It was fashionable awhile ago to pooh-pooh competition guns as “range queens,” “maintenance hogs” or fussy, match-only guns that choked at the first sign of trouble. Its MSRP is just over $900. RIA 1911 series pistols are constructed of 4140 chromoly steel with a cast frame, and are available in .45 ACP, 10mm Auto, .40 S&W, .38 Super, 9mm Luger, and .22 TCM chamberings. These will add four rounds to the count (a few magazines might add only three. Trigger: 5 lb.
Rock Island Armory currently produces a handful of different 1911 models, including a G.I. Patrick Sweeney is the author of many of Gun Digest books' best-selling titles, including Gun Digest Book of the 1911, Vols. As always, pick tools for the task … such as the Rock Island hi-cap 9mm. Rock Island changed the markings, but the pistol you’ll find today is the same solidly built hi-cap. That means you’ll be starting the “Bump-in-the-Night Olympics” with 22 rounds in the gun. Competition guns can be expensive. Get 12 Issues a year of the country's best firearms writing. Right now, the Rock Island Armory 1911 GI 45 ACP, w/5" barrel is only $399. Disclosure: Some of these links are affiliate links. This is about as fast a setup as you’ll get (short of installing a red-dot optic). This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
And, just to be clear: My Rock Island TAC looks a bit different, because I’ve had it here, at “Gun Abuse Central,” for a few years now. And even if it does, the price of a shredded holster (which takes a lot of work to achieve) is a small price to pay for all these features. Thank you!
Best Caliber for Self Defense: 9mm, .40 S&W or .45 ACP? An accessories rail lets you tack on a light for nighttime work. The slide has cocking serrations front and rear, which some shooters object to. The Rock Island Armory 1911 series is a product line of single-action recoil operated semi-automatic pistols.They are designed and manufactured by Armscor in Marikina, Philippines, and distributed in the United States by Armscor USA, located in Pahrump, Nevada. All TAC series 1911s include a full-length under-picatinny tactical rail to allow any choice of custom attachment. A master gunsmith, Patrick is also Handguns Editor for Guns & Ammo magazine.
In this instance for sure, there’s no such thing as “one size fits all.”. Magazines are still readily available (I don’ foresee a time when you won’t be able to source a Para or Para-derived magazine), and they generally cost between $30 and $40 per. G10 grips keep your hands tightly in control. Please try again.
Rock Island Armory TAC Series Specs Type: Locked-action, self-loading pistol Caliber: 9x19mm Capacity: 17+1 rounds Barrel: 5 in.