All of the guns on this list will do all off the above in spades and then some. Smooth wood grips offer comfort in both feel and design. Capacity is an important consideration for a defensive gun, considering multiple attackers is an increasingly common reality for citizens today. Quick View. slavering for: the Glock 21, an upsized Glock that packed 13 rounds Caliber choices include 45acp, 10mm, 40 S&W and 9mm. Discussion Starter • #1 • Jul 15, 2011. Armscor-Rock Island Armory is a best-fit manufacturer for the pistols, rifles, shotguns and ammunition you need for your concealed-carry, home-defense, self-defense and competition shooting lifestyle. It simply does not matter: the .45 ACP is their cartridge of choice, and damn the torpedoes. Rock Island Armory 5" Double Stack 9mm 51674 $599.00 : Rock Island Armory Officer 3.5" 45 ACP 51510 $499.00 : Rock Island Armory 1911 .45ACP 51421 $479.00 : Rock Island 1911 9mm Tactical M1911-A1 $649.00 : Rock Island M206 .38 Special 51283 $279.00 : Rock Island 1911 .45ACP 51416 $479.00 : Rock Island Armory VR60 601BC $499.00 : Rock Island Armory VR80 VR80 $679.00 : Showing 1 to 18 of 18 … The 97B’s only other quirk is its weight: hailing from an era before polymer completely took over the pistol world, the all steel construction of the 97B makes it very heavy, although its overall lines are somewhat more slender than its appearance would suggest. It has a 3.1 inch barrel with an overall height of 5.5 inches. This magazine is for single stack A-1 1911 models chambered in 9mm/38 Super and holds 10 rounds of ammunition. Screws back out or fall off and require thread locker to stay secure. The result was the HK45 and HK45C, or Compact, pistols which are leaner, easier to conceal and more accurate but lose nothing in terms of reliability or durability. Long live the .45! And this means that magazine capacity in guns chambered for it has always taken a hit. 539 sold. Light pitting on chamber. Featuring a safety and trigger system more or less lifted from the legendary 92/M9 series pistols mated to the rotary action of the ill-fated 8000 Cougar series guns, the result is far more than the sum of its parts…. Browning 1911-22 Browning 1911-22. Walther is an old firearms company with a distinguished history, a history built on the excellent quality and accuracy of their firearms. death, it is useless, and not what I would consider productive or Seller: Ammo And Arms Ammo And Arms. Armscor is celebrating 30 years of bringing innovative firearms to the U.S at great prices. Para-Ordinance in particular is well-known for sub-par quality, and my experience with them in my hands and the hands of students has been hideous. Free shipping. This magazine is compatible in the 16 round Rock Island Armory M1911 A-2 10mm. The five-inch match-grade barrel has a well-executed 11-degree crown. Most U.S. shooters know these handguns as the Baby Eagle, so named because its profile, especially the vaguely trapezoid-shaped muzzle, hearkens to its larger sibling the Desert Eagle. 80% 1911 Officer 9mm / 38Super / 10mm / 40S&W Clark Cut. Regular Price $170.00 Sale Price $160.00. At Advanced Tactical, we work very hard to provide our valued customers with first class service apparent in all aspects of our store, from browsing our intuitive & informative website, to purchasing & delivery to your door. that version of the Storm as spec’d can be had in the SD (special Blade Tech, JM Custom Kydex, PHLster, Dark Star Gear and others offer good selections and a few of them can even craft a holster to order for an oddball gun. A 255grain hc-fn did 1300 FPS and 957 ft lbs .Just some food for thought and see what you all think of some other options. The time-proven JMB bushing uses the legendary designer’s original short recoil spring guide, making takedown and reassembly easy. I just picked up an old early Armscor 1911A2 and it only came with 1 … The big bruiser on The .45 ACP is not dead! But no matter how you feel about it, I can assure you with the right gear, the right clothing and proper training it is entirely possible to conceal virtually any pistol with an extremely high degree of efficiency. Reactions: Ingramite, R.R.1911… An 8- or 10-shot hammer fired gun available stock with 9 different control variants allowing traditional DA/SA operation with a decocker, consistent light DAO operation, or cocked-and-locked single action the HK45CT, or Compact Tactical, also features a threaded barrel for suppressor mounting, tall adjustable night sights and ambidextrous mag and slide releases. That and the fact that misses will likely occur and multiple follow-up shots will be necessary and suddenly the historical standard