My only one....from Dad.
Dep, my recollection is that the entire gun is cast. I'm sure that's how they are offering them so inexpensively, along with labor in the Phillipines (I would assume). The track record for these guns was so good that I couldn't resist one for an intro level 1911. Mine has been an excellent. It's not high gun art, but it does what it's supposed to.153: What make of 1911 is that???
Que: Does the RIA pistol have a forged slide and receiver? Just curious. My Auto Ordnance has a forged slide and cast receiver. Not really a big deal, though. Casting nowadays is very precise. Heck, ALL of Bill Ruger's guns are cast!!
Dep, I'll definitely report back on the Llama, one way or the other no matter how it does. The good news is that if there are issues the fixes are rather easy do it yourself. The key thing that I'm seeing is that the gun seems to be magazine sensitive not doing all that well (without adjusting mag lips) with the aftermarkets, which seems to be limited to Promag (ugh). Fortunately mine comes with two mags for a good start.Que: When you get to the range with the Llama make sure you give us feedback on it. I'm curious how well it shoots. I only knew one other guy that had one and it was a little .380. It was kinda unusual because it had a ventilated rib on top. When I still had an FFL and was subscribing to Shotgun News, I remember the Llamas always being advertised by J&G in Arizona for VERY reasonable prices. The one I'd like to get my hands on is the Llama Super Commanche revolver in .44 Magnum. They also had an interesting 9MM called the Model 82.