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Old 12-01-2012, 22:17   #1
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Rock Island Armory

Looking at picking up a RIA 1911 milspec. I'm on a tight budget and the $400 price tag sounds good. Can anyone who owns one speak on the quality, reliability and fit and finish of these pistols. Also is there no firing pin safety on these pistols? Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:43   #2
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I've handled a few RIA's that were tight and well built.I would also look at ATI.Both are fine guns for $400.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:51   #3
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IRA's are imported from the Phillipines. We own two: a 1911A1 Tactical and a 2011 full rail. Both of ours are are excellent shooters, accuracy comprable to our Kimber and Colt 1911A1 (at least in our hands). Not as nicely finished as some of the more "upscale" manufacturers. Cannot yet speak to long term reliability, as we have only about 3K rounds through the Tact; and the 2011 is newer. We like the RIA's a lot and think that for the $$$, you will be hard pressed to do better.

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:30   #4
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Rock Island Armory 1911 A1FS w/Hogue Rubber Grips

The only modifications to this pistol are the grips and new recoil spring. Despite the miniscule G.I. sights, the gun is surprisingly accurate, and has been 100% reliable with many different brands of FMJ and JHP factory ammunition.

This pistol has been detail-stripped several times, and I cannot detect any unusual wear to any of the internal parts.
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Old 12-02-2012, 18:33   #5
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They are very solid 1911s. Click on the link in my signature to learn more.
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Old 12-02-2012, 19:37   #6
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They are very solid 1911s. Click on the link in my signature to learn more.
Thanks for the info. For the money it looks as if these pistols can't be beat. Now I just need to find someone who has them in stock...
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Old 12-02-2012, 21:01   #7
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Very solid pistols.

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Old 12-03-2012, 00:29   #8
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I always hear good things about them, it being an entry level 1911. I wouldn't hesitate...
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:19   #9
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For the price you can't go wrong. Just picked this one up a couple days ago. Even better, they have a Lifetime warranty, even if you buy one used.

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You are correct, there is no firing pin safety. These pistols are based on the Colt model 70.
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Old 12-03-2012, 15:40   #10
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I have a couple and for the price they are nice.
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Old 12-03-2012, 17:27   #11
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Tried to pick up my fourth one today, but couldn't get anyone on the phone. Great 1911 for the money.
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Old 12-03-2012, 17:53   #12
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my basic 5" GI gun is a great gun.....best money ive ever spent for a gun....

$340.00 NIB 7 years ago, no malfunctions.
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Old 12-03-2012, 18:43   #13
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Does anyone know of any place that has the GI model in stock?
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Old 12-03-2012, 18:49   #14
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Old 12-03-2012, 18:58   #15
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A great pistol that was not picky with ammo. It ran everything and anything. Did not care what magazines I use. It was a tool meant to be used.


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Old 12-03-2012, 20:19   #16
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I bought my dad one last year for Christmas. Great shooter. Accurate too
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Old 12-03-2012, 20:38   #17
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For the price you can't go wrong. Just picked this one up a couple days ago. Even better, they have a Lifetime warranty, even if you buy one used.

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You are correct, there is no firing pin safety. These pistols are based on the Colt model 70.
Are those custom or aftermarket grips?
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Old 12-03-2012, 21:02   #18
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Are those custom or aftermarket grips?
those look like the smooth cheap woods that come with it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:51   #19
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yep those look pretty close to the same type of wood that i've seen on at least 6 factory rocks.
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Are those custom or aftermarket grips?
Nope, that's what came on it.
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