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Rock Island Armory 51814 1911 Polished Nickel GI 9+1 38Super 5"
by Ezequiel N Date Added: Monday 26 September, 2011
The pistol came with one 9 round Colt magazine in a blue finish. I bought 2 extra mags, I got the 9 round metal form magazines for $15 a piece and they work great.

The first thing I did was take this baby apart and clean off all the grease and oil it up. Once I did that it felt a lot better than when I was inspecting it at my FFL. I took it to the range a couple of days later and this gun is ACCURATE. I know all guns are generally accurate but this thing will make an amateur feel accurate. At 10 meters I was hitting a small paper target with nice tight groupings dead center. At 15 meters I was still scoring a hit for every round but my groupings could use some work.

I shot 150 rounds of Magtech 38 super ammo and American Eagle. Not one FTE or FTF. The only problem I had was with the Colt magazine that the pistol came with. It had trouble chambering the first round every time. The 2 metal form magazines worked perfect though. I like them better too since the metallic finish matches the chome finish of the pistol a lot better. Anyways after I cleaned the Colt mag and even oiled it up a bit it & it seemed to start working ok.

I recommend that you oil your magazine springs a bit and keep them fully loaded an entire day before shooting your gun. This will stretch the springs out and make them more reliable.

At $432 this gun is a steal. If you're on the fence about this I say go for it. For anyone that says 38 super ammo is hard to come by or expensive just look online. Its readily available there and at good prices. I do recommend you buy metal form magazines for this gun just to have spares in case that Colt mag gives you trouble.

Rock Island Armory may not have the high reputation that Colt or Kimber 1911s have but this baby sure feels like one of them.

Buds was great, it took 2 and a half weeks from the day i ordered this gun until I got it. I know they're in the middle of enlarging they're shipping warehouse so I understand the delay. Will definitely buy from here again.

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