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18th October 2008, 17:06
Here's my Rock. It initially had some issues, but thanks to Ivan and Ray all is well.
22nd October 2008, 18:52
This is an older Armscor in stainless!! I just added some new grips, what do you think!!! :) :)
Wow, very cool grips !! And a nice looking stainless too. I'm considering a similar hard chrome finish for this RI MATCH,
22nd October 2008, 21:31
Wow !! Absolutely fantastic looking stainless. I'm considering a similar hard chrome finish for my RI MATCH,
Any fans of hard chrome finished RI's ?
I AM A BIG FAN OF THE RIA 'BLING - BLING' factor. Try ELITE CUSTOM for good work at great prices. I will have pictures soon of my wide body RIA longslide custom build that was Hard Chromed by Elite.
Here are my HC ROCKS
31st October 2008, 20:51
I promised Ivan
The checkering was done by ARNEL - the master of the ROCK BLASTERS - SO HE IS THE "MASTER BLASTER"
HC by Elite Custom
Custom fitted RIA widebody LS - HC
HERE ARE the brothers - matt blued - RIA longslide
Custom built RIA Hard Chrome Longslide
2nd November 2008, 21:38
good day to all. just like to show my piece new look.
15th November 2008, 19:27
My new Rock GI. Bone stock, brand new.
Future plans include: Lightening up trigger pull, new grips, and shoot thousands of rounds through it.
I may also want to have my smith-in-law put tritium sights on it. But I want to wait and try it out for a few outings first.
17th November 2008, 10:26
I interpret this post to mean that RIA offers pistols that are finished with Duracoat. Could someone verify this. Please.
Here's mine :)
23rd November 2008, 13:41
30th November 2008, 00:03
armscor frame, systema slide. mostly built by me as my first build. i made lots of mistakes but nothing major and it shoots great!
and here with the frame of the systema with a .22 conversion
30th November 2008, 11:37
Here is my longslide, it is plain and unadorned, but shoots unbelievably well.
1st December 2008, 23:54
This is Roxanne after an evening out
2nd December 2008, 02:02
I purchased this a few weeks back and added the Altamont Wood Grips. A co-worker has this and a full size and had been raving about them so much I finally gave in. I put about 150 rounds through it Sunday, she shoots like a breeze! This is my daily carry gun.
2nd December 2008, 07:29
Here are a few pics of my RIA .45ACP..Its a sweet piece..http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q122/cobrahd1999/Guns/RI1911A1.45_3.jpg
3rd December 2008, 10:26
latest armscor factory released pistols(Full size, practical series) with new rollmark, simple yet accurate and dependable. . .shoots 3 inch group at 15 meters. . .barrels are already factory throated
8th December 2008, 22:47
Here is a pic of my Springfield and two Rocks.
9th December 2008, 22:33
I just bought the full size Tactical and had to post a picture. It's straight out of the box with a little grip tape added.
I couldn't be any happier. :p
10th December 2008, 11:44
2 months ago, I managed to get a stock colt .45 NM barrel from a friend. Thoughts came in to my mind to replace the barrel of my Armscor .45 ACP but the problem at first was, I didn't have any idea at all where to send the gun for fitting. Luckily, a client of mine mentioned he knows someone for the job. He even claimed that the guy can customized the plain barrel into a bull barrel. so, after a month of wait, here she is:
sorry for the pictures guys, I don"t have the photography skills...
Advance Merry Armscor/Ria Xmas to all!!!
Wishin' you many more Armscor's and Ria's to come!! :D
bob d' kid
10th December 2008, 19:59
bob d' kid, welcome to the forum.
tnx a lot ma'am..i'm so happy to be a member of this group! i learned a lot how to handle safely and accurately my piece just by reading these threads here.. also, i managed to get some new ideas how to modify my "mojo" based on these pictures posted in here! well, i am really tempted to post my "mojo" in here..although he's not armscor, but he's also made from the philippines..so, better for him to be near his cousins!! hehehe.. :appld: :appld: :appld:
i just hope that this will be ok with you guys and gals...and that i am not violating the rules here...
safe shooting everyone!!! :eb: :eb: :eb:
13th December 2008, 20:08
Here is my Rock Match and my wifes High Standard Crusader Compact.
18th December 2008, 23:29
I managed to get a picture before it was all wrapped up.
18th December 2008, 23:35
bro, i really dunno what do you mean by 1-off, i'm just new to this thing! hehehe..all i know is that firestorm contender (or american classic II) is compatible with standard 1911 parts..just check for metroarms parts in your area...tnx anyway.. do you have a pix of your blaster? i really love to see it also!! :eb:
1-off = custom made, the only one
Thought it might look good on my mouse gun;
19th December 2008, 09:40
How do you guys and gals like my new Dymondwood Camo grips for my Compact???
Had to get a set to be like my full size!!!
1st January 2009, 02:08
Here's my brand new RIA Tactical, just got her today (well technically yesterday since it's now 2 a.m.). Put about 75 rounds through it this afternoon and am in love already!
I've got plans for new grips, sights, possibly an ED Brown beavertail and bobtail and checkerd front strap.
2nd January 2009, 12:15
Hello RIA Fans. Just posted my intro message in the General Discussion and wanted to say hi to everyone here with Rock Island/Armscor 1911s. This is my first one and have put less than 100 rounds through it with zero issues. I hope to learn a lot about the 1911 and this seems like a great place to start. I'm excited!
2nd January 2009, 14:55
First thing that had to go were the grips, replaced with some rosewood ones - second thing she needed was fluorescent red paint on the front sight.
4th January 2009, 13:07
4th January 2009, 16:15
Many nice firearms here. Here is mine.
5th January 2009, 07:57
my rockie with novak two dot rear, front fiber optic, skeleton hammer, homemade leather competition holster
7th January 2009, 22:08
I'm a Newbie, here. Here's my RIA... Yes, those are RIA grips! I swapped for them, at Buffalo Sporting Goods, Buffalo, Tx., off a NIB that wouldn't sell, for mine(the NIB sold in under 2 weeks, after the swap, but I got the better grips...). Bought and had Tritium sights from Brownells installed, 2-pc. guide rod and a Brownells 2-hole comp.(for added barrel end weight) that won't hold blueing... and a trigger-shoe for my long fingers.
7th January 2009, 22:21
Here's my 1st and only 1911.. And what I "think" is the first "Polished Nickel" RIA Government pic in the whole thread! Grips are from ebayer: "Gunsmoke101" No laughing at my picture takin skills! :D
11th January 2009, 02:07
9 post ago I said I was selling that gun to pay for my compact. Gun sold, here is my compact. Put 100 flawless and accurate rounds down range with it today. I have dubbed it "Gentleman Jim"
I am loving the Rocks!!!!
