Rock Island Armory GI Standard FS 51421 45 Auto

An amalgamation of design features from original and modern guns. It is inexpensive and performs well. Accuracy averaged about 2.5 inches, despite the trigger pull being stiff at 6.8 pounds.

The Rock Island Armory wore a well-executed matte-black Parkerized finish and smooth wood grips. It takes design cues from both the M1911 and M1911A1 and is perhaps the most bastardized of the GI 1911 tested.
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