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RainDownmyBlues
September 16, 2008, 01:02 AM
I've been looking for an online distributor for an RIA 1911 copy. I know they're not FANTASTIC, but I also don't see the point of me dropping 1,000 dollars on one. I love shooting, but it's a random thing, I don't dedicate tons of time to it. I want a Decent pistol that I can enjoy shooting and not break the bank. No CC in Illinois, have better options for home defense, etc. etc. I've read some pretty good things about them and thought, why the heck not!

Anyway I've been trying to find an online dealer so I can get it shipped to a local FFL. We have no dealers within like 300 miles around here that carries them, and I'm too lazy and don't have enough time to drive that far :P haha.

Anyway, online dealers please!! I must not be searching right.

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rondog
September 16, 2008, 02:20 AM
This is one of the best at the moment. http://www.centerfiresystems.com/1911.aspx I think I've heard of some other place called Bellshire Hardware?

Treo
September 16, 2008, 03:46 AM
While not "fantastic" RIA I a good quality pistol. They're (IMO) well made, they fit together well. They're accurate. I've had a chance to fire an RIA side by side W/ a Kimber and I saw no appreciable difference.

I think you're gonna end up W/ a little more pistol than you expect.

Eric F
September 16, 2008, 03:48 AM
I got mine on gunbroker for $299

MAKster
September 17, 2008, 11:49 AM
The RIA is the right 1911 to buy if you are getting it basically to fill a slot in your collection.

SureThing
September 17, 2008, 01:30 PM
May I suggest spending the extra on the Tactical model, it is worth the $40IMO.

Gunbroker has a FFL dealer search if you need one.

Do you know the difference between a $400 RIA and a $2000 custom gun. About 1" at 25 yards.

rondog
September 17, 2008, 02:38 PM
RIA's dress up well too.....

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/rinselman/guns/DSCN1365-1.jpg

SureThing
September 17, 2008, 03:01 PM
Looks like this.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc213/bdawg1976/Gun/CharlesDaly2.jpg

Curiousity
September 17, 2008, 03:15 PM
Give Bellshire A Call He can ship them to you at a great price. I got my Nickel RIA from them...

(615) 262-3477

Cocked & Locked
September 17, 2008, 06:39 PM
RIA's dress up well too.....

...got that right ! :cool:

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/9381895/193409822.jpg

Dksimon
September 17, 2008, 06:53 PM
wow, those guns do look nice!

Chalk up another for the wish list

mpmarty
September 17, 2008, 07:04 PM
I bought a Taurus 1911 back when they were around $450 and had to immediately send it back to Taurus for warranty work. I bought an RIA Tactical for around $375 to have while Taurus had my "other" 1911. The Taurus came back just fine, nicely cleaned up with a nice fresh trigger job but it now just sits in my safe and the RIA is my #1 1911 choice for IPSC and Steel Matches. It just works better, is more accurate and has never failed in any way. What the heck more can you ask from a pistol?

JImbothefiveth
September 17, 2008, 07:10 PM
You might want to consider a .22 LR pistol, for your uses.

N3810F
September 17, 2008, 07:53 PM
I ordered mine from Centerfire Systems. Great customer service and fast shipping. Might want to ask for a tracking # though, since mine was shipped to the dealer without my name on it.

I sprang for the Tactical version which has some nice upgrades. I think you'll really enjoy shooting it.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3109/2831638604_65a4a91247.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/2831638360_9d9afc2c3d.jpg

chbrow10
September 17, 2008, 08:01 PM
I've got the tactical and love it. I shoot it in USPSA. Great customer service. If you want more opinions, see www.m1911.org, they have an Armscor/RIA board full for RIA worshippers.

Beagle-zebub
September 18, 2008, 09:16 AM
C&L,

Is that brushed hard chrome? Because it looks smooth as hell. Where'd you get it? C'monnnnnnn, tellmetellmetellmetellme....

(I'm a fan of chromed and nickeled old-style Government models.)

Cocked & Locked
September 18, 2008, 10:45 AM
C&L,

Is that brushed hard chrome? Because it looks smooth as hell. Where'd you get it? C'monnnnnnn, tellmetellmetellmetellme....

(I'm a fan of chromed and nickeled old-style Government models.)

Thanks for your comments! That is the factory finish on the gun. I've had it about 3-4 years and bought it new at a gun store in NC. It is a .38 Super and the finished was stated by RIA to be polished hard chrome.

I bought a newer RIA a year or so later (also a Super .38) that was advertised by RIA as nickel. I liked the finish better on the 1st one, plus it had a ramped barrel. The 2nd one did not have a ramped barrel and the finish wasn't as bright. I sold #2 and kept #1.

Here's another pic of the same gun (other side) with Water Buffalo grips...

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/9381895/301294107.jpg

Since you like bright and shiny old style Gov. Model 1911's, I'll throw in a pic of my Springfield Armory factory nickeled .38 Super.

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/9381895/251827370.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/9381895/251827366.jpg


Here's the RIA again sporting some Sambar Stag grips and tucked away in a floral carved holster. :cool:

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/9381895/145674104.jpg

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