June Lewis: Thinking of surprising my wife with this one! She is a big fan of the 45
acp, and .357 Magnum. We are a Colt family, but not Colt snobs. The way I
see it, if the gun builds up a reputation of being solid and reliable as
the RIA has, what's the problem? My carry gun is the Glock 19. The wife
also carries a 9mm. Yep, I'll get this one for her. Like your review!
dirtyjew1974: aside from some of my guns that have centemental valure my ria is my
favorite gun, love the way it handles and fires flawlessly!
JackofTradesAll: @austinography Thanks for sharing the info, if I ever do re-coat it, I'll
be sure and make a video.
joe422muss: you can use the 8 rounder out of it
Corey Spicer: Springfield Armory!!!!!!!!
cmblake6: Well, for the price you got a weapon that works about flawlessly. To me, if
I have a choice between a pretty gun that doesn't work, or a plain one that
does, I'll go ugly early and avoid the rush. Finishing is an option for you
to choose as to how and what. Duracoat is supposed to be really good. I had
Diamondblack done to my Taurus' slide, thinking maybe dark earth Duracoat
on the frame. You got a fine weapon for the money. It does what it's
supposed to do, go bang and hit the target.
XXX: Don't care how it looks. If it is like a Glock works everytime you pull
trigger that's fine by me and the price is right.
JackofTradesAll: @9mrsimz Whats fable? Jack of all trades was taken, so I switched it up.
mandosoldier1978: funny I've had mine for a little over a year now, put thousands of rounds
thru, and only had a single jam. This is by far my primary carry weapon as
it's slimness doesn't present a bulky outline like the glock and my
springfield xd does. And the grips don't bother me, in fact i prefer them
to my springfield, in fact I am FAR more accurate with this than my other
handguns at a longer range.
isisncasey: Mines exactly yours, I love it. I've traded 6 Glocks in the last year but
still have my little Rock Island !
yocams alo: mccormick sir... PURE VALUE for your MONEY. FYI Rock Island is known is the
Philippines as Arms Corporation. this is what you call MAN GUN.which mean
you dont really care bout nicks and dings. it does the job right.
texastitansyahoocom: advancedtactical (dot) com is a great place to get mags and other things
for the RIA pistols. I've purchased around 6 mags from them. I just
purchased a CS Rock and am anxious to go to the range. Great vid. You rock
PaleHearse: @Loquaciousgamer Funny that it looks like a lump of coal. You trying to
tell us something? (grin)
9mrsimz: @JackofTradesAll did u get ur youtube name from fable???
MrC45man: If the rock island has a shortcoming, it is the low end parkerize finish.
Due to the price, they had to cut corners someplace and the finish was the
time saver. Gun Kote, Duracoat, or any other quality finish will make the
gun much more durable.
pmalveda02: great review bro. i say thumbs up! thanks for sharing!
Jeremy vince: nice. i have a springfield too i know what you mean about not abusing it. i
still might get a RI just to have my own opinion through personal
experience with them. i might even conceal carry the compact version
depending on how well the one i buy shoots. it seems like a hit or miss,
but i guess you can't go wrong with the lifetime warranty
Mithrilbong: You should really work on the lighting in your videos.. this looks like
crap. Not trying to be rude. Otherwise, great vid.
JustSomeGuy: I just watched about 6 RIA reviews and yours is the first one that wasn't
embellished. Thumbs up for being honest.
hohohehe123456: Great looking compact! Can you change out the sights on it or are they
built right into the frame?
JackofTradesAll: I honestly would. Never had a misfire or FTF. Great gun for the money.
JackofTradesAll: @TV843 Fixed but a gun smith might be able to grind them off and put
something better on.
PaleHearse: I'm quite happy with mine so far. I got it as a bit of an experiment to be
honest. I didn't buy it because I had high hopes for anything about it out
of the box. It does, however, shoot quite well. Like you.. I'm not a fan of
the finish. The next stop for it is the gunsmith for a set of smooth
profile tritium sights and a rework of the feed ramp and barrel throat to
cycle hollow points. I should have around 800 or so into the gun in total
by then and it will be my choice for a carry ...
dronus: are there any .45 AP videos?
Ryan Austin: Nice review. I've had mine for about 8 months now and it's been flawless
for about 500 rounds. I'm like you, I like the rubber grips. I picked up
some pretty cheap Hogue grips at my local shop, and I like them a lot. I've
had success with the Kimber magazines with my RIA. And, you're right about
the finish. I carry mine daily and the finish is completely worn off where
it contacts the holster, but I've coated it in CLP to protect against rust.
