What You Should Know About the ROCK Series


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.

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Part of the beauty of the ROCK Series is the sheer number of options you have to pick from. Here are a few of the biggest choices:

Standard VS Ultra

This is the first decision you need to make when picking your ROCK Series firearm. Standard ROCK Series firearms generally come equipped with standard sights, rubber grips and are usually lower capacity. Ultra firearms generally come with higher capacity, fiber-optic sights and G10 grips. 

Pick Your Size

The Standard and Ultra pistols in the ROCK Series come in three different sizes: Compact Size (CS), Medium Size (MS) and Full Size (FS). Compact ROCK Series 1911s make for great concealed carry options. Concealed carry not your thing? The full size and medium size options have got you covered. 


Once you know what model and size you want, it's time to look at what you're shooting. Depending upon the gun, ROCK Series pistols come in 9MM, 10MM, 45 ACP and 40 S&W. 

With so many options and configurations, the ROCK Series is certain to have the 1911 to meet your shooting needs—whether you're looking for the smallest gun or the biggest bang. Check out the RIA ROCK Series page to find the gun that best suits your needs. 

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