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Posted: 10/9/2001 8:41:42 AM EDT
My dad is looking at the new rock island armory .45's and I was wondering if they were any good. He already has an original colt and is just loking for another toy. If anyone has any experience with these I would like to know. I know their not a kimber or a springfield but they don't cost that much either. Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 8:51:55 AM EDT
A neighbor of mine got one, and it must be the crappiest 1911 I have ever seen. I wouldn't pay $50 for one. Makes Charles Daly 1911's look nice in comparison.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 9:00:04 AM EDT
If your dad is looking for a inexpensive .45, try and find one of the Argentine "Colt Sistema 1927" guns. Exact copy of a 1911A1 made under Colt license in Argentina for their military. You can find nice refinished guns starting about $300.00. No a bad deal for a shooter gun.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 9:36:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2001 9:31:24 AM EDT by Norm_G]
I was able to handle half-a-dozen of their DCM Hardball guns earlier this year. They were works of art!! Some of the nicest .45s I've ever seen. The triggers were a bit too light to pick up the required 4 1/2 pounds at a match. I got to bend a few sear springs. One of the owners won the match with his RIA .45.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 12:40:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Norm_G: I was able to handle half-a-dozen of their DCM Hardball guns earlier this year. They were works of art!! Some of the nicest .45s I've ever seen. The triggers were a bit too light to pick up the required 4 1/2 pounds at a match. I got to bend a few sear springs. One of the owners won the match with his RIA .45.
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Norm, are you sure you aren't confusing Rock [b]River[/b] Arms of Illinois with Rock [b]Island[/b] Armory of the Philippines? The former makes outstanding 1911-type pistols; the latter makes cheap 1911-type pistols. BTW, the minimum trigger weight for CMP service pistol competition is 4 pounds, not 4.5.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 3:59:33 PM EDT
Ah, so that's where the RIA pistols come from the Philippines. I looked at a Charles Daly a while back and was surprised that they did'nt look half bad. I think I'll stick with my Colt though.
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