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Rock Island Armory 51643 TAC 1911 Compact 8+1 9mm 3.5"

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Model: 51643
Condition: Factory New
Bud's Item Number: 411548758
UPC: 4806015516439
MFG: Rock Island Armory

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Combat hammer, beavertail grip safety and skeletonized trigger. Dovetail Novak style rear sight; dovetail front sight. Ambidextrous safety. Serrated slide. Parkerized finish. Comes with a case.
Finish Black
Type Semi-Automatic
Action Single
Caliber 9mm
Barrel Length 3.5"
Capacity 8 + 1
Safety Thumb and Grip Safety
Grips Black
Sights Dovetail
Weight 2.25 lbs
Finish Orange
Type Pistol Frame
Action Safe Action
Caliber 41 Remington Mag
Barrel Length 4.25"
Capacity 9 1/13 1 (Grip Extension)
Safety Automatic firing pin lock, decocking lever, safety intercept
Grips Pink
Sights Dovetail
Weight 2.25 lbs
Finish Olive Drab
Type Revolver
Caliber 7 X 30 Waters
Barrel Length 2.62"
Capacity 25 + 1
Safety Manual
Grips G-10 (Composite)
Sights Buckhorn
Weight 2.25 lbs
Finish Stainless
Type Pistol
Action Safe Action
Caliber 243 Winchester
Barrel Length 4.29"
Capacity 13 1/19 1 (Grip Extension)
Safety Decocker Only
Grips Metal
Sights Ghost Ring Rear; Front Blade
Weight 2.25 lbs

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Reviewed By: mark r on 12/09/2014 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
nice 1911 9mm. nice weight low recoil. i like the trigger. shot 200 rounds tulammo no problem. no failures. perfect. only upgrade i plan is sites. i like dots of some kind and the sites are just black. I would buy it again in a heartbeat.

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Reviewed By: Kollin C on 10/15/2014 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Their shipping was amazingly fast. I purchased it on Sunday and picked it up on Wednesday. The price was much lower than I had seen it around town too. I haven't fired it yet, but it looks great and is solidly built. I'll definitely shop at Buds again

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Reviewed By: David S on 06/23/2014 Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
As usual, the price and shipping were great from Buds. I used the ACH feature for the first time and it did take 5 days for my funds to clear to Buds. Once they had the funds, the gun shipped very quickly to my FFL. Notification was great, I got two or three emails to keep me informed of the process.
Was heavily oiled, and needed more than just a quick rub down prior to shooting the first time. I always clean mine anyway. Trigger is OK for the price, breaks clean. I shot the compact for the first time today, 250 rounds of various loads from 115 gr. FMJ to 147 gr. FMJ. I also mixed one magazine with 4 Speer gold dots to see how they would function. The compact handled all rounds without any issue no FTF or FTE. I used the factory 8 round mag, along with one 9 round STI and one 10 round Chip McCormick mag. All mags functioned easily.

The sights being a black front post need a spot of nail polish for me to more easily pick them up, but the gun shoots really well. With the heft, there is little or no recoil. No muzzle flip, and very easy to get follow up shots on target.

Thanks Buds for keeping one of these in stock! I may have another IDPA/carry gun. For the price this one feels like a real keeper.

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Reviewed By: Darren N on 05/21/2014 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
This is a fantastic pistol for the price. Comes with a case and one magazine. No frills. I shot 100 rounds of mixed ammo without a failure of any kind. Tulo, American Eagle, Lead Handloads. I would have no reason to believe it won't continue to function flawlessly for many rounds to come.

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Reviewed By: David D on 05/15/2014 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
ordered this on 5/4 from buds and picked it up from my FFL today 5/15. It was very heavily oiled. so much so, it reminded me of when I got my mosin years ago and the cleaning that needed before being able to shoot it. The fit and finish on this is much better than the sub 500 price would suggest. I have Sig, springfield, and magnum research 1911's and the quality of this is very comparable There is absolutely no rattle to this gun at all. The grips are rubber and very soft, but I had a set of VZ ETC grips waiting for it and they look great and fit perfectly. I intend this to be my EDC and for that it will need different sights, as the all black can be difficult to acquire. Took it to the range and fed is 300 rounds of 115 gr FMJ and 50 rounds of hornady critical defense 147 gr and experienced zero failures. Overall I'm very impressed with this for the price. The only downside is that it is advertised as having an ambidextrous safety and that is not the case. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another RIA 1911.

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