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    rock island 45acp

    previous thread didn't much response so i went to the LGS and saw a Rock Island 45
    very nice price for an entry level 1911
    anybody have any experience with one?

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    If I were to get a RIA I would look for one that you can change the sights on. I think it's the GI model that has the true "fixed" (welded on) sights and I would avoid it.

    You might send VAMarine a PM. He could help you narrow it down based on your needs/wants.

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    I and several friends have the RIAs and have had very good service out of them.

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    Several years ago I bought a RIA GI. Very reliable and no problems thru about 2000rds but sights were giving old eyes a fit so traded it for Tactical version. I was so impressed with it I bought a Compact Tactical. It needed some extractor tuning but other than that it's been fine. All my other 1911s have either been Colt(3) or WW2 vintage 1911a1s and the RIA Tac versions shoot as well or better for me as them. If you have a problem, they have good service reputation. Hope this helps.

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    i am not really worried about the sights as i have a laser on one of my guns and it is so great
    i am sure i will add crimson trace grips on this one
    want it for HD and target range so 230g FMJ is what i will use the most

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    I've got a RIA GI, and it's a great gun. It was a little finicky for the first 100 rounds but after that it settled down and will now feed everything I run through it without any problem. Also, RIA has great customer support. If something goes wrong their guys in Vegas will fix it. From all accounts I've read, they have the most courteous and friendly customer support staff.

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    great guns for the money, and customer service is top of the line my compact is flawless and me everyday carry gun!

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    We have four in the family now all the compact model. After a little fine tuning they all are running just fine. All seem to be very accurate within 30' range. Fact I got one setting beside me as I type this.

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