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Rock Island 1911 GI Standard FS .45 ACP 5" 8+1 CA Compliant Reviews


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208 Reviews. Average Rating:    4.8 of 5 Stars!
5 stars:
90% (187 of 208)
4 stars:
8% (15 of 208)
3 stars:
1% (3 of 208)
2 stars:
0% ( of 208)
1 star:
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by James D Monday 25 December, 2017
Good quality gun for the price. Accurate as a 1911 should be and makes a great start point for a custom gun.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Kevin S Thursday 30 November, 2017
Absolutely one of the better 1911 I have bought, even at half the price! All tolerances are smooth and tight. Shot 250 rounds break in period, cleaned and lubed , feels like a $1000 gun. I will not hesitate to get another RIA 1911.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Ken O Sunday 29 October, 2017
I've been a gun guy for many years, but never was interested in owning a 1911 because of the capacity issue. I also had problems with accuracy with other .45 platforms. So, I decided to give an American legend a try. Since so many people love them and it was good enough for our military's sidearm for over 50 years I decided that I should find out. When I saw the RIA on sale at Bud's one weekend for $375 and good reviews I decided this would be a painless way to give them a try. Boy, was I impressed when I took it out last night! I'm a 1911 and RIA fan now! I probably ran about 100 rounds through it without a single failure. I was hitting my steel target at 10 yards the first magazine. So I went back to 30 yards and was still hitting easily. It got dark so next time I'll back up even more. I also bought a pro mag 10 round magazine that worked great, so I feel a little better about the capacity issue. So glad I gave it a try! Buy one!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Tevin L Friday 27 October, 2017
The best handgun I've ever shot or owned. I'm very happy with it. Thank you buds for your amazing prices and services

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Chris M Tuesday 10 October, 2017
This is My 2nd gun from buds and I’m super happy! Will be buying my 3rd soon. Btw the rock island gi model is awsome gun for the money!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Travis C Thursday 05 October, 2017
THE GOOD: 1. Price (obviously) 2.Accuracy (I don%u2019t really shoot SA pistols that often, however this thing is just amazing. I was able to drill the X-Ring and surrounding 9, with a 1/2, 3/4 groups all the way out to 15 yards.) 3. Soild construction (more on the finish later) 4. Reliable factory magazine (Some 1911 guys will argue that stock magazines are crap, blah, blah, blah. For the most part they%u2019re correct, in this case they%u2019re wrong. Magazine fed just as well as a high dollar magazine without any hiccups after 200 rounds. No issues feeding nor ejecting. However if you%u2019re new to 1911 ownership, still invest in decent magazines, seeing as this only comes with one. THE BAD: 1. Grips (these smooth grips are beautiful, yet useless ! Way too thick for a 1911 and they%u2019re smooth, so you%u2019ll have a difficult time holding onto them. Invest in some aftermarket grips, there are PLENTY of options available. I went with traditional checkered rosewood to match the GI style of the weapon. 2. Sights (If you%u2019re like myself and have become accustomed to modern sights then you will have a learning curve with GI issue sights. You get virtually no real sight picture indoors and this initially caused me to shoot low, since I felt like I was looking down over the front blade constantly. If you want new sights you will have to go to a gunsmith or someone who has experience doing the work. I%u2019m just going to paint the front blade then call it a day) 3. Finish (I wasn%u2019t expecting much since it is a flat parkerized finish, and I got exactly what I was expecting. Something that will get scratched and dinged easily over time. If you%u2019re after something %u201Cpretty%u201D this is not the pistol for you. 4. Logo (I%u2019m glad RIA got away from having %u201CRock Island Armory%u201D stamped across the side, however they haven%u2019t done much better by placing a gold RIA logo right above the thumb safety. This would pass for an original WWI/WWII production weapon, if not for that damn logo.) Even with the negative I am giving this 5 out of 5...It is truly an amazing, 1911. The price cannot be beat. If you%u2019re looking for something to customize & tune this is where you begin. I love it so much I%u2019m thinking about buying another one also.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
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