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Posted: 12/14/2001 4:22:11 PM EST
What's the difference between Rock River Arms and Rock Island Armory?
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 4:33:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 4:52:01 PM EST
How come it's hard as hen's teeff to find RRA 1911's and they are backordered 3 months? Are they as good as people have been saying?
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 6:16:27 PM EST
Small company and few workers.
Good guns but not enough put out .
That keeps demand high.
Kind of like Colt M4 uppers right now.
cpermd
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 12:57:38 PM EST
Rock Island is an island in the Rock River.
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 3:11:21 PM EST
Lately I have seen Rock Island Armory M1911's advert in SGN........who is stealing their fine name?? The Dealers Warehouse and Sarco has them listed.

Sarco's listing for Rock Island Armory M1911's
www.sarcoinc.com/rockisland.html

Info on the real Rock Island Armory
www.ri.disa.mil/docs/history/arsenal.htm


OSA
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 3:46:06 PM EST
The Rock Island Armory 1911's go for about $285 in Shotgun news! If the damn thing fires, that's a hell of a deal.

Actually, there was someone on the AK-47.net boards that bought 6 of them, and loved them! Hard to beat for that price!
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 5:34:13 PM EST
Do parts interchange with USGI parts?
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 6:02:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By RRotz:
Do parts interchange with USGI parts?



Yes! Have tried various Colt, Springfield, GI parts and so far so good.

Slide is CNC'd real nice, frame is cast then machined. A few other parts are casst and machine, but all very nicely done. Very nice finish and shoots real good. Will have to break it in more, before I decide if I need to replace some of the trigger component for a smoother trigger pull. Slide to frame fit is real nice, very little to no play in the three RIA .45s that I have checked out.

Pistol is definitely worth the price. Thinking about getting some more for some project 1911s.
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 6:56:27 PM EST
I think I may just get a Rock Island Armory 1911 receiver for my Mech Tech Carbine Conversion Unit. Then I could keep my Colt 1911 in one piece! I think I was the RIA receivers for $150ish.
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