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I purchased a STK100 on black Friday. I have gone through about 20-gun purchases in a year and this Rock Island STK100 has, by far, been the biggest disappointment of them all. BRAND NEW, the three flat head screws, on its left side started to unthread themselves after about 100 rounds, no Loctite on them at all, too much Loctite on the optic site cover, had to use a heat gun to get them off, magazines won't lock in without a good slam, and biggest issue, fails to eject about 40% of the time. AND , I can only get 9 rounds into the 10 round magazines, UGH! The finish looks like third world flat black house paint, and the barrel looks like Harbour Freight's $ 9.99 1000-piece socket set metal. Nothing like a $500 paper weight and a constant reminder of my bad choice. Just have to wait 4-6 weeks for the Rock Island " gunsmith" to work on it. They must have a lot of defective guns if I have to wait this long.
And now, it looks like you lowered the MSRP by $100 so now my turd is worth even less .

I’ve worked in retail all my life and this product and service is terrible.

Anyone know emails of the CEO or someone more important than their yes men. ?
 

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Take a close look at the STK100 owners manual too, it is a good representation of how little they care , about it too. I feel really stupid that I even considered this turd. And what ever coating they put on the barrel, after a dozen racking's it had all worn off. How did they put so little effort into this pos.
 

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I am thinking you got the proverbial lemon. Look at the reviews on line, some are on the Amscor sight. Roy Huntington the famed gunsmith and writer gives is a good writeup as does the NRA and many others. I did not find a bad review. It is of course a first edition gun and every body who buys a first year, car, or computer or anything else knows to expect the early buyer to find any flaws.

It is $500 gun, not expected to be polished and shiny. Glock are about ugly utility. That is what the are competing with and their market segment, people who want to buy ugly guns that work well. To rearly to tell if your situation is typical.
Could'nt find a bad one ? Didn't look enough. This guy had all the issues I did.

Armscor Rock Island Armory STK100 Pistol 150 Round Break-in: An Aluminum Glock? - YouTube

It SPLITS in Half!?...WORST of 2021... - YouTube

RIA STK100 - A Glock clone that could have been somebody.... - YouTube

The Rock Island STK 100 Broke Already! (I deleted the last vid....sorry) - YouTube

Armscor Rock Island STK100 Rebuild: Aluminum Glock Frame Needs Some Help! - YouTube

Issues with the Rock Island STK100 9MM!?!?!? - YouTube

I also have the Canik Meta SFX , a budget gun, same cost as this turd, and it has been flawless.

I could find you more, but I think you get the point.
 

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I ran only new ammo , This happened 40% of the time, the screws on the left-hand side backed themselves out, the mags would not accept more than 9 rounds, the owners manual looked like it was made on a third world copy machine, the finish started coming off the barrel after 50 rounds, lots of stovepipes . magazines would not lock in unless you slammed them home.And RI " break in cycle , 500 rounds , I have gone through about 20 handguns this last year, and NONE as bad as this turd. This is not an opinion. these are the facts.Oh, I was sold a Glock mag when I purchased it, it would not lock in at all. Just fell out .
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The 4th video, the Jimimini show, he did not even have the gun, he used a CZ 75 as an example to explain what he considered an issue with the Glock copy. Do you think there is any semblance between a SA/DA, eternal hammered fired gun and a Glock clone?
Did you miss the part where he said he didn't have the gun to show it because RI wanted it back ?
I followed up with him and he emailed me to say it took 3 months to get it back, and it must have been so bad that they gave him a new gun.
I have a Stoeger STR9 and a SAR B6 , a lot cheaper than this turd, and DID NOT require any break in nor have any issues , right out of the box like this lemon.
 

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I did send it back , on Dec. 6 th, and the last message from someone was they are running behind on their 4-6 week repair promise. Apparently tey have a LOT of broken guns to get done.
 

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You definitely got a lemon. Failure to extract should be pretty easily fixable but that is sounding like a common problem on them that is more than a flawed extractor.

Since you also tried a Glock magazine that means the little cut in the magazine was in the right place, but the magazine catch location is out of tolerance.. That will also make your mags ride high and might be interfering with the feeding, meaning the next round up was a little too high which might cause drag on the action. If the next round up is higher that it should be, then it might be what is keeping the bullet from coming out of the chamber. If it is doing that with both mags, that is probably the issue, the mag release placed too high. You might fix it in two minutes with a file, but i would not it is a new gun, and any file mark would kill the warranty. Make them fix it or replace it.

