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  1. Rock Island Armory
    Hello all, I just acquired a 51679 and am looking into various out of the box upgrades to do to it. I am keeping the factory trigger so I know I will have to tune up the internals to lower the trigger pull a bit. I am looking to use it in Steel Challenge and USPSA. Anything else you all can...
  2. Rock Island Armory
    Hi all, new to the 1911 world. I just purchased a RIA Tac Ultra 9mm FS HC and was wondering what aftermarket grip options look like. I am aware that most 1911 grips do not seem to fit. Ideally the grips have decent bite as I do a bit of competition shooting. Also red and black grips would be...
  3. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    I just finished my first build using a 10MM/.40 S&W RIA kit, which unfortunately didn't include the reverse bushing and the ejector pin was faulty, so I put the gun together without the recoil spring, guide rod, and ejector just to get everything else fitted and try some function testing. Upon...
  4. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    I recently purchased a new RIA 1911 (.45) One of the first things I like to do with a new firearm is practice with a laser cartridge. Normally, when I insert the cartridge into a new gun and give it a click, the little red flash is aligned almost perfectly with the sites. Much to my surprise...
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