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Rekrab
07-17-2009, 4:31 PM
So I just got a call from my gun shop letting me know they have a SA MilSpec in for $715.
They also have an RIA Tactical for $538. Up until that phone call I was certain I wanted the RIA. Now I'm having 2nd thoughts.
AAAAAAARGH!

Fantasma
07-17-2009, 4:35 PM
Why did you do this? Is there not enough of this.

gun toting monkeyboy
07-17-2009, 4:45 PM
Read the reviews out there and decide. Don't go by what some monkey trying to get an extra $200 out of you says. Which one do you think he would rather you buy? Make up your own mind, and never trust a salesman. Especially not a gun store salesman.

-Mb

Rekrab
07-17-2009, 4:47 PM
I'm going to the shop tomorrow and check both of them out. if I feel a 200 dollar difference in quality i'll buy the SA I think.

matto
07-17-2009, 4:49 PM
do you guys know if ammo ( particularly 9mm) will be sold at Del Mar?

gn3hz3ku1*
07-17-2009, 4:58 PM
RIA can be had for cheaper... unless shops went up in price over the last 6 months ;)

Rekrab
07-17-2009, 7:23 PM
So far the only places I've seen the RIA Tactical cheaper were out of state. And after shipping and fees I end up at nearly $600.

WileyWilly
07-17-2009, 7:41 PM
BUY THEM BOTH!! That is what credit cards are for!!

berto
07-17-2009, 8:01 PM
Go fondle them. Buy the one that fondles you back.

M47_Dragon
07-17-2009, 8:03 PM
do you guys know if ammo ( particularly 9mm) will be sold at Del Mar?

:confused::gene:




I think I would go for the SA. Nothing against RIA; always hear great things about them, but I am a firm believer in "you get what you pay for."

You have a great plan, though. Go fondle them both and pick the winner.

Ducman
07-17-2009, 8:04 PM
I'm also in the market for an RIA, who have them in stock locally. So cal.

RolinThundr
07-17-2009, 8:10 PM
Go fondle them. Buy the one that fondles you back.

:43:

I'm all for supporting American businesses whenever I can, especially with this economy, go for the SA or both.

Of course, since Obama's election US arms manufacturers aren't in too much financial trouble, well not until we all run out of money from the buying frenzy.

Rekrab
07-17-2009, 8:21 PM
:43:

I'm all for supporting American businesses whenever I can, especially with this economy, go for the SA or both.


BEcause those factories in Brazil are doing US citizens a whole lotta good right? :p

I'm also in the market for an RIA, who have them in stock locally. So cal.

I'll tell you after I call them all tomorrow and find out who has the best price!

Grumpyoldretiredcop
07-17-2009, 8:38 PM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=203559

My comments re: my RIA tactical are at post #50.

Listen to your second thoughts...

Rekrab
07-17-2009, 8:54 PM
Saw that Grumpy, I was actually going to be looking for that in the one I inspect tomorrow.

dwtt
07-17-2009, 8:58 PM
Why not go to the range and rent both samples and shoot them?

Rekrab
07-17-2009, 8:58 PM
Because no one in Orange county has a Rock Island to rent >.<

Z ME FLY
07-18-2009, 12:23 PM
:beatdeadhorse5:

Use search.

There are many different reasons why you would pick an RIA over a SA and the other way around.

gn3hz3ku1*
07-18-2009, 1:57 PM
:43:

I'm all for supporting American businesses whenever I can, especially with this economy, go for the SA or both.

Of course, since Obama's election US arms manufacturers aren't in too much financial trouble, well not until we all run out of money from the buying frenzy.

Springfield Armory 1911s (not custom shopped out) are not made in America anymore...

marshaul
07-18-2009, 2:05 PM
So far the only places I've seen the RIA Tactical cheaper were out of state. And after shipping and fees I end up at nearly $600.

Try less than $500, after all fees paid.

evidens83
07-18-2009, 2:23 PM
I too was in this quandry. I ended up choosing the RIA Tactical for $499 plus taxes and DROS. After reading hundreds of positive reviews and test-firing one from a friend, I decided the extra $200 was going towards more practice ammo :61: Besides who said this was gonna be my only 1911?? I still want a SA Loaded 1911. Also a Ed Brown 1911. And a Nighthawk 1911. And a Colt 1911. And a Kimber 1911. Oh ya and a Les Baer 1911. I like 1911s :tt1:

Rekrab
07-18-2009, 5:25 PM
I ended up getting the Rock Island. I could not notice or feel a $200 quality difference.

That's a real pretty gun, but those hand grips are gone first thing. And with no checkering at all I don't feel like I'm getting a good grip.

Other bonus is that they lowered the price on the gun before I went into the shop.

Oh, and if anyone is curious the only other Rock Island I can find in all of Orange County is at Fowler's Gun Room for $609.95 o.O

OC Indoor Range, however, handled the gun buying process very smoothly. I love their staff to bits. My dad and I went in there after having terrible treatment at Ade's. He was looking for a Sig P226(which he bought) and I was just looking for convincing >.>

HCz
07-18-2009, 6:41 PM
Check the front sight. Mine was canted to right. Otherwise a good gun, especially for its price.