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

$424.00
 
Product Reviews Ratings Summary
 
182 Reviews. Average Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">4.8 of 5 Stars!</span> [4.8 of 5 Stars!]
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by Eric R Thursday 06 November, 2014
I purchased this gun early this year for $333 shipped. It was ~$70 off of the normal price. All I have to say is WOW. This gun - while not perfect from a finish and grip standpoint - is an amazing deal even at full price. I had some stovepipes over the first 250 rounds, but RIA states that (I think) 300 rounds is the break in time. It feeds well with the factory mag and with Shooting Star magazines. I have had one FTE with a steel cased Tula ammunition after break-in but everything else has shot fine. The gun shot low out of the box, and while I called RIA and they were willing to ship gun back to them for re-sighting, I just filed the front sight down with a jewelers file - I didn't want to waste their time and it shoots dead on with Federal ball, Tula ball, Herters ball, and Prvi ball - 230 grain. The trigger has a nice, clean, break and good reset for a budget gun. I shoot bowling pin matches with this gun and while combat sights aren't fancy, I have done quite well with it. I have no desire to modify it in any way. Also, after 600 rounds, I've seen no abnormal wear. Accuracy wise the gun is capable (in my hands) of 2-3" groups (without a rest) @ 15 yards. I'm sure with better sights, or a better hand, it would be a very accurate gun. On the negative side, the gun shows some machining marks and has a rather rough coating. The grips are basic - but that's what you get with the GI model. You will see the hammer will peen against the dovetail, but that can be common with some 1911's. Five stars is hard to come by, but FOR THE PRICE, this is a great purchase - so far.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">4 of 5 Stars!</span> [4 of 5 Stars!]
by Michael L Monday 22 September, 2014
Great firearm. Love this little gem. Great action. ..eats all 45 acp ammo ive tried. Great gun great price. What more do you want?...it to come with fries?

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by William, L S Friday 01 August, 2014
I wanted a 1911. That said, I didn't want to pay $1200+ for a weapon that was going to be a "working" gun. I wanted something that was accurate (hit center mass or place a head shot at 15 - 25 yrds), was inexpensive enough not to worry about taking it into the bush with all the abuse that entails, and finally something that had large stopping power and with which I can unload 5 - 8 rounds in short order. Again, I wasn't looking for a high dollar weapon or collectors item when I bought it. And this weapon is certainly not that but, the RIA 1911 is a very functional, reliable weapon that will eat any 45 ACP ammo I feed it, and I mean anything. It has taken quite the abuse and yet, I have never experienced one Failure to Fire, Feed, etc. It's not pretty but, it goes bang every time. I bought it over 1 year ago from Buds (can't say enough about Buds great prices and fast service) for $409 and, it totally fits my requirements. Your mileage may vary but, for me, I have to say it's my go to handgun.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Roger P Wednesday 30 July, 2014
Sorry it took awhile to leave review got for my dad who was a vet he loved the gun and shortly past after . Again a pleasure doing business with Buds

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Joseph B Thursday 26 June, 2014
Fantastic! It shipped rather quickly and arrived just as fast. The waiting period left me anxious, but when I finally got to fire it on Tuesday this week, it worked fantastically. Out of the 100 rounds I fired, I only got one FTF, probably having something to do with the way I loaded the rounds into the magazine, which worked just fine, by the way. I wasn't too satisfied with the smooth walnut grips, so I had them replaced by diamond checkered ones. Now, knowing that the pistol works fine, I may have the black finish stripped and have it given a gray parkerized or blued finish to make it all the more classical.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Art Omar Q Monday 19 May, 2014
I purchased the Rock Island Armory 1911 GI .45 ACP a little before Christmas 2013 and received it December 30th. This is my 6th purchase through Buds and I have not had one issue with any firearm or delivery to my FFL in California. I have also used their layaway plan quite a few times. Great customer service and great products. The Rock Island arrived in a nice foam insulated box, along with a DVD and one 8 round magazine. The gun itself came drenched in oil, but nothing a good cleaning could not solve. I put about 250 rounds down range with CCI Blazer and Federal 230 grain ammunition and have not had one FTF, FTE or a single stovepipe. The 2 Tripp Research 8 round Cobra magazines that I purchased have worked flawless. The gun shoots a little low, but with the proper adjustment is very accurate. Great 1911, tight fit and paid $329. Overall I am very pleased with Bud's and my purchase.

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