of 7 or 8 rounds may seem inadequate. Missing front sight, adjustable rear. If you don’t know who either of those two gentlemen are, stop reading and go look both of them up. operationally identical to the renowned CZ 75. Required fields are marked *. Great deals on 1911 Rock Island Grips. Regular Price $160.00 Sale Price $139.99. activation is unlikely, with either hand. If 40+ rounds won’t do it, I need a shotgun, and I’ve got that too. Free shipping. Our Para grips WILL fit the Remington 1911 R1 Enhanced Double Stack pistol. As the versatility of the gun itself is wide, also the versatility of holsters, that are available on the market is large. Welcome to THE GUNMEISTER channel. A winning combination if there ever was one. A durable parkerized finish gives it a tough, smooth, non-reflective surface. Here is hoping that continues, as American shooters, especially lovers of double stack .45s, have missed out for too long on this one! Rock Island Armory 5" Full Size 1911 Slide 9mm / 38S Rock Ultra Adjustable. And like the Glock, the American shooting public was crying out for a .45 version before the first of the 9mm’s and .40’s had even hit store shelves. 2011 80% Frame Stainless Steel Out of stock. This magazine is for either Full Size or Mid Size The modern breed of semi-auto .45’s feature double stack magazines in any shape, form or fashion you may desire: polymer, steel, double-action, single action or striker fired, you are sure to find a trusty pistol to meet your requirements. whopping 15 rounds of .45 into a frame that, somehow, does not feel The .45 ACP Regarding carry comfort, most of the guns you see on this list are about equal, not counting differences in weight or payload. have been vocal about in person and all over the internet, and The Rock Island Armory 1911 Full Size Magazine is a standard factory replacement magazine. BRAND NEW IN THE BOX AND READY TO SHIP! OUT OF STOCK (27) Rock Island Armory 51417 GI Standard Manual Safety *CA Complian. The 9mm may be the current “ideal” cartridge for self-defense, but that fact counts for very little with a contingent of American shooters. If there is one quintessentially American pistol cartridge, it is this one. question, especially in light of my preference for the 9mm which I This magazine is for double stack A-2 1911 models chambered in.45 ACP and holds 10 rounds of ammunition. Remington, Para-Ordnance, and others produce some hard running no failure pistols. Like all Rock Island 1911s, each is built using 4140 ordnance steel on the industry's best CNC machines while being hand-fitted and tested to strict tolerance guidelines for unmatched quality and value. considering that all recent studies point toward terminal performance All that has changed now with the latest generation double stack .45 ACP pistols today, which can combine more than ample capacity and modestly sized grips, making them more than suitable for defensive use, even concealed carry. Of some contention, the gun also has a magazine disconnector, meaning that it will not fire without a magazine inserted fully into the mag well. You cannot honestly assess any of these guns, or even double stack .45’s as a category, without bringing up their most obvious issue for prospective users: These are bulky, chunky, thick and heavy pistols. I like the duct tape on the grip of the CZ….LOL. That’s enough preamble; presented in no particular order, let’s check out the guns! Quick View. Contract Manufacturing Contract Manufacturing. Double stack 9mm. Affectionately referred to as “The Rock” among owners, the Rock Island Armory G.I. For 1911 models chambered in .45 ACP and holds 13 rounds of ammunition Price: $ 20.99 Out of Stock. 16 Posts . Regular Price $150.00 Sale Price … If you want to talk pure numbers, it looks like the 9mm has the most advantages all the way around, at least with technology where it is at today. By entering your e-mail you consent to subscribe to my newsletter. Aside from its great handling characteristics, the PX4 series guns make use of clever engineering to enhance functionality. A flat shooting, accurate DA/SA gun with a very good trigger, and one that features more modularity and easier servicing than its better known 92 series cousins, with triggers, mag and slide releases, safeties and more all being easily swapped out for different components. Contract Manufacturing Contract Manufacturing. as a defensive round. expect from newer handguns, it is nonetheless an excellent pistol. These grips will also fit the Para p14 LDA if you remove the small side tabs. There is just no other way around it, these guns are big, and when more and more people are carrying concealed