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Rock Island Armory 51416 1911 Compact GI 7+1 45ACP 3.5"

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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.

 
SPECIFICATIONS
Finish Black Nitride
Type AK Pistol
Action Double Action Only
Caliber 410/45 Long Colt/45ACP
Barrel Length 4.29"
Capacity 8 rd
Safety
Grips Custom
Sights Fixed Front Adjustable Rear
Weight 2.16 lbs.
SPECIFICATIONS
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.
SPECIFICATIONS
Finish Case Hardened
Type Rifle
Action Double Action Only
Caliber .38 S
Barrel Length 11.5"
Capacity 8 8 1 1
Safety Half Cock
Grips G10, Black Cherry
Sights Novak Lo-Mount Carry
Weight 2.16 lbs.
SPECIFICATIONS
Finish Matte Stainless
Type Revolver
Action Gas Operation
Caliber 450 Bushmaster
Barrel Length 10"
Capacity 9+1/12+1 (Grip Extension)
Safety Decocker/Hammer/Firing Pin
Grips Rosewood Synthetic
Sights Ghost Ring Rear; Front Blade
Weight 2.16 lbs.

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106 Reviews. Average Rating: 4.9 of 5 Stars! [4.9 of 5 Stars!]
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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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Reviewed By: Richard L on 01/23/2016 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
I received my RIA Compact M1911A-1 from my FFL yesterday. It shipped on Thursday and I had it after work on Friday. I could not disassemble it for cleaning before I took it to the range today because this gun is TIGHT. I managed to clean the excess machine oil off the exterior and took it to the range. At 5 yards, I was able to put an entire 50 round box of Perfecta 230 grain FMJ into an area about 6 inches in diameter center mass on a police B-5 target after I determined where the first few rounds hit. This gun is accurate, dependable and had surprisingly light recoil and all 50 rounds fired with no problems.
I bought two aftermarket magazines for my pistol to see how they functioned in my new RIA. I bought a 7-round Springfield Armory stainless steel magazine and a 7-round Kimber blued steel magazine. I also checked the reliability of the RIA marked (Italian ACT-MAG) magazine that came with the gun. All three performed reliably with no major problems. The Kimber magazine did have one FTF but that problem was quickly solved by pulling back on the slide and letting it go. (Maybe I limp-wristed that shot). I will need to take the gun to my dad who is a professional gunsmith to see if he can get the very tight slide lock lever out of the gun for disassembly and cleaning.
In fairness to RIA, they do say on the warranty card that a 500 round break-in period is necessary to loosen the gun up. I am VERY pleased with my RIA Compact. If this were a Colt or a Smith & Wesson, this would easily be a $700.00-$800.00 gun. I will certainly recommend Buds and RIA to my friends.

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