12th January 2009, 19:47
I really like this one
15th January 2009, 00:44
Here' my new baby; Armscor 1911 MS PS 9mm;
17th January 2009, 12:47
Well My Christmas present to myself has a lot of meaning to me. I was raised in Rock Island, Illinois and learned to shoot with the NRA Junior division back in the 60's at the National Guard Armory which was simply called the Rock Island Armory. So when I decided to buy another 1911 the Rock had to be it!
While at my FFl I was contemplating changing the grips when one of the customers I know said "I like the grips on your 1911." I told him I was going to get Springfield GI grips for it, and he said " I have a set I'll trade ya even for!"
It shoots dead on at 10 yards, functions flawlessly and has made me a happy camper!
17th January 2009, 17:37
Here is my RIA Compact
17th January 2009, 19:39
Not a new RIA GI Model but just some new grips!!! They are different is why I like them!!! :) :)
GREEN IS IN!!! They look really good!! now I do not feel so bad about my Green Micarta grips!!!! :eb:
26th January 2009, 19:52
My Armscor Cal. 40. A gift from last year.
27th January 2009, 01:04
here is my newly acquired armscor 1911 .45 fs gi. kind of having problems in slide-frame fit but its quite accurate and reliable though I just fired only 60 rounds of ball ammo.
Here's the pics. Hope you like it.
without the Pachmyr grips
with Pachmyr grips
28th January 2009, 10:56
Just picked this up last week. I need to get it refinished but i am having a hard time deciding on what to go with.
28th January 2009, 11:25
I purchased this from Whitackers in Owensboro a few months back. The grips are Wilson Combat. I like the grip texture.
30th January 2009, 02:00
Nice compact Guitarhammer. I know it won't stay stock for long.
Dang. Man, your right.
3rd February 2009, 11:53
Here's my RIA Tactical with VZ Green Black Linen Micarta grips.
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/netspec/1911%20Medium/076.jpg http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/netspec/1911%20Medium/068.jpg http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/netspec/1911%20Medium/059.jpg
3rd February 2009, 21:36
Been lurking for a little while... bought my Rock around Thanksgiving. I have put about 300 rounds through it since then and could not be happier. Reliable, accurate and this gun just feels right.
4th February 2009, 17:40
Just finished up this one today :)
Well it's ALMOST done.. few more things planned (better sights for one)
and my other Rock
5th February 2009, 01:16
Here are a couple of pictures of my compact. I've polished the flats and had some interesting engraving done on it. Let me know what you think good or bad.
8th February 2009, 01:17
8th February 2009, 02:25
Hi all, I'm new to both owning a 1911 and to the forum. Thanks all of you for sharing what you have learned, and your pictures. They helped me to buy a rock compact instead of the Taurus PT145 my friend insisted was a better purchase.Oh, here's a pic of my new rock!
10th February 2009, 11:52
Here is my son's new Rock, his first pistol purchase and he loves it. He's had it about 2 weeks and has put 4-500 rounds throgh it and it hasn't missed a beat.
12th February 2009, 16:46
My new sweet baby,boom-boom
13th February 2009, 21:47
more upgrades to come!!!
17th February 2009, 17:17
18th February 2009, 10:26
Here are some new pics of my same rock. I bought some new hogue grips at a local gun shop and had some free time last night.
18th February 2009, 23:16
Here are the latest of my new Rock. Had her about three weeks and have done a polish on the barrel and added new stocks.
Other than that pretty stock. I think it's a good looking pistol, though I might be biased...
23rd February 2009, 23:33
Many thanks to the knowledgeable people here...been lurking a bit. So here's my first post.[RIA]http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt229/rloz343/rock.jpg[CS]
24th February 2009, 17:34
Not as extreme or exciting as my other Rocks, but it will do for now..
Here's how it started when I picked it up Friday..
(and the others if you missed them)
24th February 2009, 20:02
Nice Rocks, entrefal, really like the last one, two tone and bobtailed.
Here's my Rock with its new grips. I really like mine though I want to add night sights and maybe get it bobtailed if I can find a smith around me that does the mod.
24th February 2009, 23:01
I picked her up a couple weeks ago on the strength of the postings here, and I'm in love! All broken in, and not a problem yet! :) :)
25th February 2009, 21:05
This has an ARMSCOR frame, but was purchased from High Standard. It has a forged Colt contract frame stamped Exercito Brasileiro. I picked it up yesterday for $495 OTD. That seemed a little high, but it was there, looked pretty good, and had great grips. The trigger rattles like crazy and is about 12 lbs (only a guess -- its heavy). I haven't shot it yet.
27th February 2009, 16:18
Can I play? RIA Tactical in Satin Nickel
28th February 2009, 19:49
Updated photo with new grips. These are the tan Operator knock offs on ebay... actually unexpectedly high quality. They are really a bit darker than the picture shows and I think I am going to take them a couple of shades darker with some Krylon Fusion khaki.
I might get flamed for buying the knock offs and supporting a blatant copy rather than buying the original VZ Operators. I was torn myself.
However, I initially bought the Rock Island because my gun budget is very tight and the Rock Island .45 represented a great value in a fine knock off of the original Colt 1911 - a gun I have wanted for many moons. I finally reasoned that it was not sound logic to spend the extra $$ on origninal grips for a knock off 1911. Either way, I am extremely happy with both the gun and the new grips. Flame on... or not.
2nd March 2009, 02:20
10th March 2009, 12:47
http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss188/lordmoan/Picture26.jpg here is mine got it for 289.00 dollars (going out of busniess deal)got to love the old 1911 design :eb: :eb: :eb:
10th March 2009, 21:58
I finally got around to posting my CP w/ Elk Horn grips.
I love it. :appld:
13th March 2009, 15:25
16th March 2009, 14:07
http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss188/lordmoan/Picture26.jpghttp://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss188/lordmoan/SDC10276.jpg your at stage 1 and 2 :butthead:
16th March 2009, 22:00
My still greasy from the shake and bake RIA in .38 Super.
19th March 2009, 20:06
Heres my new Rock all dressed up, and not one round downrange. Soon very soon......
22nd March 2009, 08:58
This is a long thread, and maybe I missed it, but was this gun Duracoated? If, so what color? I'm thinking about having my RIA that I have dedicated to a Kimber .22 conversion Duracoated in either Blue Titanium, Titanium, or Stainless Steel. The blue titanium would match up with my older Kimber Tactical, but I certainly like the contrast between the Stainless frame/blued slide, and Pachmayr American Legend grips.
It's been a long time since that one was done.
I believe it was KG Gun Kote in Dark Earth...
The Compact was KG Gun Kote in Titanium Gray
(That one I know because I just did it and have some left)
24th March 2009, 02:26
Here she is, Betsy. Got her about a week and a half ago.
