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Old 02-17-2011, 02:09 AM   #1
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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?
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Officer mags and here would be the best mags to use in that piece.

Tripp Research Inc. 1911 Magazines

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

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

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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...

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

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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


to test and


a German Walter P-38 as well.

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



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

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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.
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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...
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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?
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