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

$476.00
 
Product Reviews Ratings Summary
 
130 Reviews. Average Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">4.7 of 5 Stars!</span> [4.7 of 5 Stars!]
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87% (112 of 130)
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7% (9 of 130)
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by Mike S Saturday 24 May, 2014
I just recently purchased (April 2014) this gun and was able to get to the range to try it. It performed excellently with 200 rounds and once I got used to the sights, I was able to put up some nice groupings and I am not a marksman by any means. I used the original magazine and had purchased a couple more online and all three functioned properly and left the gun slide locked open after last round. Considering this is only the second gun I have shot (my first being a Sig Sauer P226 9mm), I enjoyed shooting it and did not have any jams, etc. It is the first gun my 12 year old son has shot and he loved it! (Video games being no comparison!) Although Buds uses a picture of the gun on the website with the wood grips, my gun came with rubber grips! I was very happy when I opened the RIA gun case and it didn't have the over sized wood grips. I also like the extended beaver tail for a better grip and to keep my hand away from the slide. After owning the Sig, there are only two drawbacks to this gun. One is that it does not have a decocking lever but as far as I've seen, 1911's never come with one. Second, the sights are not marked for night vision in any way. This gun is definitely a very good buy for a .45 to have for home defense and the range, especially if you don't want to put out a $1,000 or so for a gun. Buds costumer service was very good as was the local FFL that I had used! I will definitely be looking at this website for future gun purchases.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Fred A Thursday 15 May, 2014
THIS 1911 is the best 45 acp for the price ! I got one and I love it , I have colts , buy one , I did

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Alan A Friday 18 April, 2014
This pistol is superb. You can't beat a 1911 for 450 ish dollars that just plain works. Got it yesterday and went to the range and put 100 rounds through it with no issues at all. It fed Federal 230gr FMJ ammo perfectly fine. The gun did come drenched in oil and is somewhat a pain to get it all cleaned up but it's totally worth it. Mine came with the updated rubber grips instead of the wood grips and the small RIA logo on the rear of the slide instead of the huge billboard on the side which I am completely happy with. I was going to replace the wood grips anyway and either throw them away or use them as kindling for my next bonfire. But now I don't have to worry about it. I absolutely love the look of this gun! It did seem to shoot about 2-3 inches low at 7yds. Could just be me getting used to the sights. Wasn't long though before I was hitting dead center or at least roundabouts. The front blade site is fine in my opinion but I will definitely be looking into a rear sight that can be adjusted for windage and elevation. I will be ordering another RIA 1911 Tactical in 9mm for my wife here soon in the coming weeks. Great product, great feel, great reliability, great look. You won't be disappointed!

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Trevor M Sunday 23 March, 2014
This 1911 is a great bargain. It is well fitted and the new rubber grips being used are much more comfortable than the old wood grips. I can't complain about anything on this pistol. Great bargain priced 1911!

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Daniel J Friday 14 March, 2014
Great gun for the money. A lot of features only found on more expensive guns. A few after market upgrades and it shoots like a $1000 gun.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Michael H Friday 14 March, 2014
Bought this auto from Buds, it was my first purchase with them and what a great experience. I should have been shopping here before. Yes, it took awhile for it to ship but once shipped it arrived in 2 days. I can't complain about that since the item shipped for free. I never have been a 1911 fan but decided a standard 1911 would be nice, something I could use as a work gun. I was going to buy the standard until I saw this one and for the money and what you get, you can't beat the price. If I had to buy again I would buy the same gun. I purchased it for $471 and it ran within a week for $461. I put a claim into buy/safe and got a $10. check back with their 30 day low price guarantee. So, if you are on the fence and aren't sure about this auto and Buds Gun Shop or the buy/safe guarantee it is time to get off the fence. Thanks to Buds and Buy/safe for your business.

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