Over the years I’ve made it pretty clear that I love my 45, it’s never let me down and I think that it’s one of the greatest pistols ever made. Now I know there’s alot of you who will disagree with me and that’s okay, to each his own.
To me, packing a 45 just makes me feel more secure and since I’m a pretty good shot with it, I never have to worry about missing my target and I’ve never had any problems.
But, I’ve been thinking about buying another one and I think I’m going to go with the Rock Island Armory M 1911 GI standard . Granted, it’s just your basic 45 and that’s okay, the price is just right at $499.00, and in this case, being inexpensive and simplicity rules the day especially with inflation the way it is right now (also I have a lot of .45 ACP ammunition lying around the house so it just makes good sense for me).
The M 1911 GI standard is a great representation of the original US GI combat issue 1911 and is chambered in 45 ACP and built with our exacting engineering standards. Fixed, low profile sights and traditional smooth slim design are perfect for quick pull holster use. A durable parkerized finish gives it a tough, smooth, non-reflective surface. Smooth wood grips offer comfort in both feel and design. The 5” barrel offers a balanced weight to assist with the accuracy and recoil that made the original 1911 design famous. True to all Rock Island 1911s, the GI Standard comes with a crisp factory 4- to 6-pound trigger for a great experience right out of the box.
|OVERALL LENGTH||8.54 INCH / 217 MM|
|OVERALL WIDTH||1.3 INCH / 33 MM|
|OVERALL HEIGHT||5.51 INCH / 140 MM|
|WEIGHT||2.47 LBS / 1.12 KG|
|FRONT SIGHT||GI TYPE MOUNTED ON SLOT|
|REAR SIGHT||GI TYPE MOUNTED ON DOVETAIL CUT|
|TRIGGER PULL||4 – 6 LBS|
|PURPOSE||PERSONAL PROTECTION, RECREATIONAL SHOOTING|