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would you buy a Rock Island Armory .45 ?

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  • yeah..sold it

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • yes and I still have it

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  • no

    Votes: 14 26.4%
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would you buy a Rock Island Armory .45 ?
 

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Not me but I here they are good guns at a great price. Excellent entry 1911.


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If so inclined yes - they would certainly get my consideration. I hear mostly OK stuff and little bad.

Such a choice out there tho for 1911 platforms - almost glad I am not having to make up my mind right now!

That said - this board is probably one of the best places to whittle down a choice - so much first hand experience and good info - and much with a useful and strong practical bias too.
 

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Sure, why not. they seem to run ok for most.
 

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Maybe a used one that I had fired a few mags through....
Also resale is always a factor in the firearms I buy, so that would definitely play a role....
 

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you bet ! maybe in .38 super...hmmmmmmm.... (rubbin' chin)
 

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Bought one, one problem after another. Fit and finish was poor and some parts were not compatible with standard 1911 parts.
I sold it at a major loss. Maybe I just got a lemon but I will never buy another Philippine gun.
 

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Phil Elmore said:


This Rock Island Arms .45 is my daily carry piece.
Are you really carrying Ball ammo in it (picture). I know it works just a lot better choices today rather than Ball.
I am not worried about overpenteration of ball in 45 thats more myth than fact. (9mm ball different story )Just HP does more damage even if fails to open Just a question not looking for a Ball verses HP battle
 

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I saw one today at a gun show in Montgomery, AL for $339 new in box. Yes, Artz, it was a .45 ACP. I saw others at tables from smaller dealers from $359 to $429. I was shopping for something else, but you can bet the $339 gave me reason to pause and ponder long and hard.
 

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I voted wrong. I should have voted "had one, sold it"

I had an RIA Commander. The grip safety would not work properly to allow it to fire. I've had Springfields, Colts, Kimbers, S&W 1911s, the RIA was the only one that ever did that.
 
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