Rock Island Armory 1911 series

The Rock Island Armory 1911 series is a product line of single-action recoil operated semi-automatic pistols. They are designed and manufactured by Armscor in Marikina, Philippines, and distributed in the United States by Armscor USA, located in Pahrump, Nevada.

RIA (Rock Island Armory) 1911s are clones of the US Military G.I. M1911-A1, the standard issue US Service pistol from 1911 to 1985. Most RIA models are targeted for the low-end price point of the 1911 pistol market and are basic entry level MIL-SPEC versions of the 1911, however, the RIA Tactical, Compact, and Match models offer additional semi-custom high end features. The Compact model features a skeletonized hammer and beavertail grip safety while the Tactical model also adds a target-grade hammer and trigger as well as an ambidextrous safety, and enhanced contrast combat sights. Armscor is an ISO 9001 certified-compliant company which manufactures Rock Island pistols using CNC (Computer Numerical Control) equipment. RIA 1911 series pistols are constructed of 4140 chromoly steel with a cast frame, and are available in .45 ACP, 10mm Auto, .40 S&W, .38 Super, 9mm Luger, and .22 TCM chamberings.

Rock Island Armory 1911 series
Class Manportable
Type Handguns
Manufacturer Armscor (Philippines)
Origin Philippines
Country Name Origin Year
Philippines 1911
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Philippines View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Armscor (Philippines) View

Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin  Philippines
Production history
Manufacturer Armscor
Variants FS
A2 Hi-capacity
Weight 38.4 ounces (1.09 kg)
Length 7¾ in (197 mm)
Barrel length 5 in (127 mm)
Width 1.5 in (38 mm)
Height 5.45 in (138 mm)
Caliber .45 ACP
10mm Auto
.40 S&W
.38 Super
9 mm Luger
.22 TCM
Action semi-automatic, single action
Feed system 8 round magazine (FS model)
Sights fixed G.I. (FS model)

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