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Old March 8, 2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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Rock Island Armory 1911 9mm 1st Trip Out

I picked up a Rock Island 1911 9mm a week ago at the gun show. Surprisingly I was able to find 300 rounds of 9mm at a combination of local stores that didn't break the bank.

The weather was nice enough today to get out to the range. Unfortunately the closest I can set a target at this range is 15 yards which is further than I like to shoot a handgun but beggars can't be choosers. I shot about 60 rounds or so using Blazer Aluminum TMJ. I have never had any issues with this ammo and today was no different.

I absolutely love the 1911 platform and this gun is no different. I had been wanting a 1911 in 9mm for some time and this one delivers. Just over $400 and it feeds flawlessly and like all other 1911's I have shot, this shoots where you point it with minimal recoil. I would have liked to stay longer and put a couple hundred rounds through it, but in today's times, one must be conservative with what little ammo is out there.

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Old March 8, 2013, 05:32 PM   #2
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Nice. I am glad you enjoyed it.
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Old March 8, 2013, 05:57 PM   #3
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Good for you!
Enjoy your new pistol. RIAs' are great value for the money.
I really need to get another 9mm 1911. Lots of fun to shoot.
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Old March 8, 2013, 10:45 PM   #4
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How about a picture of the new pistol too?
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Old March 8, 2013, 11:15 PM   #5
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Here ya go..

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Old March 8, 2013, 11:19 PM   #6
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Rock Island Armory 1911 9mm 1st Trip Out

Nice. I know the feeling. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362802764.537716.jpg
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Old March 9, 2013, 08:20 AM   #7
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Wish Rock Island or ATI would offer a 1911 in .40.

The company I've found with a .40 1911 is STI and
it wasn't as cost competitive as these two brands.

Para makes one too but it's not competitve either
and their reputation leaves something to be desired.

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