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Old 01-31-2008, 12:18 AM   #1
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:24 PM   #2
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Can't gp wrong with a RIA for the price. I have one that my dear wife got for me, I love it. A "slightly" improved version of a 1911A1, put a set of bakelite antique grips on her, almost like having a piece of history. Good shooter too (with 1911A1 limitations of course).

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I also have a Rock Island, and I paid alot less for it than I did for a Colt 1991A1 a few years back, and the Rock Island will outshoot it all day long.

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Rock's are decent. Made in the Philippines. Not quite up there with the big boys like Kimber though.

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When I bought my Rock Island 1911, I was mainly concerned about function, Interchangeability of GI parts, what I could work on and cost! Kimber, while a really nice pistol has undergone a lot of ups and downs and many do not take GI parts as a change out issue! I love what they have done with sites, larger ejection port and trigger options, they do have some nice radical beavertail grip safetys, but if I can't fix it myself with off the shelf parts, I'm not gonna buy or use it! No offence, just what I had in mind?

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When I bought my Rock Island 1911, I was mainly concerned about function, Interchangeability of GI parts, what I could work on and cost! Kimber, while a really nice pistol has undergone a lot of ups and downs and many do not take GI parts as a change out issue! I love what they have done with sites, larger ejection port and trigger options, they do have some nice radical beavertail grip safetys, but if I can't fix it myself with off the shelf parts, I'm not gonna buy or use it! No offence, just what I had in mind?
I've owned several Kimbers, and fired several Rocks.

Kimber has had a LOT more ups than downs. Not to mention they've had a lot more ups than Rock ever has.

If you like something you can put GI parts in, fine. But that doesn't make Rock superior or even equal to Kimber in overall quality.
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Brand loyalty is fine, but so too is an open mind. The 1911 platform (thank The Lord) is capable of satisfying just about every inclination unlike most other platforms. Heck, that's why we've got them. I've owned an RIA or two - one a 1911 CS (compact) and both performed extremely well both OTB and for as long as I kept them - something like 3K plus rounds without incident. Inexpensive guns describes them much better than cheap guns. If RIA are so good why did I sell them - well - I just don't have the money to keep what I've got and go out and buy another 1911, and as we all know the 1911 bug once contracted cannot be eradicated. I've owned Kimbers too and would say they are well priced guns and I'd never knock them, but the most reliable inexpensive / mid range / expensive (for me) 1911's I've owned have been from Springfield. But then again you can buy a Rock and ammo, take trip to the movies and still pay less than the cheapest Springer.

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I owned Colts and Springfields long before I ever owned a Kimber. Neither brand is as good as the Kimbers I've owned.

All three brands beat a Rock though.

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I will admit to owning quite a few 1911A1s. I will also agree,for the money invested, the Rock Island Armory is a very good buy. The prices that I've paid are at half of what I paid for my Colts, Paras, Kimbers and Springfields.
The ones I have 38 Super, Tactical Model and Nickel Plated all seem look very well made. When the weather breaks, I plan on taking them out for a well deserved work-out.

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Sweet .45 man, I have the exact same pistol. Great shootin guns.

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