One of the items brought up during the test of the Rock Island Armory was how well the gun would hold up under a round count that, quite frankly, is unusually for owners of this brand to put their guns through. To find out, I field stripped the RIA and checked several critical areas for signs of frame battering, barrel rollover, or any other critical issues.
As I expected, there were none. The gun is still in excellent mechanical condition, and I fully expect it to run just fine this weekend when I shoot my first USPSA match in nearly 2 years.
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#1—“SWING LINK FOOT” / “BARREL FOOT” #2–YOU HAVE TO GENTLY KNOCK OUT THE “MAINSPRING HOUSING FRAME RETENTION PIN” & THEN THE M/S HOUSING / MAGAZINE WELL WILL COME OUT IN ONE SOLID PIECE. “KNOCK IT OUT WITH A MALLET ????”—OH HELL NO !!!!!! —————–GURU
Can I assume based on above that you did not clean the gun during the 2000 round test? Also, have you or do you plan to replace recoil spring at this point?
I’m convinced. I’m going to ask my FFL to order me one. Thanks for the great review.
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