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Opinions on RIA 1911 commander

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by JUSTIficatioN, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    I have a chance to pick one up in trade. I havn't heard to much about Rock Island Arms in general so I'm wondering if you guys could help me out with your personal experiences and/or opinions.

    Thanks,
    justification
     
  2. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I had a chance to shoot one at the range. I thought it was great for the money. Nice fit, finish, went bang, nice enough trigger. I'd buy one.

    Are they made in the Philippines?
     
  3. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    They are made in the Phillipines, RIA contracts them out to Armscor which is located there. Couldn't say if thats a good or bad thing though.
     
  4. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Good quality, affordable 1911s. I've had a few, All were good shooters, and reliable.
     
  5. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    anybody know if they accept colt or any other 1911 style mags?
     
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    krawl Oregon Member

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    They are interchangeable with other 1911 parts/pieces.
     
  7. Spad

    Spad Kennewick,WA, the desert side Active Member

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    I have a Rock Island Tactical and it is impressive. The R.I.'s are basically Series 70 Colts. Try the 1911 org site,plenty of info there. I own two Colt 1911's and the Rock Islands are a bargain. They have great service. Also look up Armscor, they make the R.I.'s.Spad
     
  8. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    .45 ACP. "When you care enough to send the very best."
     
  9. demonhunter55

    demonhunter55 Seattle New Member

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    I got one for a wedding gift from my best man, took out the morning before getting hitched. Shot like a champ, super clean feel, accurate. Wore it the rest of the day, didn't take it off till we got to the hotel!
     
  10. RallyJR

    RallyJR Milwaukie, OR Member

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    Haha, that's a good one.
     
  11. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    well I got it! It came with a set of hogue wrap around grips which feel amazing in my hand and enough ammo to break her in when I get her to the range. I'll tell you one thing, it's a lot prettier than a glock. :D
     
  12. kito109654

    kito109654 Everett, WA Member

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    Let us know how it goes and feel free to post some pictures. I'm interested in one of these.
     
  13. Spad

    Spad Kennewick,WA, the desert side Active Member

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    Just. Welcome to 1911 Club. Be sure to fieldstrip it, clean it&lube it. Plenty of sites that have the info, very easy. Spad
     
  14. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    i'll let you guys know how she does at the range(can't say when that will be though). I'd love to post some pics, but I have no camera at the moment. Field stripping was the first bit of research I did on it and yes it is pretty easy.
     
  15. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    You really didn't need to go out into a field to strip that. That's just a saying, you know. It's pretty cold out right now. :D
     
  16. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    the boys and girls club across the street was kind enough to let me use their baseball field :D kept getting all these weird looks from the parents though
     
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