just bought a Rock Island


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Nimitz
November 25, 2006, 05:35 PM
just bought one off of gunbroker for $325 shipped, seemed like a good deal, and I've heard quite a bit about them, i'll have it soon and post pictures and what not.

Chad

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10-Ring
November 25, 2006, 05:39 PM
Congrats! If it is like the ones I've fondled lately, you done good! :D

Nimitz
November 25, 2006, 06:19 PM
now I just need to find a good deal on magazines...know of any?

Chad

ugaarguy
November 25, 2006, 09:22 PM
now I just need to find a good deal on magazines...know of any?
I've had good luck with the Wilson model 47D mags in my Springfield GI. However, 1911 Tuner, who knows more about 1911s than almost anyone on this forum, recommended to me Colt OEM mags made by Metalform and replacing the stock springs with those from Wolff. Neither the Wilsons nor the Colt/Metlform/Wolff are cheap options. but they aren't terribly expensive either. If you read 1911 Tuner's posts over in the Gunsmithing subforum you'll see that a good magazine is critical to proper function of the M1911 pistol. High quality mags are well worth the money.

gc70
November 25, 2006, 09:26 PM
There is a group buy (http://www.glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=612425&perpage=25&highlight=&pagenumber=1) on Metalform magazines being put together over on the 1911 section of Glocktalk.

wally
November 25, 2006, 10:45 PM
My RIA is fine with anything I can fit in the mag well. I've genuine Colt, genuine GI, GI forgery, cheap ($5) "GI" mags from Sprotsmans Guide, Kimber, CMC "shooting star 8-rounders, Mec-Gar and Novack's 8 rounders. Never had the need to spend more than $10 for a 1911 mag (I've enough to load 500 rounds and head to the range).

--wally.

Nimitz
November 26, 2006, 03:08 PM
I've had good luck with the Wilson model 47D mags

just bought 2 of them + about 5 boxes of various JHP, FMJ +P etc to give it a nice test when i get it.:cool:

Chad

medic_guns
November 26, 2006, 06:13 PM
My local dealer sells them new for 349. He has a used one that he is asking 300 for. No box, one mag. I am going to try to get him down some tomorrow.

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jes
November 26, 2006, 10:58 PM
My local dealer sells them new for 349. He has a used one that he is asking 300 for. No box, one mag. I am going to try to get him down some tomorrow.

Sarco Inc sells them for $306.50. They feature Novak magazines for less that $10 each. I bought my RIA from them and was extremely satisfied.

BTW, I LOVE my RIA! :D
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