The second pic is of Betsy with my other work tools. :)
Quick range report. 50 rounds of Winchester FMJ and 50 rounds of Lellier & Bellot, both 230gr. No failures, misfeeds, she shot like a fine tuned shooting machine, as well as being very accurate. The most fun pistol I've ever fired. I've alway wanted a 1911 and thanks to this forum and it's members I felt confident in buying my first 1911 RIA.
28th March 2009, 16:15
My Tactical is not shown
31st March 2009, 18:16
Hi all, I'm new to Handguns, but I loved my husbands Kimber 45, I had to have one of my own. Here she is nothing fancy, just mine and i love it.
3rd April 2009, 18:42
Hello all and thanks for all the pics and info. Great site. Here is my new CT. Havent even got to fire it yet.http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w105/wheeliet/DSC00843.jpg
3rd April 2009, 23:59
New member and a new Rock Island Armory 1911 A1. Picked it up yesterday and took a couple of before and after pics today.
4th April 2009, 16:08
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww109/jraney_01/th_gun005.jpg (http://s710.photobucket.com/albums/ww109/jraney_01/?action=view¤t=gun005.jpg)http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww109/jraney_01/th_gun003.jpg (http://s710.photobucket.com/albums/ww109/jraney_01/?action=view¤t=gun003.jpg)
this is mine
4th April 2009, 17:27
Here is Mine. My two favorite pistols.
I had a choice between the XD40 Compact and Rock, quess which one I got. Glad I got the Rock, I'm loving it. :eb:
7th April 2009, 20:23
My new Armscor "MEDALLION"
8th April 2009, 11:04
EVANS< you got me started on this---
12th April 2009, 00:20
figured it out...
by the way, if you guys remembered i said i'd eat asparagus if i got it by easter... so i'll be eating some asparagus... gross!
anyways i stripped it to get the oil out from packing and took the liberty of upgrading a few things.
13th April 2009, 14:19
Here's a picture of my GI Rock. Had it for over a month now and it has fast become my favorite auto hand gun. Put a hundred rounds through it so far and no failures. And I've never had this good accuracy with my other auto guns. We have ground squirrel problems around the farm and this gun is the ticket for the close range rats. Thought it was fitting to take this picture by one of their tunnel complexes on a rock they dug around. Now they fear the new Rock on the farm!
14th April 2009, 21:31
14th April 2009, 21:59
Well, I've already posted pics of my new RIA FS Tactical in another thread but I'll go ahead and post them here too since this is the photo thread. I received it last Friday (4/10) and I went out and put 100 rounds through her today (4/14). Perfect function with no failures of any kind and excellent accuracy!
Here she is...
15th April 2009, 16:28
19th April 2009, 21:17
Thank you much for the info... I can't wait to order my RIA Compact tomorrow morning... I already got my local gun shop to fax their FFL to Sarco Inc. $349.99 + $15(shipping) + $25(transfer) = $389.99(In my hands!!!)
The Rock Island Armory pistols are an EXCELLENT value. I'm thinking on a compact/Commander/Officer version of the 1911/.45 ACP. If I decide to go for one, it'll be a Rock. Years ago, I paid 291.00 for two Rocks, Bellshire, at auction... only after having read about them here, and having bought 3 Springers... one of which I had to sell... of course, that didn't include shipping to my FFL or his fee, but both were reasonable. Gave one of mine to my WWII decorated Army vet dad; didn't mean to win both, but did, and AM GLAD. I LOVE my RIA. It has been reliable, accurate, functional... from the first round. It's my secondary carry arm. I don't carry a gun that doesn't WORK. It works. Very well. The Park is very good, and I've got it well-conditioned; only the sights prevent it from primary carry/bedside. While I'm well-pleased with my Springer Mil as my first 1911, I'm also WELL-PLEASED to have my Rock, and I was proud to present my dad one as a Christmas gift.
They're not CHEAP. They're as good as any gun I have or have had... and frankly, my Rock is the least expensive of ANY gun I've ever bought, except my used SKS rifle and a couple of new Mossberg shotguns. And my Rock was NIB. Had several scoffers at first... which quickly converted to wanting to buy either mine or my dad's or both. Funny thing is... NOT FOR SALE. LoL!!! "I sure would like to have one of these"... well, yeah, find one yourself and good luck. Not easy in Texas: Bellshire, SARCO maybe, whatever. There you go.
Amazing little 1911s. Mine's basic but modified: has a S&A arched MSH with loop and Colt's mil-contract 1911A1 stocks, to make it a close second to a USGI M1911A1. While I LOVE those mahogany smooth stocks that came on mine, I hope to convert my dad's to the "M1911A1" over the Memorial Day Weekend. That's like what he was issued in 1942, and he's already in awe of that Rock that I gave him. And I will guarantee you that Armscor STANDS BEHIND their products here in the U.S.!!! Mine had a small problem, nothing that affected its accuracy or function and reliability, and unlike one American manufacturer, Armscor turned mine around in SEVEN BUSINESS DAYS. And it's worked as well after as before. It's my CONSTANT truck gun. And like as not on my hip when I want to give my Mil-Spec a rest. I KNOW it will WORK if I need it. Hope never to... but it's SO fun on the range: basic, functional, black, and reliable. Beautiful. Just like I like mine.
You take care and be safe, sir.
20th April 2009, 21:59
Here's my most recent photo's of my updated Rock GI, and my Rock CS.
The FS GI, has a modified Grip safety to allow the use of the Commander style hammer, and I installed Trijicon night sights.
My CS Rock has the beavertail grip safety and commander hammer, but the GI sights. I got it from Bellshires.
22nd April 2009, 00:25
After two years and more, heeeeeeerrrrrrrrreeee's Fluffy!
A GI, and my first 1911. The hammer and grip safety are aftermarket, along with all the internal parts except the firing pin. I recently installed an arched MSH with a lanyard loop, but was having a hard time getting a consistent grip on the draw. I would occasionally fail to activate the grip safety, even with the "speed bump", so I went back to the stock part.
The grips are from SunCrafts.com, made in Thailand and sold on Gunbroker for less than $30. They're rosewood, but are red and streaky like cocobolo. I like the half-checkered, palm-swell right panel for it's grippiness, and the left-side grip is smooth and polished, with finger grooves and a generous "scoop' so my thumb can hit the mag release.
The skateboard tape was almost the first mod, and it will remain. Better sights are in order but I'm scared; the stock sights are POA/POI, so I'm going to be very particular about swapping them out.
Fluffy's fired close to 2,000 rounds now, and while not all have been trouble-free, most have; and more importantly, the last 500 have. She runs on Checkmate mags and Gun Butter, and feeds whatever I serve her.
