Well, I never really said I'd never buy a cheap 1911, and I never really said I'd never buy one in 9mm. But I've always had reservations about both.
Having said that, I've been hearing a lot of good press about 9mm 1911's, and about RIA's. Sooo, I made an impulse buy today - an RIA 9mm 1911:
I must say I'm impressed with the "Fit 'n' Finish", and it has a very nice feel to the action. Finish is a sort of Parkerized look. The trigger is definitely not up to the Colt/DW/LB standard I'm used to, but I think it will improve with the break-in.
It was getting dark when I got home today, so I wasn't able to step out back & run a few rounds through it. I think I'm going to be happy, though!
Maybe some of you guys (or ladies) who have 9mm 1911's can give me a little advice! As I was buying the pistol, I asked about additional magazines. Being completely new to the 9mm 1911 world, I had no idea what the mag options are. The only option at the shop was some Wilson Combat 9mm mags at an obscene price, but they don't seem to work in this pistol! They fit OK, but with an empty mag and the slide release fully depressed, the pistol would not return to battery. The saleslady tried it out for me, and the mag ended up stuck in the gun, with the slide locked up too! Took a little finagling to get everything freed up again!
So, can anyone suggest a good 9mm mag that will work in my RIA? I'm really looking forward to learning what all the fuss is about with 9mm 1911's! TIA for any suggestions!