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tcraiger23
03-13-2011, 19:04
Do you still feel like you have a great value in a dependable and well made 1911 style pistol? I am looking at this or a Springfield Armory Micro Compact. Please let me know your thoughts and thank you for your time. <!-- / message --><!-- BEGIN TEMPLATE: ad_showthread_firstpost_sig --><!-- END TEMPLATE: ad_showthread_firstpost_sig --><!-- sig -->

Quack
03-13-2011, 19:09
the RIA Compact (same as the Citadel Compact) is a good gun for little money.
I had a Micro Operator a few years ago and no problems with it and have an EMP that for some reason can't part with.

evilspringer
03-13-2011, 19:27
My wife has a RIA Compact Tactical and loves it. Only about 500 rounds thru it. No problems feeding Ranger T or HST

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj15/evilspringer/Shooting/PICT0067.jpg

Quack
03-13-2011, 19:29
my friends 2nd outing with his Citadel was in a pistol class. 500+ rounds later and no malfunctions during the day.

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1006489402_faZe9-L.jpg

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1006490935_BHBpx-L.jpg

glock2740
03-13-2011, 19:44
I like mine alot. It now wears a set of CT grips, as I haven't gotten around to changing out the horrible little sights that came on it. :cool: Great little gun though. Mine eats anything and is exceptionally accurate.



http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/CSRIAgrips.jpg

thecableguy
03-13-2011, 19:49
I don't have any experience with the Springer but my little Rock has been nothing but reliable since day one. It will shoot anything that I feed it. Lately I have been thinking of selling it but I can't bring myself to do it because it's been so reliable.

glock2740
03-13-2011, 19:53
I don't have any experience with the Springer but my little Rock has been nothing but reliable since day one. It will shoot anything that I feed it. Lately I have been thinking of selling it but I can't bring myself to do it because it's been so reliable.
That's why I'm keeping mine. :cool:

ilgunguygt
03-13-2011, 22:49
Mine has been flawless. My uncles compact springfield went back to the factory, was replaced, then was sold. He now has a RIA compact too.

Nakanokalronin
03-14-2011, 01:57
Mine has been flawless with any mags or ammo in about 2,400 rounds now. It used to be my primary winter gun but now serves as a back-up to my Kimber UC II.

kyletx1911a1
03-14-2011, 02:07
5k in mine and purrrring like a new jag

a45sArtwork
03-14-2011, 02:48
WoW! So it's really that good guys...

CombatBarbi
03-14-2011, 02:55
the RIA Compact (same as the Citadel Compact) is a good gun for little money.
I had a Micro Operator a few years ago and no problems with it and have an EMP that for some reason can't part with.


HIIII QUACK, what do you prefer the Citadel or RIA?

tcraiger23
03-14-2011, 04:20
Wow, that is awesome news, thanks.

Jr.
03-14-2011, 04:57
Another happy RIA camper, had it for over 2 years now, never 1 malfunction.

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll96/jrsmokestacks/DSC04736.jpg
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll96/jrsmokestacks/DSC04739.jpg

thecableguy
03-14-2011, 05:23
HIIII QUACK, what do you prefer the Citadel or RIA?

While I am not Quack I can tell you they are basically the same gun. Both are made by the same company.

Quack
03-14-2011, 07:11
HIIII QUACK, what do you prefer the Citadel or RIA?

HIIIIIIIII Barbiiiii...i guess we didn't scare you away :animlol:

from the samples that i've looked at, the Citadel is fit/assembled just a little bit better (smoother).

STI will have smaller sized guns coming as well, so it may be worth the wait to check out the smaller Spartans.

tcraiger23
03-14-2011, 13:34
HIIIIIIIII Barbiiiii...i guess we didn't scare you away :animlol:

from the samples that i've looked at, the Citadel is fit/assembled just a little bit better (smoother).

STI will have smaller sized guns coming as well, so it may be worth the wait to check out the smaller Spartans.

So true, an STI Spartan Compact would be sweet.

gt101
03-15-2011, 19:37
WoW! So it's really that good guys...

Yes they are. For the money it's kind of hard to believe but these are very good pieces. Just don't expect the fit and finish or all of the other bells and whistles you get with the higher priced offerings. However I think you will find these to be a very reliable and fairly accurate gun.

jrs93accord
03-15-2011, 19:46
I like the Phillipine-made 1911s so much that I own 16 of them. Five of them are RIA and two of them are compacts.

kyletx1911a1
03-16-2011, 06:47
I like the Phillipine-made 1911s so much that I own 16 of them. Five of them are RIA and two of them are compacts.

you i like:wow: