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38 Super Fan
07-19-2010, 11:58
I myself love Rock Rivers, I looked for months for one on Gunbroker and GunsAmerica but no luck, the ones offered were just too expensive for used guns. Then I found a dealer who actually knows the guys that started RRA and he got me one straight from Rock River with no wait.:wow: I was totally surprised because every other dealer I spoke to said they couldn't get them at all. He told me if I knew anyone else who was looking for one to let him know because he should be able to get more.

I thought I'd post this to help anyone who had been looking like me, but was having a tough time finding one. He also said production could fully stop in the next couple months or so, due to a lack of frames. Who knows what then, I don't think they are likely to pick up 1911 production again, which is really too bad because they made one of the best, if not the best 1911 out there. Anyway if you've been looking for one there is hope.

awpk03s
07-19-2010, 12:09
I thought they had already long since stopped making 1911s.

38 Super Fan
07-19-2010, 12:29
I thought they had already long since stopped making 1911s.
Apparently production has been at a trickle for about the past two years, and they were not making large numbers even before that. I think they've only made about 2,200 pistols to date, and they started in 96 I think.

MD357
07-19-2010, 12:48
Apparently production has been at a trickle for about the past two years, and they were not making large numbers even before that. I think they've only made about 2,200 pistols to date, and they started in 96 I think.

They stopped taking orders a long time ago, they are only finishing existing orders.

38 Super Fan
07-19-2010, 13:31
They stopped taking orders a long time ago, they are only finishing existing orders.
Yes you are correct. I think some people give up on their orders though, so those guns have to be sold, then they can be bought without waiting, still a NIB gun from RRA, better than buying an overpriced used one on Gunbroker.

MD357
07-19-2010, 14:15
Yes you are correct. I think some people give up on their orders though, so those guns have to be sold, then they can be bought without waiting, still a NIB gun from RRA, better than buying an overpriced used one on Gunbroker.

From what I have seen, those that are recent production and NIB are WAY overpriced aswell. One can only hope that they start making 1911s again and (sigh) offering frame and slide sets.

bac1023
07-19-2010, 16:43
Apparently production has been at a trickle for about the past two years, and they were not making large numbers even before that. I think they've only made about 2,200 pistols to date, and they started in 96 I think.

I thought that production was just finishing up the orders they already had. :dunno:

bac1023
07-19-2010, 16:44
Yes you are correct. I think some people give up on their orders though, so those guns have to be sold, then they can be bought without waiting, still a NIB gun from RRA, better than buying an overpriced used one on Gunbroker.

OK, I see now :)

samuse
07-19-2010, 17:26
Why the fuss? I had a RRA Custom Carry and it was nice, but not uncommonly nice. I know it was built with good small parts, but cosmetically, I'd say it was between a good Springfield Loaded and TRP. My Les Baer Custom Carry was fitter much better. Much.

bac1023
07-19-2010, 17:38
Why the fuss? I had a RRA Custom Carry and it was nice, but not uncommonly nice. I know it was built with good small parts, but cosmetically, I'd say it was between a good Springfield Loaded and TRP. My Les Baer Custom Carry was fitter much better. Much.

The RRA Limited Match is one of the best 1911s ever built, in my opinion.

Its certainly one of the best I own.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1724s.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1725.jpg

Hokie1911
07-19-2010, 17:43
The RRA Limited Match is one of the best 1911s ever built, in my opinion.

Its certainly one of the best I own.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1724s.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1725.jpg

Love seeing that one. Simply gorgeous. :drool:

bac1023
07-19-2010, 17:48
Love seeing that one. Simply gorgeous. :drool:

Thanks Hokie :)

solomansousana
07-19-2010, 17:48
I have 3 RRA 1911's and I absolutely LOVE them.

Infallible
07-19-2010, 18:09
The RRA Limited Match is one of the best 1911s ever built, in my opinion.

Its certainly one of the best I own.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1724s.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1725.jpg

:crying: Damnit.




Alright 38super would you please send me info on your dealer for RRA 1911's?

NFK
07-19-2010, 18:23
Right up there with Les Baer where the Larson's started.
http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=201016&stc=1&d=1279585124
http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=201017&stc=1&d=1279585124

Neener Neener
07-19-2010, 18:56
38, check your pms.

bac1023
07-19-2010, 19:10
:crying: Damnit.




Alright 38super would you please send me info on your dealer for RRA 1911's?

You wouldn't be disappointed.

I wonder if there are any Limited Matches for sale? That's the one to get. :)


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38 Super Fan
07-19-2010, 19:15
38, check your pms.
Got it.:supergrin:

38 Super Fan
07-19-2010, 19:15
:crying: Damnit.




Alright 38super would you please send me info on your dealer for RRA 1911's?
PM sent

38 Super Fan
07-19-2010, 19:18
The RRA Limited Match is one of the best 1911s ever built, in my opinion.

Its certainly one of the best I own.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1724s.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1725.jpg
Right on Bac...my Basic Limited is the best 1911 I've ever handled, bar none.

bac1023
07-19-2010, 19:22
Right on Bac...my Basic Limited is the best 1911 I've ever handled, bar none.