Just for the heck of it, my EDC before I joined the 20th Century:
23rd April 2009, 15:34
yeah that would be extremely pimp. i also like the single action top break "Schofield" type revolvers.
and here's the most recent pic of my gun
To change out to my aftermarket hammer I had to buy a new hammer strut and hammer strut pin. So, I upgraded to the swenson model hammer strut and a wilson combat hammer strut pin. I think the hammer is a Wilson Combat as well, somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
PS, how do I get those smaller holes toward the back of the trigger to not show? does it have something to do with that little alan screw that came with the trigger?
23rd April 2009, 15:43
and another with the front strap grips.... sorry they're bad cell pics.
24th April 2009, 19:52
I blame this forum for last night's purchase. I haven't read much on the MS, and know nothing much about it, but now I own one. So far, so good, one magazine without problems, and a better workout scheduled this weekend.
25th April 2009, 00:06
Here's my RIA Tactical Full size.
http://webpages.charter.net/fredaskp/Pics/1911/Left.JPG http://webpages.charter.net/fredaskp/Pics/1911/Right.JPG http://webpages.charter.net/fredaskp/Pics/1911/Rear.JPG
Modded it with Tritium sights, S&A magwell mainspring housing, Hogue Laminated Rosewood magwell grips (don't care for them much, anyone know where to get some like the deep red Chip McCormick rosewood grips in magwell style?), Ed Brown extended mag release and Wilson combat "cheesegrater" checkered front strap, so far.
26th April 2009, 19:35
Some times, I can't leave things alone. Changed the stocks and the mainspring housing, and I think it looks better now. Shoots fine too, just gave it a good workout.
Next change will be a Commander style hammer. An appropriate color/colors of Gunkote will happen some time this spring or summer.
Anyway, it looks different enough now that I am going to post a new pic.
26th April 2009, 22:03
New to the site. Thought I would share a pic of mine too.
27th April 2009, 11:56
27th April 2009, 20:21
My RIA Tactical wearing VZ Alien grips
28th April 2009, 12:38
Ok guys, here is mine... still haven't shot it yet, but hopefully today it's the day (I'll post a range report when I get back).
So far the only thing I've done it's polish the barrel, later I do plan to get an aluminum to match it's new looking barrel and a nice pair of sights.
29th April 2009, 17:19
Finally, got the old RIA GI modified. I fitted a beaver tail grip safety which was nerve racking at first but I got it done and I don't think it turned out too bad.
In addtion to that I replaced/added the following parts:
Trigger: C&S Medium Aluminum Solid Round Face w/Over Travel Stop
Recoil Spring Plug: Ed Brown
Magazine Catch: Ed Brown Checkered Magazine Catch (Drop-In)
Mainspring Housing: Ed Brown Blue MSH. Flat style with Chainlink Treatment
Thumb Safety: STI Single Sided Extended Blue thumb safety
Sear Spring: Cylinder & Slide Light Pull Sear Spring
Slide Stop: Cylinder & Slide Machined Slide Stop w/Serrations
Hammer: Advanced Tactical (Armscor) Commander Hammer
Grip Safety: Advanced Tactical (Armscor)
Grip Panels: Nighthawk Custom Gator Back Grips
Front/Rear Sights: LPA Target Sights
Grip Screws: Kimber (Hex Head type)
Finish: Mac's Shootin' Irons TG-1 Black Finish
Now I just need to go out and shoot it.
1st May 2009, 01:43
Yeah, it's me again... I received a nice pair of grips today from Coltaholic, and here they are!
Thanks again Coltaholic!
2nd May 2009, 18:20
Well my first 1911 project is done as Big Momma finally received her reverse recoil spring plug.
So her she is:
1. RIA beavertail
2. RIA commander hammer
3. RIA skeletonized trigger
4. S&A mag well
5. RIA tactical slide
6. Pearce grips
7. RIA FLGR
8. STI reverse recoil spring plug
A few more minor mod's may happen like I would like better grip screws and maybe some new grips but for the most part she is done.
I love my BIG (BAD) MOMMA!!! :D :D :D
But now I am jonesing for a new project. :eb: :butthead: ;)
5th May 2009, 18:01
got this one about a month ago.New grips and a few more mags are all that I've added so far. Need a little more sighting-in[judicious use of a file on the front sight] and I'll be set.That and more ammo if I can ever find it.
6th May 2009, 21:31
Ok guys.. it's me again! I know you must be tired of hearing from me... but I wanted to keep you up dated with everything I've done with my Rock Compact.
-Polished Barrel (up to 2000 grit), did it myself w/ the help of Mr. Dirty Pancakes - Thanks Bud! :D .
-Rosewood Double Diamond Checkered Grips (Complements of Coltaholic - You ROCK Man!)
-Pearce Front Finger Grooves (Link (http://www.pearcegrip.com/colt-gov.htm#Springfield%20V10)).
-Fusion Aluminum Adjustable Trigger - I polished the sides of the trigger myself (Link (http://www.fusionfirearms.com/servlet/the-218/Trigger--dsh--Match-Grade/Detail)).
Dom Hume J.I.T. Slide Holster
So, what's next?
-A nice set of sights.
-And possibly polishing the sides of the hammer so it matches the barrel and trigger. :D
-New Belt! :D
Hope you she's of your liking...
one of the latest pics of my gun
10th May 2009, 15:43
I LIKE umm!!! Big Mommas -IN - 45acp - 40 cal - standard and LONGSLIDES!!!! :D THEY REALLY LOOK GOOD DRESSED UP!
10th May 2009, 17:56
I LIKE umm!!! Big Mommas -IN - 45acp - 40 cal - standard and LONGSLIDES!!!! :D THEY REALLY LOOK GOOD DRESSED UP!
Every time you show this Rock chrome Longslide Hi Cap I drool. I love this gun.
11th May 2009, 15:47
New Here and figured I'd post some pictures of my new favorite weapon.
my new project for 2009:
My new Standard!!!
Gunsmith: Rene of Col. Bayang
Grip: Design by Mco
18th May 2009, 21:17
Howdy, wanted to finally post pics of Esmerelda. Had her for a couple of months now but did not have the camera up and working till today (old camera takes BAD photos!!).
She is a Tactical with after market "GI" grips and a arched MSH.
“Esmerelda, you make me want to burn off all my clothes.”
19th May 2009, 22:06
Added new grips to my GI...
... and a new Kimber Rimfire Target Conversion.
22nd May 2009, 23:53
Pics of my new tactical.
A photographer I'm not,but you get the idea.Thanks for looking.
23rd May 2009, 12:29
3rd June 2009, 20:41
Is it fair to post a new picture if all you have done is change the sights, stocks, hammer, grip safety, and slapped on some Gunkote?
If so, then here is my MS again. Now I have sights that I can see!
