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    Anyone know anything about the Rock River Arms 1911. I know the are on hiatus for making them, but there are still a lot of them out there for sale. Are they a decent pistol? The price is significantly lowere than other 1911's.
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    I can't believe no one has replied to this yet.

    T, go here and take a look. http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/vie...78ef73e3886178

    Do a search and you should come up with some info. Personally I don't own one but from what I've read, they're a good beginner 1911 and a good platform to build on. Besides, it's a 1911 for petes sake, how can you go wrong?

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    For starters, Rock River Arms makes primarily custom AR-15s. They've made 1911s in the past, but they were all high-end custom jobs.

    As for Rock Island Armory, they finish ARMSCOR 1911s into some very nice pistols at very affordable prices. These are the guns I assume you guys were referring to.

    I own two of them, and I love them both. Incidentally, they build them quite in-spec these days, and they are easily modified with minimal fitting of (quality) aftermarket parts.

    Here are my Rocks -- although the Tactical model has since had the slide stop replaced with a Wilson Combat stop, which I polished to match the thumb safety and stainless pins (which includes the mainspring housing pin, although it doesn't look like it in this photo):



    (These will require registration but they're worth it: )
    This guy took some wonderful pictures of one of their new nickel Tactical models that he picked up:
    http://forum.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=59360&page=2

    And this thread has some more of a nickel Tactical as well as a picture of one of the new duo-tone Tacticals:
    http://forum.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=57488&page=2

    Can you tell what I want to buy really badly? :P

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    Yea, I know something about RRA 1911's.

    They're HIGHLY Overpriced.

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    I have been considering a Rock Island Armory (not RRA) 1911, I am glad to hear some good reports on them...

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    T Dubya wrote:
    The price is significantly lower than other 1911's.
    :shock:

    Where ?







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    Dustin wrote:
    T Dubya wrote:
    * The price is significantly lower than other 1911's.
    :shock:

    Where ?

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    lol, that's why I assumed he was conflating RRA and RIA, but was really intending to ask about RIA.

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