The 1911 is one of the most popular handguns in American history. That's why we developed the RIA ROCK Series: Rock Island Armory's most well optioned line of 1911 pistols built in the traditional 70 series design. With 16 different options to choose from, the ROCK Series meets the demands of every style of shooter.Read More
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Whether you’re shopping at a physical location or online, you’ll find numerous brands and types of ammunition. Outside of caliber differences, ammo also varies between the materials used in the casing, bullet, the amount of powder used. Sometimes guns are finicky with certain types of ammo. For example, a gun might not feed hollow points (HP) as reliably as full metal jacket (FMJ) rounds.
A good gun will run any ammo you feed it (as long as it’s the right caliber of course!) but some ammunition serves some purposes better than others. If you need help cutting through the fog, here’s what you need to know when selecting ammo.Read More
If you’ve ever gone shopping for a 1911 or any kind of gun, you know how expensive they can get. You might ask yourself if one 1911 is really different from another.
How much of that cost goes into the name on the side as opposed to the build quality and features? These are especially important questions to ask if you’re shopping for a 1911 pistol on a budget.
We can help you find answers to these questions with a few shopping tips.Read More
Shooters who enjoy a simple gun without any frills—turn back now because it’s time to get tactical. We’ll be diving into what makes a 1911 tactical and well-suited for those yearning for something beyond basic.
Here are the primary aspects of the ideal tactical 1911.Read More
The 10mm cartridge doesn’t have the same level of popularity as the 9mm or 45ACP, but it’s managed to stick around. In fact, the round has won the hearts of quite a few lately. It’s no surprise to see people asking for various handguns to be chambered in 10mm. It’s a big pistol round that has a respectable amount of zip behind it. (We can’t blame you for wanting one.)
As a matter of fact, we have a few existing options you should take a look at.Read More
A part of being a responsible gun owner is knowing how your gun operates—and the various parts involved. The 1911 isn’t overly complicated, and operating it is quite simple. You may already know the basics of the essential parts.
But for those new to the platform, here’s the rundown.Read More
If you're breaking into the world of shooting and plan to spend many weekends at the range, you might be wondering which caliber is right for you. Calibers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and picking a favorite can be a difficult task. Some make for better regular use than others. This is due to a variety of reasons, such as cost or recoil.
That said, we broke out a few solid options for the shooting weekend warrior.Read More
Everyone’s got to start somewhere. Whether you’re new to guns, pistols or just the 1911 platform as a whole, there are a few things to look for when buying—and we can help you out.
Here are some great options to fulfill your newfound love of the 1911 platform.Read More