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Rock Island Armory 51421 1911 Standard GI 8+1 45ACP 5" Reviews

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186 Reviews. Average Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">4.8 of 5 Stars!</span> [4.8 of 5 Stars!]
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by Gary S Friday 22 January, 2016
I was referred to Bud's by a colleague at work, and I have to say, I was pleased with the ease of use of the website, and the delivery was what I expected. My local FFL made it easy on this end as well. Even spotted me a box of shiny new rounds. I am proud to say I am now among the ranks of owning a classic model of firearm, and from the outset, I'm super excited for the opportunity to put 'er to use! Thank you, Bud's - I have no doubt I'll refer and use you again and again.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Derek O Friday 22 January, 2016
Great first timer. I put 200 rounds of winchester white ball ammo down range... It performed flawlessly! Its very accurate at 30 yards. And the price is great too. I'd like to personally thank buds for a smooth transaction/delivery. I cant wait to buy another.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Darren P Monday 21 December, 2015
Just a few comments for anyone (like me) unfamiliar with RIA products and considering giving it a shot. I had previously tested the compact officers model and wanted to see how the government model faired. It did great over 850 rounds with 100% feed and fire; two FTE at #640 and #690 - far better than my Springfield Jam Master. Factory mag was used throughout. Unlike the compact, I only tried Winchester bulk 230 grain FMJ on this outing. Accuracy. Three-shot groups usually around 2" @ 20 yds; long strings 4"; a fifty-round group inside a 4x4 or 6x6 inch square. I beat the paint off a chest size steel plate at 30 yds once the kentucky windage got worked out. The trigger is great, safety positive on/off. Finish okay with some stamp-sized blemish on the top of the slide. This may "age" out as the parkerized gets worn, or duracoated one day. Didn't bother me, I'm looking for excellent reliability then reasonable accuracy at a value price point. I like the wood grips. They look okay and feel great to me. I prefer the normal grip safety. The compact beavertail lets the rear of the safety cut into my hand. Not a problem at all with the regular config as the grip position a little lower. The local 400# range commando said my sites were bad. He had the night/tritium/thermal/red dot/laser/ESP commando sights just like they shot Bin Laden with. I still outshot him, so did everyone else. Don't discount the GI sights, they work well, are unbreakable, we managed to win a couple major world wars with them. They also keep the overall price of the gun reasonable. The factory mag seems nice and worked 100% 850 times in a row. All shooting was done starting with a full load of eight rounds to test the spring and overall function. Overall superior to the Springfield Armory experience and would probably be a good deal at $800. I think it's a fantastic deal at $415. I'm not a collector, I don't see guns as a work of art. This will go camping, hiking and hunting and get beat up. It proved very reliable with decent accuracy, a great price point - let's call it five stars.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Aaron W Thursday 17 December, 2015
Awesom gun. Have over 1000 rounds through it and no problems. Finish is very good and is very durable. Just wish it came with an extra Magazine. As for buds.... Well you can catch a deal sometimes. Shipping time though. Hope you're not in a hurry. Otherwise. Good experience.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Jason M Wednesday 09 December, 2015
Very impressed the feel and accuracy of the firearm. After over 500 rounds, no issues with any ammo used. Solid buy for a first time 1911 to get the feel of them. I do prefer the looks new style with the logo near the back of the slide.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Carla P Thursday 03 December, 2015
So we all know this is more of a low budget 1911 and I expected as such. However I have to say the only thing low budget about it, and they only complaint we had was the magazine. It has a square bottom with sharp edges and sticks out beyond the butt of the gun. It likes to get snagged on clothing. However magazine aside this is one nice firearm. It shoots great with nice manageable recoil. Sights are accurate I was able to hit the gong at about 85 yards on the second shot. Reloading was a breeze although as most guns are it is easier to load 7 than 8. I wish they would perfect the plate end of the mag better and maybe I can find some other mags that will work better. I was going to carry this, but the mag just makes it uncomfortable. Breakdown and cleaning and reassembly is easy as expected. Also I would love to see them get rid of the grip safety, but that is just my preference. Overall this is worthy of 5 stars based upon value for money spent.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
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