Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com

Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/)
-   Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f17/)
-   -   Rock Island 1911 (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f17/rock-island-1911-a-38577/)

Phelenwolf 02-17-2011 02:09 AM

Rock Island 1911
 
I just picked up my first Compact 1911 today and I am very excited. I purchased a Rock Island 1911 Compact for $450.

I am very impressed with the pistol and surprised at the same time. I did not expect such a good pistol for the price. The only draw back is that it came with one magazine.
I am looking for some more magazines for it but am not sure which mag's it will use. I have seen the Commander and Officer magazines, which is the correct magazine to purchase or can they both be used?

IGETEVEN 02-17-2011 04:46 AM

Officer mags and here would be the best mags to use in that piece. ;)

Tripp Research Inc. 1911 Magazines

dunerunner 02-17-2011 05:48 AM

Are you going to post a range report with pics!! Please!

adding another possible 1911 to the list.......

NGIB 02-17-2011 07:11 AM

Post a pic if you would. RIA makes a 4" gun with regular frame as well as officer frame models. Most likely is an officer frame...

kyleytxrialover 02-17-2011 04:38 PM

all 1911mags work just the 4in wont fit the full size spend a little more
and get some good ones tripp wilson or novacs

Phelenwolf 02-25-2011 05:05 AM

Sorry for the delay in posting some pic's but have been sick with strep.:(

As soon as I get better I am going to go to the range and test fire her and will let you know what I find.

I still have my Taurus Model 85
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/m...sul-38-spl.jpg

to test and

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/m...258-walter.jpg
a German Walter P-38 as well.

Here is a quick pick I found on my phone when I brought my RIA home.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/m...ia-1911-cs.jpg

Second thing I want to do is change my grips. ANYBODY have any good idea's where I can find some nice grips??

NGIB 02-25-2011 07:21 AM

That one looks like it'll use government (full-size) mags. Like everyone else, I'll recommend Tripp or Wilson. Simple way to check - if center to center on your grip screws is a tad over 3 inches it's a government frame, if a tad less than 3 inches it's an officers frame.

Grips for 1911s are available at all of the online parts stores as well as gunbroker and ebay...

Phelenwolf 02-26-2011 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NGIB (Post 452956)
That one looks like it'll use government (full-size) mags. Like everyone else, I'll recommend Tripp or Wilson. Simple way to check - if center to center on your grip screws is a tad over 3 inches it's a government frame, if a tad less than 3 inches it's an officers frame.

Grips for 1911s are available at all of the online parts stores as well as gunbroker and ebay...

I measured between the screws with my caliper and it came out to 2.70 so it is a officer frame. Thanks for the info NGIB. The only thing that sucks is that I just purchased some magazines for a commander/officer, that are to long for my RIA. They will work but stick out a bit. I think that they were marked wrong, they fit in my full size SA Operator like a glove.

NGIB 02-26-2011 12:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phelenwolf (Post 453465)
I measured between the screws with my caliper and it came out to 2.70 so it is a officer frame. Thanks for the info NGIB. The only thing that sucks is that I just purchased some magazines for a commander/officer, that are to long for my RIA. They will work but stick out a bit. I think that they were marked wrong, they fit in my full size SA Operator like a glove.

A Commander has a full length grip just like the government and the Officers is about a half inch shorter...

Phelenwolf 02-26-2011 04:03 AM

Thanks, like I said, I found that out when I ordered some spair magazines and they did not fit.

My next question is, what ammo do you all carry in your compacts? I have heard that most compact 1911's do not like hollow-point ammo? So I was just wondering what to use?


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:52 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.