I have a friend who bought one, nice mil spec 45, functioned flawlessly,no frills just solid defense gun, from what I have seen of his I wouldn't be afraid to try one fact is, my next big bore pistol will be a Rock Island 45.
Just a little info for ya. Not really helpful in anyway but I am from Rock Island, Ill I worked over at the Arsenal and packed away many of the Rock Island Built 1911's. This was in 1968. Packed and sent some out to the troups in Vietnam then also. Packed some M-1 Garands built in RockIsland. Gee what I woulod give to have both of them right now. Some of these Garands had never seen action. The same goes for the 03A3 and the M14's. (Rich.inAz.orinnameonly)