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    Rock Islanders

    I ain't gonna get into no dog...But I have enjoyed alley cat is downtown Sasebo. I admit to being no fan of inexpensive 1911s. And almost every one from a Philip mfr has problems. The internal surfaces are poorly finished and rough to the touch which causes all sorts of rough cycling.
    I'll halt my ignorant postings about Armscor, sorry, RIA...and let you guys get back to the serious sides of junk firearms.
    Man, I can't believe you ate a poor pooch.

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    We have had four over the years in our family and a couple needed some minor adjustments but they all have run fine over the last couple of years. They have proven their worth to me. I have no problem carrying a RIA once in awhile.

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    AryFrosty,
    Your a 1st class moron. I'll put my RIAs against anyone's Kimbers in a USPSA match. It is quite possible that i shoot more a week than you do in a year so spare me the retort. In addition your " Boas eating dogs" comment is also ignorant. Boas are a new world constrictor ( Central and South America). The snakes of S.E. Asia that you are referencing are pythons.

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    I have a RIA GI and it is a great shooter. It eats all types of ammo, has a crisp pull and is as accurate as my Colt 1991 A1. I don't get into being a gun snob. I have Colts, Springfields, Sigs, Berettas and Tauri. All guns no matter where they are made have some weak points. I have thought about changing the sights and I put a set of VZ Aliens in G10. They really look good on the RIA.

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    I bought a full-size RI Tactical in 45 ACP about 18 months ago. It was my first 1911 platform pistol. Since it was my first 1911, and I didn't know if I would like the platform, I didn't want to invest a lot of money. All I can say is that I have learned to like the 1911 platfom. The RI that I received was well put-together. Very tight. Shoots very accurate also.

    I have put quite a few rounds through the pistol and it still shoots great. No problems at all! I would not hesitate to recommend the Rock Island to any of my friends (and actually have done so). If you want to get into a good quality 1911 platform pistol and don't have the $600+ to buy a Springfield, Taurus, Remington, Ruger, Kimber, etc., then the Rock Island would be a great choice.

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    Started with the .45 GI I use as part of my show and tell at book signings for my WWII D-Day novel. Liked it so much I have added a full size Tactical in .45 and 9mm, a .45 CS and a Kimber .22 on a FS RIA frame - all great pistols. Had Arnel (the RIA gunsmith) install a night sight on the CS. Pistols shoot great (FMJ, HP and reloads). I can afford Kimbers, but decided the RIAs were good enough for me, especially with the life-time guarantee and service.
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    I love my RIA great gun for the money! it needed a little fluff and buff but nothing unusual.

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    Well, I have been a lurker here for about a year now, and finally made a profile to add my $.02 to this thread. I have a Rock Island Armory M1911A1 FS. It is identical to the one pictured above my post, but with Pachmayr American Legend grips. I would highly recommend this gun. It has been my main carry gun for a little over a year now. I have about 3,000 rounds through it at the range, and not a single malfunction. It even eats hollow points with no fuss, which is something I expected it to have a problem with. As far as I can tell, it is equal in quality to any Colt or Kimber.

    The only exception to this is the magazine. I don't know if anyone else has experienced this with their RIA, but the stock magazine was junk in mine. One day, I was shooting it at the range. I emptied the mag and dropped it, but I missed catching it with my left hand, and it fell onto only grass. On impact, it quite literally exploded. The plastic bumper broke and the spring sent the magazine whizzing into the trees. I never found all the pieces. But, I purchased two Chip McCormick mags, and thus far have been very happy with them.
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    I just shot my friends RI 9mm the other day and I was impressed...it was a good shooter and acurate...

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    My Son Has a RI military version 45 auto He loves it I used it to go through my CHL Instructor class and I Shot better with it then I do my Para ordance and my Colt. My opinion Is As a Licensed Gun Dealer I would recommend this Firearm to people without hesitation. He never encountered any problems nor did I when we shoot it. And For the Price I may have to buy me a compact size to carry around. it's a great shooter and Very reliable. and the price is reasonable.

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    I have the officer size and have never had a problem with. It is currently my carry gun

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    i have one of these its a good gun no hang ups the finish is a little rough but i work at a chrome shop so i dressed mine up a little it is a very nice entery level 1911

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    rock island

    I was at the range last weekend and My brothers rock island 1911 had a case rupture, destroying a magazine in the process. The internal parts of the magazine like the spring etc fell to the ground along with what would be the rest of its meal of 2 unfired bullets. I must say the gun did great for having a case failure, It did knock the ejector a little out of whack nothing a light hammer tap and light file-down didn't fix.

    My father has shot 10s of thousand of rounds in his rock island 1911. The worst thing that has ever happened to it that I can recall is when the connector link broke. the rock island is a easily serviceable and high quality gun for the price even if it did cost more(shh don't give them any ideas). I like them better than more expensive 1911 guns like kimbers.

    I think the connector slapped the primer when the round was out of battery that is a common failure in the 1911 design but if it had been a glock for instance(a gun my father hates but I like) it would have been much more catastrophic. My brothers little compact 1911 looked like he never cleaned it and it has had maybe 1000 rounds of copper jacketed 230gn and about 4000 cast lead reloads though it and he never cleaned it. I think if the bullet was a double charge the grips would have blown off or the frame cracked a barrel bulge etc.

    the chance of this type of malfunction is slimmer if you clean and maintain your gun every time you shoot it and inspect it before you shoot it too, something I didn't do seeing it was his gun and not mine. He is not a bad guy things happen I had a 357 blow a barrel band off because i didn't clean it and fired a lot of cast lead through it never cleaned it well and shot some copper and I was very lucky not to get hurt.

    from now on I will clean his gun for him before we shoot and I will clean it before I leave the house for his safety and anyone next to him.

    the little short barreled 1911 is doing fine now and waiting for its next meal of smokey 230gn reloads.

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    I have an Officer size and have never had any issues with it .

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    I own four 1911s but none are RI. However, I saw a fellow shooting one on the range last month doing a darned good job of center massing hits on a B27 target. I certainly would not want that guy armed with his RI shooting at me.

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    My RIA CS compact has been excellent form day one. Only one failure in 800+ rounds. I would also recommend the RIA 1911's to anyone wanting a great pistol at a fantastic price.

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    Yeah, I have heard they are pretty good for the money too!

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    I have a Rock Island milspec that I won in a drawing.

    It's a game gun, it's a .38 Super, so it doesn't get shot every time I go to the range.

    It's a good gun, it's well put together.

    For my money, I prefer weapons built overseas. The quality is there without the entitlement surcharge that American built guns have.

    The Springfields, the Rock Islands and training are where I spend my money.

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