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  1. General 1911 talk
    Been struggling to find one, maybe someone here can help. I'm looking for an ambidextrous safety for the Rock Island CCO (model 51857) I didn't know when I purchased that this was the only model that didnt offer it stock, and unfortunately I am a lefty. Any help is appreciated!
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    A Gun Joker special, custom by.... someone. I wonder if alcohol was involved? https://www.gunbroker.com/item/902059412
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    With the market being what it is what would be a fair price for NIB 9mm double stack rock island full rail model be? Guy's asking 800$ feels high to me. If i remember they were around 625- 650$ pre pandemic...
  4. General 1911 talk
    Hello.. I purchased a Rock Island Armory Rock Standard FS Tac .45 ACP 5 8+1. I want to change the stock sights to night sights. I contacted Armscor and asked which direction to drift off (and on) the sights. She told me the rear is removed from left to right and installed right to left. when I...
  5. General 1911 talk
    Got this fat bottom girl coming for a tinkering build.
  6. General 1911 talk
    I was planing on buying a RIA 9mm double stack and was wondering if anyone on the forum had one and could give me info on what to expect
  7. General 1911 talk
    Hey all, Can anyone tell me if Rock Island ever made a 1911 styled pistol in the CCO size in 9mm?
  8. General 1911 talk
    Recommendations, guidance, alternatives and suggestions regarding a cost-effective approach to defensive training armament are welcome. Over the next 12-18 months I'm going to take a few 2- to 4-day defensive pistol courses. My goal is to become proficient with traditional Gov't- and...
  9. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    i recieved this email and I like buying from them. Their store is about four blocks from my house! Gets be in trouble all the time...
  10. 1911 Photo Gallery
    As many of you know I recently acquired a mini milling machine and am still in the stages of adding a DRO scale to all axis. And I have been looking for a cheap base slide or gun for my first project. Nothing fancy, no frills, bows, bells or whistles and I found it this will be the very first...
  11. General 1911 talk
    Anyone have any experience with the RIA Ms Warrior model.Good bad indifferent
  12. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Have a RIA frame, factory polished nickel plated. no ramp, govt type.. nice shape. I stuck a new Fusion slide on it and it fit with no slop. felt like 1-2 thousandths. I Planned to make a "boat gun" with it as I like the smoothness of carbon steel and the rust/corrosion resistance of plating...
  13. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I picked this up today at one of my favorite shops. This is hands down the dirtiest gun I've ever seen, and at first I thought someone had been trying to "relic" the finish. I started sanding on the slide and frame tonight, and will continue to work on it the next week or so. I ordered a...
  14. Beginner's Corner
    Hello all, I am new to the forum. My name is Dave. I have owned several 1911's over the past 25 yrs carrying a few as duty guns. Sold all but one and have kicked myself, I had a couple nice ones. So I got the hunger again and started looking around. I picked up a Rock Island CS Tac II new...
  15. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    SOLD ROCK ISLAND ARMORY CS COMPACT 1911 in Outstanding/Excellent Condition Ships from Arizona to your FFL OR FTF in Scottsdale, AZ SPECS: - Low Round Count, 300 rounds, flawless. - Caliber: .45 ACP - Capacity: 7 rounds with the included factory magazine (comes with only...
  16. Range Reports & Reviews
    Here's a short video on my buddy's Rock Island Armory 4" 1911 .45 ACP. I've got some other videos in the works.
  17. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Up for consideration is a Rock Island 9mm 1911. I bought this gun new and have less than 500 rds through it. A few upgrades from the GI edition. It has a beavertail grip safety and ambi safety. Also has the Novak style sight. Plain front post and plain rear. Factory grips are ugly so I...
  18. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I fell prey to the blem 1911 frames Palmetto State had on sale during Black Friday last year and ordered 2 carbon steel frames for future projects. Well, for one of those frames the future is now. I spent a couple of weeks digging around for parts kits and the only reasonably priced options I...
  19. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I've been looking for info and reviews on these for a couple of weeks and Mr Google and I just haven't found anything recent. Most reviews have been from the 2010-2012 time frame and a lot can change in 5-7 months, much less 5-7 years. I've got a .38 Super kit ordered (non-ramped) and I...
  20. 1911 Gunsmithing
    New member here, and hello from CO! I cannot get enough of the 1911. I'm a part time 1911 addict and I do my own custom builds. Mostly with Glocks. I have 2 questions about my 1911 I bought recently. I just purchased a Rock island m11911 tactical in .45 ACP and I have a problem with the slide...
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