and the pendulum on best practices is swinging back from emphasizing raw shooting, or combative performance to emphasizing comfort, 24/7 availability and true concealment these guns can feel like dinosaurs, or at least as big as one! The Glock 21 is the perfect pistol for big-bore Glock fans, or anyone who wants a base to build out their own customized widebody .45 with little fuss and fretting over the procurement and fitting of parts. This makes training and practice more expensive, often for little practical benefit. The Rock Island Armory Double Stacked 1911 Magazine is a standard factory replacement magazine. Good luck, Nelson But, if you are a die-hard leather aficionado they are still viable though they take more upkeep and maintenance. Each Rock series 1911 includes upgraded rear sights with front sight options depending on model choice. I wanted this model but the extra expense of the mags and not knowing how thick the grip was deterred me for now. The .45 Storm was $34.97. Leather loses tension or suppleness and when it wears out can deform dangerously, potentially impinging upon the trigger of the pistol. Those .45’s arguably culminated in the monstrously huge but much beloved (among civilians, anyway) USSOCOM pistol, the Mk23. This may make carrying the pistol aggravating for some depending on holster, location and so on. One, among guns of the same model, the .45 versions are often more expensive, easily explained by their typically larger dimensions and greater mass. All that aside, the 97B is an excellent handgun and almost criminally underrated, like many of CZ’s firearms. This is doubly true for double-stack guns, of which there is a much smaller pool of what I would judge builders of duty-grade guns. The Rock Island Armory 1911 A-2 17 round 22TCM or 9mm double stack factory magazine with a blued finish 54180. M&P .45 sub Kimber cuztom II 2Tone .45 full size. like you are holding a fence post with a trigger stuck on it. 1911 Double Stack RIA - Hi-Caps, TCM Para - P14,P16, P18. 609 Posts . I'm looking at a RIA Double stack 45. The magazines have the standard flat base plate. instructive: whatever users think about it, or the 9mm, they have Ten of them, to be precise. Deliver the goods? I need to make a CORRECTION. Rock Island Armory factory GI Trigger for double stack 1911-A2. Discussion ... High capacity on a 1911 platform with a great trigger and reliable so far . That does not mean you should disqualify them, but it also doesn’t mean you should pick one as a de facto choice just because it launches big pills in abundance. H&K has for a while been highly respected as providers of military-grade firearms, and that reputation precedes them with the HK45CT. Ever a safety conscious company, even with the passing of notoriously liability conscious founder Bill Ruger, the SR 45’s trigger is a little longer and little heavier than most of its competitors. That’s why we build so much value into our products. Whatever new advancements in bullet technology have taken place, none of them have made the .45 truly obsolete. double-stack .45 pistols on the market today. But reloading would be the best way to stay in those shells. The aero survival rifle now has a 460 Rowland barrel for it and accepts glock mags and it’s not hard to put the extenders on those to add capacity. 1911 Double Stack RIA - Hi-Caps, TCM Para - P14,P16, P18. Truly if the only thing keeping you from owning a modern, double-stack .45 pistol is the size of the grip you will have that excuse no longer! fire it, with all controls being generous enough for sure activation, Greg Cote, LLC Rock Island Armory 1911 A-2 17 RD 22TCM or 9mm factory 54180 [ARMSCOR 54180] - PLEASE CLICK, SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM AND ENTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN THEY ARE BACK IN STOCK. Kydex may crack or break if it takes a particularly harsh impact. So for their next generation of handguns, H&K took what worked well and was liked from the USP’s and scrapped what was poorly received. The 97B holds 10 rounds of .45 within its elegantly sculpted frame. Quick View. Our test pistol, serial number NHDS0128, came out of the box weighing 36.05 ounces without a magazine. The End. Gun #: 900642742. Your email address will not be published. Like the Glock above, S&W’s M&P’s need almost no introduction for shooters. Why throw the baby out with the bath water? releases and mag releases. Accurate, and very soft shooting, the CZ 97B is a throwback to a time when steel ruled the roost and big bullets were the choice for serious shooters, and it still acquits itself with distinction today. Click here for more details on