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Rock Island Armory 51416 1911 Compact GI 7+1 45ACP

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Model: 51416
Condition: Factory New
Bud's Item Number: 411539804
UPC: 4806015514169
MFG: Rock Island Armory

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Chambered in .45acp and outfitted with a shorter barrel, smooth wood grips, and a parkerized finish, this is the 1911 Compact GI. Faithful to the original 1911 design, the Standard Compact GI is equipped with a 3.5 inch barrel, fixed sights, and a 7 round magazine. Perfect for the first time shooter, collector, or lawful concealed carry.

Finish Black
Type Semi-Automatic
Action Not Listed
Caliber 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
Barrel Length 3.5"
Capacity 7 + 1
Safety Thumb and Grip Safety
Grips Wood
Sights Fixed
Weight 2.16 lbs.

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107 Reviews. Average Rating: 4.9 of 5 Stars! [4.9 of 5 Stars!]
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Reviewed By: Mark H on 09/26/2016 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
I was quite skeptical with my first gun purchase online and from buds. I had a excellent gun buying experience and took advantage of the 90 day layaway program which I had paid off in a month. I purchased in full on a Wednesday and it shipped on Thursday and I received the following Monday at my FFL dealer. I would most definitely recommend buds gun shop to any of my friends and family and with my experience beings so well i'm thinking of becoming part of team buds since gun collecting is a hobby of mine. The gun came in perfect condition as it would come straight out of the factory and I would also recommend the Rock Island 1911 CS pistol to anyone. I'm very happy with my purchase and will most definitely considered more business with buds gun shop in near future. Thank you

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Reviewed By: William W on 06/24/2016 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
I've had this RIA pistol for two years now and have been unexpectedly pleased with it. I use it in the "colder months" here in Florida as my EDC....a P3AT in the hotter months. The pistol shoots well and the quality is good. Recommend at least 200 rds break in period. I've replaced the wood with Hogue and it makes a big difference. It works nicely in my Alien Gear IWB holster. I would recommend this firearm to anyone wishing to carry a small, large caliber, concealed weapon.
-Retired Regular Army Officer

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Reviewed By: Charles B on 04/29/2016 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
I\'m going to give this pistol a 5 star, because there are some things that would actually be 6 stars, and others that are... 4 or maybe 3. You decide.

The good:
The finish is perfect. The slide to frame fit is better than my Colts, better than my (old) Detonics, Viking, Springfield, or any of my Caspian based builds. It feels like an Acc-U-Rail setup. The slide literally glides on the frame rails, with so little play its hardly detectable. The fit of the barrel is near perfect, perhaps too perfect for a defensive pistol. The front has very very little play, the rear is fit well both horizontally and vertically. The under-lugs are well fit, there is almost no vertical play when in battery. The fore/aft play is also nil, and that is as important as any other fitment in a 1911. The trigger on my measures 4.5lbs on the dot. Crisp. At the back of the slide, the extractor surface meets the slide surface perfectly, seamlessly. Same for the slide to frame fit there, it just all meets up perfectly. Amazing for an inexpensive pistol.

The bad:
The grip safety is horrible. The safety sticks out past the frame at the web part. It hurts just to dry fire this pistol, due to the sharp edges there. The trigger is also sharp - right in the middle of its grooved surface is a sharp ridge. Again, painful just to dry fire. Not trying to wimp out here, just that sharp edges should have been dealt with. How the slide and barrel could be fit so well, and the grip safety fit so poorly... dunno. The grips themselves are pretty on my pistol, but, they\'re a lot wider than they need to be, and shaped rather funny at the top. My rear sight came \"pre-dinged up\", with a nice ding in its top surface that makes the sight picture annoying.

Ok... bottom line... its an inexpensive pistol. The faults I noted, are easily corrected either at home, or by any \'smithy. My take on it - I don\'t like whale tail grip safeties. This is going to be a carry pistol. I don\'t want that huge safety there, so I\'ll fit up an Officers ACP grip safety, and even trim that back a bit. I don\'t want, or need, much in the way of a \"tang\" in back on my 1911\'s, the reasoning being that if there\'s nothing to pinch you against, you wont get pinched. That\'s just me though. The trigger can be smoothed in a few minutes time with a bit of wet/dry paper. No big deal. The grips themselves... are getting replaced anyway. The sight can also be smoothed, since while the ding is annoying, its not overly deep and I can hide it without removing a bunch of material (not enough to really effect the defensive range zeroing of the sights).

So what I got was an amazingly well fit pistol, where it counts the most, with a few sharp edges that can be dealt with very simply and easily.

In my little way of thinking, the fit and finish got the pistol a 6 out of 5... off the scale. The drawbacks of sharp edges... less than 5. I think they evened out, especially when you factor in the cost, which is pretty low in today\'s market.

Oh... and I forgot. The magazine is terrible too. Why an overly extended magazine on a carry pistol whose frame has been trimmed to make it smaller? Makes no sense. Can get Colt, Wilson, Springfield... whatever... Officers ACP sized mags to fit flush. The included magazine does work well though, and I\'m glad there\'s only one of \'em to never have to use!

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Reviewed By: travis b on 02/18/2016 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
I'm very impressed with the quality of the gun. Tolerances are very tight and the trigger is remarkably good for such an inexpensive gun. I had hesitated because the gun is so cheap, but this is a great gun for the money. I also was worried the grips would look cheap, but they look nice.

Have a rag ready - these things are absolutely soaked in oil when you get them. I do wish it came with a second magazine, but standard 1911 mags work with it so it isn't a big deal.

Very nice!

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Reviewed By: Richard C on 01/28/2016 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Everything I expected from rock island armory great hand gun great price the only problem I didn't expect was the 10 day wait to get it thru and shipped out but it was well worth it went to my local gun dealer for the same hand gun they wouldn't come close to buds price to tell you the truth I got two guns from buds for what my local dealer would have sold me the rock island 1911 Cs the second hand gun was their 38 special next time I will spend the extra money and become a team buds member for the expedite shipping

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