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Rock Island .45
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Welcome aboard boredgrunt13.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Welcome to the HuntingNut boredgrunt13. My MD dealer finaly got the gun so I did the paper work sooo 7 days from now I'll have my new 45 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Welcome to the site stay a while. Howdy

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Just picked it up yesterday here's a pic with it's new Hogue rap around grips Very Happy I'm hopin to run some rounds through it sunday



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Looks good Joe...enjoy your shootin' with "Ol Slab Sides (well his clone anyway).

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:54 am    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Think you will like those Hogues. I always resisted synthetic grips until I tried the Hogues...now all my 1911s and my son's P90 wear them.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:55 am    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Nice little gun. You own one of THE finest handguns ever .

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

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Think you will like those Hogues. I always resisted synthetic grips until I tried the Hogues...now all my 1911s and my son's P90 wear them.

There comfortable, they make the mag release a little harder to reach but nothing a extended release won't fix Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:27 am    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Went to the range this morning ran about 120 rounds of Win White box 230 gr fmj through it Pistol Shooting no problems at all Very Happy the pro mag mags won't drop out but they fed with no problems. The factory GI sights are off I'm shooting to the left.It seems like a great .45 for the money I'm pretty pleased so far

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Sounds like you have a good one! Congratulations and enjoy.

As for the sights, Brownells has a generous selection of sights that I'm sure you would like better than the G.I. copies. Some are "drop ins" while others require milling. The drop ins work just fine for general use and can be found that will work with your existing front. Some, however, will require you to change your front sight also. This really isn't all that hard if you choose the staked kind, but can get a little labor intensive if you cut a dove-tail for the front. I have done both and really see no difference in sight strength and stability as long as they are installed properly from the start.

Good luck and good shooting!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:53 am    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Well another 100 rounds this morning and doing fine no miss feeds or failures. Adjusted the GI sights and now I'm hitting were I aim Very Happy . Gonna stick with Novak and Chip McCormick mags they seem to be working fine.
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