Oh sorry I meant the standard one.The standard or GI? The FS just means full size.
For the extra I would go with the Rock. Better sights, front dovetailed in, better trigger, safety, probably a few other things too. Kind of stuff that if you decide to do it later it's FAR more expensive to do to a pistol you already own than to just buy it factory done.Anyhow, since we have gotten past that, I am having trouble deciding whether or not to get this: ROCK Standard FS - 45ACP | Armscor International, Inc
Or this: GI Standard FS - 45ACP | Armscor International, Inc
Bimart near my house has the GI for 389, and even through COVID I’ve been able to be in and out for BGC. The standard is available new through Buds for 499, which is a better deal than the used one in the classifieds here, even if I bought an equal amount of mags.
I have the cash and the itch. May wait and try to sell something so I can get both. Or buy half a Colt.
You will be fine. The "stories" of them just going off are just that, stories retold over and over. Most of these are stories retold over and over at the watering hole, then when the net came along with retelling got better all the timeThe firing pin block just helped with it being “drop safe”. My concern lied more with malfunction during chambering.
I owned two Para P14.45... one for action pistol competition, the other for carry. I removed the series 80 block, and used the shim that replaces it, due to its effect on trigger feel and pull.Isn't that why they came out with a Series 80? I haver a Ruger and RIA series 70, had a Para series 80. When you do a detailed tear down for deep clean or whatever you will find extra part in the Series 80. Have fun putting it back together.
My Colt CS M45A1 is one of my only 80 series and has been great — except the prices are going crazy on them and it makes me not want to shoot it. It is lights out and a soft shooter though.Several .gov contracts have used series 80 designs for drop-safety. The Marine Corps 1911 made by Colt is a Series 80.
It’s not gonna suck, Rock Island has a good reputation and produces a quality product. I think you’ll be well pleased. Congratulations and good luck with your new 1911!Went with the Rock Standard. If it sucks, I’m holding those who suggested it financially responsible.
I’m looking forward to it’s arrival. Gonna have to get some more 1911 mags, and may have to sell something to make room.It’s not gonna suck, Rock Island has a good reputation and produces a quality product. I think you’ll be well pleased. Congratulations and good luck with your new 1911!