Reviewed By: Brian R on 11/21/2020
This is the heaviest pistol I've ever held when loaded. The grip texture is a little weak and a replacement seems hard to find so far as there is an unusual flap near the safety. The front checkering is only vertical and is sunk into the frame so doesn't really grab your fingers much. The finish is wearing a bit already. It only comes with one magazine and it's made of pretty thin metal.
All said, I LOVE this gun. It has not had a single malfunction yet. The double stack makes for a large grip which I love. The 10mm comes out with a nice punch and the weight of the gun makes for comfortable shooting. It's a metal guide rod and the spring has serious snap to it. I expect to upgrade this at some point but it's pretty much exactly what I was hoping to get for the price in a reliable double stack 10mm.
Buds delivered well within my time expectation and sent updates as always. I've never purchased from anyone else online.
Reviewed By: David P on 09/16/2020
R.I.A. 1911 double stack 10mm 52009.
Gun ran perfect at the range no hic-ups. Used 180 grain range ammo all I could find 9/15/2020.
Accuracy and trigger pull seem good to me. Only issue is the take down ( has no barrel bushing ) works like 3" Kimber 1911. just a little tricky compared to a standard 1911. You have to make a paper clip to hold the recoil spring/guide rod It's not provided. Only one magazine Metgar I believe. I think they could provide 2 Mags and the silly paper clip tool for the price charged. No problems at all with Buds.
Reviewed By: John I on 09/09/2020
I love the gun. It is everything I had hoped BUT; It began jamming at about every eight or tenth round. So I contacted Armscore and they are currently looking at it. I took issue with the line in some of their paperwork that reads. "There is a 500 Round Break in Period". I don't think anyone who purchases a firearms expects to have to run 500 round through it to break it in. Ammo is expensive these days...in which case they should provide the 500 rounds.
Looking forward to it coming back. It's a fun gun to shoot!
Reviewed By: Ronald M on 08/29/2020
An excellent quality pistol as compared to higher priced pistols in same class.
Reviewed By: FUE X on 08/27/2020
Shipping was fast. I ordered on Wednesday then received it Monday. Great looking gun that shoots great and the best thing about this purchase is being able to make payments instead of 1 whole payment. I also got a lifetime warranty on this pistol so if anything should break I'll be covered.
Reviewed By: Embry K on 08/22/2020
Costs half of competing models and comes with a boatload of 1911 add ons. This is an attractive weapon that shoots as good as it looks. An add on you don't see is the lifetime warranty. The pistol is warranted for the life of the gun, not your life. If you sell it, the warranty goes with it to the new owner. I haven't had opportunity to try the warranty. There are several youtube videos that mention RIA warranty services warmly. A couple of points to consider: will this fit my hands? and am I strong enough to operate it? In my case, my hands are large, not Hickock large, but I have to wear at least extra-large gloves. The size is perfect for me. The pistol will weigh close to 4 pounds with a full magazine. So, you should consider your hand and arm strength before buying this weapon. Which brings me to what it's best suited for. If you are going to a location known to have bears, it might be a good choice for dealing with bears attracting you. Similarly, it's a good hunting caliber. The 10 mm is a potent round, so it should be well suited for hunting. It's a pleasure to shoot and very accurate with adjustable sights. Therefore, it makes an excellent range gun. Finally, in my opinion it's too large and heavy for concealed carry but would be great to keep by your bed or in the car with you. Some youtube videos mention feed problems and suggest you put 200 rounds through it to iron these out. Other people had zero feed problems. My experience was that it failed to feed the 2nd time I pulled the trigger. The round was stuck in the chamber with the bullet nose pointed towards the sky. I took it back to the house to investigate. I found that my initial cleaning was insufficient. The factory packs the pistol in a plastic envelope filled with a thick oil. I had field stripped it and wiped the surfaces of this oil, but I failed to dismantle the barrel and guide rod and clean the frame below them. I hosed down the parts with brake cleaner and re-lubed everything with a thin coat of CLP. I did the same for the magazines. By the way, Bud's sells magazines for it, and it only comes with one. I walked back to the range to test the weapon. It worked flawlessly. This is a great weapon backed by a great warranty. If it's not too big and /or heavy for you, you will really enjoy this beautiful pistol.
Reviewed By: William F on 05/11/2020
Very well-made gun very accurate minimal recoil for what it is only downside is is heavy but that's to be expected exactly what I ordered so far I ran flawlessly
Reviewed By: Ricky M on 04/01/2020
Got it quick shipping. Opened it up, was covered in a thin layer of low weight storage grease. Some rust in the bag that was pulled off by the grease, but that's because it did it's job. Disassembled and did my first cleaning before firing. Everything was clean except the inside of the barrel. Inside of barrel was full of dusk and rust. Was not easy to clean out. Looks like this pistol had been sitting in storage for a long time. Could not clean it all the way and I did about 20 passes with a bore rope. CLP'd it and reassembled. Loaded magazine with 16 rounds. Magazine was brand new but seemed to be overwound. 1st bullet was difficult to load. Each bullet after that became more and more difficult to load until by #16 it was nearly impossible. Chambers bullets just fine. Ejects bullets just fine. Haven't shot it yet but I plan on it soon.
Reviewed By: Fernando S on 03/20/2020
I bought a 10mm gun based on a recommendation of a friend. I picked the RIA 10mm 1911 because I have a 9mm 1911, I love it. In my opinion, I'm no expert, this is a fantastic gun at a great price. The trigger is smooth as glass and I estimate is set at 4 to 5 pounds. This is the first bull nose barrel 1911 I own. It has no barrel bushing and yes a paperclip can be used to disassemble this gun. My 9mm 1911 has a barrel bushing and I do prefer it to the bull nose barrel on this 10mm gun. Since this gun holds sixteen 10mm rounds, the grip is bigger, wider, than your average 1911. I have medium size hands and have no problem properly holding this gun. The provided grips do an excellent job. Not sure I would call it a con, I think its a pro, but the gun is rather heavy (about 2.5 pounds unloaded). The pro side is that when compared to a 45 ACP, recoil feels rather tame. I shot about 200 rounds of Blazer 180 grain ammo. Blazer ammo claims the round has a muzzle velocity of 1200 fps, I have no way to confirm this. The gun comes packed in cosmoline and must be cleaned before using. This is pretty standard packaging with RIA guns. Since this gun has a fiber optic front site, the cosmoline gets into the front fiber optic and degrades light through the fiber optic (doesn't look bright). I replaced the red fiber optic with a new one. I really enjoy shooting this gun and would recommend it to a friend.
Reviewed By: Kerry C on 03/10/2020
Will come back with the gun review, just wanted to say that this was the first time buying a gun online and Buds was great from the time I made the order, kept me updated thru email on the status of my order. Ordered it on Friday morning and the gun arrived at my gun shop Monday. Oh yeah, could not find a better price than Buds.