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    Rock Island Armory 1911 Review

    Rock Island Armory 1911 Review

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    Good review. I've heard good things about their 1911's and revolvers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Good review. I've heard good things about their 1911's and revolvers.
    Also RIA shotguns are nice. The pump has a long record. Now they got a newer semiautomatic worth checking out.

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    Here's what I'm looking for from them...



    They import it from the Czech Republic (CZ country) and it's supposed to be reliable. It's also got more of the features I want in a 9mm revolver than anything else I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharetheHedge View Post
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    They import it from the Czech Republic (CZ country) and it's supposed to be reliable. It's also got more of the features I want in a 9mm revolver than anything else I've seen.
    One cool thing about a 9mm revolver is the extra unused length in the cylinder leads to higher velocity, almost like a barrel extension.

    So even cheap plinking 9mm is somewhere between 38 special and .357 energy levels.

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    That RIA 1911 seems to be a good pistol. I don't know how long it will hold up to a lot of shooting but at that price you can buy a lot of them for what I paid for my Wilson Combat 1911.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quark View Post
    That RIA 1911 seems to be a good pistol. I don't know how long it will hold up to a lot of shooting but at that price you can buy a lot of them for what I paid for my Wilson Combat 1911.
    I've got a friend who swears that a 1911 in 9mm is the bee's knees.

    He also does not like recoil, he shoots .380, 9mm, and .38 special in pistols.

    He's got one of these Rock island 1911's in 9mm. It jammed quite a bit, and after going to a gun smith, it locks open after every shot and you have to hit the slide release to load the next round.

    He is now in the habit of riding the slide release (constantly pushing down on it) and pretending its not a single shot pistol, even after new mags and a visit to a gun smith.
    A 1911 in 9mm will probably get more use in 9mm, but it also can lack the recoil impulse to cycle the gun.

    Maybe that means .38 super and .45 acp are better in low price 1911's, I don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    One cool thing about a 9mm revolver is the extra unused length in the cylinder leads to higher velocity, almost like a barrel extension.

    So even cheap plinking 9mm is somewhere between 38 special and .357 energy levels.

    My reasons are those, and a few more. The main reason I am interested in a 9mm is that, if I am going to use a revolver, I want to be able to reload it as quickly as possible, and that's what moonclips will do. You can have a .357/.38 wheel gun machined to accept 9mm, but that may cost you almost the price of a new gun, and the 9mm in a moonclip is still a little easier to reload with (for most) because the rounds are shorter and tend to align and slip in the cylinder with less wiggle. The 9mm also has less recoil than a "full" .357 but is more effective than a .38+p. (However there are "medium velocity" .357 loads, like the Remington Golden Saber, which are equivalent in fps to a 9mm or a 9mm +p)

    The reason I am looking at the AL9.0 in particular is the 3" barrel and the 6 shots. Also, it's a little heavier than I would like for carry (34oz.) but that's better (for me) than being too light, in consideration of recoil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I've got a friend who swears that a 1911 in 9mm is the bee's knees.

    He also does not like recoil, he shoots .380, 9mm, and .38 special in pistols.

    He's got one of these Rock island 1911's in 9mm. It jammed quite a bit, and after going to a gun smith, it locks open after every shot and you have to hit the slide release to load the next round.

    He is now in the habit of riding the slide release (constantly pushing down on it) and pretending its not a single shot pistol, even after new mags and a visit to a gun smith.
    A 1911 in 9mm will probably get more use in 9mm, but it also can lack the recoil impulse to cycle the gun.

    Maybe that means .38 super and .45 acp are better in low price 1911's, I don't know.
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    One of the reasons I went with a custom Wilson Combat 1911 at $3500 I got tired of spending serious money trying to make cheaper 1911's work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quark View Post
    One of the reasons I went with a custom Wilson Combat 1911 at $3500 I got tired of spending serious money trying to make cheaper 1911's work.
    1911’s require hand fitting of parts. You need to do the work yourself to make it worthwhile. But you even do grip upgrades with a gunsmith. So you can’t have a value piece.
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