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Rock island M5 12g

Discussion in 'Shotgun Discussion' started by AndyH, May 16, 2015.

  1. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thinking of giving one of these a go. Anyone have any experience with these?
     
  2. finnmike

    finnmike Vancouver, wa Active Member

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    I picked one up today for the $209 big 5 sale price after watching Jeff Quinn's review. Good quality, nickle plated, action slicker than goose grease. Everything needed for a HD weapon. I'm replacing my old Mossy 590, too big for a bedroom shotty; if 5 plus 1 doesn't get it done one has other issues.
     
  3. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    They are made in China! First thing you should do is replace the cartridge latches. They are soft and will bend with any rapid manipulation of the pump. Remington 870 parts are mostly interchangeable with them. While your at it get a Remington firing pin for it.

    Not something I would trust my life with. Plinking yes...
     
  4. finnmike

    finnmike Vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Since you are incorrect about country (mine was made in the Phillipines ) your other assertions may also be suspect. Sure nothing wrong with the RRA 1911s....
    If I was repelling boarders on a weekly basis I would keep my USMC 590 in que...
     
  5. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Some of the parts are also the same as the High Standard Flight King, kind of a mix of the Remington and High Standard! No worries tho it has a full lifetime warranty!
     
  6. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    I have a Norinco Hawk. Another 870 clone, but the one that the Chinese military uses. Seams like a decent gun for under $200. I still would rather just have a 870 though.
     
  7. finnmike

    finnmike Vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Finally got my Rock Island out to the range Tuesday. It ran just fine. Went through a box of old No. 6, one of #8, and one of those little Aguila short slugs. Only FTF was with one of the Aguilas, which to my surprise fed from the magazine just fine. It fired the second time around. They are pretty snappy and would make a great house-warming gift for an intruder. I'll run a box of double ought and no. 4s and then make this my upstairs gun. With a max firing distance of 5 yards it matters little whether double ought or no. 4.
     
  8. AngryRedTicTac

    AngryRedTicTac Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    I've rather enjoyed mine, got the nickel as well at Big 5. I loved my 22TCM Rock enough, I figured I'd give it a try. I have about 150 through it so far, repeatedly messing with it trying to foul it up. Mix of 2 3/4 and 3, bird, buck, slug, beanbag. Nothing caused a single malfunction. How many of the Aguilas were you able to fit? I've been wanting to get a box and try them out....
     
  9. finnmike

    finnmike Vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Mine holds 8 in the tube.
     
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    finnmike Vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Really, the only fault for this shot ty is the sloppy fit of the buttons pad. They all seem to share this flaw. Otherwise this is a nice low profile house gun without the usual fanboi gewgaws.
     
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