Team Armscor. Being that it uses a double-stack magazine in.45 ACP, the BBR 3.10 has a … Each Rock series 1911 … The M&P45 still features the ambidextrous slide releases and reversible mag release found on other M&P’s and also has as an option a manual thumb safety in an ideal location, much the same in size, shape and feel as a 1911’s. This is curious as the gun has found widespread success and adoption for its greater qualities worldwide, and only recently thanks to the efforts of Ernest Langdon is the platform starting to garner recognition. Magnum Research is best known for cranking out ridiculously huge handguns chambering equally huge cartridges, most infamous among them being their Desert Eagle and BFR lines. The PX4 series as a whole is a minor oddity in the U.S., where it is typically greeted with a “huh” more than anything. Considering that just like a CZ-75 the slide runs inside the rails on the frame it does sit a little lower to the hand, making actuation somewhat easier. Click here for more details on each series. design and lacks some of the modern conveniences we have come to the merits of the 9mm over the .45 ACP, but aside from being done to normal versions feature a flush barrel and black frame. A very low bore axis helps tame the stout recoil of high-performance .45 loads. You left out the one that’s worked for over 100 years in single stack, and I’ll bet the same will be true of other double stacks: The Model of 1911. Now well over 100 This was in 2007 before all of this was widespread, and the niche success of the Roland Special made MRDS’d and comped handguns cool for the masses. Is that a disadvantage? were young: hurl a big chunk of lead at the recipient. The Rock series is Rock Island Armory’s most well-optioned line of 1911 pistols built in the traditional 70 series design with the addition of next level upgrades. Legal for USPSA Single Stack Division! Don’t be fooled into passing this one up just because it is named similarly to its jumbo-sized and ostentatious stablemate; as befits a gun derived from the legendarily awesome CZ-75 the Baby Eagle is a nice pistol, reliable and a good shooter, and it is made even better by modern enhancements like re-profiled safety levers and improved ergonomics. I don’t love 1911 and more germane to the article is most 1911’s don’t love their owners; for what they can accomplish, 1911’s are too expensive, far harder to maintain and ‘smith, and more problematic than modern designs. Beretta’s rotary barreled PX4 series are excellent pistols that are a love letter of sorts to Beretta’s earlier designs. They can be used with the Springer Precision extended … for effectiveness and success that has changed little since firearms between pistol rounds being damn near neck and neck when modern So as far as I am concerned, if you absolutely must have a .45, go with my blessing, so long as you get a good one. Smith & Wesson delivered in a big way with the M&P 45, pistol only slightly larger in proportion than its older siblings. duty variant) can be had with a tan frame and extended barrel, the View product More Rock Island 1911 Shoulder holsters Magazine Pouches for Rock Island 1911 ... Rock Island 1911 is a kind of gun that can be holstered in any holster. Our 1911 plugs and screws do not fit this model. Rock Island M 1911 GI Standard Pistol - Fixed, low profile sights and traditional smooth slim design are perfect for quick pull holster use. clambering for more, it was only a matter of time before they turned Bronze finished slide. The XD pistols have grown into several sub families, each offering a different spin on these wildly popular handguns. A beavertail gr… The TAC series is Rock Island Armory’s most versatile, all-around 1911 and includes precise engineering elements built with every tactical advantage and choice you could want. I did check the FAQ regarding double stack 1911 frame/mag compatibility, and Armscor / Rock Island isnt listed. Quick View. I will never SPAM you. If you prefer highly Click here for more details on our full line of ammunition. My friend who is an FFL and orders through Jerry’s Sport Center gave me one of his ordering catalogs. Kydex is stronger and thinner than leather, and modern holster designers take maximum advantage of this material’s unique characteristics for holster making to crank out some incredibly comfortable and ergonomic designs. I assert that the 1911 is an enthusiast’s pistol at this point: the sun has almost completely set on it as a duty/defensive pistol. $24.95. This design does much to help assure feeding reliability, especially with big bullets like our favorite .45 ACP. It is made of steel and is made