View Full Version : Are Rocks good enough for combat?
18th October 2007, 14:02
A friend asked me that question, I decieded I would see. I, like most of us most often shoot at paper targets and hope for tiny groups. This morning
I took my grandson's G.I. to the range to see just how good it was. The wind was blowing about 300 miles per hour,so no one else was there. I fired 203
rounds through the pistol at renges of 15yds to 75 yds Most of the steel
terrorusts were engauged at 32-38 yds. Out of 203 rds I missed 4. The pistol was loaded and fired with 4 shooting star mags. Malfunctions were 0. I used
only the front sight to aim with. Although I am not hooked on the G.I. sights, they work. The Rock Island pistol is one of the best 1911 45's going.
I have owned 20 1911's mostly Colts, but the Rock will shoot with the best
of them. I could not have done any better with any brand of 45. So to answer my friends question, you bet ya she's a combat gun! I would stake
my life on it!
18th October 2007, 14:13
Woo hoo! Love them RIA range reports! http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/rinselman/funnies/Shooting.gif http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/rinselman/funnies/killersmiley.gif http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/rinselman/smilies/happy.gif
18th October 2007, 17:07
Yes sir---I carry mine everyday!
18th October 2007, 17:57
of course they are!
men have used them for many many centuries. then John Browning invented the M1911 type pistol and had Sam Colt produce them...
i carry one of Sam's pieces nearly everyday...
18th October 2007, 18:36
HAHAHAHAHAH DAVE that was hilarious. i'm at work and had to stifle my laughter, like when my buddy replied to my email complaining about San Francisco's street people by calling me "hobophobic".
seriously, though, there's nothing unusual about the RIA 1911's compared to other basic models. really, what makes a true "combat" gun, in my opinion, is testing. as long as the platform has tested well, and each individual weapon has had standard functional tests, it's ready for combat. since the 1911 platform has been thoroughly tested over the last century and its strengths and weaknesses are well-known, all a single gun needs is individual testing and a trained user.
18th October 2007, 18:46
I imagine anything that goes bang is good enough til you can work my way to a rifle and a radio...
18th October 2007, 20:51
I'm sure the RIA will work when the call of duty calls. But before the RIA is used, a threat has to get through all my long arms, which includes hundreds of 00 buck, slugs and .30 caliber bullets before .45 ACP is used. If the threat gets through all that and 56 rounds of .45 acp, then they deserve to kill me.
18th October 2007, 22:37
lol yeah im sure if you miss with the long guns then that might be true but what if it is a breaking and entering all close up and personal, i personally own 3 firearms a bow and various knives, the guns i own obviously my beloved rock, a mossberg 500 pump 20gauge, and a CVA staghorn .50 cal inline muzzle loader. personally i would probably grab up the rock just for ease of use inside a home in close quarters, plus stopping power i just dont know about the 230 grain winchester ammo i have its a fmj which might end up being wayyy to much penetration at 10-15 feet. but hey i could be wrong, i would rather not be in that situation tho, my thoughts would be with my 5 month old daughter.
18th October 2007, 23:01
I bet my life on my Rock. over 600 rounds now and NO malfunctions with factory ammo. I mean ANY factory ammo. It eats them ALL. Hollow points to FMJ and everything in between.
My Rock ROCKS !!!!
Combat Ready ROCK.
18th October 2007, 23:28
My 12 gauge is right next to me when I sleep. Three shells of 00 buck in the magazine tube and two on the buttstock. My RIA is also, but it's not loaded. For me, shotgun first for home defense.
19th October 2007, 01:48
Mine is my Springfield Armory 1911 (master bedroom) Milspec. If I have to run to the next room theres the Hungarian FEG Hipower in 9mm. Of course the cell phone for 911-- first and foremost in this legal age.
19th October 2007, 06:03
I'm with India here. For full on combat, I'm sure the RIA would do it's job, 'till I got some cover and could say the magic words:
"Fire Mission, Over"
19th October 2007, 14:50
Yeah, if only airstrikes were possible in home defense :D :cool:
I'd have this is my choice for home defense of what I have, from first to last
1. RIA GI .45ACP :D
2. Mosin Nagant M44 7.62x54mmR (plus the folding bayonet :D )
3. Winchester 5&amp;quot; hunting knife
Rock: Small, Dependable, Fast, Manuverable. :D
M44: Overpowered, but if I hit center chest 1 shot 1 kill.(overpenetration problems though)It's not easy to cycle. However is heavy enough to beat the bejeezus out of anything, and the bayonet is always fun (if you came at me with a .30 caliber with a foot long spike on the end i think i'd run :scared: )
Knife: If You get through the other 2, :confused: I don't think this will be of much help :dead_hors
20th October 2007, 12:19
The 1911 platform is, was, and always will be a combat handgun.
The Rock Island is one of the best.
I have 3 Rock Islands, and 2 Springfields.
If I could only keep one it would be my first Rock.
After some work the Springers are OK but they would go before The Rock.
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