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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by emopunker2004, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. emopunker2004

    emopunker2004

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    Shortly after Christmas I will be purchasing my first 1911. I was going to get a fnp45 but after drooling over even the basic 1911s I've settled on a budget 1911. The three I am considering are:
    American Classic II
    RIA FS Duo Tone
    RIA 2011 Tactical

    What say you?
     
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    No experience with any of them, and they all come from the same place, so just pick the one you like the most.
     

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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Well I picked up my ACII this afternoon! I went with it over the other budget offerings for several reasons, not least of which was that it was available at my local Academy.

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    Very interested in this thread. I feel morally obligated to purchase a Philippine made 1911 in 2012.
     
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    caviteno_loco Armed_Nurse

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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    My preference is the Filipino guns imported by American Tactical. Costs about the same as the ones you've mentioned, but finished a bit nicer.

    American Classic is made by Metro Arms. RIA/Cimmaron/High Standard/et al, are made by ARMSCOR, and American Tactical is made by SAM.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    The RIA doesn't have FCS or the funky hammer of the ACII, which are points in it's favor, but I don't care for the smooth grips, vertical serrations, or ambi safety. Just have to pick which features are most important to you.
     
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    Take a look at the guide in my signature.
     
  9. emopunker2004

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    I didn't see the RIA 2011 Tactical w/rail or the RIA duo tone in there though.
     
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    I own 2 Metro Arms and 2 RIAs and they are great guns for the money. Fit and finish is best on the MAs but all 4 have never given me a single problem. The hammer is horrible on the AC11 but grips are ugly on the RIAs grips. I change grips on most of my 1911s anyway. Trigger seems to me a liitle better on MAs. Flip a coin as they are all good shooters for about the same price.
     
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    The Charles Daly is the same gun as the RIA Tactical.
     
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    I think I'll be getting the American Classic II. Buds has it for cheaper than Cheaperthandirt has the RIA.
     
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    Well looks like I'll be around here often. Just ordered the American classic II off buds. $452 after insurance and transfer fees. Woulda cost me $552 at my lgs after tax. Saving $100 ftw!
     
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    Congrats and enjoy-Merry Christmas!