Originally Posted by cuba
The RIA tactical is probably the only one that can be considered comparable to the PT1911 price wise, and its made from casted steel, ...
RIA's slides are forged, their frames are investment cast. And before you dismiss investment cast, remember that All Ruger frames are investment cast, and when's the last time anyone dismissed a Ruger Redhawk as a weak gun because it's not forged? And let's not forget that when FN introduced the Hi-Power in .40 S&W, they STOPPED using forged frames and changed TO investment vast because they were better able to stand up to the more powerful chambering.