to Armscor/Rock Island Armory specifications and tolerances, using the same manufacturing and materials as the original equipment magazines, ensuring perfect fit and operation. ... some light scuffing on metal and grips. As always, context is everything. For sure. If you were going to try to conceal the thing, especially inside the waistband, double-especially if you have to really conceal it to prevent serious social, legal or potentially lethal consequences, it is a really big deal. Capacity is 10 rounds, and the revised grip is a big improvement over past iterations. single action mode if you desire. Additional information. At least, it took a hit if you did not want to be coping with a comically oversized grip resulting from a big double stack magazine stuffed to bursting with .45 goodness. The largest in Ruger’s new flagship series of polymer striker-fired of semi-auto pistols, the SR 45 is still one of the slimmest double stack .45’s around, and one that is a worthy heir to the example set by the now retired P97. Fits USPSA and IDPA boxes. The Rock Island Armory Double Stacked 1911 Magazine is a standard factory replacement magazine. gun for you. You might not be able to find a holster for them at your local gun shop, but a little searching online from any of the usual suspects should turn up several satisfactory options. Mec-Gar 9mm/38Super 17rd Blue Para USA P18/Rock Island Doublestack 1911 Magazine Rating Required Select Rating 1 star (worst) 2 stars 3 stars (average) 4 stars 5 stars (best) 502 Posts . This is achieved by way of counterclockwise rifling in the barrel. My readers know I am 51453 4806015514534 1563 Rock Island Armory 1911 "GI Blued DOUBLE STACK" CALIFORNIA LEGAL - .45 Your e-mail is 100% safe. For Gun Make: Colt. OUT OF STOCK (213) Rock Island Armory Rock Standard FS Tac .45 ACP 5 8+1 Black Rub. The model we are talking about is the classic, striker-fired XD, chambered in .45 ACP. Second, .45 ACP ammo is expensive, significantly more than 9mm. 1 Image(s) Armscor Rock Island … Anybody know what platform they used for their 1911A2 style guns? Even among top-tier builders, finding trouble-free magazines is a challenge. Ambidextrous magazine releases and both striker and chamber status indicators round out the package containing a generous 13 rounds of .45 within the ergonomic grip. Depends on your perspective and your purpose. The XD is not my favorite of the striker fired guns, as I have found their durability and reliability to be a little lacking compared to its two biggest competitors, but many people like them and they are pretty solid guns, with little doubt. Also, leather can wear out far faster than kydex. A cold hammer forged barrel in all variants guarantees a long-lived barrel with plenty of accuracy potential. There is a post several pages down that mentions other mags you can use. Those quibbles aside, though, let no man say he feels under-armed when he is packing a pistol chambering America’s fighting handgun cartridge, especially if it is one of the ones on this list. The FNX-45 can be had in black or tan, with an optional Tactical trim that adds a threaded barrel with thread protector, suppressor height night sights, and a slide milled for direct mounting of an MRDS. FITS Para P14-45, Para P16-40 & Para P18-9MM ONLY. If you’re running a gun openly, in competition or just as a nightstand piece for home or self-defense it probably does not matter one iota. Related. It is made of steel and is made to Armscor/Rock Island Armory specifications and tolerances, using the same manufacturing and materials as the original equipment magazines, … Rock Island Armory 1911 GI Standard FS .45 ACP 5" 8+1 CA Compli. Your holster is part of a system, not just something to carry the pistol in, and you will neglect it at your own peril. manual safety lever that allows you to safely carry the pistol in Browning 1911-22 Browning 1911-22. But most noteworthy of all on our list is the fact that Walther achieved a grip circumference that is identical to the 9mm version even though it packs in an astonishing 12+1 rounds of .45 ACP. In this article, Double Shoulder Holster System. Pack something that brings true heat. The M&P45 includes all of the features that make the M&P line so good and simply does so chambered in our favorite round, the .45 ACP. The HK45CT is one of the smallest and yet most capable double stack .45’s in the world, offering an ideal blend of performance, shootability and ruggedness that hardly any other handguns in its category can match. For them, the premier cartridge the reigning champ and undisputed king of calibers for semi-auto pistols is the venerable, legendary .45 ACP.