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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 18, 4:26 PM Thread Starter
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I just couldn't resist...

I saw this beauty and had to have it. Rock Island 1911A1 full size in a matte nickel finish:
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you'll love that pistol I've got the tactical nickle and standard compact. nothing like a classic .45! jim

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cool gun. Wish I still had my Gold Cup. best gun I ever had....except for the continual smokestack jams. went back to Colt 3 times, they never fixed it. Ended up trading it for a Belgian Browning Hi-Power Target. Let's just be nice about it and say the trigger was not much like the Gold Cup. At all.

Hmmm, 1980 seems like so long ago these days.

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Nice pistol, Im still a little upset with my dad for swapping a SS Llahma 1911 to a freind of mine for a john boat with an 8 hp motor I could have got for $100 and dad past 4 yrs ago, his younger bro gave it to him, IIRC Rock Is firearms are in NY Ive read that there a very good gun


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rock island is actually a Philippine made pistol.

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Nice pistol, Im still a little upset with my dad for swapping a SS Llahma 1911 to a freind of mine for a john boat with an 8 hp motor I could have got for $100 and dad past 4 yrs ago, his younger bro gave it to him, IIRC Rock Is firearms are in NY Ive read that there a very good gun
Rock Island is part of Armscor, which is based in the Philippines. But, they do build a good firearm. The trigger pull and reset is almost identical to the Kimbers that I looked at. I think it will do okay.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 18, 3:42 PM
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Kimbers, yummy. A friend had a Kimber 1911, shot as well as my GC, didn't have jams.

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 18, 9:52 PM
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I'm a 1911 man from way back, carry piece is a Commander. As far as I am concerned, no other pistol compares except possibly a Browning Hi Power, but I just don't care for 9mm.
A number of years ago, I was visiting with a friend who owns many high end firearms, Ed Brown, Wilson Combat etc. He offered to show me his most prized possession, it was the ugliest, missing blueing, nicked up, chipped grip Hi Power I had ever seen. Turns out he carried it in a shoulder holster for over 100 trips into North Vietnam in the back seat of an F-4, and thru 20 years of the Guard. He keeps it in a fancy presentation box.

Clean that Rock island up well, polish the feed ramp a bit and buy some Chip McCormick or Wilson Combat mags, and you will have the equal of any pistol, including a Kimber. Good purchase.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 18, 12:56 PM
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On the way to a quick vacation weekend with family in Mass, ( pulling lobsta pots is the highlight!) we stopped at the Springfield Armory Museum in Springfield. Long story short, I developed a rapport with the volunteer park ranger ( I had just shot an M1 Garand qualification match and am ordering one from CMP) ), he says, " do you like 1911's", I said "sure, but I barely qualified with mine!"

Anyway, the exact one that performed the 6000 round evaluation testing is there, the grand dad of them all! Its in a display with a Savage ( much like the .32 I used to have) and Luger, all the ones used in original testing. Oddly, grand dad has a near mirror finish under his bluing, yet you can tell it was run, ALOT.

Not a 1911, but my fav big carry is now a Ruger SR45.

Short reply - GREAT PURCHASE!!!!

P.S. I'm with Dave, I polish the ramps of all my autoloaders. I like to run lead heads thru my 9s and 45 for practice, yet it helps feed any round.

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I took the new pistol to the range today. I ran the targets out to 25 feet. My first magazine through it went pretty well (first picture). The second picture is the second magazine - pretty dang good. The third picture is the 3rd and 4th magazines (a couple of errant shots, but pretty dang good overall). The 4th picture is 2 more magazines, and the 5th picture is 3 or 4 magazines total. Not bad for my first outing ever with a 1911. I ran both FMJ and JHP rounds through it - not a single issue. I even ran both types of ammunition through the ProMag 10 round magazine that I bought for it - again, with no issues.
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Very cool. I have the full size in 22TCM and a compact in 45ACP. Neither are a Kimber, but they weren't $3k either.

The TCM is a hoot to fire at night. Thows a basketball size fireball two feet out. I actually use sunglasses at night to fire it.

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Very cool. I have the full size in 22TCM and a compact in 45ACP. Neither are a Kimber, but they weren't $3k either.

The TCM is a hoot to fire at night. Thows a basketball size fireball two feet out. I actually use sunglasses at night to fire it.
After shooting this full size 1911, I have decided that it is my new carry weapon. I fired off one magazine with my Glock 22 (.40) to start with and discovered that my Crimson Trace laser grip is not even close to being accurate. So, I think I am going to forego putting one on the 1911 - the standard sights will do just fine.

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The sights on my full size are pretty good. Beat up a freon can with it and hit 11 out of 12 at 20 yards. Pretty sure the miss went through the handle because the valve handle was gone.

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After shooting this full size 1911, I have decided that it is my new carry weapon. I fired off one magazine with my Glock 22 (.40) to start with and discovered that my Crimson Trace laser grip is not even close to being accurate. So, I think I am going to forego putting one on the 1911 - the standard sights will do just fine.
Get an inside the waistband holster with a forward cant and tuck it in a the 4 o'clock position (if you are right handed) and you will soon not know that it is there. I wouldn't take a glock if they were free. I completely understand why the LEO community carry them, for most it is just a tool, and it does the job with a minimum of hassle, plus a high capacity. But to me, having one would be like trading a Chevelle for a Hyundai Elantra.
BTW, I put Crimson Trace laser grips n my wife's PPK, and took them off after the first trip to the range with it.

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I bought a COLT Mark IV 1911 .45 ACP back in 1992 for $425. I think they are about double or more that today. I still have it, have not shot it for about 20 years. I also Have a Springfield XD .45, and two .357 revolvers. I also have a S&W M&P .22 which is a blast, and cheap to shoot. I carry a Ruger LCP 357.
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