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2 years 13 weeks ago, 2:50 PM

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Rock Island Armory makes a decent price .45ACP 1911 for around $400 brand new at my local gun shop and I was wondering if anyone shot any Rock Island 1911s before and how well did they shoot?

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2 years 13 weeks ago, 9:43 PM

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I only say this as I 'rock' a Taurus PT1911 and it came in around $550/$600 new, as a Taurus 'fan boy' I stand behind the brand, I have not found a better quality weapon for the price....IMO...That is worth what you paid for it.......(my advice)........Nothing!

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2 years 13 weeks ago, 5:54 AM

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I hear they are well made and shoot good. No 1st hand experience myself.

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2 years 13 weeks ago, 10:23 AM

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Good shootin' gun

It's a good gun for being from the Philippines. It's a single action recoil operated semi auto pistol. And it's not to heavy. It weights about 38 ounces, and you can get in 3 different calibers: .45 ACP, .38 Super and 9mm Luger.

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2 years 13 weeks ago, 10:16 AM

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It's fun gun to shoo

There's one thing that I didn't like about the Rock Island 1911 is the smooth hand grips on it. Lucky, at my local gun range, they had rental guns, and they had a Rock Island 1911, and I shot it for the first time, and it shot pretty well for being a rental gun, and it was dead on. It felt like it was going to slip out of my hand when I went to shoot it. So, I would have have to change out the grips for sure. I like the checkerboard grips more. At lease with those grips, I got something to hold on to. And Hamp, and the price for a band new Colt or Kimber 1911 witch cost almost $1,500! Just little out of my price range as of right now.

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2 years 13 weeks ago, 12:12 PM

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I have one I bought back in 2003 for about the same price, it was right under $400. The only thing wrong with it is the mag it came with was cheap, had no other problems with it, started shooting targets that where hanging from a rope, that got too easy started shooting the rope. In my opinion if you buy one for $400 and buy a new mag for $20 you will definitely be happy with your purchase

2 years 13 weeks ago, 3:54 PM

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Thanks Eric

I think that that will spring for a new mag. I was going to buy several extra magazines to go with it as well. But, there's one thing I had a problem with, the smooth wood grips. After shooting the gun for a while, my hands were starting to get sweaty and the gun was slipping through my hands, I would like to swap those grips out with the checkerboard hand grips. And I like start of the 1911, it's a very ironic looking pistol. I can see why anyone would want to have one.

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2 years 13 weeks ago, 5:51 PM

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grips

have you ever tried a rubber grip like Hogue, they feel great on a 1911, they don't look as cool as the wood grips, but way more funtional

2 years 12 weeks ago, 4:28 PM

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Grips

Eric1911 wrote:
have you ever tried a rubber grip like Hogue, they feel great on a 1911, they don't look as cool as the wood grips, but way more funtional

I have Pachmyers on mine, have since I bought it. Great grip, imo.

2 years 13 weeks ago, 4:41 PM

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I'm really thinking about purchasing one soon. Something about them I've always liked.

2 years 12 weeks ago, 9:18 PM

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1911 grips

I tried hogues and they got too slippery. After trying a few others, I'm staying with the operators II from VZ. They're G10 and have pretty aggressive texture so they stay put.

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2 years 12 weeks ago, 9:21 PM

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Reaper, grips

Good info. I was considering houges at one point myself. You ever had any Pachymeyer? They seems pretty decent.

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2 years 12 weeks ago, 9:28 PM

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I don't believe so. I had an old j frame a long time ago that had something similar, but I don't think it was pachymeyer.

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2 years 12 weeks ago, 9:23 PM

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On the RIA. I've fired them. They're not bad. Not great. But worth the money you pay. They have FTEs a bit, but not too bad.

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2 years 12 weeks ago, 10:12 PM

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Thanks

for info guys! You are really helpful

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2 years 12 weeks ago, 10:17 PM

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Rubber grips inserts

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/61018046-1.html

Rubber grips inserts, and you can put the regular grips over them.

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2 years 12 weeks ago, 11:18 AM

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Hmmm

Gunslinger_USA wrote:
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/61018046-1.html

Rubber grips inserts, and you can put the regular grips over them.

Like these!

2 years 12 weeks ago, 11:44 PM

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Pachymeyer grips..

They soak up the recoil some, but i've never had ones that felt as good as hogues (sp?) talking about the revolver not auto.. the finger relief on those match my hand really well..

