Behold, the Rock Island Armory 5" 10mm 1911

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by nickE10mm, Dec 19, 2012.


  1. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

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    I thought I'd post a picture of my dad's new pistol. Although I have not seen it in person, it appears to be a well-built and competitively priced 10mm 1911. I'll be helping him work through any kinks he may or may not run into, but it appears that it will just be the typical 100-200 round break-in period.

    Here's a quick snapshot of the pistol... Not bad for $600 (and it has a ramped barrel, to boot!)

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    Range report forthcoming!
     

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  3. Have one coming in tomorrow. Will be putting it through its paces. Just wish it was a long slide.
     

  4. nickE10mm

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    Nice! I look forward to it!
     
  5. That looks pretty good. Did you order it online, and if so, where? Now, if they'd make it a double stack...
     
  6. nickE10mm

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    Dad ordered through CheaperThanDirt
     
  7. That is a shame. Seeing how well they support us now.
     
  8. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

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    I don't know the story you're referring to... but I know that my Dad couldn't find one anywhere else and they had him the pistol is 48 hours after ordering.... so, I guess they did okay.
     
  9. CTD suspended all on line firearm sales in the face of political pressure earlier this week.
     
  10. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

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    Ahh ... I was not aware. They might not be in good financial shape... or, it could be something else. Who knows.
     
  11. Nick E,,,,,,Nick e,,,,,,,,,Nick EEEEEEEE,,,,:wave:

    Let us know your thoughts after shooting, please.
     
  12. nickE10mm

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    Yes sir! I will be shooting it when I visit on Dec 28 or 29th...
     
  13. Before shooting, you going to drop in a 20, or 22 LB spring?
     
  14. nickE10mm

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    Well, as the pistol is my Dad's, not mine, I still haven't handled it. When I do, I'll be able to tell what the approx poundage is on the stock spring. I'm sure they put at LEAST an 18lb spring in and probably a 20lb spring. Will find out on the 28th when I handle it. Even then, it will stay stock until we decide whats best for it.

    I'll probably eventually press him to install an EGW flat bottomed FPS and a 20lb spring (if the stock spring is too light or junk). We will see!
     
  15. Looks great! if it turns out to be a shooter, that's a damn nice piece for 600.00
     
  16. Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  17. IIRC from the reviews I've seen it's only a 16#.
     
  18. I've heard somewhere in the 13-14 pound range. I'd have a 20/22 pounder at the ready! If it slings brass in the 20' range, the heavier would be dropped in asap.
     
  19. You guys know a heavy recoil spring is not the right way to slow down the slide in a 1911, right?

    Keep the stock recoil spring, and install a flat bottom firing pin stop. If that's not enough, install an extra power hammer spring. Then, only after doing those two, if you still need more, go for the heavy recoil spring.

    Just a heavy recoil spring by itself is hard on the barrel bottom lugs.
     
  20. nickE10mm

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    Yep, although 16 is a bit light... 20lb is still "light" for 10mm IMHO so I stick with EGW FPS and a 20kb spring. Increased power mainsprings always make my trigger bad so I leave em stock.

    1911s and Glocks are definitely two different beasts in a lot of ways.
     
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    My dad said it felt "light and smooth" which to me means its prob lighter than 18... So if that's the case ill book him up with what he needs
     

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