Rock Island Armory 51416 1911 Compact GI 7+1 45ACP 3.5" Rock Island Armory 51416 1911 Compact GI 7+1 45ACP 3.5"
Chambered in .45acp and outfitted with a shorter barrel, smooth wood
grips, and a parkerized finish, this is the 1911 Compact GI. Faithful to
the original 1911 design, the Standard Compact GI is equipped with a
3.5 inch barrel, fixed sights, and a 7 round magazine. Perfect for the
first time shooter, collector, or lawful concealed carry.
Model 51416 Condition Factory New Bud's Item # 411539804 UPC 4806015514169 *Please Note!! Many of our pictures are stock photo's provided to us by the manufacturer and do not necessarily represent the actual item being purchased. Please verify this picture accurately reflects the product described by the title and description on this page before you place your order.
Customer Reviews 83 Customer Reviews Average 4.9 out of 5 Stephen D This was my first compact 1911 purchase and I have to say I enjoy shooting this gun very much. I've only had it a couple of days and have already put a couple hundred rounds through it without a hiccup. It cycles well and is very comfortable to shoot. My only problem was that the bottom corner of the grip kept digging into my hand. When I looked closely I noticed that one side had been finished and ground to a gentle curve while the corner on my dominant hand side had quite a point on it. After a minute with the grinding wheel the two corners looked the same, albeit with a bit of shiny steel showing through where I ground. The gun is now very comfortable to hold and shoot. Other than a bit of quality control, I am quite happy with my purchase and look forward to putting a lot of rounds downrange with this gun. 1 month ago william a I held off on the RIA train until this little compact. Really I didn't expect much, was I wrong! It is properly fitted and adjusted, with excellent and flawless feeding, ejection and extraction. Everything functioned proper, even the magazine. Finish is a even parkerizing, just keep it oiled, the coarseness holds lubricant as it is designed to do. Is it a $1000 pistol for $400? No, it's not , but what it is, is a hell of a deal for a Officers sized .45acp. I did install an extractor and firing pin stop made of bar stock , my choice. Supplied items were of the series 80 design, I do not know why. But series 80 stuff will work in a series 70 design gun (not vice- versa) so not really a big deal, you do not have to modify your pistol!
It continues to run very well with no failures of any kind in well over 500 rounds. I held off on the review till it had been shot a lot, I dislike reviews that focus on the beauty of the gun. And this gun is also easy to look at, but I love the 1911_ I did change the grips to some checkered double diamond walnut grips.And I painted the front sight.
Thats all I've got, if you're in the market for a short barreled 1911, this may be for you. I know it has run better than some 3" barreled more expensive models that I know of! Buds shipped in their stated timeframe , no more no less. Have purchased over a dozen so I must be satisfied. 2 months ago Show More Reviews...