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Law1911
06-09-2011, 11:39
Anyone have any first hand experience with these? I've always wanted to add another 1911 to the collection in 9mm. I know generally speaking that Taurus semi auto's are garbage but I've heard their 1911's are pretty decent for the price. If I had it my way, (had the money) I would get the STI Trojan, or maybe the Springfield, but I don't really have an extra grand laying around :supergrin:

Hokie1911
06-09-2011, 11:41
No. Just, no. If you can't get a 9mm Trojan, get a 9mm Spartan ($625ish), or a 9mm RIA ($400ish).

Cerebrus
06-09-2011, 11:42
Why not a RIA in 9mm? should be less than 5 bills otd..

Law1911
06-09-2011, 11:43
No. Just, no. If you can't get a 9mm Trojan, get a 9mm Spartan ($625ish), or a 9mm RIA ($400ish).

Just out of curiosity, what's your main gripes with it? Is it mainly the reputation that Taurus has?

Hokie1911
06-09-2011, 11:43
Why not a RIA in 9mm? should be less than 5 bills otd..

Buds has the RIA Tactical in 9mm for $410 shipped.

thecableguy
06-09-2011, 11:44
No. Just, no. If you can't get a 9mm Trojan, get a 9mm Spartan.

I'd get a Rock Island 9mm before a Taurus.

Hokie1911
06-09-2011, 11:45
Just out of curiosity, what's your main gripes with it? Is it mainly the reputation that Taurus has?

MUCH better choices for the money.

thecableguy
06-09-2011, 11:45
Buds has the RIA Tactical in 9mm for $410 shipped.

they sure do
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/411541851

Law1911
06-09-2011, 11:48
Thanks for the feed back so far. I don't know much about RIA firearms as I don't think there is a local dealer in my area.

craig19
06-09-2011, 11:50
i'd get a rock island 9mm before a taurus.



this!

Hokie1911
06-09-2011, 11:50
Thanks for the feed back so far. I don't know much about RIA firearms as I don't think there is a local dealer in my area.

For the money, RIA is really hard to beat. Great guns. Buy with confidence.

Law1911
06-09-2011, 11:50
I've also really considered the STI Spartan. I'm sure the Spartan is much better quality then the RIA's right?

Cerebrus
06-09-2011, 11:56
I've also really considered the STI Spartan. I'm sure the Spartan is much better quality then the RIA's right?

Only real difference there is STI internals.. slide and frame is still Philippine.. but yer not going to go wrong buying either..

limbkiller
06-09-2011, 11:58
I've also really considered the STI Spartan. I'm sure the Spartan is much better quality then the RIA's right?You bet it is. Made by Arsmacor but put together in Texas. Shooters connection has them in stock for 628.00. Don't care for the target sights but it's good gun for the money.

MD357
06-09-2011, 11:59
If I find one of these Taurus 9mm for a good price, I'm gonna pick it up. That being said, I will switch out nearly all the internals. The RIAs I've seen around here were just too sloppy for me.

craig19
06-09-2011, 12:01
If I find one of these Taurus 9mm for a good price, I'm gonna pick it up. That being said, I will switch out nearly all the internals. The RIAs I've seen around here were just too sloppy for me.


Really? That's first I've heard of that. Is there just a little play, or is it pretty bad?

polizei1
06-09-2011, 12:18
BTW: Bud's is great to deal with, I had a good experience with them, so you can buy from them with confidence. I didn't really like purchasing a firearm I couldn't see first hand, but they note that if there is anything wrong, don't sign for it and send it back. I didn't have any issues though.

HotRoderX
06-09-2011, 12:25
I say no to Taurus also from reading on multiple forums online the guns are not even built to 1911 specs. Read where lots of Gunsmiths have to mod the frame or other things in a Taurus 1911 to get things to fit properly. Something else that's a huge turn off is the fact Taurus 1911s cant even use 1911 style grips. They have to use some special cut of grip.

I never shot a Taurus but I never own one either because the general consensus online in multiple forums is they are horrible guns.

Law1911
06-09-2011, 12:27
Thanks again for the feed back everyone. I guess after seeing everyone's opinions I'll stay away from the Taurus. I think now my front runner will be the Spartan, or I might keep trying to save and maybe find a used Trojan.

HotRoderX
06-09-2011, 12:30
Thanks again for the feed back everyone. I guess after seeing everyone's opinions I'll stay away from the Taurus. I think now my front runner will be the Spartan, or I might keep trying to save and maybe find a used Trojan.


I don't know your exact budget but keep in mind Armscor Makes the RIA 1911 and the STI 1911. My understanding is that STI gets unfinished pistols and does the fine part work on them and fitting and finish. So if you have a tighter budget the RIA is still a extremely good deal and quality pistol.

MD357
06-09-2011, 12:44
Really? That's first I've heard of that. Is there just a little play, or is it pretty bad?

Haven't seen one here locally that had a decent barrel fit/lockup. In contrast the Taurus I've seen were pretty tight, as much as I hate to say it.

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 13:26
http://whyccikent.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/salesman.jpg

For the money, RIA is really hard to beat. Great guns. Buy with confidence.



:rofl:

midliferally
06-09-2011, 13:32
RIA Tactical in Classifieds (new) for sale/trade. FYI

FLIPPER 348
06-09-2011, 13:43
I say no to Taurus also from reading on multiple forums online the guns are not even built to 1911 specs. Read where lots of Gunsmiths have to mod the frame or other things in a Taurus 1911 to get things to fit properly. Something else that's a huge turn off is the fact Taurus 1911s cant even use 1911 style grips. They have to use some special cut of grip.

I never shot a Taurus but I never own one either because the general consensus online in multiple forums is they are horrible guns.




So much fail in one post, congrats!!!

BlayGlock
06-09-2011, 14:39
Ive had good luck with both RIA and STI. I would pick up one of those brands.

Cerebrus
06-09-2011, 15:02
One of the few smart things that the state of CA did.. not allowing the Taurus 1911 in...:rofl: Which of course does little to nothing to offset the general stupidity of the gun laws here.. :upeyes:

CMG
06-09-2011, 15:43
I bought a Taurus in .38 Super awhile back. It was used and had new fire-control components already. The fitting wasn't any worse than the Springfield GIs, but the fine details aren't anything special.

I only bought it to use the frame as a host for my Kimber .22 conversion, and have since sold the upper half. In that role it has been just fine.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/KRFT22rev3.jpg