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Anyone have a Rock Island Armory Compact?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by RonGoode, Dec 21, 2003.

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  1. RonGoode

    RonGoode Member

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    I'm thinking of getting one and I'm curious how good they are? Any and all information is appreciated.
     
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    What's this, I thought you where looking at the Sig p239 or the p232. Quit a jump from those two to a RIA :D . From what I have gathered RIA make some decent stuff for the money. I played with a full size model in .38 Super, it seemed pretty solid, but a hair trigger it had not.
     
  3. RonGoode

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    You're right...

    I'm looking for a better carry gun. I have a RIA Gov't model and it's a good gun and I like .45 acp so I was investigating this option too :D
     
  4. Bren

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    Are you sure you don't mean R ock R iver A rms ? :evil:

    Now they "ROCK". :p
     
  5. W Turner

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    I bought one in February of this year and have put around 700 or so rounds thru it since then, mostly in IDPA matches. Zero malfunctions of any kind and I have been getting 3-4" groups when I do my part.

    Here are the mods I have made:
    - trigger job by a local gunsmith ($25)
    - installed Trijicon front night sight and colt take-off rear ($25)
    - coca bolo grips (SA take-offs) and grip tape on the frontstrap
    - replaced the factory grip safety with a Colt take-off due to hammer bite

    My gunsmith was very impressed with the quality/price point ratio. No MIM parts and he said the only difference in these and Colt/SA/Kimber was the slide and frame are cast, not forged. The fit on the trigger was a little sloppy, but it is serviceable.

    I have a grand total of $435 in mine and feel that it is a great value, especially for someone who wants to get into the 1911 game without laying out a whole lot of money. The mods that I have made have been for personal preference only, not out of a real need. Future mods include a beavertail to actually cure the hammer bit problem, and a King's extra long trigger to make it fit my hand better.


    Mino
     
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