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pmwglock19
07-07-2012, 07:17
Saw a review in a gun mag on the new plastic Rock River 1911. Would anyone consider buying one? I believe the price is $800.

nastytrigger
07-07-2012, 07:31
I saw pics from SHOT. I'm not really interested in it, for myself. I am interested in its construction and seeing how well it works, and sells.

I miss RRA's 'regular' 1911's...

nastytrigger
07-07-2012, 07:34
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pmwglock19
07-07-2012, 07:38
I saw the pics also and it does look interesting. Would like to shoot it and see how it compares to the metal 1911.

glock2740
07-07-2012, 08:16
I want to see and hold one in person before I make a final decision on them. I have a Rock River 1911 and AR-15. Both are top notch quality. I can't RRA putting out something that was of below par quality.

FLIPPER 348
07-07-2012, 08:21
I'd happily buy one for that price.

jakebrake
07-07-2012, 08:28
put me in the "i'd like to test drive it first" camp.

Officer's Match
07-07-2012, 08:29
Best looking poly1911 I've seen.

pmwglock19
07-07-2012, 08:50
I would think this would be another quality product from RRA. Hopefully it will be at Camp Perry National matches at their store this year to handle.

rock185
07-07-2012, 14:14
I owned a couple of RRs back when they were made with steel frames. I thought maybe they were on to something here with the polymer frames, but now, I'm not so sure. I read a review that indicated they decided to make the frames considerably larger than a traditional single stack gun. The reviewer wrote that the RR without grips, is still thicker than a traditional single stack 1911 with grips. Sounds basically like a double stack sized grip on a single stack pistol...:dunno:

glock2740
07-07-2012, 16:03
I owned a couple of RRs back when they were made with steel frames. I thought maybe they were on to something here with the polymer frames, but now, I'm not so sure. I read a review that indicated they decided to make the frames considerably larger than a traditional single stack gun. The reviewer wrote that the RR without grips, is still thicker than a traditional single stack 1911 with grips. Sounds basically like a double stack sized grip on a single stack pistol...:dunno:
Where did you read that review? I was under the impression that it is built on regular 1911 specs.

bac1023
07-07-2012, 16:31
It's not for me, but I'd like to see how it does.

Jason D
07-07-2012, 16:55
I'd think about it, but I am firmly in the camp about seeing one in person first.

ca survivor
07-07-2012, 16:55
I will buy one, is the 1911 Glock refuses to make :rofl:

PlasticGuy
07-07-2012, 17:23
It's not something I would normally buy, but I'll admit that I'm very curious. I want to handle one and make up my own mind.

Veedubklown
07-07-2012, 19:12
I dig the crap out of em, and thought they were awesome from the SHOT footage. There was a thread here a while back during shot, and I thought it just great. I also really dig the new RIA 22TCM double-stack with the 9mm barrel. But, I already shoot a polymer double-stack 1911.

ipscshooter
07-08-2012, 12:56
The reviewer wrote that the RR without grips, is still thicker than a traditional single stack 1911 with grips. Sounds basically like a double stack sized grip on a single stack pistol...:dunno:

I saw this too. I don't get the point of a double stack grip size on a single stack gun. Must be cost, unless it's a test bed for true double stack similar to 2011 at some point in the future.

PlasticGuy
07-08-2012, 13:58
I saw this too. I don't get the point of a double stack grip size on a single stack gun. Must be cost, unless it's a test bed for true double stack similar to 2011 at some point in the future.
It's actually an in-between size. It is thicker than a metal framed single stack, but smaller in circumference than a true double stack. It was necessary to make it thicker to get enough rigidity from it. It might help distribute recoil. Then again, it might be a little harder to conceal. That's why I want to handle one and find out.

ipscshooter
07-08-2012, 15:10
It's actually an in-between size. ....

I saw this in the article. Shooting Illustrated, I think.

In any case, the polymer frame would sure cut down on finishing costs, and also allow many color options, as shown on RRA website.

As said, there may be cost savings in machining, as well.

The upper and FC parts appear to be good quality. May be worth a look.

dnuggett
07-08-2012, 17:18
No thanks. I don't see what I'd gain besides a weight reduction. I don't think the 1911 needs a diet. Besides from what I read above, this one lost some weight and got fatter. :wow:

Jason D
07-09-2012, 15:30
I was a little disappointed RR didn't have them at Camp Perry this year.

Spats McGee
07-09-2012, 15:54
I'll join the "like-to-know-more" camp. I like the idea of a polymer 1911, but I'd need to get my hands on one before I'd say, "I'll take it."

TTM65
07-10-2012, 02:13
More plastic crap. I would not spend anywhere near that on a plastic gun. There is a reason the 1911's from years past are still in service today,NO plastic.

rock185
07-10-2012, 02:20
The review that I read was by Layne Simpson in the August edition of Shooting Times, beginning on page 50.

bac1023
07-10-2012, 04:54
The review that I read was by Layne Simpson in the August edition of Shooting Times, beginning on page 50.

I'll have to check it out...

SigFTW
07-10-2012, 08:03
It's not for me. I will keep an eye on how it does, may be it will fail and then they will go back an all steel frame.:whistling:

pmwglock19
07-11-2012, 08:21
Jason D is the Rock River store open at Camp Perry? I thought they didn't open until the high caliber competition started.

Nakanokalronin
07-11-2012, 14:21
The fact that it's heavier than many Government sized aluminum framed 1911s throws it off my radar. Will be interesting to see how poly frame flex and a platform known for it's accuracy and tight tolerances go together.

Jason D
07-11-2012, 16:49
Jason D is the Rock River store open at Camp Perry? I thought they didn't open until the high caliber competition started.

They sure are.
Lots of AR's and parts. Good prices on them too. I nearly bought an M4A2 type carbine for 7 in a half, but passed because I had to get a gun fixed.

Not a single 1911 in sight though, which was a let down.
They had a guy in from I believe Clark Custom guns repairing them though.

pmwglock19
07-11-2012, 18:07
I bought an A2 a couple of years ago at Camp Perry. For $4.00 more I got a national match rifle. Yes they do have great prices on their ar-15's.

Jason D
07-11-2012, 20:21
I bought an A2 a couple of years ago at Camp Perry. For $4.00 more I got a national match rifle. Yes they do have great prices on their ar-15's.

They had a nice one hanging on the wall this year for if I recall correctly about 950.00.



Back when I got into Highpower (12 years or so) I was looking for a DCM match rifle. I ended up going with a Bushmaster DCM. I did get to pick my barrel, sights, trigger, and weighting options.

It ended up coming in at just over 1300 bucks.


It's a very good rifle, but I feel for the money the RRA would have been a better buy. The RRA's gun is a hell of a bargain.

Diesel McBadass
07-18-2012, 11:36
Looks cool, i heard the old steel ones were rock solid and theres cool color options, and i can still put on grips i want

one thing though, can you add a magwell? Prob not and it looks like from pics they got no beveling at all

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
07-18-2012, 12:05
I think its cool that we see a polymer 1911 that can actually use standard 1911 grips. But, we'll see when it actually makes it out into the real world