Rock Island Armory 9mm 1911

This past week I spent some time out in Iowa doing some ammo testing for a project I have coming up. I decided to bring the Rock Island 1911 out to test their 9mm offerings, and as usual I was completely satisfied with its performance. The video is mostly me just messing around and wasting ammo, but it’s neat to see how flat the gun runs with 147gr match ammo.

As of today, the Rock Island has 3040 rounds on it…still with zero failures of any type. This gun is absolutely a triumph, and one of my favorite guns of all time.


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  1. I’ve loved my Rock Island 9mm for years. I always hear about the folks who have issues with 1911’s in 9mm… I don’t know what they’re talking about!

  2. Does the Rock Island have a ramped barrel like a Springfield or does it use a frame ramp/barrel ramp combo like Colt uses?

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