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Rock Island Armory 51421 1911 Standard GI 8+1 45ACP 5"
by Brock T Date Added: Sunday 27 April, 2014
The RIA 1911 GI is a great weapon for the price. The slide to frame fit is very tight with a barely detectable wobble when trying oscillate the slide in one hand while firmly gripping the frame in the other. I give it five stars for the quality of the weapon in terms of how low the price is. The finish isn't the greatest though. Its pretty good on the exterior of the weapon but the barrel and other internal parts wore heavily after one range outing. Ejecting brass is leaving little gold flecks in the finish near the chamber that do not come off with cleaning. The stainless steel chamber area of the barrel visible from the outside of the weapon also has terrible machine marks on it as well. It looked like someone took an abrasive wire wheel across an area that had already been polished.As far as triggers go it has very little take up, but becomes gritty and difficult to judge when it will break. I don't really mind any of these things though because I bought the weapon to learn how to smith 1911s.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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