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Rock Island 1911 .45

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by KENOC, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. KENOC

    KENOC Portland area Member

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    Anyone have any experience with these? I had been trying to get a Springfield 1911 , but found one of these for over $200 less NIB and people seem to swear by their reliability and some say they are even more reliable than Springers....although i still hope to get a Springer one day as well.
    Hope i made a wise decision, am stoked about trying her out when she arrives in about a week...

    http://www.snubnose.info/images/GunPornTheRockIslandArmoryM1911A1_13253/RIA_L_1_5003.jpg
     
  2. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I own one, its pretty good! The quality and accuracy are very good.

    Now: The grips are pretty 'meh', and the sights are a little tough to see, but otherwise its a solid weapon. I had one HUUUGE problem with mine (look up my post history if you want to know), but RIA took care of it for me.
     
  3. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    are the sights integrated into the slide? Do most 1911's have the sights integrated like the GI models?

    Here is the pic if you dont wanna click
     
  4. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I'm not sure what you mean by integrated into the slide? From what I'm told, its a run-of-the-mill GI model.
     
  5. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    rear sights are typical dovetail and front sight is staked in just like the gov mod. buy it you will not be disappointed they are great guns in fact you can spend 3-4 hundred more and get less gun.
     
  6. 284guy

    284guy Woodburn Member

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    I think they are a low end gun at best. The two Ive handled and shot were rough, loose and felt sloppy. They did however shoot decent. Reminded me of a Norinco. You get what you pay for.
     
  7. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    How is that hole in the bottom of your car, Keane? Was that expensive to repair?
     
  8. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I wrecked the car before I had a chance to repair the console :D