HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: CapJones
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 12468

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 48
BOT: 2
Total: 50
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Photo Albums
04: Forums
05: Photo Albums
06: Your Account
07: Photo Albums
08: Forums
09: Forums
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Photo Albums
18: News
19: Photo Albums
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Forums
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Photo Albums
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Photo Albums
36: Forums
37: Home
38: Forums
39: Your Account
40: Photo Albums
41: Forums
42: Forums
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Forums
  BOT:
01: Photo Albums
02: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 304
 Pictures: 2340
  · Views: 296012
  · Votes: 1302
  · Comments: 85
 

Support our Advertisers

Rock Island .45
Discussions related to Guns and Firearms
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10297
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:30 am    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Rock Island 1911's. Definitely made in the Phillipines...

Rock River...Colona, Illinois...

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5906
Location: Southern Ontario

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

We are talking about the same Rock Island ?? Confused

www.ria.army.mil/

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10297
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

We are talking about the gun not the Army...Two different things...

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5906
Location: Southern Ontario

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

But I thought Rock Island made 1911s back in the 2nd World War. Confused

I am confused Confused

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10297
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Not Rock Island Arsenal...look up Rock Island Armory...Thought you were the garu of the internet... Very Happy

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5906
Location: Southern Ontario

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Heh I found it. Marketed by Armscorp.

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10297
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Party News time...Bye... Very Happy

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
Handloader
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 22, 2005
Posts: 1032
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Dimitri wrote:
Handloader wrote:
Rock Island are manufactured in the Phillipines.

I thought Rock Island guns were old surplus (the majority dating back to WW2) made at the government arsenal in Il. Confused

Or are we talking about Rock River Arms ?? Confused

Dimitri

Rock River 1911s are among the best I've ever seen. And, their price reflects it. Most Rock Island (Hi Standard/Charles Daly -- same guns) 1911s become the gunsmith's best friend and they need some experienced hands on them to bring them to reliability and accuracy.
Back to top
View user's profile
shrpshtrjoe
Super Red Neck Member
Super Red Neck Member


Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 2955
Location: Maryland

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

I have tried to do some research on the Rock Island and so far have found very little negative reviews so unless I find a better .45 in this price range I will most likley go with the Rock Island as a base gun.
Joe

_________________
"MOLON LABE"

P E T A
People Eating Tasty Animals
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
SingleShotLover
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Dec 26, 2007
Posts: 949
Location: Illinois

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:32 am    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Handloader wrote:

Often a good choice for a basic starter is the Springfield Armory. Many of these are made by Imbel forging in Brasil. Their forgings are superb. A good used one can be had in the $450 range, condition dependent. You are right when you observe that, in the long run, you will spend more than if you were to buy a loaded 1911 in the first place, but, if it is experience you want, it is a good way to go.

Another great option is to buy a high quality frame and slide from Brownells. They sell a range of new frames and slides, even from Les Baer. Acquired piece by piece, the ending result could exceed that of the Rock Island or the Springfield Armory. Check them out on the web and compare carefully the price with the end result in mind.

Handloader is right on the money if you should choose to build one from the ground up. Essex frames are very durable also. They come in standard, oversize (for close-tolerance fitting) and enhanced (most commonly customized features). They are sturdy enough that they are listed as appropriate receivers for the .460 Rowland conversions. Older Springfield slides can sometimes be found and are incredibly tough. So much so that you can quickly wear out a grinder point lowering and porting them if needed!

_________________
If you can't hit it with one, you probably can't with two either!

The biggest problem with a closed mind is that it never seems to come with a closed mouth.

SSL
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
chambered221
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 3442
Location: Lost for good !!!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:43 am    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Confused Confused Almost evry conversation I've been around dealing with Rock Island, there's confussion with who they are !!! Confused Confused


Joe,
Handloader and SSL are right on with advise on frame quality. As much as I don't like to admit it, the Springfield frames are better forgings.
Give it some thought, refer back to question #1

_________________
Ask as many people needed, sooner or later your question will be answered the way you want it answered !!!

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
~George Washington
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Dawgdad
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Feb 08, 2006
Posts: 1045
Location: On the Prairie

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:51 am    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

The Armscorp 1911's I have handled have been very acurate but were finiky about magazines and did not like to feed hollowpoints. Definitely need a throating and a trigger job but if you do your job they will shoot nice tight groups.

_________________
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency...
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
shrpshtrjoe
Super Red Neck Member
Super Red Neck Member


Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 2955
Location: Maryland

PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

Just back from the Gun Shop. I went with the Rock Island. They sold the display they had, so they are ordering me another one. Went ahead and payed for it Very Happy . I bought it in Del so it will be transfered to MD after it comes in so it will be a few weeks before I get it. I'm lookin forward to shooting it. I apreciate everybodys input . I will post pics when I get it Very Happy Very Happy
Joe

_________________
"MOLON LABE"

P E T A
People Eating Tasty Animals
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
boredgrunt13
Rookie Member
Rookie Member


Joined: Jul 21, 2008
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:43 am    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

I own a Rock Island 1911. It shoots fine for what it is. Its a bare bones 1911 and will "bite" your hand if you grip it high just like the original. I've never had any real problems out of it. Some HPs fed a little funny when I got it. I added a heavier spring and have had no problems since. The sights are very basic.
Back to top
View user's profile
chambered221
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 3442
Location: Lost for good !!!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Rock Island .45 Reply with quote

welcome to the site boredgrunt13, Howdy

Someone quick, fire up the chainsaw, we need another stump and grab a few beers while your at it !!!!!

_________________
Ask as many people needed, sooner or later your question will be answered the way you want it answered !!!

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
~George Washington
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Gun & Firearm Discussions
Page 2 of 3
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.