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Old 10-26-2010, 05:48 AM   #1
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Hey guys, my cousin is considering getting a Rock Island 1911 cause he likes how it looks. Opinions on these guns?

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Old 10-26-2010, 09:44 AM   #2
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Sir; I have one. From the box it goes bang each time you pull the trigger.
My only negative; the sights; are very difficult for me to pick up in lower light conditions. { we target shoot in a 'patch' of woods }

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Hey guys, my cousin is considering getting a Rock Island 1911 cause he likes how it looks. Opinions on these guns?
I have a friend who has one and I've shot it during our last range trip. I think they are worth what you pay for them.
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RIA's have a great following. Everyone I ever talked to who owned one was very happy with it. It's going to cause major problems in his life though......the 1911 is a sickness.

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I have about 1,000 rounds through my
Model 1911 A-1 FS. (GI model)





It is tight, well fitted and shoots to point
of aim. The sights are small, but there
are lots of 1911 sights out there that
will fit. It is 100 percent reliable.

It would seem that, either you get more
than you pay for, or maybe you are payin
too much,

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RIA's have a great following. Everyone I ever talked to who owned one was very happy with it. It's going to cause major problems in his life though......the 1911 is a sickness.
First off, let me say I love your avatar...certain female anatomical parts are the one thing in life that's perhaps as good as guns!

And, I agree with you on the 1911's, I cant wait to get my hands on the lay away Colt. I've never held a gun that felt so natural for me, and I want to get one chambers in .40, 10mm and .38 Super : )
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RIA makes a pretty good 1911. It's hard to do better for the money. I've had a couple and liked them both.

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As others have said, RIA is a fine entry level 1911, shoots well and accurate. For the price I think you are getting a fine 1911. I prefer mine over my Kimber.

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I like almost everything about mine.
The only downfall is that it is chambered pretty tightly...it fails to go full battery with a .452 diameter bullet, but will run without a hitch with .451.
Several people have mentioned sending it to Armscor Precision, but I just don't know...I can easily just pay attention when ordering my bullets for reloading to make sure it's .451 instead (my Kimber eats anything...).
As far as factory rounds, I haven't noticed any finickiness... YMMV.

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I friggin LOVE my RIA 1911! Even the wife loves to shoot it. Great pistol for the money.

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