Post another vid if you get yours refinished.
butchy586: yeah,i try to give accurate information but all i get is crapty comments
from guys that could'nt find ass in a strip club.im a retired ARMY ranger
and have had a lot of experience whith different weapons systems,so i get
on here and try to help people decide on edc guns or whatever.i guess they
got it all figured out tho.they dont need my help
mark isagani: RIA are great guns there made on old colt machines Ilove this gun Ihave two
of tactical model....#:)
JackofTradesAll: @jrdiaz56 That's exactly right look for officers grips.
BulletShogun: was planning on getting one in 9mm next week. so far i have yet to hear of
anyone liking the grips. i have plans for the stock grips though lol.
Flashgrenade82: lol i thought there was a spider on my screen... i have the compact/
officer mines fully loaded 7 in the clip + 1 in the barrel never had any
crzzymnn911: Hmm I guess I got lucky with my Taurus millennium pro 9mm then. About 500
rounds through it without a single glitch. Not a one. Believe it or not,
doesn't really bother me. Shoots pretty darn good as well, paid about 400
for it and I can't complain.
Flashgrenade82: these are great guns for the money i have a full size Springfield 1911 and
a Rock island officer they shoot the same... great buy if your on a budget
i use my RIA for EDC
JackofTradesAll: I have never had any mechanical problems with this gun. Sorry No Nose Dives.
Nate Skaggs: Great video! I'm picking one up for edc tomorrow
tukijbird: I bought it new about 3 1/2 yrs ago and put only about 1500 rds through it.
It may just be the gun ( I got a lemon )
butchy586: finally, somebody that isnt hipocritical.everyone that buys one of these
and does a review on it,talks like this pistol is on par with a colt or
kimber.people are so biased when they purchase something,it makes me
sick.im so tired of argueing with these youtubers.i think most of them are
15 yo kids that are just bored,on here commenting and trolling for
arguements.good job sir.you're review was very accurate and a joy to watch
and very unbiased.
PaleHearse: ...weapon for the specific reason that I'm not attached to it for any other
reason then it it was built as my carry gun. If, heaven forbid, I ever have
to use it.. I'm not going to cry near as much when they take it away as I
would with several of the other handguns I own. Something to think about I
suppose when carrying. Your not likely to get the weapon back or in any
condition that you would want it back.. or so the story goes. Anyway..
thanks for sharing your video! Much appreciated.
mxm190: you say 7 + 1 .... can you put that many in it and the first round NOT nose
dive? I had a high standard just like this made in the Phillipines maybe
same factory, but I couldnt put more that 5 or 6 rounds because the first
round would nose dive.
Jeremy vince: there seems to be a lot of hype with these 1911s on the web, but when i ask
several gunsmiths here where i live in tx they tell me to stay far away
MrSlider5: I have one and it shot really low..about a foot low and six inches to the
right from point of aim at 10 yards. Called RI and they told me to send it
back to them for repair. Still waiting to get it back. Also while changing
the grips..(those smooth wood ones suck),one of the bushings broke. Also,
might as well not even have sights, they are so blacked out. I'll have to
do something about that, too.
Loquaciousgamer: If santa were to leave this in my stocking I wouldn't complain. Rock on
JackofTradesAll: @tukijbird I have run mine pretty dirty and never had a problem. I know
cutlerylover ran his until it rusted on purpose and didn't have any
problems. How old is your RIA?
JackofTradesAll: @MrSo47 advancedtactical sells the mags your after. Any 1911 Officer Grips
will fit the gun. Hogue and Pearce both make some.
JackofTradesAll: I have 2 1911's. When I run and gun in the dirt and gravel. I don't even
care about the RIA. Its awesome to trash and shoots well. It really can
take a beating. The Springfield Armory I have on the other hand is a range
gun only. For what I paid for it, I can't bring myself to abuse it.
MrSo47: Just thought about something,guys! Doesn't Armscor sell 1911 frames in the
magazine, THE SHOTGUN NEWS? I think I have seen them in there some years
ago when I would read it.
kbd26: Try WD-40 to take out the "scratches" from the brass. IMO, brass would not
scratch the finish of the gun. I believe a little tuning of the extractor
will prevent cases from bouncing on the slide.
JackofTradesAll: Thank you for the kind words.
JackofTradesAll: @hohohehe123456 The rear sight looks like it can come off pretty easily but
the front sight looks like it might require some gunsmithing, to drill it
MrSo47: Bought one of these little work horse this past Saturday in Macon(GA) at a
great price, $397! Immediately, went to the range and put a little oil on
it, and then ran the system for about maybe 70 rds. Not a problem at all to
shoot or handle! The only thing I am having trouble with is finding another
mag for it and the right grips. I thougjt about sanding the grips to a
natural look and then add a cherry or walnut finish. Let me know if you
find some place to get another mag.
jrdiaz56: i just got one if im looking for grips what do i look for officers grips
because i know regular 1911 grips wont fit