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Citidel Compact Carry .45 Any info or reviews?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by MdMike, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. MdMike


    Sep 5, 2009
    I am considering purchasing a Citidel .45 compact carry.

    Has anyone got any information (positive or negative) or a review for this firearm?

    I have been Glock loyal and this would be my first 1911 style pistol.

    Any info would be helpful.

    Thanks, MdMike
  2. MdMike


    Sep 5, 2009


    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    In my shop
    Sorry bud, I just never got around to answering you.
    The Citidel, RIA Compact, and the High Standard pistol are the exact same pistol all made by Armscor. As you know they ain't a 8 hundred dollar Colt officer, but they are a good little gun. They are a cast frame (that doesn't make a difference) and full of MIM ( which could make a differance). But the cheap RIA pistols just don't seems to have problems like Taurus and Kimber with cheap MIM.
    The Tactical Compacts should run you about 440 and are a good buy. The GI compacts about 380. They run well and are surprisingly accurate. Feed it decent ammo and if you have issues try a new real Colt Officer mag. Make sure you change the recoil spring every 800 to 1000 rounds.

    Yes I have one. It is a RIA version. Buy whichever you want or like the roll marks the best.
  4. MdMike


    Sep 5, 2009
    Thanks for the reply.....I am looking at a Citadel compact...I haven't come across the RIA compact, just the 5"....I have several glocks, (G22 is my service weapon, G23 is my current U/C and C/C weapon and a G19 is an optional off duty carry)...Was looking for a compact .45 as an option for O/D carry and have always been facinated with the 1911 style.

    The price on the Citadel is about $479 (I guess everyone wants to make a buck) and is in my price range.

    Thanks I appreciate the reply.