Of the very many in the market, I have selected and field tested my Top 8 for Concealed Carry and wanted to share my opinions and evaluations of them with you. I own a Rock Island Armory GI 1911, love the gun, hate the sights. Rock Island M 1911 GI Standard Pistol - Fixed, low profile sights and traditional smooth slim design are perfect for quick pull holster use. Rock Island 380797 1911 380 ACP Rock Island Baby Rock 7rd Stain $ 25.26 (2) ARMSCOR MAGAZINE JJ 1911 45ACP $ 23.86. The Rock series is one of our most well-optioned lines of 1911 pistols built in the traditional 70 series design with the addition of next level upgrades. The new Cerakote models (shown) provide an attractive finish, but more importantly, the most durable protection against … It is also arguable that Rock Island has added some subtle improvements in their 1911 design. Photo by Aaron Walton Build Quality A durable parkerized finish gives it a tough, smooth, non-reflective surface. Built to true Series 70 design, Rock Island Armory has the most well-built and versatile 1911s available today at a price point that is not achieved by any other manufacturer. Too small in my opinion. These M-1911 semi-autos pack a lot of extra features without the extra price. Rock Island 1911 may not be the original M1911, but it’s not far off either. For concealed carry, I transitioned from a .45 ACP 1911 to the more controllable (9mm gives less movement to help my accuracy) and more concealable 1911 sub-compact, single-stack in 9mm. Free FedEx Option* (0) RIA 54171 1911 Magazine 14RD 45ACP Blued $ 21.20 (1) Rock Island Armory Magazine 1911XT .22LR 10rd $ 19.94 (253) Rock Island Armory 1911 GI Standard FS .45 ACP 5" 8+1 CA Compli Smooth wood grips offer comfort in both feel and design. One of the most prominent examples of a budget 1911 is the Rock Island Armory (RIA) 1911. In the end, the Rock Island 1911’s are all about price. Compacts are available in .45 ACP or 9mm. Out of all the different variations, Rock Island 1911 is the closest you will get to the timeless M1911. The Rock Island Standard FS 1911 comes in at a very reasonable price for a gun that looks and feels like a Colt 1911. I wouldn’t imagine that anyone would ever consider carrying it. The A1 isn’t a match grade target pistol. The rear is dovetailed so that won't be a problem to replace, but the front sight is (as most of you probably know) a small bit of metal welded on. Citadel M-1911 Available through Legacy Sports, the Citadel M-1911 is comes in full size or compact sizes with wood or Hogue synthetic grips. Each firearm is built using 4140 Ordnance steel and engineered using the latest CNC machines. The barrel is 4.25” long, and the overall capacity is eight rounds. These pistols are commonly available in the $400 to $500 range, or around half the price of a Colt. Fun Gun Reviews Presents: Rock Island Armory 1911 CS Ultra Tactical 45 ACP Pistol Review and dis-assembly. 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