Rock Island Armory 1911 - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Firearms Discussion Discussion of all types of firearms.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 43 Old 01-19-2009, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
sikktruk01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: murfreesboro TN.
Posts: 885
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Rock Island Armory 1911

Anyone have any experience with these pistols. I've been searching for a cheap beater .45 to carry and have read some good reviews about these and It's hard to beat the price.

Any advice/input ?

platinum edition F250 crewcab, 7.3 powerstroke,8 inch fabtech, 37x13.5x20 kumho m/t, 20x10 A/R teflon thug,6 FOX shocks and stabilizer, stainless toolbox, line-x, 4 inch exhaust, AEM intake, wicked wheel, Dp-tuner, Autometer C2 Gauges, kenwood in dash TV/DVD with navigation, sirius, bluetooth and back up camera, infinity and JL audio speakers, PPI amp, 08 diff cover, braided brake lines, onboard air w/ train horns,E-Z down tailgate

sikktruk01 is offline  
post #2 of 43 Old 01-20-2009, 01:28 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 202
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Not sure what your price range is but there are several companies offering "basic" 1911 pattern 45's. Springfield Armory has a GI version, Taurus has a good looking model. Even Para Ordnance is coming out with a no frills "Expert" model I wouldn't mind having. I have a friend with a Rock Island gun and it seemed to function just fine. Would you be able to shoot it before buying?

2003 7.3L
NRA Sticker on back window
Missing muffler mod
Potential by Ford...
6.0 Trans cooler now installed.


“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” Ben Franklin, 1759
mjkten is offline  
post #3 of 43 Old 01-20-2009, 03:08 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
scheidt27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,726
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
IVe read alot of good things about them. On another note, not too many gunsmiths will touch them if you want to do any custom work to them if that tells you anything. I myslef would do with a Springfield GI or Mil Spec and if you decide to upgrade anything you have a great base gun. IF you can find a used NM serial numbered Springfield it will be made in the USA and not in Brazil and will have NO made in Brazil markings on it like the others will. Look at Whittaker Guns's website. You can get Springfield GI's or Mil Specs for dirt cheap new. The STI you may have to dig around to find, but alot of people swear this is the bestt $600 1911. I myslef am partial to Dan Wesson 1911's but they are a bit more on the spendy side, but definitely worth it. The fit and finish is top notch on these, and built with alot of custom parts. They make a great Commander Bobotail for carry, but they are around 1k. I just bought a Valor and its real sweet but that was even more. Check out 1911Forum.com - 1911 news, reviews, and more! There is a wealth of knowledge over thee about all things 1911, thats if you didnt know about it already.

2002 F250
Beans Diesel Performance Tunes
All Supporting Mods

Last edited by scheidt27; 01-20-2009 at 03:32 AM.
scheidt27 is offline  
post #4 of 43 Old 01-20-2009, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
sikktruk01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: murfreesboro TN.
Posts: 885
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thanks for the advice fellas, I'm not all that familiar with pistols.I grew up hunting deer and birds.
I'll ask around on that website. Maybe i can find a good deal on a decent .45

platinum edition F250 crewcab, 7.3 powerstroke,8 inch fabtech, 37x13.5x20 kumho m/t, 20x10 A/R teflon thug,6 FOX shocks and stabilizer, stainless toolbox, line-x, 4 inch exhaust, AEM intake, wicked wheel, Dp-tuner, Autometer C2 Gauges, kenwood in dash TV/DVD with navigation, sirius, bluetooth and back up camera, infinity and JL audio speakers, PPI amp, 08 diff cover, braided brake lines, onboard air w/ train horns,E-Z down tailgate

sikktruk01 is offline  
post #5 of 43 Old 01-20-2009, 01:58 PM
Premium Member

 
Goose350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 13,271
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
How much are you wanting to spend? New or Used?

The Mullet Mod
Stock 2005 F-350 4x4
*Afe Intake
*4" TB Exhaust
*Scangauge
*SCT
*Bulletproof Diesel oil bypass
*Bulletproof Diesel water pump
*Tuned FICM
Goose350 is offline  
post #6 of 43 Old 01-20-2009, 02:04 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 202
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
One more thought-are you set on a 1911 pattern 45? Although I like my Colt very much, I wouldn't mind trying a S&W M&P 45, or a Springfield XD, or even a Glock, all available in 45acp, and maybe in an action style more suited to someone who is not an avid pistol shooter. A 1911 takes some dedicated practice to manage safely, even though it is easy to shoot well.

2003 7.3L
NRA Sticker on back window
Missing muffler mod
Potential by Ford...
6.0 Trans cooler now installed.


“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” Ben Franklin, 1759
mjkten is offline  
post #7 of 43 Old 01-20-2009, 02:19 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
460+'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Liberty,In
Posts: 767
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ive got a Glock .40 and it shoots good, small frame and seems to have some pop. I only paid $450 w/3 boxes of ammo.

99 F350 4x4 dually
7.3 w/K&N af
4" exh into 6" Aussies stacks
4"lift &35" tires
CC mod HP crossover line
Beans stage II 120hp injectors
D66 turbo
ITP regulated return
reburn on TS= 25,high idle,60,100,120,140hp
updated ecm (2000 model)
Dyno#'s 360hp and 965 ft lbs trq
460+ is offline  
post #8 of 43 Old 01-20-2009, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
sikktruk01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: murfreesboro TN.
Posts: 885
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goose350 View Post
How much are you wanting to spend? New or Used?
sup Grayson, I'm just looking for a cheap/reliable carry gun. I really like the 1911 style but i'm open to any decent deal as long as it's a .45

what is that in your avatar ?

platinum edition F250 crewcab, 7.3 powerstroke,8 inch fabtech, 37x13.5x20 kumho m/t, 20x10 A/R teflon thug,6 FOX shocks and stabilizer, stainless toolbox, line-x, 4 inch exhaust, AEM intake, wicked wheel, Dp-tuner, Autometer C2 Gauges, kenwood in dash TV/DVD with navigation, sirius, bluetooth and back up camera, infinity and JL audio speakers, PPI amp, 08 diff cover, braided brake lines, onboard air w/ train horns,E-Z down tailgate

sikktruk01 is offline  
post #9 of 43 Old 01-20-2009, 04:36 PM
Emergency Services
 
ford99PSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: tehachapi, CA
Posts: 2,545
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
here ya go! best handgun i have ever shot.




Springfield XD .45.

i thinks it feels alot better than the glock when you shoot it and the grip seems to fit alot better to me.

[CENTER]Joe Eastwood EMT-B,1999 CC SB PSD F-350,7.3L,240,000mi, too poor for all the mods, but i manage If your passing through my neck of the woods let me know j.eastwood@vzw.blackberry.net
ford99PSD is offline  
post #10 of 43 Old 01-20-2009, 04:37 PM
Premium Member

 
Goose350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 13,271
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by sikktruk01 View Post
sup Grayson, I'm just looking for a cheap/reliable carry gun. I really like the 1911 style but i'm open to any decent deal as long as it's a .45

what is that in your avatar ?
Its a Glock 23 which is a .40 and I might be getting it this weekeng but im having second thoughts now. I kind of want a 9mm now since I will be shooting alot and 9mm ammo is cheaper. Look on Gunbroker.com You might find a good deal on there

The Mullet Mod
Stock 2005 F-350 4x4
*Afe Intake
*4" TB Exhaust
*Scangauge
*SCT
*Bulletproof Diesel oil bypass
*Bulletproof Diesel water pump
*Tuned FICM
Goose350 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome