Originally Posted by jessegpresley
You're right, it's not "lower end", it's low end. Nothing wrong with that, but don't delude yourself. Instead of dumping a bunch of money into an RIA, just shoot it, and enjoy it for what it is. If you find yourself wanting more, then save up for a Springfield.
Who's deluding themself? I know what I've got. I also know how well it performs. I'm no stranger to 1911s.
I've always been a the "tinkerer" type. So I like "upgrading" everything and anything, just to see what works and what doesn't. Just for the sake of experimentation as well. Also, it's a great way to learn and know your firearm, and not be one those who brings their firearms to a smith for everything.
I think the consensus here it to enjoy your RIA, and change things as you see fit. It's your gun, and you're going to eventually modify it to fit your taste and personality. HAVE FUN with it!