Originally Posted by glock73
Have a question. I'm new to 1911 type of pistols. I just purchased a rock island armory. Will other 1911 parts interchange with it ?
yes and no. for the most part the RIA is pretty much Mil-Spec from what i remember and therefor other parts for Mil-Spec 1911's will work. but they may require some fitting and massaging to get them to fit and work properly like any other 1911.
1911's are not like an AR. throwing parts in a 1911 and expecting it to work properly and safely probably isn't going to happen.