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Rock Island

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by jono446, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. jono446

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    Hey guys I don't know alot about 1911's and I am starting to get the bug and I am starting to want one. I don't have a huge budget for one and seen a rock island tactical for $490 and while I know it's entry level, are these decent guns for the money? Again, I dont have the money for a Kimber or something of the like (as much as i'd like one) haha. Thanks for all the help people. Jono.
     

  2. JoshK

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    I picked up a RIA Tactical a couple weeks ago and couldn't be happier with it.... as bac said, great guns for the money....
     
  3. Great guns for the money. You won't be disappointed.
     
  4. BEER

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    i really wish you people would quit telling everyone how great rocks are.


    knock it off so the prices will go back down damn it! lol
     
  5. bac1023

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    Here's my Government model, which is usually $50-$100 less than the Tactical.


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  6. kgain673

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    I don't think the prices are going much higher, if they do they will be competing with much better makers and quality. Anyway here a pic of mine, it needs new sights, maybe I'll get some tijicons. I'm in the market for a GI model.
     

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  7. bac1023

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    Yeah, like Taurus. :whistling:




    :rofl:
     
  8. :rofl:
    Stay tuned for the Taurus are better than RIA bunch.
     
  9. bac1023

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    :animlol:
     
  10. Magus

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    Just got a GI model Rock in 9mm last weekend. Other than the mag being a little overly stiff, I'm very pleased with my purchase.

    I've owned a lot of 1911's over the years, and thought I'd go ahead and give one of these a try for something a little different. For the price, I really didn't have much to lose honestly. So far, so good. Nothing wrong with the RIA's, just don't go in with expectations too high.
     
  11. jono446

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    Ok good to hear guys thanks a 9mm one is kind of appealing to me also, but I think i'll do it right and get the 45acp, but i'm not sure yet
     
  12. bac1023

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    45ACP :supergrin:
     
  13. jrs93accord

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    I agree.

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    Row 1: Tactical Gov't .45, Gov't .45
    Row 2: Tactical Compact .45, Compact .45
    Row 3: Tactical Gov't 9mm.

    I would start with the .45 and maybe look into getting a 9mm later. The 9mm is a sweet shooter.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2010
  14. 21Brutus

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    While on the subject could ya'll clear something up for me? In the compacts, why get the "tactical" over the standard?
     
  15. bac1023

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    Better sights would be one reason.
     
  16. Magus

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    I got the 9mm for a lot of different reasons. All my other 1911's are in .45 as they should be.

    This one for me was just for fun and something to shoot a little more cheaply than .45

    Whatever you choose, the RIA's are pretty darn good for what they are.
     
  17. woggie

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    I have a RIA tactical, had it for about a year now and love it. I would spend the extra $50 and get the tactical version over the standard entry model. You get better sights (you can swap them if you want), ambidextrous safety, extended beaver tail, etc. It is a great little 1911 and if you get the bug you can always buy a "better one" after you decide if you like that platform.