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Thread: A1 vs A2 differences

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    A1 vs A2 differences

    I'm looking over the Massachusets Approved Firearms Roster, and it lists the following Armscore guns (all in 45ACP):

    Rock Island 1911 A-1 GI
    Rock Island 1911 A-1 GS CS Blue
    Rock Island 1911 A-2 GI FS Blue
    Rock Island 1911 A-2 GI MS Blue

    Can anyone clarify what the difference between the "A-1" and "A-2" pistols are? I'm assuming it's supposed to mean M1911A1 vs M1911A2, but I've never hears of a M1911A2.

    Also, any idea what the "GS" in "Rock Island 1911 A-1 GS CS Blue" means? My initial thought was "GI with a typo", but "S" and "I" are on opposite sides of the keyboard.

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    I'm sure the "GS" is a typo.

    Rock Island's A2 models are their double stack pistols, I believe. However, I wasn't aware that they offered a double stack in the mid-size.
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    The have it wrong, there are no Blue pistols. they are Parkerized. the A2 MS is a special order, from the Custom shop. or Arnel. the CS pistol is a GI or Tac not GS.

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