9th June 2009, 14:58
Just a new pic in the new house.
15th June 2009, 12:58
RIA GI Model.
19th June 2009, 16:38
Detail of the Wilson Combat checkered front strap
21st June 2009, 16:30
and her cousin in the vault.
21st June 2009, 17:58
Greetings to All:
I am a new RIA 1911A1 owner. I just purchased mine at a gun show last weekend.
I am very pleased with this weapon so far. The fit and finish are very good. I am going to try to post a pic.http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww96/DavidJG/1911A1-01small.jpg
I will try to post some target shooting results as soon as I get a chance. I have to tell you all that one of the reasons I purchased the RIA is because of all the information available through this forum. Thank you all for your posts.
4th July 2009, 08:02
Here's my new RIA. Got a great deal on a very nice weapon. Couldn't be happier with it. Shoots well and looks great too! I see another in my future. I've only shot about 100 rounds through it in the last week but no failures.It should only get better as it breaks in.http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/jaimie770/CIMG0120.jpg
8th July 2009, 17:41
Take a guess at which ones are RIA/ARMSCOR--- Hint theres 12 of them in there.
8th July 2009, 19:19
Jess, you just about have me beat!!!! :appld: :D
9th July 2009, 12:00
WAY TO GO!!! that is one awesome set of 1911's and the ROCK's are the best of the heard!!! :D :appld:
It will to a challenge to catch AutoMag!!! He is the one that got me started on the Rock Island Trail!!
9th July 2009, 17:18
10th July 2009, 21:23
Here's my Armscor made High Standard Compact. I just got it a week ago
and have shot 100 flawless rounds so far. Now I am looking for the RIA MS
12th July 2009, 09:24
My first RIA. This pistol shot perfectly out of the box. Barrel and bushing polished. New grips added.
12th July 2009, 22:17
here is my tac this is a repost of the pic becuase the first time they were to small to appreciate.http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww109/jraney_01/gun005.jpg
20th July 2009, 21:22
21st July 2009, 03:55
My RIA Wide Body, Sorry for the quality, but here is the specs:
Black Chromed Slide
Fiber Optic Front Sight
ARMSCOR Medallion "Stoney" Grip Panel
Hard Chromed Frame
Checkered Front Straps,Slide Stop and MSH
Mercury Filled Stabilized Full Lenght Guide Rod
Wilson Combat Sear, Disconnector, Sear Spring, Firing Pin & Spring
Wolff Recoil Spring
Smooth 4Lbs Trigger Pull
Polished Breech Face
Match Grade Barrel & Bushings
Looks Like Stock, But it's a sleeper
22nd July 2009, 21:22
My first 1911 RIA Tactical with some VZ grips
24th July 2009, 14:37
My widebody .45, again.
New custom holster
25th July 2009, 00:36
How about a few more pictures of that handsome Rock. Who did the serrations on the front of the grip frame and is that a Yost rear sight I see? Also who applied the Birdsong Black T for you???
Oh again....that is a handsome Rock you have there!!
Hi there TEX,
Yes that is a Yost Retro rear sight. Walter Birdsong's shop applied the finish. Great Stuff! The 'smith that applied all of the add-on is no longer in the business, and I can't remember his last name. First name is Jimmy. He used to work out of A&P Arms in Virginia Beach.
3rd August 2009, 03:48
Pictures of my two Rocks.
12th August 2009, 18:21
This is my project child.
14th August 2009, 14:53
New Grips (thanks to someone on here) and new leather (thanks to ebay guy) - not new just new to me.
21st August 2009, 21:20
Well guys, my range report is not good. The pistol performed well but I did not. First 100 rounds and no real problems with the weapon. But, as someone else on the forum said, I could probably hit the broad side of a barn but I would have to be standing inside the barn!
21st August 2009, 21:23
I need a lot more practice. My groups at 15 yards were about 1 inch high and 1.5 inches to the right.
24th August 2009, 20:56
100 more rounds and I'm starting to get the hang of it. My 15 yard group were fitting nicely into a 3 inch circle (with a few fliers) and I even had a few bullseyes. I obviously need to shoot a lot more but I may also take a look at other sights. Moving out to 25 yards I started to shoot about 2 inches high but my windage was still symetrical.
26th August 2009, 19:40
Sorry about that, make those 15 yard groups 3 inch radius = 6 inch circle.
I reread that post and realized that I misspoke! That would really have been some good shooting!
27th August 2009, 12:09
Brand spanking new... I'll get some pics up after i do some work on it.
28th August 2009, 18:34
well here goes nothing. my first post on these boards. been hiding in the background and reading lots of posts for awhile now. so i gave a shot at some pics of my new baby. basic rock fs with pearce grips added. had her about 3 weeks now and LOVING it!!
30th August 2009, 20:53
Here is a target at 15 yards, modified weaver stance.
I know I have some work to but I'm getting there.
31st August 2009, 10:46
My Armscor 1911a1 45 match grade.
31st August 2009, 23:16
Started out as a RIA FS Duracoat in black. Added the Wilson beavertail and hammer and I made the bushing/compensator.
KG Gunkote in Satin Black and Brushed Stainless.
Grips are factory plain ones that I laser engraved along with laser engraving on the slide.
Auto Mag ?? Are those a factory grip that was available on the Target Model?
I have never saw the green before. I like it on the stainless!!
10th September 2009, 14:16
11th September 2009, 23:34
I picked up this little darling this morning. I saw it in my favorite toy store yesterday and it was all by itself in a glass case full of plastic abominations. I just couldn't leave it there like that.
This is my 2nd 1911. my other one is a Kimber Custom II. I'm very fond of my Kimber but I have to say that this RIA is shaping up to be at least as accurate as the Kimber. Out of the first 75 round I ran through it today I had 2 FTFs on the last round in the same magazine and I've seen that before with that mag.
I am very happy with this gun and if it proves out as reliable as it is starting out will likely make it my regular carry piece.
12th September 2009, 20:09
Wylie, thanks for the tip on the screws for the grips!
I coated the beavertail to finish the theme.
12th September 2009, 22:20
That is a beautiful weapon! Great work. Are you a gunsmith?
20th September 2009, 10:29
Here's a couple pictures of my RIA 1911. Only the frame and slide are original. Every part is either Ed Brown or Wilson Combat.
I hope I'm doing to pictures correctly and thanks for looking!
Take care, flea
20th September 2009, 13:45
Here's mine, it's my first 1911 that I picked up a couple of months ago.
21st September 2009, 01:22
my armscor G.I .45.
had the msh replaced with an arched with lanyard loop type recently, haven't taken pics of it yet. :D
26th September 2009, 10:05
Here is my RIA, pretty much finished with it I think. I may or may not go for Duracoat down the road.
