Picked up a RIA 9mm today. I've owned many 1911's over the years, all in .45 though, this is my first 9mm in this platform. Always wanted one, and now I have it. The pistol itself is pretty well put together for what it is. Should also note this is my first Rock Island...not bad...not bad at all...pretty impressive for the price tag. The one supplied mag is made by Checkmate and I'm having a minor issue with it. It's supposed to hold 9 rounds, but the max I can get into it is 7. No matter how much force I put behind it, I can only get 7 in. Just wondering if this is normal for 9mm mags, or if it's an issue of Checkmate mags....I really don't have a clue on this one. Perhaps I should just load the 7 and let it sit to loosen up a bit? I have not shot it yet. Probably going to wait until I can at least get a couple more mags first. My concern being if I go shoot it now with just one questionable mag I can't eliminate certain variables if it were to have feeding issues....such as the supplied mag for example. Any recommendations for 9mm 1911 mags? At any rate, here's a few somewhat crappy pics. I'll try to get some better ones up. My camera battery was running low and I had to rush. Bone stock except for the VZ grips I put on it. The stock wood grips on the RIA's are kinda fugly.