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If you're a fan of the 1911, then here is a handgun rarely touted in the press, but has a solid reputation for being one of the most affordable, reliable and well made entry level 1911's on the market.

But don't let the price fool you into thinking it's cheaply made.

Affectionately referred to as "The Rock" among owners, the Rock Island Armory Rock Standard FS is a full size 1911 made from 4140 ordnance grade steel with a 5" hammer forged barrel.

In addition, each pistol is backed by a lifetime warranty.

Rock Island Armory handguns are designed and manufactured in the Philippines by parent company Armscor, but actually may be even more loyal to the original 1911 template than most anything currently made here in the USA.

Armscor can trace its roots back to the year 1911 with Squires Bingham & Co. During the Japanese invasion and occupation of the Philippines during WWII, the company was forced to shut down-- reopening again in 1952 under the Armscor banner.

The Rock Island Armory Rock Standard FS is built around the original 1911A1 format, which is often referred to as a Series '70 firing system.

Many 1911 purists will be pleased to know that the pistol does contain either a firing pin or hammer drop safety typically adapted from the Colt Series '80 firing system.

With ambidextrous wide paddles, the thumb safety is positive and disengages easily.

The grip safety is an upswept, high ride beavertail configuration that allows the operator to get closer to the bore axis, thus minimizing felt recoil - while also greatly reducing the risk of getting slide bite.

In addition, the hammer is a skeletonized, low mass design that has been paired with a crisp skeletonized trigger.

Not only does this tandem reduce lock time for improved performance, but the trigger pull itself is butter smooth.

The gun features combat style, low profile, snag- free sights and when properly lined up, are extremely accurate and get on target relatively well.

While some argue its degree of effectiveness is negligible and just for show, many shooters nevertheless consider the gun's full length guide a necessity for improving reliability and accuracy.


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Category Guns
Caliber 45 ACP
Manufacturer SKU 51447
UPC 4806015514473
Condition New
Model Rock
Capacity 8
Frame Material Steel
Grips Black Rubber
Manufacturer Rock Island Armory
Sight Configuration Fixed
Slide Description Black Parkerized
Type Pistol
Restrictions State restrictions do not allow shipping of this product to WA

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