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Rock Island Armory 51815 1911 Standard GI 9+1 38Super 5" Reviews

$430.00
 
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8 Reviews. Average Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">4.6 of 5 Stars!</span> [4.6 of 5 Stars!]
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by Brad C Wednesday 08 March, 2017
Buds service was great as usual. No fuss and fast shipping is the norm. I have 4 other 1911s and this was my first Rock Island and first 38 Super. I'm very happy with it. I've run 50 rounds of factory ball ammo and 200+ rounds of my reloads with home cast, coated, lead bullets through it without a bobble of any kind. It's also very accurate. The RI isn't as "refined" as some other 1911s but it's a fine shooter for the money.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Stephen W Friday 19 August, 2016
Good service by buds as usual. Pistol has nice fit and fired 100 rounds of fmj ammo no problems. The mag that came with the pistol is pretty crummy. I tried two different brands of hollow point ammo (the new sig ammo 125 grains and 147 grain Buffalo bore), neither of which would feed properly. Both got stuck in mag and would not feed after the 2nd or 3rd round. I tried three different magazines including mec-gar and pachmyer mags to no avail.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">3 of 5 Stars!</span> [3 of 5 Stars!]
by Wendell W Tuesday 26 January, 2016
Well; It took a little longer than I'm used to with Buds. 12 days to get my 38 Super 1911. I'm used to 2 or 3 days. But--I understand about the weather. After inspection, I took my new 1911 home and began the cleaning process! The gun was well packed in Cosmoline and packed very well in the plastic RIA case. Fit and finish is superb for a firearm in this price range! While in the cleaning process. I replaced the factory grips with "Double Diamond" walnut grips, OOOOOH what a difference! This one rivals my Colt Mil Spec in looks!! The action is smooth, with no glitches. A little fingernail polish on the front sight solves the "Mil-Spec" sight issue, and she is ready for the range! 200 rounds without a hitch! No FTF, No FTE, nothing but hitting where I aimed the gun!!! This is not my only 1911,(I have 6) I was going to buy another Colt--BUT--I opted to go with RIA after spending a little time researching their line. I'm glad I did. I saved about $400. No I won't run thousands of rounds through this gun, but, I will shoot her and I will have fun!! Isn't that what it's all about anyway?

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Alan P Tuesday 03 November, 2015
Shoots well out of the box. No malfunctions with over 150 rounds. A well made 1911 at a great price.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Jason H Saturday 28 March, 2015
excelent quality! great price. replaced the factory grips with ww1 style checkered diamond grips. looks great

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Randy R Thursday 26 June, 2014
RIA is building amazing pistols for the money! This .38 Super is pure "spec" when it comes to being all steel where steel is "authentic," and this is true of all the "GI series" models! Fit and finish is superb, as it function. These pistols simply do NOT jam! The .38 Super has the edge as it were when it comes to mechanical functioning and does so with boring regularity. The .38 Super is the round John Moses WANTED to build from day one...and the popularity of the 9x19 "proves" the "rightness" of J.M. Browning's thinking! At Bud's prices, EVERYONE should be snapping up RIA products as fast as possible! I've shot about 400 rounds through my RIA .38 Super and it has yet to malfunction in any way. Granted this is what we "expect" from a Glock, but this is also what we generally do NOT expect nor receive from 1911 type pistols. Rock Island Armory is "setting the curve" so to speak...I now own three...two in .45 ACP and the .38 Super and all have functioned with 100% reliability since new! The Parkerized finish is spotlessly applied. Slide-to-frame fit is perfect...even feels "lapped" onto the frame. Trigger action is superb...maybe, MAYBE 5# and on the Tactical ZERO perceptible movement. Bud's offers a generous lay-away program that makes buying guns EASY! Don't let the price fool you...BUY the RIA brand at $200-$500 LESS than domestic and ENJOY that it will have a failure rate LOWER than other name-brands!

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