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My Rock Island pistol finally arrived last week. Took her to the range and fed a few rounds through it. I had no FTEs or FTFs in 100 rounds. The stock magazine worked good. I also bought a WC magazine just in case the stock mag had issues. This is my first .45. One day I hope to get an American made 1911 but for now this is good for me. It is the Ultra FS series.

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56 minutes ago, lock n' load said:

My Rock Island pistol finally arrived last week. Took her to the range and fed a few rounds through it. I had no FTEs or FTFs in 100 rounds. The stock magazine worked good. I also bought a WC magazine just in case the stock mag had issues. This is my first .45. One day I hope to get an American made 1911 but for now this is good for me. It is the Ultra FS series.

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Congrats on your purchase, and having the wisdom to get a 1911!

RIA pistols have been getting better and better over the last decade. From a bottom-of-the-barrel product...they have become a staple in the 1911 market. From entry level models like the GI, to the Ultras and other decked out models, they are fine pistols. 

I've owned several Rocks, both 45 and 9mm. All have functioned well and are far capable of surpassing my meager shooting abilities.

Plus, they are just darn fun to shoot!

PS...you will be buying more 1911s. I can guarantee it. lol 

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Nice looking pistol.

I have a Rock 45 officers model and it has been totally reliable,  and shoots as well as any of the other 1911s I have owned. They make a great pistol especially for the money.

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Congrats on your purchase!  About three years ago, I sold off my last 1911 and went with a more modern design SA XDs .45.  But I starting to get a hankering for another 1911. I just want a GI edition. Really looking hard at the Tisas U.S. Army 1911a1, because it looks like an exact copy of what I carried in the service. Not looking for a carry gun, but more of a range toy.

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On 9/7/2019 at 11:31 AM, Moped said:

Congrats on your purchase!  About three years ago, I sold off my last 1911 and went with a more modern design SA XDs .45.  But I starting to get a hankering for another 1911. I just want a GI edition. Really looking hard at the Tisas U.S. Army 1911a1, because it looks like an exact copy of what I carried in the service. Not looking for a carry gun, but more of a range toy.

I have  a Glock and Taurus polymer pistols but wanted a 1911 also. There's just something that about the 1911 that screams "America" to it. Granted my 1911 was made in the Philippines but I will eventually own an American made 1911. My choices would be Remington, Springfield or Colt. Any suggestions? 

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If I recall correctly "some" of the Springfield's are not 100% "Made in The USA".

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I think the last Springer I had was made in Brazil.  At least the frame was.  I think they are producing them all here now.  

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43 minutes ago, hughd said:

If I recall correctly "some" of the Springfield's are not 100% "Made in The USA".

You are correct, but from what I have read in 2015 Springfield started making all 1911 in the USA from USA parts. Prior to 2015 you had to look for a certain mark on the frame to get a US made 1911 I think they were marked NM but don't hold me to this, it's just what I have read wandering around the net.

I have a 10+ year old Springfield Loaded Government that is US made and it's a tack driver and eats anything I have fed it. I can't speak for all of them but my loaded was as tight as any of the high end (Dan Wesson, Wilson, etc.) pistols that I looked at when I bought it. The only problem I have ever had out of it was on break in I over lubed it because of how tight the tolerance were and after a couple mags of some really cheap ammo it got so dirty it gummed it up a little but cleaned it at the range lightly oiled it and it has functioned flawlessly ever since.

It is still tight and functions flawlessly so IMO you can't go wrong, just look them over and decide for yourself.

 

 

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