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I am in the market for a full size 9M automatic, and I recently stopped a my favorite gun shop to see what he might have. While there I notice a 1911A1 Rock Island 45 auto. that was in a display case. It seemed to be in good shape although I didn't actually handle it for a closer inspection. Asking price was $440.00. I'm just curious if that's a competitive price for that particular weapon in probably VG condition? Thank you for your time and expertise.
 

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Rip Off. The gunshow price on these is 380-400 dollars, wholesale price is even lower! Offer them 380, if they do not budge, walk away, go to your bank and open a CD. That Rock Island ain't going anywhere.



 

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price seems too high. i wouldnt pay over $350 for that. i can get hi-standard GI 1911s (along w/ rock island, another armscorp made 1911) from a local dealer for $330
 

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Local markets vary. For example prices in California are different than in the local backwater where I am.

Forums like this one do offer the benefit of finding a cheaper market.
 

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I am in the market for a full size 9M automatic, and I recently stopped a my favorite gun shop to see what he might have. While there I notice a 1911A1 Rock Island 45 auto. that was in a display case. It seemed to be in good shape although I didn't actually handle it for a closer inspection. Asking price was $440.00. I'm just curious if that's a competitive price for that particular weapon in probably VG condition? Thank you for your time and expertise.
Check out SOG also. Not too long ago they had them NEW for $275, base model, but I'm sure they are somewhat higher now, probably a little over $300 by now.
By the way, everything I have heard on these has been good.
Used for $440??? I think I'd find a new "favorite gun shop".....unless you just look there.
 

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I paid $300 for my 1911A1 several years ago, and they haven't changed more than about 10%, $350 for my Commander and $400 for my Compact....
I wouldn't pay more than $350 for the 1911A1....personally, because I know what wholesale is on them. The retailer has to make a little something in order to keep the doors open..
 
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