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Rock Island Armory 1911A1 Match 45ACP Adjustable Sights 8+1
[51434]
$660.00
Displaying 1 to 5 (of 5 reviews) Result Pages:  1 
by William D Tuesday 21 January, 2014
This is the best deal I've ever found on a 1911. I own Colt, Springfield, Les Baer, Smith & Wesson, etc., so I know what good quality is, and this one holds its own with the big boys at 1/3 to 1/2 the price. While the parkerized finish and wood grips are not the most attractive I've seen, the metal finish is a consistent, solid, deep, matte black all over. The fiber optic front sight could be brighter, but that's a quick and easy fix. That's where average ends with this gun. With a couple clicks of the windage knob on the adjustable rear sight, I was hitting 2" groups in the X-ring of a standard B2 silhouette target at 25 yards standing, freestyle/unsupported. At 10 yards I was putting holes inside holes. Accuracy is awesome. Helping the accuracy is the super smooth, crisp, 3 pound trigger pull (verified by gauging). I don't know what the variation is among these factory triggers, but I'm impressed and I think you will be too. The overtravel adjustment on the match trigger is nice, and I quickly dialed it in so that there is no overtravel whatsoever. Very little pre-travel, as well (although that's not adjustable). The slide to frame, barrel lugs to slide, bushing to slide/barrel fit is nice and tight. No wiggle or rattling at all. The muzzle crown is chamfered for a good look and extra protection. The frame's feed ramp is polished and the barrel's throat is opened and polished for reliable feeding. I like the full length guide rod, but that's just a personal preference. The ambi safety is nice as well, as I'm a lefty. The mag well is beveled to help with mag changes. The back strap (mainspring housing) is checkered, but the front strap has vertical grooves cut down it. This provides a very strong, positive grip while not making your fingers feel like they've been run on a cheese grater after hundreds of consecutive rounds. This hands down the best value I've found in a 1911 so far. Bud's was great, as always, and I had the gun within 7 working days after ordering. I can't say enough about how great this pistol is, so stop reading this and buy one now!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by JOHN M Thursday 26 April, 2012
Finally getting around to writing something about the RIA Match 1911 .45 cal that I bought from Bud's. First, it's always a pleasure to deal with Bud's. Fast replies, prompt shipment and all the paperwork is complete. I've had the gun out a few times and it works flawlessly. I have no compliants and only praise for the workmanship and function. Only drawback is it only comes with one magazine and Armscor doesn't list any factory mags available so I'm looking around to find info on 8 round mags that work well on this gun. I've heard that some manufacturers mags don't seat well on the RIA but that is not an issue with RIA itself. So far I've had no trouble with the gun, it seems tight and shoots well. Getting good groups at the range out of the box. I've Colt's (Commander) and the RIA compares favorable at a much lower price.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Mark S Tuesday 07 February, 2012
This is a great firearm. I only have 100 rounds of cheap Federal FMJ through it at this time, but the gun cycled every round flawlessly. The fiber optic front sight shows up very well. The trigger is very good too- not a hair trigger by any means, but it has a light yet crisp pull. I am very satisfied with my purchase.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Wesley D Thursday 05 January, 2012
This is not a great shooter "for the money". It is just a great shooter regardless of price. I own four other 1911s which were at least twice the price of the RIA match and this pistol is just as accurate and more reliable out of the box. I now have over 5,000 rounds through it and it has had only one malfunction which was a failure to feed in the first 100 rounds. The parkerized finish isn't as pretty and the fit isn't as precise as my other 1911s but this thing just plain works.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Jason K Tuesday 10 May, 2011
Outstanding match-grade 1911 for the price. Bushing and barrel (and overall barrel lock-up) are great, the slide-frame fit is very good, and I really like the fiberoptic front sight. Can't go wrong for $600.

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