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drc767
12-01-2010, 08:04
I have the opportunity to pick up a like new Rock River Basic Carry sight unseen and am looking for some feedback. I have never handled any of the RRA 1911's, but have read some very favorable reviews on them. I am just wondering if anyone has a Basic Carry, and if so, how do you like it? Quality of build? Comparison to the other Mfg.'s, ect. Brian seems to have a postive view of them, which is always a good sign. Any thoughts on what I should expect?

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/RRABasicCarry7.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/RRABasicCarry8.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/RRABasicCarry9.jpg

bac1023
12-01-2010, 08:10
Well, you have my feedback and I think most others will agree.

RRAs rock :rock:





I hope you get it. You need one in your fine collection. :)

lawdog734
12-01-2010, 08:10
You keep buying 1911s at this rate you're going to pass Brian

drc767
12-01-2010, 08:16
You keep buying 1911s at this rate you're going to pass Brian

Nah....I don't have anywhere close to that kind of collection. I am not even sure I will keep the RRA. I figured the price was decent enough that I could get my money back if I decided it was not for me. I am not sure about a park'd pistol, but that is an easy enough fix down the road if I decide to keep it. It sure does look like a nice pistol from the photos I was sent.

bac1023
12-01-2010, 08:22
You keep buying 1911s at this rate you're going to pass Brian

I hope he does, actually. :thumbsup:

Hokie1911
12-01-2010, 08:31
That's a really nice looking gun. Very clean lines.

bac1023
12-01-2010, 08:36
Beautiful gun Dave.

I hope you keep it. I like the fact that it has no FCS. :)

drc767
12-01-2010, 08:43
I like the fact that it has no FCS. :)

Me too.....And it is just screaming for a solid trigger!! :)

Hokie1911
12-01-2010, 08:48
Me too.....And it is just screaming for a solid trigger!! :)

:faint:

bac1023
12-01-2010, 08:54
Me too.....And it is just screaming for a solid trigger!! :)


Yeah, I actually thought about changing my RRA to a solid trigger, as I like them better now than the 3-hole, especially the short model. However, I want to keep it bone stock, as it came from RRA.

I know I could always change it back, but I just don't want to mess with this 1911 at all.

I love it for what it is. :)



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

drc767
12-01-2010, 08:59
Yeah, I actually thought about changing my RRA to a solid trigger, as I like them better now than the 3-hole, especially the short model. However, I want to keep it bone stock, as it came from RRA.

I know I could always change it back, but I just don't want to mess with this 1911 at all.

I love it for what it is. :)



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

Every time I see that picture, I cannot stop looking at it. It is such a beautiful pistol!!!

thecableguy
12-01-2010, 09:01
Every time I see that picture, I cannot stop looking at it. It is such a beautiful pistol!!!
And now you can own your own so you don't have to look at the pictures anymore.

drc767
12-01-2010, 09:12
And now you can own your own so you don't have to look at the pictures anymore.

The Basic Carry does not really come close to that Limited Match, though....

bac1023
12-01-2010, 09:13
Every time I see that picture, I cannot stop looking at it. It is such a beautiful pistol!!!

Thanks Dave.

Is yours Black T? Its hard to tell from the pics.

thecableguy
12-01-2010, 09:15
The Basic Carry does not really come close to that Limited Match, though....

You have a point there but at least you would have an RRA.

rsxr22
12-01-2010, 09:18
Congrats!! They are awesome guns, i had the opportunity to handle one at a show a month ago and was amazed at the quality. There probably one of my favorite's out there

bac1023
12-01-2010, 09:18
The Basic Carry does not really come close to that Limited Match, though....

I don't remember the actually differences in features and, obviously, the website is no longer a help.

