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Rock Island 1911 TAC Ultra 10mm 5" #7185361
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Tell me about Rock Island 1911's. I converted to all Glocks, but used to love my Kimber 1911 45 I had. I may have a wild hair to get this one. My dealer pricing has these "on sale" and it's tempting. And Yes, I absolutely love the 1911 with the tactical rail. I use it with a light on the pistol all the time.

Rock Island 51914 TAC Ultra FS Single 10mm 5" 8+1 Gray G10 Grip Black Parkerized

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Re: Rock Island 1911 TAC Ultra 10mm 5" [Re: ChadTRG42] #7185368
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RIA makes great low priced 1911's. I have a GI model in .38 super and haven't had any failures after several thousand rounds. 1 1/2" groups at 25 yards are pretty easy with both handloads and factory ammo.

I've handled and shot several other RIA models and the fit/finish and accuracy has all been about the same. not perfect but hard to beat for the money. my biggest complaint is the serial number on mine isn't stamped, it's raised. I had intended at some point to do a little work to the gun and then blue it but i'm thinking the raised number is going to be a pain to work around.

my next RIA will be a commander size 10mm.



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Re: Rock Island 1911 TAC Ultra 10mm 5" [Re: ChadTRG42] #7185370
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They are great !!! I may get the .22 MAGNUM FOR MY DAUGHTER


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Re: Rock Island 1911 TAC Ultra 10mm 5" [Re: ChadTRG42] #7185375
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You take it apart with a paper clip.

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Keep in mind, the 1911 was designed at a time when skilled labor costs were very low, skill quality was very high, and men took pride in their work - pretty much the opposite of current society.

All 1911ía are not the same anymore than plastic pistols are all the same.

There is a RIA subforum at 1911forum.

https://forums.1911forum.com/#/forums/64




Re: Rock Island 1911 TAC Ultra 10mm 5" [Re: ChadTRG42] #7185442
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Had one in .22 TCM, never a hiccup.


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Re: Rock Island 1911 TAC Ultra 10mm 5" [Re: ChadTRG42] #7185450
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Can't go wrong with the choice. I really enjoy shooting my Kimber in 10mm.

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Re: Rock Island 1911 TAC Ultra 10mm 5" [Re: ChadTRG42] #7185453
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We have that model but in the 22TCM/9mm combo and absolutely love it. Ours is the double stack, so it a little heavier and the grip is thicker which works better for me. Neither round has any recoil and target acquisition for follow ups is very easy.

Itís not a Kimber, Dan Wesson, STI, and it doesnít try to be. Itís a darn good shooter with a good trigger for the money. The fit and finish is good, not perfect, but for what we wanted it for, a deer lease toy, itís perfect.


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Re: Rock Island 1911 TAC Ultra 10mm 5" [Re: ChadTRG42] #7185476
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I bought a Rock Island Tactical a few years ago that was in very poor condition. I bought it as a project. Took it completely apart, tightened the slide a little, polished it, and refinished the entire pistol. It was smoothest most reliable and accurate 1911 Iíve owned under $1000. I had $425 in it. Iím not sure about the original fit and finish but I will say it appeared to be of decent quality steel and remains tight and smooth after several thousand rounds of factory 45 acp. Sold it to a coworker and heís still shooting it regularly.






Re: Rock Island 1911 TAC Ultra 10mm 5" [Re: LSCG] #7185494
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Originally Posted By: LSCG
1 1/2" groups at 25 yards are pretty easy with both handloads and factory ammo.



That is a very high level of accuracy from both the pistol and the shooter.

Congratulations on both.

Hang onto that pistol.

Re: Rock Island 1911 TAC Ultra 10mm 5" [Re: ChadTRG42] #7185520
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Chad, here ya go. One on TGT for $650.00

http://dallas.texasguntrader.com/index.php?a=2&b=1191657


I had one in 22TCM. Not one hiccup. Fun pistol to shoot but dang it was loud.


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Chad,

Last time I was there, Rifle Gear had a couple of the double stacks as well. Go fondle one. The grips are thinner so they are not that much wider. Width is very close to a Glock 20/40.

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Had several RIAís. They work.


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Re: Rock Island 1911 TAC Ultra 10mm 5" [Re: ChadTRG42] #7185772
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Had one and never had an issue. Little poslishing and it ran like a tank.

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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
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1 1/2" groups at 25 yards are pretty easy with both handloads and factory ammo.



That is a very high level of accuracy from both the pistol and the shooter.

Congratulations on both.

Hang onto that pistol.


thanks. it's definitely a keeper.


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Originally Posted By: LSCG
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1 1/2" groups at 25 yards are pretty easy with both handloads and factory ammo.



That is a very high level of accuracy from both the pistol and the shooter.

Congratulations on both.

Hang onto that pistol.


thanks. it's definitely a keeper.


Is that with or without a rest?


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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin
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1 1/2" groups at 25 yards are pretty easy with both handloads and factory ammo.



That is a very high level of accuracy from both the pistol and the shooter.

Congratulations on both.

Hang onto that pistol.


thanks. it's definitely a keeper.


Is that with or without a rest?


I ain't quite that good off hand lol. I used the Elmer Keith sitting position.


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I have no idea what that is hammer


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Originally Posted By: BigPig
I have no idea what that is hammer


back against a tree/rock/truck tire, knee's up, arms braced down inside legs. very steady field position.



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For what it's worth from my young, former gunsmith who ultimately couldn't make a living...

He recommend RIA as a great basis for doing a fun 1911 build. As someone who loves my glock above all other handguns, there really is nothing like the feel of a 1911. Do it as a project-ish thing. Not sure what to do but I'm sure you can find something fun to modify it.

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Originally Posted By: gusick
You take it apart with a paper clip.


What? I take most of my guns apart by hand with no tools, so how does taking it apart with a paper clip matter?



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Thanks for the comments guys and gals! I do like a 1911 pistol, and in a 10mm would be awesome.



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You know several companies are making the 1911 10mm in 6Ē now.

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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
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You take it apart with a paper clip.


What? I take most of my guns apart by hand with no tools, so how does taking it apart with a paper clip matter?


Yep, and the paperclip isnt just for the RIA most if not all bull barrel 1911s require the "paper clip" to take down. My buddies Kimber was same way.

I've had 2 RIAs both in 9mm and they'd run like a top with 124gr bullets you put 115gr bullets in and they were jamomatics. Never had the 45 version but from my research I've done on them everyone seems to love them and from the few people I've seen with the 10s love them too. I'm partial to Ruger 1911s for a couple of more bucks. All American made, nice fit and finish, and barrel and barrel bushing is machined from same bar stock through out the machining process. They just came out with a 10, but dont think it has the full rail.


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Hey Kyle! So, is the RIA built well?



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