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High Standard 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ralpho1, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. ralpho1

    ralpho1 Well-Known Member

    How long have the High Standard 1911's been in production, and are they well thought of?
  2. Whirlwind06

    Whirlwind06 Well-Known Member

    If you are looking at the GI model. It is made by Armscor. It is the same as the Rock island 1911s but a few $$ more. RIA's are good entry level 1911's if you want to tinker with a 1911 it a good way to go. They are also good shooters. If all you are looking for a 1911 without all of the bells and whistles.
  3. RooK

    RooK Well-Known Member

    You won't have to tinker with an RIA (or clone) unless you want to. They're generally good out of the box, once you get a few rounds through them. I'd comment on mine, but I bought it used. It does function 100% though.

    They're good, functional guns with potential for customization. I'm in the process of putting a beavertail on mine.
  4. Whirlwind06

    Whirlwind06 Well-Known Member

    That what I meant.
    Good guns out of the box, both of mine needed a fluff and buff that's about it.
    But if you want to try your hand at working on 1911's I would rather make my mistakes on a $350 gun. :)
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2006
  5. hexidismal

    hexidismal Well-Known Member

    I actually saw one of the RIA 1911s NIB for $300 less than a year ago, I've regretted not putting it on the credit card right then and there since. Considering the prices on gunsamerica and such, I wish I had even more.
  6. ralpho1

    ralpho1 Well-Known Member


    Thanks for the views on this subject. I think I will head over to Gander after work. I called this a.m., and of the three they had, one remains. Hopefully will get to the range tonite. Really not sure why, I have two colts (70 & 80) I guess it's the price ($379) The only turn-off is on the underside of the frame, in bold script, is the legend, "made in the Philippines"
  7. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    I have shot the high standard, and as everyone else has said, it is a functional, basic piece. My only complaint is the crappy sights, but that complaint is inherent to any 1911 striving to be GI accurate, and is not a commentary on the High Standard in particular.

    As an aside, I personally won't be buying one because for about $75-100 more, I just put a Taurus 1911 on layaway at Sportsmans Warehouse.

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