Don't be mislead by the Rock Islands low price, they are a very good pistol, not just a "good gun for the money". I now have two, a government model and a compact.
Originally when I bought the Government Model, I compared it to my Colt. Quite honestly If you close your eyes while handling them it is nearly impossible to tell the difference.
Both the full size and compact have never failed to feed or function, regardless of the ammo I've fed them. I don't think you can ask any more than that from an auto no matter whose name is on the slide. Add to that, the fact that I have less than a grand in both guns together, and you can easily see why they are rapidly acquiring a solid reputation for being a good value.
Plus, if you don't sink a ton of money into the gun, you will have more $ for ammo.