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Old 05-18-2011, 10:01 AM   #11
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well i guess i am blessed i own 3 two used and between the two over 10k in them, and a new tac with 500+ in the pipe. The only thing i did was put new wolf in both the used ones and no problems at all

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I purchased a New, Rock Island, Tactical, last year and find it to be a nice 1911. Armscor, has a good service department from what I have read if you purchase new.

Like any make, some owners will swear by the maker and some will tell of their terrible experience.

I found that you can buy a from any manufacturer and have problems or have a perfect experience.

After buying AMT, Colt, Kimber and Rock Island, my experience has been good with all.

It's impossible to know with certainty the reliability of a pistol, out of the box, unless it was custom built and tested with hundreds of rounds.

I'm not afraid to take a chance on any 1911 since most problems can be fixed.

FWIW... Hope this helps you.



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I've put well over a thousand rounds through mine... goes bang every time. It's my EDC, so I trust it with my life if that says anything. It's my understanding that they have a reputation for excellent customer service as well if you get a dud.

I've heard of springfield, colt, para ordnance, and kimber (especially kimber) all having produced a good number of duds... I suppose it's just the risk ya take.

Kimber produces ten times as many (or more) than RIA.

Most 1911, "duds" aren't duds at all, but the result of noobs buying a 1911 and having no idea what they have.

My RIA was a POS and now it's gone.
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I'm starting to see a pattern here some like them other's don't i think ill just save my money and prolly get the that new ruger 1911 for 800.00

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I'm starting to see a pattern here some like them other's don't i think ill just save my money and prolly get the that new ruger 1911 for 800.00

Get this one!!

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I'm starting to see a pattern here some like them other's don't i think ill just save my money and prolly get the that new ruger 1911 for 800.00
VERY wise move
I'm sure if you shop you'll do better than $800
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I have a rock island, the first pistol I ever bought. I ran about 5000 rounds through it and the sear started to get a little weak and the gun would double and triple fire on occasions. So I rebuilt the sear, beaver tailed it and put a skelleten trig, hammer on it a total of abou75 dollars for parts and original price for the gun, new. 299.99. I like it all right, very trusty. My beratta pt 92 was a piece of garbage I didn't have that hunk of junk two years before it needed rebuild and beretta gives you the finger if the gun is over a year old, I will never perchase their products again.

My rock island must be the rare good one

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I do not bash Rock Island pistols, I do my best to only point out that the two I had were crap. Many folks have them, like them and have no problems with them. If you really want a Rock, buy one. Chances are more than likely that it will be just fine.

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ive owned my for a couple years now and have put a couple thousand rounds through it without a problem just my experince.

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I do not bash Rock Island pistols, I do my best to only point out that the two I had were crap. Many folks have them, like them and have no problems with them. If you really want a Rock, buy one. Chances are more than likely that it will be just fine.
Same here. The one Armscor pistol I had was, what I consider, insufficient in quality. I ended up getting rid of it after a few months.
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