Going to try a Rock Island.....

twatwa Senior MemberPosts: 2,231 Senior Member
A lot of guys here talking up the Rock Island 1911's so I decided I am going to give one a shot. I am on a 1911 kick and have been wanting one in 9mm. This one looks nice, looks to have some great features and was just down right cheap for a brand new gun. I hope I won't be disappointed.



http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=465990811




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  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,732 Senior Member
    Can't go wrong with a 1911, of any flavor!
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,990 Senior Member
    Congrats on your acquisition :guns::guns:

    Range report when you can.
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  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 6,045 Senior Member
    I was hoping you were going to say .22 TCM. Something about that gun intrigues me. I don't yet have a 1911. But when I do, it might very well be in 9mm.
  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,231 Senior Member
    I was hoping you were going to say .22 TCM. Something about that gun intrigues me. I don't yet have a 1911. But when I do, it might very well be in 9mm.

    I took a gander at those, but just don't care for the looks of that gun. The cartridge intrigues me, but they need to doll it up a bit first.
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,389 Senior Member
    Excellent choice! IMO 9mm 1911's are vastly underrated, I'm glad to see them gaining popularity.
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  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    twa wrote: »
    I took a gander at those, but just don't care for the looks of that gun. The cartridge intrigues me, but they need to doll it up a bit first.

    It would not surprise me if they come out with a barrel swap for that 9mm to go .22TCM in the future to try and keep the little cartridge growing.
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,082 Senior Member
    I'd be tempted to get one of those, ream the barrel from 9mm to .38 Super, and swap mags for .38 Super. From what I understand, that's what it takes to change it from 9mm to .38 Super.

    Ooooooooooooooooooor..... fit a .38 Super barrel, get .38 Super mags, and have a convertible 9mm to .38 Super.

    Nice score.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,990 Senior Member
    Excellent choice! IMO 9mm 1911's are vastly underrated, I'm glad to see them gaining popularity.

    And under chambered in caliber :tooth:


    Actually, they are kinda fun to shoot like yours. I kept expecting a recoil impulse like a .45, but it doesn't come. Folks in general should be able to control and shoot them better than a .45 theoretically, I reckon.
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,507 Senior Member
    NCFUBAR wrote: »
    It would not surprise me if they come out with a barrel swap for that 9mm to go .22TCM in the future to try and keep the little cartridge growing.

    They do............. they even have a combo package

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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,990 Senior Member
    I'd be tempted to get one of those, ream the barrel from 9mm to .38 Super, and swap mags for .38 Super. From what I understand, that's what it takes to change it from 9mm to .38 Super.

    Ooooooooooooooooooor..... fit a .38 Super barrel, get .38 Super mags, and have a convertible 9mm to .38 Super.

    Nice score.


    You going MAJOR huh? Not a bad idy at all come to think of it with the versatility to shoot less expensive and usually available 9mm and .38 Super from the same gun. Cheaper than the good .22 conversion kits they used to make too. Having all three would be cool.
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,507 Senior Member
    I'd be tempted to get one of those, ream the barrel from 9mm to .38 Super, and swap mags for .38 Super. From what I understand, that's what it takes to change it from 9mm to .38 Super.

    Ooooooooooooooooooor..... fit a .38 Super barrel, get .38 Super mags, and have a convertible 9mm to .38 Super.

    Nice score.

    They make a GI in .38 Super, don't know why they wouldn't have one in the other lines???
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,833 Senior Member
    twa wrote: »
    A lot of guys here talking up the Rock Island 1911's so I decided I am going to give one a shot. I am on a 1911 kick and have been wanting one in 9mm. This one looks nice, looks to have some great features and was just down right cheap for a brand new gun. I hope I won't be disappointed.



