You might think of Rock River Arms as an AR manufacturer but in reality the company’s first gun ever was a 1911. Decades later, they’re going back to their handgun roots (can I get a “hell yeah” from my fellow handgun lovers?).
At SHOT 2018 they had a polymer 1911 at their booth – that was in addition to the classic steel-framed 1911s – one boasting a width only fractionally broader than standard single-stacks. This month I spent some time with Rock River Arms running their newest guns and was pleased to see the poly 1911 on the table.
It shot reliably, it’s accurate, and the grip size fit my hands nicely. I haven’t fired it at great enough length to put out a full review today, but thought you might like some pictures and specs. The models at the event appeared well-made with good fitment and secure bushings. Yes, I am a fan of quality 1911s, and I’m excited to get more trigger time with these guns in the near future.
The Government-sized poly 1911 is shipping now and there’s going to be a bit of a wait for the Commander-sized poly 1911.
- .45 ACP
- 5-inch Chrome Moly Barrel, 1:16 LH Twist
- Polymer Frame and Mainspring Housing
- Steel Frame Insert
- Steel Slide
- Aluminum Speed Trigger
- Commander Hammer
- Beavertail Grip Safety
- Parkerized Finish
- RRA Overmolded Grips
- RRA Dovetail Front and Rear Sights
- Weight 2.04 Pounds
- Includes two 7 Round Magazines, Lock, RRA Case, and RRA Warranty