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Old 05-15-2012, 07:59 AM   #1
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Any info on a rock Islands 1911gi getting ready to get one just wanted to know the good and the bad about them

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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There r several threads posted on the rocks, u can ho back through and check them out. I have a rock tactical and love it have hd no trouble with it. But have recentley sold it and another to fund my new colt.

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Welcome to the forum!
As Mr. ellwood45c pointed out, there are numerous posts on the RIA.
To sum up, some have been a great investment, others have been POS.

Read Cane's sticky post in the 1911 section. He has some good advice there that should be followed.

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As dan said look at the sticky. You can gain a wealth of knowledge on this foroum. Listen to what cane, danf , and many others are saying. They r just sharing the wealth of knowledge they have, and i have found them to be extremley helpful and 99.9 percent correct.

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Rocks are great entry level 1911s.

For those that have has issues, RIA's customer service is first rate.

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Thanks guys. I have a para ordnance tac four .45 lda 1911 and I love it but I'm having issues with the new mag springs that r in it. I want to say its trying to load to fast or something like that bc I had my first jam the other day, I've been trained on the proper way to shoot these handguns so I can't figure out why it would be doing that to me BTW its a 13 round clip

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I think I'm going to go ahead and purchase the RIA 1911 GI sounds like a good gun I'm not comp shooter just want another good home defense gun

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Thanks guys. I have a para ordnance tac four .45 lda 1911 and I love it but I'm having issues with the new mag springs that r in it. I want to say its trying to load to fast or something like that bc I had my first jam the other day, I've been trained on the proper way to shoot these handguns so I can't figure out why it would be doing that to me BTW its a 13 round clip
Does it do it with other mags?

Sounds like a cycle time issue if other mags produce the same issue.

How many rounds down range on the recoil spring?
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I think I'm going to go ahead and purchase the RIA 1911 GI sounds like a good gun I'm not comp shooter just want another good home defense gun
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Yea I changed out the springs on all 4 mags and they r so stiff that I can load all 13 by hand so it only fits 10 so I went back to the old springs and only had one jam but would that be because of the old springs being wore out? And I'm pretty sure the recoil spring is new I know the guide rod is brand new but that will be my next step is to vet a new recoil spring

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