Wilson parts: extractor, firing pin, firing pin spring, return spring, extended slide release, tactical thumb safety, trigger, hammer, sear, dissconect, drop in beavertail.
Also has tricon night sights, EGW oversized FPS (radiused) and CTC lasergrips.
CLICK ON THUMBNAIL
27th September 2009, 00:21
I just want to share some pix of my armscor 1911 cal 9mm.
27th September 2009, 21:24
Nice pistol Vherjun.
Here is a pic of my Rock hanging out with a few old enemies.
29th September 2009, 18:08
Just picked up a compact this week, threw on some new grips, and a trigger
and my mid length I bobtailed
and my full size
and with a few friends
6th October 2009, 02:20
Newbie here. I wanted a Citadel but settled for a RIA Tactical instead. Still breakin' it in..
8th October 2009, 19:00
got it last week. looking to change the grips.
9th October 2009, 19:20
Picked up my new RIA Two-tone Tactical 1911 last night. Had some time to clean off all of that nasty factory sticky and sludgy oil that came on it. Now she's all pretty, shiny, and clean with RemOil. Let me know what you think!
17th October 2009, 02:08
Here are some pics of my new RIA CS 3.5". Is is a very accurate gun and one I know will grow on me. :D
I also made a couple holsters... The Slide with real Rattle Snake window style.
My own The Slide with rattle snake...
22nd October 2009, 18:35
My first Rock Island!
4th November 2009, 09:15
armscor ps fs 45, glock17 and surefire E2D led my bedside cover :sleep:
26th December 2009, 19:16
Here's my Xmas gift.Decided to put on a nice set of matched Bocote grips from gungripguys.http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x96/mac79912/1226091700a.jpgcom
28th December 2009, 15:35
My first 1911. Love it! Replaced the original panels with some homemade panels.
31st December 2009, 10:41
Got this for Christmas, along with a Crossbreed IWB holster, and Pearson grips.
What a deal I got from belshire on Gun Broker for less than $400.00 shipped.
I have really enjoyed this forum and all the great pictures.
31st December 2009, 15:56
brand new right out of the box...i'll post another one when i got her the way i want!
31st December 2009, 16:43
My Concealed Carry Citadel
31st December 2009, 17:44
FS Tactical, bought NIB today. My first 1911. I'm looking forward to shooting it tomorrow. :-)
Need to get some new grips and some more mags now...
1st January 2010, 09:03
I am giving this one more try to see if I can post a pic myself.
Here Goes! Hey it worked Finally! Happy New Year! RIA Shooter :D http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx303/Brendaandroy/Untitled-1.jpg
1st January 2010, 23:31
10th January 2010, 17:44
I am new to this site and just want to thank everyone for the unlimited information that is available here...This is my first RIA Tactical with Crimson Trace grips..http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy114/wvgunguy/joes037.jpg
10th January 2010, 20:50
Thanks Auto Mag...You just cant beat the quality and how these RIA's shoot right out of the box..And unlike my Taurus PT1911 AR no parts (ambi safety) have fell off yet..I think this is the start of a RIA addiction.http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy114/wvgunguy/joes039-1.jpg
10th January 2010, 23:14
VERY VERY SWEET!!!!!
14th January 2010, 18:22
Got my 2nd RIA this past weekend. Two tone is the new one pretty fresh out of the box only 50rds down range very pleased! The only thing I wish it had would be some 3 dot sights black slide with black sights not alot of good in a dark area, but thats just my 2 cents worth.
24th January 2010, 13:12
WOW!! I really like the looks of that one....Very Very Nice kommienzuspadt.....
thanks :) the chip mccormick slim carry rosewood grips definitely touch it up nicely.
edit: it seems that my links got broken when i reorganized my photo album. here are the pictures again -
4th February 2010, 17:28
Compact slide on a full size frame. Took a while to get it running correctly, but I kind of like it now.
4th February 2010, 21:41
just got another gi.I decided to put a pair of vz operators on this one.
5th February 2010, 06:23
picked up little brother yesterday
7th February 2010, 00:29
Hello PU Friends,
This is my first Rock!
It's a dura-coated Rock Island Armory 1911 Tactical model.
It was very "soupy" when I got it; LOTS of oil. So, when I got it home, I completely disassembled it and cleaned it up.
Of course, I couldn't leave well enough alone...So, out came the Dremel.
In short, I polished some of the factory components to an almost-mirror finish, using a fine and then very fine Cratex spindle, and then hit the areas again with some Flitz on a polishing felt wheel.
Then, I added my favorite type of pistol grips...Hogue wrap-around grips. They feel great!
I'm real happy with it.
7th February 2010, 04:38
I know a lot of yall've seen this already. I figure i'd put it in the official picture thread though. My Full Size Tactical. In full two-tone, refinished it in silver gun-kote myself. My one and only pistola for now. Usually my main home defense tool, aside from my Mossberg 500.
By rock_islander (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/rock_islander), shot with DSC-W120 (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=DSC-W120&make=SONY) at 2010-02-01
9th February 2010, 00:14
My new RIA Tac..
9th February 2010, 09:32
My RIA 9mm
10th February 2010, 15:27
Picked this up at a gun show in Houston last weekend for $469.00
5" RIA Tactical in Nickel Satin.
This is going to be my new carry piece.
13th February 2010, 20:19
Haha, finally figrued out how picture posting works in this forum.
My 1911A2 in .45 ACP, Mjolnir
It's younger brother in 9mm, Stormbreaker.
15th February 2010, 16:55
I love my new Rock Island
15th February 2010, 23:22
My daily carry . RIA Compact - Custom
17th February 2010, 02:26
Here's day old baby, a full size RIA Tactical...I think I shall name her....Charlotte!
thumbnails to some other pix
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17th February 2010, 21:22
Couple pics of my tactical with some VZ grips.
18th February 2010, 00:29
Top shelf of the safe. I need to build a fixture to hold everybody.
18th February 2010, 01:03
19th February 2010, 21:42
Here is a pic of my RIA GI I just Traded for and a pistol stand I got from one of my friends:
20th February 2010, 14:01
Went to the gun show this morning with the intent of just looking and ended up walking out with a new Rock Island Hi Cap. :)
20th February 2010, 18:35
Hey Navet74, thats a nice stand!! Gotta show of my RIA GI, factory olive drab, and ...what is that ? That stand looks kinda like yours NAVET74, Who made that?
21st February 2010, 16:12
22nd February 2010, 21:02
22nd February 2010, 23:20
I went to a gun show this weekend too. Can't say that I bought a gun, but at least I got a couple of accessories for my new one...
more pics at:
23rd February 2010, 09:49
Just out of the box. RIA 1911 Tactical
25th February 2010, 22:42
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz61/nikiwpbRIA1911A1/1.jpg I swear! It followed me home today...I'm keepen it.
