I'm no 1911 "expert", but I think a well used not well known name brand gun could be bought a little cheaper.
Go to www.gunbroker.com and type in "Rock Island 1911" and compare what is there to what you've looked at.
The first one that comes up is similar, but different grips. the price listed is 300 bucks, which is what I can get this one for. The extra 25 I posted is the sales tax.
But, the one on Gunbroker is new. The one next door, I have no clue how many rounds have been fired through it, so I have some small concern over longevity/reliability. I.E., am I going to have to replace springs in the first 6 months...so on and so forth.
I'm not really in the market for a 1911, I just thought this might be a good deal.
Thanks for the gunbroker suggestion, the thought never crossed my mind.
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Originally Posted by Da Prez my excuse is i dont give a fuck...
I havnt priced them in a while but 300-350 was the going rate of them when they where new. Alot of people who wanted to try their hand at a little gunsmithing liked to pick them up because they where cheap and for the money nice mil-spec 1911's
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I picked up a nickel-finished full size RIA 1911 a few months ago for about $450. I knew I was paying too much for it at the time, but it has been an exceptional firearm and I would buy it again for the same price if I had everything to do over again. I've got close to 500 rounds through mine without a single FTF or FTE. Depending on the condition, I would buy it if I could get it for $300. If you buy it and if there's anything wrong with it that needs fixing, call Armscor and talk to Ivan and he'll take care of it for you. Armscor/RIA has a really big following over that forums.m1911.org and have become known for their outstanding customer service.
I have owned two of them, a full size tactical and a sub compact. I put about 800 rounds through the tactical without a single hitch. I still own the sub compact and have fired many rounds through it without a single problem no matter what type of ammo I use.
If you check out m1911.org or 1911forums you will find owners that have well over 10K through a Rock Island pistol and have no trouble with them. Also the customer service is top notch, which I cant say for other builders.
I have a RIA 1911 with some gunsmithing work done to it and some Wilson upgrades. It's a rock solid 1911. Sure I'd rather have a Colt, but this pistol does exactly what it's supposed to do everytime it is asked to do it.
The rust on this one worries me more than anything else. I'd get a different one personally, but wouldn't shy away from the brand.
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He originally wanted $350....all I could get him to drop it down was fifty bucks, bringing it down to $300, plus tax.
I know these guys, that's all the deal I'm going to get on that one. I came to the same conclusion though, as far as he probably only gave 150 +/- for it.
I figure he is being stubborn on this one because it is a 1911, and someone will pay that much for it eventually. Just won't be me, lol.
Yup, just walk away then.
I've basically quit going to Gun Shows to buy guys also, the added 7-10 dollars to get in, then the prices are just as high as you could go to their store. Theres really not that big of a bargain anymore at them.
I quit going to pawn shops for guns 10+ years ago when they were trying to get new prices for used guns.
Hell these days Academy, Bass Pro, Cabelas, and (Higher than Shit, err Cheaper than Dirt) can be the best deals.