Quack
12-01-2010, 09:22
Congrats!!!
it's a POS, so you should send it to me ;)

i'll trade you my Pro Operator for it...oh wait you have one on the way :animlol:

bac1023
12-01-2010, 09:24
Congrats!!!
it's a POS, so you should send it to me ;)

i'll trade you my Pro Operator for it...oh wait you have one on the way :animlol:

:rofl:

BlayGlock
12-01-2010, 09:41
My first semi-custom 1911 was an RRA basic carry. It did not have night sights. Other than that it was okay and the workmanship was good. They will still fix them under warranty as well, mine had to have a new front sight installed because it was shooting low. If it is a good deal I bet you could make some money on it.

brzusa.1911
12-01-2010, 10:13
That is an awesome pistol, congrats!!!

38 Super Fan
12-01-2010, 10:21
Good looking gun drc. :cool: I've never handled any RRAs besides my own LMs, but a good deal on any RRA is pretty hard to pass up.

glock2740
12-01-2010, 10:31
Me too.....And it is just screaming for a solid trigger!! :)
No it's not. It's screaming "Leave my trigger alone and hardchrome me, then sell me to Joe!"

:rofl:

Quack
12-01-2010, 10:34
No it's not. It's screaming "Put a flat trigger on me, then give it to Quack!"

:rofl:


Fixed it for you :tongueout::rofl:

bac1023
12-01-2010, 10:36
Fixed it for you :tongueout::rofl:

:animlol:

glock2740
12-01-2010, 10:45
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1724s.jpg

:hearts::perfect10::hearts:

glock2740
12-01-2010, 10:48
Fixed it for you :tongueout::rofl:
:rofl:

bac1023
12-01-2010, 11:11
:hearts::perfect10::hearts:

Thanks Joe :)

drc767
12-01-2010, 11:18
Thanks Dave.

Is yours Black T? Its hard to tell from the pics.

To the best of my knowledge, it is parkerized.

bac1023
12-01-2010, 11:22
To the best of my knowledge, it is parkerized.

Yeah, I guess so.

That was the BC's standard finish. It looks like good parking though, at least from the pics.

samuse
12-01-2010, 11:35
I know everbody just loves Rock Rivers, but I had the exact same gun that you just posted pics of and it wasn't too hot.

It shot well, but the frame had been clearanced too much at the dustcover, leaving a nasty gap that you could see through, exposing the recoil spring. AND, the spring plug hole was drilled oversized so the plug wobbled around and sat crooked.

It was about as cosmetically nice as a Springfield Loaded.

Everytime I looked at it and thought about the $1750 it cost, I wanted to :puking::puking:



I'd look at any 1911 before buying it.

glock2740
12-01-2010, 12:23
I know everbody just loves Rock Rivers, but I had the exact same gun that you just posted pics of and it wasn't too hot.

It shot well, but the frame had been clearanced too much at the dustcover, leaving a nasty gap that you could see through, exposing the recoil spring. AND, the spring plug hole was drilled oversized so the plug wobbled around and sat crooked.

It was about as cosmetically nice as a Springfield Loaded.

Everytime I looked at it and thought about the $1750 it cost, I wanted to :puking::puking:



I'd look at any 1911 before buying it.
You sure that wasn't a Rock Island you're talking about? :tongueout: IIRC, RRA will still honor warranty work on their 1911's. If it's as bad as you're saying, I'd at least give them a call and maybe shoot them some pictures and see what they had to say about it.

drc767
12-01-2010, 12:28
I know everbody just loves Rock Rivers, but I had the exact same gun that you just posted pics of and it wasn't too hot.

It shot well, but the frame had been clearanced too much at the dustcover, leaving a nasty gap that you could see through, exposing the recoil spring. AND, the spring plug hole was drilled oversized so the plug wobbled around and sat crooked.

It was about as cosmetically nice as a Springfield Loaded.

Everytime I looked at it and thought about the $1750 it cost, I wanted to :puking::puking:



I'd look at any 1911 before buying it.


....as in the same EXACT (as in same serial number) pistol, or a Basic Carry just like it??

bac1023
12-01-2010, 14:02
....as in the same EXACT (as in same serial number) pistol, or a Basic Carry just like it??

