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Impressions on the Springfield Armory XD 45 Compact Pistol

Impressions on the Springfield Armory XD 45 Compact Pistol

I give my impressions of Springfield Armory’s XD45 Compact handgun. It’s functional, reliable, and I shot it well right out of the box. Unfortunately it didn’t conceal well for me in an appendix position, and has moved on to other pastures.

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Rock Island Armory 1911 Officer Compact Magazine Catch Problem Update

Rock Island Armory 1911 Officer Compact Magazine Catch Problem Update

A week ago I wrote about my problem with my Rock Island Armory 1911 Officer magazine release. To recap briefly, the magazine locking lever’s tab sheared off after about 1,000 rounds. This made the magazine catch very difficult to push and made it impossible to load a magazine in the pistol. True to what I’ve […]

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Rock Island Armory 1911 Government and Officer model wear and tear update

Rock Island Armory 1911 Government and Officer model wear and tear update

I like getting the most bang for my buck — and as such really like my 1911 handguns from Rock Island Armory. I own both the 5″ barreled Government model (my review), and the 3.5″ barreled Officer’s model (my review). I like the Officer’s model so much that it replaced my trusty Glock 27 as […]

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