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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

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Reviewed By: jon b on 01/05/2015 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Worth double the price! Buds shipping was fastest ever. Ordered on Monday and picked up on Friday and that included New Year's Day holiday in that week.
Shot 200 rounds with zero failures the gun has a nice feel and the rubber grips are very comfortable. Metal form mag that came with it is very good and I just ordered a few more. I have guns that cost triple this one and although they might have a very slightly better finish that's really the only thing that's better. I highly recommend this gun to anyone not just someone looking for something cheaper than most 1911s the only negatives I could say are the parkerizing is a little light in some spots and the gun came with a single side safety not ambi as noted in description but I'm fine with both as I'm now going to cericoat this and was planning on removing the ambi safety anyway. I look forward to shooting and carrying this gun as part of my daily rotation.

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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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