Reviewed By: Marcus N on 08/15/2014
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]
I am new to 1911's and recently got a high end full size one that led me to buy a compact after I enjoyed it so much. I decided on this Rock Island and am very pleased so far.
1. Un- boxing it, I found it in a plastic bag covered in grease as expected. Gun functioned checked smoothly despite being filthy.
2. The pistol I received was exactly what was pictured on Buds. No RIA billboard on the side.
3. The safety is not ambidextrous and of a low profile.
4. The sights are as described and solid black.
5. Magazine is high quality but also greasy from factory.
Grease is not a bad thing for me, just don't be surprised. After cleaning it thoroughly the gun cycled even better. I can only see it getting better after the break-in. For this price, an amateur weekend shooter like me is going to be buying more of these guns for sure.
I rate the product as a 4 because it is not as smooth as other 1911's but is a great buy. Always room for improvement.
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