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Rock Island Armory 51431 1911 FS 8+1 45ACP 5" Reviews

$450.00
 
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133 Reviews. Average Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">4.7 of 5 Stars!</span> [4.7 of 5 Stars!]
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by Carter A Tuesday 06 September, 2016
Incredible 1911 for the money! Wow... If you are a "southpaw" like me and want the ambidextrous thumb safety, then look no further. This is an amazing .45ACP and comes with a single 8 round magazine. (Bonus - mine came with wood grips installed and a spare set of rubber grips!). The fit and feel of the Rock Island Armory 1911FS (51431) is solid and very well made. I can't believe the price that Bud's Gun Shop sells it for! I jumped at the chance to get another 1911 after many years. Bud's also ships really quick too, straight to your local FFL dealer in town. I can't wait break it in at the indoor range this weekend! It will take me back to USCG bootcamp back in 1979 when I was an 18 yr old punk kid right out of high school! In a nutshell: If you are in the market for a very well made and yet inexpensive 1911, then order this one from Bud's Gun Shop. You won't be disappointed!

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Patrick K Sunday 10 July, 2016
I bought this 1911 as an into to the platform. This is my first 1911 but I\'ve been around firearms for years. I\'ve had this RIA for about a month and put 250 rounds through of various ammo. This has eaten FMJ, hollow points, P. The sights are garbage, I\'ve painted them white for now, but plan on replacing them. The trigger is a crisp 4 lbs and has a smooth reset without a long draw. I\'m pleased with the trigger and it\'s much better than I originally expected. The overall fit and finish is pretty good. Out of the box was quite oily, but that\'s how they all come. After a good cleaning and lube job I was pleased with the fit and finish internally and externally. Comes with one ACT-MAG, rubber grips and wood grips and in a standard plastic case lined with padded foam.. I can\'t speak to the stock grips because I already had a different set purchased and put on. Took about 6 business days for buds to ship, but still within their prescribed time frame. I am torn between 4 and 5 stars because of the sights which are all black ( front and rear). Giving four stars strictly because of the sights. All other aspects of this pistol are great especially as an intro 1911 under 500 bucks.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">4 of 5 Stars!</span> [4 of 5 Stars!]
by Dillon S Tuesday 31 May, 2016
For a first time gun owner I had to get a 1911 and it had to be .45 and FS. But i did not want to spend almost 1000 on one. I found this 1911 from RIA on the site. It was what i was looking for. The gun looked great all black and at a great price all together it was 492. Ordered the gun on Friday and it arrived at my local gun shop on Wednesday of the next week. The gun come with wood grips and non wood grips, One mag would have thought it would come with 2 but it's okay. Also came with 2 test shots to show that it does shoot. The gun comes in a good case for the gun. It was in a type of plastic bag when I first opened it. The gun was very well oiled personally I think it was a little bit too much oil but maybe that is normal but to me it was. I have putt 150 rounds through it this weekend with only two misfeeds. I have not taken it apart yet but that is my next step. But for a first gun i can not be happier with this gun. PROS .45 1911FS Under 500 dollars Fast delivery CONS Does not come with two mags

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Anthony G Monday 18 April, 2016
I initially had problems right out of the box but I sent it back to Rock Island Armory in Pahrump and when I got it back, it performs flawlessly. Awesome Firearm and worth the short trip it took to Nevada to get it perfect. Buds was awesome as usual. For the money you can't beat it for a quality 1911

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Ken N Friday 18 March, 2016
I received the RIA Rock standard 1911 promptly after ordering. The Rock standard 1911 is, ascetically, a well made gun, but not perfect. The finish is beautiful and the wood grips are plain but nice, while the polish on the barrel and guide rod is merely serviceable. Nothing is wrong ascetically that a little time with the dremel and some very fine polish can\'t spruce up. Mechanically it has worked wonderfully so far. I have taken it to the range twice and each time fed 100 rnds of Sellier and Bellot 230gr FMJ with the only problem being one failure to feed the last round in a magazine after about 50 rnds on the second day. That issue only required me to pull the slide back and let it fall forward into battery to keep on trucking. I am very pleased with this purchase, especially with the price, and can\'t recommend this pistol enough to those looking for an entry level 1911. For those who are purchasing their first 1911, or actually anyone who might want a list of tests to perform before excepting the transfer, I recommend searching the web for \'1911 Pistol Inspection Checklist\' and printing out the pdf you find. Remember, no matter who the manufacturer is it\'s always possible to end up with a Monday or Friday gun.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Benjamin R Wednesday 18 November, 2015
I always wanted a 1911 so I thought I'd give this pistol a shot. It's reliable, never had a FTF, FTE or a malfunction of any kind ( I put 1000 rounds through it). I've read that 1911's don't like hollow points but I put a hundred Remington 230gr hollow points through it without a hiccup. It's a solidly constructed and good looking pistol. Mine had a hairline crack in the rear sights but RIA replaced it under the warranty no problem. It's not that accurate, I get much tighter groups out of my FN FNS45 and my Springfield XD45. The parkerizing wears off easily just from normal holster use. If you really want a 1911 you can't beat this pistol for the price, but, in my opinion, there are much better modern pistol designs out there for the same price (more accurate, lighter, higher magazine capacity, better sights etc)

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">4 of 5 Stars!</span> [4 of 5 Stars!]
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