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    Rock Island 1911 45ACP

    $400, 2 magazines, holster no case

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    Did you buy it or selling it?

    At the top of the page click on "The Market Place",that's where you should put this if it's for sale.

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    Sorry, my post got cut off...I saw this for sale in a gun shop.

    I guess I am asking...

    1. Any experience with Rock Island?
    2. Is $400 + tax a good price?
    3. If $400 isn't, what would be a good counter? ($400 is the tag price, what they are asking for this)

    I am assuming that because there is no case, no manual, etc., that it's used...

    Ballistics look decent but they wouldn't let me break it down, or even show me how to (so had to assume standard 1911 style build)...

    Couldn't fire it before buying, so an unknown there, but would assume its safe to fire coming from a gun store (local shop here in WV....I am passing thru and need to decide by tomorrow)

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    I will be purchasin one myself here soon. I had a local 1911 specialist kind of fill me in on several different 1911 on the market and I was willing to spend good money on one and believe it or not he pointed me in the direction of the Rock Island 1911. He pulled out a Colt 1911 he had there and showed me the guns in comparison, only differences were the beaver tail, hammer and main spring housing. He said you change those few things over you pretty much have yourself a Colt for a lot less and there materials are the same. I trust him because he coulda pointed me in the $1500 direction but didnt. What sealed the deal is his wife carries one.

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    I just purchased a Rock Island. That seems like a pretty good price. It's probably your base model. If not, jump all over it! I just got mine this week. I've put 50 rounds through it and love it. It shoots great. My gun guy was about the same as the above posters. Showed me a Kimber next to the Rock Island. I couldn't tell any difference except for the price. It seems to be a good gun. Good luck if you decide to purchase.

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    Im curious to know if the OP ended up with the gun or not. Hopefully he didnt shoot his computer lol

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    I, unfortunately did not. Went back the next day after getting spousal approval and someone had already bought it...

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    Awwww that sucks

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    I'm looking at the Tactical model in 9mm. Priced at under 500.00. Fit and finish great..locks up tighter than a drum.
    Anything better and you're looking at a Wilson Combat or Les Baer @ 6x the price!!

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    RIA 1911 GI model from Bud's for $329. Beautiful park finish, "classic" configuration and control layout. Took it to the range and pumped 250 rounds through it without a single malfunction of any kind - brand new, out the box.

    It really doesn't matter how much you pay for a 1911...what matters is that it was put together by people who understand how all the parts should fit together. This new RIA isn't "loose" by any means, but clearly whoever put all these parts together knew what they were doing.

    There are a LOT of people out there paying 3x-5x more for guns that don't perform one iota "better" unless you consider the name on the slide as being "performance."

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    Quote Originally Posted by OGCJason View Post
    I, unfortunately did not. Went back the next day after getting spousal approval and someone had already bought it...
    Man I feel for you because I saw a perfect Colt 1908 in .380 at a pawn shop many years ago for $150 and I didn't have that amount to purchase it. It was in perfect condition and marked US Property. Went back two days later and it was gone. I have regretted it ever since. This was about 1974 and it also had an original box. Now I carry cash to purchase what I want and heck with Wife approval but I don't tell her what to purchase either. I think she takes advantage of that, I know she does. Ha!
    J

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    My rock after break in is soooo accurate....just as good as my Ed Brown and better than my new Dan Wesson VBob,,,at least until I get a few more hundred rounds threw it, I know the Wesson will come around but it's not ready yet...sometimes I don't even have to aim that well for my Rock Island to find its way to the bullseye...seriously!!

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    I bought a Rock in the PX at Fort Bragg. It is the compact model, came with two magazines, case, and CD Rom. It was $415 out the door. I only shot it once, and it was dead on. I left it at my Brother's house. He is retired military, and is kind of getting rid of his "stuff" as his health is not good.
    He traded me two Colt Model 70's for my Rocky, which may be the deal of the century. I was very impressed with my Rock Island, and I will probably get another compact sometime to carry. You never know when You'll see some jerk running at a bunch of innocent Police Officers brandishing a hatchet. They deserve a visit from Rocky and his 8 little friends.

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