Rock Island 1911 build/ personalization

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Rock Island 1911 build/ personalization

Postby 2500hdon37s » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:18 pm

Bought my self my first handgun last summer, Its a Compact/ officer's model Rock Island 1911. I figured it needed a little pimping and a little better fine tuning. I polished a few parts and got a couple of aftermarket drop in parts! I polished the trigger bow, feed ramp, barrel, hammer sides, and the sear/ disconnect. I also painted the tips of my sights white with a steel marker.

The upgrade parts I installed are-
Houge wrap around grips (much better than the wood!)
Wolff recoil spring
Cylinder & Slide sear/ leaf spring (reduced the trigger pull by 1lb! trigger pull is now 3.6lbs)
Wilson Combat hex head grip screws (stupid factory slotted screws)
Also got a spare Chip McCormick mag.
I also plan to get a new mainspring housing with a mag well soon.

day I got it-
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the upgrades-
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Apart for le upgrades-
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painted sights-
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Finished product-
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Re: Rock Island 1911 build/ personalization

Postby ctdeathfrombelow » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:24 am

Looks good! Can't beat those RIAs, and no, not just for the price. They are solid.
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Re: Rock Island 1911 build/ personalization

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:02 am

ctdeathfrombelow wrote:Looks good! Can't beat those RIAs, and no, not just for the price. They are solid.

I've only got 200rds or so through it so far, but its a great gun! I also know a few other guys who have them, and they love them too!

This also sprung us (my brother and I) to start reloading .45acp
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Re: Rock Island 1911 build/ personalization

Postby War Wagon » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:11 pm

Looks nice..... :bow: :bow:
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Re: Rock Island 1911 build/ personalization

Postby FCI90 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:20 pm

Gotta love the 1911 ive got a parkerized Springfield only about 200 rnds And love it... Good job

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Re: Rock Island 1911 build/ personalization

Postby 2500hdon37s » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:07 pm

War Wagon wrote:Looks nice..... :bow: :bow:

Thanks! I'm really impressed with it for a lower end/ entry 1911!
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Re: Rock Island 1911 build/ personalization

Postby 2500hdon37s » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:09 pm

FCI90 wrote:Gotta love the 1911 ive got a parkerized Springfield only about 200 rnds And love it... Good job

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Those Springfields are really nice!

I'd like to get a few parts of my 870 Parkerized.... my boss man just got a bigger Parkerizing tank! :yes:
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Re: Rock Island 1911 build/ personalization

Postby SPatrick » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:43 am

Sweet looking piece!!! I was really considering one last year, but with with an xds 45 instead. Think that RI will be my next gun, maybe after tax season.

Would love to see a pic of the parkerized springfield if you get a chance FCI90
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Re: Rock Island 1911 build/ personalization

Postby FCI90 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:54 pm

Sorry it took so long i forgot about it Image

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Re: Rock Island 1911 build/ personalization

Postby SPatrick » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:36 pm

Nice!!! Love those guns.
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Re: Rock Island 1911 build/ personalization

Postby FCI90 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:45 pm

Ya its a sweet gun

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