So, based on the good press both online and from a variety of local gunshops, I decided to save myself some cash, and bought a Compact RIA 1911 today. I feel that I have made a grave mistake. Got it home, stripped, cleaned and lubed it as always. Went to the range. First round, failed to return to battery. OK, new springs, tight gun, perhaps it needs some break in. Light press to the back of the slide, it went into battery, good to go.....or.... I made it through 34 rounds. 12 of those failed to return to battery, but fed. 4 failed to feed. On the last failure to feed, the slide locked up tight, halfway back. I can pull it back to engage the slide lock, but it refuses to move forward. At all. Completely frozen solid - see pic below, and you'll see where it is stuck. I'll contact RIA, since I've heard they have good service, but I doubt I will ever trust this gun again, so will most likely sell it and take a bath. Would you ever trust one after that experience? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!