Yeah, RRA put out a great product. :thumbsup:

drc767
07-19-2010, 19:30
38SF....I sent you a PM. This is seriously interesting!!

Hokie1911
07-19-2010, 19:31
LOL all the usual suspects. Hahahaha.

glock2740
07-19-2010, 19:54
The RRA Limited Match is one of the best 1911s ever built, in my opinion.

Its certainly one of the best I own.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1724s.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1725.jpg
:hearts::hearts::thumbsup:

bac1023
07-19-2010, 19:59
LOL all the usual suspects. Hahahaha.

:rofl:

RRA 1911s always create excitement these days. :supergrin:

38 Super Fan
07-19-2010, 21:33
38SF....I sent you a PM. This is seriously interesting!!
PM sent:upeyes:

samuse
07-20-2010, 06:43
The RRA Limited Match is one of the best 1911s ever built, in my opinion.

Its certainly one of the best I own.


Coming from you, that's sayin' something. Your praise of of your RRA was one of the reasons I bought mine. Maybe they built the Limited Match more carefully than the Carry models.

I was pretty disappointed in mine. You could see daylight between the dustcover and slide, it really showed off the recoil spring. The recoil spring plug tunnel was oversized, so the plug would wobble around in there. Gun functioned 100% and those were the only 2 flaws on it, but they were practically unfixable, so I sold it. And never miss it.

bac1023
07-20-2010, 21:17
Coming from you, that's sayin' something. Your praise of of your RRA was one of the reasons I bought mine. Maybe they built the Limited Match more carefully than the Carry models.

I was pretty disappointed in mine. You could see daylight between the dustcover and slide, it really showed off the recoil spring. The recoil spring plug tunnel was oversized, so the plug would wobble around in there. Gun functioned 100% and those were the only 2 flaws on it, but they were practically unfixable, so I sold it. And never miss it.

That's unfortunate.

The Limited Match was their best model, but they should all be built to the same quality level.

38 Super Fan
07-22-2010, 11:09
If anyone is interested in the Tactical model I found another guy who can definately get one. $2,350 NIB.

Jim in MI
07-23-2010, 06:16
At the 2009 SHOT show I asked them "where are the 1911's?"

They said back then they had a couple of tactical frames left, and would build one up if I wanted.

38 Super Fan
07-28-2010, 11:43
Hi guys, I thought that I'd bump this back up since I had a few inquiries. Doug was finally able to talk with the guys at RRA and heres the E-mail he sent me on what is currently available.

I talked with RRA and they have available to ship 4 5 inch carry guns and also the tactical 5 inch, also the hardballer and the bullseye will be available in the future but no date. the 5 inch carry which is a nice gun would cost $2350.00 plus the shipping and the tactical 5 inch would be $2400.00 plust the shipping. let me know If I can help. Doug

NFK
07-28-2010, 13:26
For what it's worth, I bought a gun from Doug (photos) and he was very easy to deal with and has some good contacts at RRA. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=201567&stc=1&d=1280345102
http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=201568&stc=1&d=1280345102

NFK
07-28-2010, 13:44
Hi guys, I thought that I'd bump this back up since I had a few inquiries. Doug was finally able to talk with the guys at RRA and heres the E-mail he sent me one what is currently available.

I talked with RRA and they have available to ship 4 5 inch carry guns and also the tactical 5 inch, also the hardballer and the bullseye will be available in the future but no date. the 5 inch carry which is a nice gun would cost $2350.00 plus the shipping and the tactical 5 inch would be $2400.00 plust the shipping. let me know If I can help. Doug

I have sent you a PM

38 Super Fan
07-30-2010, 10:59
I just got word yesterday that a Limited Match 38 Super was available. The price is steep, $3300, and apparently this gun is already seeing interest and will likely go fast. I'd buy it myself, but I can't come up with the funds. This is without a doubt one of the best, if not the best Model RRA ever made, garanteed to shoot 1.5" at 50 yards. I'd really like to see someone here get it.

Palouse
07-30-2010, 11:30
I gotta get out of here. I haven't even shot my new TRP yet, and I'm thinking, "What's next?"

So after perusing this thread, I find myself on Gunbroker typing in, "RRA Limited Match." Good Lord, it's a disease.

Carrots
07-30-2010, 13:13
I just got word yesterday that a Limited Match 38 Super was available. The price is steep, $3300, and apparently this gun is already seeing interest and will likely go fast. I'd buy it myself, but I can't come up with the funds. This is without a doubt one of the best, if not the best Model RRA ever made, garanteed to shoot 1.5" at 50 yards. I'd really like to see someone here get it.

