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5.0Driver
08-28-2012, 7:54 AM
Who still makes .38 Supers other than Colt?

A cousin of mine is interested in one. But doesn't want to spend more than $1000. A friend has a Armscor Rock Island .38 Super but it seems they don't make them anymore. Springfield doesn't make theirs either it seems. I can't find one on their website.

robcoe
08-28-2012, 7:56 AM
RIA, bought one about a year ago to convert it to 9mm worked quite nicely

Just checked, Armscor is rebuilding their website so cant get any info there, but the guns are still on roster until September 2013, and last time I was at Turners they had a parkerized one in the case.

Ripon83
08-28-2012, 7:59 AM
I have not seen that Armscor/RIA has stopped. Like the 45 and 9mm it's one of the least expensive entries to the 1911 and the quality for the price isn't bad at all. I'd buy an RIA 9mm now if it was on roster or I could get an SSE at a reasonable rate in my area.

5.0Driver
08-28-2012, 8:01 AM
RIA, bought one about a year ago to convert it to 9mm worked quite nicely


We have been looking around locally to find one but can't. I tell him to look into converting one.

How was the conversion? Was it easy?

robcoe
08-28-2012, 8:05 AM
We have been looking around locally to find one but can't. I tell him to look into converting one.

How was the conversion? Was it easy?

Quite, bought a Sarco inc 9mm barrel, a barrel link(needed the smallest one out of a wilson combat 5 link set) and barrel link pin. about 10 minutes with a fine file and a bit of reblueing and it worked like it was always a 9mm. total cost was about $60 for the conversion.

Here is the barrel I used Link (http://e-sarcoinc.com/9mm1911barrel5roto.aspx) out of stock at the moment, but the conversion was dead simple

5.0Driver
08-28-2012, 8:09 AM
Quite, bought a Sarco inc 9mm barrel, a barrel link(needed the smallest one out of a wilson combat 5 link set) and barrel link pin. about 10 minutes with a fine file and a bit of reblueing and it worked like it was always a 9mm. total cost was about $60 for the conversion.

Here is the barrel I used Link (http://e-sarcoinc.com/9mm1911barrel5roto.aspx) out of stock at the moment, but the conversion was dead simple

So I'm assuming 9mm to .38 Super would be the same? Thanks I'll tell him.

Press Check
08-28-2012, 8:30 AM
http://www.gunbroker.com/All/BI.aspx?Keywords=1911+38+super

greybeard
08-28-2012, 8:56 AM
I think Tarus and Kimber both make them.

JackRydden224
08-28-2012, 9:02 AM
Esarco (http://e-sarcoinc.com/pist-rockislsuper1911a38pistol.aspx) has what you are looking for. Even with shipping and transfer fees you should still come out about the same as your local shop.

em9sredbeam
08-28-2012, 9:02 AM
tagged.

asm777
08-28-2012, 9:27 AM
Saw a Kimber Pro Carry HD in .38 at Turner's Torrance about a week ago:
http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/compact-ii-pro-carry-ii/stainless-pro-carry-ii#/1911/compact-ii-pro-carry-ii/pro-carry-hd-ii

5.0Driver
08-28-2012, 9:40 AM
Thanks for all the help.

polo.45
08-28-2012, 9:55 AM
RIA

zfields
08-28-2012, 9:59 AM
tons of people do. 38 super is still widely used it competition guns. STI, SVI, pretty much all the semi custom and custom builders.

ThePhantomGT
08-29-2012, 12:03 AM
We have been looking around locally to find one but can't. I tell him to look into converting one.

How was the conversion? Was it easy?

I know Island View Enterprises has a Rock Island in .38 super in stock.

KandyRedCoi
08-29-2012, 12:42 AM
yup got a RIA 38super in Nickel, was initially thinkin og converting but i kept it in 38super and got the Tactical 9mm through SSE @ EBR

the 9mm needed some tweaks but the 38super was good to go