I hope not. :shocked:

drc767
12-01-2010, 14:38
I hope not. :shocked:

It is not.....I got an email from the seller who saw this thread and made it very clear that this is not the same pistol. I have done several deals with the seller and he has always done me right....I have no reason expect anything different on this deal. I am looking forward to getting this thing. Looks pretty dang cool....

bac1023
12-01-2010, 14:53
It is not.....I got an email from the seller who saw this thread and made it very clear that this is not the same pistol. I have done several deals with the seller and he has always done me right....I have no reason expect anything different on this deal. I am looking forward to getting this thing. Looks pretty dang cool....

Cool. :cool:

I'm looking forward to you getting it as well. :thumbsup:

samuse
12-01-2010, 16:54
I just noticed the Ed Brown beavertail, mine had an S&A, so it definitely is not the same gun....

EdMac87
12-01-2010, 18:56
I own a RRA Basic Carry and LOVE IT!

I have gone through 6 different 1911's and the only one I will never sell is the RRA.

They are definitely built like Baers. Very tight, accurate.

I got mine for $1500 NIB 18 months ago and would drop that again if i had the chance.

thecableguy
12-01-2010, 19:11
So did you get it yet?:supergrin:

drc767
12-01-2010, 19:26
I should have it next week.

thecableguy
12-01-2010, 19:34
You can't resist the powers of GT. :rofl:

glock2740
12-01-2010, 19:41
I should have it next week.
Can't wait to hear how it shoots.

sdsnet
12-01-2010, 20:15
The picture of Bac's RRA is what I measure all other 1911's against as far as looks go. I would love to own one. If you find one you can afford, my advice would be to buy it.

bac1023
12-01-2010, 20:27
I should have it next week.

:banana:

bac1023
12-01-2010, 20:28
You can't resist the powers of GT. :rofl:

:rofl::rofl:

Who can?

I know I can't. ;)

bac1023
12-01-2010, 20:29
Can't wait to hear how it shoots.

:agree:

I'm looking forward to Dave's pics and impressions.

bac1023
12-01-2010, 20:30
The picture of Bac's RRA is what I measure all other 1911's against as far as looks go.

Wow.

That's a hell of a compliment. Thanks :wavey:

Tactical black
12-01-2010, 20:36
Congrats she looks real nice. :cool:

ultraspec
12-01-2010, 21:19
Do they have any more in stock where you are buying this one at?

glock2740
12-01-2010, 21:21
Do they have any more in stock where you are buying this one at?
I doubt it. They quit making them 2-3 years ago.

bac1023
12-01-2010, 21:37
Do they have any more in stock where you are buying this one at?

Good luck with that. ;)

Patrick R
12-01-2010, 22:42
Are the Rock Island 45s Mil Spec?

I'm thinking of a base gun for a build.

drc767
12-01-2010, 22:50
Are the Rock Island 45s Mil Spec?

I'm thinking of a base gun for a build.

You talking about Rock River or Rock Island?? Big, big difference......

Patrick R
12-01-2010, 23:06
Sorry. I wiil have to study up on Rock River 1911s.

bac1023
12-02-2010, 06:50
Are the Rock Island 45s Mil Spec?

I'm thinking of a base gun for a build.

You talking about Rock River or Rock Island?? Big, big difference......

Sorry. I wiil have to study up on Rock River 1911s.


Yeah, there's a big difference between the two. ;)


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_3725.jpg

Tactical black
12-02-2010, 08:19
Are the Rock Island 45s Mil Spec?

I'm thinking of a base gun for a build.

I'm pretty sure Rock Islands are not Mil Spec and certainly wouldn't use one for a base gun they make decent starter 1911's but you would be much better off getting a Springfield GI or Mil Spec or a Colt for a base gun IMO.

bac1023
12-02-2010, 08:23
Yeah, I wouldn't start off with a Rock Island for a build.

To me , they're great 1911s for $400-$500 that you just shoot out of the box.