    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=465990811




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    Well I hope they don't arrest you. I mean for stealing the damn thing,

    :rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:

    That sure is cheap for a 1911 for this day and time. I think they're made in the Philippines. If their QC is as good as I've heard you shouldn't have any problems and I bet it will shoot good. So the usual is in order here, Congrats, you suck and all that jazz.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,971 Senior Member
    I'd be tempted to get one of those, ream the barrel from 9mm to .38 Super, and swap mags for .38 Super. From what I understand, that's what it takes to change it from 9mm to .38 Super.

    Ooooooooooooooooooor..... fit a .38 Super barrel, get .38 Super mags, and have a convertible 9mm to .38 Super.

    Nice score.

    Uhhhhh...maybe I'm not getting it...but why not just buy one in .38 Super?
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,971 Senior Member
    You won't be disappointed...I have several Philippine-made 1911s...not a lemon in the bunch...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,082 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Uhhhhh...maybe I'm not getting it...but why not just buy one in .38 Super?
    They only make the .38 Super in GI configuration. That means for me I'd need new sights, hammer, and a beavertail grip safety. That's why I'd just be tempted to have the barrel rechambered and get new mags.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    They do............. they even have a combo package

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    I think that is the double stack TCM that has the 9mm barrel conversion. I mean they'll come out with a TCM that can drop it the single stack 9mm which shouldn't be hard.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,971 Senior Member
    They only make the .38 Super in GI configuration. That means for me I'd need new sights, hammer, and a beavertail grip safety. That's why I'd just be tempted to have the barrel rechambered and get new mags.

    I would think that the barrel reaming, etc, etc, etc would pretty much even out with buying the parts....
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,082 Senior Member
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,082 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    I would think that the barrel reaming, etc, etc, etc would pretty much even out with buying the parts....
    Maybe, have to give it a look.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,231 Senior Member

    Somehow I think my $429 price just went out the door :jester:
  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,231 Senior Member
    NCFUBAR wrote: »
    It would not surprise me if they come out with a barrel swap for that 9mm to go .22TCM in the future to try and keep the little cartridge growing.

    Hope your right, that would be the way to go, just a drop in barrel and run.
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    The single stack combos say pre-order so they will have a barrel conversion before to long ... even better pickup!
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,744 Senior Member
    twa wrote: »
    Hope your right, that would be the way to go, just a drop in barrel and recoil spring and run.
    FIFY :tooth:

    My 10mm is a RIA and I have been thoroughly pleased with it after changing the grips and removing the mag funnel (sold them). I find those VZ grips TOO aggressive for my tastes.

    Mine's accurate, reliable and has a great trigger & sights
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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,365 Senior Member
    If you buy a 9mm, and ream out the barrel to .38 super, you can't use 9mm in it, because they headspace on the case rim and the 9mm will fall too far into the chamber. You'd need to have two barrels. So, why would you ream out a barrel? RIA makes .38 Supers, so you should be able to get a .38 Super barrel and skip the gunsmithing, with the exception of any fitting that needed to be done. I'm sure you knew that, but the post didn't indicate it.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,942 Senior Member
    Get a Range Officer whatever the price difference.
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,839 Senior Member
    CDNN had the 9mm Rock Island for $399 not that long ago, kicking myself for not grabbing one then.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,990 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I'm really liking RIAs lineup! I think my next 1911 will be one of their 10mm guns.

    Whoa there Hoss................you sure gotta funny way of thinning the herd :tooth:

    Reverse psychology........can't see the forest fer the trees? :roll2::roll2:
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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,389 Senior Member
    I wouldn't mind if one of their 10mm's showed up in my safe.
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  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,231 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    FIFY :tooth:

    My 10mm is a RIA and I have been thoroughly pleased with it after changing the grips and removing the mag funnel (sold them). I find those VZ grips TOO aggressive for my tastes.

    Mine's accurate, reliable and has a great trigger & sights

    Those grips do look a little aggressive but may not be bad for a 9mm. I remember you saying you really like yours, you are one of the enablers that made this happen! :beer:
  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,231 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    CDNN had the 9mm Rock Island for $399 not that long ago, kicking myself for not grabbing one then.

    You can still get a bare bones RIA 9mm for under $400.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=465417442
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