25th February 2010, 23:09
26th February 2010, 19:14
Nice picture, nice grips.Your right, simply effective.
I just got these grips in the mail today from sportsmansguide.com
They are Hogue and come in Hogue retail plastic packaging.
I have the wood grips on my Armscor pistol, but I just thought I'd try
these for at the range. The wood is very nice, both my AC2 and Citadel
have the same grips. Does anyone know what kind of wood the stock grips are?These two pistols are so beautiful and feel so similar, I would swear they came off the same assembly line. My dealer Matt McBirney at FMF-Tactical.com has knowledge of the two companies, in the Philippines. They are very competitive and although the importers are friendly (per Ivan) that's where it ends, I am told. I would hope that one day, they will be able to increase their import numbers.
26th February 2010, 22:47
Im not in Cali, Im near the Mississippi river. I saw a Charles Daly at Cabelas the other day, and it looked good too, another Armscor gun. Their gun has wider serrations. I have a problem with a slippery slide, so the front serrations mean a lot to me.
I am going to move out of here, maybe Nebraska, or Kansas.
2nd March 2010, 22:45
Picked up another RIA today. To pretty to pass up. Nickel Tactical
5th March 2010, 21:50
Pics of my RIAs
9th March 2010, 20:22
I Got It On My Birthday HOW COOL IS THAT! FS tac Satin Nickel...havent shot it yet
9th March 2010, 20:34
10th March 2010, 05:02
these pistols were displayed at a gunshow here in PI, I hope they will be available in the US.
armscor medallion III
10th March 2010, 15:51
Redeye202's RIA TAC Duracoat
10th March 2010, 21:26
the pistols in my post has an integrated magwell and they are hi cap 1911s. they have no rail but this one has it.
11th March 2010, 12:01
Finally got my RIA Compact today! I work at a pawn shop that is a registered FFL and had been asking my boss forever to order one of these. Of course, he waited until after I bought my Ruger SR9c (very hard to find) he brings two of the compacts in.
Well, I caved and bought this one too, and am not disappointed at all.
Question, the manual says that GI sized 1911A1 magazines will work in this gun. Is that true or are there guidelines for guarding against jams, etc.?
Thanks! Glad to be on this forum, always a wealth of info :)
17th March 2010, 21:47
New Rock Island owner here. My second 1911 that I own, first being a loaded springer full size. Awesome boards you guys have here, they are a wealth of knowledge indeed. The support and fans of the Rocks convinced me to dive in. Can't wait to hit the range and put her through her paces.
Will be my carry piece once properly broken in and proven 100% reliable. Thinking about maybe adding a tritium post on the front, anyone have experience in this department?
19th March 2010, 18:18
OK, here's my pair.....
21st March 2010, 19:46
Here is my FS RIA GI .45ACP. I've always liked Stag type Grips, so when I saw these Ajax at the Gun Show I couldn't pass them up.
25th March 2010, 02:30
My new RIA Tac. Sampled and handled today. Will have to wait till Tuesday at the latest to pick it up. I'm a long time fan of this site but new member and I'm finally able to contribute.http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy157/GRIFFYNRIA/mynewrock.jpg (http://s787.photobucket.com/albums/yy157/GRIFFYNRIA/?action=view¤t=mynewrock.jpg)
26th March 2010, 14:49
My new RIA tactical. Already ordered hogue wrap around and I have a friend with some spare wilson parts that's coming over tomorrow for some tinkering. It came with a Novak 8 and the Ozark Armory in Springdale, AR threw in two MecGar 7's. http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy157/GRIFFYNRIA/mynewpistol.jpg
28th March 2010, 17:05
Just an update to my FS Tactical. Here she is with a pair of Hogue Wrap-Around Grips and a set of Ed Brown Hex Screws. Shes also rockin a mag full of Black Talons! :D
28th March 2010, 19:56
Here are some pic's of my newly modified, by Arnel, CS Tac to a CS with MS slide.
29th March 2010, 13:52
First post. Just got my new RIA 1911 on Friday. Added Pachmayr wrap around grips and went to the range. 200 rounds of Winchester FMJ 230 Gr. Perfect and accurate.
What do you think?
29th March 2010, 14:04
Add a little closeup of the grips. Love those Pachmayr grips.
30th March 2010, 17:33
Well, the weather is finally nice enough and the digital camera has been found, so I decided to take a pic of my M1911-A2.
It is all stock but new grips are definately in it's future.
1st April 2010, 09:47
Here ya go! Tactical....only upgrades are the grips. Just wrapped up 300 trouble free rounds. Not one issue so far. I love this gun!
10th April 2010, 21:29
Just picked up my RIA Tactical from Sarco last month for $420/shipped...added Hogue Grips, grabbed a 8rd McCormick Mag, polished the FLGR plug, and just added a Fusion SS Barrel Bushing.
14th April 2010, 10:56
A Little Over 50/50 Matt Black & Magpul Dark Earth. Turned Out Dark Gray Top Picture Is The Most Acurate Color
17th April 2010, 11:48
First off, I apologize for the picture containing weapons other than the RIA M1911 but I had to have a friends wife take them for me and I need a picture of the AK for another forum I belong to. I like my weapons simple but practical and made of Iron & Wood. Below is my MAK-90 with a Tapco Folding Stock and Tapco 30rd Mag. I have a pistol grip on it from UTG but plan to swap it for one from Hogue soon. The pistol is a Rock Island Armory G.I. M1911A1 and the knife is a Camillus USMC Fighting Knife (Not K-Bar Brand).
17th April 2010, 21:04
here's my FS tactical, Thor. He has a TRG tick rail and an E. T. G. model XP-6E tac light/laser combo.
you can also see the new nitesiters luminescent dots on the rear sight. When I showed it to my wife she said, "all dressed up and no one to shoot.
Here's a view that shows the light and laser
can you imagine a bad guy getting this view of your Rock?
19th April 2010, 14:17
My new Rock Island Armory Tactical FS in matte nickel.
Stock, no longer a virgin:
Those factory grips just leave a lot to be desired. The flat, checkered mainspring housing was also digging into my palm at the bottom.
At some point I'll get some custom grips with a personal symbol, but in the mean time, these are incredibly comfortable, and I think they look good. The combination of new grips and a curved housing created a whole new gun in my hands, and for the better.
And one more photo, hope the mods don't mind. I was bet that I couldn't shoot a hinge off of an old door in the backyard from the porch we were standing on. We were about 80-90 yds off, and about 8 feet up. It took me 3 shots, as I had to compensate for the gun (or me?) shooting low and left. The third shot tossed the hinge into the woods, and the casing landed on the deck:
Pretty neat, huh?
