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New Rock Island Tactical 45 review

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Viper 1, Jul 9, 2012.


  1. Viper 1

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    Bought a new Tactical 45 5 inch Duracoat model this weekend and ran 150 rounds today; great shooter, extemely accurate. I ran Winchester 230 range and FMJ 230 range ammo; perfect.

    It came with only 1 mag but I bought another ACT mag and a 10 round CMC mag.

    I had 3 FTF issues with those mags but I'm thinking it's only a break-in issue.

    This is my first 1911 45 and I'm very pleased; relatively soft shooter and deadly accurate.

    I had my Glock smith disassemble it and educate me on cleaning, etc. He claims it shares many identical parts with a Kimber and/or Colt at half the price.
     

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  2. bac1023

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    Glad you like it :thumbsup:

    Armscor makes solid 1911s for a great price.
     

  3. RedsoxFan4Lyfe

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    Use Wilson mags. My buddy has two RIA 1911's and with Wilson mags they have been flawless with all kinds of ammo over the last eight years.
     
  4. knedrgr

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    Congrats. Those are nice looking.
     
  5. fnfalman

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    Your smithy is a genius!!!

    M1911s share many parts with each other.:whistling:
     
  6. average nobody

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    a friend of mine has 2 rock island 45's. he bought one a few yrs back it was flawless . the 2nd one he got a yr later had minor issues with feeding and ejecting. so he polished the feed ramp and bent the extractor a little and has no issues with it since.