I don't care for the GI sites, and would make sure they are easily swapped out unlike some RIA models; IMO.
I would go with the ATI one. I do not know them, however.. I DO KNOW Rock Island Armory / Armscor.. OH YES... they screwed me over big time one year.. so from an ethical stand point highly DO NOT recommend!I am this close >|< to ordering a ATI 1911 GI Standard (5" barrel) in .45 ACP. I had a 1911 many years ago that I sold but I have been thinking about another one. The ATI is just what I'm looking for: a very basic budget GI 1911 in .45, not going to be a carry gun, and fits my wallet. I was just wondering if anyone has an opinion about them - preferably from someone who actually owns one. Please, no "save your money and get a Les Baer or Wilson Custom" comments as I ain't gonna' pony up more than $400 or so for a gun that I just want to take to the range every once in a while and serves to round out my collection. The other one is possibly a Rock Island. Opinions on that one would also be appreciated.
Thanks for any feedback!
I agree and that's why I never buy a true G I model that has staked sights on it.I don't care for the GI sites, and would make sure they are easily swapped out unlike some RIA models; IMO.
yep!I have the RIA officers model. No frills, gi sights and I love it. I painted the front sight orange. It puts holes in what I point it at.
I bought a Rock Island Tactical II on black friday. I was looking at the ATI and Rock basic GI models when I ran across this one.( $499 with free turkish 12ga pump) I LOVE the fiber optic front sight. A lot of upgrades over the GI for a bit more money. Other than grip screws that would not stay tight (soft metal, replaced w/Wilsons), this 1911 has been flawless. Had a Springfield mil-spec a few years ago and the RIA shoots better and is far more reliable. The Philippines seem to know how to do 1911s right. ATI, Rock Island, Metro Arms, Citadel, I dont think you can go wrong. Personally, I'm glad I spent a little more (not really, because I sold the shotgun! ) and got a nicer model. Thumbs up on the Rock, but I bet you will be happy with any of them.I agree and that's why I never buy a true G I model that has staked sights on it.
a few bucks more and you can get dovetailed sights of better size and easily changed out.
BUT if you want a 1911 like grand pa used in the war --well!