Rock Island Armory

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by madmikes, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. madmikes

    madmikes New Member

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    My Gunsmith hates these 1911 RI.Says they are junk.Well I ve been looking and wonder if anyone here has added modifications to any of their RI guns.If I can find one I may buy it.:D
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    He's full of s**t. Buy it....any model. (OK, except the 22 TCM Micro Mag/9mm. I guess I haven't shot/fondled every RIA model. [​IMG])
     
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  3. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    I disagree. I would recommend any 1911 in .45 Auto made by RIA, but my 22 TCM / Micro Mag 9mm is underwhelming and disappointing.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    he probably hates them because he doesn't get to work on them if they do rarely have a problem and RIA has a great warranty!

    buy it. you won't be disappointed in it.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    that could IMO be more a failing in the cartridge not the pistol.
     
  6. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    It's more the fit. I ordered grips that did not fit. The gap near the grip safety/beaver tail is annoying. It is not nearly as nice as it could/should be. IMHO.
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    well that's possible. the one i looked at a couple weeks ago looked really nice. just the idea of a 9mm necked down to a 22 didn't enthuse me. maybe that cartridge in a different platform i might could like it, just not in a 1911.
     
  8. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    I use it strictly for 9mm. Have not used the 22 TCM barrel or round yet.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i would send it back to RIA. i'll just bet they will make it right.
     
  10. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    It's the way the gun is made. Like a Para P14 frame.
     
  11. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    yup-----------
     
  12. dgray64

    dgray64 New Member

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    I have to admit that I haven't shot one, but I did watch the Shooting Gallery episode a couple of weeks ago where Michael Bane went to the Philippines and visited the RI plant. He showed them being made and shot the .22TCM using a watermelon as a target. Three watermelons virtually exploded. That looks like a great round and the pistol seemed to be very well built.

    Dave
     
  13. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    A few years ago I would have agreed with him.
    But they have improved their manufacturing processes.

    Find another smith. Some of us old guys keep our prejudices and fail to accept realities.
     
  14. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I've yet to see a RIA 1911 (with good mags) that didn't work exactly as it was supposed to. For some people especially when it comes to 1911's they will thin it's crap unless it's their flavor of 1911.

    The biggest issue with any RIA I've seen was due to mags. And that happens with about any brand out of the box. If the mags are not good then they wont act right.

    A RIA is no t a Nighthawk, but you don't pay for a Nighthawk wen you buy a Rock Island. But you do get a 1911 that will do what it's supposed to.:)
     
  15. austin92

    austin92 New Member

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    Picking one up Friday :)
     
  16. jp_over

    jp_over New Member

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    I had one (I think it was the RIA tactical.) and gave it to my brother for no other reason than I wanted a Colt. It was a reliable and functional weapon that gave me no issues. My older brother thinks it's made of gold as he's a huge 1911 fan but too cheap to buy his own. ;) Of note, I replaced the grips with slim line ones as the factory grips were a bit thick and ungainly.
     
  17. austin92

    austin92 New Member

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    Can these ria 1911's handle +p's?
     
  18. JohnJak

    JohnJak New Member

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    You're so called gun smith is a backyard mechanic.
     
  19. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    I own 3 and they are great shooters for the money.

    9mm.
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    .38 Super.
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    Carry this everyday. .45 CS
    [​IMG]
     
  20. thewildwonder

    thewildwonder New Member

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    Your gunsmith probably hates them cuz he wants you to spend more money on a gun from him ;p