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tonyl
08-10-2009, 2:23 PM
Hi,

I am thinking of getting a 1911 and came across the one from Centerfire System (http://www.centerfiresystems.com/AC-RI1911.aspx)

Anyone has more information on this, rather this is a Commander or Government size?

Thanks!

Rekrab
08-10-2009, 3:16 PM
Rock Islands are very polarizing. Some people hate them and call them cheap pieces of Philipino crap.

Those of us who own them, love them to death(except Grumpyoldretiredcop he got shafted and is perfectly justified in his hate).

They are no-frills, back to basics guns that are built as much like the original 1911s as possible. My RIA Tactical is a nice gun for the price.

If you look around you'll find plenty of guys who love their Rocks.

But seriously, for that price you get a decent gun that goes boom every time you pull the trigger. What more could you want?

Z ME FLY
08-10-2009, 3:53 PM
I thought centerfire doesn't ship to CA

tonyl
08-10-2009, 4:16 PM
Gosh... I emailed them to confirm. :(

matrix056
08-10-2009, 4:26 PM
I was about to put the order through, until I saw the "Info" section. Under "State law Policy" they will not ship handguns to CA. :shrug:

Z ME FLY
08-10-2009, 4:29 PM
Try Sarco or Bellshire Hardware Co., Inc.
3837 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN 37207
email: Click here to email me
phone: 615-860-4212
fax: 615-860-4213

SigMan2007
08-10-2009, 7:24 PM
I called them and they shipped me a Rock Island Tactical. They said the website posting should say "unless it's Cali approved". I don't think they have the Tactical in stock anymore but I love mine. I bought a tighter bushing from Brownells and I use the Rock for 25 yd bullseye. It's a keeper.

tonyl
08-11-2009, 10:53 AM
Below is an email from Centerfiresystems for those who may be interested in purchasing as well.

"Yes sir, the Rock Island 1911s are CA approved. They are currently on back order, but we are accepting orders and shipping them out as they come in.

Thank you,

Centerfire Systems

Magnus"

Foulball
08-11-2009, 10:58 AM
I love my RIA 1911. I didn't feel like waiting for the back orders to come in and just went to the Stockade in Westminster to get mine. Paid more for it but got it in 10 days. Shoots straight and no problems through 600 rounds.

1923mack
08-11-2009, 4:12 PM
The one you have noted is a government size. Rock Island also produces Commander and Officer sized 1911's.

brolin1911a1
08-11-2009, 8:26 PM
I've had one of their 1911 Compact models for a couple of years now. I love it! It's accurate, reliable, and cost about half what one of the prestige names would have cost. Reliable? I've got a bit over 600rds of LSWC handloads, WWB FMJ, Hornady 200gr. XTP HP, and other loads through it with exactly three malfunctions, all three due to my error in handloading to slighly excessive OAL.

If you should have a problem, RIA's customer service is excellent and they go above and beyond the call of duty in keeping their customers satisfied.

maxmiller
08-12-2009, 12:49 AM
I like mine.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2162/2400025564_9f1618ac25_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3188/2400028550_c33da6993b_b.jpg

xibunkrlilkidsx
08-12-2009, 7:52 AM
i like love feel of mine. but have yet to shot it.

evidens83
08-12-2009, 8:51 AM
I like mine.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2162/2400025564_9f1618ac25_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3188/2400028550_c33da6993b_b.jpg

I like yours too! Did you get it refinished it or was it just wiped down with CLP or something?

maxmiller
08-12-2009, 2:27 PM
I like yours too! Did you get it refinished it or was it just wiped down with CLP or something?

No, that is the factory finish on the GI model. I changed the grips, but that's it.

BamBam-31
08-12-2009, 3:32 PM
Here's a pretty good write-up for RIA's Tactical: http://ezine.m1911.org/RIATactical.htm

8 pack
08-12-2009, 3:40 PM
http://www.jgsales.com/index.php/handguns/1911-style/cPath/16_365

J&G Sales has the GI and Officers model in stock. They also had the tactical and 38 super in stock not to long ago.

easyeye
08-16-2009, 2:39 AM
noob question, what makes the RIA 1911 on centerfiresystems so much cheaper than the other places? 359 vs 400+??

bombadillo
08-16-2009, 8:12 AM
subscribed.

nikki#2
08-16-2009, 5:58 PM
Here's a pretty good write-up for RIA's Tactical: http://ezine.m1911.org/RIATactical.htm

Thanks BamBam-31! :cool:

Might jump on this too, to learn the platform. ALSO, want to try a Marvel Precision Unit One .22lr conversion kit (Accurate! :wub:).

The Review had this to say about the Trigger, "...The trigger pull was acceptable, and even improved, to around four and one-half pounds by the completion of my shooting tests...."

My question is... How difficult is it to do a trigger job on a 1911? (springs + light stoning / dremmel)? Is this best left to a competent 'smith? I've done my glock (fun!) smith revo (challenging) and a couple of rimfire rifles. I like a nice, smooth, light, but safe trigger. :43:

TIA

WildWildWest
12-02-2009, 10:54 PM
Love my Armscor(RIA) to death lol j/k...but for real, it shoots true and eats any kind of ammo I feed it...no hiccups whatsoever...
What else do we need? I admit those grips do not look so classy but for a few bucks we can get a pair of Hogue grips or whatever...I still keep mine...No need to change them...They still shoot true after 5000 rds and I am the 2nd owner... not sure the round counts from the 1st owner.
It's the best 1911 for the price IMHO.

binxxx
12-03-2009, 1:47 PM
Call Pam in wholesale she will take care of it 800-915-3346

larryratcliff
12-03-2009, 9:25 PM
I don't own one yet but its on my short list of guns I would like to purchase. I saw one at nicks gunworks in lodi when I picked up a rifle from them. They have them new in their showroom case for 450. I will probably make the trek back up to lodi to buy from them since my experience was pretty good with the rifle.

El Gato
12-03-2009, 9:52 PM
Thanks BamBam-31! :cool:


My question is... How difficult is it to do a trigger job on a 1911? (springs + light stoning / dremmel)? Is this best left to a competent 'smith? I've done my glock (fun!) smith revo (challenging) and a couple of rimfire rifles. I like a nice, smooth, light, but safe trigger. :43:

TIA

a trigger job really needs a competent smith...if you round the sear engagement it will cause premature problems...like dropping to halfcock etc... a good smith can take care of it for you relatively inexpensively...
check out m1911.org and get the full info on the gun... alot of people really like it... two of my fellow range staff at my dept. have recently bought them.. one guy bought two...
the Nevada importer guys are supposed to have a good smith ... you might ask them...
http://www.armscor.net/