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beefcake45
04-23-2011, 5:37 PM
Bought it a few months ago and only shot 150 rounds through it. Runs perfect.
Looking for a Glock 17, 19, 22, or 23.

morfeeis
04-23-2011, 5:45 PM
wrong section, but by the time i hit post now 3 other people will have said the same thing.....

beefcake45
04-23-2011, 5:47 PM
Sorry, I'm new here.
Where should I post?
I was looking and couldn't find anything.

evidens83
04-23-2011, 5:48 PM
wrong forum. READ THE RULES!!!!!!!

blood ()f the Lamb
04-23-2011, 5:55 PM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/forumdisplay.php?f=92

beefcake45
04-23-2011, 5:56 PM
Thank you blood :)

blood ()f the Lamb
04-23-2011, 6:11 PM
Thank you blood :)

No prob

Fishslayer
04-23-2011, 8:47 PM
Trading RIA Tactical 1911 for Glock



I just threw up in my mouth a little....

drunktank
04-23-2011, 9:31 PM
Me too! Why would I trade my glock for a 1911!!!

:0)

jdg30
04-23-2011, 9:54 PM
Bought it a few months ago and only shot 150 rounds through it. Runs perfect.
Looking for a Glock 17, 19, 22, or 23.

If I lived in the Sacramento area the deal would be done.

Fishslayer
04-23-2011, 10:04 PM
Me too! Why would I trade my glock for a 1911!!!

:0)

You sobered up? :D

LovingTheYear1911
04-23-2011, 10:47 PM
Why in the name of humanity would you do that? And for a glock? :eek:

goldengate
04-23-2011, 11:11 PM
To OP, just want to know, have you shot a Glock yet? Not talking bad about Glocks, but you may want to shoot it before trading for one. You might want to keep your RIA at the end.

InGrAM
04-24-2011, 2:21 AM
I just threw up in my mouth a little....

I am with you on that... :eek:

C.W.M.V.
04-24-2011, 2:45 AM
Damn, Ive got a Glock 17 gen 3 RTF that never gets shot because, well, its a Glock.
Id have to run it by the wife though. She likes it, but other than that shes a great person.

OP where are you located?

locosway
04-24-2011, 6:28 AM
You can get a new Glock 17 RTF2 for $499... Why not just get a second gun and have them both?

Moto4Fun
04-24-2011, 8:09 AM
No thank you to either. I would be more interested in the Glock for combat preparedness, but I think cheap imported 1911 are not worthy of my collection. If I had either, I would be looking to UPgrade.

GW
04-24-2011, 9:50 PM
No thank you to either. I would be more interested in the Glock for combat preparedness, but I think cheap imported 1911 are not worthy of my collection. If I had either, I would be looking to UPgrade.

You're confusing cheap with inexpensive.

try a Rock Island before dismissing it out of hand

Re: the OP
Check out a Glock before making any decisions
I have friends that love Glocks and others that can't a barn from the inside with a Glock. They are great guns IMHO but not for everyone
Kinda like 1911's

Ripon83
04-24-2011, 9:56 PM
Just picked up my RIA tactical yesterday. $522 total out the door. I like it a great deal and it was within my budget.....sure I'd love a new Colt and some day I'll have one. For now I get to enjoy this none with out having to save up a few months or sell anything.


No thank you to either. I would be more interested in the Glock for combat preparedness, but I think cheap imported 1911 are not worthy of my collection. If I had either, I would be looking to UPgrade.

InGrAM
04-24-2011, 10:13 PM
No thank you to either. I would be more interested in the Glock for combat preparedness, but I think cheap imported 1911 are not worthy of my collection. If I had either, I would be looking to UPgrade.

+1 to what GW said. RIA's are not "cheap" they are quality guns for a good inexpensive price.
Try one out before you Knock them. Most people have nothing but good things to say about their RIA's.

I would be willing to bet my life that my RIA is just as reliable as any SA or S&W 1911.

Super Spy
04-24-2011, 10:24 PM
Shouldn't you have both? I have a Glock, gonna get another, and gonna get a 1911.

Moto4Fun
04-24-2011, 11:02 PM
I will admit, I have not shot an RIA. But I handled one in a store, along side a couple different SAs, a Kimber, a couple Sig P series guns, some Glocks, and a host of other guns. I can say without question that the Glock and the RIA were the most unimpressive guns I handled. Having shot many different guns over the years, I have a broad spectrum of experience, but I am by no means an expert on the topic. But I would say that relative to other 1911s and other $500 guns, the RIA that I handled felt cheap. I also think that Glocks feel kind of cheap too.

The RIA may run great, and to some, it may look like and feel like every other 1911 on the market. I know that it is a very popular choice here on Calguns. I wouldn't get one, and I wouldn't trade a Glock for one. I didn't mean to offend everyone. This whole conversation is off-topic since the OP is in the wrong forum to begin with. Just stating my opinion.

vincnet11
04-24-2011, 11:16 PM
:eek: I wouldn't trade my Glock for that cheap junk(and Im Filipino BTW).

Fishslayer
04-24-2011, 11:50 PM
:eek: I wouldn't trade my Glock for that cheap junk(and Im Filipino BTW).

Actually the Tac model & the block are not that far apart in price.