I told you on 7th July that they had this for sale. It was built in June IIRC, and so it does not appear to be going that fast :rofl:

The fact that this is the third forum that I have found you trying to sell these on makes me wonder about your intentions. Are you just an over excited fan boy or some sort of dealer?

They are nice guns and I have had four of them, but the closeout prices that you have posted are crazy. If they wern't then these guns would all be long gone.

Time to change the record.

38 Super Fan
07-30-2010, 14:09
I told you on 7th July that they had this for sale. It was built in June IIRC, and so it does not appear to be going that fast :rofl:

The fact that this is the third forum that I have found you trying to sell these on makes me wonder about your intentions. Are you just an over excited fan boy or some sort of dealer?

They are nice guns and I have had four of them, but the closeout prices that you have posted are crazy. If they wern't then these guns would all be long gone.

Time to change the record.
My dealer must be a little slow on the draw on that one, he told me it just became availble. :embarassed:
And yes, I'm an extrememly excited fan who thinks RRAs are just the best 1911s out there.:banana:

My sole intention is to put out the word that a NIB RRA can still be had, because the concensus out there seems to think that they quit making making them a long time ago.

I got quite a few PMs from members here who were interested, so I'm just keeping them updated and hoping that if anyone wants one that I can help. I certainly would have liked to had this information a few months ago, then I'd own more than one.

bac1023
08-01-2010, 09:28
I'm an extrememly excited fan who thinks RRAs are just the best 1911s out there.:banana:




They're certainly some of the best, epecially the Limited Match. :supergrin:

MD357
08-01-2010, 09:54
I gotta get out of here. I haven't even shot my new TRP yet, and I'm thinking, "What's next?"

So after perusing this thread, I find myself on Gunbroker typing in, "RRA Limited Match." Good Lord, it's a disease.

It is a disease and RRAs are really nice, but don't overpay. They aren't going to offer you anything over other semi-customs as they aren't really producing a good number of guns... creating as you can see...... hype.

Everyone take a deep breath, as they were made by mortals. :cool:

bac1023
08-01-2010, 10:53
I must admit that I'm as much to blame as anybody on the forum for giving RRA hype. :embarassed: Actually, I give hype to the Limited Match, not so much RRA in general even though they're all very nice. I tend to speak about the one I own and have experience with, which happens to be their top model anyway.

The Limited Match was an incredible value when they were built. They were selling for under $2500 with the Black T finish. They came with every feature you could possibly ask for, but still retained stunningly clean good looks. Build quality, of mine at least, matches any semi custom gun I own, including a Wilson Super Grade. Speaking of Wilsons, my Limited Match retains the smoothness of them, while matching the tightness of my Les Baers. Speaking of Les Baers, my Limited Match came standard with the best in industry accuracy guarantee that Baer charges $300 for (not that they matter much in real world shooting). I'll add that the parts fitting is excellent, the trigger crisp, the sights big and clear, even the plunger tube spring weight is perfect for the thumb safety. Kart NM barrels are nothing to sneeze at either. ;)

As with a lot of things, people tend to desire what they can't get anymore. With RRA not taking any new 1911 orders and very limited production when they did build them, the Limited Match is, likewise, not easy to find.

Guys, it may just be that I got a particularly great one, but the Limited Match that I own seems to take all the great qualities from my other semi customs and put them all together. By this I mean the smoothness of Wilson, the refinement of Ed Brown, the tightness of Les Baer, and the features of Nighthawk. Again, this is only my opinion and I'm only basing this opinion on one gun, but its sincerly how I feel. This would be one of the very last 1911s I'd ever get rid of and certainly the last semi custom I'd ever sell.

As MD mentioned, I also don't agree with the price gouging that's going on with RRAs right now, but those that really want them, are unfortunately paying that.

38 Super Fan
08-01-2010, 11:20
Well, I'm probably responsible for most of the recent RRA hype here. :whistling: I agree with Bac that they make/made a great pistol that was originally offered at a great price. Nowadays the prices have gotten quite high, but I feel the quality still easily matches the price.

With supplies dwindling I am of the opinion that if you've ever really wanted one, you probably should jump at the opportunity now because NIB RRAs are in exteremely short supply and aren't going to last a whole lot longer. But if I have worn this one out then I apoligize.

bac1023
08-01-2010, 12:46
NIB RRAs are in exteremely short supply and aren't going to last a whole lot longer.

Used RRAs are also in extremely short supply. ;)

asiparks
08-03-2010, 00:38
Love my RRA, one of my favorite 1911's, cost about $1500. At the time, that was a chunk less than comparable Browns and Wilsons, so I'd argue it was good value....At $2400, though, it's a bit murkier...
pics to show it indeed happened...

http://homepage.mac.com/asiparks/.Pictures/45%27s/CIMG0028.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/asiparks/.Pictures/45%27s/CIMG0020.jpg

Jim in MI
08-04-2010, 10:52
I have 2 RRA's , and they were $1500.

