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Rock Island 1911s?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by spartacus2002, Apr 3, 2003.

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  1. spartacus2002

    spartacus2002 Member

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    I'm considering purchasing a Rock Island Armory 1911. I've heard good and bad about them, but the price is pretty low.

    Any thoughts or experience to share?
     
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    No real experience with them. I did fondle one for awhile yesterday. Without shooting it, it seemed to be a fairly decent
    GI spec copy. Price is attractive too if only for a no frills beater gun. My FFL is a friend and has done me right on numerous occasions. He says he has been selling quite a few RI's lately.

    I wouldn't trade my beat up Sistema for a new one though. :D
     
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    If you are looking at the RIA 1911, then I'd also suggest you take a look at the Springfield Armory Mil Spec. It costs about $400 and is a very fine gun.
     
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    They seem like they'd be worth a shot.:what: :neener: (You knew that pun was coming!:D )
     
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    I'm assuming that a base pistol like this can be tweaked with aftermarket parts (new extractor, etc.) and a throat/polish job into a reliable CCW weapon, correct?
     
  6. Longbow

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    Please check-out www.1911forum.com for a more lively discussion concerning this subject.;)
     
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    It would be better to have one of those for a truck/camp gun than another wxpensive 1911 or any other handgun.
     
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    They are made by Armscor....Check out armscor discussions also.
     
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