exactly that model, but I had a Mil-Spec full-sized RIA which I sold to finance other gun. It was very reliable and it went bang every time I toggled the trigger. IMO it is a very good weapon for the price. I also know two people who own full-sized RIAs and they are very happy with them. Yes, the Ruger's finish is a little better and it is American made, but I do not think it is a better pistol for that. Between the RIA and the Ruger I should definitely get the RIA.

    This is the one I had: http://centerfiresystems.com/AC-RI1911.aspx
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2011
  5. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
  6. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 28, 2011
    There are a lot of people that post positives about RIA's and also other low cost makers. I don't think I would want nickle over stainless and unless I had the basic tools and knowledge to upgrade and maintain a rock, I would choose the Ruger. After reading Joe.C.'s thread on the Ruger I think the potential end result might make that extra $200 bucks worth ever penny. Just my .02 cents.
  7. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Should have explained better. Not interested in one. My work has been real slow this year and will make 20,000+ less than I'm used to. Wife retired and lost another 35,000 a year. Now to buy a new gun and I like to buy guns I have to look at buying cheaper guns. Don't like the looks of either. Just put a RIA 9mm tac on lay-a-way. Want a 9mm 1911 and after buying the RIA CS I like RIAs. Just saw that and was wondering if RIA was trying to compete.
  8. Craig19

    Craig19 Member

    Aug 18, 2011
    I'm sure there are any guns left, I thought you owned them all?
  9. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Not yet.
  10. kentucky_smith

    kentucky_smith Member

    Sep 13, 2011
    Ivan told me that they are actually hard chrome, not nickel. I had a high polish .38 Super that I should have never gotten rid of.
  11. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Well one advantage I can think of of a RIA over the Ruger is that I can actually GET an RIA!

    I haven't even had a SR1911 pass through the shop as of yet.

  12. Gary1911A1

    Gary1911A1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    About the only good think I can say about the RIA over the Ruger is the RIA is carbon steel under the nickel. Other than that I'm sure the Ruger is a better 1911. I'd like to see Ruger offer the SR1911 in carbon steel one day. Maybe they will if they ever catch up to demand which looks like it's going to take a long time at this point.
  13. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    It's just a nickel plated Tactical. I had a parkerized RIA Tactical. Good gun for the money.
  14. sjd78

    sjd78 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 29, 2011
    I don't think I could bring myself to purchase an RIA over a Ruger.
  15. zaskar017

    zaskar017 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Poorly worded question. Those were out well before Ruger came into the 1911 show.
    I wouldn't hesitate to buy one over Ruger.
    It is demonstrated on a number of forums that RIAs CS is pretty good, and you can actually buy one
  16. Crawldog

    Crawldog New Member

    Oct 13, 2011
    RIA = nickel plated and made in Phillipines

    Ruger = stainless steel and made in good old USofA

    I'd rather spend the extra $200 and support Amercian industry.
  17. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    RIA makes good 1911s but, that model isn't new so its not a response to Ruger's SR1911.
  18. Mythree

    Mythree Banned Supporting Addict

    Oct 9, 2011
    Not sure how true this is but I was told Ruger produces 11 SR1911's a week...

    Also, I was told the nickel finish on the RIA's is terrible and starts to flake prematurely ...

    Like the other guy said spend an extra $150 and support an American business...
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011
  19. dnuggett

    dnuggett Your ad goes here for $20/month or $200/year Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    Same here.

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