Request an update on Rock Island 1911 9MM Tactical Pistol


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whatnickname
May 27, 2013, 05:31 PM
Finally found one in like new condition on Gun Broker and bought it for $450. Aside from polishing the feed ramp what else would you suggest. Will probably use this on steel plates and possibly IDPA. I'm fond of corrosion resistant finishes. Hard chrome or Ceracote?

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JRH6856
May 27, 2013, 05:49 PM
Why would you want to polish the feed ramp? Are you having a feed problem?

bds
May 27, 2013, 07:11 PM
+1. I would leave the feed ramp alone.

How about a new set of magazines?

WC145
May 27, 2013, 07:23 PM
Don't modify anything until you put a couple of hundred rounds through it and determine if it needs any work.
Quality mags are always a good idea. I like Wolff 1911 mags they're reasonably priced and work great in my guns.

Fishbed77
May 27, 2013, 07:41 PM
Aside from polishing the feed ramp what else would you suggest.

I don't understand the mentality of buying a new gun and immediately polishing the feed ramp, trigger components, action, etc.

I've never bought a new gun that required any modifications to the feed ramp. And all those other items tend to break in and improve rather quickly.

whatnickname
May 27, 2013, 08:08 PM
I have one Rock Island 1911 in .45. Good gun but the feed ramp was a bit rough and required some polishing to improve reliability. I've seen some other Rock Island 1911s that were a bit rough also. I'm not to alter anything until I see how it runs first.

JRH6856
May 27, 2013, 08:28 PM
Feed ramps have to be really rough before they cause a problem. But really smooth can be a worse problem,

Before doing anything to the feedramp, read:

www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=185506 (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=185506)

www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=185769 (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=185769)

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