The fact that many reviewers fired lots of rounds including the one I linked with 1,600 rounds and no major issues, tells me that particular gun was not meant to be yours. I too would send that one back, I usually just fix them myself, but if the mags are not fitting with just a snug presentation into the gun, then it goes back. It's a self defense gun, you cannot have a mag that might not lock in.

That combined with the failure to eject, I would not try to fix it either, it goes back.

I do not know anything about the Stoeger but SAR B6 is just a clone of the CZ ,the Tangfolio, the EEA Witness and the other names it goes by. Those are great guns whether steel or plastic. I would carry one of those into combat anywhere. I am actually wanting to find one of the steel ones in 10mm, under the Tangfolio or Witness brand. I would not mind having one in 40 SW either. My best buddy was a doctor, a surgeon and had lots of money. I taught him how to shoot, hunt and all things guns. When he died he left 100 guns, some very expensive. He had 8 or 9 Sigs and about 90 handguns total. But he did not carry them much. His favorites were the Witness that he had in 9mm, 40, and 45 acp. Just saying he had many $2k pistols but he carried one like your SAR B6. They were among the best buys of any high capacity handgun before all this panic buying started.

Well ship that sucker off and get another and then let us know, you know exactly what to look for. If the magazine catch is cut at the wrong location I would suspect they would just give you another gun.

Let us know how it turns out. Lots of people would prefer a metal frame Glock.
I called RI yesterday, on hold 30 minutes, got a guy that spoke very broken English, he said it was done but may be 1-2 weeks before they ship it back !!!! WTF! Why aren't they just shipping every day ? They have that many turds to repair??? Third world company. Oh, and the CEO of worldwide sales at this farm boy company said at SHOT show, that they cut the retail price by $100 ( that should tell ya something), and that they now will have adapters for different Red dots . And that us first adopter fools that purchased this turd will get a free one. Just call and ask for one, WELL, I did, and , no surprise here, they don't have any any have NO NO NO idea when they will !! And I asked , so what was wrong with my gun ??? Wait for it .....................NO IDEA !!!
 

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You definitely got a lemon. Failure to extract should be pretty easily fixable but that is sounding like a common problem on them that is more than a flawed extractor.

Since you also tried a Glock magazine that means the little cut in the magazine was in the right place, but the magazine catch location is out of tolerance.. That will also make your mags ride high and might be interfering with the feeding, meaning the next round up was a little too high which might cause drag on the action. If the next round up is higher that it should be, then it might be what is keeping the bullet from coming out of the chamber. If it is doing that with both mags, that is probably the issue, the mag release placed too high. You might fix it in two minutes with a file, but i would not it is a new gun, and any file mark would kill the warranty. Make them fix it or replace it.

The fact that many reviewers fired lots of rounds including the one I linked with 1,600 rounds and no major issues, tells me that particular gun was not meant to be yours. I too would send that one back, I usually just fix them myself, but if the mags are not fitting with just a snug presentation into the gun, then it goes back. It's a self defense gun, you cannot have a mag that might not lock in.

That combined with the failure to eject, I would not try to fix it either, it goes back.

I do not know anything about the Stoeger but SAR B6 is just a clone of the CZ ,the Tangfolio, the EEA Witness and the other names it goes by. Those are great guns whether steel or plastic. I would carry one of those into combat anywhere. I am actually wanting to find one of the steel ones in 10mm, under the Tangfolio or Witness brand. I would not mind having one in 40 SW either. My best buddy was a doctor, a surgeon and had lots of money. I taught him how to shoot, hunt and all things guns. When he died he left 100 guns, some very expensive. He had 8 or 9 Sigs and about 90 handguns total. But he did not carry them much. His favorites were the Witness that he had in 9mm, 40, and 45 acp. Just saying he had many $2k pistols but he carried one like your SAR B6. They were among the best buys of any high capacity handgun before all this panic buying started.

Well ship that sucker off and get another and then let us know, you know exactly what to look for. If the magazine catch is cut at the wrong location I would suspect they would just give you another gun.

Let us know how it turns out. Lots of people would prefer a metal frame Glock.
Just got an email from them. It was repaired on Jan 31st, BUT they can't seem to be able to mail it back in good time, they said they would let me know when they have time to send it back.
 
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