No matter what you preference might be on handguns, there is no denying that the classic 1911 model pistol remains one of the most intimidating and iconic designs ever built. This is probably why so many companies today have developed their own take on this timeless design, releasing all variety competition models, tactical editions, and custom models to appeal to all variety of shooter. With a magazine full of .45 ACP, anyone would be happy to have a good 1911 in hand. Whether you want one for competitive use or for simple home defense, a good Rock Island Armory 1911 is sure to do the trick at a price point you can afford.
At Omaha Outdoors, we understand that shooting is more than just a pastime. For this reason, we keep a wide variety of Rock Island Armory 1911s in stock and ready to ship. This helps ensure that we can fill orders as quickly as you place them, allowing us to send out your new pistol quickly. Of course, if you have any questions along the way, we are more than happy to help. Simply pick up the phone and call one of our friendly and knowledgeable customer service staff. We look forward to filling your order and sending your new 1911.
Integrating Into the Armscor Family
Though Rock Island Armory had a successful history of producing some of the top quality 1911 model pistols, they were acquired by Armscor in 1985. Since then, they have operated as part of the Armscor name, but have continued offering their high quality 1911 pistols and handgun parts. Working in conjunction with the resources of this larger company, they have actually been able to expand their selection, allowing shooters to get a more modern takes on the 1911 than they had access to before. Whether you want a classic design or a new competition model, Rock Island Armory is sure to deliver with the best of them.
The Classic Rock Island Armory 1911
True to the classic M1911-A1 design specifications, the basic Rock Island Armory handgun offers a full-sized 5” barrel in a chrome-moly steel frame. To cut down on the costs, it uses a black polymer grip, which features the signature checkered pattern you would expect. It comes with a lightweight trigger that offers a smooth and consistent pull, ensuring you can get a tight grouping at the range. Equipped with a dovetail front sight and fixed Novak-style rears, it provides the feel you are looking for. Naturally, the weapon also includes a beaver tail safety.
Of course, there are some variations available on this design, giving the end user some decisions to make that will ultimately affect the pistols performance. For example, you can choose to stick with the classic .45 ACP chamber or you can select a .40 S&W or 9mm model as well. These benefit from higher magazine capacities and decreased recoil while still maintaining that formidable look. If you prefer, you can also get a model with double diamond checkered wood grips.
Though who are looking into a competition might also take interest in the Pro Match model. This offers the same performance you would expect, staying true to the design and allowing for a skeletonized trigger with a crisp pull. It comes standard with double diamond checkered grips and includes both front and rear cocking serrations on the slide.
Compact Model 1911s to Carry With You
For those who prefer a more compact model, Rock Island Armory has also got you covered on that front. Like the full-sized models, these compacts leave some choices up to the shooter. For example, you can opt for the polymer grips or the checkered wood grips, depending on how much you want to spend and on your individual preferences. Either way, these models offer a parkerized finish to ensure the weapon last and performs at its best for years to come.
The consistent difference in this model is that the smaller caliber options use 3.5” barrels while the .45 ACP is built with a 3.6” barrel. Otherwise, it comes with standard blade front sights and dovetail rear as well as a beavertail grip safety.
The Tactical Take On the 1911
For those tactical operators out there, you may be more interested in the full-sized .45 ACP model with a picatinny rail and 5” barrel. This model comes standard with double diamond wood grips and adjustable Novak-style rear sights to give you the custom performance you need. Of course, if you want a smaller tactical pistol, Rock Island Armory offers that as well. Offering a 3.5” barrel on their compact .45 model and including G10 grips for more tactical comfort, this design has been reworked to ensure you have the performance you need during an important mission.
Rock Island Armory 1911 Parts
Of course, if you already own a 1911, you understand that you might want to pick up some additional parts as well. Naturally, working with this fine pistol, Rock Island Armory develops its own parts to ensure you can get the best shooting experience at all times. Whether you are looking for a simple cleaning kit or hoping to make adjustments to your weapon, you should be able to find the parts you need online. Otherwise, you might also want to just pick up a few spare magazines, which will ensure you always have enough ammo for the job.
Remember, Omaha Outdoors is here to ensure you get the most out of your shopping experience. We understand that selecting the right handgun can sometimes take time, which is why we want you to take the time you need to choose. If you have any questions about the items you see or simply can’t find what you need, please feel free to call us directly. Otherwise, simply use our handy sorting features to navigate to the right item and place your order. Either way, we thank you for your business.