I thought I would pick up a Rock Island 1911 as a beater gun, the local store had them for around 400 bucks, so i figured why not. The gun lasted 2 rounds. Now this could have been my fault, if it was, im glad it was this gun, not my Kimber. I was firing 230 grn round nose lead reloads. (yea, i know, everyone is going to say i double charged one, that is possible, but typically Im VERY careful for just this reason) On the plus side, no where in the Rock Island manual does it say that reloads will void the warrenty...hmm... As you can see, most the damage was isolated to the barrel. Im going to get in touch with Rock Island and see if they'll fix the gun. If not I'll just buy a new barrel and see how it works. EDIT: Both rounds hit the target about an inch left of center.