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Rock Island Armory 1911 Tactical 45 ACP 5" Parkerized 
by James G
Date Added: Saturday 10 December, 2011
I purchased this gun two weeks ago and received it yesterday. Took it to the range today and put 200 rounds down range. Using a variety of brands and different grain numbers I had no FTF or FTE - no hiccups at all. The accuracy was wonderful. At 15 yards I was putting 2 inch groupings together.
The sight picture is easy to find a target with and the recoil is manageable and easy to refocus. This is easily the most comfortable gun I have shot. The weight, although perhaps not great for CCW, makes for an easy shot.
My only complaint about the weapon was the full length guide rod, which appears to be just a hair too long and made the barrel bushing a pain to get off and on. I actually had to remove the slide in tact and then remove the barrel bushing. Even with a barrel bushing wrench, it was not easy to get back together.
One note about the service from Buds. I found them to be very helpful, both online and over the phone. Although I ordered the gun during a busy season they answered the phone and helped with my questions. I ordered the upgraded shipping to get the pistol quickly and it did not go out in the timeline Buds promised. When I called to ask, they overnighted the pistol and refunded the extra shipping fee! Although they missed the mark on timeline, they more than made up for it on the service end. I would gladly purchase another gun from Buds.