I'm looking for a 1911, it will be my first one. Right now I'm just wanting a standard 1911A1, no front serations or anything. I can get a Springfield Milspec parkerized for around $600 but here in town the local shop has a Rock Island Armory/Armscor for $449. Aside from horrible grips and sights, the gun doesn't seem to be much different than the Springfield. The Springfield might have a slightly better fit/finish but the gun would get cerakoted down the road anyways. I don't know anyone with a RIA pistol though but I've been told they are pretty reliable in factory form. Any thoughts? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!