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2 years 12 weeks ago, 9:09 AM

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How much

How much does the pachymeyer grips cost, and where can I get some?

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2 years 12 weeks ago, 8:28 AM

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Things to watch

I bought one about a year ago, A compact tactical with the bull barrell. I havent really put many rounds through it and have had a few issues.

First problem was the slide started rounding out at the slide lock and wont lock open. Then, while at the range one time, had the slide lock pop out while I was shooting. I lost the slide lock over the line and alomst the complete upper!

Now, this last weekend, I was shooting agian with my girlfriend and had the extractor break! Not a big deal, there, 30 bucks and a few days through the mail and I will be up and running again with a stronger extractor.

The only issue that is concerning to me is the hardening of the slide, The others, seem to be just irritating, I did mike all the holes for the slide lock, and they all appear to be in tollerences, however not sure why the lock came out. Before someone asks, No, this is not my first 1911, Carried them in the Navy, and own two others, so it was not an assembly issue or human error by owner.

2 years 12 weeks ago, 9:59 AM

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out too well huh? That happens.
I've owned some darn cheap guns but the worst I threw away, good riddence LOL

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2 years 11 weeks ago, 9:18 AM

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Hey Daisy cutter

Well, I am not throwing it out. Not a bad gun, just think its some bad parts. Like I said, the slide lock thing is just a nusense, Got a new extractor from Brownells, and it should be fine there. As far as accuracy, I am very happy with it, Its got the bull barrel and has a really good lock up on it. No kidding, with the 3 1/2" barrel, I was grouping maybe 3" at 25 yards just on a whim when I first got it. and hits pretty much every thing I aim at. My girlfriends son and I were shooting in her back yard, he had my AR and once I got the range down, I was matching him shot for shot with my 45. That was until the extractor broke. LOL

2 years 11 weeks ago, 10:42 AM

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good shooting. The 1911 is my favorite, been shooting them since I was about 14 or so.
Please give me an occasional update on how it's doing after a few hundred or thou rds, okay?

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2 years 11 weeks ago, 2:37 PM

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I sure will, Like I said, out of the box, its a good shooting gun, never felt a trigger like this one out of the box. just the little things that get you.

Sure it wont take long getting more rounds out of this, The GF's son really enjoys shooting and he was having a blast with this one. He's 15 and its something that keeps him out of trouble.

2 years 11 weeks ago, 10:05 PM

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Well, the good news is if you need to replace some parts you can probably replace then fairly cheap.

2 years 11 weeks ago, 10:56 AM

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damn

I hope that you can get it fix!

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2 years 11 weeks ago, 10:54 AM

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Hello everyone

Sorry, I hadn't posted anything in a while. Just got back from vaction late last night, and hadn't really been able to post anything new. Looks like we got some new people here on this post. Hi Joe, and Daisycutter.

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2 years 5 weeks ago, 10:33 PM

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Rock Island 45. My buddy inherited one from his dad and got to run a few thru the pipe. I liked it. They sell them in Commiefornia for 599.00 I think I would rather save a little more money and buy something else. But, I would not throw it away by any means.

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2 years 5 weeks ago, 8:48 AM

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Shit is just outrageously overpriced there. I only paid that much for my sub-compact Springfield 1911. Love the prices here in Florida. Oh, and concealed carry, and being able to own high cap mags, and not having a defrosted hippie as governor....

2 years 3 weeks ago, 11:10 PM

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MattyTheJet! You trying to piss me off!! Just kidding!! commiefornia sux for us gun owners. I am only one man and can't change things by myself. I have made it abundantly clear I will not jointhe NRA until they start helping us here!!

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2 years 2 weeks ago, 10:41 AM

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The NRA has pretty much given up on Commiefornia I think. I have without ever having lived there.

2 years 2 weeks ago, 5:18 PM

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go to www.nra-ila.com look at the states,you will see the NRA is very active in Cali.send them a couple bucks to help with expenses while your at it.

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2 years 2 weeks ago, 4:43 PM

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Open Carry?

I heard that in California, you can open carry, but it has to be unloaded.

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2 years 2 weeks ago, 5:45 PM

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not as of jan 1 2012.....it was legal to carry unloaded,but jerry brown fixed that...the official reason is the cops got too many calls to show up and find a citizen exorcising his rights legally,so instead of telling callers its legal to carry an unloaded gun and he's obviously not hurting anyone or acting in a threatening way so we aren't coming out they decided to take some freedom away from legal citizens

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