Rock Island Armory 1911 Tactical II

The Rock Island Armory (RIA) line of pistols is manufactured by Armscor in Marikina City, Philippines, and distributed in America by Armscor USA out of Pahrump, Nev. From foreign shores to U.S. production, Rock Island Armory is a company with an intriguing history and heritage, but it also builds a comprehensive line of M1911 pistols to suit almost any need and budget.

While many of company's pistols are basic, value-priced clones of the U.S. Military G.I. M1911-A1, its Tactical line includes models that have been fitted with features and upgrades. Last year, Armscor expanded its line of Tactical II FS pistols to include two versions in 10 mm.

A modern interpretation of the M1911, the 10 mm Tactical II possesses competition-style sights—fiber-optic front and fully-adjustable rear—a flared magazine well, aggressively-textured G10 stocks and a full-length guide rod. The latter necessitates the use of a paperclip to retain the spring during disassembly.

For more information, check out the video embedded below, hosted by American Rifleman's Joseph Kurtenbach, or go to

Technical Specifications:

Action Type: semi-automatic, recoil-operated center-fire pistol
Caliber: 10 mm Auto
Slide: Parkerized forged steel
Sights: orange fiber-optic front, fully-adjustable rear
Frame: Parkerized cast steel
Trigger: single-action, 6-lb., 6-oz. pull
Magazine: detachable box; eight-round capacity
Barrel Length: 5"
Rifling: six-groove, 1:16" RH
Overall Length: 89⁄16"
Width: 1¼"
Height: 5¾"
Weight: 43 ozs.
MSRP: $737

For Further Reading:
Review: Rock Island Armory 1911 Tactical II
Affordable 1911s with Rock Island Armory
SHOT Show 2013: Rock Island Armory 10 mm 1911
SHOT Show 2014: Rock Island Armory 22 TCM


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1 Response to Rock Island Armory 1911 Tactical II

Brian wrote:
April 07, 2014

The Rock Island 10 mm is my new favorite pistol. I have had mine for about a month and put about 300 rounds down range without any issues. It is the most accurate pistol I own. I have several 1911 model pistols from S&W to Springfield . I also have a glock 20 and the RI 10mm will out shoot them all. My shooting buddies won't let me shoot it when we are in competition with each other. It's a great pistol.