Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr
Rock Island Armory 1911's are made by Armscorps, in the Phillipines.
Your gun shop soda jerk is clueless!
However, RIA models are solid low cost 1911's......they have had good reviews for some time.
See this link for a ton of usefull info:
thanks for the link, a really good read and he discussed several models in my price range (which would be trading the Glock)
I am still in it for a springfield either g.i or mil-spec, i heard Springfield armory has a great warranty and customer service, and later down the road when i decide to "customize" it, it can be done with minor fitting