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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 Compact 1911 Tactical .45acp 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 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 Dovetail
Weight 2.16 lbs.
Finish Tiger
Type Revolver
Action Double Action
Caliber 32 North American Arms
Barrel Length 7 1/2"
Capacity 15 + 1
Safety Hammer block Only
Grips Ergo
Sights VTAC Warrior
Weight 2.16 lbs.
Finish Midnight Blue
Type Semi-Automatic
Action Not Listed
Caliber 38 Long Colt
Barrel Length 5.87"
Capacity 19 + 1
Safety Notched Cylinder
Grips Gold Sparkles
Sights Low Profile
Weight 2.16 lbs.

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19 Reviews. Average Rating: 4.7 of 5 Stars! [4.7 of 5 Stars!]
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Reviewed By: James M on 12/29/2014 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Although I haven't shot this particular gun yet, I have disassembled and cleaned it pretty well. Not my first 1911. This gun is very well constructed, fit and function is very good...finish is parkerizing so I wouldn't expect that to hold up to well fir daily carry. But, all in all a nice little compact 1911 45acp.

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Reviewed By: Timothy B on 10/17/2014 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
I did some extensive research on this product before purchasing. I am also the owner of a few much higher end 1911s such as Springer and Wilson. I have to admit that it was other good reviews that led me to purchase this gun, and I have not been disappointed at all. The gun arrived pretty much like everybody else mentioned, covered in cosmoline. When I got the gun home I broke it down completely (had some issues with a tight firing pin plate but got past it) and thoroughly cleaned EVERYTHING. I didn't clean it in mineral spirits like the manufacturer stated, but instead used gun scrubber and blasted every single part. Make sure you clean out the firing pin and extractor channels thoroughly! After cleaning I assembled, lightly oiled the needed areas, and headed to the gun range.

It ran flawlessly. I put factory FMJs and HPs through it and it ate everything. I currently have 200 rounds of FMJs and 150 rounds of HPs through it without any issues. It also was very accurate, which was a concern I had more than anything about the gun. It shoots just as well as my higher end 1911s, though the recoil is a little more sharp because it is the officer model. At 20 yards I was shooting on average with higher end FMJs 2" groups.

It is not as pretty as my other high end 1911s, but it sure runs as well, and is just as tight. RIA has a rock solid warranty on their guns...so I know if anything does go wrong I am covered. Be advised that the officers models tend to go through recoil springs at a rate of about 500 rounds per spring, so maybe buy one or two quality Wolff springs at the time of purchase so you have them on hand.

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Reviewed By: Marcus N on 08/15/2014 Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [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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Reviewed By: Ralph H on 07/31/2014 Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
As usual Rock Island makes a good little gun. Recoil is a bit more, but that was expected. I think I will enjoy as a CHL gun. No problem with the gun or the price.

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Reviewed By: barry s on 06/27/2014 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Another great purchase from Bud's. The weapon is tight and very accurate for the price. I own several 1911's and the RIA can hang with the best of them.
Bud's blows away the completion on the price and selection.

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