Man I've been in a pistol conundrum for some time, having a hard time trying to decide what I want. I finally think I've come to a conclusion. I was finally able to fondle a RIA recently, it was a compact 45 model. Really liked it but I want a 9mm. The same shop can order me a GI 9mm for 410 bucks. From what I've gathered that's a pretty decent price. Plan on ordering one next week. As much as that thing weighs I assume recoil has to be a walk in the park in 9mm. I probably won't carry it, just have it as a range toy. I'm getting pretty excited. A.J.