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chris1911
08-31-2012, 2:11 PM
Does anyone with experience with a rock island armory 1911 have a recommendation on a hood break in ammo? I'm picking mine up next week and am looking for something I can get a good 300-500 rounds for cheap. I don't mind mail order but i am kind of just looking for the best deal around. I don't mind if it dirties up the gun a lot either, I'm going to be teaching my girlfriend how to field strip it and clean it during this time also.

Distro
08-31-2012, 2:15 PM
Just get the cheapest FMJ rounds you can find. Try walmart for federal bulk .45?

Brandon04GT
08-31-2012, 2:15 PM
Pretty much any 230gr FMJ ammo will work fine.

NastyNate
08-31-2012, 2:17 PM
Just get the cheapest FMJ rounds you can find. Try walmart for federal bulk .45?

+1 for this. Walmart sells a 100 pack for a good price.

chris1911
08-31-2012, 2:31 PM
Any idea on the cost ont he 100 pack?

Brandon04GT
08-31-2012, 2:33 PM
$29.97 plus tax.....................if you can find any in stock.

chris1911
08-31-2012, 2:38 PM
Not bad, I was hoping for right around $150 for 500 rounds so that fits my budget perfectly. Wish they had bulk discounts though

InGrAM
08-31-2012, 2:39 PM
The cheapest .45 ammo you can buy, and even reloads should work fine.

Nice choice in 1911s, BTW.

chris1911
08-31-2012, 3:04 PM
Thanks, I was really happy with the fit, everything was super tight but not too tight, and thinking I couldn't get a 1911 for less than $900, I picked it up in a heartbeat. I've always loved them. The guy at my FFL said they're really solid especially for the price. Every review I've read says the same. It was either the RIA 1911 or the only other options in my price range were a M&P 9 or XD 9mm. Something just really irks me about having a handgun with no hammer on it, it just doesn't seem natural unless its for CCW but even then I would go with a compact 1911. It's primarily going to be for HD but also some plinking and for HD I'm one of those guys who say go .45ACP or go home.

fal_762x51
08-31-2012, 3:17 PM
For any 1911, you must find military ammo from 1914-1953. It is very important! Then you must shoot at least 7 rounds of said military ammo. It is the only proper way to break in a 1911. :)

All kidding aside, any good RN should do you just fine.

RED VASQUEZ
08-31-2012, 3:20 PM
I've been running the CCI Blazer aluminum case, it's the cheapest I've found so far. Though I've also shot remington, federal, winchester, and steel-cased tula. The Rock Island doesn't seem to care what you feed it.

JaMail
08-31-2012, 3:24 PM
steel cased tula has been fine for my RIA tactical

boxcutter3005
08-31-2012, 3:24 PM
The cheapest .45 ammo you can buy, and even reloads should work fine.

Nice choice in 1911s, BTW.

This

I have run through ~1500 rounds of Bulletman911's reloads with little problems

chris1911
08-31-2012, 3:28 PM
The Rock Island doesn't seem to care what you feed it.

Nice. This is what I was really hoping to hear. I will probably go with the cheapest brass I can find though because I'd like to start reloading again soon.

Josh Smith
08-31-2012, 4:17 PM
RIA should not need a break-in period. Shoot 50 rounds and if it chokes with a good mag, have it looked at!

Might look at a 16.5lb progressive recoil spring from Wolff, and a Wilson #47 mag body with a Tripp conversion. Seems to run best in these.

Josh

Sunday
09-01-2012, 11:35 AM
Break in ? lube and shoot

Gun_Owner_901
09-01-2012, 1:59 PM
Wal- Mart has UMC 250 rounds for 98 bucks