They were the best $1500 1911 out there, as they are comparable to 2k guns from other semi-custom makers.

No way are they worth the above prices. Just get a Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special and keep the difference.

solomansousana
08-04-2010, 11:26
I have 2 RRA's , and they were $1500.

They were the best $1500 1911 out there, as they are comparable to 2k guns from other semi-custom makers.

No way are they worth the above prices. Just get a Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special and keep the difference.

I too have multiple RRA 1911's and they are phenominal, but between the two of them I have nearly 4k invested. The kicker? My 999.00 dollar stainless Kimber Raptors are just as well made, dependable and as accurate or more accurate than my RRA.

MD357
08-04-2010, 12:31
I too have multiple RRA 1911's and they are phenominal, but between the two of them I have nearly 4k invested. The kicker? My 999.00 dollar stainless Kimber Raptors are just as well made, dependable and as accurate or more accurate than my RRA.

If you know what to look for there's a significant quality difference between a Kimber and a RRA. That $999 Kimber is riddled with mim for starters.

solomansousana
08-04-2010, 14:17
If you know what to look for there's a significant quality difference between a Kimber and a RRA. That $999 Kimber is riddled with mim for starters.

That's so true, but for all my carry weapons, they all go off to Wilsons to have bulletproof forged parts installed,, deburring, 5lb trigger, 1 bright front nightsite and 2 lowered brightness rear nightsites, then sent off to Metaloy for finishing.

I've been running a Springfield GI test bed on nothing but MIM parts now for almost 9k rounds or so, and no problems as yet, so MIM really isn't a factor for me other than I'm a 100% forged part person.

bac1023
08-04-2010, 17:51
I too have multiple RRA 1911's and they are phenominal, but between the two of them I have nearly 4k invested. The kicker? My 999.00 dollar stainless Kimber Raptors are just as well made, dependable and as accurate or more accurate than my RRA.

Wow.

Kimbers are not as well made, not be a longshot.

This is coming from a Kimber fan who carrires one everyday.

bac1023
08-04-2010, 17:52
I have 2 RRA's , and they were $1500.

They were the best $1500 1911 out there, as they are comparable to 2k guns from other semi-custom makers.

No way are they worth the above prices. Just get a Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special and keep the difference.

Try the Limited Match. :)

38 Super Fan
08-04-2010, 18:13
Try the Limited Match. :)

Yep, not all RRAs were the same. A Limited Match, or a Police Limited Competition were about as good as RRAs got. And I too have a Kimber and RRA, and there isn't much comparison, Kimbers are good guns but I haven't seen many(probably none)that come close to my RRA.

bac1023
08-04-2010, 21:23
Yep, not all RRAs were the same. A Limited Match, or a Police Limited Competition were about as good as RRAs got. And I too have a Kimber and RRA, and there isn't much comparison, Kimbers are good guns but I haven't seen many(probably none)that come close to my RRA.

Not at all.

I have Kimber's top 1911 in the Super Match II and while its a great pistol, its a far cry from the RRA Limited Match.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1752.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1724s.jpg

glock2740
08-04-2010, 21:26
Not at all.

I have Kimber's top 1911 in the Super Match II and while its a great pistol, its a far cry from the RRA Limited Match.


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http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1724s.jpg
I'll agree with that and I have 9 Kimbers and have never shot a Super Match or a RRA.

cornnutt
08-04-2010, 21:27
whats the price on basic one?

38 Super Fan
08-04-2010, 21:51
OK, I've been looking at the finish on yours for a while now Bac, and I got to ask, did you have yours done in "black T" at the factory? That stuff looks great, I wish I could have got that on mine, but I understand the gentleman who did that finish at RRA passed away. Does anyone else do that finish?

bac1023
08-04-2010, 22:03
OK, I've been looking at the finish on yours for a while now Bac, and I got to ask, did you have yours done in "black T" at the factory? That stuff looks great, I wish I could have got that on mine, but I understand the gentleman who did that finish at RRA passed away. Does anyone else do that finish?

His son does it now.

It was the factory option, but it was still done by Walter Birdsong.

38 Super Fan
08-04-2010, 22:35
His son does it now.

It was the factory option, but it was still done by Walter Birdsong.
Thanks Bac, I might have mine done in that finish, that is really sharp.:supergrin:

38 Super Fan
08-04-2010, 23:10
whats the price on basic one?

I think $2400 for a Carry Model or Tactical. They are getting pretty steep.:crying:

bac1023
08-05-2010, 05:42
I think $2400 for a Carry Model or Tactical. They are getting pretty steep.:crying:

Yep.

You used to be able to get the Limited Match for that much.