Typical fanboi. You have no freakin' clue what yer talkin' about.:rolleyes:

locosway
04-25-2011, 12:05 AM
Typical fanboi. You have no freakin' clue what yer talkin' about.:rolleyes:

Chances are that a random Glock will perform better over the period of it's life than a RIA 1911. A 1911 can be made to run reliable, but you aren't getting all the whiz bang features with that bargain basement price.

I think there's a reason why quality 1911's cost $1k or more.

vincnet11
04-25-2011, 12:06 AM
Actually the Tac model & the block are not that far apart in price.

Typical fanboi. You have no freakin' clue what yer talkin' about.:rolleyes:Still Rock Islands are really cheap in the Philippines you have no clue how much your being ripped off.:D

Packy14
04-25-2011, 12:12 AM
:eek: I wouldn't trade my Glock for that cheap junk(and Im Filipino BTW).

haha...best quote of the night. gnite!

well206
04-25-2011, 12:20 AM
how much do Rock Islands go for in the Philippines?

vincnet11
04-25-2011, 12:26 AM
how much do Rock Islands go for in the Philippines?Around 13k pesos. While an imported handgun would be around 50k-100k over there.

Fishslayer
04-25-2011, 12:31 AM
Still Rock Islands are really cheap in the Philippines you have no clue how much your being ripped off.:D

Here's a news flash. The block's aren't exactly precision instruments built from the finest of materials. I doubt they cost the factory all that much to manufacture, either.

Don't sell the Filipinos short. IMO they are capable of craftsmanship equal to anybody. It just doesn't cost as much.

how much do Rock Islands go for in the Philippines?

Can they buy them in the P.I.?

locosway
04-25-2011, 12:33 AM
Here's a news flash. The block's aren't exactly precision instruments built from the finest of materials. I doubt they cost the factory all that much to manufacture, either.

Don't sell the Filipinos short. IMO they are capable of craftsmanship equal to anybody. It just doesn't cost as much.



Can they buy them in the P.I.?

I've looked all over, and I can't seem to find any firearms made from blocks. Is this a new Lego model, or is it from the Russian Block post cold war?

C.W.M.V.
04-25-2011, 1:00 AM
Man so much stuff here, even the perpetuation of the myth that a 1911 has to be made reliable.:rolleyes:

The 1911 as it was designed by JMB, peace be upon him, was about perfect. Runs all day, all night, rain or shine. Its when you start trying to 'accurize" or "improve" upon this battle proven design that it starts to get finicky. A good 1911 should have big clearance spaces, not tight and machined for micron tolerance. Think AK 47 of the pistol world. If it isn't a little loose its wrong.
RIA builds their guns to damn near Browning/Kuhnhausen specs. I even went through mine with a set of calipers to make sure. Ive even swapped parts between it and my Colt 70.
There isn't a part made for a Colt 1911 that you cant put on an RIA gun, so its got the single largest aftermarket support of any pistol in existence.
As for whiz bang parts, my Glock is pretty dang basic, no frills that the RIA series of pistols don't offer.
So really what you boil down to are a few little personal preference issues. Both guns work well, and have a great history behind them. The 1911 has a more storied history in battle but its 100 years old, Glock has some time yet before they get to that mark, but I'm sure they will.
I prefer 1911's. I own a Colt 70 series. I haven't shot my Colt since I found RIA's. Same damn gun.

If anyone in the world should make a good 1911 its the Filipinos. They probably killed as many Tojo's with them as the US did in war 2. Hell the gun and the round were designed to kill Filipinos specifically! The 1911 and the Philippines are linked in a way that few countries and weapons are.

Fishslayer
04-25-2011, 1:03 AM
I've looked all over, and I can't seem to find any firearms made from blocks. Is this a new Lego model, or is it from the Russian Block post cold war?

Sure... melted down Legos will work just fine. ;)

InGrAM
04-25-2011, 1:36 AM
Man so much stuff here, even the perpetuation of the myth that a 1911 has to be made reliable.:rolleyes:

The 1911 as it was designed by JMB, peace be upon him, was about perfect. Runs all day, all night, rain or shine. Its when you start trying to 'accurize" or "improve" upon this battle proven design that it starts to get finicky. A good 1911 should have big clearance spaces, not tight and machined for micron tolerance. Think AK 47 of the pistol world. If it isn't a little loose its wrong.
RIA builds their guns to damn near Browning/Kuhnhausen specs. I even went through mine with a set of calipers to make sure. Ive even swapped parts between it and my Colt 70.
There isn't a part made for a Colt 1911 that you cant put on an RIA gun, so its got the single largest aftermarket support of any pistol in existence.
As for whiz bang parts, my Glock is pretty dang basic, no frills that the RIA series of pistols don't offer.
So really what you boil down to are a few little personal preference issues. Both guns work well, and have a great history behind them. The 1911 has a more storied history in battle but its 100 years old, Glock has some time yet before they get to that mark, but I'm sure they will.
I prefer 1911's. I own a Colt 70 series. I haven't shot my Colt since I found RIA's. Same damn gun.

If anyone in the world should make a good 1911 its the Filipinos. They probably killed as many Tojo's with them as the US did in war 2. Hell the gun and the round were designed to kill Filipinos specifically! The 1911 and the Philippines are linked in a way that few countries and weapons are.


+1 the RIA and colt 70's series are just about the same gun other than the finish. RIA got it right with their 1911 (its a good, reliable, inexpensive handgun). The people that knock it are miss informed to say the least.