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#1 OFFLINE   license2carry

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Posted Aug. 02 2007 - 10:16 PM

ok maybe its not a kimber but this could be a cost saving way for a poor guy like to have a 1911 in 10mm anyone else what do you guys think


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Posted Aug. 02 2007 - 10:26 PM

They lack fit and finish. Something you can easily remedy. There are very strong well made guns though and would make a great base gun for a 10mm project


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Posted Aug. 03 2007 - 12:32 AM

They lack fit and finish. Something you can easily remedy. There are very strong well made guns though and would make a great base gun for a 10mm project


The Rock Island assembly should be seen as a "diamond in the rough." Taken to a competent gunsmith, assembled with the proper spring setup (read: a 22 lb recoil spring, an extra strength mainspring and an extra strength firing pin spring)accompanied by a stainless steel flat-bottoned firing pin stop from EGW.

If these "remedies" are included with a "match" barrel and tight bushing, along with a hi-rise beavertail and some Heine sights, you should have all the elements of a kick-arse pistol! (It won't matter if it is a Series 70 or Series 80 setup.) It should provide better than miniute of "bad guy" accuracy.

Just remember to change the springs regularly (every 2500-3000 rounds.) Your pistol should outlast YOU!

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Posted Aug. 03 2007 - 09:48 PM

LICENSE2CARRY, I concur with Gunfans apt appraisal of the 'Rock Island Line', almost sounds like a song. I am not sure, what a 10mm from the 'Rock', is going for now. But; adherents, like Sheriff Jim Wilson, tout Rock's QC, and accuracy in the 1911 production platform. It would be interesting to see a 10mm shoot-off with a Wilson, Springfield, and Rock with equivalent refinements. Here is the link to Rock's webpage:

http://www.rockriverarms.com/

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Posted Aug. 04 2007 - 01:02 AM

Yep Rocks are the Norincos of they new millennium.


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Posted Aug. 04 2007 - 11:03 AM

Yep Rocks are the Norincos of they new millennium.


That is a fine analogical "paralell" to Jan Libourel's assesment of the old Norinco imports. In fact, Jan once stated in an article, after building his Custom .45 ACP on a Norinco frame, he wouldnt trade it for one of the 'newer' Colts! That speaks quite highly of the Chinese frames, if you ask me!

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Posted Sep. 01 2007 - 08:50 PM

Please do not confuse Rock Island with Rock River Arms. Rock River Arms makes very good stuff in the good old USA while the other does not.


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Posted Sep. 02 2007 - 12:13 PM

True Rock River is made here in ILL. FOR NOW!

But they make the Kimbers look cheap so I don't think anyone is or will get them confused.


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Posted Sep. 02 2007 - 08:12 PM

Please do not confuse Rock Island with Rock River Arms. Rock River Arms makes very good stuff in the good old USA while the other does not.


There is nothing wrong with the RIA line of 1911 pistols.


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