RIA's are a great buy in the 1911 market, and i would have bought one if they had one in stainless at the shop i went to. But then i saw my beloved 945 off to the left and snatched it up. If i find one in stainless when i shop for my 1911, i'll grab it up without a second thought.
When I was looking for a new carry pistol I tried out a new compact/officers model at the range, I like that pistol a lot and wish I would have bought it anyway but I was wanting something a lighter and bought a Mil-Pro PT-145.
My daily carry is a RIA Officer Size. I traded a dealer at a gun show for a Ruger LC9. The RIA is very accurate and very reliable. I also own a Charles Daly; also made by Armscor who makes RIA. CD is out of business now but I have a stainless EFS Target model. It was the top of the line and is a fantastic shooter.
This is my daily carry gun and for me it has to bang every time with what ever it is loaded with. Mine is the 1911 CS compact with Novak Trijion night sights installed by Armsor Precission in Nevada. This gun has close to 4000 rounds through it todate with not a single hiccup and I use Speer Gold dot +P ammo for carry.
RIA firearms have some rather rough craftsmanship but that didn't stop me from buying a 1911 from them. I once let a Kimber snob fire both my 1911's, and he was surprised at how good the trigger was my RIA. Apparently he had never heard of RIA. He wasn't so impressed with my pt1911 though, but I think it was because he had heard of Taurus before.