Rock Island Armory Officers 1911 3.5"

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Rock Island Armory Officers 1911 3.5"

Postby MisterB » Sun 18 Nov 2012 5:17 pm

Lets Start this off with some pictures
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So I've changed out the stock wooden grips with some Pearce rubber double diamond grips.

So here's my thoughts on this gun,

It is a very nice, well rounded gun with a very great trigger pull (about 4 to 4.5 lbs)
I've only put about 200 rounds through it and the majority of them were TuLammo

The ammo was dirty and I had a few that wouldn't slide into the chamber fully (After cleaning the rounds they fed and fired beautifully). But when I used the federal ammo it fed perfectly. I had no FTE or hang fires.

So far I'm thoroughly impressed with this gun.

I open carry in a Galco OWB for now until my CFP comes in the mail within the next few days.
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Re: Rock Island Armory Officers 1911 3.5"

Postby Snurd » Sun 18 Nov 2012 7:23 pm

Nice looking gun. :Thumbsup:


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Re: Rock Island Armory Officers 1911 3.5"

Postby mgsbigdog » Sun 18 Nov 2012 7:32 pm

That there is my carry gun. I love it. Although mine in the older one with an almost invisabe roll mark. Yours is much prettier. I carry iwb in an old faithful hybrid holster.
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Re: Rock Island Armory Officers 1911 3.5"

Postby MisterB » Mon 19 Nov 2012 6:14 pm

So it's not feeding properly, here is what is happening
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The round is failing to feed all the way into the chamber, leaving a small opening where the rear of the cartridge is visible. As can be seen in the picture
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Re: Rock Island Armory Officers 1911 3.5"

Postby Car Knocker » Mon 19 Nov 2012 7:15 pm

The same Federal ammo that fed fine previously?
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Re: Rock Island Armory Officers 1911 3.5"

Postby MisterB » Mon 19 Nov 2012 8:23 pm

These are the hornady hollow points, it happened 2 or 3 times while feeding the first round.
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Re: Rock Island Armory Officers 1911 3.5"

Postby Snurd » Mon 19 Nov 2012 8:40 pm

Does it feed other hollow points okay? Some guns can be finicky with ammo. I have had a gun here and there that would jam often with certain ammo. Other stuff fed great. Try some other hollow points and see how it does.


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Re: Rock Island Armory Officers 1911 3.5"

Postby mgsbigdog » Tue 20 Nov 2012 12:59 pm

Its the mags. Mine was doing the same thing and i was forced to carry my wife's m&p 9c so for Christmas last year she got me a set of chip McCormick mags. Mostly so she could get her gun back i think. The thing runs like a sewing machine. The problem is cheap crappy followers. Give it a try.
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Re: Rock Island Armory Officers 1911 3.5"

Postby Snurd » Tue 20 Nov 2012 4:32 pm

If it is the mags, I would also suggest Chip McCormick mags. I use a couple if them in the one I use. Awesome mags. :Thumbsup:


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Re: Rock Island Armory Officers 1911 3.5"

Postby MisterB » Tue 20 Nov 2012 4:48 pm

Fantastic! - Is there a place here in the valley that sells the 7 rd ones that y'all would suggest?
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Re: Rock Island Armory Officers 1911 3.5"

Postby Snurd » Tue 20 Nov 2012 4:56 pm

I haven't looked for them locally. I'm not sure if they are sold here or not. I bought them off Cheaper Than Dirt


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Re: Rock Island Armory Officers 1911 3.5"

Postby mgsbigdog » Tue 20 Nov 2012 5:38 pm

Mine came from amazon. :dunno: free prime ship :thumbup: ping
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Re: Rock Island Armory Officers 1911 3.5"

Postby MisterB » Tue 20 Nov 2012 6:43 pm

I can't seem to stomach buying anything from Cheaper than dirt - I don't understand the need for a 3$ handling fee - and OUTRAGEOUS shipping costs.
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Re: Rock Island Armory Officers 1911 3.5"

Postby Snurd » Tue 20 Nov 2012 7:32 pm

It was either CTD or Midway USA. It's been a long time since I bought them. But whichever it was, it was the best deal I found.


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Re: Rock Island Armory Officers 1911 3.5"

Postby MarshallDodge » Tue 20 Nov 2012 8:03 pm

You may have a weak recoil spring as well.
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