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Old 04-22-2013, 07:33 PM   #29521
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From what I've read from people that actually have a Rock Island, they are pretty good guns, especially for the price.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:24 PM   #29522
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From what I've read from people that actually have a Rock Island, they are pretty good guns, especially for the price.
If you are talking about RIA 1911's, I have a base model that has some minor work to make it more my style. This is my carry gun, it gets beat to hell so I won't trade it for a kimber, for the price it is a great gun that I have never had a fire or feed failure with (except 1 round that had no powder in it, so not the guns fault) though I do need to change the barrel soon as it is about shot out.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:49 AM   #29523
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My grandfather bought it at a surplus sale right after the war for $25. I guess they came thru town via train and sold off goods right off the cars. You could buy just about anything, Mess hall tents complete with dishes and silverware, ,buildings and such . His buddy even bought a Harley with a sidecar still in the crate for $150 if I remember right.

I have had a lot of pretty good offers on it and rarely take it out anymore. I have to pretty much tell everyone that comes up to me at the range its not for sale. I'm kind of sentimental about this one and doubt I will ever sell it.

Cool story, hang on to it....it could be retirement.....did you get the bayonette....those go for more than the rifle in some cases.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:10 AM   #29524
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If you are talking about RIA 1911's, I have a base model that has some minor work to make it more my style. This is my carry gun, it gets beat to hell so I won't trade it for a kimber, for the price it is a great gun that I have never had a fire or feed failure with (except 1 round that had no powder in it, so not the guns fault) though I do need to change the barrel soon as it is about shot out.
Tons of stories out there like this one. So I got one too. Used for $500 with a bunch of Wilson Parts.

Its now my truck gun
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:20 AM   #29525
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If you are talking about RIA 1911's, I have a base model that has some minor work to make it more my style. This is my carry gun, it gets beat to hell so I won't trade it for a kimber, for the price it is a great gun that I have never had a fire or feed failure with (except 1 round that had no powder in it, so not the guns fault) though I do need to change the barrel soon as it is about shot out.

Sign me up too. I have had one for four years. I shot the shit out of that gun and I have never had one issue. I have the Tac model. It shoots every bit as good as a gun three times as expensive.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:06 AM   #29526
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Tons of stories out there like this one. So I got one too. Used for $500 with a bunch of Wilson Parts.

Its now my truck gun
You have a Johnson for a truck gun....ahh I hope not.

My Arasaka Type 99 I bought from the guy that picked it up off the battlefield. It sat by his fireplace for 40 years.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:50 PM   #29527
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OT, but worth a mention. I'm trying to sell a 1973 Honda. I'm at work today, and I'm researching a few guns. Coworker looks over my shoulder and proceeds with "Oooh, what's that? You buying one?" I replied, "No, I'm thinking of trading a motorcycle for this."

The room full of Soldiers stops. "Wait, you're going to trade a motorcycle for guns!?"

At least my wife gets it....
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:12 PM   #29528
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Sign me up too. I have had one for four years. I shot the shit out of that gun and I have never had one issue. I have the Tac model. It shoots every bit as good as a gun three times as expensive.
Same experience here!
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:33 PM   #29529
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If you are talking about RIA 1911's, I have a base model that has some minor work to make it more my style. This is my carry gun, it gets beat to hell so I won't trade it for a kimber, for the price it is a great gun that I have never had a fire or feed failure with (except 1 round that had no powder in it, so not the guns fault) though I do need to change the barrel soon as it is about shot out.
How many rounds through it?
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:41 PM   #29530
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does anyone have first hand experience with tannerite targets .
I know that is states on the package that you need a pointed bullet from a high powered rifle at 2000fps or more . Has any one had success using a .22 ?

I know that they make smaller ones specifically for .22 , I am talking about the larger ones , roughly the size of a salsa jar .

a local shop had a 4 pack of the 1/2 pounders for $ 19 which I thought wasn't too bad but I don't own a rifle larger than a .22 , other than a 12 ga. slug gun .
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:39 PM   #29531
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The larger ones do not go on a .22, but you could tape a .22 type to the bigger one and it would work.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:42 PM   #29532
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The larger ones do not go on a .22, but you could tape a .22 type to the bigger one and it would work.
Yea, the large ones don't even work out 300 + yards with 223. So a 22 would never do it. But O'Kely's idea sounds like it would work.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:08 PM   #29533
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does anyone have first hand experience with tannerite targets .
I know that is states on the package that you need a pointed bullet from a high powered rifle at 2000fps or more . Has any one had success using a .22 ?

I know that they make smaller ones specifically for .22 , I am talking about the larger ones , roughly the size of a salsa jar .

a local shop had a 4 pack of the 1/2 pounders for $ 19 which I thought wasn't too bad but I don't own a rifle larger than a .22 , other than a 12 ga. slug gun .
Good excuses for a bigger gun
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:20 AM   #29534
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How many rounds through it?
Over 15k.

sent from my abacus.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:13 AM   #29535
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You have a Johnson for a truck gun....ahh I hope not.

My Arasaka Type 99 I bought from the guy that picked it up off the battlefield. It sat by his fireplace for 40 years.


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