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Kool RRA history.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by okie, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    Rock River Arms is owned and operated by brothers Mark and Chuck Larson. Between 1981 and 1991 the Larsons worked at Springfield Armory, Inc., where Mark was the head armorer. From Springfield Armory, the Larsons went into partnership with Les Baer to form Les Baer Custom and build custom 1911 pistols. Parting ways with Les Baer in 1993, the Larsons began to build AR-15 type rifles for Eagle Arms in Coal Valley, Illinois. At around the same time, they began their own venture, Tolerance Plus (the name was later changed to Rock River Arms), producing custom 1911 pistols. The Larson brothers severed their connection with Eagle Arms in 1997 when that firm moved to Geneseo, Illinois. At the same time, Rock River Arms began to build AR-15 style rifles. For a time, Rock River Arms produced M1911 pattern pistols in addition to rifles:thumbsup:
     
  2. Rinspeed

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    I'd be willing to bet if you asked Les Baer he wouldn't quite call it a partnership. :supergrin:
     


  3. Quack

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    so it too you 103,018 posts before you realized the RRA story? ;)
     
  4. HAIL CAESAR

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    No, Baer would :)whistling:) call them employee's that learned the trade from him and then started building basically the same lines of pistols as his right down the road.
     
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  5. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    Yup it sure did:shocked::rofl:
     
  6. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    You're very welcome my friend:supergrin::wavey:
     
  7. bac1023

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  8. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    I likes it also Brian:hearts::supergrin:
     
  9. ronin.45

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    Let's hope they can start making 1911's again someday. I would like to see firsthand what BAC already knows.
     
  10. airflyer

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    thanks for info they did build great guns i am very happy with mine also








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  11. bac1023

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    I'd like to see that also.
     
  12. AZ Husker

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    I doubt we'll see RRA 1911's again. As good as their rifles are, it's much more profitable slapping an AR together than hand fitting a 1911.
     
  13. bac1023

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    :agree:
     
  14. Quack

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    yep. my RRA Varmint shoots 1/4" groups at 100yrds.
     
  15. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    My Car 2 is awesome:thumbsup:
     
  16. bac1023

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    Very nice. :)