19th April 2010, 21:50
My 4/19 purchase
(Still need to be detailed cleaned to get the packing oils off)
The horrible I Phone pic I also apologize for!
23rd April 2010, 15:15
Here is my new TAC and my trusty CS.
26th April 2010, 15:09
26th April 2010, 15:14
I have sent it off for Cerakote and got word Friday that it was ready to be coated. I hope to have the bill by this friday and the parts back by May 8th.
It will be Pearl Ivory slide and OD Green frame. Polished addons and a set of Ivory polymer Punishers similar to the OD Green ones above. No magwell.
I have put the above grips and magwell up on eBay as a modded set, as they will not go back on the gun.
I will post pics when I get the gun back and re-assembled.
28th April 2010, 18:41
Here is my newest build up gun.
First things first - fire it, then get better grips, then get better sights. Then shoot more
The flash on my camera phone makes it look green, but its all black in the light of day (and especially without it).
1st May 2010, 21:51
Here's mine just got her today... full range report coming tomorrow if the weather holds!
5th May 2010, 23:08
6th May 2010, 00:02
The 1st post was showing my NEW RIA Tactical 2 tone (matte nickel/park) 1911 that I picked up about a week ago. Just shot it off today, ran 80 rounds thru it and I like it very much.
Here are my other assorted small arms:
All 3 together (Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum in Stainless Steel 6" Heavy Barrel, RIA Tactical 2 tone 1911, and a Stoeger/Beretta Cougar .40cal 3.6" barrel)
6th May 2010, 22:20
My recently Duracoated Rock Island Tactical in Magpul OD Green (#91).
7th May 2010, 17:06
Here is my stock RIA .45, upgrades coming soon.
8th May 2010, 19:22
Finally received my RIA TAC CS from the Cerakote guy. Here's a couple of pics.
After: Slide White with Pearl over and clear final coat to give an Ivory look. Frame is OD Green, all addons polished, green fiber optic front sight, and Ivory Polymer Punisher grips with SS SLEX's.
One with my custom O'Neil wharncliff fighter.
And here is the faux Pearl scale I am going to cut a set of grips from. I have a set of silver steer head medallions (5/8"), antiques from the 1910's that I will embed. I may like them better than the punishers, we'll see.
I love my RIA TAC CS!
Next week (13th) I can pick up my RIA TAC FS in matte nickel. Dang guvmint, always delays my background check, but I always get the gun, go figure. They say it's the Top Secret Clearance I held for 34 years. And I don't want to get on ANOTHER guvmint data base for the Firearm ID to get them quicker, so, I will just suffer the three business days.
9th May 2010, 17:09
My pretty much stock tactical, doubles as my plinker with a Kimber .22 conversion too:
11th May 2010, 20:22
Picked her up on Saturday and fell in love on Sunday
14th May 2010, 08:42
Here's a link to a bigger version of the picture. (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3fGmysWMIP0/S-0u7gRC3fI/AAAAAAAAAIA/fWg9eXxcKJ8/s1600/1920+014.jpg)
20th May 2010, 03:29
20th May 2010, 14:03
20th May 2010, 15:49
Picked this up in a trade last week and put some navidrex grips on it. David
20th May 2010, 22:41
Hello, this is my first Rock Island and first 1911 at that.
When my buddy showed me his and said that it was made in the Philippines I instantly had the need to get one. 1 year passed and 2 gun shows later, I just couldnt gather the funds together for what the shows were asking.
I saw a local shop advertising one on backpage.com and I went to take a look. After talking with the shop I ended up leaving empty handed again.
Later that day I received a check in the mail for having too much funds in the escrow account so I cashed it right away and drove 50 miles back to the shop and pick it up.
Here she is...
21st May 2010, 21:49
I got her tuesday. Finally got my grips finished. I found a set of raw walnut on ebay for cheap that I finished and cleared. Looking to upgrade sights and dura coat her
23rd May 2010, 13:45
24th May 2010, 09:21
27th May 2010, 02:21
Here is my RIA 1911 Tactical 2-Tone (Matte Nickel/Blued) wearing a few mods (NEW S&W Rosewood Grips and SS Grip Screws, ED Brown SS Barrel Bushing & Recoil Spring Plunger):
29th May 2010, 22:57
My new grips on my RIA Tactical http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx303/Brendaandroy/RIA1911-a1Tact-1.jpg
30th May 2010, 20:28
Joshua M. Smith
31st May 2010, 01:52
I do believe I'm going to call this done. Finally. I know I've said that before, but it finally fits perfectly and feels right.
The only thing I might do in the future is to recess behind the trigger guard, but I'm really wanting to start a new project pistol, apply better what I've learned, and eventually end up with a pair and a spare. The g/f wants a 1911 as well - she likes the trigger - and I might build her one. (I asked her if she had trouble with the recoil as she just really loves her .22. Her answer: "I'll get used to it." I also mentioned that they make them in 9mm. We'll see.)
This pistol has heavy duty everything, and there are no MIM parts present any longer.
This is the first $1000 Rock Island Armory 1911 I've heard of. The benefits of having a good carry piece as well as knowledge are worth every penny.
Built by me for me, and I'm a lefty.
You'll notice that the right side safety lever has been modified. This was to let it clear. You see, I got carried away with getting a high hand hold - and it works. Recoil is practically straight back, and the pistol is much more controllable than the 9mm Taurus 92 I carried for 10 years - and this is when loaded with my own special hot handloads.
The back of the slide is melted.
When I was practicing malfunction drills, I noticed my hand was getting chewed up from striking the back of the slide. I broke the edges with a file, polished with 2000 grit sandpaper, fit and EGW heavy duty extractor just as a matter of course, and refinished the whole works. Even the top of the firing pin recess is radiused toward the rear sight - I don't know if you can see it in the picture. Seems to depend on the monitor used to view. But it's at least as smooth as glass, and I'm thinking about doing the rest of the slide like this - the front is melted as well, but not as well as it could be.
The next build will be similar, only I will probably base it off of a Springfield GI and use Hogue grips. As well, it will be finished in something tougher than traditional bluing. Already had extensive talks with Erickson about that one. I am enamored with Cerakote (he sent me a couple magazines coated with the stuff, and I've not been able to damage it at all, even with heavy use).
6th June 2010, 17:26
A few pictures of my Rock.
7th June 2010, 13:08
10th June 2010, 00:02
Junk cell phone shot. From seven yards, offhand, 16 shots with Federal Champion. Not bad for my second time out with the gun. If I was attacked by a big paper target in a dark alley, I'm totally confident I'd handle my business. I think my trigger pull is making flyers.
11th June 2010, 18:02
currently have 600 rds through and added hogue grips. next step is to add some ss parts, (slide release, ambi-saftey, hammer, trigger)
15th June 2010, 00:26
the one on the top is my RIA..
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