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Rock Island Armory 51687 Standard 17+1 22TCM/9mm 5"
[51687]
$624.00
by Ben R Date Added: Friday 23 November, 2012
My initial impression of the gun was that the fit and finish on the metal was outstanding. The grips and screws, not so much so. Grips and screws will be upgraded so that's a minor concern. The pistol feeds well, shoots well and the 22TCM is a real attention grabber and is fun to shoot. The change over to the included 9mm barrel and spring is straightforward and easy. I experienced no problem shooting or feeding either caliber.

All in all, I'm impressed with the RIA brand. I have found it to be a well executed pistol and a value in the marketplace. Accessories are somewhat limited and there's not a lot of robust information about aftermarket items (grips, screws, magazines, etc.) but as more of these make their way to the public, that should improve.

Bud's was a bit slower on delivery on this pistol that I've found in the past. I attribute that to limited supply of these pistols. It was worth the wait and, once again, Bud's delivered well.

The biggest problem I've found with this pistol is that, since this is my first 1911 style pistol, now I want another one in a different caliber. I'll certainly consider another Rock Island Armory pistol.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
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