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Rock Island Armory 51429 TAC 1911 Compact 7+1 45ACP 3.5"

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Model: 51429
Condition: Factory New
Bud's Item Number: 411550000
UPC: 4806015514299

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From its 3.5 inch barrel to the extended beavertail, the ROCK Standard CS in 45 ACP will be love at first shot. The full guide rod and  combat-style, low profile, snag-free sights are built for performance. Comes in a fully parkerized finish. The Tactical Model gives you everything you want in a pistol at great value, plus the backing of the Rock Island lifetime warranty.

Finish Olive Drab
Type Revolver
Action Double Action
Caliber 38 Long Colt
Barrel Length Threaded barrel
Capacity 10
Safety Thumb, Grip & Integral Locking System
Grips synthetic
Sights Fiber Optic Front, Adjustable Rear
Weight 2.16 lbs.
Finish Lavender/Stainless
Type Revolver
Action Lever
Caliber 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
Barrel Length 8.38"
Capacity 9+1/12+1 (Grip Extension)
Safety No Manual Safety
Grips Black G10 Starburst
Sights Heinie
Weight 2.16 lbs.
Finish Two Tone
Type Pistol Frame
Action Single
Caliber 38 Super
Barrel Length 4.52"
Capacity 6 1 / 8 1
Safety Trigger Only
Sights Fixed
Weight 2.16 lbs.
Finish POlished Stainless Slide, Arctic Frost Frame
Type Kit
Action Lever
Caliber 5 mm
Barrel Length 3.1"
Capacity 7+1/8+1 (Grip Extension)
Safety External Safety
Grips Diamond Platinum
Sights Fixed Front, Rear Adjustable
Weight 2.16 lbs.
Finish Black
Type Semi-Automatic
Action Single
Caliber 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
Barrel Length 3.5"
Capacity 7 + 1
Safety Thumb and Grip Safety
Grips Black
Sights Low Profile
Weight 2.16 lbs.

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24 Reviews. Average Rating: 4.7 of 5 Stars! [4.7 of 5 Stars!]
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Reviewed By: Che R on 02/07/2016 Rating: 3 of 5 Stars! [3 of 5 Stars!]
First off Bud's is awesome and they have nothing to do with the quality of this pistol. Out of the box everything looked great but once at the range it has been all downhill for this pistol. First, the rear sight is not level and slopes slightly to the right. Something not noticeable until out in the sunlight and looking through the sights at a target. The Novak style cuts are not true to size so I will be living with these sights for the foreseeable future. Second, extraction was both inconsistent and all over the place. If the casings did manage to extract they would be thrown forward, up, to the right or in between my eyes. The clocking was solved with a fitted aftermarket firing pin stop. As for the FTEs I have not been able to find the sweet spot for tuning the extractor so now I ordered one from Wilson and have to wait and see.

When the pistol does behave it is dead accurate and a pleasure to shoot. I thought about sending it back for warranty work but figured since I can do this stuff myself why not. Besides I would have to wait a month or two to get it back with just new junk parts thrown at it. Oh and this is my second RIA 1911, which the first is a Gov. and runs like a Cadillac with absolutely no issues. It is my goal to get it how I want it, which is how it should have come from RIA. Yes the price point is low, but REALLY Rock Island what is up with your QC on this one? $500 is not exactly pocket change in my book.

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Reviewed By: Douglas W on 12/24/2015 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Ordered 1 week pior to Christmas. Buds had it to my FFL in 2-3 days. Exceptional!
The R.I.A. Compact here shoots as well as my Sig, Kimber and Colt compacts. The fit from Rock Island is wonderful. I see now why so many are selling off the other brands for an every day carry 1911. Remember you're not spending $1,000 here.
Came exactly as pictured above. R.I. suggests 500 rounds for "Break in" as with any 1911. So I ran over 700 FMJ Winchester Whit Box and a mix of JHP through it on day one. NOT 1, FTF OR FTE. I cannot say I have experienced that with any other 1911 I own. I'm sold on Rock Island. Now, the finish IS Parkeraized. And will "Wear" as easy as any G.I. issued weapon. No problem there, as that's the reason I chanced it. 5 stars to Rock Island, and of course 5 stars to Buds!
Buy One.

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Reviewed By: Donald R on 12/22/2015 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
I like everyone else, received a very, VERY greasy filthy gun. After a through cleaning, TWICE, lubed it up and headed for the range (my back pasture). Put 200 rounds through it with all types of ammo, and this old gal just kept pumping them out. I cleaned it again after 100 rounds, then again when I was done. 200 rounds and no fail to fire and no fails to feed. Every empty case landed about 7 feet back, to my right and a little behind in a circle about 4 feet around. I was hitting 2 inch groups at 15 yards, free hand with no rest. The trigger , out of the box is amazing. Clean crisp break at about 4 pounds. This is my third Rock Island, with my first being the G.I. FULL SIZE 5 inch, and I also have a R.I. double stack, which I carry in my truck. This 3.5 inch compact is the sweetest out of the three. Buy this gun with confidence, and Bud's was very fast with the shipping, and pleasant to deal with "after sale". This is my new IWB carry piece, backed up by a Charter Arms bulldog Pug, 44 Special in my right boot. My wife and I both carry, ... We practice at least twice a month, and pray we NEVER have to be in a position to defend ourselves. I just feel "dressed" with this R.I.

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Reviewed By: Jay C on 11/23/2015 Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
Love the look and feel of the gun. Great price, hits where you aim. Still breaking it in. have a little less than 300 rds through it. Buds was great.

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Reviewed By: Matthew G on 08/08/2015 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
After reviewing several different options for compact 1911s I decided to go with this one. The gun shipped very quickly and arrived with no problems. (As a first time buds shopper I was very impressed.) The gun came coated in grease but was very easy to clean. I have put some 200 rounds through it without a problem. Weight was a little more then i expected but is not a problem. (weighs about the same as my Remington R1). Would definitely recommend this gun to a friend.

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