Rock Island Armory 1911 GI

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Summary: The description, specs, photos, pricing and user ratings for the Rock Island Armory 1911 GI pistols.

Manufacturer’s Description

The parkerized finish.

The Rock Island Armory 1911 GI is a full-size 1911-style pistol built on a steel frame and chambered in .45 ACP, 9mm or .38 Super. Features include:

Note: Rock Island Armory imports its version of these pistols from Armscor. The Armscor version carries polymer grips and the Armscor logo.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Width Height Weight
.45 ACP, .38 Super, 9mm 8+1 5″ 8.5″ n/a n/a 39.52 oz.

The nickel finish.


MSRP: $500–$591



Posted in $251-$500, $501-$750, .38 Super, .45 ACP, 1911, 9mm, Full size, Rock Island Armory, Semiauto • • Top Of Page

2 Responses to “Rock Island Armory 1911 GI”

Comment from Don Dippel
Time November 29, 2011 at 9:35 am

Have had the nickel plated one for a while and think it is a good value. I don’t go for the over accessorized versions of the 1911, especially the extended beaver tail. This is a good shooting and great looking 1911. Probably the only thing it needs is a checkered grip.

Comment from SSG Thomas Anderson USASF
Time September 11, 2012 at 1:32 am

I bought this pistol as a base platform to upgrade and learn to work on my handguns. But I must admit, it surprised the holy heck out of me. In my profession, I have handled a large number of pistols and especially 1911s from a variety of custom manufacturers. I have to admit that the Rock Island FSGI is as good as any of them. It had a solid 4 pound trigger right out of the box. I just did a little polishing of the feed ramp and now it even eats JHP ammo as anyone who handles 1911s know, can be problemmatic in some models. This little RI FSGI model has been depenable as heck. It is by far the most true to form 1911 I have ever handled. Rock Island did a fantastic job on this weapon.

As a personal preference, I installed a beavertail grip safety, skeletonized trigger, slim grips, and some better sights. And I use it more than my other high end 1911s. It has a better trigger pull than my buddy’s kimber and springfield.

Not one FTF/FTE! Highly recommended. With a little tweaking, these little guns are numero uno!

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