Go Back   Pistolsmith > Pistol Forum > M1911 Pistols

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-21-2004, 11:20 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2
Rock Island Armory 1911???

I have heard good things about the Rock Island Armory 1911 out of the Philippines, does anyone have any feedback? I'm thinking of buying one as the $300 price would be within my budget.

Remove Ads
Old 07-22-2004, 07:36 AM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 3
I have one, and in all the rounds I've shot through it, I've never had a single problem with it.

The sights are a little small to my aging eyes. I might upgrade them.

I use it as a range gun, and I'm very happy with it, but were I to consider it for a PD weapon, I'd probably swap out a the MIM parts for real steel. Even doing that, it's still a cheap, fun shooter.

Old 09-30-2005, 03:41 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: S.E.ARKANSAS
Posts: 11
Got a pair of 4" ROCK's, never had any problems with either of them . Put 5oo rounds or so through both of them. Shoot well, got night sights and ambi safty in for them. Going to install them in several months.
Old 12-27-2005, 06:34 AM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 8
Re: Rock Island Armory 1911???

Originally Posted by thegoldpan
I have heard good things about the Rock Island Armory 1911 out of the Philippines, does anyone have any feedback? I'm thinking of buying one as the $300 price would be within my budget.

You've been hearing wrong.
Old 12-28-2005, 08:49 AM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: S.A. Texas
Posts: 1
Hi all,
I've got an RIA and have about 1000 rds thru it. Hasn't failed yet.
Maybe not pretty but cheap and accurate.

Old 12-29-2005, 11:24 AM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Williston, ND
Posts: 131
I've got a fullsize 45 and a 38 Super. They have both been reliable right out of the box. The only thing I've changed are the sights.
Old 01-21-2006, 09:27 PM   #7
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2
First of Rock Island Arsenal is an entry level gun. I will tell you of the experience I had with my first one so far. The extractor needed to be tuned so the rounds could go into battery consistantly. Trigger pull had a lot of creep. Fixed that. Feed ramp throated and polished at the factory but the rounds tend to enter the chamber from the right side because the throat is deeper on the right and I have to fix that. The bushing was sloppy with the front part of the lug cut at a diagonal and a lot of the gas was showing up all over the front part of the slide, couldn't hold a group at seven yards. Put a new bushing from EGW and now I can group a regulation bullseye at 50 feet and shoot out a hole at 25 feet. Slide rails were rough, frame rails were rough, smoothed them both out. Barrel has scores in it coming out of the factory. Sear spring was uneven where it mates to the sear. You can see the right side of the sear pin move slightly every time the trigger is pulled and the hammer falls.
Save your time and money and get Springfield or Colt.
Old 03-24-2006, 10:03 AM   #8
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: outback Ky
Posts: 42
U.S.Army1911: your problems would have been fixed under warrenty. They have a have a excellant state side warrenty center. on 1911 forums under other 1911 you can ask him questions direct and many happy owners their.
Old 07-27-2006, 07:04 PM   #9
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1
I had no problems whatsoever with my Rock. Go for it. If you should find yourself in the 1% with a problem talk to Ivan the company rep and he will take care of it.
Old 08-17-2006, 05:07 AM   #10
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 14
I've been guilty of encouraging people to spend more money than they have. If all you have to spare is $300, then yes, Rock Island will probably serve you well.
I sold a couple of Springfield 1911's to get a S&W1911, and I had to send it in for work.
ANY 1911 can give you problems. As long as imperfect humans make them, they will not be perfect, any make or model.
Rock Island does have good customer service (beats most of the others who charge more for their guns) and S&W has good CS as well. An important factor is does the maker stand behind their product.

  Pistolsmith > Pistol Forum > M1911 Pistols

Search tags for this page
are rock island armory guns any good
how good are the rock island 1911 pistols
is rock island 1911 any good
polishing the feed ramp on a rock island armory1911

rock island 1911

rock island 1911 price
rock island 1911 throated and polished feed famps

rock island armory 1911

rock island armory customer service

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rock Island Armory 38super jakes10mm .38 Super 5 03-26-2006 07:16 PM
ROCK ISLAND ARMORY Bill Hasty M1911 Pistols 5 03-24-2005 08:30 PM
Norinco vs Rock Island Armory nanabols M1911 Pistols 8 08-19-2003 04:01 PM
Rock Island Armory skullworks M1911 Pistols 7 07-06-2002 11:26 PM
Rock Island Armory 1911 usmcgrunt M1911 Pistols 6 01-28-2002 12:37 PM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List

Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 1999-2012 Pistolsmith. All rights reserved.