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

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184 Reviews. Average Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">4.8 of 5 Stars!</span> [4.8 of 5 Stars!]
5 stars:
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4 stars:
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3 stars:
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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!]
by Brock T Sunday 27 April, 2014
The RIA 1911 GI is a great weapon for the price. The slide to frame fit is very tight with a barely detectable wobble when trying oscillate the slide in one hand while firmly gripping the frame in the other. I give it five stars for the quality of the weapon in terms of how low the price is. The finish isn't the greatest though. Its pretty good on the exterior of the weapon but the barrel and other internal parts wore heavily after one range outing. Ejecting brass is leaving little gold flecks in the finish near the chamber that do not come off with cleaning. The stainless steel chamber area of the barrel visible from the outside of the weapon also has terrible machine marks on it as well. It looked like someone took an abrasive wire wheel across an area that had already been polished.As far as triggers go it has very little take up, but becomes gritty and difficult to judge when it will break. I don't really mind any of these things though because I bought the weapon to learn how to smith 1911s.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Charles H Thursday 03 April, 2014
Shoots good. Was a great value on sale for 329.00!

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Robert M Saturday 22 March, 2014
What can I say, it's a great weapon! Functions perfectly, had no ftf's or fte's in over 500 rounds fired through it. Very accurate right out of the box, even though you need to completely clean it when you get it (it's wrapped in a plastic bag and soaked with oil), but once you do, it will not disappoint you. Bought a bunch of 7 round mags from Sarco for it (had to do a slight modification to the mag catch slots on the mags to get them to lock in using a dremel tool) and haven't had any problems with it. Used reloaded and factory ammo, fmj's, hp's and no problems with it feeding or ejecting. Great gun for the price.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Ben M Sunday 16 March, 2014
Nice basic 1911. Finally fired it this weekend and it worked like it supposed to.

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