So, after firing my friends RIA 1911 compact and recently obtaining my CCL, I bought one. My Glock 21 was to bulky for carry, so...with great inner conflict I traded my 14yr old Glock straight across for a new RIA 1911 compact at my local gunshop, and wow. This pistol is worth a closet full of Glocks! Ive put about 200 rounds through it without a single malfunction, it is suprisingly accurate for a compact pistol with small GI sights, it feels wonderful in my hands and am now in love with the 1911 design. I want a full-size badly now (going to try and save for a Wilson...maybe by christmas...of 2014,lol). I will never carry anything but a 1911 again, what a value, I cant beleive this is a $435 pistol, I would expect to pay twice that much for a pistol like this. I ordered black double diamond grips I think will give it a better look. I hope this pic isnt to small.